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Old 01-09-2020, 09:40 AM   #31
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Thanks Al. Gilbert track is 40 inch diameter and K-Line is 54 diameter. Not as tight of
a circle. Wider. Gilbert and K-Line connect to each other. And looks pretty much the same.
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Old 01-09-2020, 09:43 AM   #32
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So the curved tracks r longer is that what u mean
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:02 AM   #33
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Yes, they are longer. Still takes 12 pieces to make a circle. Same as Gilbert.
Gilbert is called 20 inch radius. K-Line is 27. Longer locomotives like bigger
circles (curves).
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Old 01-09-2020, 10:03 AM   #34
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Ok thanks for the info
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Old 01-10-2020, 01:10 AM   #35
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Quote:
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I found a little bottle of Testors white paint. It was dried up.
Also found a bottle of Testors thinner. I broke up some small
chunks of white paint and added thinner. It worked. Got some
paint out of it. Here is a before and an after pic. I think it is better
and more important is I can live with it. I used a tooth pick. I
use the 2 foot rule - If it looks fine from 2 feet away then it is fine.
And it does.

Attachment 521526



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Not perfect but better. LOL, if you squint a bit it looks fine.
Mopac it looks good to me. Not only that, when it is running on the track, who will notice? I also subscribe to the 2 foot rule. I always try and get things looking the best I can. If something isn't 100% then the 2 foot rule applies!

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Old 01-10-2020, 01:19 AM   #36
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So the curved tracks r longer is that what u mean
If you can find the K-Line track you will love it for the wider, broader curve look. It just look better. All of my curves are K-Line. I bought mine back when it was still being produced. Now it can be hard to find and maybe a little pricey but worth it.
Train shows and eBay are your main sources.

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Old 01-11-2020, 01:57 PM   #37
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I am sure I will like the K-Line curves. It is hard to find. I check ebay everyday for it.
Some will show up. I got 14 pieces off ebay and 9 pieces from flyernut. I always have my eyes and ears open for it. My northerns will run on the Gilbert track but you can tell it is a bit tight. For my new layout (if I ever get it built) I want 2 loops of it. And 2 loops of Gilbert. Layout will have an offset so I need 36 pieces of K-Line. 13 more to go. The 14 pieces off ebay came from a train shop in Ohio. I still have not checked at local train shops around here. Need to do that. I was at a train show 2
months ago. A seller had a few pieces of AF stuff. I asked him if he had any K-Line track. He said "you know, I think I do in
a box under the table". I got all excited. Turned out to be K-Line 3 rail O gauge track. There was a seller on ebay that had some. But it was brand new track and he wanted more than I wanted to pay. LOL, he was proud of it. He did sell it.

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Old 01-13-2020, 10:49 AM   #38
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I found a little bottle of Testors white paint. It was dried up.
Also found a bottle of Testors thinner. I broke up some small
chunks of white paint and added thinner. It worked. Got some
paint out of it. Here is a before and an after pic. I think it is better
and more important is I can live with it. I used a tooth pick. I
use the 2 foot rule - If it looks fine from 2 feet away then it is fine.
And it does.

Attachment 521526



Attachment 521528

Not perfect but better. LOL, if you squint a bit it looks fine.
Looks fine mopac. In a pinch you can also use a gel type CA or epoxy to fill in any cracks and if the insulators are the bright white ones, a white out pen for corrections on documents works well.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:09 AM   #39
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Looks good to me nice
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