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Tichy Oil/NG storage tank
Great detail.


Not a snap to assemble, but very rewarding.
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Discussion Starter · #104 ·
Occasional quality issues
Now and then one slips through.

Athearn SD39

Took this photo just before returning it to the LHS.
Disgusting glue job! Plus it's not straight.
The replacement is fine.
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Discussion Starter · #105 · (Edited)
Downtown Deco
Great structure kits

From their Addams Ave series.

Most of their stuff follows a theme.
Superb urethane, metal, and plastic parts.
Great awnings & signage.
This one was fun.
Instructions are mediocre.
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Discussion Starter · #106 ·
Brush cleaners & conditioners

1,) Masters
2.) Mona Lisa

Both are available at Hobby Lobby.
(Don't order Mona Lisa by mail... they tend to leak in transport).
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Woodland Scenics figures...
Some are about as good as Preiser.

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Discussion Starter · #110 ·
I know...
You gotta preview 'em at the LHS.
These were pretty good, so I scoffed 'em up for a road gang that's already got half a dozen Preisers.
They'll blend.
 

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Discussion Starter · #111 ·
Hunter's shack for Pines Nest
An A-frame-roof shanty from Conowingo Models... a quick easy build.
Got it from an LHS... can't find it on their website.
Rail Scale shake shingles.
(Sorry, but I cropped out a bottle of booze in two pics).
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Trees
Grand Central Gems.

My favorites...
They're not cheap. Get them at shows. Stock up!
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Tangent 40' PS-1 boxcar
Really nice detail.


MSRP is $53.
Got it way cheaper from our 'train pimp'.
I've always liked this NP herald.
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Athearn RTR detail
Since 2016 or so... is vastly improved!

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Discussion Starter · #116 ·
Atlas 3D printed HO fire hydrants
Red color.
Online price is $8 for 8.
I got them from LHS shelves for $6 and no shipping.
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Discussion Starter · #118 ·
As far as affordable quality kits...
You won't find better than Accurail.

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Discussion Starter · #119 ·
VEGETATION
Don't sell Faller short
They do offer some nice stuff.

Faller GMBH
is currently the only company that offers Forsythia bushes.

Forsythia is a beautiful (but extremely invasive) plant with bright yellow blossoms.
Once it takes hold, it's almost impossible to get rid of it. It sprouts from root rizomes, and spreads like wild kudzu.

If you have farmland, open fields, barns, abandoned structures, or urban landscape, Forsythia needs a place on the property.
Faller offers its Forsythia either exclusively, or grouped with Blackthorn and other varieties.

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Discussion Starter · #120 · (Edited)
NEW AIRBRUSH MODEL
Harder & Steenbeck Ultra 2.0
The best becomes more affordable.


The H&S Infinity CR+ 2-in-1 airbrush is hands down the finest airbrush on the planet, and it's priced accordingly... $300 on sale.
I got mine as a birthday gift three years ago, and I can honestly say that it changed the entire airbrush experience for me.
I still use my Badger Patriot a lot, but when pure finesse and intricate detail are needed, the H/S Infinity has no peers.

New product:
Harder & Steenbeck has recently introduced a more affordable (entry level) version that lists for $90, and is currently on sale at Spraygunner for $72.
It's called the "Ultra".

The Ultra doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the Infinity, but it's getting very good reviews.
I hear it's a bit difficult to clean and backflush, but it's super easy to use.

Ultra's Basic details:
Double action, gravity feed.
Comes with a 0.2mm nozzle, and a 2ml gravity cup. A 0.4mm nozzle, and a 5ml cup are available.
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