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O scale Life Preserver
Posted by halrey On 04/19/2019 At 4:01:09 PM
I have be fooling around trying to make some life preservers, this one was laser cut then carved, good thing I don't need dozens...
Hal


2019 Tribute Challenge Final Photos
Posted by Dutchman On 04/15/2019 At 07:51:06 AM
Please post your final photos for the Tribute Challenge in this thread. Many thanks!

Looking for a PDF template
Posted by engineerkyle On 04/11/2019 At 08:38:16 AM

Hi All,

I'm scratch building a water tower, and I need to make a roof for it, preferably hexagonal. Does anyone have a template for this they can share?

Thanks in advance.

EK
builders in scale/c.c.crow
Posted by kebmo On 03/29/2019 At 11:27:12 AM
i placed an order for silverwood stain two weeks ago. i paid with paypal immediately. i never received an acknowledgement of the order. i have emailed them 3 times requesting confirmation and a receipt (I have the paypal receipt)
does anyone here know if they are still in business or if this is normal for them?
sierra west scale models railroad camp-O scale
Posted by kebmo On 03/18/2019 At 1:28:02 PM
Finished up O'Neil's (waiting for a friend's wife to bring photog lighting etc over to take final pics.
yesterday I started on the SWSM Railroad camp.

i grained and stained the boards yesterday:



and this morning i damp brushed the boards with red iron oxide acrylic craft paint:

Rookie takes on RDA's J&J Tool
Posted by JWNoank On 03/17/2019 At 8:13:45 PM
New Here, and to repeat just a wee bit from the arrival track, I've been accumulating kits and equipment for over 30 years and the time as come to slay one of the dragons. I selected from the collection RDA's J&J Tool because, to be honest, if I make a complete hash of it I can live with the loss, and if I feel bad about it, an injection molded version still is available. So, without further ado, assuming I can figure out the arcane procedures for posting photos I'll get on with it.

But first a bit of warning: work will probably proceed sporadically at best. I welcome any and all constructive criticism, if you think it might offend then please contact me off line.

OK then:

Hopefully there are two photos of the main stone structure in the clamping stage on the kitchen table. This is one of the first kits I acquired and it has substantial urethane resin castings of no fixed thickness. First step was to square up the backs of the four walls, which prompted my wife to dub this project "The Stinky Building." There was a lot of truing and sanding in an attempt to get opposite sides to match, and a fair amount of material had to be removed. In the end, I think I got fairly close. I used 5-minute epoxy to bind everything together, and used 1/4" strip wood in the corners to reinforce things. Squadron green putty was then applied to disguise the seams. Once that hardened I chipped away at things to try and blend things into a hopefully harmonious whole. I also tried the old plastic ship modelers dodge of using white glue to try and hide a seam where the putty was insufficient or else would contribute to rather than alleviate the problem (I think). I live in hopes that the prime coat will hide a multitude of sins.
And here we arrive at something that I'm not sure about. How best to proceed: should I prime with grey auto primer, or a flat white enamel? Should I then follow with a tan paint? The structure will be sited in Southern New England and I'm sort of using the Bradford Soap factory in West Warwick, RI as a guide (the old Valley Queen Mill: more on that at a later date) and that building is more brownish gray than grayish brown, if that makes any sense.

Ah, bugger it! Can't upload pictures keep getting Operation not allowed. As they say, more to follow
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I am just starting out in Z scale. I am interested in the CNE around 1899-1904. There is nothing out there in Z in this era of rail.
One thing that led me to the site was the early rail threads. I hope I can learn a lot here. I have joined and look forward to time spent here.
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Getting back into model railroading after two decade hiatus. Starting a modest layout based loosely on the South Pacific Coast and Ocean Shore in California and am getting lots of inspiration by admiring the great work shown on this site.
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Great site, lots of resources. Getting back into MR after many years. Designing Alaska Railroad Whittier Marine Railroad Barge Terminal
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Great site, lots of modelling ideas.
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Nice site. Enjoyed looking around. Am in the early stages of designing a layout. As a kid, I ran Super O track and am considering making the layout using Super O track. Availability of wider radius curves is an issue. Will prob end up modifying the existing (36" dia circle) curves to increase diameters to 60" (5'),72" (6'),& 84" (7'). So, I was just looking around hoping to get some layout ideas.
Tom
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Just looking at your forum/blog.
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