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  • You could use a little J-B Weld to fill in that place Russ.

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      Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


      You could use a little J-B Weld to fill in that place Russ.



      Hmmmm...Good thought, Mike. Might be able to frame it off and do some body 'n fender work. Where can I get this J-B Weld?

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      • Any auto parts or hardware store as well as the box stores like Lowe's and Home Depot should carry it Russ.

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          Originally posted by Tyson Rayles


          Any auto parts or hardware store as well as the box stores like Lowe's and Home Depot should carry it Russ.



          Just checked Homer Depot on line...they have it. I'll give it a try. Thanks, Mike!

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          • Anyone deal with Bob McCarthy of "The Supply Car". I am ending my venture back into S scale narrow gauge because the inability to get the Tomalco detail parts from him.

            I ordered the parts on May 31 using Paypal. After numerous phone calls and e-mails, he blames me for not getting the parts. He was short headlights and I told him to ship them when he got them. That was six weeks ago. I asked for the parts or a refund. He tells me the parts are in a box waiting for my payment. I sent him the Paypal info saying he received the payment. He is sending me a refund, go figure.

            Then the S scale people wonder why the scale is moribund.

            Harold

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            • Hello, Harold...

              I had a similar experience in dealing with Turner Model Works...long delay, no email responses, etc. I finally sent an email to Turner with a quote from his own website about customer service being a priority, etc. etc. and how that related to my order. He got back with me explaining about the office staff being behind in the orders, him doing shows, and blah, blah. Great products, lousy follow through. I'll keep your experience in mind.

              Russ

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              • That is the problem with minority scales too many "vanity" owners. All the "in" guys are taken care of and screw the rest.

                Amazingly the Sn3 axles from Markits I ordered at the same time came back in a month. They are a custom product. The owner, Mark Arscott, apologized for the slow turn around and only being able to work 17/19 hours a day.

                If you ever need HO wheels go to Markits.

                I guess that is the ying/yang of life, one truly bad and one great.

                Harold

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                • The funny point with many of the Sn3 scale members is the way they keep on saying the scale has never been in such a good shape - even if some of them must have been quite upset by the recent demise of Banta. While I still find it's a great combination of scenic and detailing possibilities, I have a lot of difficulties to understand most of my "co-scalers".

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                  • C&R Davenport (Cont.)

                    The tender steps on the PBL D&RGW Davenport were unique to the Rio Grande. In order to make the loco more generic to Davenports, I decided to fabricate my own stirrups.



                    My first stirrups were fabricated so that the flatbar making up the stirrup sides were perpendicular to the back of the side rail on the frame. This made for a difficult and weak solder joint. Details like this tend to be easily broken off, so I replaced it with a new improved model with soldering 'ears'. I also refit the stirrup mid-step so it fits my crewmen better:



                    Here's one of the 3 'improved' stirrups installed:



                    Today I'll fabricate the last stirrup and clean them up to smooth out any rough solder and grind marks. I just sent off for the Precision Scale Sn3 parts catalog and may get a rope-pulled bell to mount on the top front of the hood where the headlight was. More to follow!

                    Russ

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                    • Russ, several years ago I bought some silver solder (don’t know how much silver is really in it) from Northern Tool. I find it is much stronger than regular solder and good for fine details.

                      George
                      The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                        Russ, several years ago I bought some silver solder (don’t know how much silver is really in it) from Northern Tool. I find it is much stronger than regular solder and good for fine details.



                        Hey, George...That's what I use exclusively, the silver solder. My problem was getting enough material 'surface to surface' to make a good joint hence the 'ears'. Worked out OK!

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                        • You might also make sure the loco crew was on a diet.

                          George
                          The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            Originally posted by George D


                            You might also make sure the loco crew was on a diet.



                            Hey, wait a minute...I'M a crew member!! [:-bigmouth]

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                            • Yes, but your name is SLIMrails, there should be no problem with you...


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                                Originally posted by Frederic Testard


                                Yes, but your name is SLIMrails, there should be no problem with you...



                                Whew...thanks for telling me that, Frederic. [:-dopey]

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