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My first attempt at Digital Bricks
Posted by Nebraskatrevor On 10/10/2018 At 2:24:06 PM
I cant explain why but for several years now I have been wanting to design and build a scale brick building. I have not had a model train in almost 30 years and I have no plans to get one anytime soon but for some reason I want to make little brick buildings....strange I know! At any rate this is my first attempt at making a scale brick wall (HO) and I thought I would post it here to see what the experts think. These are printed on Lazerboard with a fairly special printer that I use for other projects and then laser engraved and cut. No painting, no finishing, no hand work, this is how they come off of the machine. Please let me know what you think. Aside from the fact that they are just a bit glossy I am quite pleased with them. Comments and constructive criticism are welcome!
Challenge: Install a tiny LED light
Posted by a440 On 10/08/2018 At 1:45:32 PM
A challenge for those of you with an NJ International #1182 Upper Quadrant Type Wig Wag; how to install a tiny nano or other wise red LED in its target light. Good luck, one and all!!
banta modelworks hillside water tower kitbash
Posted by kebmo On 09/23/2018 At 5:50:35 PM
i bought this kit from banta modelworks, and when i received the kit i realized that i had made a rash decision and the kit as it was, wasn't going to work for me. not that it isn't a quality kit; it most certainly is. i purchased it to put it next to the sierra west scale model woodcutter's shack to service my wood burning loco, but when it got here i knew it wasn't going to work out. it turned out to be too short, didn't come with a spout and the banding was quite cheesy looking.

catalogue picture:



so i set about modifying it so that it would









so now i think i've got something i can use and it didn't end up costing me alot. i think it turned out pretty good. i bought the spout from walt, the turnbuckles and plumbing fittings from narrow gauge modeling co. i do plan on adding a fill pipe, but the wire that came with the kit is too small to be a fill pipe. i picked up a section of aluminum 1/8" tube yesterday and i have a plumbing fitting, so maybe later tonight i'll get around to installing it.
i'd take it outside for some natural light shots but it's so windy today i'm afraid if i let go of it it'll end up in the neighbor's yard...

thoughts? critiques? suggestions?
Dental Alginate for casting molds?
Posted by TC On 09/13/2018 At 9:40:29 PM
If youíve ever had a dental crown done or some other work that required an impression and casting be made of your teeth, youíve perhaps experienced a dentist or assistant using a substance called ďdental alginateĒ to make that mold for the casting/impression of your teeth.

So Iím curious, has anyone used this material to make model castings, and if so, what were your results? I just came into a decent sized can of the powdered mixture, which can be mixed up into smaller or larger amounts as needed. Iíd like to hear what experiences, tips or tricks might be known about how to use the stuff for modeling purposes...
? House Mailbox Suggestion ?
Posted by mecrr On 09/04/2018 At 7:18:51 PM
Folks, anyone have a suggestion of how to model the type of mailbox that attaches to the front of your House besides the front door? Sometimes I have seen a small basket or thin rectangular box used.

I am not looking for the box on a pole that goes out near the street.
Thanks,
David
SierraWest and J.E. Morton's Brass & Iron Foundry
Posted by KKarns On 07/29/2018 At 12:59:59 PM
Featured is SierraWest Scale Model's latest release in HO/HOn3, J.E. Morton's Brass & Iron Foundry...herein referred to as "The Foundry" This amazing kit is comprised of six individual structures integrated into a wonderful manufacturing complex complete with a beautiful resin stone foundry structure. Brett, of SierraWest Scale Models, provides a detailed backstory that gives the The Foundry a meaningful and prototypical workflow.

My plan is to provide updates on a weekly to bi-weekly basis as I work up this gem of a kit.



The first glimpse of The Foundry as it came out of the box. Nicely illustrated box cover...pulse quickens...



Now this is what fine scale modeling and craftsman kits are all about!
This is a picture just as the box was opened and the packing material removed...the box with the picture contains all those wonderful resin and white metal castings! Time to get my hands dirty...
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 Posted By: Stacy McMullen Sr 
Thank you for a great place to enjoy train lore. I have always wanted a wooden boxcar of my own but settled for trips from Chama Co and Durango Co. I live in Trinidad Co and would love to find a door or two off of an old car. To setup in my backyard as a backdrop for pictures. I do this strictly as a hobby as I am retired and gave time to make things happenAny help in locating a door would be greatly appreciated. Thank s
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 Posted By: vora59 
can any body help
Im trying to locate the narrow gauge
convention LOGOs
from the earlist till about 2010
Signed: 11/7/2016 6:19:34 AM
 Posted By: Piotr Bein 
I tried to post this after registering yesterday, trying again to be sure as I believe the topic is important...

If someone is still looking for a link to some of Tom Beaton's work:
http://www.modvid.com.au/html/body_tom_beaton.html

I talked to him last weekend at a show in Chilliwack, BC. He has a folio with his published articles (technical details and drawings) and lots of pics of his work (mostly in other people's hands). I asked if he would like to have it scanned and placed on the net by volunteers. Am not sure if he got the intention but refused, stressing his dislike for computers.

This would be w worthwhile project for the modelling community. If you need me, contact form is on my blog:
https://piotrbein.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/kolejka-ogrodowa/
right-hand menu just above the internal search button.
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 Posted By: Fred Cotterell 
I am having trouble logging in. I love the forum and would love to get involved again
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 Posted By: mduke 
I'm looking for a company that can fabricate very small furniture. Specifically, I'm looking for tiny rocking chairs and benches for a model building I'm working on. Can anyone suggest a company? Chairs need to be about 3/4 in tall and 1/4 in wide. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Signed: 8/3/2016 2:30:05 PM
 Posted By: Shana Silvestri 
This message is for Arizona Dave who posted this last Nov regarding the passing of a Verne Niner:http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=46361
I have inadvertently stumbled across an item of Verne's family (I suspect) that I would like some help confirming if they intentionally donated it (I found it at a goodwill store).If possible get it returned...however right now it is still at the store. It is quite personal so I am not going to mention what it is, however I would greatly appreciate help in the ASAP. I may be contacted ssilvestri@live.com. Shana
Signed: 7/8/2016 12:33:35 PM
 Posted By: Gary Cosby 
I am searching for Ron Hatchs track plan for hisFulton County narrow gauge layout hon3 A pencil skech will do . Thank you . Gary



Gecosby@gmail.com
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 Posted By: tommytrains 
Trying to get involved on the RR Line Forum and I am unable to post photos. Did fine some info about how to do it, but keep getting error messages....HELP ! Is there a file size limit, ?, etc. but mine are all small...
Signed: 4/17/2016 1:37:15 PM
 Posted By: Ron 
I model in HO steam era. MA & PA RR. Delta, PA
Signed: 4/11/2016 9:43:15 PM
 Posted By: pierce carlson 
what is missing?
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