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EMD F7 in SCALE ———————————————— BODY CONSTRUCTION: Part VI cont'd Continuing on the detailing of the engine room portholes, here are some more photos. bezel_holding_fixture01.jpg Above is my monkey-engineered bezel holding fixture I used during welding. :D bezel_holding_fixture03.jpg Above is what...
Gorgeous! Thanks! There aught to be a law... Don't we already have too many of them? :D As always, beautiful work BDD. Glad to see you are back on the build. Thanks! As I wrote in my first post when I started this build log, this project has taken far longer than I ever expected. Rickety health can...
EMD F7 in SCALE ———————————————— BODY CONSTRUCTION: Part VI With the body structural work completed, the next step was to start detailing. Some of the details are fairly easy to handle: grab irons, for example. I used several different sizes of Precision Steel Car (PSC) grab irons, which are secure...
- Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:44 pm
- Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
- Topic: Titan Trains Titan Jr electric
- Replies: 15
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My two choices seem to be electric and gas, but I'm not a fan of the V twin engines.... nothing wrong with them from a reliability stand point but just way too noisy. Real locomotives do make quite a bit of noise, y'know, especially at full throttle whilst hauling a heavy train upgrade. :D As for t...
- Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:56 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
- Replies: 25
- Views: 466
I have a Jeep that I want to get rid of...it's been dormant for close to 17 yrs...What would be a check list of things I need to do to prep it to be started ? Here are some suggestions: If the Jeep has sat all these years with fuel in the tank you are going to have a problem. The tank and fuel suct...
- Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:17 pm
- Forum: The Junk Drawer
- Topic: Glue for Plastic in Gasoline Tank
- Replies: 31
- Views: 636
All depends on what you are doing while seated on the porcelain throne.
I get most of what I need through McMaster-Carr. I haven't done business with Fastenal in some 13 years and likely will not ever darken their doors again. The two Fastenal stores with which I am familiar are over-priced and staffed by hostile people who wouldn't know a stripper bolt from Stormy Dani...
- Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:55 am
- Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
- Topic: liability Insurance
- Replies: 89
- Views: 9939
I insure through USAA...USAA writes what are known as “All Risk” policies....Those folk who have current or prior military experience including National Guard or Reserve experience, and family members are eligible to join USAA. Minor clarification: Aside from active duty personnel, USAA will only w...
I have used ptfe hose, covered in stainless steel braid from McMaster Carr I'll second that. The hose Bill mentions is high quality and can tolerate pressures far beyond what would be encountered in your application. You want McMaster SKU 52515K2 for 1/4" ID hose. It can be mated with JIC (SKU 5251...
To discuss Einstein's dumb ideas fully, one has to violate the board's policy of banning political discussion. I don't know if his recently revealed anti-Chinese writings would fall under "politics," but if not, they come close. Einstein's personal observations about the Chinese reflect a different...