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by one_inch_railroad
Mon May 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Breaking Small Drill Bits
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Re: Breaking Small Drill Bits

Thanks, everyone for all the great replies. I'm glad I didn't waste the money on the carbide bits before I posted the question here. I will buy some more regular HSS bits but this time I will try them in the Dremel with the flex shaft.
by one_inch_railroad
Mon May 18, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Breaking Small Drill Bits
Replies: 13
Views: 1823

Breaking Small Drill Bits

My friend and I have been putting some grab irons on our 1" scale gondola cars. We have been using some number 51 drills to do this. Despite being very careful and choking right up on the drill bit we managed to break all but one of the drill bits we bought. I think we went through 6 drill bits to d...
by one_inch_railroad
Thu May 07, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

Class Lamps and Smokebox Heat

A friend of mine is planning on adding some working class lamps to his locomotive. He is planning on putting LEDs in them. He is worried about the amount of heat because there attached to the smokebox. Is there something that can be done to help insulate the class lamps from the heat of the smokebox?
by one_inch_railroad
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: reefer kit
Replies: 2
Views: 1792

Re: reefer kit

I believe you're thinking of John LaFavor. He is doing another run of 1.5" scale wooden reefers. You can find him on Facebook by searching for "Pacific Design Shops" or here is a link to his posts about the car on the Chaski.

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by one_inch_railroad
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The Great Model Train Robbery
Replies: 3
Views: 2067

The Great Model Train Robbery

This video popped up on my Youtube feed the other day. It was posted about 4 days ago. I can't even imagine the feeling these guys felt when engines they had spent years and years building were stolen. Makes me sick to my stomach. This is sort of similar to the thread below about the theft in Seattl...
by one_inch_railroad
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Jasco Prep & Prime Discontinued
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Jasco Prep & Prime Discontinued

I checked the Jasco website and they have discontinued their Prep and Prime product. I know it was recommended by Jack Bodenmann as a way to prep metal before applying a self-etching primer. I have a brass caboose to paint for a friend. Are there any similar/alternative products to the Jasco Prep an...
by one_inch_railroad
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale
Replies: 94
Views: 56508

Re: Pacific Fruit Express Reefer Kits - 1½" & 1" Scale

WOW! The car looks great! Can't wait to order some. I usually use waterslide decals on my cars but that might be an issue with the grooved siding of the reefers. Not sure how well vinyl graphics would work in this instance either since I have never used Vinyl. When you do the 1" prototype would it b...
by one_inch_railroad
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 4659

Re: Coloured graphics?

I have used waterslides for years with no issues. They are much thinner than vinyl although I plan on using vinyl in the near future. I model in 1" scale and lots of times I need small lettering which is too small to do in Vinyl. The other posters are correct you will definitely need to use a clear ...
by one_inch_railroad
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Ok I will try the polyurethane. Thanks for the info.
by one_inch_railroad
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 8
Views: 4412

Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Does anyone know of a waterproof glue that works well to glue down a coal load in a hopper car? A friend and I bought some hoppers off DLS a few years ago that has a dummy coal load. The original owner said it was glued down using regular white glue. It works great until the car gets wet and the wat...
by one_inch_railroad
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Programming Sabertooth 2x32
Replies: 6
Views: 3638

Re: Programming Sabertooth 2x32

Yea I find the documentation is certainly lacking. Like you have to be an engineering type to really just figure it out on your own. I also think if they just added a few more features to the boards without having to do custom user modes it would be perfect. Including some of the features you are tr...
by one_inch_railroad
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Oil firing in 1" scale
Replies: 15
Views: 5030

Re: Oil firing in 1" scale

You should talk to the Eccentric Engineer AKA Anthony Duarte. He sells an atomizer for smaller fireboxes. I believe he has a couple of 1" engines that he oil fires and they seem to run and steam well. https://www.eccentricengineer.com/atomizing-oil-burner/atomizer-for-small-fireboxes https://www.you...