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    Walthers - Unfair Competition

    Do you buy direct from Walthers - specifically items from manufacturers other than items Walthers manufactures? If you do, I would really like to recommend that you patronize your local hobby shop, instead. (If you don't have a LHS, please find someone else to buy from ;) ). Walthers has been...
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    Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    Sorry about that - the URL has been corrected.
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    Decoder Question...

    That's the best explanation I've seen, yet! :D
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    Decoder Question...

    That'll do it, but then you do lose prototypically slow startups and shutdowns...;)
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    Do you use DCC?

    Stay Away from Bachmann DCC!!! :eek: No matter how cheap, it's no more than what you pay for it... and that ain't saying much. The worst thing about the system is the single digit addressing scheme (1-9). So, you can't identify a loco by its road number - not even the last 2 digits as most...
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    Decoder Question...

    Lenz Decoders Installed in Spectrum Locos Yes, the newest generation of Lenz decoders that are factory installed will operate in 128 speed step mode. However, that doesn't mean they will operate "well"... If you're in the mood to replace this cheapie decoder, install a decoder by NCE in its...
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    Rust Techniques

    Instant Rust I purchased it at www.dickblick.com - arts & crafts store on the web.
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    Rust Techniques

    Steve, what name does it go under in the UK?
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    Rust Techniques

    This shot demonstrates a couple of techniques I've used successfully to produce realistic rust. The first is the roof and power generator, which were treated with Instant Rust by Sophisticated Finishes. The second is Dr. Ben's Realistic Rust, which was used on the 50 gallon drums. Instant...
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    Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    Paper Creek Shingles Actually, the shingles are by Paper Creek, and they're easy to install. The strips are long enough for a small roof like this. So, all you have to do is glue the strips, start at the bottom and follow the lines up the roof. Only one thing could make them better - make...
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    Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    Funny you should mention the chimney - it's a Tichy plastic casting, and it's finished with just a wash of Titanium White acrylic paint!
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    Machine Shop by Cigarbox Studios

    I finally finished "planting" my version of the Machine Shop:
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    My Quickie Diorama

    Thank you! This area just barely missed the wrecking ball, when I decided not to demolish all of my concrete base. The rundown building came from another area of the layout that had been demolished, and if I hadn't seen something in this little structure, it would have been relegated to the junk...
  14. Siesta is about to end abruptly!

    Siesta is about to end abruptly!

    Mini-scene depicting a rundown section of yard.




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