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    SteelWheels "N" scale layout

    Industry located at the end of the yard, goods arrive in the yard, sorted and delivered, or picked up for shipping. greg
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    Damn you N scalers!

    LOL ......... N will surprise you, Kato makes great detailed passenger cars, what will the power be pulling that train? greg
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    What's the preferred airbrush set-up???

    Start with the top areas, they can be dusted with white to give the illusion of sun fade. Grills once black, white fades them and the vents show up better. Can put exhaust trails around the stacks, front of semi trailers. The air brush makes it very easy to blend, streak, rust tin roofs, dirty...
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    New Indoor N Scale

    Damn Tony, Photoracket, sure made it impossible to see the pictures. Must say those crooks have screwed over loads of good people and information around the web. Some history, this is actually the second or third time they held others photos hostage, and that number could be higher. I used...
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    SteelWheels "N" scale layout

    Thank you Migalyto, Oie & Tony much appreciated. My intentions are to motivate and show others N is capable. John Allen's empire was my inspiration. Thanks again Greg
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    What's the preferred airbrush set-up???

    @ Kevin & Tony No worries, I am just adding some practical thinking regarding tools. The air brush being the main topic here. It's a big investment for a beginner, especially if the empire is at the bench work phase. Is it really necessary at that point? Who knows, maybe he uses a spray gun...
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    What's the preferred airbrush set-up???

    Look, if you are just starting out, I would suggest that you start the bench work and get a lay out going. An airbrush is a luxury that is one of the last things to get into. Loads of great weathering can be accomplished with washes, thinned paint. Applied with a brush, a lot of modeling can be...
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    Running Bear's LXXIII Coffee Shop

    Here's the picture of the wether in Woodstock. The data center is closed, for Good Friday. I'll be checking on the servers from home, got the coffee going. All set for the day greg
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    layout overview in 4k

    Very nice, as an N molder myself I enjoy a layout with the level of detail that enhances the scenes, the river is the bomb. greg
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    What's the preferred airbrush set-up???

    Frederick, I see said the blind man, air brush with a "siphon" ? Ok, you are saying the bottle hanging under the brush, is the siphon style. The Binks has that, the vent hole in the cap would plug with paint . Never thought of that as a siphon, but it defiantly is that. greg
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    Running Bear's LXXIII Coffee Shop

    Gary: great looking railroad, very real looking everything blends naturally. Thumbs up.. Greg: I bet something like rustoleum alum would give a weathered flat look greg
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    Running Bear's LXXIII Coffee Shop

    Willie, Heck I can fix that, the 32 truck is my wife's, the 34 mine. Truck power built 327, the car 350 stroker motor. The B&W picture, that Bike in the back, was the means for the machines. greg
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    What's the preferred airbrush set-up???

    The Badger was a popular name in the 80s, not an expert but the big deal was double action. I used a Binks single action for many years. The Binks was as capable as the Badger at painting and producing the same effects as the double action tool. At that time there were very few air brushes. I...
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    Running Bear's LXXIII Coffee Shop

    Windy in GA, 21 gusting to 28, Wind Mill getting a good workout. As mentioned the other day, expected the new machine. It arrived on time, spent Saturday uncrating, lifting, placing it in it's new home. greg
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    SteelWheels "N" scale layout

    Thank you both Chet & Sherrel . greg




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