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    Now that Floquil is gone ...

    Badger ModelFlex is acrylic.
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    Now that Floquil is gone ...

    Vallejo Air sprays very nice and cleans up easily. Probably my #1 choice, except for the lack of "rr colors", at least identified as such. Badger ModelFlex is right up there with it, IMO. Sprays nice, doesn't clog the airbrush, cleans out of the airbrush nicely.
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    A railroad you could model-completely to scale :)

    Do they race street cars? Does Nascar do that???
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    Walthers Modern Roundhouse Build

    I posted a response to the discussion on lighting some days ago, but it was held for administrator approval, then disappeared altogether. I don't quite understand this forum policy since I've been a member since 11/16 and have 22 previous posts. In any case, if this one gets through, I...
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    Walthers Modern Roundhouse Build

    Jerome, I'm watching your lighting issues with great interest. The reason for that, I built the Walthers Modern Diesel House, complete with motorized remote control doors, and then set about to do the lighting since it has a fully detailed interior. The lighting is a challenge I have not yet...
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    Walthers Modern Roundhouse Build

    Wow! Great surprise to wake up this morning to discover this thread. Just this past week I ordered the Walther's kits to build one of these roundhouses in about 2/3 of a circle. Seeing what Jerome is doing, and any issues he runs into will save me a lot of running headlong into a brick wall...
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    Dealing with getting old in the Hobby

    Gary B, I'm 82 and planning to start a large layout from scratch. I have no health issues, but every day or two while working on the track plan and preparing the room, I wonder all over again if I'm really up to taking it on.
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    Dealing with getting old in the Hobby

    I'm 82 and returned to the model railroad hobby a year or so ago while still running my business full time. Yes, it gets tiring, and I don't spend as much time at the model bench as I'd like to. I know better than to do so in the evening when I'm tired. While I have no health issues to speak...
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    Avoiding my wife's complaints

    Do you know what breed the cows are?
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    Have you actually ridden a narrow Gauge train?

    I last rode it in about 1963, but have visited it several times since. It's truly an incredible entity to behold.
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    What is up with Ebay?

    I think the MR items that sell high are often in the area of limited edition runs from the past. I've found myself paying more than I should for an engine that hasn't had a production run since 2008 and there aren't any to be found. At the same time, there are plenty of Genesis Big Boys and...
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    Rare model train collection in Queensland

    It's great that the owner chose to donate the collection to a museum. The video piece was good for commercial broadcasting, but it would be cool to see something produced more in depth for rail fans. Some of the scenes in this piece deserve more screen time.
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    Building the Canyon Diablo Bridge

    I would think that to build that bridge to the level you would be happy with would require some sort of tool system that's not going to be very practical to acquire. It almost has to be done in brass, which I would think would need a computer guided laser cutting system. It would also require...
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    Building the Canyon Diablo Bridge

    Here's a thread by someone building it out of brass. Don't know if it has anything new or helpful or not. I believe it's in N scale. http://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/building-the-canyon-diablo-bridge-%E2%80%93-step-by-step.72496/
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    What is up with Ebay?

    Having just gotten back into model railroading after a decade absent, I've purchased a number of times on eBay just getting caught up. I only buy from dealers with 100% approval and haven't had a single issue in probably 30 or so purchases.
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    Engine won't stop in reverse with MRC wireless throttle!

    I have emailed MRC support this morning, we'll see what they might have to say.
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    Engine won't stop in reverse with MRC wireless throttle!

    Good suggestion Terry. I first changed a Broadway Limited engine to that number and the same thing happened. I then took a brand new Athearn Genesis out of the box and assigned it that number. Same problem. None will stop in reverse when programmed to that number. The wired throttle is put...
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    Engine won't stop in reverse with MRC wireless throttle!

    I don't believe it's possible the number is in another throttle. I've cleared throttles, disconnected them, etc. It can't be in a consist since I just got the engine and have programmed no consists with it. Several things stand out to me. The problem existed before I ever took the wired...
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    Engine won't stop in reverse with MRC wireless throttle!

    It's Union Pacific. I purchased the engine used so I doubt BLI will get too excited about it. I know I read a thread a few months ago where someone else was having the exact same issue. I'll contact BLI support. My guess is that they might have an idea what is happening.
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    Engine won't stop in reverse with MRC wireless throttle!

    I did a factory reset and discovered it worked normally on "3". So, i programmed it back to #7541. Same old problem. Then, I recalled an old thread somewhere commenting on it not working on that number. I changed it to #7540 and it worked normally. Changed it to #7542 and it worked...



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