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    Replace DCC Decoder for Bachmann 4-8-4.

    Hello - what's a recommended or the best DCC decoder (and speaker) replacement for a Bachmann 4-8-4 Northern? Looking for optimal performance and realistic sound.
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    Change headlight's lens color.

    What's the best method to change an HO headlight's lens from clear to red? I read somewhere to use food coloring??
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    U.P. Builder's Plate

    Who makes builder plates in HO scale, and where can I buy them? I'm in search for one to place on my 4-8-4 Northern, U.P. Greyhound (encircled in green).
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    ScaleCoat II Dark Gray

    Would anyone know which Model Master's gray spray is equivalent to ScaleCoat II UP Dark Gray 2033?
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    HO Bachmann 4-8-4 Northern Greyhound

    Hello, I just joined to share a project I'm working on; detailing and modifying an outdated 4-8-4 Bachmann's Overland "Greyhound" #806. I found it challenging at first when removing all the molded details from the boiler, but when that phase was done, the fun began building custom piping and...




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