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  1. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    This is with Hydrocal applied and some initial detailing (thou not much);
  2. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    Grade of the scenery,not the track. See these pics of the new area that I am tackling. This was done with outdated Sculptamold that turned out looking like cottage cheese. The 'rocks' were too 3D for the size of the area. The area towards the bottom is rigid foamboard filled in with expanding...
  3. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    Are you talking about expantable foam or rigid foamboard?? Smooth surface or 'scraped' (formed) with a scrapper tool?
  4. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    Drips and globs of material dropping for example. Any issue with painting the foam 1st to see the effect, then applying hydrocal over that?
  5. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    I had a recent bad experience with WS plaster cloth (which I was warned about, but I wanted to try it). It's too thin and wraps back around itself. It also wound up not sticking after setup time. I thought about hydrocal, but I was concerned about the inherent 'mess'. :(
  6. videobruce

    How best to cover rigid foamboard & expantable foam on an incline

    I have a long area that consists of 1/2" rigid foamboard smooth & 'shaved' with expandable foam (also shaved down) on an incline that I'm not sure how to treat. Go over it with hydrocal or brush full strength PVA glue and sprinkle with medium Talus. See the photos. (The 2nd pic, note the much...
  7. videobruce

    Truck pins needed for N Scale Con Cor passenger cars

    There are two cars, both in excellent condition. Only one needs the pins, the other needs couplers. I did think of a screw, but the diameter would be too large for a short screw to work with those trucks. I'll going to look around and see if I can get lucky. :rolleyes:
  8. videobruce

    Truck pins needed for N Scale Con Cor passenger cars

    The pin is separate like Atlas, but a much larger diameter. At the end of the split (similar to a chothes pin, there are small outward tabs that hold it in place. A basic good design, far better than most straight pin designs.
  9. videobruce

    Truck pins needed for N Scale Con Cor passenger cars

    I have a N Scale Con Cor 80' smooth side passenger car with no trucks and no pins. They are a 'split' pin design. Any idea where/what I could use to secure replacement MT trucks to this with?
  10. videobruce

    SOLD: N Scale NYC & PC Atlas & Life Like Diesels

    Over 100 views and no interest here?? 5 out of the 6 were sold the 1st day on eBay.
  11. videobruce

    Best formula for ballast glue/adhesive for N scale

    You lost me with the tape deal. Doesn't that block spraying the the ballast?
  12. videobruce

    Best formula for ballast glue/adhesive for N scale

    I definitely would not use a spray. You wind up over spraying on each side. Past that, if one uses a 'dropper' you feel it's still a problem combining steps? It's just that it saves a pass. ;)
  13. videobruce

    Poses ballast spreader & glue applicator

    The problem with those designs, there isn't a bottom door to close, if you pick it up whatever that remains, remains in a pile on the track.
  14. videobruce

    Poses ballast spreader & glue applicator

    I just discovered that these are also sold under the Bachman name. This appears to be a similar item (16m into the video);
  15. videobruce

    Best formula for ballast glue/adhesive for N scale

    This isn't another how to ballast track thread, but just what do you guys feel is the best mixture of adhesive/glue and water detergent and/or Isopropyl Alcohol? Most of the White Glue mixtures are 50/50, that and water thou I have seen 1 part glue & four parts water which seems kinda thin...
  16. videobruce

    Poses ballast spreader & glue applicator

    Has anyone had experience with these products from the UK?; https://modelrailwayengineer.com/best-ballast-spreader/ https://proses.com/prestashop/ballasting-solutions/204-hooo-ballast-glue-applicator-8680979260937.html The both seem to have some merit, I have hundreds of feet of N scale Peco...
  17. videobruce

    Edit OP in a selling thread

    Yes it was, thanks a bunch.
  18. videobruce

    Edit OP in a selling thread

    I would like to edit prices and text in the 1st post in a selling thread. I see I can edit the 2nd post but not the 1st. Can a mod do this for me? https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php?threads/n-scale-nyc-pc-atlas-life-like-diesels.34613/ Change it to this; All with MT couplers DC...
  19. videobruce

    SOLD: N Scale NYC & PC Atlas & Life Like Diesels

    All with MT couplers DC operation (modifiable for DCC) Smooth & quiet running, clean, all in original cases. Life Like GP20 PC (quantity 1) $40 Atlas GP7 Phase 2 PC (quantity 2) different road numbers $55 Atlas GP40 NYC (quantity 3) two with different road numbers (3003 & 3042) $55 Or BO...




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