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Rolling Stock / Re: Broke the couplers
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:48:58 PM »
Lynn,

It looks to me like you can simply remove the screw holding the broken coupler cover, then replace it with a coupler of your choice.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Rolling Stock / Re: flat car and gondola loads
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:42:54 PM »
Jeff,

I love cars with loads too.  You've done a wonderful job.

I had to include a couple of mine too.  Maybe others will join in.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Thanks John & Bob,

I will try your suggestions.  I am VERY close.  The LED I'm working with is the lower signal on a 2 head searchlight model.  I have already gotten it to light yellow, but its when the switch is lined for the main.  I, of course, want it to light yellow when lined for the siding.  I've tried reversing wires to no avail. 

I will keep forging ahead.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Hello all,

I got into a project to try to light a bi-color LED yellow simply by using the contacts on a Tortoise switch machine.  I've succeeded with the help of a friend, but the yellow LED lights when the turnout is lined for the main track instead of the passing siding.  I've tried several variations of re-wiring to get it to light yellow for the siding, but no luck.

Any ideas would be helpful and appreciated.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Kit Building / Re: Bar Mills Queen City Coal
« on: August 24, 2020, 07:44:39 PM »
Vince,

I think you did a MARVELOUS job on this kit.  It will fit right in on your layout.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Nice work as always John.  I enjoy reading your updates.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: I need some help finding a replacement tool
« on: November 03, 2019, 12:34:08 AM »
Wish I would have kept up with this thread John.

I would have added to your order.  Looks like it does a really nice job with nail holes.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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John,

Great to see you getting your grandson interested in the layout.  Hopefully he will continue to enjoy running grandpa's trains.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Kit Building / Re: Doverton Wharf Bar Mills Tribute Kit #2
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:13:15 PM »
Great work as always Karl!!!

Seth P.
Minnesota

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John,

You sure do some nice work!  I have really enjoyed following along with your progress.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Kit Building / Re: Foscale Rohlen Welding- Tom Schwarz Build Challenge
« on: January 28, 2019, 08:50:33 PM »
Bob,

Outstanding work on this kit.  Thanks for sharing.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Friday 18 Jan
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:14:15 AM »
BandOguy,

Carter Supply is an FOS kit.  I'm actually building it right now.  I think it's a pretty neat little structure.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Scratchbuilding / Re: Newest additions to my layout
« on: January 12, 2019, 04:36:57 PM »
Thanks everybody!!  You have all given me lots of inspiration over the past few years.  It's nice to share our projects with each other.

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Scratchbuilding / Newest additions to my layout
« on: January 12, 2019, 03:41:54 AM »
Hello all,

Here are a couple of photos of the newest additions to my layout.

Enjoy,

Seth P.
Minnesota

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Layout Tours / Re: illinois Central Chicago District - Monee Rebuild
« on: October 07, 2018, 09:28:11 PM »
Hi Vince,

You also may want to try something I did.  I used underlayment paper (for flooring) on my masonite.  It's an idea I read about in a Bob Hayden/Dave Frary book.  It comes in 2 foot wide rolls and I applied mine like wallpaper (using wallpaper glue).  It's feels like thick construction paper.  You solve a couple of things at one time.  You don't have to bother with drywall mud at the seams and the backdrop will never crack.  I've had mine up for almost 18 years without any issues.  It takes paint great too.  I think I bought mine at Home Depot, but I would guess you could get it at just about any wall/floor covering store.

I think your layout looks great.  I see what you mean about having a lot of real estate to cover.  I still think the 1 square foot at a time applies.  Besides, does it really matter how long it takes?  Just have a good time building it!

Seth P.

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