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It's really important to understand how the NNGC is organized.  Clinics in the morning and evening, layout tours in the afternoon.  If you don't have your own car, it's important to 'make friends quickly' when you're there.


dave

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I went to the previous one, but in part that's because it was a relatively easy drive from northern VA, and wife had relatives in the area (who have since moved away).  It's a fun place to visit.  Unfortunately, the battery charger I had for my Digital SLR -ate the batteries- as it was recharging them, so I was unable to take many photos...


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: May 7
« on: Today at 10:55:06 AM »
Happy Day to the Judge!


dave

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Super Detailing / Re: Make it Oily (O-Scale Machinery)
« on: May 06, 2021, 08:25:28 PM »
A lathe is in the pipeline, for sure.

I’ve been searching a neat prototype to use, so if you’ve seen a design you like feel free to share!


This site will keep you busy for the next decade!  http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx


dave

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Super Detailing / Re: Make it Oily (O-Scale Machinery)
« on: May 06, 2021, 06:58:17 PM »
I'd be interested in an early (belt driven) HO turret lathe.  My machine shop could use one of those...  I think Model Masterpieces did one, but those are next-to-impossible to find.


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 05, 2021, 06:53:47 PM »
I was thinking about this:  given how similar the products are, I'd be surprised if this new company did NOT buy the tooling from Homabed.  Those diagonal cuts in the roadbed strikes me as distinctive and presumably done by some special tool...


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: New hosmasote roadbed supplier
« on: May 04, 2021, 05:10:46 PM »
Nice!  I liked Homabed, although shipping times could be a bit uncertain. 


dave

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Send that rain up northeast, we are still well under normal rain.  I heard the gummint just updated its weather standards to include the last decade's results, so now temperatures will be less "hotter than usual" because "usual" temperatures went up. 


I sent a package to Tom "on approval" for addition to his layout.  I'm looking forward to seeing it when he finds a good location for the Judges Chambers. 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Sunday 02MAY2021
« on: May 02, 2021, 08:38:51 AM »
Marty, I usually get my Tichy orders in 2-3 days.  Sounds like USPS lost yours.  These days it's probably worth paying extra for UPS, although I've had problems with them, too.


dave

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I've had some problems when using epoxy with the bracing not staying in position, particularly when gluing the whole box together.  Titebond has good initial tack, so you're probably not having the same problems.  I enjoy seeing how you clamp up your assemblies. 


dave

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Any tricks for gluing that 1/4" bracing in place after the walls are glued together? 


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: priming metal details....
« on: April 29, 2021, 05:17:56 PM »
I like to soak metal castings in a solution of dishwasher soap, water and vinegar.  The idea is that the vinegar etches them a bit for better adhesion.  Then I use my airbrush to prime them.  I've had the best luck lately with the Badger Stynelrenz primers:  http://www.badgerairbrush.com/Stynylrez.asp   The only issue I have with these is the GawdAwful name that I can never spell correctly!! 

Floquil primer is still the best, if you have the primer, the solvent AND a good outside-venting spray booth. 

dave

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Tom, sent you a PM on Judge's Chambers, but I'm not quite sure if it made it.


dave

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Baggage Car - Daily Chat / Re: Tuesday 27APR2021
« on: April 27, 2021, 01:34:20 PM »
Best to Diane.  Try saying "wrinked retina" 5 times fast!

More work on the geology project today, then maybe some poking at scenery.  I like that 'coal' photo, it's probably from around 1905, given mostly wood hoppers but an early steel hopper just on the right side of the photo.  Love those semaphore signals!

dave

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Tom, I still have that "Judge's Quarters" building for you if you want it.

dave

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