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by George Stein
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Coopercraft - GWR Provender wagon diagram Q1- kit 1011

Sorry, but no instructions. However, I built one and if I recall correctly, there is nothing unusual about the kit. Builds just like a standard box van minus the roof. What's the issue for which you need instruction sheet?

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: GWR "stone"
Replies: 1
Views: 259

GWR "stone"

As I cannot get Precision Paints, etc. in the USA, GWR colors are always a bit of a problem. So, permit me to suggest (your opinions appreciated) that Vallejo Model Color 70.843 (cork brown) makes a pretty good GWR Medium Stone and two parts cork brown + one part Vallejo 70.940 (saddle brown) makes ...
by George Stein
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Auto & lorry drivers
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Auto & lorry drivers

Writing from the USA, so unfamiliar with universe of UK specialist firms. Does anyone make drivers for OO scale autos and trucks (lorries)? E.g., Oxford, etc. One would have thought that someone like Modelu would have filled this niche. BTW, same problem with HO in USA. Yes, I'm aware of the few fro...
by George Stein
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Crazy Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 1039

Re: Crazy Prices

So, Covid shutdown = time on our hands and no money. Solution to building prices? CARDSTOCK.
by George Stein
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Adhesives for plastics
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Adhesives for plastics

Writing from the USA. Check your own UK company "Deluxe Materials" catalog (catalogue) for an excellent discussion of which glues glue what to what. In fact, they have a glue that deals specifically with the questions discussed above. Support the home team!

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: Toy Or Model? Some Blend Inbetween The Two!

A common statement here in the USA is that when someone asks "what railroad is that supposed to be" (implication "it's not prototype"), one merely replies: " It's MY railroad." Run what you please: it's YOUR railroad (or railway).

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: NCE Power Cab V Gaugemaster Prodigy.

First, I assume you know that any locomotive will need a DCC chip. And any locomotive with a DCC chip can be operated by any DCC power system. So, I am quite happy with my NCE Power Cab. It is entirely appropriate for any smallish (e.g., 12' x12') system and would be quite appropriate for an end-to-...
by George Stein
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: The Purist
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

Re: The Purist

Naturally it helps to be in the USA modelling the Great Western. No one has called me out for using five wires instead of six on my line side fencing.

George
North Catolina
by George Stein
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: A Covid 19 Lament
Replies: 13
Views: 656

A Covid 19 Lament

We should have a Covid 19 Lament stream (strictly limited to the hobby). In my case, the March issue of Model Rail finally made it to USA bookstores. Great announcement for big British train show in April in Canada. (It's June 27th today). Doesn't really matter because the border between USA and Can...
by George Stein
Sat May 30, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Who's sound project do I have?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Who's sound project do I have?

It might be possible to discover the "author" via running it thru JMRI.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon May 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 3030

Re: Is Cooper-Craft dead?

Yes, let us assume C-C is dead. However, are the PO wagon kits being sold either unmarked or with transfers by Powsides the old Slater's wagons? They seem to match the description of the Slater's PO wagons? Curious, as I enjoy building my coal fleet from kits. George North Carolina (where,consequest...
by George Stein
Mon May 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goo Gone
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Goo Gone

If you want to get a bumper sticker off your car, Goo Gone is great stuff. Not for track cleaning as it will leave a residue. Better than IPA is naphtha, aka "lighter fluid." Reason: if you get IPA on rolling stock, it will damage the finish. Our club uses naphtha. George North Carolina
by George Stein
Mon May 04, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Hornby - including Lima, Rivarossi, Jouef, Electrotren
Topic: Hornby "Hall" TTS ???
Replies: 3
Views: 507

Hornby "Hall" TTS ???

For a long time Hattons (and others) were selling the Railroad Range GWR "Hall" in various options. (They all lacked the still-unavailable brake rods!) Now that the Harry Potter Hall has been released with TTS sound, has there been any gossip as to whether the "Hall" TTS decoder ...
by George Stein
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Resisting Temptation
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Resisting Temptation

From the USA. Awaiting a small package from "H" ordered and mailed before the virus shutdown. Now, following USA advice, I should let mailed packages wait on the porch a bit until I disinfect them. Talk about resisting temptation......! Hah, hah.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons store closure
Replies: 23
Views: 1718

Re: Hattons store closure

Look on the bright side. If we all have to self-quarentine, we won't have an excuse for not getting back to actually working on the layout!!! Time to weather all those PO wagons.

George
North Carolina

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