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by George Stein
Mon May 18, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Is Cooper-Craft dead?
Replies: 31
Views: 2200

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: 210

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: 252

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: 176

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: 1223

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
by George Stein
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Peco-Parkside-Modelmaster ???
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Peco-Parkside-Modelmaster ???

Modelmaster makes transfers for (many?) of the Peco/Parkside OO wagons. "Some" of the P/P wagons note that the kit now includes bearings, wheels and transfers/decals. So. does anyone know (1) whose 12mm wheels Peco is including; (2) are the Modelmaster (mostly BR-era) decals the ones Peco ...
by George Stein
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Other Model Railway Manufacturers and Gauges
Topic: OxRail PO wagons
Replies: 2
Views: 401

OxRail PO wagons

Writing from USA so constrained by only seeing pictures. Do the Oxford Rail PO wagons, esp. 5,6 and 7 rail, come with brake gear on only one side? Seems to make them pre-grouping. Maybe pictures on websites not clear, but I think Big-Four period requires brakes on both sides of wagons. George North ...
by George Stein
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: 51L 12mm wheels

Very helpful and informative comments. Nice builds also. Kits are fun and I miss Cooper-Craft. Wonder if they'll ever return to production.

Thanks
George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: 51L 12mm wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 326

51L 12mm wheels

Given the cost of 12mm wagon wheels required for the various wagon kits (Cambrian, Parkside, etc.), has anyone tried the recently available "51L" line of 12mm wheels? (Available directly or from Peter's Spares) Are they all metal or plastic wheels with metal rims? Thanks George North Carol...
by George Stein
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Basic painting question
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Basic painting question

Metcalfe suggests painting their laser cut components with very thinned watercolor paints. As my Railmatch GWR light & dark stone are enamels, what is the reason for not being able to use enamels?? Stupid question, but Metcalfe is pretty direct with suggestion. As an aside, I'm thinking Vallejo ...
by George Stein
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: An odd repackaging ???
Replies: 2
Views: 343

An odd repackaging ???

Writing from the USA. Recently purchased (forget where) seven PO wagon kits in Cambrian packaging with Cambrian instructions labeled as "RCH P.O. 7 plank End Door." However, looking at the Cambrian website, there is no such kit. Comparing the kit with a Peco (ex-Parkside) model, the kit pa...
by George Stein
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Little Jemmy Point Motors - Fawn Electronics

May not be exactly what you're looking for, but search "Mole" and "Mole II" at the USA company "Proto87Stores." No connection to company.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: New Tpoic - "A Modest Proposal"
Replies: 1
Views: 238

New Tpoic - "A Modest Proposal"

First, not proposing that we abandon the various track and layout planning already in this forum. Rather a look backwards. Second, we all recognize the pioneering track planning, especially aimed at realistic operation, that C.J Freezer (and others) did in years past. It is also recognized that most...
by George Stein
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"
Replies: 15
Views: 940

Capacitors, chokes & mysteries - Bachmann "Hall"

Gentlemen: On the rear of the motor of the Bachmann Rood-Ashton "Hall" is a PCB board with capacitors & spring-like things [chokes??]. Most DCC installation advice (e.g., YouChoos & Buffers) recommends removing the whole assembly to permit mounting the DCC chip vertically behind th...
by George Stein
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Improving road vehicles
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Improving road vehicles

In my OPINION, the best thing to do is to kill the shine with a "satin" or "semi-gloss." "Flat" is too flat as most vehicles retain a slight sheen. Cover the windows with a "school glue" PVA that can be washed off with soap & water. Then use Humbrol "...

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