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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2019 05:21 am
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Michael M
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Which Athearn locos do you like to use?






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David Laughery
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Number nine was a GP9, and any smaller switchers I see are good candidates for a loco.

Thanks for asking.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2019 03:54 pm
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David Laughery
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This used an Athearn SW chassis. 

It is a great runner and the engine I go to for "Playing trains." 

I have since changed that funky headlight. 

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2019 04:30 pm
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David Laughery
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I am working or a little crane car for the layout. 

I like using Bachmann On30 cars as starting points.  
This was a caboose chassis with craft sticks glued for the deck. 
The crane part was from a toy tow truck and still needs a few parts added and final painting. 

The chain was "borrowed" from my wife's jewelry making supplies. 
If you need chain for your projects check Amazon for chain.   
All sizes and types are very inexpensive. 

Thanks for looking. 
Dave L.


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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2019 05:12 pm
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David Laughery
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Old magazines from flea markets are a great source of vintage signs.  Dave L.

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 Posted: Tue Jan 29th, 2019 11:52 pm
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David Laughery
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A page from a "Street Rodder" magazine gave me the gauge faces for my Gn15 engine cabs. 
I cover the gauge panels with clear styrene to simulate glass. 

Thanks for looking. 

Dave L.


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I will file your gauges idea away for future use. 
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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 03:28 pm
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Bob R
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Very effective technique. 

I have done the same although I used a drop of epoxy to simulate the gauge glass.


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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 04:14 pm
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David Laughery
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Nicely done, Bob.

I sent a PM. Hope you get it OK.

Regards, Dave L.


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 Posted: Wed Jan 30th, 2019 04:19 pm
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My first attempts at gauge faces were done freehand, but I was not really happy. 

I now use the image from the magazine. 

Here is a first attempt. 

Regards, Dave L.


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