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by ConnRiver
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: FreeLance Caboose Build
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

Re: FreeLance Caboose Build

Bernd wrote:Here's a video of how the scriber works on the Sherline CNC mill. . . .Bernd
Bernd, clever and nifty! Got questions, if you don't mind:

1 - Where'd you get the scriber?
2 - Do you have an idea of the width of the scribe line on the surface at 0.010" deep? At 0.050" deep?

Thanks much,

Brian
by ConnRiver
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Track discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 5424

Re: Track discussion

"Not enough modelers in TT scale for NA products." That's true but S is also not a big scale and it was already served by 4 major track manufacturers so Fox Valley might have an easier time being the big fish in the small TT scale pond? .....DaveB Dave, are you willing to email with Fox Valley? Got...
by ConnRiver
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Photos / Videos
Topic: Connecting modules
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: Connecting modules

Drilling the threads out of T-nuts, good idea. This is what I have been using; Cheap, available, reliable, and good-enough alignment. On my TT-Track sections: TT-Tracks_section_RB.jpg Drilling out the T-Nuts and then using threaded bolts? Long smooth bolts with only a short length of thread might w...
by ConnRiver
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: E-bay pruchases arrived
Replies: 8
Views: 1409

Re: E-bay pruchases arrived

Neat stuff, guys!

Bernd, how does the nose of the FA fit to the body? A mating flange? Do the two parts mate well?

Brian C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa / USA
by ConnRiver
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Photos / Videos
Topic: Connecting modules
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: Connecting modules

Drilling the threads out of T-nuts, good idea. Thanks for posting that.
by ConnRiver
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Photos / Videos
Topic: Connecting modules
Replies: 20
Views: 2140

Re: Connecting modules

I spent a few minutes today looking for a U.S. source, found nothing. Got several types of alignment pins here I collected to test but none have the flange pictured, which looks like it would be helpful.
by ConnRiver
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mold making.
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Mold making.

I'm a subscriber to Instructables so I don't know how accessible its classes are to non-subscribers. This mold-making class is listed as free this week, so it might be worth checking into. (Love the Instructables site.)

https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#in ... 11aae29b66
by ConnRiver
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Farewell, Apollo!
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Re: Farewell, Apollo!

Richard Hatch, who played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica and renegade-turned-politician Tom Zarek in the rebooted Battlestar Galactica has recently passed away at age 71. Geez, 71 seems young, to those of us who are in their 60s, anyway. . . . -Brian C. Cedar Rapids, Iowa / USA
by ConnRiver
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: About The Board
Topic: Switching to Gmail
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Re: Switching to Gmail

Z, thanks for your information. Somewhere, recently, I read (been googling like crazy) I did read that a third-party feed was necessary (if my terminology is correct). "Nuts!" I said to myself, I'll just read "Unread Posts" at TT_Nut daily and not mess with the rest of it. Brian C. Cedar Rapids, Iow...
by ConnRiver
Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The model train industry's future
Replies: 15
Views: 1812

Re: The model train industry's future

So, what does this mean for those of us who "practice" TT scale? We don't expect Athearn-like super detail (and prices), do we? Is there a wedge here for our scale? 1 - Would Micro-Trains level detail be acceptable for current and future TT scale modelers? 2 - For those of us who are exploring home ...

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