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by Bigelov
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Re: Howdy

Hi there TTrucker. Can't say I'm into the older TT stuff (mind you I do have my fair share of BTTB locos...) but TT is just a great size :)
by Bigelov
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Photos / Videos
Topic: Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 photos
Replies: 4
Views: 3296

Re: Fairbanks-Morse H10-44 photos

There is just something about those FM locos, a smoothness to their blocky form. Great pics, and of the roof also! Well done.
by Bigelov
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Bigelov's projects
Replies: 90
Views: 26006

Re: Bigelov's projects

Thanks for the info Rod. I suspected the decoder was the issue. I do have a spare so will switch it out to see how it goes, but because it is so thick I will look at getting a thinner one. I have ground the shell a bit to make it fit also, but it is still too thick. I found another thread which list...
by Bigelov
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Bigelov's projects
Replies: 90
Views: 26006

Re: Bigelov's projects

1-2.5 sec exposure time would speed up the print time dramatically! The tank on my cryogenic car took 12 hours to print... But I have made some more progress. The cryogenic car is painted and assembled. I soldered handrails and adapted leftover photoetch fret to make the metal parts. It is a little ...
by Bigelov
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: N P woodchip car
Replies: 22
Views: 6563

Re: N P woodchip car

MacG, The letters were flaked using a fibreglass pen/scratch brush. You rub it over the surface to remove some of the decal printing. As for the weathering, I tried hard not to do too much on the first pair. It's easy to get carried away! The paint seems to have stood up well on these cars, so just ...
by Bigelov
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Bigelov's projects
Replies: 90
Views: 26006

Re: Bigelov's projects

Rod, Yes the body is the MTB one, but with a few mods. Most obvious is the exhaust covers. They open when the engine is running, and close the top of the exhausts when shut down so rain and other stuff doesn't enter the exhausts. Also some extra handrails, with horn to be added. Most of the addition...
by Bigelov
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Builders' Corner
Topic: Bigelov's projects
Replies: 90
Views: 26006

Re: Bigelov's projects

I am finally making good progress on the Meeker Southern SW9. The decals are installed and I am just in process of painting the silver chassis and bogies. Still have to work out wiring up the LED ditch lights once the components are reassembled. The end is in sight! (Been working on this one since M...
by Bigelov
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: N P woodchip car
Replies: 22
Views: 6563

Re: N P woodchip car

Just completed a few of these woodchip cars. One is weathered for a more recent car. I should have installed couplers before weathering... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50596653057_3204f7ea45_z.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50595790653_0ecbfd5157_z.jpg Ian has produced (and still pro...
by Bigelov
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: voyttek's layout
Replies: 238
Views: 54857

Re: voyttek's layout

Thanks for the info. It just takes me a while to part with my hard earned cash. So many things on the shopping list...
by Bigelov
Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: voyttek's layout
Replies: 238
Views: 54857

Re: voyttek's layout

Wow, that looks great!
Is that an MTB loco? What do you think of it? It is a similar beast to the Russian ChME3, so was considering getting one and redoing it Russian.
Where do people actually buy MTB locos, I really haven't seen them advertised.

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