Monthly Archives: February 2017

Interesting Finds on Google Maps — February 2017

If you can add any more information about any of these places, please do so in the comments section at the bottom of the page. LD Commodities NW (Portland, OR) Location: 45°31’46.1”N 122°40’09.4”W (45.529475, -122.669268) The Louis Dreyfus Company Northwest Facilities have interesting trackage surrounding their elevator, including some really tight curves. LD Commodities NW 900… Read More »

Model Master Acrylic Paint Colors

I went to my local hobby shop (LHS) today looking for a special fitting for my new airbrush. While I was there I looked at the brands of acrylic paint they carry. Later I went to the local Hobby Lobby and checked out their selection of acrylic paints. My LHS carried a lot of the… Read More »

Hemet–San Jacinto Railroad Club

This morning I got up early (for me) and headed over to Dynamic Hobbies to check out the Hemet–San Jacinto Railroad Club. They meet at the hobby shop at 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. I’ve never been a member of a model railroad club before so I wasn’t sure what to… Read More »

How to Remove CA, Super Glue, Krazy Glue, etc.

CA (cyanoacrylate /ˌsaɪ ə nəʊ ˈækrɪ leɪt/) glues—also known by the brand names “Super Glue” and “Krazy Glue”—are good stuff! They are a family of strong, fast-acting adhesives with industrial, medical, and household uses. CA has a short shelf life if not used—about 12 months from the date of manufacture if unopened, one month after opening. A very thin… Read More »

Making N-Scale Flags

I was following a thread on The Railwire where the photos included a car traveling the layout that had had a flag added to the side of a car. (The thread wasn’t about the flag.) The flag looked like it had been cut out of a photo of a flag waving in the breeze. Personally, I… Read More »

Jagged Ben’s Ingenious Method for Adding Magnets to Intermodal Shipping Containers

I asked about the compatibility of intermodal shipping containers from different manufacturers (see this post) in the N and Z Scales forum at The Railwire on January 26, 2017. I got several good responses to my question, but contributor Jagged Ben pointed out his January 25, 2007 tutorial about installing magnets inside your containers to hold them… Read More »

Compatibility of Intermodal Shipping Containers from Different Manufacturers

I started a new thread, “Need Advice: Shipping Containers from Different Manufacturers”, in the N and Z Scales forum at The Railwire on January 26, 2017. So far I have 10 40’ intermodal shipping containers that came with a Kato 5-unit well car. I want some more and maybe some 20’ and 53’ containers too. Many manufacturers… Read More »

Where to Buy Foam Sheets?

February 1, 2017 Update February 7, 2017 Updated March 6, 2017 I can’t seem to find either the pink or the blue foam sheets anywhere near Hemet, California. I see modelers online using foam sheets in 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” 11/2”, and 2” thicknesses. It must be a regional thing—it appears to be readily available back east.… Read More »

Cadiz Southeastern Railway

The Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Steam Locomotive No. 3751 might be making regularly scheduled runs again if Cadiz Inc. is able to get their Cadiz Southeastern Railway up and running. Press Release Cadiz Inc. Announces Agreement to Operate Steam Powered Excursion Train on the Arizona & California Railroad September 19, 2013 Cadiz Southeastern… Read More »