raildogg added a topic in GeneralThings I Want don't existYeah things I want. One, why is it that when a new tire is made, whether resin or rubber, a wheel rim is not also made to fit it.
Too many new tires are made that don't recommend a corresponding rim that will fit.
Two; Why are there no farm tractor tires made in resin?
And I particularly would like to see crawler track shoes and earth mover tires and rims.
Like the ones on loaders and excavators. I know these may be items not readily sold but at least they should be offered by casters, don't you think?
I believe many scratch builders would buy them, but presently these thing aren't offered at all, anywhere.
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raildogg added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersOne More Craft Paint QuestionI've read enough information about craft paints to go ahead and try it out, but I have one question that I never saw an answer to.
How much to make?. Do I just make it in single batches, like what fits in a single paint bottle, or can I mix up a whole bottle for use anytime?
If mixing a 50/50 batch and, my math is correct, if I mix a 2 oz. bottle of craft paint with 1 oz. of Pledge as thinner, I get a 3 oz. bottle of paint
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raildogg added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersSo, About Craft Store paintThin with Pledge huh. Never thought of that. Those craft paint colors are in some wild, and different colors not available through regular channels, and perfect for a WIP I now have on the bench.
I read that post, Paint Help, and it answered some of my questions accept this one. If I chose to use a metallic color such as Copper, do I have to use a colored undercoat like Alcad paints?
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raildogg added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersThree Odd QuestionsQuestion One, Alternative scale to use for tractor tires? Want to scratch build a farm type tractor so what scale tires to use if primary scale is 1/25th?
Two, Recently opened an old bottle of acrylic paint and it popped like a champagne bottle and a wisp of smoke appeared as I took of the bottle cap. Has this happened to anyone and what could have made it happen?
Three, I have an old, approx. 20 yrs, can of Testors rattle can paint never used, will it still be good to use?
Thanks I hope these are not too stupid??
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raildogg added a topic in The Truck StopQuestions about Detatchable TrailerSo you've got a load on the low boy and you're on the way to deliver it. You detach the goose neck and drop the deck, you get ready to pull away, how do you lift the goose neck assembly so you can drive away.
I never see any hydraulic arms used to assist. Can you drive on the road with the goose neck attached to the tractor? or must you park it and hoof it? Just how does this work??
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raildogg added a topic in The Truck StopDetachable Gooseneck QuestionsOnce the goosneck is on the tractors fifth wheel plate, how is it tilted to recieve the trailer?
Is there a hydraulic arm that is part of the 5th wheel, is it on the gooseneck assembly itself ?.
I have searched far and wide for a detailed drawing of same, no luck.
Plenty of the gooseneck with the lifting cylinders but nothing on how it is tilted or positioned to revieve the trailer.
HELP ! I'm tring to build a convincing model of a Cozad style reciever, so far so good.
I'm in the drawing stages and need info on this issue.Please help, anybody know where a drawings can be found??.
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