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raildogg

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  1. I guess you can't reply if it has agreen pin. I did not realize it, So, my reply would have addressed the Photbucket issue. If they think I'm going to pay to view members photos they are crazy, but, it is not a good feeling to be blocked ouy from viewing them. I just tried to update my profile and could not find the 3rd party hosting update.
  2. Yep, I just got an email from the Flex Seal Co. They said they have not tested it for mold making. But I know you guys are right about it not working.
  3. I might have missed this but, has anyone tried to use Flex Seal as mold compound. In the adds I see all over television the shill puts it in a cake pan and it comes out solid piece of rubber. I wonder what you'd use as a release agent.
  4. Yes I'm at again. I need to know if there is a four cylinder diesel engine model and who makes it?
  5. Ace you are correct, that's why I noted "don't exist" !. The link Fat Brian mentioned, is the closest I've come to loader tires and rims in all my searches. I have some skills in design and have made some 3d printed items. I have submitted track shoe designs in the past but I fail at the price point. Oh well I guess it's more of it don't exist. Thanks guys
  6. Yeah 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. Comments
  7. I've never been good at math,L.O.L. So, it's still really trial and error to get the best results. Does the type or model of airbrush matter? I have a well used Badger Crescendo, not ratty but vintage, any thoughts on this. I haven't started my use of craft paint experience. Comments
  8. Got the parts yesterday, I can't seem to get a good picture of them though. Must be my camera, not so good I guess, but. I will say they are extremely delicate and extremely detailed pieces. I may have trouble using them, they are so small !. Maybe they'll look good assembled and painted. I will try to post pics when I use them.
  9. I'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 right?. Comments
  10. I will try, not great with a camera. Thanks
  11. Thin 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?
  12. Sent in an order for these 3d printed ones and also got some chain binders. Getting them in the mail in Feb., takes some time to print I guess.
  13. I like the 3d printed stuff. Getting some soon. Thanks guys
  14. Who has glad hands? Either resin or metal in 1/25th scale
  15. Thanks guy, the answers were, what I though,t simple and logical.
  16. Question 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??
  17. So 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??
  18. Thanks I vivited there,Cozad site, many pics no particular details. If that is the case it is not shown on any of the drawing images I have found (There is a hydraulic arm that comes down on the rear cross member that holds up the neck.). More comments needed.
  19. Once 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??.
  20. Thanks again, I had the parts I badly needed all the time, right in my junk parts box. I will need to replicate 12 track shoes but, they will be the ones on the ground and won't need super detailing. I may just get one for kicks anyways. Thanks guys.
  21. How much difference is there in 1/32 and 1/25 scales. I want to have a trailer load of an excavator but, a 1/25 scale model is way tooo expensive to just sit there. I have even drawn up 3d models of track shoes, got 3d print prices and for a full set of tracks it could cost about 125 bucks! So I looked at Bruder toys and they offer some good looking 1/32 items that I could scavenge tracks from but I'm not sure of the difference in scale sizes. Any comments, even diecast 1/32nd look pretty good.
  22. I also open and inspect as soon as I recieve it. I got burned once when I waited some time before I built and found no body in one box and no tires in the other. I only takes once to fool me.
  23. Thank you, this answers all my questions about this. Thanks for the pics, KUDOS
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