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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Muddy Poppins - 12-19-2018

Are they headed to Egglands Best or Foster Farms??? Wink

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 12-19-2018

Ranches are normally named in just letters........the name of this ranch is...K.F.C. [Image: eating-drumstick.gif]

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - kmott - 01-22-2019

Hi Super, Love all the modsBTW. A couple of quick questions. For the bullet train with 2 head lights, I have the same train and have been thinking of doing that for a while. The plastic “lights” on the train are square and the light bulbs themselves are round. Did you cut round holes? Square holes?

Then for the Ben that you modified into “hard boiled” you mentioned the masking and airbrushing. Did you literally mask it off like one would when painting the wall in the house? I have tried painting some mods a la old school plastic models (Testors and brushes) and have been unhappy with the results so far.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 01-22-2019

If you are talking about the Skyliner then the answer is round. Removing the stickers and creating a dual light bracket on the inside. The lights are simply 1.5v Grain of Wheat/Rice bulbs.

With Ben I have learned over the years (from many mistakes) that masking and painting always depends on the tools you use. Painting by brush or rattle can spray paint along with regular masking tape always ends up in disappointment. Using the proper tape and a Liquid Masking for curves in addition to the tape works the best. Along with the proper masking using an Airbrush is critical in creating a sharp edge with no seepage of paint.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - kmott - 01-23-2019

(09-02-2014, 03:11 PM)Super Wrote:

The Gray Ghost

A modestly modified, no longer a Porter, and just leaving the custom body shop. Ladies and gentleman I give to you...The Gray Ghost.

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Coming Soon....The Menace
Hi Super, I am curious where you get your Smokebox replacement (when removing the face).  I have only been able to find brass ones that are expensive and I think plastic would work better.  

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - kmott - 01-30-2019

Hi Super,

simple question here, but I thought others might be interested. what is your adhesive of choice for gluing lights into little holes for the trains? I have used Super glue and I find that when it dries it can leave a white color. Maybe this is holes being too big or too much glue or cheap glue. Yours always look like they were made in the factory, im hoping you have the silver bullet suggestion!


RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 01-30-2019 want me to give up all my secrets... Smile

I really don't use glue at all. I used black Silicone Sealant/Adhesive lightly placed on the inside of the shell. I Like using Silicone because it is somewhat non-permanent in case you need to replace a bulb and black so the light beam does not back light into the shell. I might also add that, where possible, I make tubes for the bulbs to slide into so the silicone need only be added the the rear of the tube.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Trainboy90 Productions - 01-30-2019

(08-09-2014, 11:17 AM)Super Wrote:

Grandson wanted to have some "dirty" trains like real ones. Well this "Was-A-Whiff" may have taken the dirty a bit far. Big Grin  What do you think?

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Where do you get those smokebox doors? I want some to use for my customs.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 01-30-2019

I’ll answer that.... They’re Hornby OO scale smoke box faces. You can occasionally find them on eBay from sellers in the UK.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Trainboy90 Productions - 01-30-2019

Of I were to get one for a Trackmaster Rosie, which one would I have to use?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 01-30-2019

You would have to measure the inside and outside of what you want. Digital calipers is a must

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 03-27-2019

Messy beginnings of the remake...

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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - ripley802 - 03-27-2019

Very cool Super, can’t wait to see this progress. Are you going to use plywood or something for the top over the tables?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 03-27-2019

Oh wow, there’s a drill, a square and some clamps! Things are about to get real in Caiden Town! Big Grin

Yeah, I’m also intrigued by the space between the tables. Bridge it with a sheet of plywood or maybe a lower section supported by sawhorses (ala Ucwepn) to form a harbor or valley?

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 03-27-2019

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I have some ideas and the implementation of those ideas have to be performed in a proper order during initial construction. This will be a long process but once the initial engineering is complete then the laying of track will proceed. I will update progress with pictures as the development goes on.