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No New Posts Locomotive of the Week

Post your locomotive of the week.

317 7,303 LOTW 6/6-6/12/2021
by dastumer
Jun 11, 2021 21:48:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Car of the Week

Post your car of the week.

316 5,906 COTW 6/6-6/12/2021
by dastumer
Jun 11, 2021 16:29:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Caboose of the Week

42 451 Caboose OTW6/6-6/12/2021
by mph
Jun 6, 2021 17:12:47 GMT -5
No New Posts Set of the Week

Post your set of the week.

250 2,355 SOTW 6/6-6/12/2021
by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave
Jun 11, 2021 20:46:20 GMT -5
No New Posts Building of the Week

Posts of buildings and structures.

169 1,305 BOTW November 19 - 25, 2017
by The Jade Fog, formerly: Dave
May 4, 2021 20:38:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Accessory of the Week

Post your rail road accessories here.

251 1,897 AOTW 5/30-6/5/2021
by rbturner
May 30, 2021 9:03:30 GMT -5
No New Posts Tool of the Week

A place for your favorite modeling tools.

118 768 TOTW6/6-6/12/2021
by newbieho
Jun 7, 2021 11:11:00 GMT -5
No New Posts Junk of the Week - 1 Viewing

Junk of the Week! Post your trash picks, flea market finds, eBay lots etc.

133 1,589 JOTW 5/9-5/15/2021
by mph
May 9, 2021 6:44:51 GMT -5
No New Posts eBay of the Week

Post those crazy eBay auctions. You know the ones .. bloopers, insane Buy It Now prices etc. If you know how to do a screen shot, all the better.

235 2,558 MDC Shorty Tanker
by JNXT 7707
Apr 15, 2021 7:48:57 GMT -5

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methuener: My wife is always mad at me...Sixth day of 90+ heat today. A cool down is finally arriving tomorrow. Jun 9, 2021 15:09:28 GMT -5
rbturner: Jim, when my wife gets 'fussy' with me I tell her; "play me or trade me-don't sit me on the bench". Jun 10, 2021 9:51:11 GMT -5
umpdan31: Jim, if I told my wife that, I'm afraid she'd trade me. After all, she's 9 years younger than me. Jun 10, 2021 11:29:25 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Looks like it's going to be 90+ here in Buzzardly until October B-| Jun 10, 2021 16:44:08 GMT -5
rbturner: But it's a dry heat. Jun 10, 2021 19:20:23 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: Actually it's a jungle heat, straight up from the Gulf. John gets the dry heat out west. Jun 10, 2021 22:24:30 GMT -5
John: It was a cool Wet Spring, but is was 102 this week. The rain Delayed the Cotton Planting! Jun 10, 2021 23:30:20 GMT -5
TK Dave: It's been gorgeous and hot the last few days. Today, I'm freezing my gheezah off again, at 59, and the high will only be 67. I'll take 80, 90, 100 any day. Jun 11, 2021 5:35:58 GMT -5
umpdan31: I'm totally with you on that, TK Dave. I've always told people if you don't like the weather here, just wait. Jun 11, 2021 7:26:58 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: That explains a lot about the both of you. Lizard DNA P-) Jun 11, 2021 14:18:45 GMT -5
dastumer: We’re wearing T-shirts when it gets above freezing up here. 59 is plenty warm! Jun 11, 2021 17:10:37 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: I prefer cooler. Too much heat does to my brain what leaving a soldering iron on it does to a plastic frame. Jun 11, 2021 18:13:49 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: Track erasers... There's a thing that's the same but not specifically branded for model trains, right? Jun 11, 2021 18:15:04 GMT -5
dastumer: The bright boy is made by Walthers. One would last you several lifetimes. I never really use mine, I just go at the track with a rag and some alcohol to get the gunk off, and run a track cleaning car when it gets bad. I rarely need to clean track though. Jun 11, 2021 20:27:34 GMT -5
ZeldaTheSwordsman: Well, my track is in dire need of cleaning and I've tried rag-and-alcohol.. Didn't make much of a difference. What I was asking was if there was an equivalent to the Bright Boy that you could buy in a regular department store. Jun 11, 2021 22:24:54 GMT -5
umpdan31: As far as I know, track erasers are designed for model trains. I got mine at a LHS. Jun 11, 2021 23:41:23 GMT -5
JNXT 7707: I don't know of any Bright Boy equivalent out there. Maybe one of those dish scouring pads? Jun 12, 2021 7:18:00 GMT -5
TK Dave: , if it's general crud on the track, try ammonia on a rag. I've been able to remove thick, cigarette build up from tracks using it. If the track needs to be shined to clean metal, I use 3M dish pads, available at supermarkets Jun 12, 2021 7:27:31 GMT -5
TK Dave: then vacuum afterward. Jun 12, 2021 7:27:39 GMT -5
rbturner: Peco makes the best track eraser I have seen. Life-Like makes one too but it isn't very nice. For cleaning I switched to mineral spirits after reading the science about it on the MRH forum. It has to do with poplar and non-polar solvents leaving residues. Jun 12, 2021 16:27:07 GMT -5