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WoundedBear
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« Reply #45 on: October 31, 2020, 08:56:06 PM »

Im thinking I could possibly scratch-bash a duplex style engine together. Might be as fun as my cab forward.

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OLDERTIMER

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« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2020, 03:09:54 AM »

Look's Good, Ken!
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2020, 02:02:01 PM »

Thanks for looking everybody. 

Sid:  A couple of switchers would look interesting.  Or even 0-3-0's !

Ken
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2020, 10:52:23 AM »

Wonderful work Ken. I am really enjoying your progress, what is your secret to such realistic looking dirt roads. I am just starting to do gravel roads etc ,
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #49 on: November 16, 2020, 04:06:22 PM »

Hey Grump, I use real dirt for my roads.  In the fall or spring (when I till my garden), I usually
have a big coffee can that I fill it about 3/4 full and bring it in the house to dry.  I then break
up the little clods and really shake it up a bit to get it more broken up.  I use a smaller can with
a piece of old window screen stretched over the top to give my "road" a good thick layer of sifted
dirt.  It doesn't matter how wide it is either.  Then I seal it with white glue/water.  Then put
your grasses and vegetation to the edge of the road and seal that.  Once I'm sure everything
is completely dry, (at least a couple of days), I 'scrub' the road with a really stiff 'grill brush'. 
If any little bits of 'dirt' break loose just brush them to the side of the road.

Hope this helps.

Ken
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #50 on: November 16, 2020, 06:35:54 PM »

I have not had good luck with real dirt persay. I have fine dirt/ silt now. but i need to figure out how to get it soaked > i didnt try soaking it with Alcohol before i soak it with a water glue mix?
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2020, 07:09:53 PM »

I use a mist sprayer with dish detergent and water.  Mist the 'dirt' first with the
soap/water mixture. Then 'flow' on the white glue/water mixture. 
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Grumpy468

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« Reply #52 on: November 16, 2020, 07:25:11 PM »

ok thank you will give that a try.
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