Download Center At Scale Modeling Handbook Provides Resources Some FREE, Some Not So Free
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It’s not about scale modeling or specifics on how to get money for your future, but it has everything to do with being successful in both. It’s the missing ingredient that most of us leave out in pursuit of our dreams and goals. The eBook is a quick 18 pages, and you can download it and read it at your leisure.
There is no greater need in scale modeling than the ability to convert measurements into the needed scale or convert one scale from another.
Thanks to Jim Collins and....
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Italian Modeler Shares His Best Efforts Worldwide
Enzio Fortuna of Milan, Italy has allowed us to share with you plans and an easy to follow tutorial for an N Scale 1920s Water Tower which he will be including in his layout of a Northern California rail line.
Universal Modeling Tool You Can Make for No Charge
As scale models get smaller and at the same time, more detailed, the neat application of the very glue that holds it together becomes more and more difficult for elderly fingers.
The Titanic Research and Modeling Association came up with a handy tool for this challenge.
This is a tool that cuts across all forms of model making from ships to trains, from planes to automobiles, all eventually will exhibit tight quarters when it comes to glue application.
How about you, have you ever found it difficult to glue small pieces together or small pieces in and around other objects? Has retrofitting become more of a chore because of the hard to reach angles? Well fear no more.
With the aid of the GluSquito all of these type of gluing projects need not be difficult any longer. What is a GluSquito and where can you buy one?
Well a GluSquito looks like its bug cousin and is an aid in gluing. Where to buy one? You can't. You MAKE one instead!
To make your GluSquito you need 4 things:
1. Plastic stock from the "parts" tree.
2...A heat source like a candle.
3. A common pin.
4. Pair of Pliers.
Take the pliers and cut a 5cm section off the sprue tree. Choose a 'T' piece with a short "arm" off to one side approx. 3cm long. This will be the handle to hold and control the GluSquito. Next grip the common pin with the pliers in one hand and the sprue stock in the other. Hold the end of the sprue tree over the candle until the end becomes soft (almost to a melt point). Push the pin into the soft plastic until it is buried.
Let cool. What you now have is a plastic stock with a pin sticking out of the end. Once cooled you should be able to bend the pin any way you need to be able to reach in and around objects to apply glue or whatever. Being metal the pin won't be bothered by the glue and you can also use the point of the pin to "spear" a small part for placing or dabbing glue or paint as needed.
We found 1001 uses for the GluSquito, cleaning out holes, adding glue to railing points, Kristal Klear to small windows, glitter dots to the Grand Staircase's railing panels, etc. Having had to retrofit parts on our models (as we were finding details AFTER certain parts had already been constructed) made the placing of mats, doors, and pipes in recessed areas all the easier. It only takes a few minutes to construct one but believe us when we say it is a worthwhile project to undertake.
If you are just getting started with Remote Control cars and race cars, this ebook of tips can help get you off to the right start. Conversely, if you are a veteran racer, you need a good reference accurate technical notes to stimulate your memory. You can download it here:
We found this great little Microsoft Windows™ program on our travels and really can't fault it.We have seen many similar programs and while they were good, none of them were free.
What the RCGears Program Does
The RCGears program will automatically calculate the Gear Ratios, the Rollout and the Speed for any radio controlled model car, irrespective of whether it runs on nitro (gas) or electric.
You can download the software by clicking on the gears below.
If you have a problem downloading this, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get it to you within 24 hours.
I came across this book while surfing the Buildingsandstructures group at Yahoo. It is a free download but I had to put a two-cent price tag on it to get Payloadz to accept it. It is a great 500-page resource if you are looking for period buildings and structures for your railroad layout. The pictures are clear and most have dimensions. If two cents is a problem, please email me and I will gladly email you a download link.
Scale Modeling Instructions
I found this set of modeling instructions a while back and still find things in here I thought I knew. It is a 10-part series originally authored by Bill Zuk and it provides a pretty good set of training wheels for beginning modelers and is a good reference for the more seasoned variety.