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    Have come across a picture of a HO scale Snow Crab. I can't find any details and the picture is too small to pull any dimensions to build in 1:20.3 Does anyone recognize this photo and can steer me to a source for proto type or dimensions. Below is a picture
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    Does anyone have a good source for 0-80 threaded rod Thanks
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    Does anyone have a good source for 1:20.3 5/8" NBW ? Thanks
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    Does anyone have a good source for deck clutter i.e. Barrels, boxes, tie plates, spikes etc. looking for 1:20.3 scale
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    Is there a good alternative over the counter thinner for Tru-Color paint. This would be for cleaning air brush / paint brush.
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    Does anyone have a source for 1:32 Beam mount link & pin couplers
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    Silly question. If 1/2" = 1 Ft is 1:24 scale, what is 1:20.3 ??
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    Building a Hartford Products Rail and Tie car and need a source for rail. What gauge / code would be correct 1:20.3. I would prefer not to buy track and strip the rail from the ties Thanks
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    Does anyone have a good source for Accucraft AP11-738 couplers
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    Does anyone have access to the current list of Tru-Color RR paints? Have looked at their web site, doesn't look like its been up dated since 2015. Are they still in business
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    Any recommendations on what paint to use for D&RGW MOW gray ??
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    Attempting to build a Von Allen Pickle Tub Car in 1:20.3. Any suggestions on what to use for the tub hoops and turnbuckles ?
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    I have an 18 year old Hartford kit with dry transfer decals. Does anyone know how to check if the adhesive is still good ?? Is there anyway to reactivate it if it is bad ??
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    Hi, I have an Aristo Craft C-16 that I want to do something with. Its a great runner and it tracks well, but I model 1:20.3 and I don't really have much of a use for it. I would like to find some way to kit bash it into a 1:20.3 model of some sort. Has anyone attempted this? If so I would love...
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    I have a need to layout some parts for laser cutting. Does anyone have a recommendation on the best software to use for drawing the parts and creating the appropriate output file for a laser cutter??
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    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to cut mortise & tenon joints for sill / end sill connections ?? Tenons would seem to be straight forward but the matching mortise is the question
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    Does anyone have any suggestions concerning the bending of 1:20.3 scale Truss Rods. Looking for any suggested tools, jigs, slick ideas to accurately fabricate these pesky things. Thanks
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    I have the interior for the Hartford Estates Caboose for sale. The interior is new, unopened, Hartford kit number HP-53. Please advise if anyone is interested, $100 or best offer
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    Does anyone have a recommendation for making 2x8 shiplap floor planking for D&RG boxcars? This would be 1:20.3 scale. It can be scribed but I would like something more true to actual
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    For D&RGW proto type rolling stock, was there a standard floor plank stock. From proto type drawings it is hard to tell. The planking is lap joint but it looks like there may be variations from 2x5, 2x6 and 2x8. Was there a standard by car type ie. Boxcar, flat car, stock car etc ? Thanks