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banelson Beautiful selection of vehicles'.  Are these Brooklyn models, I really like that 57 Plymouth'.. Was a good for them, sold quite a few. Very nice scenes in your photos'...👍

Yes, those are Brooklin.  That Plymouth was on sale at Diecast direct and that got me hooked, I ended up buying more... those Brooklin cars have been as fun to buy as the trains!

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Lee you sure are doing a wonderful job on your truck manufacturing side job. Things sure look outstanding! Where do you get your decals? I ordered a Chrome Pen but won't be here till Wednesday.  I sure hope it works as well as everyone is saying!

Ted can you tell me what size pen you got? 1mm, 2mm?

@mike g. posted:

Lee you sure are doing a wonderful job on your truck manufacturing side job. Things sure look outstanding! Where do you get your decals? I ordered a Chrome Pen but won't be here till Wednesday.  I sure hope it works as well as everyone is saying!

Ted can you tell me what size pen you got? 1mm, 2mm?

Mike, I got the 2 MM, but I recommend the 1MM. It works great and really is chrome.  The results are fantastic.  I say 1 MM because working on 1/43 or smaller cars, the 2 MM dosen't fit into all the small spots around grills, tail lights, head lights, etc.  It is a heck of a pen.  Well worth the money'.  I wish I had known of these pens when I started modeling........ I will be ordering a 1MM from Amazon.....shortly...

Mike, I got the 2 MM, but I recommend the 1MM. It works great and really is chrome.  The results are fantastic.  I say 1 MM because working on 1/43 or smaller cars, the 2 MM dosen't fit into all the small spots around grills, tail lights, head lights, etc.  It is a heck of a pen.  Well worth the money'.  I wish I had known of these pens when I started modeling........ I will be ordering a 1MM from Amazon.....shortly...

Hi Ted, I had to look back and see what I ordered and I went with the 1mm. I am really looking forward to using it on the fire engine. I wonder how it does with clear coat applied?

@mike g. posted:

Hi Ted, I had to look back and see what I ordered and I went with the 1mm. I am really looking forward to using it on the fire engine. I wonder how it does with clear coat applied?

You won't have any problem.  I used it on two cars I'm working on and they both have clear coat on them.. I'll try and post one or both later if I can finish them up... As you know, it is a timely process'....😁

@mike g. posted:

Lee you sure are doing a wonderful job on your truck manufacturing side job. Things sure look outstanding! Where do you get your decals? I ordered a Chrome Pen but won't be here till Wednesday.  I sure hope it works as well as everyone is saying!

Ted can you tell me what size pen you got? 1mm, 2mm?

Mike I got these off of eBay there actually NP caboose decals and the ICC decal numbers are from a 1/25 AMT Peterbilt Cabover I’ve had for about 35 years. I mix and match all different scales all the time. I like thinking out side the box. You won’t be disappointed about the pen just make sure you shake it up before using every time and it has a shelf life about 2 years after that mine lost the Chrome look now it’s a Silver look

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@mike g. posted:

Ted thank you, but I was wondering how they work if one puts clear coat over the chrome pen?

Lee, thanks, do you have one supplier you like there product over others on the decals? The reason I ask is some folks say they have problems with some.

Mike, its real chrome'. I don't think the clear coat will affect it anyway. I clear coat after the final spray of color.  I don't always clear coat depending on what kind of pain I use.  But I think on your fire engine, I'd clear coat, then chrome.  You have time, as your chrome pen is on the way'...

Mike, its real chrome'. I don't think the clear coat will affect it anyway. I clear coat after the final spray of color.  I don't always clear coat depending on what kind of pain I use.  But I think on your fire engine, I'd clear coat, then chrome.  You have time, as your chrome pen is on the way'...

Thank you for the advice. I will paint the hose first and  then clear coat.

They're coming from all over for this guys "dogs!"  Even the four seniors in the '53 Olds convertible are going off their diet for the night!

You guys have some real impressive restoration work in progress...Lee, can't wait to see the "Kenworth" restoration completed.  You guys put me to shame

banelson, some nicely detailed scenery above...the buildings and "Brooklin's" are lookin' real sharp!  Ted likes the Plymouth (me too)...and I also like the "Merc" parked in front of the entrance to "Morrison Door"...it must be the bosses car being parked right by the front door?



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1948 Ford Woodside. My first attempt at adding LED lighting to 1:43 diecast. Although a more vendor “store bought” solution would’ve worked perfectly fine, I chose to buy my own discrete LEDs and other parts and build a very simplified series circuit based on my knowledge of electronics and LEDs. In addition to a conventional 3-rail track power buss around my layout, I have a 12VDC and a 5VDC buss as well.

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