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Hints & Tips No. 2110
Aligning Decals on Rollingstock Pt 2
By Several Modellers
I try to set the decal to line up with some linear feature on the model, as close as I can get it. Then I sight down the side of the model, parallel to the side. Any dips or bumps in the decal line are easy to see, and can be adjusted.
I do not use decal setting solutions until I am satisfied that the decal is set in place. (George Paine)
Instead of a line drawn with pencil I would just mark a few points measured from the roofline to help keep you on track. If they show through they would be easier to hide with weathering. (Joe Beltrame)


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Hints & Tips No. 2111
To Hide the Seams on Removable Buildings
By Peter Herron
To keep the ground cover from entering the joint I decided to glue and spike some thin cardboard to the base which covered the seam and could be covered with material to hide it.  I used gasket material which I had purchased to use to shim cork roadbed where needed. It is impervious to water but wetting it allows it to conform to minor contours. When it dries it is quite stiff.  Now if I have to remove the building it will require little work to fix the scenery once reinstalled.


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Hints & Tips No. 2112
If you want to experience using Waybill cards and need a holder
by Several Modellers

I tried out using waybills at each of my stations for my way freights. I made the holders for my cards from foam come, the first ones I used white and painted them black. The newer ones I used black foam core. They are hot glued together and lettered with stick on lettering. I mounted them with Velcro to the fascia. (Bob Reck)
I use binder clips to clip the car cards at the bottom of my fascia at or near where the car is located instead of fixed boxes. With the cards being held at their bottom edge, I can thumb through the top of them to see car numbers and destination information on the waybills. They do not stick out from the fascia like a box would and as an added bonus they are easily moveable and removable. You can also clip a card anywhere a car is currently located like on a passing siding where there normally wouldn't be a box. For the fixed industries on my layout, I plan to stencil the track ID above where the car card will normally be clipped for that particular industry. Just another option as you can set up a dozen locations for the cost of the clips (Charles Riley)


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Hints & Tips No. 2113
Protecting yourself from Super Glue
by Bruce Considine
 
I learn a lot by my mistakes. The buildings you build usually are put together with super glue. If you get super glue on your fingers and thumb, it will take days to get it off. My solution is to  spend a few dollars for Nitrile disposable gloves, ten to a pack. (not latex, one size fits all.)
They are $3 for 10 pairs where I live and it will be the best 30 cents you ever spent per pair! Just throw them away when they are done or holed.


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