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How could I paint a worn effect onto a paintball gun?

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Question by Ignacio: How could I paint a worn effect onto a paintball gun?
i have a tippmann alpha black and want to give it a worn affect with silver paint but how could i do that?

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Answer by HuggyKat
Why?? Did you steal itr from someone and now need to disguise it? Why would anyone want to give something a work effect. Use it and ilet it take on a worn look all by itself.

Sure it isn’t “warm”?

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can anyone tell me were i could find a store that sells lionel train sets in los Angele’s ?

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Question by carlos b: can anyone tell me were i could find a store that sells lionel train sets in los Angele’s ?

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Answer by ST
Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 8.9 miles
ALLIED MODEL TRAINS
4371 S. SEPULVEDA BLVD.
CULVER CITY, CA 90230
(310) 313-9353
Fax:313-9365
www.alliedmodeltrains.com
info@alliedmodeltrains.com
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 10.2 miles
HOBBY WAREHOUSE
4105 E. SOUTH STREET
LAKEWOOD, CA 90712
(562) 531-8383
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 12.8 miles
HOBBYTOWN USA
25357 CRENSHAW
TORRANCE, CA 90505
(310) 325-6799
Fax:325-2975
torranceca.hobbytown.com
-matt.hokama@verizon.net
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 13.1 miles
PACIFIC COAST HOBBIES
1747 PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY
LOMITA, CA 90717
(310) 530-7127
Fax:530-7123
www.pchobbies.com
theo@pchobbies.com
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 14.4 miles
BURBANK’S HOUSE OF HOBBIES
911 S. VICTORY BLVD.
BURBANK, CA 91502
(818) 848-3674
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 14.4 miles
R HOBBIES
14269 IMPERIAL HIGHWAY
LA MIRADA, CA 90638
(562) 777-9492
r-hobbies@dslextreme.com
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 14.7 miles
AL SUMMERFIELD’S TRAIN SHOP
2308-A MAGNOLIA BLVD.
BURBANK, CA 91506
(818) 842-3454
home.pacbell.net/markdoty/summerfields
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 14.8 miles
TRAIN SHACK
1030 NORTH HOLLYWOOD WAY
BURBANK, CA 91505
(818) 842-3330
www.trainshack.com
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Service Station

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 15.2 miles
ORIGINAL WHISTLE STOP
2490 E. COLORADO BLVD.
PASADENA, CA 91107
(626) 796-7791
trainmaster@thewhistlestop.com
Authorized Dealer

Approximate Distance From Los Angeles: 16.0 miles
JD HOBBY CENTER
455 WEST 6TH STREET
SAN PEDRO, CA 90731
(310) 514-3702
Fax:514-3703
jdhobiesinc@yahoo.com
Authorized Dealer

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how many model train locomotives i could fit on a 50×100 inch board? i am an h.o. scale modeler.?

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Question by Geno S: how many model train locomotives i could fit on a 50×100 inch board? i am an h.o. scale modeler.?
i am planning to model after the burlington northern santa fe railroad and i am asking this question for some help. i am also planning to have around 24 to 26 freight cars on the layout or should i go for n scale model trains instead. please tell me and my name is eugene.

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Answer by mariner31
A 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood is always a good START, but for HO scale you can do little more than a basic oval with a siding or two (STILL FUN).

Todays standard gondola car is 40 feet long, the box car is 50 feet long, and most passenger / container / auto carrier cars are roughly 80 feet long. So in HO scale (1:87), those would equal:

40 feet = 5.52 inches
50 feet = 6.89 inches
80 feet = 11.03 inches

So 10 coal-cars (gondolas) will be over 4 1/2 feet !! N-scale is 1:160 (or roughly half the size of HO scale… so you get almost TWICE as much railroad for the space !!

Now what to PICK (scale) depends partly on what you wish to model !! You COULD do HO scale on a 4’x8′ sheet of plywood if you are ONLY doing a small yard with no run-trough trains (20 gondola cars would go from end to end of your “layout”.

I spent the last decade working on an N-scale “Shelf” layout (runs around the walls of a room) modelling the Union Pacific Stockton Yard. I went with N-scale after doing some sketching and realizing HOW little room a 10 x 12 foot room would allow.

Just think that a STANDARD coal unit train today is 50-60 cars long… that’s 23 FEET in HO or 12.5 feet in N scale.

GOOD LUCK and feel free to ask anything else that strikes your mind Eugene.

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Could an induction motor be used for regenerative braking in electric train control?

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Question by : Could an induction motor be used for regenerative braking in electric train control?

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Answer by johnm
Sounds possible. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_train. I see it as a real possibility for lighter passenger trains. It might take development of special batteries for the heavier trains.

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Could I hook up a circuit breaker to a 16VDC power pack and not damage anything?

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Question by AJ: Could I hook up a circuit breaker to a 16VDC power pack and not damage anything?
I model railroad and need to know if I can hook up a circuit breaker to a Hobby transformer that gives off 16VDC. Please tell me to add details if necessary so I can get the answer I need. Thanks, AJ.

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Answer by Ken
I would recommend a Fuse rated at the all the specs you need for this application

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Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Question by prof. Jack: Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?
If the trains are diesel/electric then surely they could have a pickup to collect electricity from the wire/third rail, where I live there is a railway line which for half of its way is diesel, but the other half is electric (it joins to an electric one) why doesn’t this train use both sources? (It’s the Uckfield – London Bridge Line). I have seen it on French, Dutch, German and Czech railways. Surely the cost of diesel is higher than electricity?

I mean a train using diesel as a fuel EVEN THOUGH it is on a track with electrical pickup avaliable

and that the train is a diesel/electric one; so it uses electric current anyway, apparently the trains on the railway line near to me are “Turbostar”

The track does about 30 miles on electric and about 30 on diesel track; it goes right into the centre of London (thorugh residential areas) so wouldn’t it be enviromentally, economically and aetheticlaly better for the train to use electric when in an electric area?

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Answer by justanotherengine
Same thing here on Long Island, half of the LIRR is electric (Going inbound/westbound into NYC PENN STA.), once it gets to Babylon (about 1/2 way approx. outbound towards the less populated east end) it only can run on Diesel, the diesels can run up to Brooklyn (inbound/westbound) on the electric lines but can’t go into the tunnels under the East river leading to Penn Sta (from Brooklyn to Manhattan, so everyone changes at babylon, mostly), I think that they just now have a Diesel electric, that CAN use the pick up off the electric third rail of the tunnels, and go into Penn. sta in Manhattan.

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Could someone tell me how to operate a whistle tender on a Lionel train 1955?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Question by Inquisitive One: Could someone tell me how to operate a whistle tender on a Lionel train 1955?
The engine light and smoke work fine, but when I hit the whistle button the train only speeds up but does not whistle. This is an “O” scale train. Thanks.

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Answer by Steven D
Sometimes you have to have the train sitting still for the whistle to work. Here’s a link to Lionel for more information:http://www.lionel.com/

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where could i look up diagrams of prewar lionel train motors?

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Question by garchompagin: where could i look up diagrams of prewar lionel train motors?
im currently working on a 752w engine and i belive when i got the engine, it was put together wrong. if you know a website add a link if you could.

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Answer by david c
I did two goog searches using these terms:

Lionel 752w engine
and
diagrams of lionel train motors

Looks like there are a few books
that are published on the subject.
Kalmbach publishes one of them.

I’m not that familiar with train stuff,
but I’m willing to bet you could find a good
contact through one of those links.

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What model could I make that would have to do on the Underground Railroad?

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Question by kristen: What model could I make that would have to do on the Underground Railroad?
I am doing my social studies fair project on the underground railroad/ harriet tubman. I already did my backboard and everything and all I need to do now is make a model. I can’t really think of anything to make so any suggestions? thanks:)
and it’s not due monday btw lol

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Answer by oregon beaver
Do the Octoagon House on 6th Street in Davenport Iowa. It was a bigtime Underground railroad hangout. Blacks were ushered into it and hidden in the basement and in the attic. I don’t know if it’s still there. I heard that it burnt down but You could get pictures of it, it was painted a maroon color, and the house was literally an octogon, 8 sided. You could contact the Quad City times or The Moline Dispatch (look up their phone numbers online), and they will give you the names of local historians that know more about it. Once you see some pictures of it you could make a model of it really easy. It’s on 6th street, so that means that it is 6 blocks NORTH of the mississippi river. Don’t forget how important the river was on the underground railroad, so this would be a good project to build a model of. It’ll take some phone calls, but once you get ahold of someone who knows something about it, then they will be able to fax you pictures of the house. otherwise you could go to yahoo’s main page and click “images”, then type in davenport octogon house” and see if anything comes up. You could also call a guy named Ron Bellamy at Riverbend antiques in Davenport Iowa. He would know who to get in touch with. I hope this project isn’t due monday. Certainly you would have planned better than that, but this will give you something ON THE MISSISSIPPI river, so you can talk about the importance of the river and it’s function of the underground railroad, and then you could easily build a model of this house (be sure to put the front porch on, I think that was the only way in or out). and just pick a nice maroon color for it, ’cause that’s the color it was for the last hundred years. But call Ron Bellamy at Riverbend antiques first and ask his advice, and if he can’t lead you down the right path THEN call the newspapers and maybe library in Davenport. You’ll have to get all the numbers off of yahoo yello pages. Good luck! It’s a very unique thing about the underground railroad! Good luck! -john in Iowa

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Whittle Shortline Railroad – The Little Engine that Could 5 Car Set

Friday, January 6th, 2012

This classic story book comes to life with this great 5 car set from the Whittle Shortline Railroad. Get yours TODAY at ThinkFastToys.com!!

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