Ok - I admit it...............

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by N Gauger, Sep 6, 2005.

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Would you admit to........

Poll closed Sep 20, 2005.
  1. Never touching a model, if it's ready to run - I run it

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  2. I tweak & turn & paint (or weather) a bit - but that's all

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  3. I mess with something a bit (cut) but it's usually minor & no one notices

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  4. I go nuts sometimes & sometimes people will notice

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  5. I go overboard more often than not, and Sometimes I go too far & have to start over

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  6. There is nothing on my layout, that is "stock" -- everything has been altered somewhere. :)

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  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Ok all you "modelers" out there :) Lets have some fun... (again).

    Here is the chance for you to come to the table and do something truly interesting, for the other members....

    ..........Tell us - " How far would you go - or have you gone - over that gray area of Model railroading" - to make your trian engines & cars run correctly on your layout.....

    And "Coupler Conversions and DCC" do NOT count - they are considered common practice for this poll/discussion.

    I'm talking about "custom" Knifework. Things you have to do to a certain car to make it run correctly on your layout..... or would you??? :D :D
  2. onceler

    onceler Member

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    As soon as my layout is to on operational part, I am hoping to upgrade my vote from never to I mess a bit... Currently, I am trying to focus my time on actually laying track and getting trains running than being sidetracked with detail work.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    If I've done it properly, then no one will notice that I've done it.
    I've reletteed/renumbered a couple of locos and cars.
    Most of my current tweaking is modifying British wheels to something approaching NMRA standards. As I get older, I do less and less modifying -- the commercial stuff seems to be more what I want.
  4. TrainsWinnipeg

    TrainsWinnipeg Member

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    would never dream of over doing something:rolleyes:
  5. Tad

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    I voted - I tweak & turn & paint (or weather) a bit - but that's all

    I'll work on something if it needs it.

    I've kitbashed a few cars and plan on doing some locomotives soon.

    I have painted both cars and locomotives for my home road.

    I do run stuff straight out of the box, as well.

    I haven't done much weathering. I figure that is something that I will get around to in due time.
  6. Jodam

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    At this stage i said never, all my purchased rolling stock is as is from ebay, others i received as a gift from absnut are beautifully weathered.
    Our layout is of freelance design, all rolling stock is leased from all over the US & Canada.
    2' x 2' of a 22'x 2' U completed in 18mths lol. Instead of life project missus now wants it completed in 5yrs & is already planning our next effort, an O gauge layout.

    I do prefer the layout part much more than watching trains go round.

    Cheers, Damien.
  7. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

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    Is this limited to locos, engines and rolling stock or do other structures count? :confused:
  8. ausien

    ausien Active Member

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    most times I do tweek, turn, repaint or do somthing with it, and some times I just throw it in the "fix me up box" (later)..but there have been excetions....have a good one..steve
  9. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Nope - sorry - just trains :( :(
  10. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

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    Well , in voting i can only relate this to my N scale endeavors. In the new scale which
    #1 i can see better , and
    #2 i will not need near as many pieces of rolling stock

    I plan to kitbuild and kitbash with added detail and superdetail as time and money permits.Locomotives will get detailed and weathered but I will likely not do anything as regards mechanisms etc beyond adding DCC and Sound as required.

    Yep, all this is going to take me forever as I am really slow and getting slower :D
  11. Fort Kent Dad

    Fort Kent Dad New Member

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    Have I taken a knife (saw) to a perfectly good engine and chopped it up?

    Yes.

    Would I do it again?

    Not until I learn how to do it right. Unhappy with my efforts with the engines I tried. Did yield some chopped up F Unit noses for a neat scrap yard sometime.

    Did chop a boxcar down to make a M.O.W. car with half open deck, half boxcar converted to workshop. That one I did a bit better, still need to work on my Rolling Stock-Bashing skills before I bash an other engine. I certainly will not be touching any of my new engines.

    :p
  12. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    I was going to vote here, but I think there is one item on my layout that is "stock". I'll even modify a scratchbuild, from the original design, just so it is a little bit different.
    Pete
  13. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Nothing Wrong With That Pete. LOL :D :D
  14. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

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    Somebody told me that if I used things just as they came, then I was just a collector. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I've been collecting dust for years and felt it was time to expand my horizons.
    For me, the hobby IS building, changing, improving (hopefully) and in general, just trying to put my own stamp on things. But....to each his own.
    Wayne
  15. tillsbury

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    I'm missing an option for "I'd like to modify everything but there's still one or two bits and pieces I haven't got around to yet..."
  16. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Yeah :( I forgot that one.. "Still trying to modify some things" :)