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Product Review:  Micro-Mark magnetic gluing jig
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Another tool that I recently acquired was the magnetic gluing jig from Micro-Mark.  This is a very simple tool in that it is just a metal plate with edges bent up at 90 degrees, and some magnets for holding pieces.  Using magnets this way allows infinite variation in how they are placed to hold pieces next to each other. I used this jig in...

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Using a Cork Board in building models
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In previous posts I have talked about using a cork board when building certain model parts, especially docks and things of that nature.  I decided that I should share some of the things that I have learned in using this. The chief advantage of using a cork board is that you can place the templates included in the model (or drawn by you as...

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Using the Weighting tool
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Once you have completed building the tool it is now time to use it.  To properly use the tool you put the car onto the track (the re-railer makes it much easier).  Hook the coupler into the Kadee tool and look at the markings at the opposite end of the car.  Look at the mark closest to the end of the car to find...

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Properly Weighting Railroad Cars
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One of the most important things you can do to make sure that your model railroad cars run properly is to make sure that they have been weighted to meet NMRA standards.  This helps in making sure that the cars will not jump off of the track when pulling a long train.  It also assists in making sure that your locomotives will be able...

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