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Re: Cricut Maker Questions

Alan
 

John,
 I have not seen anything posted in the way of minimum and maximum values for the Cricut Maker. I have been able to cut everything I have drawn up in my SVG and DFX files. I have cut rounded inside corners that were darn small for HO  scale. I use the deep knife accessory for cuts like that. The Deep Knife is Cricuts version of the #11 blade and it use the very tip of the blade for some nice cuts. Sometimes I have had to clean up some of the cuts by hand but sure is a lot better then cutting it all out by hand.
Alan


Cricut Maker Questions

John Stutz
 

Another question on CriCut Maker: What is the smallest inside radius these can cut?  As in opening the top corners of a rounded or arched passenger car window.

John Stutz

On November


Re: Cricut Maker Questions

Alan
 

Mike,

 You are the second person who has posted about the "Modeling with the CriCut." FB group. When I put it in the FB search it never comes up. Are you sure that is the correct name?
Thank you 
Alan


Re: Cricut Maker Questions

Mike Conder
 

There is a CriCut FB group out there called "Modeling with the CriCut.". I joined because I have one, and some pretty good work is there.  All the stuff so far is related to model RR's. 

And yes people are cutting styrene with it.  At least 0.020" and I think up to 0.040".   The trick is to make multiple passes, which is easy since you don't move the plastic on the backer sheet between cuts.  

It's perfect for doing building sides, car sides, window frames, etc.  You can do all four sides of a building with a mix of cuts and scoring, then folks over all four sides to make a box. 

You do have to use the CriCut design software to run it but it takes all sorts of file formats.  I've used .DWG and other formats with my CriCut.  

My only issue is that I've been trying to cut shingles for an RGS conical water tank roof without success.  The design apparently is too complex for the CriCut software, even when I broke it down into 4 sections.  

Miles Hale has some YouTube videos on his user of the CriCut IIRC. 

Mike Conder

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 5:02 PM Dusty <Dustburm@q.com> wrote:
OK,I know this isn't the Cricut List but if anyone has used the Maker I have three questions. Black Friday prices in effect.

1. Has anyone made a stencil for a roof sign. I'd like to spray a weak sign.
2. Has anyone cut/scribed styrene. I hate laying out windows so even scribed locations would be great.
3. Any other Model RR uses?

Please contact me off line or by phone.

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: Cricut Maker Questions

Alan
 

Dusty,
 I have had the Cricut Maker ever since the day they were released. I have used mine for all sorts of project from cutting styrene, cardboard, poster board, paper and chipboard/MDF.  There is a bit of a learning curve. The Designer Studio which is the software  allows you to design a lot of things yourself and then cut them out. I have made structures with poster board for the shell and then covered it with strips of paper cut for clap board. Also laid out drawing for shingles and cut them out in construction paper. I only speak for myself but I feel I have gotten my monies worth out of it.
Regard
Al - CVP Products now retired


Cricut Maker Questions

Dusty
 

OK,I know this isn't the Cricut List but if anyone has used the Maker I have three questions. Black Friday prices in effect.

1. Has anyone made a stencil for a roof sign. I'd like to spray a weak sign.
2. Has anyone cut/scribed styrene. I hate laying out windows so even scribed locations would be great.
3. Any other Model RR uses?

Please contact me off line or by phone.

Dusty Burman
623 261-8707


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Mike Smith
 

I emailed Nate and placed an order.  He responded with an invoice and I paid.  I did not use his business web page because the item is not listed yet.  

Mike Smith
Tucson 

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 07:21:24 AM MST, Brian Kopp <kc5lpa1@...> wrote:


Inquiring minds also want to know how to order them Nathan. =)

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Brian Kopp
 

Inquiring minds also want to know how to order them Nathan. =)

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Brian Kopp
Jacksonville, FL


Center line track cleaner car.

Ric Case
 

Narrow gauge conversion for the standard gauge car! Track cleaner block modified to fit the car!
I taper the edges to help with joints and frogs that might be slightly uneven. With this set up the narrow gauge and dual gauge track can be cleaned!
The roller can be exchanged with the bar as needed!
Also run the Aztec box car in the track cleaner trains!
Ric Case
EBT Modeler
Hamilton Ohio
1-513-375-7694


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Dale Buxton
 

I understand. I thought that might be the case. I think I’d like to order one. What do I need to do?

Dale Buxton


On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 11:44 NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:
Dale,

The owner of Centerline Products has just returned these to production after a redesign and has not updated the website yet. The conversion PDF's were given to me by the owner who received them from a customer. I have not gotten a chance to add them to the http://www.nateslightironhobbies.com/store/ website yet either.

Nathan


"Nathan,

I looked for these on the Centerline web site but couldn't find them. I noticed that the instructions you posted are dated for Spring of this year. So I guessing that is why they are not in the manufacturers yet?  

Dale Buxton"

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Nathan Kline
Tiadaghton Valley Railroad & Coal Co.
McConnellsburg, PA
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Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

NarrowMinded1
 

Dale,

The owner of Centerline Products has just returned these to production after a redesign and has not updated the website yet. The conversion PDF's were given to me by the owner who received them from a customer. I have not gotten a chance to add them to the http://www.nateslightironhobbies.com/store/ website yet either.

Nathan


"Nathan,

I looked for these on the Centerline web site but couldn't find them. I noticed that the instructions you posted are dated for Spring of this year. So I guessing that is why they are not in the manufacturers yet?  

Dale Buxton"

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Nathan Kline
Tiadaghton Valley Railroad & Coal Co.
McConnellsburg, PA
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TiadaghtonValleyRailroad/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJMoICFWw9Muse6xm8moiQ


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Push or Pull. Logically the track cleaner should be ahead of the loco, shouldn't it? I have an N gauge CMX car and only use it very occasionally and and then I push it around the track using a couple of Alco DL 535's (followed by a Masonite pad with two nails under a box car).

Meanwhile it's back to fitting TSU2 decoders into Blackstone K-27's which sounded great when first released but compared to the BS C-19's sound thin. Two done, two to go. PW 455 on the bench now.

Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Dale Buxton
 

Nathan,

I looked for these on the Centerline web site but couldn't find them. I noticed that the instructions you posted are dated for Spring of this year. So I guessing that is why they are not in the manufacturers yet?  

Dale Buxton 




On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 21:36 NarrowMinded1 <nathan.kline83@...> wrote:
Dusty,

Centerline produces an HOn3 version with Kadee #720 trucks and #714 couplers that can be hidden under a Blackstoe or Rail Line boxcar. MSRP $74 but I'm a dealer and I can sell them for $66.60 plus first class shipping at cost.

Nathan Kline

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Nathan Kline
Tiadaghton Valley Railroad & Coal Co.
McConnellsburg, PA
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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TiadaghtonValleyRailroad/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVJMoICFWw9Muse6xm8moiQ


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Kaschwarz@...
 

Replace the trucks and couplers adjust the height with shims and it should work fine. I’ve converted CMX and  Trackman N gauge track cleaners with great success. No reason you can’t figure it out for centerline. 

Kent Schwarz
NMRA
“Keep calm and run model trains"!
www.Tranz4mr.com
Tranz4mr@...
Cell 303-718-2636

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Kent Schwarz
SLMI layout club
Rocky Mountain Train Show Co-Chairman
Littleton CO


Re: FOR SALE: New HOn3 Blackstone Red Undecorated Passenger Cars

LenTRaley
 

Now there is only one of the Blackstone Red Passenger cars remaining.

Len Raley


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Mike Smith
 

Dusty,

I use a Centerline Ho roller on my Hon3 layout.  All I did was change the trucks.  The couplers do not line up, but the car is so heavy I push it downhill anyway with a slider car behind it.  (The masonite pad with two nails under a box car.) It works great, especially in the tunnels!    On some of my slider cars, I use a stick-on pad from Dr. Sholls. (I think I spelled that correctly, it is found in a drugstore)  The cut to size footpad.  It absorbs the moisture and dirt the roller loosens. 

I also have a Cratex roller car that was made by Aztec and sits under a Narrow Gauge C&S Refer.  I don't think Aztec is in business anymore.  Their car sold for $100 at the time so I only purchased one.  It looks like the Blackstone conversion that started this thread.  I repainted mine for an RGS refer.  

Mike Smith 
Tucson

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, 04:18:28 AM MST, Russ Norris <rbnorrisjr@...> wrote:


This is the device I bought at the NNGC in Sacramento.  Works fine for me.  I run it periodically and afterward the roller has streaks of black removed from the rails but it's not abrasive to the NS.

Russ

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 2:27 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Is this the one where the roller sits at a slight angle to the track direction? I've got one but never used it because I was afraid it was too abraisive. I've tried a few 'in train' track cleaners but in the end always come back to the Haydon/ Frairy masonite pad mounted on two nails under a RailLine box car. Simple, cheap and it works.

Mark K
Oxon England

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Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Russ Norris
 

This is the device I bought at the NNGC in Sacramento.  Works fine for me.  I run it periodically and afterward the roller has streaks of black removed from the rails but it's not abrasive to the NS.

Russ

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 2:27 AM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Is this the one where the roller sits at a slight angle to the track direction? I've got one but never used it because I was afraid it was too abraisive. I've tried a few 'in train' track cleaners but in the end always come back to the Haydon/ Frairy masonite pad mounted on two nails under a RailLine box car. Simple, cheap and it works.

Mark K
Oxon England


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Russ Norris, MMR
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
http://blacklogvalleyrailroad.blogspot.com/


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

John Stutz
 

Dusty

It looks like this was adapted from a version that used truck mounted couplers, and whoever did the adaption tried to duplicate that arrangement.  Unless the coupler extension plates are rigidly attached to the body casting, and the trucks free to pivot underneath, I anticipate your having considerable trouble with derailments, due to the trucks tipping under the prying actin of the off center load on the coupler extensions. 

I would shorten the casting's pivot post so it rides at the desired height when carried directly on the trucks.  Then shorten the inner end of the coupler extensions and open their center holes so they fit over the casting's pivot posts.  Solder the extensions to the posts, allowing a little clearance for the truck bolsters, and adjust the coupler height.  You may need to narrow the extensions to clear the wheels on tight curves.  

This will give a body that behaves like an ordinary car, while shortening the truck pivot centers, which reduces roller offset on tight curves.

Jon Stutz

On November 21, 2020 3:24 PM Dusty <dustburm@q.com> wrote:


I saw this on Ebay and now I'm the proud owner. Anyone use this for Hon3? What kind of modifications do you suggest? Or is this not a really practical adaptation of this unit. Someone has performed modifications for Hon3 but I'm interested in other ideas for this modification.

Dusty Burman 
623 261-8707
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Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

lloyd lehrer
 

yes. it sits at a slight angle. The cratex abrasive is not hard on the track.  it has no extra weight on it and when I clean the roller, there is no evidence of NS being removed.
lloyd lehrer, MANHATTAN BEACH, CA (310)951-9097


On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 11:27 PM Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:
Is this the one where the roller sits at a slight angle to the track direction? I've got one but never used it because I was afraid it was too abraisive. I've tried a few 'in train' track cleaners but in the end always come back to the Haydon/ Frairy masonite pad mounted on two nails under a RailLine box car. Simple, cheap and it works.

Mark K
Oxon England


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lloyd lehrer


Re: Centerline N Scale Rail Cleaner

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Is this the one where the roller sits at a slight angle to the track direction? I've got one but never used it because I was afraid it was too abraisive. I've tried a few 'in train' track cleaners but in the end always come back to the Haydon/ Frairy masonite pad mounted on two nails under a RailLine box car. Simple, cheap and it works.

Mark K
Oxon England

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