General Topics---please ask questions at the Questions Board.

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No New Posts PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF NEW MEMBERS!

This is the first board pertaining to those of us who detail their diesel locomotives. Post a message introducing yourself as a new member.

927 5,676 new member
by mta224
Aug 15, 2019 7:25:51 GMT -5
No New Posts News and Information!

Keep an eye on this board for updates.

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No New Posts THE COFFEE ROOM

This board is for all the members of the Diesel Detailer to chat and talk about anything NOT related to trains. You can start your day here with your favorite morning beverage and just put your feet up. This board will be purged now and then like the classifieds.

Sub-board: Sticky Subjects

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No New Posts GENERAL TOPICS

Use this area for general comments diesel modeling. This board is not a board for questions. Please ask questions under QUESTIONS or HELP.

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No New Posts QUESTIONS BOARD - 1 Viewing

Have a question you need answered? Maybe a member knows the answer. Ask away!

If you have a question about a project, please use the Help board.

1,874 10,295 F Unit Grilles HO Scale
by areibel
Aug 16, 2019 15:57:30 GMT -5
No New Posts PRODUCT REVIEW BOARD

If you have purchased a new product and wish to share or review the product, use this board. Products to review can be Ready To Run Locomotives, Electronics, or Tools.

50 564 Bowser SD40-2 ooh ahh!
by roadkill
Mar 21, 2019 19:48:50 GMT -5
No New Posts PROTOTYPE FREELANCING - 1 Viewing

Please use this area to share your Freelanced Railroad, toss ideas around, or get ideas.

223 3,617 The Carbon River Transportation Company
by sbcarshops
Jul 1, 2019 21:10:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Birthday Board

Please post birthday announcements here so we can keep the news board clean.

7 7 August 19 Birthdays
by icghogger
Aug 19, 2019 9:08:12 GMT -5

PROJECTS AND INFORMATION (Don't Post Questions In The Project Boards)

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No New Posts CHEAP BUILDS/RESCUED PROJECTS

Welcome to the Cheap Build Board! This board is for those who are looking for beginner projects or for those who would like to get into detailing diesels and still be able to afford it. All builds here will cost less than 100 dollars to make. You can also show us those units you have Rescued and rebuilt.

176 2,557 A bare minimum build. An Athearn challenge!
by iomalley
Jun 23, 2019 9:53:44 GMT -5
No New Posts UPCOMING PROJECTS

Share what you have in the Planning Stages, or what you have started to save up parts for. IF YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT HAS BEEN STARTED, PLEASE POST IT AT WHAT'S ON THE BENCH.

142 1,378 Building gp38-2 gmtx 2214,2223,2203
by Christopher W
Aug 7, 2019 20:34:16 GMT -5
No New Posts WHAT'S ON THE BENCH? - 2 Viewing

This area is for what's new on the workbench.

351 4,639 Metra F40PH-3
by ironstef70
Jul 15, 2019 8:00:39 GMT -5
No New Posts MODIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENTS

Use this board to show modifications or enhancements, or planned changes to RTR Equipment. Many modelers start out and hone their modeling skills here.

36 351 Ditch LightAssemblyMethods: incandesants orSM LED?Pros Cons?
by james13
Sept 3, 2017 6:10:17 GMT -5
No New Posts DIESEL DETAILING DATA, TIPS, TRICKS AND TECHNIQUES

Share your Tips, Tricks and Modeling Info/Data and new ideas on how to detail diesels.

145 1,170 EMD Master Parts Catalogs as a information/drawing source
by sgoti
Jul 2, 2019 14:22:39 GMT -5
No New Posts KITBASHING OF PROTOTYPES NOT BUILT

This board is for prototype diesels that were built by the locomotive builders, but have not been made by model railroad manufacturers. Examples of a Prototype not built would be a Demonstator or a One of a Kind Unit. You may have to use a shell made by for example ATLAS and add parts from a Proto 2000 model to get your desired results.

52 949 MBTA GP40MC
by pwrailfan
Dec 2, 2018 6:58:21 GMT -5
No New Posts ELECTRONICS

Post articles or queries concerning electrical items on locomotives like lighting or DCC.

253 1,573 QSI Atlas C40-8W wiring diagram or pictures
by nssd70m
Dec 14, 2017 23:02:43 GMT -5
No New Posts Help Topics

Need help? Have a question about a project? Post your questions here and someone will try to help.

791 4,251 Cannon & co cab pieces
by cbmike1124
Jan 24, 2019 11:27:24 GMT -5
No New Posts DOWN AND DIRTY DETAILING

Here is the board for Detailing and Weathering all items on the railroad. Show us what you have done and share your techniques with us.

95 770 KCS GP7 4160
by icghogger
Apr 9, 2019 7:17:58 GMT -5

ALCO/MLW BUILDS (project photos)

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No New Posts Alco Switchers & Transfer Units

This board is for all switchers made by Alco.

19 146 LAJ #1 ORIGINAL, SPECS & IN ZEBRA STRIPES
by countryroads
Dec 11, 2018 21:03:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Early ALCO LOCOMOTIVES - 2 Viewing

RS-1, S-1, RS-3, up to RS-11.

76 736 N-Scale Alco DL-202, Black Maria
by mandealco
Aug 19, 2019 14:49:03 GMT -5
No New Posts LATER ALCO LOCOMOTIVES

The RS-27, RS-32, RS-36 units. Includes later RSDs.

21 220 Re-engined RSD-7 w/567 emd
by nsc39d8
Sept 5, 2018 12:12:31 GMT -5
No New Posts THE CENTURY SERIES

C-415, C-420, C-424, C-425, C-430, C-628, C-630, and others.

44 504 N Scale C636 Build and Pre-Orders
by coaldog
Oct 4, 2017 21:41:42 GMT -5
No New Posts EARLY MLW LOCOMOTIVES - 1 Viewing

This board is for earlier MLW builds like the RS-18.

22 440 Gaspé Rail RS-18u
by mandealco
Dec 20, 2016 3:33:13 GMT -5
No New Posts MONTREAL LOCOMOTIVE WORKS

This board is for all projects concerning locomotives built after the Demise of Alco.

37 626 CN M420, HR412 MADNESS
by ironstef70
Jun 15, 2019 19:08:51 GMT -5

BALDWIN, FAIRBANKS MORSE, AND OTHER BRANDS NOT COVERED

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No New Posts BRAND X DIESELS

Post your builds or projects of the other builders diesels here.

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by wmfred
Jun 21, 2019 7:45:23 GMT -5
No New Posts DIESELS FROM FOREIGN LANDS

Post Non-US Diesels here.

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by dekon
Dec 10, 2017 19:18:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Rebuilt Diesels

This board is for diesels rebuilt into different designations by either the railroad itself or by a locomotive rebuilder. A Dewitt Geep would be an example of this.

17 147 HO CNW AS-616m #1560
by geepman09
Aug 9, 2019 16:11:38 GMT -5

EMD BUILDS OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

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No New Posts Switchers

Post your projects here.

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by lajmdlr
Jul 12, 2019 14:08:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Early EMD

From the beginning at EMC to the GP-20.

192 1,990 CP GP9u #8213
by spike
Aug 18, 2019 17:25:46 GMT -5
No New Posts EMD (1960s)

From the GP-30 to the SD-40. Includes GP-35, SD-35, SD-45, GP-40, GP-38, FP-45.

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by ctown2
Aug 5, 2019 0:44:56 GMT -5
No New Posts EMD (1970s) THE DASH 2 ERA

GP38-2, SD40-2, SD45-2, GP15-I.

287 3,517 CP Rail SD40-2 High Hood
by cemr5396
Jul 31, 2019 19:49:15 GMT -5
No New Posts EMD up to current models.

SD-50/GP-50/ to SD90.

154 1,862 N&W SD50S #6501
by antlorch
Mar 4, 2019 13:29:46 GMT -5
No New Posts REBUILT EMD UNITS - 1 Viewing

Use this board for rebuilt units of EMD lineage.

95 1,518 Illinois Railnet CF-7
by EMDX6043
Jul 28, 2019 17:19:41 GMT -5

GENERAL ELECTRIC BUILDS OR UNDER CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

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No New Posts THE U-BOATS

Discuss or show your latest projects with GE Locomotives.

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by countryroads
Feb 23, 2019 2:27:31 GMT -5
No New Posts GE OTHER...ie...SWITCHERS, etc. - 2 Viewing

This board is for other types of GE Locomotives not covered in the other boards.

23 281 BM&LP E60CF
by sbcarshops
May 29, 2019 14:41:13 GMT -5
No New Posts THE DASH ERA

Show or discuss your latest project.

170 2,117 Southern Pacific B36-7
by rch
Feb 25, 2019 3:59:42 GMT -5

ROLLING STOCK, STRUCTURES, AND VEHICLES

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No New Posts THE IRON HORSE

Though this is a Diesel Forum, we must keep an open mind. Most of us have one or more steam locomotives. Post photos of yours here.

26 154 Scratchbuilt steam
by ironstef70
Mar 18, 2017 20:27:03 GMT -5
No New Posts GENERAL FREIGHT

Use this board to display freight cars.

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by EMDX6043
Jul 23, 2019 10:44:43 GMT -5
No New Posts FREIGHT QUESTIONS

Please ask questions you have about freight cars here in the appropriate board.

57 387 Lighting and detail advice for freelance caboose
by CARR
Jul 8, 2017 8:11:18 GMT -5
No New Posts OTHER STUFF - 1 Viewing

Even though this is a diesel detailer board, you can post your projects of your layout, rolling stock, varnish, or vehicles here.

192 1,645 CHEAP N EASY
by tamaman
Feb 15, 2019 11:01:20 GMT -5

PHOTO GALLERY

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No New Posts REGIONAL RAILROAD DIESEL PHOTOS

Post photos of regional railroads here.

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by railtrax
Jun 13, 2013 23:24:49 GMT -5
No New Posts Class #1 DIESEL DETAIL PHOTOS

Use this area to post those prototype detail shots for use in our projects.

105 451 Some general detail shots
by icghogger
Sept 15, 2015 8:27:05 GMT -5
No New Posts DAILY PROTO PHOTO

Add any photo you want to, as long as it's a real diesel. Have fun!

20 110 Swedish diesel vids
by nickquinn
Dec 13, 2016 15:26:12 GMT -5
No New Posts Share your Galleries

If you have an online photo gallery, please post the URL of that Gallery here so we can see your photos.

59 243 I'm on Flickr now
by lyled1117
Apr 28, 2018 8:26:34 GMT -5
No New Posts COLORIN'

This is where you can post the drawings of locomotives you have either modified or colored.

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No New Posts SIMULATOR SCREENS

Post screenshots of your Trainz simulator diesels here. Trainz is a program where you can run and build railroads on your computer.

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by Randy Earle
Sept 1, 2013 21:21:01 GMT -5
No New Posts FINISHED!

This is a no words message board for members to post one or two photos of their Finished Locomotive. Photos posted here may be considered for the monthly logo change.

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by fordy744
Feb 14, 2019 8:42:48 GMT -5
No New Posts THEME BOARD - 1 Viewing

Once a month, we will post pictures that follow a theme. This will begin every month on the first and will end on the last day. This is open to all members.

Moderator: c415rock

26 401 February pics Rainy days
by coaldog
Feb 6, 2018 9:16:00 GMT -5
No New Posts DIORAMA & ROSTER SHOTS

You can showcase your roster shots and rolling stock on your diorama here.

Moderator: Randy Earle

57 504 PCC & BLMR GP35s
by gnsteve
Sept 27, 2016 20:40:49 GMT -5
No New Posts OUR VIDEOS

Here is an area just for our videos. PLEASE CLICK ON THE HEADING ON THE LEFT SIDE TO SEE ALL VIDEOS LISTED. You can post instructional videos, and roster videos.

176 751 Cab Ride on the ATSF Hereford sub
by spike
Aug 24, 2016 18:31:35 GMT -5
No New Posts HIGH HOOD HEAVEN!

The Diesel Detailer Forum has more than it's share of high hood modelers, beit N&W, Southern, or Freelance. This board is for 2nd Generation Units from GE, EMD, and ALCO. Please don't post pics of GP-9s or RS-11s (RS18) here. Please Post a shot or two of your High Hoods and tell us what the draw is for you.

Moderator: Randy Earle

38 399 N&W Vs. Southern
by viper
Nov 15, 2018 10:41:31 GMT -5

DETAILER MARKET PLACE

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No New Posts DETAILS YOU WOULD LIKE MADE

Post your requests or ideas for Detail Parts or Items you would like to see a company make.

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by roadkill
May 9, 2018 13:25:51 GMT -5
No New Posts A-Line/Arrow Hobbies

A-Line, Proto Power West, Rail Power Products shells & frames.

http://www.ppw-aline.com/

1 1 Parts for projects
by tjkorinek
Dec 19, 2015 9:56:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Archer Surface Details

Decals, Walkway Treads, and much more.

http://www.archertransfers.com/

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No New Posts Cannon & Company

HO Scale EMD detailing items.

http://www.cannonandco.net/

7 104 New from Cannon & Co.
by cnr5127
Feb 3, 2017 11:12:45 GMT -5
No New Posts Cottage Industries

Use this board to inform us about that little business that makes detail parts for specific items.

1 1 Eastern Road Models
by sbhunterca
Jan 17, 2016 22:30:28 GMT -5
No New Posts Highball Graphics Decals

Custom made decals, HO Scale detail parts, and electronics.

http://www.mgdecals.com/homepage.htm

5 21 Highball graphics contact
by stevef45
Apr 14, 2014 15:06:50 GMT -5
No New Posts Hi Tech Details

HO Scale MU Hoses, GE cabs & Hi Hood kits, freight car details, SD-39 Hood Sides, Parking Meters, and much more.

http://www.hitechdetails.com/

4 37 HiTech rubber train line hoses?
by pacbelt
Oct 14, 2015 2:12:35 GMT -5
No New Posts Microscale Industries

Decals in O, HO, and N scale. Decal setting solvent, and other chemical solutions for your projects.

http://www.microscale.com/index.htm

3 19 Birdsboro & Reading
by brgp302300
Oct 27, 2014 20:23:39 GMT -5
No New Posts Miniatures by Eric

Multi Scale Brass Detail Parts. A wonderful source for details.

http://www.miniaturesbyeric.com/index.htm

1 5 Is Eric still in business?
by slowfreight
Apr 19, 2018 13:00:24 GMT -5
No New Posts Plano Model Products

Photo Etched Details for HO Scale

http://www.planomodelproducts.com/

2 18 Plano Stuff
by countryroads
Nov 30, 2018 4:40:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Rick's Train Depot

www.rickstraindepot.com

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No New Posts Smokey Valley/Train Station Products

HO Scale detail parts and conversion kits, brass handrail stanchions and railing kits.

http://www.smokeyvalley.com/

http://trainstationproducts.com/productlist.html

2 11 SV Part Pictures
by railtrax
Nov 28, 2018 7:34:15 GMT -5

CLASSIFIEDS: When your listing is done, please delete it.

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No New Posts ITEMS FOR SALE #1

List your items for sale here. As a courtesy, please do not post your items over a newly listed item. Use another board.

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No New Posts ITEMS FOR SALE #2

List your items for sale here. As a courtesy, please do not post your items over a newly listed item. Use another board.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts ITEMS FOR SALE #3

List your items for sale here. As a courtesy, please do not post your items over a newly listed item. Use another board.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts ITEMS FOR SALE #4

List your items for sale here. As a courtesy, please do not post your items over a newly listed item. Use another board.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts Evilbay Listings

Post your Evilbay Listings here.

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
No New Posts ITEMS WANTED

Place your requests for items here. You never know, that item you need may be cluttering up someone else's bench.

42 100 Proto 2000 GP-7 and SD-7
by wmfred
Mar 23, 2019 15:32:35 GMT -5

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