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.

951 5,793 Greetings from Webster,NY ..
by countryroads
Sept 3, 2021 22:14:29 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

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.

1,923 10,538 History on the MLW RS10 and MLW RS10 S .
by mandealco
Sept 16, 2021 14:49:21 GMT -5
No New Posts PRODUCT REVIEW BOARD - 1 Viewing

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

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

224 3,700 Wichita Northwestern beyond 1940 V2
by countryroads
May 4, 2021 7:37:13 GMT -5
No New Posts Birthday Board

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

7 7 September 17 Birthdays
by icghogger
Sept 17, 2021 8:36:13 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.

179 2,618 Dirt Cheap N&W ALCO C630's (old school kitbash)
by rs2mike
Jun 29, 2021 16:13:49 GMT -5
No New Posts UPCOMING PROJECTS - 1 Viewing

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.

143 1,405 My Diesel shop
by countryroads
Aug 17, 2021 0:45:20 GMT -5
No New Posts WHAT'S ON THE BENCH?

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

362 4,889 ScaleTrains Frankensteined SD38-2
by countryroads
Apr 10, 2021 0:40:36 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.

146 1,177 grab iron spacing jig
by m a y o r 79
Nov 19, 2020 12:50:57 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.

53 964 MBTA GP40MC
by jbconn
Oct 2, 2020 12:52:01 GMT -5
No New Posts ELECTRONICS - 1 Viewing

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

256 1,578 Dcc on overland omi dd35 twin motor
by icghogger
Jan 28, 2021 9:22:10 GMT -5
No New Posts Help Topics - 1 Viewing

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

811 4,335 Soo Line GP 22 rebuild
by mandealco
May 3, 2021 15:04:26 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.

98 783 ICG GP40 #3077
by m a y o r 79
Mar 5, 2020 13:24:15 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 Deleted
Dec 11, 2018 21:03:29 GMT -5
No New Posts Early ALCO LOCOMOTIVES

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

77 744 New project starting soon: Fictional RSD-5 rebuild
by countryroads
Aug 10, 2020 18:27:04 GMT -5
No New Posts LATER ALCO LOCOMOTIVES

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

21 224 Better HO scale Fuel tanks for RS32's
by dtinut
May 5, 2020 17:18:08 GMT -5
No New Posts THE CENTURY SERIES

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

48 577 CBRT ALCO C-415
by rs2mike
Jun 29, 2021 16:34:04 GMT -5
No New Posts EARLY MLW LOCOMOTIVES

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

23 443 RSC-13/24/3 parts
by stevenhong
Jan 7, 2021 21:13:46 GMT -5
No New Posts MONTREAL LOCOMOTIVE WORKS - 1 Viewing

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

38 630 BCOL C630M
by sbcarshops
Jun 3, 2020 0:13:48 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.

57 623 CP H16-44
by kaskirov
Sept 15, 2021 20:32:57 GMT -5
No New Posts DIESELS FROM FOREIGN LANDS

Post Non-US Diesels here.

19 141 Europe Model V60 Shunter
by nickquinn
Jul 26, 2021 16:00:16 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.

83 1,087 ATSF SSB1200
by lajmdlr
Jul 12, 2019 14:08:56 GMT -5
No New Posts Early EMD

From the beginning at EMC to the GP-20.

195 2,001 EMC SW Locomotive
by icghogger
Jun 11, 2021 9:54:19 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.

213 2,387 The Three Stooges
by pault
Apr 19, 2021 0:58:38 GMT -5
No New Posts EMD (1970s) THE DASH 2 ERA

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

288 3,562 CP Rail GMD SD40-2
by cemr5396
Apr 29, 2021 8:41:50 GMT -5
No New Posts EMD up to current models. - 1 Viewing

SD-50/GP-50/ to SD90.

154 1,863 Utah Belt SD50
by countryroads
Jul 13, 2020 0:10:14 GMT -5
No New Posts REBUILT EMD UNITS

Use this board for rebuilt units of EMD lineage.

96 1,524 UP SD24m #414
by stevenhong
Jan 29, 2021 14:55:19 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.

72 548 WNW UC23B #4006
by countryroads
Aug 11, 2021 20:03:32 GMT -5
No New Posts GE OTHER...ie...SWITCHERS, etc.

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

25 299 E60 Project
by countryroads
Aug 26, 2020 20:16:35 GMT -5
No New Posts THE DASH ERA - 1 Viewing

Show or discuss your latest project.

173 2,146 CP ES44AC
by icghogger
Mar 2, 2021 8:57:19 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.

27 164 Fave Steam Engine(s)
by stevenhong
Jan 28, 2021 16:51:16 GMT -5
No New Posts GENERAL FREIGHT

Use this board to display freight cars.

257 2,518 60' Auto Parts Cars
by dti406
Apr 24, 2021 8:02:26 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 Canadian Atlantic Railway
Jul 8, 2017 8:11:18 GMT -5
No New Posts OTHER STUFF

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

195 1,702 The Beer Line
by countryroads
Apr 15, 2021 5:07:10 GMT -5

PHOTO GALLERY

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No New Posts REGIONAL RAILROAD DIESEL PHOTOS

Post photos of regional railroads here.

111 480 Iowa Interstate HO GP's
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.

6 33 Unstoppable
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.

325 2,742 Milwaukee Road SD7 #501
by countryroads
Dec 24, 2020 5:22:31 GMT -5
No New Posts THEME BOARD

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.

19 90 Etched ladders for Alco Centuries
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/

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
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 Deleted
Nov 30, 2018 4:40:26 GMT -5
No New Posts Rick's Train Depot

www.rickstraindepot.com

0 0 No posts have been made on this board.
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.

1 5 intermountai es44dc
by dmdmn
Jan 21, 2021 17:55:02 GMT -5
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.

52 118 Cannon sub-base doors
by ssgburme
Jul 14, 2021 7:58:15 GMT -5

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