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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #225 on: April 07, 2019, 11:45:59 PM »
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Was the third set ever release?
Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #226 on: April 08, 2019, 10:39:18 AM »
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Was the third set ever release?
Yes. I have all three and anxiously awaiting the hummv sets
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #227 on: August 10, 2019, 08:32:58 PM »
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I would rather not glue the tanks and HUMVEEs to the flat cars ..  what are you guys doing to keep them from falling off the cars?

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #228 on: August 10, 2019, 08:46:08 PM »
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I would rather not glue the tanks and HUMVEEs to the flat cars ..  what are you guys doing to keep them from falling off the cars?
John I am out of N Scale and not considering moving back to it after starting in HOn3 however my wife gave me a small plastic container years ago from her doll house furniture collection. This product is called Mini-Hold and is used to hold doll house plates, knives and lamps etc to tables and the like. It is also used to hold pictures to walls. It might be worth trying. I believe it is easily removable. It was made by Handcraft Designs,inc Hatfield.PA.
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #229 on: August 10, 2019, 09:00:48 PM »
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You guys need to model a couple without tracks. I caught some heading north from Yermo.
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #230 on: August 10, 2019, 09:43:58 PM »
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I would rather not glue the tanks and HUMVEEs to the flat cars ..  what are you guys doing to keep them from falling off the cars?

John I am out of N Scale and not considering moving back to it after starting in HOn3 however my wife gave me a small plastic container years ago from her doll house furniture collection. This product is called Mini-Hold and is used to hold doll house plates, knives and lamps etc to tables and the like. It is also used to hold pictures to walls. It might be worth trying. I believe it is easily removable. It was made by Handcraft Designs,inc Hatfield.PA.
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #231 on: August 10, 2019, 10:26:07 PM »
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By the way, I have two of these M88A2’s coming, I’ll report back how they turn out.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/GXS3WA5VH/1-160-scale-m88a2-hercules-arv

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #232 on: August 23, 2019, 04:18:52 PM »
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By the way, I have two of these M88A2’s coming, I’ll report back how they turn out.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/GXS3WA5VH/1-160-scale-m88a2-hercules-arv

@jj3 Did you ever get these?

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #234 on: October 15, 2019, 05:13:30 PM »
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Yes, but I'm claiming a memory lapse... I'll work on some photos of the pre-paint items, most looked pretty nice.

@jj3 Did you ever get these?

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #235 on: October 29, 2019, 06:53:54 PM »
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Which ever side of the track I am on is the right side.

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #236 on: October 29, 2019, 08:12:26 PM »
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Sometimes this hobby can get quite expensive

https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/artitec-n-6160078-m1a1-ambrams-desert-train-load/

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #237 on: October 29, 2019, 11:39:46 PM »
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That's an optimistically priced tank, one for which the data entry was completed by an individual more enthusiastic than knowledgeable or detail-oriented...

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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #238 on: October 30, 2019, 12:37:13 AM »
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Had to look up Aritec, looks like their out of Amsterdam. 

More photos of the Abrams on their site:
https://www.artitecshop.com/en/m1a1-abrams-desert-n-train-load.html

It's such a rollercoster of a model.  Some of the details are very good, like tracks, hull accessories, and cargo.  But then the skirts are (almost) completely smooth, paint is cracking, and that's some very sloppy glue work. 


The MTL Abrams + CGNscale Detail kit runs about $12 per tank, but requires assembly and painting.  This one is $22 per tank, ready to run.  Seems like a pretty normal split of time vs money. 
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Re: Detailing the Micro-Trains DODX M1 Abrams Tank Sets
« Reply #239 on: October 30, 2019, 12:20:18 PM »
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Obviously manufactured under government DOD no-bid contract... just like the real thing. 😀