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    • May 9, 2021 10:31 AM EDT
    • Rick, I keep my Wihas in a mini machinist chest. At least they are separated into type. But not size.

      So I spend half the time you do getting the correct size. 

    • May 8, 2021 10:51 PM EDT
    • Very nice Cliff


    • May 8, 2021 9:06 PM EDT
    • I have a large fishing tackle that I use to keep all my train tools in. Has three levels for large and small tools. Works good. I line all the different tools you have.

    • May 8, 2021 6:51 PM EDT
    • Those look really cool Cliff but way to organised for me. I just keep everything in a pile in the drawer of a tool chest, that way I can waste lots of time looking for the one I need

    • May 8, 2021 5:25 PM EDT
    • Cliff;


      Great idea.  All of my Wiha tools fit nicely into the canvas carryall they arrived in, and I keep them in my steam-up two-wheeled tool case.  Think I will pass, but I really think your tool holder is outstanding.


      Best wishes, David Meashey

    • May 8, 2021 3:05 PM EDT
    • Yes, they are very nice. I do have a few sets, but no shelf space for these cool holders.

    • May 8, 2021 3:02 PM EDT
    • Thanks very much Bruce!

    • May 8, 2021 2:42 PM EDT
    • Great idea and wonderful implementation!

    • May 8, 2021 2:07 PM EDT
    • If anyone here has Wiha tools of the "precision" type, maybe you'd like a desktop holder I made this last week. It has  different shelves for specific sets (the handle sizes, and therefore sizes, change with each). I've done those shelves for SAE & Metric hex drivers, SAE & Metric nut drivers, the 7 piece screwdrivers, and Torx. The shelves are interchangeable and can be ordered per your preference.


      If you want one, over next week or two, PM me with your set types (in this "precision" series). Or you can have shelves that are blank, or just holes (tell me how many, spacing, and what size). Also how many rows you want. I've done 3 & 6 rows, and can (with a little time) do others. Not trying to make money here, so I'll charge $15 for shipping and material. Or $5 if I see you at KOPS next weekend.


      The holder will ship unassembled, and you'll need to glue it together and (if you want) clean and finish it.  




    • April 16, 2021 4:42 PM EDT
    • I've stopped using hobby lubes and moved to using plastic safe synthetic oils and grease (Mobil 1 in particular) on my Bachmann geared engines and wheels on my cars.  The Bachmann E-Z Lube gear grease in particular often separates and doesn't cling too well to the gears.


      You might want to use this search of Large Scale Central for various threads on the subject.

    • April 16, 2021 4:42 PM EDT
    • Been using automotive 0/20 Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil for years. As for grease I still have some Labelle.

    • April 16, 2021 1:28 PM EDT
    • and journal oil?

      I use synthetic oil sold on Amazon for hobbyists - don't know if it really is better but nothing has caused trouble recenttly. I also have "Turbine" oil, sold at the local hardware store - it is for electric motor bearings, etc.


    • April 16, 2021 1:23 PM EDT
    • Bachmann had grease and oil for engines.


    • April 16, 2021 11:17 AM EDT
    • Most of the Hob-E-Lube brand formulas are available through Amazon if you prefer mail order.  They make white greases as well as light oils.

    • April 16, 2021 10:31 AM EDT
    • It's been a long while since I've serviced any locomotives of mine. Went to my lube and couldn't find it.

      And I can't remember what the heck I had.

      What do you all use for motor gear grease and journal oil? 


    • January 28, 2021 9:34 PM EST
    • Maybe the price is a Micro-Mark exclusive?

    • January 28, 2021 5:15 PM EST


       I don't need that thing. I'm my own "wonder cutter" especially first thing in the morning in the dead of winter while waiting for my shop to heat up drinking coffee.


    • January 28, 2021 9:40 AM EST
    • Interesting, but hardly "A Micro-Mark exclusive."  They're available a bunch of places, but the price is nutty.

    • January 27, 2021 10:55 PM EST
    • I saw this and was interested until I saw the live demo at the Amherst show last year.  I believe it's better suited for the smaller scales as it seems to cut the thin materials well but the thicker stuff requires multiple passes and the plastic gets gooey.  BTW: They sell them at Home Depot now.  I had a chance to buy a returned one for $280 and passed.