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Secret Glove Color Test

Secret Glove Color Test

Just a bit of a lark here, seeing what color gloves I’d like to use in future videos. I have one more color on the way… gray. Can’t believe I forgot to order those at the same time as these. Just taking a break from shooting a real video and thought this would be fun […]

May 19, 2024 More
Coffman Right Angle Clamps

Coffman Right Angle Clamps

In this video we’re going to do a little work to my Coffman clamps, both the original right clamp and the mini right clamp. These clamps are designed to hold kit or scratchbulding parts at a 90 degree angle when gluing them together. I’ve used the Coffman right angle clamps for years, both the Original […]

May 7, 2024 More
Rexbeti 6″ Digital Caliper

Rexbeti 6″ Digital Caliper

Recently my old 4″ digital caliper threw in the towel, flashing random numbers on screen, turning on and off for no obvious reason, etc. Time to go shopping for a new caliper! One feature I’ve wanted for some time is a thumb roller adjustment wheel for more precise adjustments. I went with the Rexbeti 6″ […]

September 4, 2022 More
Diorama Fascia Wood Veneer

Diorama Fascia Wood Veneer

In two previous videos, we looked at tools and techniques to get a very presentable finish on small diorama scenes, using Mod Podge Hard Coat and also making our own sanding boards to keep things nice and square. This time out we went full woodworker. Well, more like a hobby crafter, but I think it […]

January 9, 2022 More
Proxxon Hot Wire MDF Fence Kit

Proxxon Hot Wire MDF Fence Kit

My Proxxon hot wire foam cutter is one of my favorite tools for making perfectly square cuts in extruded foam, or XPS. A much talked about shortcoming of the Proxxon is its miter fence. I find it has a bit too much play in it when cutting larger pieces of foam. I’ve seen a few […]

September 6, 2021 More
DIY Sanding Boards | 3M Super 77 XPS Foam

DIY Sanding Boards | 3M Super 77 XPS Foam

We started out with a simple DIY sanding board video and once we got to the 3M Super 77 adhesive, we had to keep going and make a little diorama out of XPS foam! I’ve been using this simple idea for a perfectly flat sanding board for years and thought I’d make a few new […]

August 24, 2021 More
Mod Podge Hard Coat | XPS Foam

Mod Podge Hard Coat | XPS Foam

I often put together small little scenes for our own Raildig products on Extruded Polystyrene Foam, or XPS. It’s terrific stuff to work with but it dents and dings easily. I wanted a way to avoid this and while I could put together little fascias from sheet styrene, I wanted to see if I could […]

March 29, 2021 More
Basic Airbrushes Video

Basic Airbrushes Video

For the longest time I resisted airbrushes just because I thought they were too complicated for my needs, that is just adding single colors to my N & Z scale building kits. When I finally bought my Paasche H single action brush, I could have kicked myself for putting it off for so long! Sure, […]

March 3, 2021 More
Trainini Magazine

Trainini Magazine

Latest Issues: November, 2020 Issue Beginning in January 2018, Holger Späing, Editor-in-chief of Trainini Magazine, has let us know that Trainini will be released in an English language International Edition as well as still continuing to be produced in German. WOW! Here at Raildig we are thrilled that Trainini has found the people to do […]

November 26, 2020 More
Our First Solder Pot For Tinning Wires

Our First Solder Pot For Tinning Wires

A solder pot is one of those little tools I’ve been meaning to purchase to tin the wires we use in our Raildig products, but over time you get pretty fast with a flux pen and regular soldering iron, so I kept putting off this purchase. When we got a couple of new large orders […]

October 18, 2020 More
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