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Pimp my Multimaus!

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Pimp my Multimaus!
Posted by Graffen on Monday, December 06, 2010 1:33 PM

Hi all DCC fans!
I use the Roco Multimaus digital system, and of course I do appreciate that they have done a very ergonomic handset.
But the designer that chose the color ought to have been sent on retraining :D

Sure, the red may well be neat, but not on a controller .... Looks almost a bit "so" ....;)
I did this to mine today:

Dismantling it took about 5 minutes, of which three minutes were spent finding a suitable screwdriver ...


I cleaned the cover with soap and water, and mixed in a little spirit to accelerate the evaporation.
Then I primed it with a black primer:


Then came the real fun :).
I wanted a personal touch, so I thought that I would have stars on the upper part of it, clouds in the middle and fire at the bottom.
I used white in my Iwata CM-B airbrush to sketch it up freehand:



The back got a little more clouds and a locomotive at the bottom (it IS a Train accessory after all...).

Then I added the colors from light to dark and I finished with some white for highlights.
This is how it looks before Varnishing:


I finished it with a satin-finish spray varnish which I let dry for about five hours before I assembled it:




I'm pretty happy with the result, now there is no doubt about whose hand control it is ;).

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Posted by selector on Monday, December 06, 2010 2:41 PM

Very cool!!   I think you made the right decision, Graffen.

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Posted by Phoebe Vet on Monday, December 06, 2010 3:05 PM

Interesting.

You may have started a new fad.

Dave

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Posted by jalajoie on Monday, December 06, 2010 3:10 PM

That is cool, I love it.

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Posted by Motley on Monday, December 06, 2010 3:20 PM

That is sweet! Awesome idea, and great job on the paint, looks professional.

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Posted by richhotrain on Monday, December 06, 2010 3:35 PM

Pimp my Multimaus?   LOL

Man, I am really out of it.

When I saw the title of the thread, I figure a hacker had descended on the forum.

I had to look it up on Google to see what it meant.

I gotta go pimp my ho.................... scale boxcar !

Rich

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Posted by NevinW on Monday, December 06, 2010 3:50 PM

wow, that is extremely neat.  -  Nevin

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Posted by galaxy on Monday, December 06, 2010 4:05 PM

PIMP who? You're really a PIMP? there's prostitutes here? Her name is MultiMaus? Oh, Your pimp name is Multimaus... WHere where? DO they belong here with a PIMP?Stick out tongue

 

OH, I get it now....Pimp my Multimaus...as in spice up the DCC controller....I see.Idea

Well, now you've gone and done it.Confused

 Everyone will want one just like it.Confused

Are you prepared to make many more for everyone who wants one?

Pretty cool. Cool

Now like I said everyone will want one! Whistling

-G .

Just my thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Others may vary.

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Posted by BATMAN on Monday, December 06, 2010 4:52 PM

That is one cool controller.Yes  My NCE cover is in the mail. By the way A CPR Selkirk on the back would be great.Smile

 

                                                                            Brent

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Posted by Graffen on Monday, December 06, 2010 5:11 PM

I would gladly paint covers for those that want one, the best would be if it was possible to get a replacement cover to avoid waiting time Big Smile

Anyone interested can contact me off list.

Regards; Michael.

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Posted by Graffen on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 3:19 AM

I sent some pics to Roco with a question about the possibilities to get some extra shells Cool.

I have also asked the Lenz Importer about the LH 100 shells...

 

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Posted by Flashwave on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 6:42 AM

That's incredible, and dead-gorgeous. Too bad there's not enough surfcae in the Digitrax throttles for such a thing, or I'd be all over the offer.

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Posted by traintravler on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 8:17 AM

Pretty cool. Yes I am thinking of doing something like this to some of my plain boxcars.

Sean, the unknown train travler,

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