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    Without flywheels, an N scale locomotive is...

    Without flywheels, an N scale locomotive is nothing but an expensive piece of rolling stock :)
  2. :( I already have Deluxe Pacer 53s. And Kato...

    :( I already have Deluxe Pacer 53s. And Kato already made Pacer 53s as well. I have faith that Jacksonville will deliver since their specialty is releasing container lines that have never been done...
  3. XPO Logistics 53' please! My UP domestic stack...

    XPO Logistics 53' please! My UP domestic stack trains feel incomplete without them!
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    Yeah, you need the weight. The heavier the loco,...

    Yeah, you need the weight. The heavier the loco, the more confidence i have in its pull power.
  5. I use ME flex and Atlas turnouts and some...

    I use ME flex and Atlas turnouts and some sectional track. Both Code 55.

    Do note that if you use the concrete tie version of ME flex track, you need to shim the Atlas track with .020" styrene...
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    I would do some research on the species of the...

    I would do some research on the species of the real-life trees in your town. If in doubt, take a picture of a leaf and show it to an arborist, they would know. Once you've ID'ed the exact species of...
  7. Note they didn't give you a straight answer :) ...

    Note they didn't give you a straight answer :)
    I'm going to guess that it's a matter of "when," and not "if," in terms of JTC releasing 48' and 53' containers. As they mentioned, they've made...
  8. JTC's containers are compatible with all of the...

    JTC's containers are compatible with all of the major manufacturer well cars. The tightest fit is the DI Twin Stack, and the JTC 40'ers fit into those easily. The interlocking pins match those of...
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    Most trees in cities and towns are transplanted,...

    Most trees in cities and towns are transplanted, and not wild/native to that location. People plant trees for many purposes: Shade, aesthetics, wood source, food source, windbreaks or even...
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    I heard they are very prototypical. So...

    I heard they are very prototypical. So prototypical, they're prone to derailments, just like the real thing.
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    True Scale couplers have definitely been more...

    True Scale couplers have definitely been more "woe" than "WHOA!"
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    They're not exactly selling like hotcakes...

    They're not exactly selling like hotcakes though...
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    I have one of these. One of the joints would come...

    I have one of these. One of the joints would come off loose especially in inclines. I also used a large flat file on the underside of the joint that fits above the vertical connection rod. Cars stay...
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    This is also the case especially in the...

    This is also the case especially in the Intermodal era, for instance when you have land bridge container trains that move from west coast to east coast ports, and for instance a UP train will be...
  15. Fox Valley Models Purchases Deluxe Innovations Tooling

    Fox Valley Models has recently purchased most of the product tooling from Deluxe Innovations, according to a thread on the Trainboard.com forum. This info has also been elaborated upon by DI...
  16. Definitely Walthers Goo.

    Definitely Walthers Goo.
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    I think it's more the fact that it will be very...

    I think it's more the fact that it will be very costly to move the tooling anywhere, so much that doing so would make the products prohibitively more expensive. What is actually happening is that the...
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    Does this mean the quality of new Atlas N scale...

    Does this mean the quality of new Atlas N scale products will go down? <ducks>
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    They will release everything they've done in HO...

    They will release everything they've done in HO in N scale. They did choose to announce the C39-8 now as there's no competition for that. I would expect them to release an SD40-2 further down the...
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    Proof that Walthers never cared about N scale to...

    Proof that Walthers never cared about N scale to begin with.

    Although, in a way, this is good for us in the long run, since the line will be run by people who do care about N scale.

    Wonder if...
  21. Thread: Bli sd40-2

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    BLI: We're gonna release an SD40-2 WITH SOUND! ...

    BLI: We're gonna release an SD40-2 WITH SOUND!

    INTERMOUNTAIN: Ummm...

    SCALE TRAINS: Hold my beer.
  22. Here's a pic of the prototype (SDNX 3001), and it...

    Here's a pic of the prototype (SDNX 3001), and it happens to be in the same left side view as your picture. There is no skirting over the fuel tank, and both the fuel tank and trucks are colored...
  23. You can embed the photo on the post by coping the...

    You can embed the photo on the post by coping the "BB Link" on the right side when you click on your photo from the main IMGUR photos menu screen and pasting it directly to your Reply window on this...
  24. Can you start a free Imgur account and link the...

    Can you start a free Imgur account and link the photos from there?
  25. Not in my era, but glad to hear of a new...

    Not in my era, but glad to hear of a new manufacturer enter the fray, which is great for the hobby and the scale. I also just found out that the Lowell Smith is the one who started Portland's The...
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