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  1. Article: $5 (or less) Static Grass Applicator!

    You can view the page at http://www.nscale.net/forums/content.php?248-5-(or-less)-Static-Grass-Applicator!
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    I am a Great Northern fan. I like the idea of a...

    I am a Great Northern fan. I like the idea of a transcontinental railroad being built with private money and no government grants. Plus the Empire Builder livery is beautiful. However for my...
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    I also have a new S-2 and on my layout with no...

    I also have a new S-2 and on my layout with no grades it easily pulls 12 cars and negotiates 11" curves while doing so. There must be something amiss in the drive line if it will only pull 3 cars. ...
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    Really ugly but a cool experiment. Wonder how...

    Really ugly but a cool experiment. Wonder how long the batteries last and how long it takes to recharge them!

    --Sherman
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    Wind blows train cars off bridge

    Scroll down a bit to see the dash-cam video of the storm that hit the gulf area blowing freight cars off a bridge. That is some serious wind! Of course the fact that the tracks were up on a bridge...
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    Aha! I wasn't understanding what you meant by...

    Aha! I wasn't understanding what you meant by "shadow box", now I get it. I had been imagining almost a literal shadow box just to allow the buildings to be recessed, not the track as well. That...
  7. Thanks! Bookmarked for reference. --Sherman

    Thanks! Bookmarked for reference.

    --Sherman
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    I agree with Allen H. regarding B. Something...

    I agree with Allen H. regarding B. Something using reefers would cool. Also consider a dairy or brewery. A brewery could receive covered hoppers for grain and malt, boxcars for bagged grain, malt...
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    Mine was delivered today!!! I got it in Great...

    Mine was delivered today!!! I got it in Great Northern livery, road #1 and purchased it from M.B. Klein. I've only had a chance to run it for a few minutes but all I can say is wow. This is my...
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    I hadn't planned on buying anything but when I...

    I hadn't planned on buying anything but when I saw the Atlas S2 with sound on MB Klein in stock in Great Northern livery I broke down and ordered one. As soon as my order was complete they showed...
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    mrbmac, Engine Driver has all the buttons that...

    mrbmac,

    Engine Driver has all the buttons that you find on a throttle so you can control all the loco functions. I don't have a monitor connected to the RPi2 and I can control any loco feature...
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I think the...

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I think the RPi2 has great potential for use in model railroading.

    1- Running JMRI as in the OP.
    2- There is a port to plug in a camera and it can easily run...
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    TD, You are probably right about that. I have a...

    TD,
    You are probably right about that. I have a Windows network in the house and none of the Windows computers can "see" the RPi2 though the RPi2 can see all the Windows machines. I wasn't sure if...
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    JMRI on a Raspberry Pi 2

    WARNING: This is a long post and concerns computer stuff so many people may find it boring!

    So, I've been running JMRI on an old laptop running Windows XP for the WiThrottle feature. The problem...
  15. I've got some structures on the layout that I got...

    I've got some structures on the layout that I got in the mid-70's and a few pieces of rolling stock that are from the same era. I also have some non-working steamers that are also from the mid-70's...
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    It would be 12 to 1. One actual hour would be 12...

    It would be 12 to 1. One actual hour would be 12 hours on the minute hand.

    --Sherman
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    Definition of a Train

    I saw this definition somewhere (can't remember where) and really liked it.

    "Train- A device which grabs the earth by metal rails and spins it until the area of interest is near."



    --Sherman
  18. I want to see it go around a curve! --Sherman

    I want to see it go around a curve!

    --Sherman
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    Glad you found a way to make it work Dave! ...

    Glad you found a way to make it work Dave! Sometimes a change like that can spark a whole new wave of interest. I sort of went through something similar when deciding on my grain elevator scene. ...
  20. Welcome Don! You'll find this is a great group...

    Welcome Don! You'll find this is a great group with lots of knowledge and always willing to help.

    --Sherman
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    If you used flux when soldering it may have...

    If you used flux when soldering it may have gotten into places it shouldn't have. Try and clean the wipers using an electrical contact cleaner. You can get some at Radio Shack. I spray it on a...
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    Gene, When I brush on the weather wash mix I do...

    Gene,
    When I brush on the weather wash mix I do both sides while the pieces are still attached to the sheet, except of course for the windows and trim boards which have a self-adhesive backing and...
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    I forgot to mention something about the elevator...

    I forgot to mention something about the elevator kit. When I assembled it I didn't like the tar paper roofing material that came with the kit. I did use that material on the office and the...
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    Thanks Chessack! I like these laser-cut wood...

    Thanks Chessack! I like these laser-cut wood kits because they take painting and weathering so well.

    My painting technique is dead simple. Before I assembled the kit I brushed all the pieces...
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    Laying it out and building the ramp

    A little progress to report. I did decide to build this scene on a separate base similar to how I build my town so the first step was to lay out the base. I taped a couple pieces of paper together...
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