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  1. Try sanded grout from Home Depot! They come in a...

    Try sanded grout from Home Depot! They come in a variety of colors, and a box is more than you'll ever need.
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    Got two UP units coming! Woo-Hoo!

    Got two UP units coming! Woo-Hoo!
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    I made quite a bit of money on some freelance...

    I made quite a bit of money on some freelance writing gigs a few months ago, so I got some cash to burn :)

    First order of the day, a pair of these Tier 4 GEVO babies from ScaleTrains.com!
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    This is cool. I know about the ONE venture...

    This is cool. I know about the ONE venture between the big Japanese shipping companies (K-Line, MOL and NYK Line) but I haven't even seen the prototype containers in person yet!

    I hope JTC gets to...
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    Only the draft gear box are the same in terms of...

    Only the draft gear box are the same in terms of size. The knuckle on the TSC is way smaller than the 1015, and there is no slack action, therefore it will couple the cars closer.

    Also the...
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    Body-Mounting Kato Superliners

    I'm currently in talks with a Shapeways designer to print a body-mount coupler adaptor piece that goes on the underframe of the Kato Superliner cars. He mainly wants to know what coupler he should...
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    Funny, because I'm extremely picky in N scale! I...

    Funny, because I'm extremely picky in N scale!
    I want my track Code 55. And none of that Peco "Buried in the ties" fake stuff.
    I want my wheels metal. Preferably Fox Valley narrow tread.
    I want...
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    BLI's ACe isn't released yet either.

    BLI's ACe isn't released yet either.
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    https://i.imgur.com/Ow0TZxe.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/Ow0TZxe.jpg
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    I don't think we quite have an Atlas Track Famine...

    I don't think we quite have an Atlas Track Famine yet (like we did earlier this decade), it depends on where you look. The major online hobby shops are out, but the smaller ones still have them in...
  11. First off, congrats on bolstering your intermodal...

    First off, congrats on bolstering your intermodal fleet :)

    Secondly, I don't quite understand your problem as you described it.

    What era are you modeling? If you're doing the modern era (21st...
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    I use Loctite All-Purpose Power Grab (Clear)...

    I use Loctite All-Purpose Power Grab (Clear) adhesive caulk to lay down both my roadbed and track. If I decide to remove the track (and I have a couple times), I use either a putty knife or a flat...
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    It's okay to glue/caulk down turnouts, just don't...

    It's okay to glue/caulk down turnouts, just don't put any adhesive under the point rails or throwbar. I put adhesive under the frog and under the three extreme ends of track.
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    I use weathered ME track. My method is pressing...

    I use weathered ME track. My method is pressing the track within HO scale 18" radius sectional track. The ends of the ties will fit between the HO rails. Boom - instant 18" radius!
  15. Apparently that's not his fault, the video...

    Apparently that's not his fault, the video editors are to blame. When TV show segments are filmed, they get way more footage than that they will actually air. Apparently the video editor used the...
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    Call your bank/card issuing company ASAP and...

    Call your bank/card issuing company ASAP and inform them of the situation. They have the ability to rescind payment.
  17. Not trying to start an argument here, but can you...

    Not trying to start an argument here, but can you explain what is more advanced? I'm sure there's some technical features found in European trains that are highly advanced but I was talking about...
  18. Image has a lot to do with it. Not just with...

    Image has a lot to do with it. Not just with physical size of the trains but with the landscape of a physically large country, tied in to the railroads' role in growing that country ("Building...
  19. While North American passenger trains are...

    While North American passenger trains are admittedly lacking compared to the rest of the world, we do have the most advanced freight railroad technology and equipment on the planet.
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    What kind of problems? I'm a UP guy so I'm...

    What kind of problems? I'm a UP guy so I'm concerned. I haven't noticed any problems myself though.
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    Nope. Also test track should be level and if...

    Nope. Also test track should be level and if possible a circle for a more consistent speed, as locos will travel faster on straight track than on curves. My speed matching track is a circle of Kato...
  22. I've seen these, BTW I met the guy who runs...

    I've seen these, BTW I met the guy who runs Wutter vehicles on SW. Craig Martyn of BLMA introduced me to him at a train show last year, cool guy, very knowledgeable.

    What I'm looking for for the...
  23. Believe it or not, my cars track better when they...

    Believe it or not, my cars track better when they are body-mounted (and I have code 55 track!) I'm not just talking about S-curves, but on inclines as well. I also have superelevated curves, so that...
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    Keep us updated on your progress. Opening your...

    Keep us updated on your progress. Opening your loco trucks is a necessity in N scale - you'll have to do this often for maintenance purposes (Eventually you'll get lint in your gears hat you'll have...
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    You won't break them. They are actually tough....

    You won't break them. They are actually tough. Look on the ends of each truck, you'll see a slot. with the loco upside down, use a flathead screwdriver put into the slot (not all the way in, just...
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