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  1. Kato City of Los Angeles uncoupling problem

    I have been running the new Kato City of Los Angeles around my layout and every so often one of several cars will uncouple (not the same car each time, but some have this problem and others not)....
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    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have...

    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have the support and encouragement of the Nscale.net community. Especially since I have admired many of your own awesome layouts over the net. This great...
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    DanB's Layout Thread - California Rails

    I have been a member of this forum since 2012, and for most of the past 6 years have mostly read and learned from everyone (many thanks!). Over the past two years, as I have been more active in...
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    Any hope for a cell phone version of JMRI?

    Any hope for a cell phone version of JMRI?
  5. Thread: Ballasting ...

    by danb
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    I agree with Allen’s suggestion. Although No. 50...

    I agree with Allen’s suggestion. Although No. 50 is closer to prototype size, it looks a bit too uniform. Mixing in some larger “stones” might be just the thing you need.
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    I have a love-hate relationship with painting DPM...

    I have a love-hate relationship with painting DPM buildings. I dread starting because of the fine brushwork around windows and trim, but feel very satisfied when done.
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    I agree. Roof details are awesome. Can’t wait to...

    I agree. Roof details are awesome. Can’t wait to see the completed consist.
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    I managed to reset the decoder but would consider...

    I managed to reset the decoder but would consider the ESU programmer for ease of programming if it worked with Macs.
  9. Thread: Inserting Risers

    by danb
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    Your layout looks great. Remember: Once itís...

    Your layout looks great. Remember: Once itís covered with scenery, all benchwork - whether professional woodworker or amateur, will disappear.
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    Mac: is a fiberglass scratch brush the same as a...

    Mac: is a fiberglass scratch brush the same as a fiberglass pencil? What brand and type did you use?

    Thanks,

    Dan
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    Thanks. The backdrop was just installed a few...

    Thanks. The backdrop was just installed a few weeks ago. I plan to put together a post on its construction when I can find the time. Got it from Backdrop Warehouse.

    Dan
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    Kato City of Los Angeles and some interesting decoder settings

    I just received the cars for the City of Los Angeles from Fifer Hobby. I had received an E9A and an E9B a few weeks ago. I decided to get the A unit with Kato pre-installed ESU Loksound and the B...
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    The Eclipse is a dream to use. I had an old...

    The Eclipse is a dream to use. I had an old Testor airbrush that was a nightmare to clean. The Iwata’s are nice instruments. Enjoy.
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    Tony: the layout is looking awesome. Isn’t it...

    Tony: the layout is looking awesome. Isn’t it great to finally move from SCARM to laying track!

    One question: do you plan to power your turnouts, i.e. use Tortoise or other switch machines? If so,...
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    Cannot rest ESU decoder

    Cannot reset ESU decoder.

    I just received a Kato UP E9B unit with pre-installed ESU decoder (no sound). I tried to change the address from the default 3 to a 4 digit address and to set a consist...
  16. Any room for a DCC decoder, which would allow you...

    Any room for a DCC decoder, which would allow you to speed match better? Or would it reduce the room for lead too much?
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    This is not building per se, but the thing I...

    This is not building per se, but the thing I dislike is cleaning track. And, how sensitive sound equipped locos are to the tiniest bit of dirt on the rails. I have a garage layout, and it seems like...
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    I use push pins - but found a variety at the...

    I use push pins - but found a variety at the local Office Depot that has a large square top and a shorter pin. I find that these are easier to “push” than the typical pin which has a sort of...
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    Boyd Logging Camp

    I began construction this week on my second craftsman kit, the Boyd Logging Camp from JV Models. These kits come with lengths of dimensional wood strips, etched siding, and a few plastic items such...
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    Mac: I have a Kato GS-4 that took a spill from...

    Mac: I have a Kato GS-4 that took a spill from layout to floor. I am working on reassembling the side rods and valve gear. Do you have any good blogs/references/videos on how to quarter a steam...
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    Twenty cents an hour for a man working a plow was...

    Twenty cents an hour for a man working a plow was the going rate in 1911 (page 35).
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    Since I use flex track, I place the turnouts down...

    Since I use flex track, I place the turnouts down first, then size and cut the flex track between turnouts. However, I only temporarily tack down the turnouts so that the glued-down flex track on all...
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    No photos = moose stampede. no videos = ???

    No photos = moose stampede.
    no videos = ???
  24. Thread: Nskale's Layout

    by danb
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    Donít feel bad. I just added figures to the...

    Donít feel bad. I just added figures to the inside of several Kato passenger coaches and a dome car, and in order to fit them in, I wound up doing some very major ďsurgery.Ē CSI would have had a...
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    David Smith's thread is also connected to that...

    David Smith's thread is also connected to that from one of my favorite N scale websites, Rick Spano's "The Sceniced and Undecided." Another example of the very finest scale modelling. The animations...
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