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  1. Learning how to do scenery

    I've been doing a lot of scenery now that the tracks work correctly. I'm learning a lot fast as I do it too. Even with hundreds of hours of video about how watched, it's still a practice issue. The more you practice, the better you get.

    I added a new locomotive depot/shed with a parking lot and lighting which I think turned out nicely. The shed was the first model I built for my first attempt at a layout 3 years ago, and it's finally in place, albeit, without one of the little ...
  2. Moose warning

    Saw this on one of my discord channels and thought I'd share...

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    Updated 24th Jan 2023 at 05:56 PM by Gary Rowan

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  3. Running two trains at the same time

    I finally got there. Two trains running together and not requiring any user intervention. The outer loop was easy, but the inner loop is two independent reverse loops tied together. To make this work without my activating turnouts, I used the DCCConcepts LM-iD to sense when a train is getting close to the turnout, which then toggles the Cobalt IP Digital which is the turnout point motor. This was the magic sauce. It works great too, and didn't take too long to wire up.

    I got the idea ...
  4. Lots of changes

    So, before the holidays, I took a lot of time to reconsider the layout. I was having a lot of trouble running trains and for the space, it felt very complicated. It's 4x8, but there were lots of ways for trains to go. I found it was hard to enjoy. So, I stepped back, redesigned it a bit, and ended up ripping up a lot of track and scenery. I'm still doing a LOT of work on scenery, and haven't gotten the reversing loops tested yet. But the outer loop works great now. I felt so good about it, I staged ...
  5. Micro Trains auto rack trucks

    I have a small fleet of Micro Trains auto racks and need some extra trucks for them. Could anyone advise what type of Micro Trains trucks are used in these? It seems they have some sort of Barber roller bearing truck with a coupler assembly that fits over the top of the truck and is held in place by four pins.

    Thanks in advance to everyone for your help!
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