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    The thing I like about PowerPole is that they...

    The thing I like about PowerPole is that they aren't gendered (no male and female parts to keep track of). They can also be configured into whatever number of wires that you need. without having to...
  2. Thread: Railroad Jobs

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    My dad worked for IBM. He was the customer...

    My dad worked for IBM. He was the customer engineer for the Santa Fe back in the 60's, when Santa Fe had one computer. One of things they used it for was inventory control. Back then, they just had...
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    I've never worked for a railroad, but I did work...

    I've never worked for a railroad, but I did work for a supplier, Railroad Friction Products Corp. We made COBRAŹ brand brake shoes and disc brake pads for freight and passenger cars, locomotives, and...
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    It may be a little late for this, but i would...

    It may be a little late for this, but i would suggest flipping the engine/car service peninsula left to right and connecting it to the run-around track parallel to the yard ladder. As it is now, that...
  5. Thread: Clock Towers?

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    You're welcome. I used to work in the clock...

    You're welcome. I used to work in the clock business and realized that most people wouldn't think of these.
  6. Thread: Clock Towers?

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    What you want is a watch movement, not an entire...

    What you want is a watch movement, not an entire watch. A quick search for "watch movement" turned up this, among others: https://www.esslinger.com/watch-movements/

    These are people who supply the...
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    Tom, when you get done with that car ferry to...

    Tom, when you get done with that car ferry to move traffic between the CP and Mars I'd like to see it. :D

    The SpaceX Starship looks reminiscent of a 1950s SF rocket.
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    Clover House N scale tie material can also be...

    Clover House N scale tie material can also be used with the Fasttracks fixtures for the other ties. It's a long strip and a bit cheaper and less waste.
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    Evergreen has plastic clapboard sheet with .03"...

    Evergreen has plastic clapboard sheet with .03" spacing, or a little less than 5" in n-scale. Also .04, .06, .08, and .1.
  10. There's always this from a recent thread. :D ...

    There's always this from a recent thread. :D

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?40278-Fire-Destroys-CN-Trestle-Bridge&p=470937
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    I'm interested in hearing about your adventures...

    I'm interested in hearing about your adventures with this printer. I'm a mechanical engineer (machine design) so the computer part is old hat to me, been doing 3-d solid models for decades. I've...
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    The Rock was one of Southern's major interchange...

    The Rock was one of Southern's major interchange partners in Memphis. Too bad it was killed by the Carter administration. :(
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    I'm modeling the Southern Railway's S-Line. The...

    I'm modeling the Southern Railway's S-Line. The S-Line runs from Salisbury, NC through Asheville to eastern Tennessee. The most well known part of this line is the Loops between Old Fort and...
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    Many years ago I agreed to build a trestle for a...

    Many years ago I agreed to build a trestle for a club I was in. It was skewed, on a grade and an S-curve. This resulted in the tops of the bents not being level to make the track level.

    We lost...
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    I used to play will a group that occasionally did...

    I used to play will a group that occasionally did weddings. Many brides asked for "The Cannon" as the processional for the bride. None of the churches were big enough to pull that off.

    We...
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    I prefer individual controls each directly...

    I prefer individual controls each directly opposite the turnout it controls. I like to recess these into the fascia to prevent accidental activation.

    No need for lights or anything, just look at...
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    Thanks Doug. That's just what I was looking for.

    Thanks Doug. That's just what I was looking for.
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    Sound Decoder for Atlas RS3

    I have a number of Atlas Classic RS3 locos. Lately I've been thinking about getting into sound decoders. Since I'm planning on detailing and painting these first, they seem to be a good place to...
  19. I would recommend making scale drawings of the...

    I would recommend making scale drawings of the pieces of the existing railroad your are planning on reusing. Cut them up and move them around your room drawing. When you find an arrengement you like,...
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    The GP30 is one of my favorite locos. It can be...

    The GP30 is one of my favorite locos. It can be improved only by having a high hood! :)
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    What's it take to lengthen a siding?

    A little bit of plywood and some wider risers, right? Here's what it took CSX to change the Stouts siding, in Indian Trail, NC, from a 3,800' siding used by the local to run around or store a few...
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    I've also been using ME flex for a long time....

    I've also been using ME flex for a long time. Yes, it is stiff, but once you get it curved the way you want, it stays there. To curve it, I have an old "track gauge" which is a hard rubbery block...
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    I have a very small bench vise (jaws about 3-4...

    I have a very small bench vise (jaws about 3-4 inches wide), with an "anvil" spot on it about 1" square. I put my 22 AWG feeder wire, stripped, on the "anvil" and bang it a few times with hammer,...
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    That is what I do, and I've been very happy with...

    That is what I do, and I've been very happy with it.
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    I agree with NtheBasement. The key is that the...

    I agree with NtheBasement. The key is that the bend is inside the hole in the subroadbed. It will hold the wire against the rail for soldering. After you solder the joint, give the wire a tug to make...
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