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    If you loo closely past the loco there is a...

    If you loo closely past the loco there is a little silver planter on the platform that is in reality just a .177 caliber pellet. Painted orange they look like terra cotta planters, you can get about...
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    Sticky: Looks nice, I like how you did the cement.

    Looks nice, I like how you did the cement.
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    Sticky: would love to see updated pics!

    would love to see updated pics!
  4. Thread: New Member

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    Welcome aboard!

    Welcome aboard!
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    Sticky: Well there definitely has to be a pit at the...

    Well there definitely has to be a pit at the bottom end for the freight platform to line up with the turntable, as to the second part, that is part of the conundrum. I suppose they could be winched...
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    Sticky: How about this one? A two level 9 x 16 with an...

    How about this one? A two level 9 x 16 with an industry on a steep cliff over looking a harbor that uses two turntables and a funicular to deliver freight to a barge in the harbor. I whipped a...
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    That was my thought, why not make the level you...

    That was my thought, why not make the level you already have planned the top level then develop a bottom level later.
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    Man I really love that night scene,good job....

    Man I really love that night scene,good job. Especially the lighting under the bridge.
  9. that is an awesome space! Hope you are able to...

    that is an awesome space! Hope you are able to build your dream.
  10. Snoqualmie Railroad days August 17-19 anyone going?

    I am tentatively planning on going to this event, just added details to calendar. I would likely go on Saturday. Any local nscalers interested?
  11. Awesome, thanks for sharing!

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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    This is a great thread with lots to consider, I...

    This is a great thread with lots to consider, I think a lot of us start out haphazardly and sometimes it works out but many times we model ourselves into a corner. I have been thinking a lot about...
  13. Thread: Motorhome

    by Rob_H
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    I like this idea...had a wild idea the other day...

    I like this idea...had a wild idea the other day to see how much a caboose or railcar would cost to purchase as a layout room, way out of my league but could you imagine travelling in a railcar ala...
  14. Thread: Will this work?

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    Well, when you want expert advice...might as well...

    Well, when you want expert advice...might as well consult an expert
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    for me anything by Linn Wescott or Dave Frary is...

    for me anything by Linn Wescott or Dave Frary is a good read.
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    Sticky: Made a little shotgun shack/jukejoint today out...

    Made a little shotgun shack/jukejoint today out of junkmail, aluminum foil and toothpicks.


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    Thanks! I will definitely check that one out. ...

    Thanks!
    I will definitely check that one out.

    I like "Train" by Tom Zoellner so far but I am only a couple of chapters in, his writing style reminds me a little of Bill Bryson.
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    book recommendations

    Earlier this year I read "Playing With Trains; A Passion Beyond Scale" by Sam Posey, I enjoyed it so much I immediately read it again. The book basically is an autobiographical account of his life...
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    What a great picture, Thanks!

    What a great picture, Thanks!
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    That first pic is a cover shot for sure.

    That first pic is a cover shot for sure.
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    I also bought one of these...

    I also bought one of these https://www.ebay.com/itm/352383950547 and two of these https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/ghq-n-50007-fairmont-speeder-kit/ in an effort to vaguely create one of these...
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    My name in Rob Hollett and I'm am N-scale...

    My name in Rob Hollett and I'm am N-scale aholic......It all started when I stumbled into a German Train store in 1989. Since then I have had an on again off again romance with the idea of building...
  23. I know nothing about DCC but I was wondering if...

    I know nothing about DCC but I was wondering if there is a way to back up settings to a file before hand so you can always restore it if you have problems, is that possible?

    I want to use DCC next...
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    Maybe one of these would work ...

    Maybe one of these would work

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tomytec-HM-01-Hakotesu-Powered-Motorized-Chassis-N-scale/202346796167?epid=1247343883&hash=item2f1ccf1487:g:nogAAOSwCPdZ6ZJX
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    What if you got like three of them and stretched...

    What if you got like three of them and stretched one out so it was a little longer? then maybe you could channel the speedster body down over one of those power units. It wouldn't be prototype but...
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