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    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to...

    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to "doesn't go" in Spanish). It was abandoned on the NY thruway on one of their trips back to school.

    The railroad I'm modeling is in the right time...
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    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly...

    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly Oversized layout and seems quite happy with them. They's also got a MP5 model with two sets of contacts and a few more bells and whistles.
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    Hi Jim; Looks pretty good for the space you...

    Hi Jim;

    Looks pretty good for the space you have. As far as back and forth passenger trains go, the trains run by the North Carolina DOT (the Piedmont service) usually run with four-five cars and...
  4. With DCC you can have any decoder equipped engine...

    With DCC you can have any decoder equipped engine do anything you want no matter what the other engines are doing. The type of track you are using has nothing to do with this.

    Each engine needs...
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    It's not, the short hood was the front on the...

    It's not, the short hood was the front on the SD35, GP35, and GP30, not that Southern didn't run them both ways anyway. :) As far as the Southern Ry. was concerned, the front was just a designation...
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    Here is the steel mill on a layout built by a...

    Here is the steel mill on a layout built by a friend of mine on which I regularly operate. This includes blast furnaces and a couple of rolling mills for different types of products, a machine shop,...
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    If you're interested in steel mills and can get...

    If you're interested in steel mills and can get down to Birmingham, AL, I'd suggest visiting Sloss Furnace. It's an old steel mill in downtown Birmingham that is now a museum and community center....
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    Powered turnouts shouldn't be any problem. If...

    Powered turnouts shouldn't be any problem. If it's a swing gate I'd recommend nothing lighter than a 3.5x3.5 door hinge. Don't use piano hinges. They don't hold up over the long term. Ditto for lift...
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    Sorry if my initial reply seemed overly...

    Sorry if my initial reply seemed overly simplistic, but you've been at this longer than I have. :)

    With just an 11' x 8' area, peninsulas get tight really fast, and you've also got a blob for a...
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    I have to agree with several others here. What...

    I have to agree with several others here. What are the requirements? A swing gate isn't a requirement, it's a method. That aisle plan is a method. I know that this is where most people start, even...
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    Can't say that Intermountain is my favorite...

    Can't say that Intermountain is my favorite supplier anyway. They announced the SD40-2 in Southern high hood that was supposed to be available in summer 2014. They finally came out last year, and I...
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    There are also hand punches available, like a one...

    There are also hand punches available, like a one hole paper punch. This is good for thin material because the punched discs are better than what a leather punch gives you. I got mine at Michael's...
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    I fear never getting my (rather ambitious) layout...

    I fear never getting my (rather ambitious) layout completed to the point where I can start operations. I'm 60, but I can see the small stuff just fine (cataract surgery and superficial keratectomies...
  14. I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I...

    I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I used to work for Railroad Friction Products, where we made COBRA® brand brake shoes.
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    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a...

    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a living, we never assumed that plastic sheet (in this case 50"x100", mostly acrylic) was square. Our procedure (on a computer controlled panel saw) was to...
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    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired...

    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired as you say. Probably not NJ International (too cheap) but they'll be here Monday and I'll let you know.
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    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out....

    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out. Even the NJI site says "Sold Out."

    I also plan on clipping the resistors, since I'll be using the Signal LCC to drive these, and it has built in...
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    Thanks Mark. Are these built-in resistors on the...

    Thanks Mark. Are these built-in resistors on the wire hanging out of the bottom of the signal?
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    Looking For Grade Crossing Signals

    I guess this would qualify as "signals" so I'll put it here.

    I am getting close to installing some grade crossing signals (no arms, just lights) on my railroad. I know that NJ International has...
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    Is this still standing? G-Maps has a distance...

    Is this still standing? G-Maps has a distance function. Right click on one corner, select the next corner. I use this all the time. It may not be exact, but it's close enough.
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    On my last layout I used 1/4" underlayment...

    On my last layout I used 1/4" underlayment plywood. It was just glued together, no fasteners. Biggest drawback is you need a flat surface to do the glue-up. See here for an example. Since then I've...
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    This trademark protection can be carried to...

    This trademark protection can be carried to ridiculous lengths. For instance, the CSX "heritage units".

    http://trains21.org/2016/02/25/csx-seaboard-system-emblem-unit-in-linden-nj/

    The only...
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    I used to know a guy who built a high hood SD30...

    I used to know a guy who built a high hood SD30 and a high hood BL2. :)
  24. To go the rotary switch route, look at this:...

    To go the rotary switch route, look at this: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Alpha-Taiwan/SR2511F-0304-19F0B-E9-N-W-159?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsqIr59i2oRcpLUApvc6s4LeZIRaJc3vi8%3D

    The current rating...
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    I'll be there. Got my hotel and airline all set....

    I'll be there. Got my hotel and airline all set. I usually go to the NMRA convention, but decided to do this one this year.
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