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    Tulle is also something that has been mentioned...

    Tulle is also something that has been mentioned here on a regular basis. Never used it personally though.

    Andrew
  2. I've used the SBS wheel pickup kit before, and I...

    I've used the SBS wheel pickup kit before, and I wasn't really impressed. The metal was too thick to flex freely, so it caused the wheels to drag along. If it was made with a very thin flexible...
  3. All my Kato passenger cars have pickups built in...

    All my Kato passenger cars have pickups built in that are very good and smooth rolling. Perhaps they sell the trucks separately on the parts site?

    Andrew
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    Not trying to end the useful discussion, by all...

    Not trying to end the useful discussion, by all means continue, but you all do realize this post was from a year ago, right? I'm assuming Mark has found a solution in the amount of time he's had. :D...
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    Sticky: Awwww.... And here I was just getting ready to...

    Awwww.... And here I was just getting ready to jump in. :P

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=105803&d=1572782571
    Apologies for the pixelated photo, I'm trying to figure...
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    I've been toying with the idea of building...

    I've been toying with the idea of building "miNi-mo" modules. It'll basically be a mash-up of Free-moN and T-Trak. Haven't had time, space, or money to work on my free-moN modules in years, but the...
  7. Check to see how free-rolling the cars are too....

    Check to see how free-rolling the cars are too. Dragging equipment around will quickly decrease pulling capacity.

    Andrew
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    There are 3D digital models of this station that...

    There are 3D digital models of this station that show up with a quick Google search. 3D print one of them, maybe? Or at least it would give you something to start with.

    Andrew
  9. How many logs are you processing per day? When I...

    How many logs are you processing per day? When I worked at a small sawmill/pallet building production, we were processing roughly 25-50 midsized logs a day (as I remember, could have been more) and...
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    You still have a reversing loop in the main...

    You still have a reversing loop in the main staging area, so elevating a separate loop really doesn't help you any. If you look at the area where the elevated track comes in, it is joined to both...
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    Any particular reason for the simple ladders in...

    Any particular reason for the simple ladders in staging yard? Seems to me that compound ladders would give a lot more usable space to park trains.

    I'm excited to follow along on this build!
    ...
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    Just my humble opinion here, but if people don't...

    Just my humble opinion here, but if people don't like Mr. Patterson's show because of his personality, wouldn't making him do N scale give our scale more negative than positive publicity for the same...
  13. Interesting thread idea! For me, that moment...

    Interesting thread idea!
    For me, that moment was getting to actually work in other scales. While in college, I ran my own side business of working on DCC installs and building layouts locally in...
  14. When I got into N scale as a teen, it was exactly...

    When I got into N scale as a teen, it was exactly for both those reasons, space and more financially economic. I know, it's hard to see the where N scale is cheaper when looking at the new products...
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    Going off memory here from when I opened up a...

    Going off memory here from when I opened up a turnout to figure out how they work, but I'm quite sure that the Kato #6 turnouts are not fully power routing. The two diverging frog rails are gapped...
  16. Good thinking! Keep in mind this only works with...

    Good thinking! Keep in mind this only works with Digitrax systems (unless some have added it while I haven't been paying attention, lol)

    Also, this buzzing really isn't good for the motor. I've...
  17. Sounds like it doesn't have a decoder, aka, it's...

    Sounds like it doesn't have a decoder, aka, it's plain DC.
    Check the box. "DCC equipped" should mean it's supposed to have a decoder, but "DCC ready" generally means it doesn't have a decoder, but...
  18. Another thing to try is making sure the cars roll...

    Another thing to try is making sure the cars roll very freely. Metal wheelsets are a big help in that, I've seen a train of 50 cars pulled by one of the Arnold SW1's on level track, but only after...
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    I tend to design most of my structures in 3D in...

    I tend to design most of my structures in 3D in Sketchup, then use the Flattery plugin to 'unfold' the 3D model into a 2D printable cardstock model. This method works well for simplistic modern...
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    It's a DC board. On the left side there are...

    It's a DC board. On the left side there are numbered pads/holes for adding a hard wired decoder. The six pin plug most likely goes to the locomotive. It's very common for DC locomotives to have some...
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    One thing to keep in mind. There is a saying that...

    One thing to keep in mind. There is a saying that a model railroad is really never finished; and it's got more than a little truth to it. Half the fun of model railroading is the building if the...
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    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook....

    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook. Looks like they are still rebuilding, but coming along nicely.
    I'd post a link, but I can't figure out how to get a link from the FB app on my...
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    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact...

    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact tabs on the shell and engine to transfer power for the lights. Takes a little bit of fabricating, but lets you remove the shell without pulling the...
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    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over,...

    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over, and I currently don't have the time, space, or money to continue. Everything except for a few trains and some track are in storage until time permits...
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    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!

    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!
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