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  1. I wish Atlas would re-run their Alco C420's low...

    I wish Atlas would re-run their Alco C420's low nose in Arkansas & Missouri colors, except as un-numbered units with the appropriate road numbers included as decals.

    I sure would like a fleet of...
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    What if you're running DC with multiple cabs. ...

    What if you're running DC with multiple cabs. What about block detection?
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    Consider gapping both rails as future-proofing...

    Consider gapping both rails as future-proofing your layout. If you ever go DCC, you won't have to go back and gap the second rail thus saving potential damage and destruction to your scenery.
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    On my Pinnacle & Erewhon build, I'm not using...

    On my Pinnacle & Erewhon build, I'm not using roadbed per-se. I built the scenery up out of 1/2 insulating foam sheet and glued the track (with latex caulk) directly to the foam.

    On harder...
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    Aqua Net brand used to be the tree glue of choice...

    Aqua Net brand used to be the tree glue of choice for a couple of my railroad buddies from a while back.

    I personally have used Loctite Spray adhesive for a couple of projects with good results.
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    Is this what you're referring to?...

    Is this what you're referring to? http://rrpicturearchives.net/rsPicture.aspx?id=890897

    The Arkansas & Missouri used to have a number of these used primarily to haul sand from the local sand...
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    Does your choice of paint adhere better to primed...

    Does your choice of paint adhere better to primed PLA or unprimed PLA?

    If you get better results with a primer coat, the underlying color doesn't really matter.

    If better results on the...
  8. So, you're not a member of the United...

    So, you're not a member of the United Procrastinators Club?

    I am, or at least I will be one I send the application in....
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    Finally assembled the last major track section. ...

    Finally assembled the last major track section.

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    Still have to drill the through holes for the power feeds, set it in place, and trim the ends of the main line for fit. Then just one...
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    If I'm not mistaken, (and someone please correct...

    If I'm not mistaken, (and someone please correct me if I am), the DCC signal alternates between +12v and -12v. If you use a diode, you will loose half of your signal.
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    To bad his name is not Diesel :D>:-}

    To bad his name is not Diesel :D>:-}
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    Congratulations on the new house and welcome to...

    Congratulations on the new house and welcome to the forum. I've told my wife on many occasions that if we ever move, the new new place is going to be a train room with living quarters attached. :D
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  13. Cedarbarnbuilder: Looks to me like the walls...

    Cedarbarnbuilder:

    Looks to me like the walls are all there.

    Some sheet styrene for the roofs, some left over glazing for the windows, some paint, and you'd have three working buildings.

    for...
  14. The terminal strips for the Pinnacle and Erewhon...

    The terminal strips for the Pinnacle and Erewhon arrived today.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?48958-Pinnacle-amp-Erewhon-build-thread&p=597203#post597203
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    Nov. 2, 2020 Update

    The terminal strips I ordered last week arrived today.

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    I had hoped to have the Erewhon yard and return loop tracks in placed by the time these arrived, but that hasn't happened yet.
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    Bring it on ... I'll have the moose trap ready by...

    Bring it on ... I'll have the moose trap ready by the time you get here !!! :p :D
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    Paul Schmidt: They are the same, except that...

    Paul Schmidt:

    They are the same, except that Alces has the exhaust port open to let all the hot air out. ;)
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    10-31 update

    Wifey had other plans for me tonight so I didn't get much done. Did get the power box installed under the module.

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    You can see some of the track feeders in the photo.

    And the wiring...
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    sid - Excellent tip. I'll go back and do this...

    sid - Excellent tip. I'll go back and do this tonight.
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    Wire up a 9 ft(ish) extension cord to install...

    Wire up a 9 ft(ish) extension cord to install under the module:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?48958-Pinnacle-amp-Erewhon-build-thread&p=597078#post597078...
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    10-30 Update - Power supply prep - part 2

    Step 3: Make the connections

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    I like to make all same the color connections at the same time. Keeps me from getting confused.

    Starting with the black ('hot') wire...
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    10-30 Update - Power supply prep

    I've been using my trusty 25 ft(ish) 4 outlet extension cord to run power to the module. I'm going to have to pull that one off for an upcoming project. What better time to build a new shorter...
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    Like Bruce, I draw my models larger than the...

    Like Bruce, I draw my models larger than the final product size. Actually, I use the full size (prototype) dimensions. That way, in the future, I can scale it down by a known scaling factor (1/160,...
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    Whichever type of lighting you choose (LEDs or...

    Whichever type of lighting you choose (LEDs or grain-of-wheat bulbs), test your lights before even thinking of installing them in a building.

    Plan ahead for the time when a light burns out and...
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    10-27-2020 Update

    A bit more progress...

    Installed the passing siding:

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    And built the station platform base:

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