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  1. Heiko, what an absolutely superb model railroad....

    Heiko, what an absolutely superb model railroad. Fantastic in every regard.

    That's an article I'm printing out.

    And Hoquiam!
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    Hmmm, will we see The Mooses in a loosely...

    Hmmm, will we see The Mooses in a loosely scripted remake of The African Queen? Maybe the Mooses set forth across the Salish Sea to torpedo a diseasel, Moose bellowing "O, Canada" as he yanks the...
  3. December 2020 N Scale Railroading e-zine

    Kirk Reddie put up the December 2020 issue of N Scale Railroading today. You can download it here and N-joy:...
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    I dig distant operations such as this.:thumbs-up:

    I dig distant operations such as this.:thumbs-up:
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    I've never had a basement big enough!:D But...

    I've never had a basement big enough!:D

    But seriously, the Slate Fork started out mounted on folding table legs. The main HCD door now resides atop an L-girder frame with wheels. You can get an...
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    Sticky: Hey, real enough for my Canadian signal...

    Hey, real enough for my Canadian signal colleagues on the New Westminister Sub! They get paid in U.S. dollars, so they make quite a bit more in the exchange for Canadian coin.
  7. For a bus, I recommend 12-14 AWG, with 12 being...

    For a bus, I recommend 12-14 AWG, with 12 being considered by some as overkill. (It's really not, if the bus is longer than 40 feet, given we're dealing with impedance, not resistance, with the DCC...
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    I've had metal wheelsets for years on my...

    I've had metal wheelsets for years on my rollingstock. Have yet to need to clean the treads. I attribute this almost entirely to having treated the rails of the Slate Fork with No-Ox back in...
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    And of course, last night I found more...

    And of course, last night I found more information on wheelsets. Thrall 100-ton gondolas were built with 36" wheels.
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    The only thing on rolling stock I lube are the...

    The only thing on rolling stock I lube are the coupler draftgear, with dry graphite, and only once on installation.

    As a general rule of thumb, almost all boxcars, gons, tank cars, and open...
  11. Actually, with tight curves (

    Actually, with tight curves (<12") and 85-foot passenger cars, I'd opt for truck-mounted couplers. You'll find the limited lateral movement of body-mounted couplers on 85-cars won't play nicely with...
  12. Yes, on MR's Clinchfield, loads came out of the...

    Yes, on MR's Clinchfield, loads came out of the Moss Mine loadout from one of two tracks. The loads went to the Duke Power Plant, and disappeared into one of two tracks, actually a hidden...
  13. Hmmm, sounds a bit dire, but the ship was taking...

    Hmmm, sounds a bit dire, but the ship was taking on water before the health situation.
  14. Not a bad idea at all. ...

    Not a bad idea at all. ...
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    Let me muse on the signaling a bit, Rook. It...

    Let me muse on the signaling a bit, Rook. It depends on what each loop is, that is, are they both mainline, or is one mainline and the other non-signaled?

    Another factor is whether the operation...
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    Me too, Rook, because Moose2013 says he needs...

    Me too, Rook, because Moose2013 says he needs more. . .or else! Allen H. heard him!:D
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    Hey, at least Steve is going with a sensible...

    Hey, at least Steve is going with a sensible color, none of this "Icy Mist Green' or "Sad Chartreuse" or other designer stuff.:D

    Nope, just good ol' white.
  18. A high-hood GP30. ... Ring Engineering...

    A high-hood GP30. ...

    Ring Engineering (RailPro) to make N scale interface modules. ...

    An operating N scale train order board with railroad-specific
    blades. ...
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    That's really nice, Rich. Very tough to tell...

    That's really nice, Rich. Very tough to tell where the backdrop begins because the hues on it and your 3-D scenery are so close. Well done.

    As for work, I hear you. I just try to think big picture...
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    I think Bessemer Bob nailed it. A light gray,...

    I think Bessemer Bob nailed it. A light gray, such as Polly S Undercoat Gray.
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    And the white might be "too much" contrast after...

    And the white might be "too much" contrast after a while, Steve. Maybe become a distraction? ...

    The black mullions won't "pop," but they won't draw undue attention to themselves, either.
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    Right on, Allen! On the home stretch now. When I...

    Right on, Allen! On the home stretch now. When I was looking at the photo of the new overall view, I was struck by how clean the geometry is now. Really stands up as a small terminal yard.


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    Began installing the remainder of the backdrop on...

    Began installing the remainder of the backdrop on the extension.

    Photos 1 and 3 show the 3/4" birch ply needed to support the coved corner as well as provide a transition to where the backdrop...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/clear.gif...

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    Ooh, don't say Stampede Pass around a Great Northern fan. They'll merely smirk and say, "Oh, where that tiny Northern Pacific tunnel is located? Yes, well,...
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    Hmm, how about the Laurel Creek Branch?

    Hmm, how about the Laurel Creek Branch?
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