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    Atlas code 55? To be clear, the way Peco code 55...

    Atlas code 55? To be clear, the way Peco code 55 is made it will work with the deeper flanges, so changing wheelsets is not necessary.
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    The first two are similar to what we'd call a...

    The first two are similar to what we'd call a two-bay ACF Centerflow, although these may not have been made by that specific company. Atlas, InterMountain, and Micro-Trains have offered similar cars...
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    I would guess that I also saw the same 6402, but...

    I would guess that I also saw the same 6402, but in the backshop during my 2013 visit to Sacramento:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/7600/16877604371_9b0e09acf7.jpgOpenFrameSacramentoCA3-6-13 by The...
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    Steamtown National Historic Site:...

    Steamtown National Historic Site:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50495298546_e82a124108.jpgDLW426ScrantonPA10-16-19 by The Official Railohio, on Flickr

    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania:...
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    Many of the Roundhouse cars have fared well with...

    Many of the Roundhouse cars have fared well with the Athearn upgrades, especially the 50-foot gondola. I have a few examples in Chicago & North Western and Detroit, Toledo & Ironton that look great,...
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    I would've cleaned them out of the TCS split...

    I would've cleaned them out of the TCS split decoders if they still had any listed. I'm looking at getting about a dozen of them to keep me busy this winter.
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    Thank you! If all my items are available as...

    Thank you! If all my items are available as shown, you've saved me a TON of money.
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    Am I the only one who would just use to kits to...

    Am I the only one who would just use to kits to make sure everything matched?
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    BLW posted some found stock of Fox Valley wheels...

    BLW posted some found stock of Fox Valley wheels last night about 2/3 down this page:

    https://brooklynlocomotiveworks.com/odds-ends.htm
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    Rapido couplers are still common on British and...

    Rapido couplers are still common on British and European models.
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    You could always skip the door and make your own...

    You could always skip the door and make your own lightweight framework that's 36x90, giving you back the siding lenght you lost with the larger curves.
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    Kato and Tomix, too.

    Kato and Tomix, too.
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    You're in luck: There's a 700-page ultimate guide...

    You're in luck: There's a 700-page ultimate guide to Burlington waycars published in 2012. Copies sell for around $100, which isn't much more than when it was released.
  14. Outland quality varies widely. The buildings are...

    Outland quality varies widely. The buildings are reasonable quality facsimiles of the Kato or Tomix structures they, uh, mimic. They are too new for my layout, but my club has some and are generally...
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    Many modelers keep some of each size on hand....

    Many modelers keep some of each size on hand. Then it's an easy test fit and install.
  16. You're welcome, wartvalste! :D

    You're welcome, wartvalste! :D
  17. If you dropped the reversing loop then you'd lose...

    If you dropped the reversing loop then you'd lose the sharpest curves and also give yourself more room to make the grades.
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    But they are not the same. A prototype GP40 is 59...

    But they are not the same. A prototype GP40 is 59 feet, 2 inches; a prototype SD40 is 65 feet, 9 1/2 inches. A prototype GP60 is 59 feet, 9 inches; a prototype SD60 is 71 feet, 2 inches. The model...
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    You can buy a different brand and hope that it...

    You can buy a different brand and hope that it pulls better than the Kato, and, if not, will run well with the Kato to pull more cars. Or just invest in a second Kato from the beginning and be...
  20. You might have luck swapping in Kato caboose...

    You might have luck swapping in Kato caboose trucks, which are available in the parts store now.
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    There were eight wheel arrangements with USRA...

    There were eight wheel arrangements with USRA standard designs, including both "heavy" and "light" varieties of four of them. Perhaps the SP had none of them, but they are still one of the best ways...
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    Back in the clear-box-with-blue-insert era, Atlas...

    Back in the clear-box-with-blue-insert era, Atlas marketed a "Jumbo Tank" that's probably what's being referred to here.
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    To the newcomers, I might add, if you want a 4x8...

    To the newcomers, I might add, if you want a 4x8 N scale layout, pick a 4x8 HO layout plan, and change only the track spacing. You'll have broader curves, longer trains, and more space for scenery...
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    The road to model railroading hell is paved with...

    The road to model railroading hell is paved with good intentions. We start out with the grandest of visions, telling ourselves "I'm going to have a minimum radius of 18 inches." Then as we try to fit...
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    East Broad Top could receive and spot standard...

    East Broad Top could receive and spot standard gauge cars. It's own narrow gauge cars were captive. It also had some dual gauge track and at least one standard gauge steam locomotive.
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