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    While N Scale Limited is long gone, there will...

    While N Scale Limited is long gone, there will always be those few that will model the urban scene.

    I do think that many model open country because it is so much simpler. And a lot less costly. It...
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    You might want to check out these layouts...
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=345
    While most are Tomix Fine, they are adaptable to Kato.. The plans run the gamut of two square feet...
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    Since it is New England during sap collection...

    Since it is New England during sap collection season why not Maple Hill? Since you will have a sugar shack, equip it with a working smokestack from a HO or O loco and use the maple scented smoke oil...
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    Looks pretty good but the fill to the edges look...

    Looks pretty good but the fill to the edges look bothers me. The long straight edge opposite the yard is rather dull scenically. Some extra curves will make it more interesting and give you an even...
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    When creating small terrain features, don't...

    When creating small terrain features, don't discount white foam packing. It is messier than insulation but kills on cost. It's not bad on small formations though. Fine sandpaper doesn't rip the beads...
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    Even in the Midwest no terrain is as flat as a...

    Even in the Midwest no terrain is as flat as a sheet of plywood/foam insulation.
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    A long time ago I bought a cookbook of Santa Fe...

    A long time ago I bought a cookbook of Santa Fe Recipes. Many of the items look tasty. But I was surprised how ordinary some recipes were.

    Contracting out a service like food is nothing new. ...
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    What you want are the Wide(Plate) Tracks. The...

    What you want are the Wide(Plate) Tracks. The double tracks with the walls are meant for overhead running. A lot of rail in Japan is elevated to avoid interfering with other things. It is too much...
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    If you are paving the space between the rails and...

    If you are paving the space between the rails and the surrounding area, it will look much better if you make your "pavement" flush with the top of the rails.

    This is easily accomplished. Just use...
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    Ghosts of Mars from John Carpenter A lot of the...

    Ghosts of Mars from John Carpenter
    A lot of the story takes place on a train. The low budget design could be duplicated easily.
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    I just couldn't wait long enough and bought the...

    I just couldn't wait long enough and bought the Look Models version in metal, years ago. Cool to see these finally done by Kato.

    Remember guys, these cars were mixed with single level cars for...
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    Kato does offer a twist-in replacement found on...

    Kato does offer a twist-in replacement found on vintage equipment. The 11-702 is an almost universal replacement for the venerable Rapido.
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    It will just take time to learn all the tricks. I...

    It will just take time to learn all the tricks. I have been using the software since Motorola made the Mac processor. So, don't worry if it seems impossible to do stuff. I've just had a long time to...
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    Don't avoid cardstock! As versatile as wood or...

    Don't avoid cardstock! As versatile as wood or plastic and a lot cheaper.

    The weight of a paper is all about its strength and thickness. Twenty four pound paper what is used in copiers. Eighty is...
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    Just rub them on sandpaper. Q.E.D.

    Just rub them on sandpaper. Q.E.D.
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    My memory was faulty. While I did do a clean...

    My memory was faulty.
    While I did do a clean cutting job, the caboose does need some touch up paint, on the seam.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106469&d=1575322477
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    Your yard just dominates one side of the layout....

    Your yard just dominates one side of the layout. What kind of scenery will surround it? What about the other side? While the track plan is rather simple, the surrounding scenery will make it...
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    The 30 degrees is not the angle of the switch. A...

    The 30 degrees is not the angle of the switch. A Tomix or Kato switch are basically a curve and a straight combined. The degree is how much of the circle(360) the curved part is. The 140 is the...
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    Just wondering... ...

    Just wondering...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=47048&d=1372406469

    ...do they have a connection?
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    You could start with the Bachmann Old Tyme bobber...

    You could start with the Bachmann Old Tyme bobber for the chassis.

    But just sectioning a standard one would be an excellent start. Cut the porches off the stock chassis and glue them to the...
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    Dead Rail works for HO because they can use...

    Dead Rail works for HO because they can use powered trucks and fill the body with electronics and battery. In N scale only the enormous steamers and the DD40 have the space for all three of the...
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    While scale nuts are almost impossible to see,...

    While scale nuts are almost impossible to see, but you still want that look, consider this.
    Instead of glue, build the trestle just like they did. Use tiny pieces of wire or brass rod as bolts. If...
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    Someone, I can relate to! Congratulations for...

    Someone, I can relate to!
    Congratulations for joining the nuthouse!

    Nice to see someone doing something with Fine Track! I too agree, the plan is a bit too pedestrian. It wouldn't take much to...
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    In N Scale, "mountains" or viewblocks don't have...

    In N Scale, "mountains" or viewblocks don't have to represent something made of stone. You can easily hide "the other side of the world," by stands of trees, buildings or even backdrop flats....
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    The grass track looks good. Just be sure to run a...

    The grass track looks good. Just be sure to run a vacuum over them to pick up loose stuff. Your locos may if you don't.

    For straight sections Tomix Tram Track does have a "boulevard" type track....
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