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    My apologies. I didn't notice the locos pictured....

    My apologies. I didn't notice the locos pictured. I've trained myself to not look closely but to just pass by this seller's items on the multiple places they advertise/sell on. And not to drift off...
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    I'm not so sure he doesn't know exactly what he's...

    I'm not so sure he doesn't know exactly what he's doing. There seems to be(I've no way to prove or disprove this) a steady stream of folks lining up to purchase from this individual. You and I aren't...
  3. The older SD50/60/60M's all share the same...

    The older SD50/60/60M's all share the same mechanism. The only difference being the 60M light shield. The sill unit for the 50 and 60 are virtualy identical except for the battery compartment doors....
  4. The difference of the nose end of the sill piece...

    The difference of the nose end of the sill piece of between the SD50/60(top) shell and the SD60M(bottom) shell fit the new mechanism is probably the culprit. Other than a lot of trimming I'm not sure...
  5. I've a Rapido PC baggage and Amtrak ph 1...

    I've a Rapido PC baggage and Amtrak ph 1 cafe/lounge car. I've no complaints. Like you mentioned they are better detailed than the Kato cars I but them with. I missed out on the coaches and sleepers...
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    And since I lived in Evansville, IN for 6 years....

    And since I lived in Evansville, IN for 6 years. How about the labyrinth at New Harmony? https://visitnewharmony.com/playexplore_cpt/harmonist-labyrinth-2/
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    Yes. The building was purchased a while back and...

    Yes. The building was purchased a while back and is now for sale again as of April of this year. https://archpaper.com/2019/04/ohios-big-basket-building-for-sale/
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    How about a basket? A really big basket. The...

    How about a basket? A really big basket. The ex-Longaberger Basket Company headquarters building east of Newark, OH and just north of the ex-PRR/PC/CR Panhandle main which is now the Ohio Central....
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    Nope. I don't like having DCC with sound pushed...

    Nope. I don't like having DCC with sound pushed down my throat. I guess I'm not BLI's target audience for locomotives. I do have a a couple of their freight car offerings. I am happy with those for...
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    I use a black Sharpie and lightly go over the...

    I use a black Sharpie and lightly go over the back of the light blue decal backing paper. The ink bleeds into the paper and highlights the white decal lettering nicely. I got this tip from one of the...
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    I use the Pactra RC paints as well. If I need a...

    I use the Pactra RC paints as well. If I need a color they don't have I use Microprep from Microscale and then brush or spray what ever color I need which is usually an acryllic paint....
  12. Having split a 6 pack of their H32 covered...

    Having split a 6 pack of their H32 covered hopper's with a club member, of which I am very happy with, I thought I'd try for one of these tank cars. I'm pretty happy with it for the overall. The only...
  13. CR didn't have any ballast cars like the one...

    CR didn't have any ballast cars like the one Athearn car shown. The general consensus on another forum is that most if not all the schemes are foobs to some extent.
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  14. I wound up cleaning the excess lube on both of my...

    I wound up cleaning the excess lube on both of my Arnold SW1 and U25C.
    Here's a detailed look at the SW1 from another forum that should help you if you wish to dive your SW1.
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    I've never had that happen with Dullcoat in all...

    I've never had that happen with Dullcoat in all the years I've been using it. Could the paint underneath the layer of Dullcoat you applied not have been cured?
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    You could save $20 and get this one from Walthers...

    You could save $20 and get this one from Walthers

    https://www.walthers.com/modern-concrete-warehouse-kit-856830
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    I think they should have said "tilt-up" style...

    I think they should have said "tilt-up" style structure.
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  18. Thread: Gauntlet Track

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    Here is the track chart for the gauntlet track at...

    Here is the track chart for the gauntlet track at tunnel number 5 for the PRR. It is on page 9. It's protected by position light signals on each side.
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  19. Thread: Gauntlet Track

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    The PRR installed gauntlet track on the double...

    The PRR installed gauntlet track on the double track main from Pittsburgh to Columbus at tunnel number 5 Gould Tunnel in 1951. They did this due to freight car size increasing and to take advantage...
  20. Thread: Painters HELP…

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    This. I've stripped Vallejo Model Air and Model...

    This. I've stripped Vallejo Model Air and Model Color off of railroad projects as well as table top gaming miniatures using 91% Isopropyl.
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    It does take a bit of patience, and sometimes a...

    It does take a bit of patience, and sometimes a shot of one's favorite adult beverage over ice, to get the individual numbers spaced out. I re-numbered 20 Atlas WLE 10 or so CR open hoppers including...
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    I either use an Excel spread sheet which I import...

    I either use an Excel spread sheet which I import to a Word document, or just use Word itself to print number boards.
    If I remember correctly(I lost my number board file when the 'ole hard drive...
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    You said that the speed didn't change when you...

    You said that the speed didn't change when you changed the CV's for start, mid, and top. Could the decoder be set to use the 28 step speed table and not the basic speed table?
    You also mention that...
  24. Since you swapped the trucks around in the mech...

    Since you swapped the trucks around in the mech and the problem switched ends, then the one truck has to have something amiss with it to me. The rocking leaves me to believe that it's possible that...
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    Or just out to make a quick buck at the expense...

    Or just out to make a quick buck at the expense of an uneducated buyer. Went through the seller's other listings. He has a lot of high hopes. And prices.
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