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    Looking nice. Based on the windows, it looks like...

    Looking nice. Based on the windows, it looks like this will not be in the basement like the last one? Either way, awesome to see you going at it again!

    Then again, maybe I am wrong and the last...
  2. To me, it looks like one is body mount and the...

    To me, it looks like one is body mount and the other is truck mount. I only guess this because I have the same issue to a degree. I have one car with a body mount coupler and that car seems to do the...
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    Its almost funny looking at a huge pile of stuff...

    Its almost funny looking at a huge pile of stuff knowing "Hey I got to make this pile into a railroad". Best of luck! Having followed your threads in the past, I can't wait to see you get started in...
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    Home Depot, at least here, will allow up to five...

    Home Depot, at least here, will allow up to five cuts for you at the store on wood. They will also cut sheets of foam as well. That is how I got 2 4x8 sheets of plywood and a 4x8 sheet of foam in my...
  5. Welcome to the forum. You will find this site an...

    Welcome to the forum. You will find this site an excellent resource in your n-scale journey! The people here love to help out.

    While others will add to this, I think you would struggle to get two...
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    There is also a product called Ribbon Rail, which...

    There is also a product called Ribbon Rail, which essentially does the same thing as the Tracksetta, but they are a bit less expensive. Both that or the Tracksetta come in a variety of radii. I used...
  7. Wow. I'm more than a little impressed by the...

    Wow. I'm more than a little impressed by the video. Nice work! Subscribed.
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    I'm thinking take the steps from like 3...

    I'm thinking take the steps from like 3 interlocking towers to make one large set, with a landing of sorts at each turn of the steps going this way or that. I'm sure there is an easier option, but...
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    One question you mentioned which has not been...

    One question you mentioned which has not been addressed is the cost. From what I saw when I was getting ready to buy my NCE basic set last year near black Friday, some places may have a little off,...
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    105021 Okay WP&P, so I think this is the yard...

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    Okay WP&P, so I think this is the yard you were talking about as an interchange yard? As for a line coming off as an interchange, I drew a yellow or green line. I could do the yellow line...
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    Going to try to sketch the parts think I got....

    Going to try to sketch the parts think I got. Maybe I just need to re read it a bit
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    Any thoughts on the red area? As to whether to...

    Any thoughts on the red area? As to whether to use an at grade crossing vs. Up and over using the ridge? I planned on implementing a ridge of some sorts regardless to hide the staging tracks a bit...
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    I like this and was a lot of what I was going for...

    I like this and was a lot of what I was going for in my mind initially but couldn't figure out how it would all work. I have a local shortline that I wanted to implement for that branch line that...
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    104940 Okay so an update as to where I am at...

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    Okay so an update as to where I am at with my layout.

    So what you see above is the basic layout. There are a few areas I need some help with, namely the orange circle areas and a...
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    Looks like someone had some fun in Sturgis!

    Looks like someone had some fun in Sturgis!
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    So it's supposed to be overnight here in Cedar...

    So it's supposed to be overnight here in Cedar Rapids tonight, but closed to the public announced just this morning. Looks like I'll need to take some guerella tactics to get a shot. I'll see what I...
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    Big Boy will be overnight here next week. Looking...

    Big Boy will be overnight here next week. Looking forward to that for sure. Thanks for the pics!
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    I might suggest searching on...

    I might suggest searching on www.railpictures.net. Quite the archive there and you can search by category, which may help? Maybe spend some time thumbing through those pictures and you should see...
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    Awesome work on that helix! I will ask, and I...

    Awesome work on that helix! I will ask, and I hope I did not miss this further up in the thread, but what is the height difference in your layout levels? More of a general question, I guess. I think...
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    Thanks all for the advice so far. I agree on the...

    Thanks all for the advice so far. I agree on the pair of crossovers and am ordering some lefts now. Have plenty of rights but no lefts currently. Anyway, last night, I went ahead and put in some...
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    To what others are saying, you almost need a...

    To what others are saying, you almost need a little bit more where the curves will be, if possible. One thought on that would be to cut the plywood a few inches further out than the benchwork. This...
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    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks. The main...

    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks.

    The main reason I have not done that is because this is the one area I have never been quite sure what I am going to so. In my early plans this area was pretty full...
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    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks. The main...

    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks.

    The main reason I have not done that is because this is the one area I have never been quite sure what I am going to so. In my early plans this area was pretty full...
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    Okay update time. And I could use some help. Here...

    Okay update time. And I could use some help. Here is where it is at currently. All benchwork is done now, which is nice. After I finished the last extension, I got the roadbed down and started with...
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    Welcome aboard! In checking your profile, it...

    Welcome aboard! In checking your profile, it appears you signed up over a year ago, but are just now posting your first post. Lots of getting ideas, I assume. As OTFan said, I hope there is more to...
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