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    Itís been quite a few years and at least two...

    Itís been quite a few years and at least two owners since I rode the Loop. Iíve been on it many times over the years, and I always press my nose to the window (or at least glance if Iím driving) when...
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    I’m considering building this as a set of...

    I’m considering building this as a set of modules. In a worst case scenario, I could remove a module to get at the hidden track. I will keep access to the hidden track in mind if I do build this...
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    C&S Clear Creek and High Lines

    I’ve begun to realize just how long it’s going to be, and what an uphill climb it’s going to be to before I break ground on Transcontinental PRR 2.0. At the same time, the pull of the narrow gauge...
  4. Thread: T-1 Duplex

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    The boiler, cab, and tender should be DGLE AKA...

    The boiler, cab, and tender should be DGLE AKA Brunswick Green. The running gear and valve gear should be black.
  5. Thread: T-1 Duplex

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    That’s Doug Nelson’s layout. It’s a railfanning...

    That’s Doug Nelson’s layout. It’s a railfanning layout in a closet. Each main has three staging tracks so trains can run in both directions, and you can just sit back and watch.

    if you’ve ever...
  6. Thread: T-1 Duplex

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    BLW did the "late" version as the first run in...

    BLW did the "late" version as the first run in both HO and N. They went on to do the "as delivered" version as the second run in HO. I talked to Ken Silvestri several years ago, when he first...
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    Fair enough. I’ll bow out.

    Fair enough. I’ll bow out.
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    I’ve never seen the 3 car toy trains anywhere but...

    I’ve never seen the 3 car toy trains anywhere but the Richmond/Fremont (Warm Springs) line. I’ve won more than one bet with BART employees that BART has 3 car trains; that’s how rare they are.
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    Can't happen, as far as I understand. A minimum...

    Can't happen, as far as I understand. A minimum train length is 3 - two cab cars (A or C) with an intermediate (B) in the middle, and a max length is 10 cars. At most you could have six C's in a...
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    BART never had any F7’s. BART is 5’6” gauge, and...

    BART never had any F7’s. BART is 5’6” gauge, and the cars are rediculously light. An F7 would have overloaded the aerial structures. Side note, the Sacramento Northern, under the WP banner did have...
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    Not enough photos. 96409

    Not enough photos.
    96409
  12. Not 100% on topic, but still the biggest "what...

    Not 100% on topic, but still the biggest "what the f#@% did I just do?" moments in my model railroading career was this:

    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/4/1684-030218030258.jpeg

    After...
  13. Thread: Truths

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    The law of the perversity of inanimate objects....

    The law of the perversity of inanimate objects. Specifically, when dropped, an object will fall such that it does the most damage and/or finds its way to the least convenient place to come to rest.
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    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/4/1684-0...

    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/4/1684-030218030213.jpeg


    https://www.therailwire.net/forum/gallery/4/1684-030218030258.jpeg


    Once upon a time, there was a dream. A dream of a...
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    Not quite sure I follow, but if you’re referring...

    Not quite sure I follow, but if you’re referring to the now empty room, I do realize it since I had it specifically added to the house to build a railroad in! Unfortunately, I only have it for three...
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    Updated video with today's activities added. ...

    Updated video with today's activities added.


    https://youtu.be/oliUptuYAfU
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    NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT The Pennsylvania...

    NOTICE OF ABANDONMENT


    The Pennsylvania Railroad has received approval to discontinue all service on the Transcontinental line. The last train was run 5:15 PM on 01/12/18. The line is...
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    I’m planning to include a hump yard on my next...

    I’m planning to include a hump yard on my next layout. The prototype that I built has a 6% grade through the throat, and a 1% grade down the bowl tracks. It works very well by gravity alone, but the...
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    How do you envision your staging level operating?

    How do you envision your staging level operating?
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    One more attempt here. Deep breath. Take a step...

    One more attempt here. Deep breath. Take a step back. You've made several posts, including this one that demonstrate that you've gotten some bad advice and/or you've gotten the wrong impression...
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    The biggest mistake I made was in planning and...

    The biggest mistake I made was in planning and building staging before I understood how it would work in the larger context of the whole layout. I knew certain things when I designed my layout: the...
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    I’m going to throw two more cents in here. Take a...

    I’m going to throw two more cents in here. Take a step back. I strongly recommend thoroughly thinking through what it is you’re trying to model and then develop a plan for the visible part of the...
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    trainzluvr You’re right in that G shape and E...

    trainzluvr

    You’re right in that G shape and E shape layouts are very popular. The point I was trying to make is that if you’re going to railfan, a layout with a bunch of viewblocks, like that last...
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    Gordon- My apologies if I'm repeating anything...

    Gordon-

    My apologies if I'm repeating anything someone else has said, but I want to encourage you to take a step back, especially if you're about to commit to benchwork. From your list of givens...
  25. Thread: Nn3 on Ebay

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    More accurately, most of the railroads in this...

    More accurately, most of the railroads in this particular mix did not interchange. Narrow gauge railroads that had junctions with each other did, in fact, interchange cars. For instance, there are...
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