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    Another option is save the receipt and contact...

    Another option is save the receipt and contact the hobby shop.
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    Bought some Unitrack for a project with my son. ...

    Bought some Unitrack for a project with my son. It doesn't look too exciting yet, but it was fun taking him to the train store to get it, and this should be good fun together.
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    Thanks guys. I ran out of time for it today, but...

    Thanks guys. I ran out of time for it today, but I think it's time to take a harder look at those motor wires.
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    Thanks Allen. Unfortunately when I turned it on...

    Thanks Allen. Unfortunately when I turned it on this morning, I don't even have control of the headlight. I did notice however, that when I bumped one of the boards the LED momentarily glowed very...
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    Yes it can, depending on what particular...

    Yes it can, depending on what particular foamboard you use. I used Elmer's brand in a couple of thicknesses and it warps when exposed to water, such as when you are flooding an area with diluted...
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    TCS CN-GP troubleshooting

    Having trouble with a TCS CN-GP in an old Atlas GP7 that had worked just fine for a few years until tonight... I had the shell off to add a couple drops of lubricant, and now I can only get a...
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    I like it. This is northern California coast,...

    I like it. This is northern California coast, redwoods country, like where the Northwestern Pacific actually runs right? I've been to that coast and think you did a good job.
  8. Sheesh, looks like I only ever update this thread...

    Sheesh, looks like I only ever update this thread when I move. Well, long distance move number four, and the layout has still survived (or at least the main part has, the staging extension is still...
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    Don't forget the GN: (I just happened to have...

    Don't forget the GN:

    (I just happened to have that consist sitting on the layout when I read this and couldn't resist.)
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    +1 on Atlas for four-axle locomotives. They are...

    +1 on Atlas for four-axle locomotives. They are a little harder to install a decoder in than a Kato, but not bad once you figure it out. All the releases for the last several years are available...
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    How about on the track that goes through the...

    How about on the track that goes through the unloading shed, add a turnout right after where the middle track splits from the track that goes through the shed. Where the unloading track makes a...
  12. Just a guess, but that is a lot of build up in a...

    Just a guess, but that is a lot of build up in a short time for it to be from micro arcing. The polar/non polar idea makes sense and mineral spirits may well be an improvement over using iso...
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    That looks good. Would it be possible to add the...

    That looks good. Would it be possible to add the center post to the outermost support only, since the track looks straight leading up to that? Like you said, with the roof on it will be a lot less...
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    If that is your concern... then skip the sound on...

    If that is your concern... then skip the sound on the new Geep. You're just cracking the can of worms. Everybody has their priorities and limits in terms of time and budget, and if you're drawing...
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    One small thing to add to what bicknell said -...

    One small thing to add to what bicknell said - the easiest visual clue is usually the size of the cylinders. On a "simple" articulated (meaning same pressure in both sets of drivers) the cylinders...
  16. For converting the track plan to Unitrack, Mike...

    For converting the track plan to Unitrack, Mike Fifer of Fifer Hobbies (who is also a member on here) has a bunch of tutorials on modifying Unitrack, if you want to start delving into that.
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    Not to start an argument here, but I don't think...

    Not to start an argument here, but I don't think the suggestion is to use oil to clean the wheels or tracks. It's about what type of solvent to use, mineral spirits (or contact cleaner), or rubbing...
  18. Very nice. I like that canyon and trestle, and...

    Very nice. I like that canyon and trestle, and the downtown area looks good.

    I would suggest testing your shay on that steep of a grade before getting too far into construction though. 7.5...
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    Your two basic options are to use Unitrack in the...

    Your two basic options are to use Unitrack in the yard and build up the surrounding area using cork, foam, or something similar, or to use code 80 flex track for the yard and lay the track right on...
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    I think Dave (above) is spot on. A couple of...

    I think Dave (above) is spot on. A couple of other ideas though:

    If you want both city and countryside in such a small space, consider a divider with separate scenes on each side (google "Salt...
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    Here's a thread that talks about a similar...

    Here's a thread that talks about a similar problem with a B'mann 2-6-0 (among other things) in the first post:
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    Nice solutions to improve the kit. I agree the...

    Nice solutions to improve the kit. I agree the open door makes things more interesting.
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    I don't have any ideas for the interurban, but as...

    I don't have any ideas for the interurban, but as a guy interested in the Oregon Trunk, I'm looking forward to your Oregon Eastern ideas.
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    What are you mixing the India ink in to make the...

    What are you mixing the India ink in to make the wash for that boxcar above? You can also try a wash made from acrylic paint diluted with water, and a bit of rubbing alcohol or a drop of dish soap...
  25. One other idea to help with envisioning how the...

    One other idea to help with envisioning how the structure will look on your layout: most of the time you can find the dimensions for at least the footprint of the structure (and often the height as...
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