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    I don't know how I overlooked this thread. My...

    I don't know how I overlooked this thread. My N-ovation & Northwestern is loosely based on a fictitious line branched off of the ATSF and Rio Grande lines serving the Northwest. It's a dual powered...
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    The same thing happened to mine as well....it...

    The same thing happened to mine as well....it must be inherent to the loco. I really missed it pulling my heavyweights around...
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    I have a 18 year old Black & Decker Wizard ( a...

    I have a 18 year old Black & Decker Wizard ( a Dremel knock off ) that has saved me many times....from cutting and squaring rail to polishing and grinding things. I'm so glad I bought a cordless but...
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    I'm modeling a fictitious Northwest U.S. line but...

    I'm modeling a fictitious Northwest U.S. line but you never know what road name might be coming down the tracks :lol:
  5. To me it looks like an excellent base of some...

    To me it looks like an excellent base of some sort of skyscraper

    Just my .02...
  6. After a bad divorce and a move across the...

    After a bad divorce and a move across the country, I realized I missed my HO layout but didn't have enough room for another one, hence, I discovered the expanse saving benefits of N-scale and I never...
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    64 here, and the only thing that I keep nearby is...

    64 here, and the only thing that I keep nearby is a penlight so I can be sure I'm on the rails...other that that, I'm enjoying N-Scale :)
  8. Thanks for the videos John...very nicely done...

    Thanks for the videos John...very nicely done work and the end result is great
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    Nice job...you can hardly see where the illusion...

    Nice job...you can hardly see where the illusion begins :)
  10. Very impressive...I really need to take a second...

    Very impressive...I really need to take a second look at cardstock buildings.
  11. Poll: I too have gotten rid of some, kept some, but...

    I too have gotten rid of some, kept some, but anymore I store original works in original cases since I've expanded my storage of my motive power and rolling stock.
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    First off, change your wheelsets to metal if you...

    First off, change your wheelsets to metal if you still have any plastic ones; the gunk from the rails sticks to the plastic wheels and is spread around the rails. I "gleaned" my layout about 5 years...
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    I used to use alcohol but started noticing a dull...

    I used to use alcohol but started noticing a dull buildup on the rails....I suppose from not polishing the rails afterward. Then I heard about the "gleaning" method when you sand the rails with 800...
  14. Thread: Motorhome

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    I've heard of and seen a layout in the sleeper of...

    I've heard of and seen a layout in the sleeper of a semi truck before so why not in the cab over?
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    Quite a bit late to the thread, however I wanted...

    Quite a bit late to the thread, however I wanted to share....



    When I was a teen building 1/25 scale car models, I came up with this potion:

    Using diagonal cutters, snip 1/4 inch pieces of...
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    The nice thing about doing removable backdrops is...

    The nice thing about doing removable backdrops is that you can do any scene you like and switch to something else rather quickly. I store mine under the layout when not in use....

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    Mark; My layout is a portable table measuring...

    Mark;

    My layout is a portable table measuring 5 X 7 and doesn't lend itself to permanent backdrops....

    I came up with a solution; I had a 4 X 8 sheet of 1/4" laminate board ripped into 9"...
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    I found that very same chart awhile back.....very...

    I found that very same chart awhile back.....very indispensable resource ;)
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    You said you tested it "before" you put the shell...

    You said you tested it "before" you put the shell back on?....I would take the shell back off and check for pinching of wires or grounding out of the board somewhere....
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    I'm always on the lookout for things that could...

    I'm always on the lookout for things that could be repurposed on the layout....and even the Mrs. has joined in the hunt :)
  21. Good to know....I'm mailing my Spectrum USRA...

    Good to know....I'm mailing my Spectrum USRA Heavy out to them today for linkage problems :(
  22. Believe it or not, you might try your local auto...

    Believe it or not, you might try your local auto parts store....I found DPDT rocker switches at Auto Zone, although a bit more than elsewhere......
  23. I use those myself....I found them at The Home...

    I use those myself....I found them at The Home Depot.....94339
  24. Here's a shot of the system built into the...

    Here's a shot of the system built into the table....the yellow wires are connected to the programming track which is mounted on the DC control panel....


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  25. Here's a better shot of the actuator for the...

    Here's a better shot of the actuator for the table.....
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