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    The two should be able to live together without...

    The two should be able to live together without issues. We have them mounted inches from each other on our communication tower.
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    I've always thought the drawbar pull metric was a...

    I've always thought the drawbar pull metric was a great way to compare the effective pulling power of an engine. Like WP&P said earlier, there's too many factors when trying to convert that to "how...
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    I know this isn't quite what you're asking about,...

    I know this isn't quite what you're asking about, but here's a fun n-scale project I 3D printed and painted as a surprise gift for a fellow club member that has caused a couple accidents on the...
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    Subscribe online and take the customer service...

    Subscribe online and take the customer service rep out of the equation.

    https://ssl.drgnetwork.com/ecom/KMB/app/live/subscriptions?org=KMB&publ=MR&key_code=MRCHC01&type=S
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    Given that you have the bus already, it's likely...

    Given that you have the bus already, it's likely easier to just switch to a single, larger power supply. If you go to multiple smaller wall warts, you have to worry about distinct buses for each...
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    Through trial and error I've pretty much settled...

    Through trial and error I've pretty much settled and agree with all of the above points.

    - have a riser every 12-16 inches
    - screw and glue subroadbed into every riser
    - don't worry too much...
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    ^^^^ This. Absolutely need to measure over a...

    ^^^^ This. Absolutely need to measure over a greater distance. Good call.
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    Great idea!

    Great idea!
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    I remember stumbling over the same calculations. ...

    I remember stumbling over the same calculations. I printed out a little Excel table converting 0.1deg to 2.5deg into percentage and taped it to the back of the level for easy reference. I don't...
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    Definitely something to consider - some form of...

    Definitely something to consider - some form of protection is needed. I was also thinking of securing the bridge to the pylons through the use of magnets or similar, so that any bump will just knock...
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    I was thinking about maintenance too, which...

    I was thinking about maintenance too, which scores nicely on the 2-pier option.




    I've also been debating this. The other reason to make it removable is to protect against accidental bumps,...
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    Of course RULE #1 always applies - that's a...

    Of course RULE #1 always applies - that's a given. I enjoy including prototypical concepts in my layout, so it's sometimes a challenge. It's been great discussion on this so far.

    I originally...
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    That was my first thought too, but I'd worry...

    That was my first thought too, but I'd worry about the floating end with that much of a "diving-board" overhang.
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    I think that's my struggle. I like the three,...

    I think that's my struggle. I like the three, but two is more prototypical.





    Modern layout, so I can go with either.
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    Here's a pic of the scene in progress. 4' wide...

    Here's a pic of the scene in progress. 4' wide part iof the layout. The left end of the bridge will be "floating" near the edge of the layout. The middle part of the roadway will be built on the...
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    Two pylons? Or Three? Help me decide

    I'm 3D printing a highway overpass that will span the width of my layout. In one section, it crosses three rails and I'm trying to decide which pylon configuration looks the best? Which is most...
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    Very similar process for me - I use the Cratex...

    Very similar process for me - I use the Cratex Abrasive Block Extra Fine instead of the Bright Boy - I feel that it's much less abrasive. Once the rails are clean I apply No-Ox (as documented in...
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    There's the aesthetic reason: I've always liked...

    There's the aesthetic reason: I've always liked how the FastTrack turnouts don't have the pivot points along their points - the flexing of the rail looks so much more realistic.
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    White-backed decal paper will work good on darker...

    White-backed decal paper will work good on darker backgrounds (blue box cars,etc),but the white edge is difficult to conceal when you are cutting the odd shapes out. Working rectangular shapes can...
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    I've included a couple run-arounds in industrial...

    I've included a couple run-arounds in industrial track that I recently installed. Here's an example.

    Industries will be at locations 1,2,3. Follow the green track lines to see how you could run...
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    I painted the walls blue-gray and then had an...

    I painted the walls blue-gray and then had an artist-friend-of-my-daughter paint mountains right on the walls.

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    Obviously, this won't work for cityscape type backdrops. On...
  22. For those who are unsure about disassembling the...

    For those who are unsure about disassembling the trucks and cleaning them, there is a great step-by-step here:
    http://mysite.mweb.co.za/residents/grela/atlaskatotruck.html
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    Yeah, that's a newer feature that wasnt available...

    Yeah, that's a newer feature that wasnt available back when I made these. I've played with the new ironing feature on recent prints and really like what it can do.
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    I'll second the Peco solenoids - they're fast,...

    I'll second the Peco solenoids - they're fast, especially when combined with Ken Stapleton's 751 circuits. You'll have to find a way to automate though....
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    So... 8 months have gone by?? I guess that's...

    So... 8 months have gone by?? I guess that's what happens when you take on a main floor renovation in the house, including removing walls and moving your kitchen from one side of the house to the...
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