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    No need to apologize. It was a good joke, if a...

    No need to apologize. It was a good joke, if a little square; you should stick to it.

    :thumbs-up:
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    I was giving a minimum value. The depth of...

    I was giving a minimum value. The depth of benchwork framing plus foam layers plus... can all add up, so you want to account for that and ensure you get at least the 6" of clearance when all is said...
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    Will you be elevating all sub roadbed on risers,...

    Will you be elevating all sub roadbed on risers, to account for grades? That would be my suggestion, so that you can fine tune grades as necessary (as opposed to placing a flat surface and then using...
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    It goes with the scale factor, right? If you put...

    It goes with the scale factor, right? If you put $160,000 into N-scale manufacturing, you could expect $1,000 out?
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    Looks like Allen H. and I were typing at the same...

    Looks like Allen H. and I were typing at the same time, and having much the same thoughts.

    Another product idea I had a while ago was a form of manual turnout control that routed power to the frog...
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    I might consider making a line of DPM-style main...

    I might consider making a line of DPM-style main street buildings, but with quasi-modular components. Let one wall be just the brick portion, and have all the windows and doors be separate inserts...
  7. It's not so much about actual decimal measurement...

    It's not so much about actual decimal measurement as it is about proportion. As an architect, I can readily see that a given model is N-scale, due solely to the relative rail height in proportion to...
  8. I think the density of industrial spurs is fine,...

    I think the density of industrial spurs is fine, things seem to fit and it makes sense for such an area to have its own small sorting yard. The yard is not big enough to be a division point yard,...
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    I can't say that I noticed any swelling, but I...

    I can't say that I noticed any swelling, but I wasn't really looking for it. If there is any, it is minor.
    (must... resist... temptation... to say... "that's what she said"...)
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    I was not smart enough to think about heating the...

    I was not smart enough to think about heating the water/glycerine. But I ended up leaving mine soaking for hours, even overnight, which let them take in a lot of glycerine anyways.

    You seem to...
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    Unfortunately I cannot say, I wasn't careful...

    Unfortunately I cannot say, I wasn't careful about measuring it. I just dumped a bottle of glycerine into the water and dye bath that I had prepared. I would guess it was somewhere near 1 part...
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    Others have pointed out how short your runarounds...

    Others have pointed out how short your runarounds are; I won't call them passing sidings because I don't think they are really long enough for a decent-length train, aside from a commuter/passenger...
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    Rather than matte medium, I have used a bath of...

    Rather than matte medium, I have used a bath of glycerin (together with dyes), and it made a world of difference in terms of long-term fragility. It wasn't just about the one-time straightening. The...
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    Great video! I like how you singled out the...

    Great video! I like how you singled out the "foamers"... as if you're not one of 'em!

    The Big Boy is an impressive engine, but when I hear it... to be honest, it underwhelms, and I gotta say...
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    Why does my arm feel twisted?

    I decided to take a stab at this.
    I was not coerced in any way, and make the following statements of my own volition.


    Anyways, I liked where this plan began, with a nice helix fit well into the...
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    But why is it running backwards? Very good...

    But why is it running backwards?

    Very good looking scenery, it's hard to believe that the layout is only 2'x4'. I like how it can be operated as either two independent loops, or by using the...
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    I can mostly get on board with this kind of...

    I can mostly get on board with this kind of sentiment, but then this particular thread is talking about the impact of tariffs.

    Tariffs are in regards to trade items which extend outside of a...
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    Yes, prices will have to increase... but haven't...

    Yes, prices will have to increase... but haven't we seen our niche market adjust to price expectations already in other ways? I started in N scale prior to the advent of DCC, and as it got introduced...
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    Allen H. used a red line to indicate lengthening...

    Allen H. used a red line to indicate lengthening of your siding, but I don't think he went quite far enough. I think you are showing sidings that are too short in a lot of places, and a modern train...
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    Design constraints breed creativity. A rough...

    Design constraints breed creativity.

    A rough area (17' x 15') is not really enough to get the ball rolling in terms of a layout plan. We need to know a bit more about the space that it will...
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    If I had a wife, she would have leaned over and...

    If I had a wife, she would have leaned over and said the same thing!
  22. Thread: next years layout

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    Overall, it doesn't feel cohesive to me. It's a...

    Overall, it doesn't feel cohesive to me. It's a lot more track than has been previously presented, which makes it a bit harder to compare, but one could say that this just reflects a more...
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    I sketched up this option just to test whether an...

    I sketched up this option just to test whether an up-and-over could work in such a small footprint, and I think it can. The main line has a long passing siding/runaround that is located such that the...
  24. Thread: Just starting

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    I would suggest that you complete the...

    I would suggest that you complete the double-track main but do go ahead and include the mating pair of turnouts to create another crossover, one full train length distant from the one in the...
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    I think he means that, when you're looking in...

    I think he means that, when you're looking in that Sears Catalog and you get to the armchair section, the smiling face that you see in the picture is likely to be him. Armchair modeling is certainly...
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