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  1. Multi-car, same type (box, tanks, hoppers), same...

    Multi-car, same type (box, tanks, hoppers), same road name, different numbers. Kato does this with Passenger car sets. Maybe they do with other types of freight cars and I'm just not seeing it.
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  2. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Trains-N-Scale-Gold...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Micro-Trains-N-Scale-Gold-Medal-Milk-Suplee-Willis-Jones-40-Reefer-6-custom/333612277207?hash=item4dacd75dd7:g:L2sAAOSwysRe0uug
  3. How much would you pay for a freight car...

    I mean if you found something that fit the theme of your layout perfectly....Would it be worth $50?
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    Just expanding my dairy fleet, and picked up a Waffle House. Dairy workers gotta eat!! As far as the non dairy freights, I just liked the colors....
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    I'm this close to just going with the HCD. It'll...

    I'm this close to just going with the HCD. It'll take some finagling to make room..you've seen the pics, it ain't pretty)....but I think I would be happier with a bit more wiggle room....And like I...
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    Welcome aboard! Sounds like a fun build!

    Welcome aboard! Sounds like a fun build!
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    Sticky: Its morbid, but its something to really think...

    Its morbid, but its something to really think about. I wouldn't feel so bad if it went to the Goodwill store, but I know that more than likely it's going to get unceremoniously tossed. I should...
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    Funny you should mention the HCD. My first plan...

    Funny you should mention the HCD. My first plan way back in the beginning (1996) was to build the famous Carolina Central which, as you probably know, is on a door. A few months ago, a neighbor was...
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    Thanks for the support all. Yeah, I never...

    Thanks for the support all.

    Yeah, I never liked the pre-ballasted kato track...even if you go over it with regular ballast, it just didn't appeal to me.

    As some of you know, the layout was...
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    Sometimes ya gotta say %$#*&!

    As I was dejectedly looking at what (little) I had accomplished it occurred to me that I just wasn't feeling this layout plan. I wanted heavy industry but now was going to have to sacrifice other...
  11. You nailed it, pal.

    You nailed it, pal.
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    Did you hot glue the foam to the bottom of the...

    Did you hot glue the foam to the bottom of the benchwork? (based on the picture of the wiring)....
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    You call that a mess? Moose, hold my beer.... ...

    You call that a mess? Moose, hold my beer....

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    By the way, your track plan looks awesome! What's the measurements on that.....it was probably in your initial post and I overlooked it. ...
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    Thanks for the good info.....I'm sure I will...

    Thanks for the good info.....I'm sure I will eventually move to DCC, but for now, it is what it is. And I'm not going to divide into so many blocks after all, just one storage spur for now.
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    What kind of expense are we talking about. I...

    What kind of expense are we talking about. I already have several loco's that are just DC. I don't want to be in the doghouse longer than necessary.
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    I was afraid someone was going to ask that. That...

    I was afraid someone was going to ask that. That would make too much sense.

    Seriously, I don't know.
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    Time to wire it!!

    Ok, I've read the books, I've watched the videos until I'm cross-eyed. I think I've got it, but if I've learned anything, it's to get a second 'opinion'.

    My layout is DC. It's 2 x 4 (for now)...
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    Not cheap!! How does it compare to Model...

    Not cheap!! How does it compare to Model Railroader?
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    Sticky: I'll be lucky if mine get sold.....I already know...

    I'll be lucky if mine get sold.....I already know that its the 1-800-GOT-JUNK truck in the driveway not long after the memorial service.
  20. Got any Swift wrecks? :D

    Got any Swift wrecks? :D
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    Here...

    Here is a great build thread for that very kit! He starts with a DPM kit but switches to the Dairy later in the thread.
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    In preparation for the second wave of covid, just...

    In preparation for the second wave of covid, just picked up this monster....its YUUUGEE! 14.5 x 5 inches footprint on the main building! It will definitely be the centerpiece of the layout! The...
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    Of course not. Been there done that. She took...

    Of course not. Been there done that. She took the Tee-shirt. At least you have something to keep you occupied.

    Time for the full house layout.
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    This was listed at 50, but threw out an offer of...

    This was listed at 50, but threw out an offer of $20 for the :censored: of it, which was surprisingly accepted. Retail at 10 bucks each. Yes, please.

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    Was it the trains?

    Was it the trains?
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