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    Just to reiterate what others have said, this...

    Just to reiterate what others have said, this pictures shows it pretty well.

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    You can see the gap between the bridge sections. The only thing connecting the two spans is the rail (no...
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    I think that my label maker will do a little...

    I think that my label maker will do a little better job than that. :innocent:
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    When I eventually start operating (layout needs a...

    When I eventually start operating (layout needs a bit more progress first) I may have to resort to putting labels on undec or "foreign" locos that I need to use but haven't gotten around to...
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    Here's a typical Southern train order signal. Not...

    Here's a typical Southern train order signal. Not great, a picture of a picture, but it's what I could get my hands on.

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    This is the signal that replaced the semaphore signals at...
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    Paul, it warms my heart to see high hood diesels....

    Paul, it warms my heart to see high hood diesels. :D

    Southern color light train order signals were vertical, like regular block signals. underneath that was a one light head with a lunar white...
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    No turnouts are invisible. (That is actually...

    No turnouts are invisible. (That is actually true. :)) Blue is sky backdrop that I haven't painted yet.
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    Went home at lunch time and found out I'm all out...

    Went home at lunch time and found out I'm all out of #5 RH turnouts! :eek: Ordered some, but I guess I'll do some other things this weekend.

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    (Picture of no turnout)
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    Having worked as an engineer and machine designer...

    Having worked as an engineer and machine designer for 25 years, I can't stand any of the model railroad CAD programs, but I'm glad that you found something that seems likely to work for you. :)
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    I would check that the body shell is fully...

    I would check that the body shell is fully seated. While installing the decoder some may have been moved and is holding the front of the shell up.
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    Poll: That's the advantage of being a railfan. The...

    That's the advantage of being a railfan. The rails are almost always there. Just watch out for those moving things while you're looking for the manufacturer's mark and date on the rail. :)
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    A couple of pictures to keep the meece happy, and...

    A couple of pictures to keep the meece happy, and it's been a while since I posted on here.

    Currently under construction. Hope to finish track this week and get started on wiring. To the left of...
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    The main peninsula is four feet wide, so it looks...

    The main peninsula is four feet wide, so it looks like the inner curve is about 18". If you've got the space for the HO layout (maybe a 10' x 10' corner?) I wouldn't convert it. Just reduce the...
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    Here's what I've been dealing with this week: ...

    Here's what I've been dealing with this week:

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    Oops, no trains here! :eek: The trains about 10' below this. fortunately, that section isn't built yet. :)
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    Poll: Both, but what I railfan isn't the same as what I...

    Both, but what I railfan isn't the same as what I model.

    I'm too busy building my layout to take time out to build a time machine. :p
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    Yes, freight cars are sent everywhere, so any...

    Yes, freight cars are sent everywhere, so any given train can have cars from many different railroads.

    Here's an example: https://www.railpictures.net/photo/81462/
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    I know it was after 1970 when I swiped (er,...

    I know it was after 1970 when I swiped (er, borrowed) my brother's HO train set and built a 4x8 in the basement. Got into N-Scale about 1976-77 while I was in high school. I built a 2x4 layout and...
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    bicknell - is it just me, or is the LED polarity...

    bicknell - is it just me, or is the LED polarity backwards on your circuit diagram?
  18. I had a set-up like sid shared with us when I was...

    I had a set-up like sid shared with us when I was a kid, but I used ropes and it was manual instead of electric. I also used a block and tackle because it was too heavy to lift without it.
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    Having spent a lot of time under other people's layouts over the years, I'm greatly in favor of ease of access. I'm building my layout in section. I build all of the sections in the work shop in the...
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    NS Train to Catawba SC Paper Mill

    I managed to catch an NS train running from the yard in Rock Hill, SC to the New-Indy (formerly Resolute Forrest Products, before that Bowater) paper mill in Catawba, SC.

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    For a Google...
  21. You might want to look at the BOD8 from...

    You might want to look at the BOD8 from RR-Cirkits. See http://www.rr-cirkits.com/description/index.html

    You'll also need remote CT coils, but the coils can be located where your wires are, rather...
  22. On my layout, my "Newton Siding"* is my...

    On my layout, my "Newton Siding"* is my programming track. I'm using an NCE ProR system, but this will work on any system that has a programming track output. My programming track is connected to a...
  23. Here is the plan for the section of layout I...

    Here is the plan for the section of layout I currently have under construction. Broyhill Furniture, United Veneer, and Southern Furniture are flats on the backdrop. Backdrop is about 3/4" behind the...
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    In my not at all humble opinion, every piece or...

    In my not at all humble opinion, every piece or rail should be connected to a proper source of power. You are correct, connect them to your buss.
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    Just to make communication easier, that isn't a...

    Just to make communication easier, that isn't a crossover. it's a double slip switch.

    A quick Google search found this: https://dccwiki.com/Wiring_Crossings#Single_and_Double_Slips

    Your mileage...
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