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    I have no actual Easter Eggs yet, although I do...

    I have no actual Easter Eggs yet, although I do keep a 1:165 scale Millennium Falcon parked in my town for the time being.

    I am currently finishing my mountains and plan to build a hiking trail...
  2. I'm a convert from HO and left HO mainly because...

    I'm a convert from HO and left HO mainly because of the curve radius! I also model modern-era UP.

    If your curves are 15" radius or more you'll be able to run everything. I make mine 18" because I...
  3. Micro-Trains Helps Fight The Coronavirus!

    Dunno if this was brought up before - I've searched the forum and found no mention of it - but good ol' Micro Trains Line, Inc. is using their factory resources to manufacture 1:1 scale PPE for...
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    N scale quality has gotten tons better this...

    N scale quality has gotten tons better this century. It's pretty much like a smaller HO scale now. Instead of asking "What's the best manufacturer?" Find out what the worst ones are and avoid those....
  5. ABF! Even HO scalers are looking for those! Nice...

    ABF! Even HO scalers are looking for those! Nice to know we'll have them beat on this one.
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    Although turnouts with concrete ties exist in the...

    Although turnouts with concrete ties exist in the prototype world, they are still very rare, especially in the U.S. (They are really only seen in high speed and light rail lines). It's pretty much a...
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    You DO NOT need 90% alcohol for scenery/wet water...

    You DO NOT need 90% alcohol for scenery/wet water purposes. It is also hard to find during this time because it's being used as a disinfectant.

    50% alcohol is perfectly fine for scenery purposes,...
  8. The Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. It went 0 for 2....

    The Atlantic & Pacific Railroad. It went 0 for 2.

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/Atlantic_%26_Pacific_Railroad_Map.jpg/1920px-Atlantic_%26_Pacific_Railroad_Map.jpg
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    A lesson for those of you with 9 3/4" curves: If...

    A lesson for those of you with 9 3/4" curves: If you want your Big Boy to negotiate one of those, you BETTER be going 1 scale mile per hour! :lol:
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    I have 27 locos that I own, 25 of which are...

    I have 27 locos that I own, 25 of which are operational with DCC decoders. One has a broken decoder and another is a DC loco that has not yet had its wired decoder installed yet.
    I also have about...
  11. This should be the official motto of this site: ...

    This should be the official motto of this site:

    "nScale.net: Mooses, Wombats and Aliens...OH MY!"
  12. LOL, I've been on this site for 13 years and here...

    LOL, I've been on this site for 13 years and here are the most common threads that seem to recycle over time: :lol:

    - What is the best way to clean track?
    - What is the best track?
    - Who makes...
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    Supply ran out. According to Yankee Dabbler,...

    Supply ran out. According to Yankee Dabbler, they're taking pre-orders, so it looks like it's forthcoming.
  14. Thread: Tree Sizes

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    Trees grow in different sizes according to age...

    Trees grow in different sizes according to age and species. But do consider the scale of the trunk and branches - A 2" HO scale tree might actually be more out of scale than a 4" N scale tree.
    ...
  15. Marker lights for a passenger car or an EOT/FRED?

    Marker lights for a passenger car or an EOT/FRED?
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    Poll: I model modern-era Union Pacific. So my foamer...

    I model modern-era Union Pacific. So my foamer activities inspire and guide what I model. I love the challenge of modeling what I see.
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    A crying shame that there are no companies other...

    A crying shame that there are no companies other than Atlas and Micro Engineering that make proper Code 55 track and turnouts.
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    Plaster cloth, like the on Woodland Scenics uses,...

    Plaster cloth, like the on Woodland Scenics uses, uses Hydrocal plaster, which is both stronger and lighter than conventional Plaster of Paris. That's the main reason why Hydrocal has been the...
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    I use plaster cloth *WITH* foam, not instead of...

    I use plaster cloth *WITH* foam, not instead of it. Plaster cloth can fill gaps/holes/valleys in an economical way. I've also used plaster cloth with white foam (Despite what you've heard, white...
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    Must have started around 5? Years old with a...

    Must have started around 5? Years old with a Lionel O27 train set in the mid-1970s. But since I was a little kid then, it just became a toy that was mostly broken. The power pack, one flatcar and a...
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    And that's why my mention of "sky" in "sky blue"...

    And that's why my mention of "sky" in "sky blue" is an adjective and not a noun. :p
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    Different places have different climactic...

    Different places have different climactic conditions...My layout's geography is the San Joaquin Valley of California. It gets pretty hot and dry during the Summer. Not much water in the air.
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    Painting the Room Sky Blue?

    My layout is free-standing and requires access from all sides, so a backdrop is not feasible. Still. I wonder whether painting the entire room a blue sky color would serve as a de facto backdrop.
    My...
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    All ScaleTrains sound-equipped locos come with...

    All ScaleTrains sound-equipped locos come with ESU LokSound decoders. I bought two ScaleTrains ET44 GEVOs, one with sound and one DC version, but also purchased a decoder with it (ESU LokPilot Micro...
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    I interpreted it as seeing an overview of the...

    I interpreted it as seeing an overview of the entire layout in one shot, not just a focused scene.

    Here's my humble 4x8', if it matters...
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