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    I did a short entrance into a tunnel with a...

    I did a short entrance into a tunnel with a cardboard cut out of the length of stripe I wanted and used a paint pen to go to town with it.....
  2. I feel your pain as well...I've been looking...

    I feel your pain as well...I've been looking forward to the train expo at the OKC fairgrounds for a couple of months now but it was cancelled last week....Grrr.....
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    I recently did an access database for insurance...

    I recently did an access database for insurance purposes....I would highly recommend having coverage for all of your hobby related things. I have 17 engines; 8 of which are DC, 54 freight cars and...
  4. In my case, its not only getting laid off, but...

    In my case, its not only getting laid off, but trying to find a new gig that's going to be a task....in the meantime, I'm trying to convert my Atlas turntable to DCC.....
  5. I did the same thing as epumph did on his table...

    I did the same thing as epumph did on his table but I use a marine actuator to fold and unfold the layout.
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    I started my lifelong hobby at the age of...

    I started my lifelong hobby at the age of 5...grandpa bought a Tyco HO set and mounted the track on a piece of plywood. Them came the post-war Lionels. They gave way to another HO layout and then...
  7. I have a panel that glides out via a bolster seat...

    I have a panel that glides out via a bolster seat actuator. It has my programming track, DC block and turnout controls....

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    I don't know how I overlooked this thread. My...

    I don't know how I overlooked this thread. My N-ovation & Northwestern is loosely based on a fictitious line branched off of the ATSF and Rio Grande lines serving the Northwest. It's a dual powered...
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    The same thing happened to mine as well....it...

    The same thing happened to mine as well....it must be inherent to the loco. I really missed it pulling my heavyweights around...
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    I have a 18 year old Black & Decker Wizard ( a...

    I have a 18 year old Black & Decker Wizard ( a Dremel knock off ) that has saved me many times....from cutting and squaring rail to polishing and grinding things. I'm so glad I bought a cordless but...
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    I'm modeling a fictitious Northwest U.S. line but...

    I'm modeling a fictitious Northwest U.S. line but you never know what road name might be coming down the tracks :lol:
  12. To me it looks like an excellent base of some...

    To me it looks like an excellent base of some sort of skyscraper

    Just my .02...
  13. After a bad divorce and a move across the...

    After a bad divorce and a move across the country, I realized I missed my HO layout but didn't have enough room for another one, hence, I discovered the expanse saving benefits of N-scale and I never...
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    64 here, and the only thing that I keep nearby is...

    64 here, and the only thing that I keep nearby is a penlight so I can be sure I'm on the rails...other that that, I'm enjoying N-Scale :)
  15. Thanks for the videos John...very nicely done...

    Thanks for the videos John...very nicely done work and the end result is great
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    Nice job...you can hardly see where the illusion...

    Nice job...you can hardly see where the illusion begins :)
  17. Very impressive...I really need to take a second...

    Very impressive...I really need to take a second look at cardstock buildings.
  18. Poll: I too have gotten rid of some, kept some, but...

    I too have gotten rid of some, kept some, but anymore I store original works in original cases since I've expanded my storage of my motive power and rolling stock.
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    First off, change your wheelsets to metal if you...

    First off, change your wheelsets to metal if you still have any plastic ones; the gunk from the rails sticks to the plastic wheels and is spread around the rails. I "gleaned" my layout about 5 years...
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    I used to use alcohol but started noticing a dull...

    I used to use alcohol but started noticing a dull buildup on the rails....I suppose from not polishing the rails afterward. Then I heard about the "gleaning" method when you sand the rails with 800...
  21. Thread: Motorhome

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    I've heard of and seen a layout in the sleeper of...

    I've heard of and seen a layout in the sleeper of a semi truck before so why not in the cab over?
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    Quite a bit late to the thread, however I wanted...

    Quite a bit late to the thread, however I wanted to share....



    When I was a teen building 1/25 scale car models, I came up with this potion:

    Using diagonal cutters, snip 1/4 inch pieces of...
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    The nice thing about doing removable backdrops is...

    The nice thing about doing removable backdrops is that you can do any scene you like and switch to something else rather quickly. I store mine under the layout when not in use....

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    Mark; My layout is a portable table measuring...

    Mark;

    My layout is a portable table measuring 5 X 7 and doesn't lend itself to permanent backdrops....

    I came up with a solution; I had a 4 X 8 sheet of 1/4" laminate board ripped into 9"...
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    I found that very same chart awhile back.....very...

    I found that very same chart awhile back.....very indispensable resource ;)
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