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    Back to the original post regarding swapping...

    Back to the original post regarding swapping boxcar frames, doesn't MT sell spare frames as well as other spare parts?
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    I've attended all 11 shows so far. For some...

    I've attended all 11 shows so far. For some reason this show seemed to have fewer attendees. That could very well be due to people taking advantage of the rather pleasant weather and doing outside...
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    Bear in mind that when Linn Westcott wrote that...

    Bear in mind that when Linn Westcott wrote that way back in 1965 HO was the overwhelmingly dominate scale. N scale was in its infancy and 'real model railroaders' were HO people. HO track at the...
  4. They will work with Atlas C80 BUT. . . Be sure...

    They will work with Atlas C80 BUT. . . Be sure to get Peco C55 turnouts not the C80 ones. The C80 are older and are made to European standards. The C55 are made to NMRA standards. There is a...
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    Not all plastic is the same. All of my...

    Not all plastic is the same. All of my locomotives have the split axle with plastic gears. But I have had no problems with any of my Atlas, Kato LifeLike locomotives, only Bachmann. NWSL, at one...
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    The # number is the sieve size. A #50 is...

    The # number is the sieve size. A #50 is appropriate for N scale. Also Scenic Express ballast is made of real rock. Woodland Scenics is not. Makes a difference when ballasting as the Scenic...
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    What ballast are you using? Not all ballasts are...

    What ballast are you using? Not all ballasts are the same. I had terrible results with Woodland Scenics because it ended to float when I applied a wetting agent (50% rubbing alcohol). When I...
  8. There are a lot of good engines out there that...

    There are a lot of good engines out there that will qualify so one can expect to see many responses. To me, as one who is into Ntrak. The very best engine, for the price, isthe LifeLike FA/B1's. I...
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    Do you have a way to access the corner where the...

    Do you have a way to access the corner where the two sheets meet? If it is surrounded by walls how will you reach it toclear any derailments or do maintenance?



    Finish nails will not hold...
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    If you do decide to switch to knuckle couplers...

    If you do decide to switch to knuckle couplers then standardize on one brand. MicroTrains is the defacto standard for N scale. This does not mean they do not have any unfavorable characteristics but...
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    Indeed, Eastern forests are basically a canopy of...

    Indeed, Eastern forests are basically a canopy of just the tops of the trees and maybe, on some steep slops, some of the sides facing down slope. So it is not necessary to model whole individual...
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    This is true only with the code 80 turnouts. The...

    This is true only with the code 80 turnouts. The C55 turnouts are fine.
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