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  1. I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I...

    I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I used to work for Railroad Friction Products, where we made COBRA® brand brake shoes.
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    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a...

    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a living, we never assumed that plastic sheet (in this case 50"x100", mostly acrylic) was square. Our procedure (on a computer controlled panel saw) was to...
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    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired...

    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired as you say. Probably not NJ International (too cheap) but they'll be here Monday and I'll let you know.
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    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out....

    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out. Even the NJI site says "Sold Out."

    I also plan on clipping the resistors, since I'll be using the Signal LCC to drive these, and it has built in...
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    Thanks Mark. Are these built-in resistors on the...

    Thanks Mark. Are these built-in resistors on the wire hanging out of the bottom of the signal?
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    Looking For Grade Crossing Signals

    I guess this would qualify as "signals" so I'll put it here.

    I am getting close to installing some grade crossing signals (no arms, just lights) on my railroad. I know that NJ International has...
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    Is this still standing? G-Maps has a distance...

    Is this still standing? G-Maps has a distance function. Right click on one corner, select the next corner. I use this all the time. It may not be exact, but it's close enough.
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    On my last layout I used 1/4" underlayment...

    On my last layout I used 1/4" underlayment plywood. It was just glued together, no fasteners. Biggest drawback is you need a flat surface to do the glue-up. See here for an example. Since then I've...
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    This trademark protection can be carried to...

    This trademark protection can be carried to ridiculous lengths. For instance, the CSX "heritage units".

    http://trains21.org/2016/02/25/csx-seaboard-system-emblem-unit-in-linden-nj/

    The only...
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    I used to know a guy who built a high hood SD30...

    I used to know a guy who built a high hood SD30 and a high hood BL2. :)
  11. To go the rotary switch route, look at this:...

    To go the rotary switch route, look at this: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Alpha-Taiwan/SR2511F-0304-19F0B-E9-N-W-159?qs=sGAEpiMZZMsqIr59i2oRcpLUApvc6s4LeZIRaJc3vi8%3D

    The current rating...
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    I'll be there. Got my hotel and airline all set....

    I'll be there. Got my hotel and airline all set. I usually go to the NMRA convention, but decided to do this one this year.
  13. Modeling the Southern in 1974, the 4501 was the...

    Modeling the Southern in 1974, the 4501 was the heart of the steam program. I've got one on reservation.

    Wish me luck! :)
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    Yes, the recommended practice is the same for...

    Yes, the recommended practice is the same for passenger and freight cars.
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    This question has lots of answers depending on...

    This question has lots of answers depending on what we're working on. Among the things that most model railroaders work on:
    Benchwork
    Track laying (might include building switches)
    Wiring...
  16. Use your usual method for mounting the Tortoise,...

    Use your usual method for mounting the Tortoise, but center it under the end of the throwbar (on whichever side makes the most sense) instead of under the track centerline.

    Since trying to run a...
  17. What kind of sub-roadbed do you use? If the track...

    What kind of sub-roadbed do you use? If the track is laid on plywood, just drill the hole under the end of the throwbar and you're set to go.

    On parts of my layout where I use spline roadbed (3/4"...
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    You might try some like this: 103300 ...

    You might try some like this:

    103300

    Everything's glued together with your favorite foam safe construction adhesive.
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    Many small Southern Ry. terminals were as...

    Many small Southern Ry. terminals were as Bessemer Bob describes. There were hoses to connect to tank cars for fuel, and pneumatic systems to connect to covered hoppers for sand, and a track with a...
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    I know that Bremner wasn't posting about the...

    I know that Bremner wasn't posting about the backdrop painting, but the sky color in that pictures reminds me of growing up in Kansas. When the sky looked like that, it was time to head toward home...
  21. Take a look at the Signal LCC boards from...

    Take a look at the Signal LCC boards from RR-Cirkits. They have a section in their instructions specifically for these signals.
  22. Thread: Gauntlet Track

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    Gauntlet Track

    While reviewing this thread, I decided that it might be worthwhile to look at a related topic, gauntlet track. Gauntlet track was widely used for older scale tracks as was noted before, to keep the...
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    Just getting caught up on this thread. do you...

    Just getting caught up on this thread. do you want to vary the brightness frequently, or do you just want to adjust the brightness and set it once? If the latter, and you're not afraid of a little...
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    In the old days when rail was shipped in 40 foot...

    In the old days when rail was shipped in 40 foot gons, it was probably cut and drilled in the rolling mill where it was made. Nowadays the lengths are longer, and it might not be drilled, but still...
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    Leo, thanks for posting that stuff about the...

    Leo, thanks for posting that stuff about the rail. I used to work for Wabtec, but didn't realize they did rail stuff too.

    DG&H ... You're probably aware of this, but in the "old days" rail was...
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