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    Do you know what brand the track stops are in the...

    Do you know what brand the track stops are in the first pic? No room to build out something in the 2nd pic plus it doesn't solve my problem on the through tracks.

    Edit. Good idea Allen. Those...
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    Sticky: German cars from Fleischmann showed up. Patience...

    German cars from Fleischmann showed up. Patience is the name of the game when it comes to German engines and cars. I was never a big fan of a rail cranes, but this is a real beauty.
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    Looking for some advice. I need to get a engine...

    Looking for some advice. I need to get a engine /car stop at the end of the layout so those expensive cars and engines don't take the plunge off the end of the virtual earth. I have 6 sidings where...
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    Moose - If you have some light grey or white...

    Moose - If you have some light grey or white rattle can spray, you can lighten it up. Hold the can about 12" or so and spray it. Idea being to disburse the paint, and get it almost dry before it...
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    Larger layout pics so I can see how things are...

    Larger layout pics so I can see how things are coming together and what the next set of projects I need to work on. Still have three buildings...grain elevator for the back corner, feed lot for...
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    A lot of small projects finished up the last few...

    A lot of small projects finished up the last few days. Still not quite done with the old grain elevator - there was supposed to be a small side building. I added the footprint against the elevator,...
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    Mark - One thought for you, but you might be...

    Mark -

    One thought for you, but you might be able to make these out of a spruce where you have a 90 degree elbow. Cut on each side of the elbow, then sand the long section square for the box. ...
  8. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    The whole scene looks fantastic...

    The whole scene looks fantastic...
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    Not intended to be a jerk comment, but you have a...

    Not intended to be a jerk comment, but you have a helluva lot of track on that 4x8. Feels like an Atlas layout...all track and little open space for scenery or a signature scene for the layout. ...
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    After 7 weeks of travel, I finally had a chance...

    After 7 weeks of travel, I finally had a chance to get some work on the abandoned grain elevator. I caught an article in the Nov-Dec issue of N Scale magazine about making wood floors for gondolas. ...
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    Check out this thread. This guy in France (I...

    Check out this thread. This guy in France (I believe) makes some wonderful stuff and the building in question looks right up his alley. It won't be cheap, but you would definitely have a center...
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    Poor writing on my part - I wasn't thinking MB...

    Poor writing on my part - I wasn't thinking MB Klein specifically but rather your local hobby shops in general. Here in Denver, Caboose Hobbies shut down a couple years ago and replaced by Caboose. ...
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    MB Kline Closing their retail store

    Ran across this and thought it was interesting...definitely the trend and an end of an era where you could walk the aisles. Good news is they are going on-line only and sounds like making...
  14. Looks great...a dark grey wash over that timber...

    Looks great...a dark grey wash over that timber tunnel entrance will get those details to pop a bit for you. If you want a lighter look, then go back over with a q-tip or brush moistened with a...
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    Frankly, I haven’t been able to understand this...

    Frankly, I haven’t been able to understand this thread. I could understand if there was no alternative to DCC, but you think DCC is too complicated then run on DC. Problem solved.

    Reminds me of...
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    Check out the angled light bars. Not for...

    Check out the angled light bars. Not for purchase per se, but might give you some ideas on how to mount your LED strips to either a long wood block cut to 45 or 30 degrees with a 90 degree opposite...
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    Thanks. Keep in mind how you want to attach them...

    Thanks. Keep in mind how you want to attach them as you build out the 2nd deck. I really like the adjustable shelf system and metal channels you used on the bottom deck, but it could make...
  18. Thanks. On your 2nd pic where you have the two...

    Thanks. On your 2nd pic where you have the two bridges on your hand drawn, it looks like you have a bridge on what looks to be a pretty tight turn. Eye balling it, it might be a tough placement for...
  19. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    Looks fantastic Baron. Education question- How...

    Looks fantastic Baron. Education question- How does your tram work? Does it come to a stop, pause then automatically reverse direction or is it controlled via a controller? Never seen one in...
  20. Hard to tell on the hand drawn layout but a...

    Hard to tell on the hand drawn layout but a little concerned about the radius on those curves. Any thought to get this into track planning software to check it out?
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    Ed- Thanks for all the pics and written walk...

    Ed-

    Thanks for all the pics and written walk through. Looks really great so far. As you think about the 2nd deck, how are you thinking about lighting the bottom deck?
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    Congratulations as the founding member of my...

    Congratulations as the founding member of my ignore list....pretty disappointing frankly given this is a hobby forum, but I suppose not unexpected. There are always at least one in the crowd.
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    What WP&P said, but it looks good. The...

    What WP&P said, but it looks good. The light/dark technique looks good on the bridge.
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    Meh.....get more than $50 for it then I guess you...

    Meh.....get more than $50 for it then I guess you get to tell me I was wrong. You asked for an opinion and got one that didn’t fit your narrative. Hope your friend is able to get more for it.
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    $50 at most unless you ran across a collector. I...

    $50 at most unless you ran across a collector. I see wooden layouts with track for sale at the LHS for $150-200. It was probably really cool in its day, but so was my Tyco train and coal dumping...
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