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  1. Thanks, that was perfect. What a nice layout, I...

    Thanks, that was perfect. What a nice layout, I can see how the lore of it has lived on,

    Sumner
  2. I've tried to do some searches on the MR CRR...

    I've tried to do some searches on the MR CRR layout and the coal/mine---powerplant without much luck. Anyone have any??

    It was my impression empties didn't go into the mine tipple and loads came...
  3. Thanks for the links. That is a very interesting...

    Thanks for the links. That is a very interesting operation. I liked the drag-line video.

    I lived outside Sheridan, Wyoming for some years and designed and build hydrology field equipment that...
  4. It was your site that I saw the unloader and such...

    It was your site that I saw the unloader and such on. I forgot. Fantastic work on that and past what I think I can accomplish.

    Not sure how I'd handle both trains using the crossing at the same...
  5. Has anyone seen the following on a layout????

    I have a project in mind and wonder if anyone else has seen something similar. Might give me some additional ideas. Not sure if I'll ever accomplish the following but I spend a lot of time thinking...
  6. Track Layout Compass -- Also Shapes Flex Track to Set Radiuses...

    This is a tool that can help in a couple different ways in laying out your track plan on your layout's surface and helping to shape N Scale flex track to different radiuses. It is a compass that will...
  7. Thread: atlas H16-44

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    Congrats on getting the loco up and running. ...

    Congrats on getting the loco up and running.

    I was leery of buying used locos off ebay at first but now have well north of 75 of them (how did that happen). I've had problems with maybe 3-4...
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    You can get into DCC for less than $100 now and...

    You can get into DCC for less than $100 now and in that $100 have a dedicated train layout computer running JMRI....

    http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/DCC/DCC-Index.html

    ... above is how I did it but...
  9. HO Scale Tower/Dome for Joe's Frisco Depot in Ft. Scott, KS ....

    Ok I know this is a N Scale site so please remove this if that is necessary.

    I have a friend named Joe who posts on another site. He has a nice N scale layout with a lot of scratch built...
  10. Thread: Filament colour

    by Sumner
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    Gray as I also use a gray primer. I started with...

    Gray as I also use a gray primer. I started with black but if I missed a spot with the primer it showed through. Don't have that problem with the gray.

    I keep an extra spool as it has been...
  11. N Scale Track Laying Tools/Aids for 1-1/8" Track Center-lines....

    Instead of adding to the other thread on track laying tools/aids I thought it best to start a second one to avoid some confusion. The other thread has track locators and such that are designed if...
  12. http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/20-11-17%20T...

    http://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/20-11-17%20Track%20Tools-9.jpg


    UPDATES: First I did not have the track spacing right on the 3-Track tools used to locate 3 tracks. Somehow made the second...
  13. Good question. I just shaped some ME Code 55 to...

    Good question. I just shaped some ME Code 55 to a 10" curve with the 'single track shaping tool' and the 'double track spacer' works fine. I have the same width rail grooves for the shaping tools...
  14. 3D Printed Track Laying Tools/Aids ........

    These are some track laying tools/aids that you can 3D print. The first two are inspired by a tool that use to be quite available. It is a simple block with two grooves for the track. Sliding it back...
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    3D Printed Crossing Diamonds .....

    I designed crossing center diamonds for some of the popular crossing angles and put the print files up on my thingiverse.com account ( HERE ). You can read about why I came up with 3D printed...
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    Brick Crossing........

    This is a crossing that represents using bricks in the center and sides of the crossing. It also has brick approach roads that one can print but you could use the paved roads also from the 'crossing...
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    See .... ...

    See ....

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?48853-Hand-Laid-Star&p=598039#post598039

    Sumner
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    Poll: This is all DPDT switches which I think is what...

    This is all DPDT switches which I think is what you asked for in your post elsewhere.

    You would need to throw the one in the reversing section to match which leg you were entering on and again...
  19. 3D Printed Angle Blocks to Separate Wheels/Axles from Loco Center Gears....

    J Starbuck, on another forum, posted the following solution for separating wheel/axles from the gear section on loco trucks. He made hardwood angle blocks to do the job but since I have a 3D printer...
  20. Yes and they are in the post right above yours. ...

    Yes and they are in the post right above yours. More about the servo bracket on my web site but the files are on thingiverse.com,

    Sumner
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    Poll: Been giving a lot of thought to the wiring, so...

    Been giving a lot of thought to the wiring, so here are my latest thoughts and I feel pretty good about them.

    Option #1 (manual elect. switches):

    a.) Make the whole star a reversing loop...
  22. Comfortably numb was using one of the servo...

    Comfortably numb was using one of the servo brackets in his 'Star' build ( https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?48853-Hand-Laid-Star ) and had to mount two electrical switches on it to change...
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    Poll: I think I wasn't clear :(. When I talked about...

    I think I wasn't clear :(. When I talked about opposite direction I wasn't referring to the loco going through the 'star' in opposite directions but that it would go through the crossing from say...
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    Poll: I'm not sure myself. If the polarity on the...

    I'm not sure myself. If the polarity on the opposite side of the crossing is the same as on the side the loco enters from I don't see a problem. Looks like the juicer would change the polarity on...
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    Poll: Question #1 -- On the servo mount are the two...

    Question #1 -- On the servo mount are the two electrical switches rotated so that the servo is only toggling the switch to the point that it throws the switch and not past that point where it would...
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