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    I do almost all my CAD work in MM cause that is...

    I do almost all my CAD work in MM cause that is what my cheap laser works with.
    Most CAD programs uses small straight lines to make circles. I'm using Sketckup 2017 Pro, and when you start a circle,...
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    I'll be using my laser to cut some of the pieces...

    I'll be using my laser to cut some of the pieces out, like the stringers and maybe some of the bent parts. I'm working on drawing up a template/fixture for the bents, that I'll print with one of the...
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    The RR needs something for the extended tail...

    The RR needs something for the extended tail track for switching the Klopper treatment plant at Adelaide (west Oroville). High Sierra planning mill will be up in this area too. I'll use building...
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    Another Curved Trestle build

    I'll be using the laser to make this. As seen from my layout build I need a trestle for this tail track.


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    For me it was easier than trying to find where to...

    For me it was easier than trying to find where to wire in the caps and then find enough room for them.
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    A few years ago, I bought a couple of Arnold...

    A few years ago, I bought a couple of Arnold SW1's when they were BOGOF. With the traction tires, the pickup is not so good, so I decided to see if I could wire them together with a plug. First was...
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    Hey John, Would a ESU 73100 hard wired be...

    Hey John,

    Would a ESU 73100 hard wired be short enough to use and still have room for the speaker??? I don't have any, but will get a few after the first of the year.
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    I can do that. Now I'll have to remember to take...

    I can do that. Now I'll have to remember to take pics as I go.
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    When ballasting around any turnouts, I apply a...

    When ballasting around any turnouts, I apply a small amount of light oil to the points and anywhere else you don't want the glue to stick. Then being careful, I ballast and as the glue dries, keep...
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    Tony, awesome build. Ironically, I'm working on...

    Tony, awesome build.
    Ironically, I'm working on a curved trestle now. It'll have about 12" of the curve at 40" radius and then have about 10" of straight. I'm drawing it up in Sketchup so I'll get...
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    Here is some right #7's Shows 11...

    Here is some right #7's
    Shows 11 in stock

    https://www.midwestmodelrr.com/product/atl2053/




    I'm sure Atlas will have another shipment soon.
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    A single centrally located panel would work. Or...

    A single centrally located panel would work. Or you could do one panel for the all the tracks on the top part of your diagram, and then another for the other tracks
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    They are Arnold SW1's

    They are Arnold SW1's
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    Quincy RR Jct is at the east end of the Keddie...

    Quincy RR Jct is at the east end of the Keddie yard. (The prototype jct was a few miles east of Keddie) I still need to install the interchange turnouts yet.
    Looking east from Keddie Yard toward...
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    Paul, I'm doing the Quincy RR, but the...

    Paul,
    I'm doing the Quincy RR, but the interchange jct is at the east end of Keddie Yard. I'll get some photos of all the Quincy track soon for you.
  16. You going to really like the printers. I bought 2...

    You going to really like the printers. I bought 2 Photon's a year ago, and I've used one so much one of the pixels burned out in one of them the other day. I just ordered a new replacement screen...
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    If you ever get over to the states, and close to...

    If you ever get over to the states, and close to KC, you are more than welcome to come by and do as much as you want on the layout. But we would have to make some time to drive around the area that...
  18. Hey Adam, Is your present layout in the...

    Hey Adam,
    Is your present layout in the basement now??? (I think it is) If so, are you going to add this newly acquired space to make it larger??? I hope it is to make the present layout larger,...
  19. Powering one up from track power is no problem at...

    Powering one up from track power is no problem at all. Just add a bridge rectifier to the incoming power from the trucks. The Bridge will have the Pos and Neg marked. Add a cap or two and a voltage...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=106413&d=1575161949


    Wife was looking over my shoulder when I looking at this and thought in was 1 to 1 scale

    Great work Paul
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    Well antler friend, it's a little less than 400...

    Well antler friend, it's a little less than 400 feet helix to helix.
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    Yes, Warren, that is right. I just put a small...

    Yes, Warren, that is right. I just put a small drop on the shaft between the flywheel and the motor body and as close to the motor as possible.
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    Once you draw something like what Mark is suggesting, the CAD program will give all the angles for what is needed. So there is no guessing on the angles for a roof like that.

    For me, it harder to...
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    Being that the wormwheel (the gear that is driven...

    Being that the wormwheel (the gear that is driven by the worm) is Delrin, you don't need to lub it in any way. The less lub you use, it'll stay cleaner longer. I just add a very small drop of light...
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    This is the SP tracks that I've added. First was...

    This is the SP tracks that I've added. First was to take out the backdrop at the east end of Oroville.

    Before


    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/607/3ex4.jpg



    Now
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