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  1. Yes, as Daniel points out, heralds, slogans and...

    Yes, as Daniel points out, heralds, slogans and the like were almost unheard of back in those days. Railroads had a virtual monopoly on transportation, so public relations and corporate images were...
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    I purchased some Deluxe Materials ballast bond...

    I purchased some Deluxe Materials ballast bond and ballast dry adhesive. I learned about the ballast bond earlier this year and decided I'd like to try it.

    I found a tip from Ken Patterson on MRH...
  3. I really am awed at your inventiveness,...

    I really am awed at your inventiveness, Sumner.:cheers:
  4. I think Tom found a sweet spot. When I read his...

    I think Tom found a sweet spot. When I read his comment, I immediately thought of John Allen's Gorre & Daphetid.
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    Looks kinda SMERSH'd to me.:D

    Looks kinda SMERSH'd to me.:D
  6. Back about 20 years ago when I modeled the SP&S,...

    Back about 20 years ago when I modeled the SP&S, I about let myself get entangled in a bidding war for a set of three rare-ish MT SP&S cabooses. Auction ended at $300-plus winning bid. I was up...
  7. I initially see the ratio of track to scenery,...

    I initially see the ratio of track to scenery, the realism of the trackwork, its geometry and even the use of spiral easements in curves, placement and type of signals (if any), etc. In sum, the...
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    Very creative project -- and a very nicely...

    Very creative project -- and a very nicely scenicked layout.
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    ∆∆∆THIS! And here'a link to a DCCWiki:...

    ∆∆∆THIS!

    And here'a link to a DCCWiki: https://dccwiki.com/Configuration_Variable#:~:text=Configuration%20Variables%20or%20CVs%20are,a%20couple%20of%20different%20ways.
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    Thanks for that link, Tim! I'm always intrigued...

    Thanks for that link, Tim! I'm always intrigued by local operating rules, especially for "low-tech" crossings of two railroads.
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    Sticky: And it's only missing the fuel tank casting, NIB...

    And it's only missing the fuel tank casting, NIB just like factory fresh from Atlas.
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    I go a slightly different route with ground goop....

    I go a slightly different route with ground goop. I mix Sculptamold, white glue, and tan/earth color flat latex paint together into a stiffish consistency. When the Sculptamold has absorbed all the...
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    Try Walmart. You would probably want to crush...

    Try Walmart.

    You would probably want to crush it between your fingers anyway, and run it through a fine sieve, just because is so coarse.
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    Say, Ajidica, is your head spinning yet?:D

    Say, Ajidica, is your head spinning yet?:D
  15. Hmmm, CV GP38s! I like that idea.

    Hmmm, CV GP38s! I like that idea.
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    No, ME and Atlas come DCC ready. No need to cut...

    No, ME and Atlas come DCC ready. No need to cut anything.

    As for powering frogs, in order to power an isolated frog, not just Atlas, you can use a Frog Juicer, or a contact on a switch machine if...
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    All depends. ME's already have the frog isolated...

    All depends. ME's already have the frog isolated and have the same over-center spring locking as Peco. Atlas's are isolated too, but do not lock.

    I have no switch machines on the Slate Fork....
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    I screwed and glued two 1x4s across the width of...

    I screwed and glued two 1x4s across the width of my 36" HCD. I then installed folding table legs under the layout, with 15" electrical conduit extensions. In 2017, I put the HCD atop an L-girder...
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    Or waffles!

    Or waffles!
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    I use Atlas code 55 turnouts as part of the...

    I use Atlas code 55 turnouts as part of the easement on three 12-13" radii curves of the Slate Fork.



    There's always Micro-Engineering code 55 #6 turnouts as well. Very reliable and DCC ready. ...
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    It is a very real phenomona you describe, no...

    It is a very real phenomona you describe, no matter what scale someone prefers.

    Best wishes with the new layout!
  22. You've got to wire one screw terminal on the UP5...

    You've got to wire one screw terminal on the UP5 to one nearby rail; wire the other terminal screw to the other nearby rail.
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    Shoot, Herc Driver, that's darned nice of you to...

    Shoot, Herc Driver, that's darned nice of you to say like that. I'm grateful.

    Moose2013 has been hinting at that too. And you know what means -- cue David Bowie's/Queen's "Under Pressure.":)
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    Beg to differ in regard to the metal wheels on my...

    Beg to differ in regard to the metal wheels on my rolling stock. The gunk is just not there.

    YMMV
  25. Just wondering if you're blocking the setouts in...

    Just wondering if you're blocking the setouts in the yard prior to working the industries?
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