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    Poll: Of the three presented, I like the black also. ...

    Of the three presented, I like the black also. But I've been toying with the idea of painting the fascia like a cross-section of the earth's strata.
  2. Looking very good indeed! I particularly like...

    Looking very good indeed! I particularly like the backdrop, the way it looks a little hazy which gives the impression of great distance.
  3. That must be an older protocol? I've never seen...

    That must be an older protocol? I've never seen or heard a modern German Lok whistle or toot at a guarded level crossing. Only at unguarded ones.
  4. Or you can do like they do in Ireland and have...

    Or you can do like they do in Ireland and have stone walls inside the hedges. Very interesting when you are driving a Fiat 500 size car and a John Deere 7200 is coming the other way on a road with...
  5. SteamPower4ever, question number 1 (there will be...

    SteamPower4ever, question number 1 (there will be more, the more I watch your vids): I notice a lot of "P" signs trackside, entering and leaving Bahnhöfer and near grade crossings. Have you any...
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    Nicely done!

    Nicely done!
  7. What is the saying? If you want to model an...

    What is the saying? If you want to model an engine, go to 1 scale; if you want to model a train, do HO; but if you want to model a railroad, N scale is the way to go.
  8. Just finished the first video. Love those BR...

    Just finished the first video. Love those BR 99s. And such a great variety. I've never seen one like that BR 99 5906-5. - four cylinders and the coal in front of the cab.

    I must congratulate...
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    After hours and hours and hours of sweating out...

    After hours and hours and hours of sweating out in the shop, I managed to start and complete (!!!) a new layout. The benchwork is done, ground cover laid, track laid and tested. What an arduous...
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    Yeah, patience. That's what I want, RIGHT NOW!

    Yeah, patience. That's what I want, RIGHT NOW!
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    That last one looks good, but I still prefer #1...

    That last one looks good, but I still prefer #1 in the original post. I like the subtlety of the color, and the simplicity of a single painting process.
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    I vote for #1. In the last photo of honorable...

    I vote for #1. In the last photo of honorable mentions, the 2nd track from the top looks like newly laid track, not too long out of the steel mill.
  13. I prefer blue foam (same as the pink, no...

    I prefer blue foam (same as the pink, no difference ). I also use the 1/2" thick foam structurally, to support my upper deck. Photos on my layout thread somewhere. I cut arches into it for access...
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    I designed my layout for kids at train shows. The...

    I designed my layout for kids at train shows. The main deck is 38.5" off the floor. This enables even small kids to see the trains. It also enables me to work on any part of the 48x114 layout.
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    When I have a short, for whatever reason, my Z21...

    When I have a short, for whatever reason, my Z21 trips instantly. Resetting it is via a simple stop/go button at the top of my tablet screen, which is also the emergency stop button. It cuts out all...
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    Me, too, FrankieD!

    Me, too, FrankieD!
  17. Defining moment? Lifer? Really? My...

    Defining moment? Lifer? Really?

    My attention span isn't that long. I tend to gradually get into an activity (music, art, languages, racing Hobie 16s, cruising/live-aboard sailing, Cowboy...
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    Excellent! Much better than before.

    Excellent! Much better than before.
  19. Cool story, Tim! I look forward to seeing your...

    Cool story, Tim! I look forward to seeing your progress. Beware the moose stampede, post photos of aquisitions and developments.
  20. Greetings, Tim! I can't help with your track...

    Greetings, Tim! I can't help with your track questions, but La Veta and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains caught my attention. Most days I can see those mountains from my kitchen windows or rear patio....
  21. Guess I'll have to raid my own single malt.

    Guess I'll have to raid my own single malt.
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    Can you swap the tanks with the building...

    Can you swap the tanks with the building location? Surely there must be some minimum distance between the tanks and the tracks, for safety. Don't know, just pondering.
  23. I use a small Shop Vac, and attachments for...

    I use a small Shop Vac, and attachments for cleaning computer keyboards. Bought the attachment set at Harbor Freight. Possibly the only thing I've ever bought there. Works great, and even allows me...
  24. Economy? I want some of what he has been...

    Economy? I want some of what he has been drinking.
  25. And may I suggest you use 2 inch thick foam for...

    And may I suggest you use 2 inch thick foam for rigidity? Or two layers of 1 inch. That would enable you to have a base layer, pre-carve a river and pond into the 2nd layer, and add hills with the...
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