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    One last question for our No-Ox experts before I...

    One last question for our No-Ox experts before I begin to apply it to my layout:

    In the original instructions posted by Gary60s (wow - almost 9 years ago!), it suggests first cleaning the track...
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    Has anyone tried Gamsol mineral spirits? It’s...

    Has anyone tried Gamsol mineral spirits? It’s sold for artists and advantage is that its odorless.
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    Mark - that came out really nice. Those gas pumps...

    Mark - that came out really nice. Those gas pumps really look prototypical.
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    Opti-Visor (so I can see the rest of my tools)...

    Opti-Visor (so I can see the rest of my tools)
    Iso-Tip cordless soldering iron (so I can solder feeders upside down under the layout)
    Lots of tweezers
    X-Acto knife with packages of 100 refill...
  5. You should be fine using either end ho,e on the...

    You should be fine using either end ho,e on the drawbar. I wouldn’t try to drill a hole in the center - would leave too little of the draw bar left to be stable. I’ve used the side hole for both...
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    Have you tried 2” foam? It is harder to find at...

    Have you tried 2” foam? It is harder to find at big bix stores, and you may be able to special order it. Unlike the 1” foam it should be ridgid enough to sit on the risers and not bend. A layer of...
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    OTFan: I though of that, but when I tried it, it...

    OTFan: I though of that, but when I tried it, it looked strange to have it on the first supports and not others. However, that was without the roof installed. I suspect that once the roof is on, it...
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    Spent the weekend working on a Snow Shed for the...

    Spent the weekend working on a Snow Shed for the Western Sierras portion of my layout.

    Dan

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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?45435-DanB-s-Layout-Thread-California-Rails
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    Sierra Snow Shed

    I spent this weekend working on a wooden snow shed for the Western Sierras portion of my layout. This was inspired by an article in MR by Peter Hersted Davidsen from Denmark (Feb., 2013) with details...
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    One thing I learned when researching backdrops is...

    One thing I learned when researching backdrops is to watch out for the size of foreground objects. Some companies pay a lot of attention to that, others less so. One scene I liked wound up having...
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    Charles: I am thinking of applying No-Ox but your...

    Charles: I am thinking of applying No-Ox but your comments gave me pause. Can you provide more details on what went wrong with your layouts after No-Ox? Was it mostly loss of traction or something...
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    NBW casting in N scale?

    Anyone have a source for nut/bolt or nut/bolt/washer castings in N scale? I had found some maybe 10 years ago at a LHS but canít seem to find any on the internet now. Grandt line and others are all O...
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    I did, but there wasn’t much room left in the...

    I did, but there wasn’t much room left in the plow even with the Z scale decoder. I might be able to install a sound decoder and speaker in the tender, one that allows downloadable custom sound...
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    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N...

    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N scale. :-/
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    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome...

    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome machines when working. Hmmm, wonder what would happen if I tried some WS snow or baking soda? :rolleyes:
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    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months...

    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months and several "back to the drawing boards" later. Two SP F units are pushing plow and tender up to the Sierras to clear the mainline after a fierce late...
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    Rotary snow plow III

    First test run on real tracks. Still working on fashioning a drawbar between plow and tender and also need more weight in the plow, but at least it works! Tender shell is not all the way on.
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    Rotary Snow Plow Part II

    I was just not satisfied with the Kato motor, as it spun too quickly even at steps 1-3 on my throttle. So I did some hunting and found this incredible 700:1 sub-micro planetary gear motor that runs...
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    I agree with Moose2013. This book was a great...

    I agree with Moose2013. This book was a great help in learning about prototype operations and my layout is based on one of his sample plans. Enjoy it.
  20. You didn’t mention which DCC system you have, but...

    You didn’t mention which DCC system you have, but most modern ones have good circuit breakers to prevent damage to the system even in the event of a short (which your description suggests will not...
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    Those are great mortar lines - what did you use?

    Those are great mortar lines - what did you use?
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    Nice models. I have had good experience with both...

    Nice models. I have had good experience with both the Kato FEF and Kato E units released for the City of Los Angeles that were both factory (Kobo) sound equipped. They run just as well as Kato are...
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    Where does an axle spring go and how does it...

    Where does an axle spring go and how does it reduce the slinky effect?
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    Evan Designs sells some fairly small ones -...

    Evan Designs sells some fairly small ones - depends on what type of locomotive you’re talking about. They might fit.
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    All colors of the rainbow?

    The same seller has similarly painted buildings in green and red.
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