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    I have, and they are not a universal swap-out for...

    I have, and they are not a universal swap-out for my Bluford hoppers. They do not work with the draft boxes unlike other brands, and even regular MTs, do. Poor design on Micro-Trains' part, sorry to...
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    Most of them are Bluford hoppers, Allen. And,...

    Most of them are Bluford hoppers, Allen. And, yes, Accumates might be the solution. They'd be the easiest swap-outs, and I wouldn't have the slinky-effect to deal with.

    I'm considering going back...
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    I'm getting rid of the McHenrys too, Allen. They...

    I'm getting rid of the McHenrys too, Allen. They work just fine, but the head is so ridiculously out of scale, that spring is unsightly, and they do make the space between cars too wide.
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    They look the part, that's for certain! Except...

    They look the part, that's for certain! Except call them "crossing bungalows" or "houses." And the ones that we can't walk into are "cases."

    I'd consider raising it up. In proto photo, that bed...
  5. Looks as if they were borrowing that from the...

    Looks as if they were borrowing that from the Delaware & Hudson. Soo never rostered a Shark.

    Given that I see pulpwood gons, that photo had to be taken on the U.P. of Michigan or...
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    A good read on train authority

    Dave Husman over on the MRH forum has written a concise, easy to understand primer on what authorizes a train to move. He briefly goes into various methods of operation (TT/TO, CTC, TWC, etc.). It's...
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    It is. A former Conrail B36-7 #5024 sold to...

    It is. A former Conrail B36-7 #5024 sold to Brazil, gauge narrowed to 1000mm, reconfigured trucks, and placed in service in 2003.
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    What, for the love of Peter, Paul and Mary, is...

    What, for the love of Peter, Paul and Mary, is that? Had to be something Conrail inherited, right?
  9. Hey, been wondering what happened to your superb...

    Hey, been wondering what happened to your superb project. Glad to see it's still a going concern!
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    Your options are a scanner that monitors AAR...

    Your options are a scanner that monitors AAR channels, or a PC that monitors the ATCS sites. Not all railroads use ATCS, so coverage is limited.

    A scanner will let you know when a train has passed...
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    Right on! :thumbs-up:

    Right on! :thumbs-up:
  12. Everything Steve said, except my track is ME code...

    Everything Steve said, except my track is ME code 55. A thin layer of clear adhesive caulk spread thinly and held in place with T-pins works well, and the stuff comes up easily enough.

    If I'm...
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    Sticky: Anveo, seems someone forgot to tell you one...

    Anveo, seems someone forgot to tell you one little thing -- important, to be sure -- but little. Well, sorta little.

    See, Moose2013 likes pictures in posts. He likes pictures of most things...
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    Sticky: Yes, welcome to the forum, and don't be shy about...

    Yes, welcome to the forum, and don't be shy about asking questions. Lots of experience here and there are no dumb questions.

    That being said there is no implied guarantee about the quality of the...
  15. Nice! That's some fussy-fiddly work there and it...

    Nice! That's some fussy-fiddly work there and it turned out well.

    Now, if they'll just leave the real one alone, not paint it, or change vendors, etc.:D
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    Love the British modeling! Some beautiful and...

    Love the British modeling! Some beautiful and inspiring results.

    I agree with your premise. In just about every significant comparison to the larger scales, N scale can hold its own. And in a few...
  17. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Sticky: klaidlaw, I've tried to reply to your PM, but you...

    klaidlaw, I've tried to reply to your PM, but you either haven't opted in for PMs, or maybe you don't have enough posts yet (?).
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    Spookshow, keep in mind the intro to one of Iam...

    Spookshow, keep in mind the intro to one of Iam Fleming's James Bond books:

    Once is happenstance,
    Twice is coincidence,
    The third time is enemy action. ...

    :D
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    Indeed it is! The Southern, the Virginian, N&W...

    Indeed it is! The Southern, the Virginian, N&W and the SP&S had it right.
  21. In the early 1990s, a fair number of ex-UP GP35s...

    In the early 1990s, a fair number of ex-UP GP35s ended up on shortlines. Some were former WP units.
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    There'll be one soon unless some photos appear of...

    There'll be one soon unless some photos appear of this alleged Conrail apparition.
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    You're right, Steve. I just think Gordon got...

    You're right, Steve. I just think Gordon got chided a bit harshly by the OP for no apparent reason.

    Then again, it's not as if my photo is in the dictionary next to the definition of "tact" or...
  24. New title: "Moose & the Pilsner Prize"

    New title: "Moose & the Pilsner Prize"
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    You can't take beer to school, all those underage...

    You can't take beer to school, all those underage kids! What's the world and this forum coming to:eek:! First, pouring a beer for bears, then taking bears -- I mean beers -- to school!

    What you...
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