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  1. Thread: What glue to do?

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    I was thinking along the lines of letting a load...

    I was thinking along the lines of letting a load serve as a splice plate, which is maybe what you're hinting at here. Drilling and setting pins in epoxy is another way to achieve a mechanical splice,...
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    I have to wonder whether you're going to put up a...

    I have to wonder whether you're going to put up a stop sign at that intersection, right at the bottom of such a hill, and thereby fund the town coffers with traffic tickets for all the folks who just...
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    One thing I see that gives me pause is on the...

    One thing I see that gives me pause is on the location of crossovers on the lowest level, in relation to the long platform siding. I would have the crossovers occur out past the siding turnouts, so...
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    That's actually how I weather almost everything...

    That's actually how I weather almost everything these days, unless I'm trying to follow the clear instructions by folks like Allen H. and do something special like oil paints. My go-to for quick and...
  5. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    I think it could use a wash of black, both to...

    I think it could use a wash of black, both to pick out the details as well as to darken it overall a bit. I've found that technique to be a good way to go, where I over-rust and then dial it back...
  7. The size you've given isn't much for creating an...

    The size you've given isn't much for creating an interchange between railroads at different elevations. A Granger Road like CBQ would be more likely to meet another railroad at grade, i.e. at a...
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    One thing I was struck by, in the video linked...

    One thing I was struck by, in the video linked above, was how Mr. Patterson seems to be averse to video editing. When the guy started off showing how he would use Saran-Wrap, he tore off a piece then...
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    I think you could probably do a price check on...

    I think you could probably do a price check on the actual Atlas sectional track and figure what it would cost as a baseline; maybe discount some for age or used condition. The power pack might be...
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    One thing I don't like about this plan is how it...

    One thing I don't like about this plan is how it tucks the big loop bridge up against the backdrop on the left side, restricting viewing angles. I think a possible fix would be to take the backdrop...
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    Is the hinge positioned such that when you open...

    Is the hinge positioned such that when you open it, things on the top side won't get squished? Even just roadbed and track might need to be accounted for, but switch stands or other things might need...
  12. It doesn't come back down, it stays at that...

    It doesn't come back down, it stays at that higher elevation while in the rear of Alamosa, and joins back to the helix at that height. But a view block could be a good suggestion if wanting to make...
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    One thing I was noticing was how the track was...

    One thing I was noticing was how the track was ballasted - to the tops of the ties but not higher, and flat between tracks, no shoulder or swale. Is this common practice? I think it is, but I'v...
  14. Well we're both thinking in 3D so that's good. I...

    Well we're both thinking in 3D so that's good. I was assuming that the grade going up would begin right after the line passes under the bridge, and continue until just before it gets to the bridge,...
  15. Yeah that's looking good. One other minor...

    Yeah that's looking good. One other minor suggestion is that the potatoes, fertilizer mill, and team track probably ought to be spurs that come off of the high line so that there is a place to park...
  16. The yard throat needs to be to the outside of the...

    The yard throat needs to be to the outside of the helix footprint entirely, which means adding about 4" to 6" of benchwork depth at the lowest level. That's where I was saying that the drill track...
  17. Thread: A new Moderator

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    Was the recent server slow down or lack of...

    Was the recent server slow down or lack of response in any way tied to the new moderating power bestowed upon Allen H. ? The timing sure seems fishy to me.

    The guy models The Rock, for gosh sakes,...
  18. Thread: Moose Port...

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    Well this location seems to have a Chocolate...

    Well this location seems to have a Chocolate Moose Bay.
    <salivating>Mmm... chocolate moose... </salivating>
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    I can see that your basic planning principles are...

    I can see that your basic planning principles are 36" aisles, 36" shelves along walls, and 48" peninsulas. To maximize the mainline length, you have it winding around at different heights, multiple...
  20. Thread: Introduction

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    Speaking of the trusty 4'x8' board dimensions,...

    Speaking of the trusty 4'x8' board dimensions, one sensible way to go about coming up with an N-scale track plan is to take one that has been developed for HO on a 4x8 footprint, and reduce that by...
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    "3. With a little imagination and weathering...

    "3. With a little imagination and weathering chalk/grime, this will be a focal point on your layout."

    Because, much like an interstate car wreck, you just cannot look away?

    (how much weathering...
  22. I did some quick sketching in red pen on the...

    I did some quick sketching in red pen on the lower level, where I saw some distinct opportunities.

    I began by looking at Alamosa Yard. It felt like a natural location for engine servicing to be...
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    This is a great idea! A canal lock would be just...

    This is a great idea! A canal lock would be just the right fit for a scene of that size, and the railroads often followed canal tow paths when they were laid out. It would be a good scratch building...
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    One suggestion would be a little retail strip...

    One suggestion would be a little retail strip building with tenants being Skyline Chili and Graeter's Ice Cream.

    Maybe a stray football, with a couple of Bengals players and several from [insert...
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    But jokes are funnier when you explain them,...

    But jokes are funnier when you explain them, aren't they?
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