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    Actually, I had a bit of brain apnea when I put...

    Actually, I had a bit of brain apnea when I put this together. I had it all laid out correctly in it's place on the layout, but didn't bother to put it together that way.

    So, after 30 minutes of...
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    More trackwork pre-assembly... Turnouts for...

    More trackwork pre-assembly...

    Turnouts for the passing siding:

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    Yard ladder for Erewhon.

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    Then they'll ban the plastic lids on the soft...

    Then they'll ban the plastic lids on the soft drink cups that people will throw on the ground because they don't have a straw to drink through.

    Then they'll ban the soft drink cups ....
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    Oh no, those are good railroady words. Bad...

    Oh no, those are good railroady words. Bad railroady words are not fit for the ears for women and children ;)
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    Brass tubing did cross the think-circuits but I...

    Brass tubing did cross the think-circuits but I didn't have any on hand.

    Besides, I had a gallon bag full of leftover straws from drive-through drink orders, so these were essentially free.
    ...
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    Quick Wiring Tip

    Having trouble poking your power feed wires through all of that scenery and benchwork?

    Here's a simple solution:

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    Use a drinking straw as a conduit. Leave it a little long on the...
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    Erewhon RR progress report #2

    A little more progress on the Erewhon RR today.

    Installed two more curves:
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    Installed the tunnel track:
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    Turned the module 180 degrees so I could see up close and started...
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    Erewhon RR progress report

    Made some headway today on the Erewhon Railroad...

    Finalized the track plan:
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    Finished the foundation terra-foaming:
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    Prepped some power feeds:
  9. The turnouts I've been waiting for arrived today....

    The turnouts I've been waiting for arrived today.

    Photo here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?48845-Modern-turnout-equivalent-question&p=595681#post595681
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    Thanks to all who responded. I sourced some...

    Thanks to all who responded.

    I sourced some Peco ST-5 and ST-6 turnouts from ModelTrainStuff.com.

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    Poll: Nice video. Keep 'em coming.

    Nice video. Keep 'em coming.
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    Maybeso. I'll consider it when my locomotives...

    Maybeso. I'll consider it when my locomotives have tiny diesel/electric power plants and traction motors on each axle. :)
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    donzi, sure enough, the rail is magnetic. ...

    donzi, sure enough, the rail is magnetic. Won't be using this one on the layout.
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    Modern turnout equivalent question

    I have this old turnout in my parts box.

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    Judging by the construction alone, this is very vintage stuff.

    Coupled with the fact that the Atlas web site returns 'Plate Girder...
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    Let's name a layout

    You've seen my progress on Erewhon & ? in the weekend update.

    I seem to be stuck on the name so I'm opening it up for suggestions.

    1. Demannu (suggest by @NtheBasement)
    2. Herenow
    3. ?

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    More terra-foaming, grading, and setting the...

    More terra-foaming, grading, and setting the trackplan.

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    Had insomnia last night so I spent the wee early...

    Had insomnia last night so I spent the wee early hours of the morning pre-assembling and soldering the curves for the Erewhon & <un-named>.

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  18. Could be one of several reasons. Two I can think...

    Could be one of several reasons. Two I can think of are:

    1. Local / State regulations that require the boom to be facing rearwards when transporting.
    2 (more likely) Roadway weight restrictions....
  19. Nope, that battery in my sound meter died before...

    Nope, that battery in my sound meter died before I could turn it on the video >:-}.
  20. FWIW: My first thought when watching the video...

    FWIW: My first thought when watching the video was a broken rail.
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    Terra-foaming work on the as yet Unnamed and...

    Terra-foaming work on the as yet Unnamed and Points Beyond.

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    Hmmm, didn't realize that mooses (meeses?) where...

    Hmmm, didn't realize that mooses (meeses?) where from Missouri - the 'Show Me' state.
  23. Shouldn't the question be: Does frog juice go...

    Shouldn't the question be: Does frog juice go well with bitters? :)
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    Took the module I used for the first round of...

    Took the module I used for the first round of sound tests and starting laying out a track plan for a practice layout.

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    I will use this module for scenery tests and practice, and doing...
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    Looking at the raw numbers, this is what I'm...

    Looking at the raw numbers, this is what I'm seeing:

    Comparing bare plywood to foam, in favor of the foam layer:

    Top measurements at various throttle settings, 6 inches above: a 2-3 db...
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