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  1. Looking at G-Maps, and eyeballing it, it looks to...

    Looking at G-Maps, and eyeballing it, it looks to be about 700', or 52.5" in n scale. How much room you got? :D

    Rather than trying to do that, I'd suggest looking at NMRA RP-11, Curvature and...
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    Poll: Mine are black, with recessed controls.

    Mine are black, with recessed controls.
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    Sorry, but I'm nowhere near the tree making stage...

    Sorry, but I'm nowhere near the tree making stage on my layout, so haven't given it any thought. In the Piedmont area of NC I'll mostly need deciduous trees anyway.
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    Yes. If the loco doesn't have an 8 pin plug, just...

    Yes. If the loco doesn't have an 8 pin plug, just cut that off and wire it direct.
  5. Thread: Just starting

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    I like the idea of the branch being on a ridge to...

    I like the idea of the branch being on a ridge to hide the staging. You don't really have a "working" yard right now, but do you need one? On a layout this size the areas you asked about might be...
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    When it comes to wired decoders, as opposed to...

    When it comes to wired decoders, as opposed to drop in ones, there are only two selection criteria:
    1: Is the rated current enough to run the motor? This usually isn't a problem with N scale...
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    Tom, what do you use to strip the paint off of...

    Tom, what do you use to strip the paint off of you loco shells?

    Thanks.
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    These are a possibility, BLI with Dreadnaught...

    These are a possibility, BLI with Dreadnaught Ends. They're out of stock on Model Train Stuff, but you might find them on e-bay. The thumbnails at the bottom include cars with corrugated ends too....
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    I know people who use the 1157 bulb for short...

    I know people who use the 1157 bulb for short protection. In my opinion it passes too much current for safe use in N-scale. I would consider a good electronic circuit breaker such as the PSX. Yes,...
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    The information on locations of coaling and...

    The information on locations of coaling and watering facilities are included in the employee time tables, since the train crews need this information. While that shows their location, it doesn't...
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    The main part of my layout right now is about...

    The main part of my layout right now is about 54", and the height was dictated by how much it took to clear the lid of the washing machine underneath it. It will go higher and lower as the tracks...
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    I use a Cannon EOS T4 digital SLR. I put this on...

    I use a Cannon EOS T4 digital SLR. I put this on a tripod and crank the aperture as small as it will go. This seems to do pretty well without bothering with focus stacking.
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    Sticky: I would be happy to provide a donation to keep...

    I would be happy to provide a donation to keep this forum going and free to all comers. I support several sites on Patreon that way. A little badge on the name block (or whatever you call that ID...
  14. One thing to think about at any bulk...

    One thing to think about at any bulk loading/unloading facility, you should have room for both the emptys and the loads. Otherwise, the mine can't load them. Since looking at about 6 cars, leave...
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    I was under the weather last week, but have been...

    I was under the weather last week, but have been laboring this Labor Day weekend! :D At least on the railroad instead of at work. I've now got four signals on the layout. Two are a pair of train...
  16. Thread: Baggage wagons?

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    There's these on Shapeways:...

    There's these on Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/DR8SFQCWG/baggage-cart-kit-s-scale-4-carts?optionId=15266716&li=marketplace
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    Of course they come off, it just requires a...

    Of course they come off, it just requires a little work. A number 17 Xacto blade might be required.

    (I'm sorry, I'm an engineer and hardly ever believe that something can't be taken apart. :))
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    If it were my layout (which it isn't and I don't...

    If it were my layout (which it isn't and I don't use Kato Unitrack) I'd just cut them off and use Andersen Power Poles, which is what I use for connectors on my layout.
  19. Since I'm modeling the Southern in 1974, my green...

    Since I'm modeling the Southern in 1974, my green 4501 is due to be delivered today. I'm about ready to take the current section of my layout back out to the garage so I can paint the track and do a...
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    When my venerable Honda Odyssey died (after 17...

    When my venerable Honda Odyssey died (after 17 years (12 of which I owned it) and 400K+ miles) I bought a pick-up (2008 GMC Canyon) because I was in layout building mode and didn't want to keep...
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    Even if it's on the level, that truck won't have...

    Even if it's on the level, that truck won't have any problem getting the cars moving fast enough to that they will smash the truck flat against the hypothetical "immovable object" in front of it.
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    I hope they put an air compressor in the back so...

    I hope they put an air compressor in the back so they can charge the brakes on those cars, enabling them to stop them. :)
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    Sort of reminds me of the farmer who won the...

    Sort of reminds me of the farmer who won the lottery.

    Reporter: What are you going to do with your winnings?

    Farmer: Wall, I guess I'll go back to farming full time 'til I run out of money.
    ...
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    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to...

    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to "doesn't go" in Spanish). It was abandoned on the NY thruway on one of their trips back to school.

    The railroad I'm modeling is in the right time...
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    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly...

    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly Oversized layout and seems quite happy with them. They's also got a MP5 model with two sets of contacts and a few more bells and whistles.
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