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    Not all of are word wizards, so I'll just wish...

    Not all of are word wizards, so I'll just wish you a very Happy Birthday Michael!
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    I don't know Steve? While it's a worn out old...

    I don't know Steve?
    While it's a worn out old cliche' for packing more industries into smaller layouts by using a diamond, you really don't have that many industries on yours.

    It would give you...
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    Not trying to start a flame war or product...

    Not trying to start a flame war or product bashing thread Tony.
    This is one gripe I have about KATO, while they make a great product, they don't support it. When it's gone.... it's gone.
    Oh they...
  4. Very nice Sean! Thanks for posting the update.

    Very nice Sean! Thanks for posting the update.
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    Sticky: A late welcome to the forum @Bambamshere

    A late welcome to the forum @Bambamshere
  6. Happy birthday Mark!

    Happy birthday Mark!
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    Well they don't have to be revealing Moose. ...

    Well they don't have to be revealing Moose. Besides, in your timeframe they'd look like this:...
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    That's pretty much what I do as well, spread it...

    That's pretty much what I do as well, spread it out, thinned, slightly thinned or full strength with a brush. You can even use a layer of earth color latex paint to color the ground and use it as a...
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    I was going to say the same thing as wombat. I...

    I was going to say the same thing as wombat.
    I can't see a reason why a PECO wouldn't work as expected?

    I had planned to get one for my engine facility, but decided to go with separate turnouts...
  10. Happy Birthday Sean!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Sean!!!!!
  11. Thread: Feeder wiring

    by Allen H.
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    If I recall I was told to use at least 16awg wire...

    If I recall I was told to use at least 16awg wire for the bus wire, this was pre-Sound.
    I grabbed a bunch of wire and ran my bus wires, only to find out later that I think it was actually 18awg.
    ...
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    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've...

    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've looked at this a few times...
    While it's not cheap, I think this might hold some merit?
    ...
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    I could see having some basic wood tools in a...

    I could see having some basic wood tools in a machine shop.
    Could be used for crating up parts that need to shipped out.
    Could be used to make supports while something is being worked on.
    But I...
  14. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    As of this post, the only ballasting I have left...

    As of this post, the only ballasting I have left to do is the loop of track behind the engine facility which will extend to the two turnouts in the upper left by the scissors. Then the tracks in the...
  16. Thread: Feeder wiring

    by Allen H.
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    Never hurts to have wire on hand...

    Never hurts to have wire on hand...
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    Tony, BLMA made a lot of those, you will see...

    Tony,
    BLMA made a lot of those, you will see them listed on eBay quite a bit, of course, now that you're looking for them, they'll be scarce.

    Atlas did buy BLMA a few years ago and they were...
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    Thank you sir for posting those.

    Thank you sir for posting those.
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    That's some nice looking trackwork there!

    That's some nice looking trackwork there!
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    Ah got it. If it had a two piece light board to...

    Ah got it.
    If it had a two piece light board to start with, then it's not a SD40-2, it's probably an older SD40 before they changed the frames to accept a drop in board....
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    OK, I just read through the thread a few times...

    OK,
    I just read through the thread a few times and the lights clicked.
    Not going to be of any help here but I see you're using a the 2 piece TCS CN-GP board for a KATO SD40-2 loco.

    Why are you...
  22. Easy Tom, easy. It's NOT a total loss. PECO...

    Easy Tom, easy. It's NOT a total loss.
    PECO turnouts are a little different from the Atlas variety.

    First off the PECO turnouts are what they call "Power routing"
    Which simply means that...
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    I used this stuff on a suggestion from a friend,...

    I used this stuff on a suggestion from a friend, it works great!
    I don't think it's tungsten, more like real fine steel buckshot.
    I used it on my Atlas GSC Pulpwood Flats a while back, worked like...
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    1) Because spreading and applying ballast once is...

    1) Because spreading and applying ballast once is enough.
    2) I don't relish picking ballast out of the loco gears or switch points.
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    Woodone, After reading your question, it's leave...

    Woodone,
    After reading your question, it's leave me with a question for you.

    Are you asking about costs of having someone do installs for you?
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    Are you asking about costs because someone...
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