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    https://i.imgur.com/LmuKuMYl.png

    https://i.imgur.com/LmuKuMYl.png
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    People may say that but they'd technically be...

    People may say that but they'd technically be wrong. Scale is the proportion between the real thing and the model, and gauge is the distance between the rails. 1:148 and 1:160 (1:150 as well,...
  3. Yep it works now. Great video! My favorite...

    Yep it works now.

    Great video! My favorite part is 2:30 when the train shoots straight out of the tunnel.
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    The link isn't working for me I'm afraid, Vimeo says they can't find the page. Just me or anyone else?
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    What about CSX 8888? ...

    What about CSX 8888? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSX_8888_incident It was interesting enough to inspire a movie.
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    There may not be a prototype for that SOO F40,...

    There may not be a prototype for that SOO F40, but there is for just about anything else.

    https://i.redd.it/9n28ghub7cnz.jpg
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    Those are some nice cabeese, they almost make me...

    Those are some nice cabeese, they almost make me want to model before 1982...
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    This might be heresy considering my city of...

    This might be heresy considering my city of residence, but my favorite subway is the DC Metro. I especially like the architecture but the trains are cool too.

    I haven't done any subway modeling...
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    That caboose was probably asking for it. :-/ ...

    That caboose was probably asking for it. :-/

    Even if they're just anti-diesel propaganda, these are great photos.
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    I've never used this kit so I can't speak from a...

    I've never used this kit so I can't speak from a modeling perspective, (or provide photos, sorry) but if you want a civil engineer to stamp your plan, I recommend against cutting the tips of any...
  11. The ladder in that drawing takes up more than...

    The ladder in that drawing takes up more than half the length of the yard which seems excessive. Maybe a compound ladder would save length?
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    Ah ok gotcha. Strictly speaking that signal is...

    Ah ok gotcha. Strictly speaking that signal is for the signal block on the mainline between the two switches of the passing siding. The siding itself would not be part of the ABS.

    That said, ABS...
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    If you want CTC, you're going to need more...

    If you want CTC, you're going to need more signals than I drew in the ABS plan above. If your intention is to eventually have a dispatcher, you may as well signal for that now.



    Which one is...
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    Why do you have to cut the bottom out of the...

    Why do you have to cut the bottom out of the Con-Cor car? The body and floor weren't molded as one piece, were they?
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    Something like this maybe? Assuming you want...

    Something like this maybe? Assuming you want ABS.

    https://i.imgur.com/IKrp03L.png

    Although I haven't drawn it here, you will need signal bridges in a couple of spots to keep the signal to the...
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    Any reason not to swap the switches in the yard?...

    Any reason not to swap the switches in the yard?

    https://i.imgur.com/7XjwYIm.png

    It seems a little more elegant this way.
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    So this is a staging yard? Because of the...

    So this is a staging yard? Because of the turntable I assumed it was a classification yard. It could be both I suppose, but in that case they should have visual separation. Ideally the staging...
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    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet,...

    I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but your track plan is extremely unbalanced. The yard is well out of scale with the overall layout in terms of number of tracks.

    A good rule of...
  19. Are those greenish-grey rectangles made of glass...

    Are those greenish-grey rectangles made of glass bricks?
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    I've never seen a real heavyweight passenger car...

    I've never seen a real heavyweight passenger car without stairs like these:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nkpcarco.com%2Fimages%2FOak%2520Series%252012-1-4.jpg
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    For the Amtrak cars, do you mean Amfleets or...

    For the Amtrak cars, do you mean Amfleets or Superliners? I did a quick measurement of one of my Amfleet cars, and it can use high level platforms of about four feet. Superliners only use low level...
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    If you want a high-level platform, the height...

    If you want a high-level platform, the height depends on what the rolling stock is designed for to provide a level boarding surface. For instance, a Metra high-level platform is 4' 3.5" above the...
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    Quick, someone dispatch some diesel helpers to shove the build thread up the grade.
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    Hypothetically starting from an undecorated...

    Hypothetically starting from an undecorated shell, I wonder what the easiest way to make a more accurate CNW E8 would be. Filling in the number boards on a current shell, or smoothing over the...
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    I got my set today. ...

    I got my set today.

    https://i.imgur.com/UDuOZokh.jpg

    Now if only I had a proper place to run it!
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