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    I really, really want the Wednesday boxcar to...

    I really, really want the Wednesday boxcar to have this ironically printed on:

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTcqvDBf8dTTHqISxBkOt30vQVWI294ozNeng&usqp=CAU
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    I use Micro-Engineering Code 55 flextrack and...

    I use Micro-Engineering Code 55 flextrack and Atlas Code 55 turnouts/sectional track for my main line and yard, and Micro-Engineering Code 40 track for my spurs.

    For the roadbed I use Woodland...
  3. This is more prototypical though: ...

    This is more prototypical though:


    https://pbskids.org/video/dinosaur-train/2365493571
  4. Hmmm. I'm wondering if an HOn30 narrow gauge...

    Hmmm. I'm wondering if an HOn30 narrow gauge wheel might work. Visited the NWSL website, this might do it, albeit the wheels being 2" scale diameter smaller and pretty pricey:
    ...
  5. I don't have any calipers, but the wheels are...

    I don't have any calipers, but the wheels are pointed and DEFINITELY more than 36". Using a scale ruler, the diameter looks to be around 50"!
  6. Tomix Thomas & Friends Rolling Stock: Metal Wheel Options?

    I know they're borderline toys, but I have a DCC-equipped Tomix Thomas the Tank Engine and his coach friends running around my layout as I type. Since my layout is otherwise plastic wheelset-free,...
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    Found one on an online hobby shop's website. Sent...

    Found one on an online hobby shop's website. Sent you the link via PM!
  8. I'm doing the same on my layout. I basically got...

    I'm doing the same on my layout. I basically got some cork roadbed for the transition section and shaved it down with a Surform and some sandpaper.
  9. Just bought 4 pairs of JTC containers, a couple...

    Just bought 4 pairs of JTC containers, a couple WS scenery items, a Tortoise machine and some Athearn 36" metal wheels from a certain suburban Baltimore-based online hobby shop and I don't care...
  10. They will all be sold out before you can click on...

    They will all be sold out before you can click on "Order"...
  11. You can't talk about clergy and model railroads...

    You can't talk about clergy and model railroads without mentioning this guy: :D

    https://wongm.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/reverend-lovejoy-model-trains-s8e22-795377-500x375.jpg

    Also, if you...
  12. Knight Transportation trailers AT LAST!

    Knight Transportation trailers AT LAST!
  13. The reason why I haven't posted about my layout...

    The reason why I haven't posted about my layout here that much is the whole image hosting thing...In the early days, I used Photobucket, but after they got stingy with their free hosting, I just...
  14. I forgot I made a thread for my own layout! It's...

    I forgot I made a thread for my own layout! It's been over 2 years since I last updated it!

    Just want to share that my 4x8' layout turned 14 years old this week!

    How It Started:
    ...
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    Thanks, I removed the bottom cover to expose the...

    Thanks, I removed the bottom cover to expose the axles and found nothing unusual. I accidentally unseated the tiny brass nuts holding down the axles to the chassis while inspecting them, but seated...
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    I'm sure it's not the latest release. An HO/O...

    I'm sure it's not the latest release. An HO/O scaler friend gave/lent it to me along with all his N stuff he didn't need anymore, it ran just fine when he gave it to me several years ago. I haven't...
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    How To Clean Kato GS-4 Wheels?

    I'm a modern-era diesel guy, so please be gentle with me.

    I only have one steam locomotive in my roster, a Kato GS-4, (DCC-equipped) and I want to clean its wheels. When I run it, even at full...
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    The whole point of using contact cleaner is to...

    The whole point of using contact cleaner is to improve conductivity, so since traction tires do not aid in conductivity anyway, it shouldn't be used on them.
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    And while you're at it, DeoxIt works wonderfully...

    And while you're at it, DeoxIt works wonderfully for cleaning track and locomotive wheels!
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    I use Sculptamold and Hydrocal side be side and...

    I use Sculptamold and Hydrocal side be side and there's no difference for me. I don't have any experience with WS pigments, but I just used craft acrylics thinned with isopropyl alcohol. If you have...
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    Thanks, I do plan to add a little green mix; the...

    Thanks, I do plan to add a little green mix; the golden grass actually grows green in the Winter/Spring and yellows as the weather gets hotter when Spring transitions into Summer.
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    Static Grass Dilemma...

    My layout depicts Central California, which has rolling hills of golden grass most of the year. I already have the rolling hills on my layout, and want the static grass to look just right, but I...
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    I learned that the roofs of N scale autorack cars...

    I learned that the roofs of N scale autorack cars are just as thick as the roofs of the prototype! :lol:
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    HEre's my #1 pet peeve about model railroad...

    HEre's my #1 pet peeve about model railroad roadbed (not just N scale, but HO scale): It's way too tall as compared to the prototype to scale. Although prototype roadbed has varying heights according...
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    Modular design - very smart!

    Modular design - very smart!
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