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  1. The potential shortcomings I foresee would...

    The potential shortcomings I foresee would involve accurate alignment when putting things back in position. You mention using removable track segments, the way N-Trak modules span their joints, which...
  2. Thread: Going Modular

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    A long time back I bought myself an etched brass...

    A long time back I bought myself an etched brass kit to make some CPL signals, and rapidly gave up on it, as it is just a bit too tedious to roll each of the hoods into their truncated cylinder shape...
  3. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    For the micro layout, will you be adding in a...

    For the micro layout, will you be adding in a turnout (or a fake turnout) to connect the tipple spur?

    The switching layout looks great, I love the idea for the hinges under the removable overpass....
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    I actually could use a fresh new NsN sweatshirt...

    I actually could use a fresh new NsN sweatshirt to replace the one I have, because of the wear and tear on the ink (and nothing at all to do with any enlargement of my waist, which is surely not a...
  6. Thread: Where is TwinDad?

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    I guess TwinDad was... Doin' a Tad ... bit...

    I guess TwinDad was...

    Doin' a Tad

    ... bit of everything, and something's gotta give.

    (oh, come on, that's a perfectly good dad joke and you know it!)
  7. I watched this again, and remembered having...

    I watched this again, and remembered having watched it before when you posted it the first time. Regarding music, I've had videos where the sound got muted because of a song, and then I've also had...
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    Yeah okay so here are some photos to show my...

    Yeah okay so here are some photos to show my module carapace. I was trying to keep the weight down so there's not much in the way of stiffeners; it's mostly a tempered hardboard box that bolts onto...
  9. Thread: Name a town

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    Back in 1992, I actually got a chance to visit...

    Back in 1992, I actually got a chance to visit Roslyn, and I ate the best pizza ever at that Village Pizza that features in the opening. I loved "Northern Exposure"!
  10. N scale engines under analog control are designed...

    N scale engines under analog control are designed to reach their top speed at 12 volts, with varying speeds corresponding to lesser voltage. As Paul says, I think you can damage the motor if you give...
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    Once model locomotives start coming equipped with...

    Once model locomotives start coming equipped with cab cameras, I would bet that 18" and 22" radius curved would gain broader adoption as the standard for N scale, not HO! That's one thing that is...
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    An idea might be to build the helix as a big...

    An idea might be to build the helix as a big lift-out with ropes going up to the ceiling, when you need to get it out of the way you just hoist the whole thing up, otherwise it rests on some ledgers...
  13. Thread: Tomix 4x8 layout

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    I'm not sure I understand what the OSB would be...

    I'm not sure I understand what the OSB would be doing for you, in that situation. As you say, the table itself already possesses structural integrity, and two-inch-thick foam is not likely to sag, so...
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    I have no idea how I missed this game, but it...

    I have no idea how I missed this game, but it looks like something that I would have loved!

    I've had a similar thought percolating in the back of my brain, that a "free to play" type of mobile...
  15. Thread: Name a town

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    Name A Town... Namatown... Nemeton! "A...

    Name A Town...
    Namatown...
    Nemeton!


    "A nemeton was a sacred space of ancient Celtic religion." (Wikipedia)


    "Nemeton is, actually, a Celtic word and means “holy grove”."...
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    To clarify my preferred ground goop recipe: I use...

    To clarify my preferred ground goop recipe: I use Cell-U-Clay together with a roughly equal amount of joint compound (a.k.a. drywall mud). The combination of these ends up being rather similar to...
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    I knew there was something I liked about you!...

    I knew there was something I liked about you!
    Just like Bruce Wayne said, "Does it come in black?"
  18. Here's another slogan idea for the M.T. & P.: ...

    Here's another slogan idea for the M.T. & P.:

    "When you ship with us, it's a MOOSE TAKE!"
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    I will cast my vote for: Wapandpee (maybe I...

    I will cast my vote for:

    Wapandpee

    (maybe I should use that on my own layout instead)
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    Now, I only have a single module right now, but...

    Now, I only have a single module right now, but this past summer I did go this route for my one module. I built a carapace that does double-duty as a dolly, in that it has wheels at one end and a...
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Happy Birthday! How does it feel to REACH...

    Happy Birthday!

    How does it feel to REACH seventy-three?
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    I have never heard of a case where fewer feeders...

    I have never heard of a case where fewer feeders is preferable, regardless of the control scenario. With fewer feeders you end up relying on a track joint to convey electrons, meaning every such...
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    Did you mean to be posting these photos in the...

    Did you mean to be posting these photos in the "Life On Mars" thread? It does bear a certain resemblance to that divine Roman planet, at least until you get some trees placed...
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    If you're on analog/DC control, then you ought to...

    If you're on analog/DC control, then you ought to have the layout divided into electrical blocks. The colored sections of track you show look like how I would carve the layout into blocks, if it were...
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