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  1. What MetroRedLn said. If you have designed for...

    What MetroRedLn said. If you have designed for 20" radius, you can easily accommodate 19" radius with easements.
  2. Yes, Micro-Engineering code 55 turnouts and...

    Yes, Micro-Engineering code 55 turnouts and Fast-Tracks handlaid turnouts. I choose either brand over Atlas for durability, electrical reliability and appearance.

    Don't hold your breath waiting...
  3. "Operations" in the context of realistic model...

    "Operations" in the context of realistic model railroads has a long-standing definition. What it is not is running trains around aimlessly -- that's a toy train set (and might as well be slot cars)....
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    "Bogie" I think you mean. "Boogie" evokes...

    "Bogie" I think you mean. "Boogie" evokes something from the 1970s. ...:)

    Have you contacted Bachmann yet?
  5. Hmmm, how does a jumble of track equate to...

    Hmmm, how does a jumble of track equate to realistic operations?
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    Hi Rich, sorry to hear that, but good to hear...

    Hi Rich, sorry to hear that, but good to hear from you! Same on this end.

    I'm now posting anything about the Slate Fork here:...
  7. Seems to be a lot of that going around lately....

    Seems to be a lot of that going around lately. ...:(
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    I had similar issues last year with a new Atlas...

    I had similar issues last year with a new Atlas SD-9 with a factory installed NCE decoder. Kept dumping the CV settings. After the third or fourth time I installed my usual DN163A0 Digitrax decoder...
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    I use clean, sifted beach sand. Once weathered,...

    I use clean, sifted beach sand. Once weathered, it provides the right degree of variation rather than unrealistic homogeneity. Any stray bits of shell or glass are easily removed.
  10. Would that include using Unitrack as well?

    Would that include using Unitrack as well?
  11. Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
  12. Microbrushes. Google.

    Microbrushes. Google.
  13. Have a good day, Allen!

    Have a good day, Allen!
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    :lol::lol::lol:

    :lol::lol::lol:
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    I don't know why you are trying to reinvent the...

    I don't know why you are trying to reinvent the wheel (this seems to be a common theme among newbies on this forum these days).

    Get an NCE EB1, which works with the Power Cab, and call it good.
    ...
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    "I" is current, not induction. "Inductance" is L....

    "I" is current, not induction. "Inductance" is L.

    Current is measured in amps; inductance in Henries.
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    :nope::nope:

    :nope::nope:
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    The only one-piece coupler Micro-Trains makes is...

    The only one-piece coupler Micro-Trains makes is the Tru Scale coupler. It has a scale-sized body, but the knuckle does not swing away from the arm.

    If these alleged MT couplers you continue to...
  19. 3/4" birch plywood ripped into 3" widths, topped...

    3/4" birch plywood ripped into 3" widths, topped with 5/8" birch plywood. Homasote or a cap of extruded foam.

    Or hollow-core doors, which I have found to be remarkably stable, capped with extruded...
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    :head-wall::head-wall::head-wall:

    :head-wall::head-wall::head-wall:
  21. One customer getting kicked out of a Chinese...

    One customer getting kicked out of a Chinese restaurant because they insist on ordering lasagna isn't necessarily indicative of the restaurant's poor customer-service skills.
  22. I'm in 100 percent agreement with Steve. There...

    I'm in 100 percent agreement with Steve. There are other decal vendors who do cater to N scale who perhaps should have been contacted instead. Step on the tiger's tail, expect an unhappy tiger.
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    You can still get either Atlas or LL versions....

    You can still get either Atlas or LL versions. Atlas released new versions a couple years ago. Search online.
  24. And the prize goes to the gentleman from The...

    And the prize goes to the gentleman from The Netherlands!:):thumbs-up:
  25. Oh, I see. The answer for N scale is, "No one...

    Oh, I see.

    The answer for N scale is, "No one does."
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