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    I pick up twigs for tree trunks. Best I've found...

    I pick up twigs for tree trunks. Best I've found is a neighbor's River Birch.
    https://monroviacdn.azureedge.net/plants/10337.jpg
    The twigs are thin and strong, don't get brittle, and don't have...
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    My memory isn't that great but the name sounds...

    My memory isn't that great but the name sounds familiar. Didn't they make things like N scale Christmas ornaments and Reader's Digest giveaways long ago, like 30 years ago?
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    I don't have Unitrack so I don't know if this...

    I don't have Unitrack so I don't know if this will work, but in a past layout I used standard Atlas straight and curved segments. When things didn't quite line up I modified some pieces by cutting...
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    We are hit pretty hard here in Michigan. First...

    We are hit pretty hard here in Michigan. First companies, then the state took increasingly restrictive steps. At this point we have been "life sustaining businesses only" for over a week. I hope...
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    Not familiar with that brand of track. Might be...

    Not familiar with that brand of track. Might be similar to the process for ME flex though. Can you find a video?

    Plan on being tedious and getting it perfect, its worth the effort.

    I cut off...
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    I use contact cement, following the directions on...

    I use contact cement, following the directions on the bottle.
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    I ended up scratch building a main span, and then...

    I ended up scratch building a main span, and then combining 3 Kato bridges into one long deck bridge by removing the end angled panels before joining. See this album:...
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    Forgot how good that site is. Searched for this...

    Forgot how good that site is. Searched for this combination: Railroad, Through Truss, and Span 125-175 feet. See UP - Yuba River Bridge. Looks similar to yours and there is an excellent photo of...
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    You shouldn't have to modify the bridges; each...

    You shouldn't have to modify the bridges; each should rest on the pier independently, connected only by an expansion joint. I was trying to find out if they share shoes, I don't think they do. ...
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    SteamPower4ever, please keep us updated on your...

    SteamPower4ever, please keep us updated on your progress. Will you be using an Arduino? JMRI?

    I use a similar shaped detector for in-line sensing, not reflective. I also have an Azatrax unit...
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    If you want magnetic uncoupling, Microtrains...

    If you want magnetic uncoupling, Microtrains couplers are the most reliable. But search for the "slinky" issue with them.

    For locos you can't go wrong with Kato.

    Lots of good rolling stock out...
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    Hay algunas Asterix y Obelix videos cuando esta...

    Hay algunas Asterix y Obelix videos cuando esta un nino?
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    Lassie yes. Flipper yes. Even Mr. Ed and Rin...

    Lassie yes. Flipper yes. Even Mr. Ed and Rin Tin Tin. But Skippy? That's peanut butter.

    Huletts. Plenty of loader and dumper videos out there but this is the only one on my Favorites. Start...
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    I went with unsanded grout for spillage on coal...

    I went with unsanded grout for spillage on coal yard tracks to get it to match photos. The sand in sanded grout is way bigger that 1/160th sand grain size, fine powder is closer.
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    Possible, but the DPDT is pre-wired, with both...

    Possible, but the DPDT is pre-wired, with both the switch and the wires soldered to the circuit board. Way easier to flip the face plate.
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    I'm working on adding a yard to my layout. I've...

    I'm working on adding a yard to my layout. I've held off because this has been my go-to work bench for 20 years, but its time.
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    However, I just realized I'm short one turnout. The yard...
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    I have Peco c55 turnouts and ME flex. They only...

    I have Peco c55 turnouts and ME flex. They only way you notice the ties after ballasting is if you know what to look for. Joining the two however is not fun, you have to surgically modify the...
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    What he said. And what WP&P said, never buy...

    What he said. And what WP&P said, never buy black paint. If the bridge is black then paint it some off color like oily black, grimy black, black grey, euro 1 grey, just not black.
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    Just to cover all bases, is your staging yard...

    Just to cover all bases, is your staging yard built and by chance does it have double-ended sidings? If so make sure there are gaps to handle the case where the switches at each end of the double...
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    Not much info. If your test track a double-ended...

    Not much info. If your test track a double-ended siding then possibly a gapped rail got the gap bridged by some NOOX, causing an almost-short when both turnouts weren't thrown the same way.
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    That's about 50 module-to-module track joints. ...

    That's about 50 module-to-module track joints. Did you find a way to take some of the pain out of connecting them?
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    Not mine, but a genuine moose steamer available...

    Not mine, but a genuine moose steamer available on Amazon:
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    Sorry, couldn't resist...
  23. Ditto, best investment you can make on your...

    Ditto, best investment you can make on your layout.
  24. You should remove masking tape as soon as your...

    You should remove masking tape as soon as your paint dries, preferably the same day you applied the tape. 3M lists the "clean removal times" here for each of their brands of tape but other mfg's...
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    Sounds similar to a bunch of Railbox coal hoppers...

    Sounds similar to a bunch of Railbox coal hoppers that I bought years back; they all tilted to one side. There was a flat around the bolster holes that rests on the truck; these flats were not...
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