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  1. Yes, for the TS couplers I use these boxes. They...

    Yes, for the TS couplers I use these boxes. They give the most prototypical look of anything I’ve found so far. Mostly I use them on decorative pieces. The 905 does couple easier, but the TS hold...
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    1) TrainWorx Dump Trucks 2) PWRS 5431 covered...

    1) TrainWorx Dump Trucks

    2) PWRS 5431 covered hoppers

    3) TrainWorx Yellow semi

    4) TrainWorx PBR semi

    5) IM GP11s (I think this was cancelled)
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    I do run LokSound decoders and was considering...

    I do run LokSound decoders and was considering this for my new layout. I was hoping to try one in person this year in Chicago, but that trip has been cancelled. Until I actually try one out, I would...
  4. So true! The pair I use is a small (4-1/2” long)...

    So true! The pair I use is a small (4-1/2” long) pair from Home Depot
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=112064&stc=1
  5. Heath, are you using magnetic uncoupling? If not,...

    Heath, are you using magnetic uncoupling? If not, just cut the pin off right under the coupler. I do that before I ever put them on my layout.

    A small pair of side cutters are the perfect tool.
  6. Thread: Telephone poles

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    I just eyeballed it when I did my telephone...

    I just eyeballed it when I did my telephone poles. The guys on the line told me what the minimum clearance over the tracks was supposed to be and I was clear of that (28 feet above railhead)....
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    I mainly use FVM narrow flange, but I also have...

    I mainly use FVM narrow flange, but I also have Tangent and BLMA (those two are identical). They have a realistic rear profile cut that looks great on any car where you can see it (like tank cars).
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    That yard is going to be HUGE!

    That yard is going to be HUGE!
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    Poll: I guess this is a Hybrid too. 3/4” birch plywood...

    I guess this is a Hybrid too. 3/4” birch plywood frames, with 1/4” birch ply and 1” foam on top.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111801&stc=1
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  10. The next container of Atlas switches arrives July...

    The next container of Atlas switches arrives July 10. Iím looking forward to it as I need some RH #7s to finish my new layout. Iíve been using the Code 55 switches for 15 years with great success....
  11. Thread: Introduction

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    Welcome to NSN!

    Welcome to NSN!
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    The MRC is a fine entry level sound decoder. It...

    The MRC is a fine entry level sound decoder. It gets a bell and a horn in your engine. Motor control isnít great, but the ones I had were as good as Digitrax sound decoders. As budget and skills...
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    I’m trying to get lots of photos as I am getting...

    I’m trying to get lots of photos as I am getting the White Pine going. I wouldn’t mind seeing it in print either!
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    MRP 2020 was a great issue. I hadn’t bought an...

    MRP 2020 was a great issue. I hadn’t bought an issue of MR in a while and the content in this one made it impossible for me to resist.
  15. I tried the Vallejo and it did not go well. I...

    I tried the Vallejo and it did not go well. I think my Model Master and PollyScale with 70% isopropyl alcohol and that works very well. Usually 2 parts paint to 1 part alcohol.
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    Then you just need to figure out your materials...

    Then you just need to figure out your materials of choice. There are no premade handrails for these engines. .010” brass wire holds up to handling very well, .008” brass wire looks more prototypical...
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    If you are looking to upgrade your engines, check...

    If you are looking to upgrade your engines, check out Train-word.com, the parts are very reasonable. Start with wipers and can shades. Work up to fans. You can really dial up an engine without too...
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    Brass handrails are easy to make yourself. If you...

    Brass handrails are easy to make yourself. If you want to dress it up a little, get some GMM stanchions.
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    To access the interior on the LBF/Huberts cars I...

    To access the interior on the LBF/Huberts cars I have had, you have to pry the roof off. The floor was molded to the sides. Give the corner a little flex and see what happens.

    Yours look like the...
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    I finished laying the first 1/3 of the track on...

    I finished laying the first 1/3 of the track on the White Pine. Hopefully I’ll get it wired soon.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=111483&stc=1
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    Is that the MLE three pane AWW?

    Is that the MLE three pane AWW?
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    Nick, it’s good to see you back! Nice work on the...

    Nick, it’s good to see you back! Nice work on the paint! For future GPs, the 15” grab would be the correct size (no one will ever notice the difference). Will you be weathering it?
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    Paul, I sold the Skally and it’s rolling stock to...

    Paul, I sold the Skally and it’s rolling stock to a friend here in Vegas. The real Skally lost its 2 largest customers and is now primarily a car storage line. I looked around and the White Pine...
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    I have been working on some freight cars for a...

    I have been working on some freight cars for a friend. I finished off 10 more in this batch, here are some of the highlights:
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    I like using stranded 22 awg for my feeders. I do...

    I like using stranded 22 awg for my feeders. I do use red and black (black to the back, that’s my way of remembering which is which). And my buss lines are also red and black. I use 22 awg green as...
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