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  1. Beautiful bridge and great video once again. ...

    Beautiful bridge and great video once again. There is an even more massive thru truss over the Ohio at Sciotoville, once the worlds longest truss span. A model of either one would easily span a...
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    Don't know if this will help, but I added saw...

    Don't know if this will help, but I added saw kerfs to this plywood core before pouring piers around it. It has held up. https://www.nscale.net/forums/album.php?albumid=1138&attachmentid=58898
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    Nobody wants to back up or break up a mile long...

    Nobody wants to back up or break up a mile long unit train.
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    Nice work on the arch! Every time I put up a...

    Nice work on the arch! Every time I put up a line somewhere I manage to down it while cleaning track or some other activity, so I gave up on it.



    Key is to find a motor shaft same diameter as...
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    Depends on your minimum radius, how long you need...

    Depends on your minimum radius, how long you need the tail track to be, and whether or not you can arrange to add it on the outside of a curve.
  6. Wow, Kadee brand in N scale. You have a piece of...

    Wow, Kadee brand in N scale. You have a piece of history there.
  7. Ditto. I kind of take them for granted until I...

    Ditto. I kind of take them for granted until I get a new car with something else that doesn't couple or uncouple as smoothly (if at all) as an MT.
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    As tomcook says, nice to see the entire layout. ...

    As tomcook says, nice to see the entire layout. But now I'm worried; it looks like one of the rarest things in model railroaddom, Done. Implication being we won't get to see more of your work. ...
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    Anyone know of a case where a turntable was built...

    Anyone know of a case where a turntable was built without a roundhouse? I always thought that just to turn trains (or locos) they always went with a wye. Anyway, recent motorized turntable, fairly...
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    I use contact cement on the flex track. It gets...

    I use contact cement on the flex track. It gets stinky.
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    I have a couple of Tortoises and I don't glue...

    I have a couple of Tortoises and I don't glue switches down so that I can scavenge them without damage. No problems. Eventually I ballast them down but that can take years.
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    That is far nicer looking than the few moose...

    That is far nicer looking than the few moose cabooses... uhhh... meese cabeese? *&$%! Alces derrieres that I've seen.
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    I'd go with the lowest profile track you can work...

    I'd go with the lowest profile track you can work with. Also don't build the helix then add track - add and wire the track as you work your way up. Tough to solder if there is a shelf 2 inches...
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    Can you use a thinner material for the sub road...

    Can you use a thinner material for the sub road bed to lessen the rise per revolution? More revs will lower the grade. https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=108245&d=1581530278
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    Demolished the last chunk of the layout from my...

    Demolished the last chunk of the layout from my previous basement. About time, its been sitting there for 22 years. This piece was all scenery, no buildings, and I'll need the trees. Mostly metal...
  16. You can adjust it, it is a friction fit. Just...

    You can adjust it, it is a friction fit. Just push it up with your fingers or with needle nosed pliers while holding on to the coupler. You might want one of these if you are going to use...
  17. Inexpensive ($16) but records to an SD card, no...

    Inexpensive ($16) but records to an SD card, no bluetooth. This is the cheapest I could find; similar looking but higher priced models have much better video quality....
  18. Again the ???. ME flex is on the left, Peco...

    Again the ???. ME flex is on the left, Peco turnout on the right. Both look the same height to me.
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    What is that grunge on the joiner? Maybe I should ban my macro lens from the layout...
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    Canada won't even let us visit. Can't say I...

    Canada won't even let us visit. Can't say I blame them, but it sure would be nice to get away and do some wilderness camping up there.
  20. ??? Huh? Peco c55 works well for me. Way more...

    ??? Huh? Peco c55 works well for me. Way more robust than Atlas.
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    Poll: Classic L beam with 5/8 plywood, not really a...

    Classic L beam with 5/8 plywood, not really a grid. Lower (aisle mostly) part is cookie cutter, upper is risers and narrow plywood sub road bed. No noise, and I can lean (or even sit) on the edges....
  22. By chance is the rail painted brownish? Acetone...

    By chance is the rail painted brownish? Acetone might strip paint better than paint thinner, aka mineral spirits.
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    No experience with pickups here so take this with...

    No experience with pickups here so take this with a grain of salt, but what if you route the wires thru the center of the car? That way there is an inch or so of wire running horizontally to the...
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    Well, according to Fitbit my wife accomplished...

    Well, according to Fitbit my wife accomplished something this weekend...


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    My unit coal train could certainly use one but...

    My unit coal train could certainly use one but you can't hide it in a coal hopper that actually loads and dumps. Also how do you get power from the rails to the device?
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