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  1. Is the other side still blank? Just do it again...

    Is the other side still blank? Just do it again on the other side, and see which one looks better.
  2. Do you really need the grade, other than for...

    Do you really need the grade, other than for looks? While it does look cool (in my opinion) to see the train climbing up an actual grade... my current layout has a 2% grade for that reason, and my...
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    I haven't found it necessary. Particularly with...

    I haven't found it necessary. Particularly with the pan pastels, but also with the weathering powder, the pigment "sticks" fairly well with just the normal pressure of brushing it on. I haven't ran...
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    Sure... but you also have to allow in differences...

    Sure... but you also have to allow in differences in lighting, exposure, etc in the photographs themselves. You've picked a very bright red prototype picture. As I look through some of these...
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    I don't know specifically about the 4-6-0, but...

    I don't know specifically about the 4-6-0, but the 2-6-0 I have runs just fine on DC. I believe the decoders are at least similar, though I don't know for sure. I agree that the Bachmann decoders...
  6. I'll second that. Very easy to mold into...

    I'll second that. Very easy to mold into whatever space is available, about the same density as lead, and no toxicity concerns that I'm aware of. Not that I'd recommend eating it, just saying. ...
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    Oops, I didn't read your earlier post carefully...

    Oops, I didn't read your earlier post carefully enough - you already knew that. Beyond adjusting the CV for bell volume and seeing what happens... I dunno. On my loksound select, the master volume...
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    Regarding the bell, I think the volumes of the...

    Regarding the bell, I think the volumes of the bell, horn, prime mover, etc. can be adjusted independently. You'll need to look in the ESU manual for the CVs though.
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    One way to weather without an airbrush

    This is intended as a basic guide to using oil paints, pan pastels, and weathering powder to achieve a fairly basic, but realistic weathered look. Or to get on with the pictures, it's how to make...
  10. Thread: Weathering

    by OTFan
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    As WP&P said, pictures might help with more...

    As WP&P said, pictures might help with more specific recommendations.

    In general though, you might also consider fading the whole thing. Lots of people use an airbrush for that, but I don't...
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    I think I'm one of the only people who used Atlas...

    I think I'm one of the only people who used Atlas Tru Track for my layout. I actually like it and found it (including the turnouts) to be very reliable, but like everything it has pluses and...
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    30" wide by 80" long. I should also say that the...

    30" wide by 80" long. I should also say that the layout is in four sections to make it easier to move. For a single piece layout like you're talking about, I think you'll need a light wood base or...
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    I recommend planning now for a future expansion...

    I recommend planning now for a future expansion by already having a turnout or two in place. For now, that turnout (or turnouts) will lead to a short spur that goes almost to the edge. You can...
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    Usually, I'd say resist the urge to plan...

    Usually, I'd say resist the urge to plan something really massive for a first layout. Along with the question you posed, I'd also ask how often does one regret starting to build something too big,...
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    I'm a big fan of extruded foam insulation board,...

    I'm a big fan of extruded foam insulation board, as mentioned above. I've used green and pink and can't tell the difference. My layout is made out of the 1" thick stuff and has survived several...
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    Along the lines of P-line's sharpie suggestion...

    Along the lines of P-line's sharpie suggestion but easier to change - use strips of paper to lay out the roads. Easy to rearrange. Once you have a plan you like, then draw it in with a sharpie.
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    Aesthetically you make a good point, but as...

    Aesthetically you make a good point, but as Gordon said, the purpose of that road has been to race cars down it. The trees already there are at least close enough, any closer and little hands will...
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    My son helped me with a small scratch built...

    My son helped me with a small scratch built warehouse for his layout.

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    More info here if you want: ...
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    This week's project was a warehouse. I couldn't...

    This week's project was a warehouse. I couldn't find quite what I wanted - size, and the loading doors laid out so both the rail and truck loading/unloading would be easily viewable with how it will...
  20. I'm no expert on saw mills, but would a...

    I'm no expert on saw mills, but would a relatively small mill really produce enough wood chips to fill rail cars?

    The other consideration is, do you already have wood chip gondolas, and if not...
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    Yes, I would like it better too. I'm sure we...

    Yes, I would like it better too. I'm sure we eventually will, but so far every time I've suggested it he hasn't been interested. We still haven't touched up where the masking tape peeled some of...
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    This week's progress. We got the road painted,...

    This week's progress. We got the road painted, the bridge finished and put in place tonight right after dinner, and as tomcook suggested, added a curve to lengthen that spur. The sculptamold and...
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    I vote no, "DCC" as a whole is not overly...

    I vote no, "DCC" as a whole is not overly complicated. Yes, some decoders are pretty darned complicated. However, you can still buy a basic, quality decoder from whichever manufacturer you prefer. ...
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    :confused: Had to look that one up: ...

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    Had to look that one up:

    http://cs.trains.com/trn/f/111/t/66150.aspx

    Thanks for the pics and write ups.
  25. Thread: Speed Matching?

    by OTFan
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    I should probably also mention that there are all...

    I should probably also mention that there are all kinds of variables here... For example, I have two Kato C44-9Ws, but they were made a decade or so apart. They do not run at the same speed (at...
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