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  1. Esther's Hobby Shop in the Pittsburgh area had...

    Esther's Hobby Shop in the Pittsburgh area had one a couple weeks ago when I was there
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    I meant call or email them, but yeah, currently...

    I meant call or email them, but yeah, currently they are all sold out on wheels to sell
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    Another option is to message ExactRail, they make...

    Another option is to message ExactRail, they make their own line of metal wheels too
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    ExactRail uses .540" like Athearn, MTL, and BLMA

    ExactRail uses .540" like Athearn, MTL, and BLMA
  5. There's always this one,...

    There's always this one, http://www.skytopmodels.com/bileveldiner.html
  6. Code of the rail is the rail height in...

    Code of the rail is the rail height in thousandths of an inch. So code 80 is .080 inches tall, code 55 is .055 inches.
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    Intermountain got the tooling, but they are...

    Intermountain got the tooling, but they are releasing them as Intermountain Valueline cars
  8. I disable the rear headlights using decoderpro,...

    I disable the rear headlights using decoderpro, not sure what the actual CVs are or the values you'd have to change
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    This is an item that is missing...maybe one of...

    This is an item that is missing...maybe one of the 3D designers could come up with something
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    The BN's came from CB&Q/C&S. The SD40Gs, which...

    The BN's came from CB&Q/C&S. The SD40Gs, which were leased from GATX, had the "standard" nose mounted ratchet brake

    As for the trucks, Kato has made the Flexicoils with high and low brake...
  11. The big box hardware stores carry the RJ12 cable...

    The big box hardware stores carry the RJ12 cable ends and plugs, so you can always make your own
  12. The public show last year was $5 per day. Can't...

    The public show last year was $5 per day. Can't find the cost for this year.

    All the manufacturers were there for the public show and layouts on display. Only thing you miss is the tours and such
  13. The current MTL axle length is also .540"

    The current MTL axle length is also .540"
  14. They are, Trainlife is the retail store ran by...

    They are, Trainlife is the retail store ran by ExactRail
  15. That is odd, as MTL's current trucks also use...

    That is odd, as MTL's current trucks also use .540" axles, so swapping trucks out to newer ones will also be a problem.

    Have you contacted MTL, they may have had a bad batch, and should replace...
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    What Karl said, I can't remember who had the...

    What Karl said, I can't remember who had the boxes, or who picked them up. There was a guy in one of the Facebook groups who said he got the dies and was doing them, however not sure whatever...
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    My only issue with them, truck mounted...

    My only issue with them, truck mounted couplers...when I asked why that choice, the rep didn't have much to say except lots of N has truck mounted. Hopefully body mounting isn't too difficult
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    BLI had samples of the cars at the NSE convention...

    BLI had samples of the cars at the NSE convention and again at the NMRA. However they finally made a formal announcement recently
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    Hard to tell in the photo, the GP38/38-2 were non...

    Hard to tell in the photo, the GP38/38-2 were non turbo 645s, which had stacks on either side of the dynamics
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    However the Atlas car is still not correct for...

    However the Atlas car is still not correct for the BN/BNSF cars.
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    The cars at the beginning are not available in N....

    The cars at the beginning are not available in N. I have one that someone had kitbashed using the Walther's car as a starting point. I got 2 additional Walther's cars I might attempt my own at, as...
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    Normally the external differences between a...

    Normally the external differences between a locomotive with a turbo, versus without, is the number of exhaust stacks. A turbo'd unit has 1, where non-turbo has 2 or 4.
  23. My biggest issue with the book, regardless of...

    My biggest issue with the book, regardless of print or digital version, is it is out of date as soon as it is printed. Sure they can include "coming soon," but being everything is made to preorder,...
  24. My opinion, Walther's is dumping all their N,...

    My opinion, Walther's is dumping all their N, because it "doesn't sell," but difficult to sell something that doesn't exist. And now being they make less and less, believe only structures now, they...
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    Kunsan jet with the Wolfpack. I got 6 or 7...

    Kunsan jet with the Wolfpack.

    I got 6 or 7 1:144 F-15s, gonna paint a few up as jets I had my name on the side of
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