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  1. Thread: On the level

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    On my layout I have a stretch of 1.5% grade and...

    On my layout I have a stretch of 1.5% grade and the cars don't start rolling on that by themselves. On the 2.5% in the section that I have instead of a helix, they most certainly do. I've got hill...
  2. Thread: On the level

    by Tim R
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    I use 1/2" cabinet (or close to it) plywood for...

    I use 1/2" cabinet (or close to it) plywood for all of the structure. That's glued together with brads (pneumatic brad nailer) to hold it in place while the glue dries. 1x poplar for risers and to...
  3. I wish I had room for a 24" minimum radius for my...

    I wish I had room for a 24" minimum radius for my N-scale layout, but mostly it's 18". I do have one 16" curve on the main track, but that represents a real horseshoe curve on the railroad I'm...
  4. Thread: Where is Moose

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    Good to see you again Moose. I hope you had...

    Good to see you again Moose. I hope you had everything backed up.

    A few years back somebody decided that they needed my computer more than I did. Fortunately I was using a backup service, so once...
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    Hi Russ. That seems kind of expensive for just...

    Hi Russ. That seems kind of expensive for just 150 feet of wire. I don't know anything about electronics dealers in Australia, but I can get 100' spools of 22 AWG wire in the US for US$8.95 (AU$...
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    That's not what brick plants look like down here...

    That's not what brick plants look like down here in the south.
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    I use 22AWG solid wire for track feeders. I also...

    I use 22AWG solid wire for track feeders. I also use wire with the same color as the bus wire under the layout that it is attached to. This helps keep things straight and avoids errors and confusion....
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    The wiring is done for the current section of my...

    The wiring is done for the current section of my layout. Here's Southern 4501 running east between Newton and Claremont.

    Video and steam! No moose tracks on my layout.

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    Sorry, I remembered incorrectly. I meant the...

    Sorry, I remembered incorrectly. I meant the 2-8-2+2-6-2 with the second group under the tender.

    (A 2-6-8-0 would be near too! :))
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    Tom, I always enjoy following your builds. Even...

    Tom, I always enjoy following your builds. Even though you declined to follow my suggestion for a Southern 2-8-6-0. :)

    Once you get started you sure move right along.
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    I got the lower level of the current layout...

    I got the lower level of the current layout section wired up. Getting the upper level wired is next and then testing (and pictures! maybe even video!!) will be done.

    I have a turnout on the...
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    If your subroadbed is stiff enough, you will get...

    If your subroadbed is stiff enough, you will get reasonable vertical curves somewhat automatically. 3/4 plywood (19 or 20 mm) will probably be fine. 1/2" (13 mm) you have to be a little more careful...
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    He's sold his trains to buy a sail plane. :D

    He's sold his trains to buy a sail plane. :D
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    I got the linkages done and dropped all the...

    I got the linkages done and dropped all the feeders on my Newton Spreader section.

    Here's the linkage for one of the hill brakes.

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    One of the turnouts on the back (upper level) needed...
  15. Looking at your layout makes it tempting to move...

    Looking at your layout makes it tempting to move mine back 10 years and trade my SD40-2s and GP38-2s for F7s!

    Great job.
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    I usually make a copy of the picture (so the...

    I usually make a copy of the picture (so the original isn't changed) and edit it in Paint. I click the Resize button, change the By: setting to Pixels, then make the largest dimension to 1200. Make...
  17. In the plant where I work the loading docks are...

    In the plant where I work the loading docks are around back. The road to get back there is asphalt, but the apron at the docks where the trucks turn around and back up to them is concrete.
  18. Thread: Gables

    by Tim R
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    To get matching angles and distances on your...

    To get matching angles and distances on your gables, use something to temporarily fasten the two pieces together. Doing this with basswood may rule out most adhesives, so you might want to try an...
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    I'm an operating guy. The best rolling stock...

    I'm an operating guy. The best rolling stock manufacturers are the one who make the rolling stock I need. Everything's going to get metal wheels and body mounted couplers before it's going on the...
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    We haven't had winter in at least two years. >:-}

    We haven't had winter in at least two years. >:-}
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    L&C No 14

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=110435&d=1588354052

    Here's the Lancaster & Chester Railroad train number 14 headed east through Fort Lawn, SC. A pair of black GP40-2LWs...
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    Bronman - Your bridge project is coming along...

    Bronman - Your bridge project is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see it with the beginnings of scenery.
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    I reached another milestone on the next part of...

    I reached another milestone on the next part of my Southern Ry. layout. I've got all of the Bluepoint switch machines (8) and hill brakes (3) installed. Here is a picture showing one of each.
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    When I had the basement rewired during the...

    When I had the basement rewired during the remodeling, I had them put in a set of outlets controlled by a switch. Flip that and all the trains are off.

    Might be a bit of a chore to do this on an...
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    I didn't know that you had specific kits in mind,...

    I didn't know that you had specific kits in mind, I may have missed that. My approach to design is make the design first and then modify the structures to fit. Those are beautiful kits though.

    If...
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