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    Thanks for sharing. Must have been quite an...

    Thanks for sharing. Must have been quite an experience.
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    Amazing. Applied No-Ox about six weeks ago. Then,...

    Amazing. Applied No-Ox about six weeks ago. Then, I was out of town for three weeks, layout gathering dust in the garage. Wiped down the rails with a dry paper towel without any solvent. There was a...
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    Sticky: I’m using Digitrax and JMRI, but still recommend...

    I’m using Digitrax and JMRI, but still recommend a dedicated programming track, easy to install with a toggle switch to alternate mainline vs. programming. Some decoders don’t play nicely with JMRI...
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    I’ve modeled that scene occasionally. :eek:

    I’ve modeled that scene occasionally. :eek:
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    Looks like a great track plan. I agree with both...

    Looks like a great track plan. I agree with both suggestions above. The only addition you might consider is to add more yard space. The one regret I have on my own layout design is not enough tracks...
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    When I applied the No-Ox, I didn’t run my trains...

    When I applied the No-Ox, I didn’t run my trains multiple times through the yards, only on the mainline. Yet, now I am able to back an engine into some of the yard tracks without stalling for the...
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    Mark: motor runs perfectly backwards, but not...

    Mark: motor runs perfectly backwards, but not spinning or grinding moving forwards. If I turn off the sound, it’s silent, so I suspect the decoder just bit the dust. Unless there is some mysterious...
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    BLI F unit runs only backward

    One on my BLI F3 units suddenly stopped running forward. It had been MUíd with another F3. I removed the MU (Digitrax system). Sound works perfectly and revs up with increasing throttle but no...
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    I spent all Saturday morning cleaning track,...

    I spent all Saturday morning cleaning track, Biteboy then alcohol, then carefully applying the No-Ox as described in the first post in this thread. Ran all non-traction tire locos for about 90...
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    One last question for our No-Ox experts before I...

    One last question for our No-Ox experts before I begin to apply it to my layout:

    In the original instructions posted by Gary60s (wow - almost 9 years ago!), it suggests first cleaning the track...
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    Has anyone tried Gamsol mineral spirits? It’s...

    Has anyone tried Gamsol mineral spirits? It’s sold for artists and advantage is that its odorless.
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    Mark - that came out really nice. Those gas pumps...

    Mark - that came out really nice. Those gas pumps really look prototypical.
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    Opti-Visor (so I can see the rest of my tools)...

    Opti-Visor (so I can see the rest of my tools)
    Iso-Tip cordless soldering iron (so I can solder feeders upside down under the layout)
    Lots of tweezers
    X-Acto knife with packages of 100 refill...
  14. You should be fine using either end ho,e on the...

    You should be fine using either end ho,e on the drawbar. I wouldn’t try to drill a hole in the center - would leave too little of the draw bar left to be stable. I’ve used the side hole for both...
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    Have you tried 2” foam? It is harder to find at...

    Have you tried 2” foam? It is harder to find at big bix stores, and you may be able to special order it. Unlike the 1” foam it should be ridgid enough to sit on the risers and not bend. A layer of...
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    OTFan: I though of that, but when I tried it, it...

    OTFan: I though of that, but when I tried it, it looked strange to have it on the first supports and not others. However, that was without the roof installed. I suspect that once the roof is on, it...
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    Spent the weekend working on a Snow Shed for the...

    Spent the weekend working on a Snow Shed for the Western Sierras portion of my layout.

    Dan

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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?45435-DanB-s-Layout-Thread-California-Rails
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    Sierra Snow Shed

    I spent this weekend working on a wooden snow shed for the Western Sierras portion of my layout. This was inspired by an article in MR by Peter Hersted Davidsen from Denmark (Feb., 2013) with details...
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    One thing I learned when researching backdrops is...

    One thing I learned when researching backdrops is to watch out for the size of foreground objects. Some companies pay a lot of attention to that, others less so. One scene I liked wound up having...
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    Charles: I am thinking of applying No-Ox but your...

    Charles: I am thinking of applying No-Ox but your comments gave me pause. Can you provide more details on what went wrong with your layouts after No-Ox? Was it mostly loss of traction or something...
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    NBW casting in N scale?

    Anyone have a source for nut/bolt or nut/bolt/washer castings in N scale? I had found some maybe 10 years ago at a LHS but canít seem to find any on the internet now. Grandt line and others are all O...
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    I did, but there wasn’t much room left in the...

    I did, but there wasn’t much room left in the plow even with the Z scale decoder. I might be able to install a sound decoder and speaker in the tender, one that allows downloadable custom sound...
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    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N...

    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N scale. :-/
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    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome...

    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome machines when working. Hmmm, wonder what would happen if I tried some WS snow or baking soda? :rolleyes:
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    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months...

    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months and several "back to the drawing boards" later. Two SP F units are pushing plow and tender up to the Sierras to clear the mainline after a fierce late...
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