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    I might suggest searching on...

    I might suggest searching on www.railpictures.net. Quite the archive there and you can search by category, which may help? Maybe spend some time thumbing through those pictures and you should see...
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    Awesome work on that helix! I will ask, and I...

    Awesome work on that helix! I will ask, and I hope I did not miss this further up in the thread, but what is the height difference in your layout levels? More of a general question, I guess. I think...
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    Thanks all for the advice so far. I agree on the...

    Thanks all for the advice so far. I agree on the pair of crossovers and am ordering some lefts now. Have plenty of rights but no lefts currently. Anyway, last night, I went ahead and put in some...
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    To what others are saying, you almost need a...

    To what others are saying, you almost need a little bit more where the curves will be, if possible. One thought on that would be to cut the plywood a few inches further out than the benchwork. This...
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    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks. The main...

    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks.

    The main reason I have not done that is because this is the one area I have never been quite sure what I am going to so. In my early plans this area was pretty full...
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    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks. The main...

    That's a good idea, Bo. Thanks.

    The main reason I have not done that is because this is the one area I have never been quite sure what I am going to so. In my early plans this area was pretty full...
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    Okay update time. And I could use some help. Here...

    Okay update time. And I could use some help. Here is where it is at currently. All benchwork is done now, which is nice. After I finished the last extension, I got the roadbed down and started with...
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    Welcome aboard! In checking your profile, it...

    Welcome aboard! In checking your profile, it appears you signed up over a year ago, but are just now posting your first post. Lots of getting ideas, I assume. As OTFan said, I hope there is more to...
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    Hope you're enjoying the trip, otherwise! Maybe...

    Hope you're enjoying the trip, otherwise! Maybe try to find a nice quiet area? I know, not likely, but hey, beats yelling at boy scouts.
  10. Thread: Atlas track

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    I think I may stop at the local Hobbytown after...

    I think I may stop at the local Hobbytown after work here to be sure its not all stores.
  11. I appreciate the replies. I did try to use the...

    I appreciate the replies. I did try to use the credit card method and while it will work, it was somewhat of a hassle to do, what with the nails being in the track and the roadbed. And yes once...
  12. Thank.you for this. To explain this, I initially...

    Thank.you for this. To explain this, I initially had the thought that I would just nail it all down. Once I started reading more, I realized that was not the best way but just kind of continued on....
  13. Switching from nails to glue/caulk partway through build

    This sounds crazy to me, but I made a mistake in building my layout and not sure how to remedy this.

    Initially, when I built the benchwork for my layout, I had to do it in sections, and in doing...
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    I would go middle, DSS&A Soo. Its a bit more...

    I would go middle, DSS&A Soo. Its a bit more unique than Abbey Soo and not as simple as Maroon Soo. That and as a C&NW fan, I like those colors a bit better ;).
  15. I think what Steve may be looking for is would...

    I think what Steve may be looking for is would you have access to all sides of your layout? This would greatly change what you would want to do in the space you have, depending on what access you...
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    I had not realized a year has passed already....

    I had not realized a year has passed already. Hopefully with time, the pain will ease. Obviously, it will always be there to a degree, but do what you can in her memory to find something to be...
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    Also, check in at a local hobby shop, if you have...

    Also, check in at a local hobby shop, if you have one around you. Or eBay. I have two DCC engines and got them both on there.
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    Thanks for the comments so far. And thank you for...

    Thanks for the comments so far. And thank you for the tip on the riser. Still not sold on whether to use the riser or just have a crossing there to eliminate the grade.still deciding but will take...
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    Hi everybody. Its been a bit, but I have an...

    Hi everybody. Its been a bit, but I have an update of sorts. Sort of a "Here's where I am at".

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    This is the 2x8 back section. Double track main around the layout with this showing the...
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    Bob, I have this book at home somewhere. I can...

    Bob, I have this book at home somewhere. I can look for it tonight after work. I will take and post pics of everything regarding that plan in the book.
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    I can't recall the price I paid exactly, but...

    I can't recall the price I paid exactly, but didn't seem too bad at the time, but I got mine in packs of 25 from Home Depot. They are the same ones as in DBR's link for Digikey to give you an idea....
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    I know this is late, but another idea, should...

    I know this is late, but another idea, should anyone else need this, I went to the hobby shop and picked up a very small diameter metal tube. My bit I use for drilling the holes is 1/8 so I got the...
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    Depending on the size, drop cloths or tarps may...

    Depending on the size, drop cloths or tarps may be an option if there is an extended time you would be away. I have not yet had to deal with this yet, but looking myself at those options.
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    Good to see you back and congratulations on being...

    Good to see you back and congratulations on being published!

    As an aside, every time I see the name Steven's Point, WI, I think of Point Place, WI, the fictional town in That 70's Show.
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    Just wanted to post some pics of the work I've done so far while I was out on Christmas vacation. Back to work now. Roadbed and track done on mainline in the...
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