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  1. Peco turnouts are the best for my money. The...

    Peco turnouts are the best for my money. The built-in points mechanism saves money on ground throws and they haven't experienced years-long production issues like other brands have in recent memory....
  2. Thread: T-Motors

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    http://www.spookshow.net/loco/cckatoelectrics.html

    http://www.spookshow.net/loco/cckatoelectrics.html
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    I'm still not sure if this was a quiz or a...

    I'm still not sure if this was a quiz or a question.
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    It's TTCI near Pueblo. https://www.ttci.tech/

    It's TTCI near Pueblo. https://www.ttci.tech/
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    It seems that if you're going to step out of your...

    It seems that if you're going to step out of your Kato comfort zone for a couple pieces here and there you should at least consider switching to one of those other systems with curved turnouts. Peco...
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    Those repainted figures look good. Painting...

    Those repainted figures look good. Painting figures really is an assembly line process. Paint all the blue one night, brown the next, etc. It's maddening spending a few nights without any apparent...
  7. New members need to cross a post threshold to add...

    New members need to cross a post threshold to add photos or buy/sell.

    If it has couplers on the trucks, it likely needs the 1110; if it has couplers on the frame/body, it likely needs 1015.
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    I made a lot more progress on my layout this year...

    I made a lot more progress on my layout this year because of this. I was able to buy lumber and track without much regard for a budget since daycare was closed for four months and all travel since...
  9. Thread: Ash Hoist

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    Walthers 3816

    Walthers 3816
  10. What era? ?

    What era? ?
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    Sticky: A gift from a friend -- four cars in two schemes...

    A gift from a friend -- four cars in two schemes that represent his railroads's predecessors.
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    December and January buys are getting lumped...

    December and January buys are getting lumped together here. I'm working to optimize the fleet for operation while I wait for my backordered track.
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    If you're modeling the modern era, you can...

    If you're modeling the modern era, you can justify a loading loop for the elevator instead of a small yard. To accomplish that, the easiest way would be to connect the bottom of the paper mill to the...
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    I don't want cars to appear at consecutive...

    I don't want cars to appear at consecutive operating sessions, unless they're spotted at an industry during a session and pulled the next. Some layouts I operate have only two cars assigned to an...
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    Plano 3450/3750 boxes

    Plano 3450/3750 boxes
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    What are your goals with this layout? Operations?...

    What are your goals with this layout? Operations? Photography? Scenery?
  17. Depends on if I like the guy or not...

    Depends on if I like the guy or not...
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    Car floats have been used continuously for more...

    Car floats have been used continuously for more than a century. How do you think equipment gets to Alaska?
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    Sorry to hear about your situation. If you want...

    Sorry to hear about your situation. If you want to make the most of this, pick a proven HO scale 4x8 plan and build it on a door in N scale. That will give you operations with some extra room for...
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    The best way to populate a layout en masse...

    The best way to populate a layout en masse without a lot of work is to find a good sale on the Woodland Scenic assortments. Otherwise, to save a buck, I suggest painting your own figures from Model...
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    Broadway Limited Imports released CNJ Mikados in...

    Broadway Limited Imports released CNJ Mikados in the recent past.
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    I'm using Unifrog (60+) and Electrofrog (just 6...

    I'm using Unifrog (60+) and Electrofrog (just 6 so far) where necessary. After working with the Peco track this year, I couldn't imagine going back to Atlas. Obviously everyone is having supply...
  23. If it was exactly something I needed that made a...

    If it was exactly something I needed that made a specific statement on the layout and wasn't available elsewhere for less, absolutely. Thankfully, the cars I need to set the scene are generally much...
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    The Union Pacific Historical Society has a great...

    The Union Pacific Historical Society has a great publication; have you researched back issues that may be relevant?
  25. More 1960s vehicles

    More 1960s vehicles
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