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    Will do, thanks. -Mark

    Will do, thanks.

    -Mark
  2. Here's a good place to start -...

    Here's a good place to start - http://www.spookshow.net/locos.html

    -Mark
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    I've been plodding along building the middle (11"...

    I've been plodding along building the middle (11" x 6") section of my Cargill warehouse / loading dock. Still a long way to go there -
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    BLI SD70ACe's are shipping

    When it rains it pours!

    -Mark
  5. I figured I'd just scratchbuild the whole thing....

    I figured I'd just scratchbuild the whole thing. Doesn't seem overly complicated.

    -Mark
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    The prototype for this warehouse appears to have...

    The prototype for this warehouse appears to have been built in three distinct sections, so that's how I'm building my model. First section was easy - one window and only a couple of details :)
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  7. Thanks a million, Heiko. Imperial, metric,...

    Thanks a million, Heiko. Imperial, metric, quatloos, whatever - it's all good :)

    -Mark
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    That'd be awesome, thanks! :) -Mark

    That'd be awesome, thanks! :)

    -Mark
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    Nice job, UP. Any chance you could conjure up a...

    Nice job, UP. Any chance you could conjure up a photo of the locomotive internals for me? They're super rare, and as the prices continue to escalate I'm not liking my chances of ever acquiring one...
  10. Anybody out there have a Trainworx 53' trailer?

    I need to know the dimensions (width / height) of the door end of a Trainworx 53' trailer -

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  11. Yep, no grades on my layout. -Mark

    Yep, no grades on my layout.

    -Mark
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    I finished up another piece of the Cargill puzzle...

    I finished up another piece of the Cargill puzzle this week -

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spookshow.net%2Flayout6%2Flayoutf1243.jpg
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    Bachmann released a line of Spectrum "all wheels...

    Bachmann released a line of Spectrum "all wheels live" tenders back circa 2008 and one of them was indeed a slopeback tender, but that improved tender has never been used on Bachmann's 0-6-0. The...
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    Not true. They still have the primitive single...

    Not true. They still have the primitive single truck tender pickup scheme that was first introduced in the 80's -
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    Wow, you're late to the party. I was there two...

    Wow, you're late to the party. I was there two weeks ago :lol:

    -Mark
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    I've been kind of stressing about not having...

    I've been kind of stressing about not having enough room for a proper highway and a decent sized parking lot in front of my Cargill facility (ala the prototype) -
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  17. I haven't calculated the max yet, but I did hook...

    I haven't calculated the max yet, but I did hook mine up to a fairly long freight train (34 mostly 40' cars) and it didn't have any problems pulling them.

    -Mark
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    I'm well behind the times (still using bulbs),...

    I'm well behind the times (still using bulbs), but what I do is push the bulb through the hole in the wall and then apply a great heaping glob of white glue to the inside of the wall. It fills in the...
  19. I'm reasonably certain you'll be happy with it....

    I'm reasonably certain you'll be happy with it. Put it this way - I like mine well enough that I'm keeping it and bastardizing it with M&StL decals, lol.

    -Mark
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    OK, I confess - it's my wife's beard clipper! Oh...

    OK, I confess - it's my wife's beard clipper! Oh wait, that's probably not helping my cause :lol:

    -Mark
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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Too bad I...

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Too bad I made the side walls the same height - the right side wall should probably be a little shorter than the left :mad:

    -Mark
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    Getting from Point A to Point B during layout...

    Getting from Point A to Point B during layout construction occasionally takes one down some strange paths, and this one is certainly right up there with the weirdest ones for me....

    To wit - I...
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    I wasn't quite sure what you were talking about...

    I wasn't quite sure what you were talking about at first, but now I see it. In fact, now that I see it, I can't unsee it. It's quite the optical illusion :)

    -Mark
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    I've been plugging away at building the main...

    I've been plugging away at building the main office for my Cargill facility -

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  25. I sometimes change factory settings (and if I do...

    I sometimes change factory settings (and if I do I mention it). BEMF occurred to me as well, and I did try disabling it (set CV10 to 0). It drastically changed performance in terms of the speed range...
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