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    I put together a VHF camera car years (decades?)...

    I put together a VHF camera car years (decades?) ago on a flat car, battery powered and crude video res. I looked for 4K cams and most are indeed shaped wrong. Closest to the right shape:...
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    Looks like a serious layout! Have you counted...

    Looks like a serious layout! Have you counted how many turnouts you need yet?
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    How about adhesive backed felt like this? ...

    How about adhesive backed felt like this? https://www.amazon.com/Shepherd-Hardware-9433-18-Inch-Self-Adhesive/dp/B00004YOI8?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_8

    Not sure how thick it is but you might be able to...
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    Still amazed. Went into the train room after two...

    Still amazed. Went into the train room after two months of inactivity and ran a train around the layout without touching anything. No problems whatsoever. In the past (pre no-ox) the train would...
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    DJSTRAINS took a few pics and send them to me,...

    DJSTRAINS took a few pics and send them to me, posting this one here in case someone needs to weather an aluminum coal gon in the future. And thanks Dominic, really appreciate the help!
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    Are you going to weather the truck?

    Are you going to weather the truck?
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    64 here and no problems so far. I think you can...

    64 here and no problems so far. I think you can be too young for N scale, but too old? Nah!
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    Right. Don't feed power to the two middle rails...

    Right. Don't feed power to the two middle rails in your double track; one of these is disconnected depending on which way a switch is thrown.
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    What if you flip both switches to the inner loop?

    What if you flip both switches to the inner loop?
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    I agree, flywheels changed operating from...

    I agree, flywheels changed operating from frustrating to fun. Before I shelled out for an Atlas/Kato GP7 I was spending half my time cleaning tracks, and running a Bmann (with no flywheel) slow...
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    Well, I naively figured that I could set the max...

    Well, I naively figured that I could set the max to 70 mph and it would come somewhat close to that speed in normal use. I expected too much from BEMF. Takeaway is you can't use DCC settings as a...
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    Yes. All of my speed measurements are done...

    Yes.



    All of my speed measurements are done on the same section of level track. I get a single loco up to speed before it hits the start of the measured section, and time how long it takes to...
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    There is a gotcha if you try to limit your locos'...

    There is a gotcha if you try to limit your locos' top speed using DCC speed settings. I decided to set my loco's speeds to the max speed listed for that loco in wiki. I did this by timing how long...
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    Former Alaska Railroad 1920 Baldwin 4-6-0 #152...

    Former Alaska Railroad 1920 Baldwin 4-6-0 #152 burning coal on former Pere Marquette trackage at the Huckleberry Railroad near Flint MI. The occasion was my granddaughter's 6th birthday and we got...
  15. Great video as always. Do you know what the...

    Great video as always. Do you know what the black roadbeds are all about? Like at the 45 second mark, looks like might be landscaping fabric laid over the ties?
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    Make sure you don't bend the board and crack it...

    Make sure you don't bend the board and crack it when you screw it down on the foam. I'd just cut some small pieces of wood, drill them, and use them as spacers.
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    Wonder what engine it sounds like on a Harley.

    Wonder what engine it sounds like on a Harley.
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    Check the size of the picture that you want to post; they have to be less than 1MB to post on nscale.net. I regularly open a copy of mine in Paint and reduce the size using Paint's Resize menu in...
  19. Two bus wires, but yes. Not sure I understand...

    Two bus wires, but yes. Not sure I understand specifically what the worry is. DCC supplies AC to the track but the wiring is no different from a DC layout wired for a single train. With DCC you...
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    Just curious: would the containers come out nicer...

    Just curious: would the containers come out nicer if they were printed end up? It would make the layer striations run parallel to the ribs instead of across them.
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    Wouldn't you need two throttles to do that?
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    Just some questions... What's the story behind...

    Just some questions...

    What's the story behind the name 14425?

    Amtrak pulls out of staging, stops at town and city, then how do you get it back to staging - long backup move?

    Looking at...
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    That settles it, I'm going with aluminum. That...

    That settles it, I'm going with aluminum. That means I need to make the entire insides shine, with a little coal dust left on the bottoms of the tubs and some silver on the top edges where the...
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    The more I look the murkier it gets. Is there...

    The more I look the murkier it gets.
    Is there a way to find out if these specific cars are aluminum, stainless, or steel?

    Bottom discharge cars have very specific patterns, shiniest (or rusted...
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    Not that we never model a model, but according to...

    Not that we never model a model, but according to the description the ring is specific to BN PRB cars and I've got CSX cars.
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