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    I have a couple Minitrix FM H-12-44's I bought...

    I have a couple Minitrix FM H-12-44's I bought because I collect UP stuff and thought they were suppose to look like an FM H-10-44 which UP had. Then found out that they weren't a very accurate...
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    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-01-15%20Po...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/22-01-15%20Power%20Supply-1.jpg
    If you are using a power supply like above you could cut the plug off the end and separate the wires and attach them to the...
  3. I've decided to go the foam (1") over plywood...

    I've decided to go the foam (1") over plywood route as I feel it isn't that expensive considering the money I'm spending on everything else. I like the idea of it for the main with cork as again...
  4. Congrats, I'll bet you don't regret the decision....

    Congrats, I'll bet you don't regret the decision. At 62, 16 years ago, the tourist business here was really bad and I decided to go on Soc. Sec. and try and lease my building (Trading Post selling...
  5. Possibly but not sure if a regular stepper motor...

    Possibly but not sure if a regular stepper motor controller would work with them. To use a stepper motor you commonly need 5 things.

    1. Stepper motor... I used ( THESE ) for my turntable build...
  6. Yes I think that is crucial and also with a...

    Yes I think that is crucial and also with a single throw you can put the limit tacks in for the throwbar like he shows. I won't know if I can align it in 5 positions until I try the slide and the...
  7. When I first saw some of the trackwork above I...

    When I first saw some of the trackwork above I thought of you. I'm sure you could do it and I'll bet there is someone out there that would buy it but if I didn't try it then I wouldn't learn...
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    Maybe this one..... ...

    Maybe this one.....

    https://www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org/NeatStuff/TunTable/Turntable.html

    I considered it but wanted more wires to the table. I ended up with a 4 wire slip ring ...
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  9. Power routing (DCC), Sumner

    Power routing (DCC),

    Sumner
  10. You're not going to be holding your breath I hope...

    You're not going to be holding your breath I hope ;),

    Sumner
  11. Have any of you tried making one of these...

    I find these very fascinating....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/22-01-03%20Unique%203-way-1.jpg

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/22-01-03%20Unique%203-way-2.jpg
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    Very nice and that looks like a quicker way to do...

    Very nice and that looks like a quicker way to do it. Do you have any specs on the magnets you used or a link?

    Thanks,

    Sumner
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    If you took the first turnout going to the yard...

    If you took the first turnout going to the yard and made it a three way (turntable, to yard, back to mainline) you could put in an uncoupler just after it ahead of the lead turnout into the yard. ...
  14. I would for sure start to get familiar with...

    I would for sure start to get familiar with DecoderPro (JMRI) it will really pay off. You can also download the LokProgrammer software and use it to make changes. After making the changes needed...
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    Paul I didn't mean for you to use my plan but to...

    Paul I didn't mean for you to use my plan but to give you some ideas where you would still have a place to use the structures you want. There is room near the turntable and the upper left corner...
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    I agree, I've found that with my test layout...

    I agree, I've found that with my test layout being basically all curved track .....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/UP%20Canyon%20Division/21-12-16%20Test%20Track%20Final-4.jpg

    ..... with the only...
  17. https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php?at...

    https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php?attachments/servo-base-setup-1-small-jpg.137656/

    Are you talking about the holes the piano wire goes through in your picture above?

    There are two...
  18. Nice layout. Looks like fun. Sorry, I...

    Nice layout. Looks like fun.



    Sorry, I probably wasn't very clear on what I was suggesting. Maybe the following will explain it better.
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  19. If the turnouts are already down I'd still make a...

    If the turnouts are already down I'd still make a fixture from one of the mounts. Instead of drilling out the throwbar wire hole on the mount and gluing a long dowel to it I's glue a shorter one. ...
  20. The tools I mentioned making make it very easy...

    The tools I mentioned making make it very easy and if the track is anywhere near the side of the layout you can do most of the work from above. The main tool is the first one that has a shaft...
  21. Not positive I understand the question. Is the...

    Not positive I understand the question. Is the problem locating the mount holes so that they work with the throwbar wire being centered?

    If so maybe take one of the mounts and modify it and use...
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    Litchfield Station has it for $2.50 plus $4.00...

    Litchfield Station has it for $2.50 plus $4.00 shipping the last I checked,

    Sumner
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    Before you move on maybe try a tool like what he...

    Before you move on maybe try a tool like what he is using in the video above to shape the ME track. It works really great but I've only used it for ME flex. It was also very hard to find when I...
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    Tightened up some of the clearances on the...

    Tightened up some of the clearances on the rerailer and I'm happy with it at this point. I do need to connect it to some track and run a loco through it with some cars that are derailed.

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    Here is a video of doing one for N scale... ...

    Here is a video of doing one for N scale...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rfZpe1LNjk

    I have not tried this myself as I plan on using my 'Hidden Switcher' or 'Gravity Switch' for the...
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