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    Miniaturization will come I'm sure, but how will...

    Miniaturization will come I'm sure, but how will they add all the electronics without reducing traction so much that the loco is worthless? N's square cube problem isn't an issue in HO - half their...
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    OK, what's going on? When I short the track my...

    OK, what's going on? When I short the track my Powercab goes thru a 10 or 15 second startup message sequence on the throttle. After that is over it applies power to the rails again so I can run my...
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    Native American tribe names seem to have been...

    Native American tribe names seem to have been popular, are there Aussie counterparts?

    Personally I like reading sci fi, so space ship names like Nostromo, Nomad, Rocinante, Wayfarer, Serenity,...
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    I would soak off any ballast and make them look...

    I would soak off any ballast and make them look clean
    , with extra focus on where the joiners attach. Beyond that I would just clean them normally after laying the track. Less likely to damage...
  5. Review here:...

    Review here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?45636-Peco-Unifrog&highlight=unifrog
    Mine works well and I will buy more when the time comes.
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    How can you resist animating that?

    How can you resist animating that?
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    Having experienced the joy of duckunders I would...

    Having experienced the joy of duckunders I would find an alternative. One way to avoid the "same scene" problem is to elevate the track running back along the wall; that visually separates it quite...
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    wombat457, not sure what decade you are modelling...

    wombat457, not sure what decade you are modelling or how high the trestle is. Per my Mallory's, a 25' 1908 NYNH&H single track timber bent has these members:
    Piles: 10"
    Lower horizontal and cross...
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    Hey, google "Neil Young model railroad" some...

    Hey, google "Neil Young model railroad" some time. Quite a history with him.
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    I sprayed the stuff formerly known as Dullcoat...

    I sprayed the stuff formerly known as Dullcoat and the Pan Pastel weathering still shows, doesn't seem like anything changed.

    I found application of the Pan Pastels was a lot easier when applied...
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    The stuff I used is the 2-ounce white container...

    The stuff I used is the 2-ounce white container with a screw-on lid. 2 ounces is enough to treat 50 average-sized layouts.
  12. I cleaned my loco wheels by laying a square of TP...

    I cleaned my loco wheels by laying a square of TP across the track, dripping some isopropyl on it, turning up the throttle, and railing one truck on the track and the other on the TP so the wheels...
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    Saw a layout where they solved this problem by...

    Saw a layout where they solved this problem by setting the most easily accessed track much farther apart than the rest of the staging yard. It was double-ended. They used it to build up and tear...
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    Looking forward to seeing it. I'd install some...

    Looking forward to seeing it. I'd install some more lighting before going much further. Oh, and a pole barn for storing more stuff. :)
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    Very meticulous assembly workers, the results...

    Very meticulous assembly workers, the results look great. And after they make models of 60 year old engines they can look out the window and see a modern train fly by at a couple hundred mph.
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    Dullcoat on top of Pan Pastels?

    I've weathered some cars with Pan Pastels over Dullcoat and am happy with the results. Question for those of you who have done this, do I need to "fix" the weathering with Dullcoat afterwards? I...
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    Not sure I understand the situation. If you want...

    Not sure I understand the situation. If you want to use two switches to cross over to a parallel track on a main line, you place the two switches so that the spacing is what you want and the...
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    Maybe I'm seeing things but it looks like about...

    Maybe I'm seeing things but it looks like about 12 wires attached to the controller. A simple DPDT and a DC motor would do the job in the description but that's only 4 wires, so something more than...
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    Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing any...

    Come to think of it, I don't remember seeing any boxcars around here in a long time. Don't model the 2010s!
  20. An operating coupler that you can easily trip to...

    An operating coupler that you can easily trip to uncouple.

    And of course a rotary coupler for the thousands of us that have rotary dumpers. :)
  21. There is a kink where the lower left leg of the...

    There is a kink where the lower left leg of the crossing track joins the straight. This is probably going to cause problems down the road. Consider kerfing the straight with a razor saw to give it...
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    Ballpark $400/acre if I'm not mistaken. Plus...

    Ballpark $400/acre if I'm not mistaken. Plus you'd have to paint the translucent plastic. Seems to me the material in the video is better suited to HO.
  23. QC has to be a primary goal of the company and...

    QC has to be a primary goal of the company and the whole production team has to buy in on it. It is a big investment to make it part of your DNA. Companies with domestic production have a tough...
  24. Hanging on to a hopper until it is full invokes...

    Hanging on to a hopper until it is full invokes demurrage charges. For example see page 10, $105/day:...
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    You could try a quick wipe with alcohol on some...

    You could try a quick wipe with alcohol on some less-visible sticky part, see if that cleans it off.
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