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    And that's the main reason I started doing...

    And that's the main reason I started doing it...... for myself.
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    So what would you rather see posted? A pic that...

    So what would you rather see posted?
    A pic that I edited with a backdrop as above, or as just a raw image that shows how is on the layout?
    Or do you care?
    Just curious...
    Sooner or later I'll...
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    Well.....so much for nothing but an open staging...

    Well.....so much for nothing but an open staging yard.
    Someone earlier suggested ballasting the yard, at first I snubbed my nose at that idea, as I thought it would be too big of a job for just an...
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    Sticky: @NEdinburgh...

    @NEdinburgh
    Welcome aboard!
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    Not all of are word wizards, so I'll just wish...

    Not all of are word wizards, so I'll just wish you a very Happy Birthday Michael!
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    I don't know Steve? While it's a worn out old...

    I don't know Steve?
    While it's a worn out old cliche' for packing more industries into smaller layouts by using a diamond, you really don't have that many industries on yours.

    It would give you...
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    Not trying to start a flame war or product...

    Not trying to start a flame war or product bashing thread Tony.
    This is one gripe I have about KATO, while they make a great product, they don't support it. When it's gone.... it's gone.
    Oh they...
  8. Very nice Sean! Thanks for posting the update.

    Very nice Sean! Thanks for posting the update.
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    Sticky: A late welcome to the forum @Bambamshere

    A late welcome to the forum @Bambamshere
  10. Happy birthday Mark!

    Happy birthday Mark!
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    Well they don't have to be revealing Moose. ...

    Well they don't have to be revealing Moose. Besides, in your timeframe they'd look like this:...
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    That's pretty much what I do as well, spread it...

    That's pretty much what I do as well, spread it out, thinned, slightly thinned or full strength with a brush. You can even use a layer of earth color latex paint to color the ground and use it as a...
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    I was going to say the same thing as wombat. I...

    I was going to say the same thing as wombat.
    I can't see a reason why a PECO wouldn't work as expected?

    I had planned to get one for my engine facility, but decided to go with separate turnouts...
  14. Happy Birthday Sean!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Sean!!!!!
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    If I recall I was told to use at least 16awg wire...

    If I recall I was told to use at least 16awg wire for the bus wire, this was pre-Sound.
    I grabbed a bunch of wire and ran my bus wires, only to find out later that I think it was actually 18awg.
    ...
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    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've...

    For getting into small, cramped areas, I've looked at this a few times...
    While it's not cheap, I think this might hold some merit?
    ...
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    I could see having some basic wood tools in a...

    I could see having some basic wood tools in a machine shop.
    Could be used for crating up parts that need to shipped out.
    Could be used to make supports while something is being worked on.
    But I...
  18. Happy Birthday!!!

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    As of this post, the only ballasting I have left...

    As of this post, the only ballasting I have left to do is the loop of track behind the engine facility which will extend to the two turnouts in the upper left by the scissors. Then the tracks in the...
  20. Thread: Feeder wiring

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    Never hurts to have wire on hand...

    Never hurts to have wire on hand...
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    Tony, BLMA made a lot of those, you will see...

    Tony,
    BLMA made a lot of those, you will see them listed on eBay quite a bit, of course, now that you're looking for them, they'll be scarce.

    Atlas did buy BLMA a few years ago and they were...
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    Thank you sir for posting those.

    Thank you sir for posting those.
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    That's some nice looking trackwork there!

    That's some nice looking trackwork there!
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    Ah got it. If it had a two piece light board to...

    Ah got it.
    If it had a two piece light board to start with, then it's not a SD40-2, it's probably an older SD40 before they changed the frames to accept a drop in board....
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    OK, I just read through the thread a few times...

    OK,
    I just read through the thread a few times and the lights clicked.
    Not going to be of any help here but I see you're using a the 2 piece TCS CN-GP board for a KATO SD40-2 loco.

    Why are you...
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