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    To continue on: The background backdrop and...

    To continue on:

    The background backdrop and scenic divider are both represented in light purple on the layout diagram below.

    The backdrop along the wall should be straightforward to emplace.
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    Well done!

    Well done!
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    I have been thinking about that. This is what...

    I have been thinking about that.

    This is what I have at the moment as a plan to use that 2 x 4 future expansion addition, and how I am currently planning to integrate it into the layout.

    I had...
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    The first portion of my track purchasing for my...

    The first portion of my track purchasing for my new layout arrives Friday. Soon Phase I will be complete!



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    Just a note: the entire left side of the layout is open and accessible: the...
  5. Thank you! Just wanted to know before I decided...

    Thank you! Just wanted to know before I decided to order one.
  6. Walthers Northern Light & Power Building Kit

    There's a large overhead door on one side of this building.

    Would an open top hopper with a coal load be able to fit though this doorway if I ran the spur through the building rather than beside...
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    Thank you! And thanks for posting the image. I...

    Thank you! And thanks for posting the image. I have saved it to my layout file.
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    First part of my new track order should be here...

    First part of my new track order should be here next week. I've been working out how I'll wire it and will be asking appropriate questions in the appropriate forum. Since I have a 2" thick foam board...
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    Kato appears to be Code 80 or thereabouts,...

    Kato appears to be Code 80 or thereabouts, correct?
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    Kato / Atlas Adapter

    I see that Kato sells a small track section to which you may attach an Atlas sectional track piece. As I already have some Atlas track I was thinking I might be able to use it to enable me to use...
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    Wow I sure didn't expected to set a cascade loose...

    Wow I sure didn't expected to set a cascade loose ;-)

    Basically I prefer function over form when it comes to couplers: thus my initial desire to go all Rapido, as when last I had a model railroad...
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    OK then. I looked around a bit and have seen...

    OK then. I looked around a bit and have seen several different couplers, so is there a particular one which is more common, or are they mutually compatible as long as they are knuckle couplers?
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    Rapido Couplers Uncommon Now?

    Getting back into this hobby after more than a decade and I was used to Rapido style couplers being very common. I guess that isn't the case anymore? Or maybe that's just my local hobby shop?
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    Nickel Plate Berkshire ordered and en-route.

    Nickel Plate Berkshire ordered and en-route.
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    Thank you!. The difference in the #4 and #6 packs...

    Thank you!. The difference in the #4 and #6 packs was indeed the confusion on my part.
  16. Happy Birthday!!

    Happy Birthday!!
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    Kato #6 Turnout Pack Question

    I am putting together an order for Kato Unitrack. Its hard to tell from the photo in the catalogue, so would anyone be able to verify whether or not the #6 turnouts from Kato come with a section of...
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    Methods of Mounting a Scene Divider

    I am working on creating a 4' x 8' layout and I'd like to run a scenic panel down the middle of the long axis of the table to divide the layout in two.

    What are the methods that you have used to...
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    I did get the cart a little bit before the horse...

    I did get the cart a little bit before the horse tonight: after talking with the wife she encouraged me to order my favorite locomotive. It doesn't go with my theme or era but its one I've always...
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    Two things I realized I need to do before I go...

    Two things I realized I need to do before I go along too much further:

    1. Improve the lighting in the room where I will be building this layout (its an 11' x 11' bedroom with a single ceiling...
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    Hm. I think I'll need to learn the terminology...

    Hm. I think I'll need to learn the terminology better. I looked up railroad classifications. I realized was thinking something along the lines of what the contemporary Wheeling & Lake Erie is these...
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    Reworked this a little and I do like the yard (7)...

    Reworked this a little and I do like the yard (7) a lot better.

    The other change I did came as a consequence of working in a crossover in as opposed to the double slip switch. As I was swapping...
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    Thanks for all the input! -WP&P: I will...

    Thanks for all the input!

    -WP&P: I will definitely consider that suggestion for the interchange yard, and also will think about the double crossover on the west side. I could always start with the...
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    After reading a lot of posts on both planning and...

    After reading a lot of posts on both planning and operational basics of a model railroad I took another good look at my initial rail plan.

    I think I had too many spurs (sort of like having spurs...
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    Followed the link and on that page it looks like...

    Followed the link and on that page it looks like its just sound. Then I dug around on that site (Bachmann) and found the same part by number listed as DCC....
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