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  1. If I recall correctly, I believe that John...

    If I recall correctly, I believe that John Allen’s famous Gorre and Daphetid went up in flames after he died when some of his friends ran a last operating session and forgot to turn some power switch...
  2. Thread: Lighting Question

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    I had this problem a few years back when making a...

    I had this problem a few years back when making a marquee for a movie theater. I tried a number of things and wound up using a small piece of light diffusing plastic - the kind they use for hanging...
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    Looks great - City Classics does something look...

    Looks great - City Classics does something look me this in N scale already (without the lights) and not as expensive. I haven’t tried them yet.

    cityclassics.biz
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    I have also found 4mm to be about right....

    I have also found 4mm to be about right. Officially “to scale” 4mm is too long, however, when compressing the world 1:160, sometimes things that are truly to scale don’t show up very well.
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    Looks great. I agree that the waviness helps with...

    Looks great. I agree that the waviness helps with the illusion - sort of like heat rising over an asphalt road on a hot day. Nice work!
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    So while we’re discussing vacuums, what do people...

    So while we’re discussing vacuums, what do people use? I’ve tried a battery operated “hobby” micro-vac, which had no power; and currently use a corded mini-vac, which works well but is clumsy to use....
  7. Thread: Tracks on Fire!

    by danb
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    Don’t try this at home.....or perhaps some...

    Don’t try this at home.....or perhaps some flickering red nano LEDs strategically placed around turnouts?
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    I just laid down an area with static grass and...

    I just laid down an area with static grass and noticed the blue tinge. I’ve used WS scenic cement a lot (all of my ballast) and non-static grass and never noted this before. Maybe something about the...
  9. UP Heritage Caboose

    I was searching high and low for a UP caboose to go with my now fixed FEF and armor yellow UP tender set. Why are there so few cabooses available? Found this N Scale Collector/Intermountain UP...
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Just to clarify: the...

    Thanks for the suggestions. Just to clarify: the frog is wired to the switch contact on the Tortoise, which switches rail polarity depending on which way it’s thrown. In any case, when I measure...
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    I’ve had to resolder these wires on several BLI...

    I’ve had to resolder these wires on several BLI diesels, so good first spot to check.
  12. That set looks nice. I may try it also. I tend to...

    That set looks nice. I may try it also. I tend to favor using brushes with squared off tips (I think they are referred to as flats, chisels or shaders) as they seem to give me a bit more control than...
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    Trouble with Peco Electrofrog

    I need some advice from our electronics gurus. I have several Peco Electrofrogs on my layout and have wired them all the same, but am having trouble with one. Some locos will cross it without a...
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    WP&P: Oh my! What is that hanging atop the door...

    WP&P: Oh my! What is that hanging atop the door to your cabin? Moose: are you missin somethin?

    cid: welcome to the forum. A great place to get advice from a creative and supportive community of n...
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    Hey. Those are vintage sprues. Very much in...

    Hey. Those are vintage sprues. Very much in demand by serious collectors.
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    Looks great. The shoulders came out really well....

    Looks great. The shoulders came out really well. Can't wait to see how it looks ballasted.
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    Can never hurt to contact the seller or even...

    Can never hurt to contact the seller or even Rapido directly. They may say "sorry," but if you don't ask....I have been pleasantly surprised on occasion by a retailer who was more concerned with...
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    Hidden track surveillance

    Problem: The City of Los Angeles enters the long tunnel (under the mountain which hides where the end of my upper and lower level dogbones curve around on top of each other). It then emerges from the...
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    Let us know how you like it. I ordered a jar but...

    Let us know how you like it. I ordered a jar but haven’t used it yet.
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    I’d settle right now for smaller keep alives...

    I’d settle right now for smaller keep alives built into all DCC decoders. That would solve 90% of my frustration with live rail DCC.
  21. Mac: which Facebook site?

    Mac: which Facebook site?
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    I have had these wires break on three trucks on...

    I have had these wires break on three trucks on two BLI Alco PAs. Soldering them back on did the trick, but I wonder how many times I can keep doing this before the wires begin to get frayed or too...
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    Kato Lighting Sets

    I have seen two different versions of the Kato lighting sets for passenger cars being advertised. For the 6 piece set, one is 11-212 and the other is 11-214. I have read on other forums that the...
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    I went to the Faller website - I could only find...

    I went to the Faller website - I could only find HO versions of the car system. Gordon, I assume yours is N scale.
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    https://youtu.be/eOZ7EWtwofM Video posted....

    https://youtu.be/eOZ7EWtwofM

    Video posted. Moose stampede avoided.
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