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    I ordered a couple. They will work well on my...

    I ordered a couple. They will work well on my layout.
  2. Things were slow to start here in Vegas. I just...

    Things were slow to start here in Vegas. I just sold a friend a bunch of modules, I’m building myself some new ones (I’ll post pics here in a couple weeks), and I’m doing a build party as soon as...
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    I going to start loading up on boxcars, plus I'm...

    I going to start loading up on boxcars, plus I'm ordering some bridges for a new module. Plus I made a Shapeways order to get more coupler boxes for my True-Scale couplers. Fun fun.
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    porkypine52 I think you are a day late for that...

    porkypine52 I think you are a day late for that joke. It's too bad, that would be perfect for my new layout.
  5. grweldon build the FreemoN and like minded people...

    grweldon build the FreemoN and like minded people will gravitate to you. Every area just needs one person to be the catalyst. Get on the FB groups and people will start popping out of the woodwork.
  6. Thread: Fun Ratios

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    Going with what is on the layout your math would...

    Going with what is on the layout your math would be a little different:
    Equipment per sq/ft of layout (35/15): 2.3
    Cars per industry (35/7): 5

    And that is a nice balance. I think you might want...
  7. Thread: Fun Ratios

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    These numbers are pretty close to the new layout...

    These numbers are pretty close to the new layout I'm designing. I'm thinking of dropping to 36 square feet. 2 locos, and 30 freight cars. That would be pretty close to your 1:1 ratio.
  8. Thread: Fun Ratios

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    Fun Ratios

    I haven't left my house in a week and the fleet size thread got me thinking about various things. There are some impressive collections here. There are also some great layouts here. A few of my...
  9. Thread: Dream steam !!!

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    I do have a GHQ kit I’m about half done putting...

    I do have a GHQ kit I’m about half done putting together!
  10. Thread: Dream steam !!!

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    Northern Pacific W-3...

    Northern Pacific W-3
    https://live.staticflickr.com/1491/25539385544_b11b8c1caf_b.jpg
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    Wow, it's amazing how 10 years flies by. I'm...

    Wow, it's amazing how 10 years flies by. I'm trying to downsize my fleet. I have more than I need (again).
    18 diesels
    1 steam engine
    120 pieces of rolling stock (down from 240). Still mostly...
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    Plastruct makes some decent styrene stairs. They...

    Plastruct makes some decent styrene stairs. They come in white or black styrene.
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    I just got an email from them saying the samples...

    I just got an email from them saying the samples are back. Most real rock ballast will darken for the reason nicki6 said, it’s the dust coming off. Try Smith & Sons off you are looking for some...
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    After checking whet the others suggested, you...

    After checking whet the others suggested, you could add a shim above the box to drop it down.
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    I strip it off, otherwise you will see the...

    I strip it off, otherwise you will see the factory pad printing through your new paint. You won't see the color, but you will see the elevation changes. Stripping is pretty easy and it gives you a...
  16. Bronman, I feel your pain. I remember the...

    Bronman, I feel your pain. I remember the heartache on every pup we've had to put down (we have had Great Danes for 15 years now). Dogs are better people than most people I know.
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    Poll: ranulf I print with a Photon and it is still a...

    ranulf I print with a Photon and it is still a little brittle. I have done handrails on some equipment and it will survive a USPS shipping if picked right. For buildings it is more than durable...
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    Poll: I’ve bought 3D printer details myself, even a 2...

    I’ve bought 3D printer details myself, even a 2 car garage. I did get a printer last year, and I’ve been printing all sorts of things from vehicles to freight cars. I would be more interested in...
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    I think building the layout in a modular design...

    I think building the layout in a modular design is a smart way to go. It makes it easier to work on messy projects outside, get to underside wiring, and move when the time comes.
  20. Thread: Tree Sizes

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    It depends on the variety of tree (I have...

    It depends on the variety of tree (I have different types on my layout). Generally speaking I run 1-1/2” to 3-1/2”
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    That foam is not great for working with on a...

    That foam is not great for working with on a layout. Unless it’s just filler under a paper mache mountain, I would toss it out.
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    I agree with Intermodalman. 2/3 of my engines are...

    I agree with Intermodalman. 2/3 of my engines are LokSound equipped. At home on my layout, it adds so much depth to running, it’s amazing. From starting the engine in the shed, to blowing crossings,...
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    Great engine choice! You have a wide variety of...

    Great engine choice! You have a wide variety of rolling sticks choices. Really anything with a build date of 1980 or later. The older cars are still around and the newer ones are mixed in.

    I...
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    I use Axian cases. Worth every penny. Mine are...

    I use Axian cases. Worth every penny. Mine are probably 10 years old now, and are still in great shape. I left my rolling stock in then when I moved. 1500 miles with the moving company and not one...
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    Why do people always presume the plan is to...

    Why do people always presume the plan is to eliminate NG? We just had a nice meeting with several power plant owners at my office. No plan in the next 50 years to reduce NG, in fact they are...
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