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    I have a hard time believing there are enough...

    I have a hard time believing there are enough drivers, tractors, and trailers to handle all the freight shipped by rail.
  2. Or the insulator is bad. I've had a few over the...

    Or the insulator is bad. I've had a few over the years that got worn out from re-use. If they split in the middle on the inside, the rails can touch and you would never see it.
    That little slice...
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    It's a hobby. Not really concerned about the...

    It's a hobby. Not really concerned about the cost and time.
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    If you have a metal paint scraper, you can use it...

    If you have a metal paint scraper, you can use it to slide under the ties and cut the silicone. I have one that I ground a sharpened edge on just for that purpose.
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    Great idea!! Gonna have to steal that for my...

    Great idea!! Gonna have to steal that for my supplies :)
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    Judging from their web site, their signals may be...

    Judging from their web site, their signals may be designed to work with their control circuits.

    I would recommend giving them a call at the number on their web-page:...
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    That might work, though you would need to test it...

    That might work, though you would need to test it in-situ with an ohm-meter. You wouldn't want the resistance to be to low. Plus, the resistance will probably vary depending on the amount of paint...
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    You can also use conductive paint. Superglue the...

    You can also use conductive paint. Superglue the resister to the axle, then paint on the connections to the wheels.

    Here are some example products from Amazon:...
  9. I learned years ago that you can cut the MT...

    I learned years ago that you can cut the MT magnets in half and they'll still work. Still do that today as a money saver. Requires more precise positioning of the cars but that's just an added...
  10. You need enough slack for the MT couplers to...

    You need enough slack for the MT couplers to disengage.
    I've found that on a level surface, I sometimes have to reverse the train to get enough slack.

    I would place the magnet on the uphill...
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    Let's get this started !!!

    I'm surprised this thread has no posts yet.

    So to start it off:

    Micro Mark: https://www.micromark.com/
    Fast Tracks: https://www.handlaidtrack.com/tools
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    Microtrains sale

    Micro-Trains is having a 25% off sale through July 25

    discount code: HOTNZ

    https://micro-trains.com/
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    You could always write it off by saying that one...

    You could always write it off by saying that one part of the building was built at a later date. Over time, even the same brick from the same supplier may differ in color due to minor differences in...
  14. Old printers/scanners/copiers are an excellent...

    Old printers/scanners/copiers are an excellent source of gears and stepper motors. I use the glass from an old copier as a flat surface for sanding and gluing.
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    Inconsiderate window shoppers sticking their face...

    Inconsiderate window shoppers sticking their face to the glass, again?
  16. You forgot to tell her that the old bathroom is...

    You forgot to tell her that the old bathroom is the new train room? :eek:
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    It's usually figuring out what the problem is...

    It's usually figuring out what the problem is that's the hard part...
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    The first thing I would check is the drive train...

    The first thing I would check is the drive train from the motor all the way to the wheels. Make sure there are no hairballs or other foreign stuff. Inspect the gears closely for any broken or...
  19. Was able to view with no problem. Great job!

    Was able to view with no problem.

    Great job!
  20. Managed Sunday night to get out my rock molds and...

    Managed Sunday night to get out my rock molds and the spackle.

    My rock molds are homemade, made by painting several layers of liquid latex onto some petrified wood.

    Here's where I made the...
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    If the wheels and axles are molded plastic as a...

    If the wheels and axles are molded plastic as a unit then they're not adjustable. These would have to be replaced if out of gauge.

    If the wheels are metal and a metal axle goes through a plastic...
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    Copy that statement.

    Copy that statement.
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    Most of my other hobbies are directly or...

    Most of my other hobbies are directly or indirectly related to my model trains:

    Woodworking, painting, sculpting, electronics.

    Also enjoy cooking and used to enjoy fishing. Haven't been...
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    "Glass Files"

    Interesting review of "glass files". Gonna have to add these to my "To Buy" list.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxwCVO4nivo&list=WL
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    1. Check the wheel spacing with your NMRA track...

    1. Check the wheel spacing with your NMRA track gauge.
    2. Make sure all wheels are rolling freely.
    3. Check to make sure the truck assembly is swiveling freely and not binding.
    4. Also check that...
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