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    Nice work, schedule22! Is this metal or plastic?

    Nice work, schedule22! Is this metal or plastic?
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    Good move! The matchstick bulkheading looks...

    Good move! The matchstick bulkheading looks great and appropriate.
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    Making great progress, OleSmokey!

    Making great progress, OleSmokey!
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    Absolutely, Komata! And no matter how...

    Absolutely, Komata! And no matter how prototypical one tries to make a model railroad, it is always in the modeler's own little world. I know that I exercise the "my railroad, my rules" fairly...
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    I use a couple of different techniques for...

    I use a couple of different techniques for cutting track. One is to simply use track nippers, cut a hair long and grind to length with the Dremel.

    Cutting with the Dremel and a fine wheel can be...
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    The TECO Train Show in Colorado Springs suffered...

    The TECO Train Show in Colorado Springs suffered from beautiful weather this weekend. Attendance by spectators was light. My brother flew in from Reno to assist and snapped these photos.

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    While ripped plywood is dimensionally stable, it...

    While ripped plywood is dimensionally stable, it is not mandatory for good benchwork. Straight hemlock or fir also make good joists.

    For an against-the-wall layout I might consider bathroom or...
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    I looked at that, but bought this step ladder...

    I looked at that, but bought this step ladder from Lowe's.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-Aluminum-2-Step/5000211405

    It works well for me.
  9. Sad, but understood. I've had sequential passions...

    Sad, but understood. I've had sequential passions over the years that have faded and given way to new interests. Best wishes, Michael!
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    Great report, schedule22!

    Great report, schedule22!
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    At a minimum, I would suggest 4 inches above the...

    At a minimum, I would suggest 4 inches above the tops of the trains, instead of measuring from the rails. I have had cause to regret less clearance. More would be better.
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    Interesting idea with the Velcro, ssoysal!

    Interesting idea with the Velcro, ssoysal!
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    Good to hear from you! I haven't had much trouble...

    Good to hear from you! I haven't had much trouble with the small turnouts on my German layout. I run a couple of trains with the engine pushing the passenger cars. Sometimes I do have to change to a...
  14. Sure would like to see a photo of that material,...

    Sure would like to see a photo of that material, Jenn Popp. Sounds interesting!
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    It fits the scene nicely!

    It fits the scene nicely!
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    Should use Lexel clear silicon adhesive to secure...

    Should use Lexel clear silicon adhesive to secure figures. It only takes the tiniest bit and then disappears. Apply with a toothpick, just barely enough to be visible.
  17. I'm not sure that I agree that the turntable...

    I'm not sure that I agree that the turntable takes the place of your turnaround track. The turntable can turn an engine, but the turnaround track can turn a whole train.

    But I definitely agree...
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    Getting ready for the TECO Train Show...

    Getting ready for the TECO Train Show here in Colorado Springs on the 17th & 18th. This will be the debut of the Alpenbahn Layout. Bunches of little details - what vehicles and buildings are not...
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    I think your tag line should read "Just another...

    I think your tag line should read "Just another skilled N scaler".
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    Hours exactly equal the number of hours not spent...

    Hours exactly equal the number of hours not spent on the Honey-do list. Expense is a state secret.

    It's a hobby, so who cares so long as the bills are paid and enough left over for other...
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    From time-to-time I have mentioned the...

    From time-to-time I have mentioned the predecessor to the Rheinland-Bayern Bahn layout. I believe I called it the Rheinland-Moseltalbahn. It was my first N scale layout, designed for my pleasure...
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    I have no experience with Unitrack, but I like your idea of a fold down extension.

    My track is Peco, but I have some Trix extendable track sections that would work well (with Peco) for what you...
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    Heckuva week to be in Phoenix, with the record...

    Heckuva week to be in Phoenix, with the record heat. Keep cool and take care of yourself my friend!
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    I hadn't thought of that. I wonder how it might...

    I hadn't thought of that. I wonder how it might look. May have to try it on some scrap foam; there are enough 2x2 ft pieces laying about from a failed attempt to insulate the door to the root...
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    How is the coal mine area coming along, Sumner?

    How is the coal mine area coming along, Sumner?
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