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    Good for you. It has been mentioned, oh, just a...

    Good for you. It has been mentioned, oh, just a few times, in this thread. :) You WILL really enjoy it and learn so much.

    One of the parts I found intriguing about is was how he explains how...
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    Doug gave me a lot of help last year. You might...

    Doug gave me a lot of help last year. You might be interested in the link in this post of mine: #99

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?15459-Monopoly-and-Octopus-RR-Layout/page3
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    That's a good effort, re your post #15, not the...

    That's a good effort, re your post #15, not the later ones.
    Your thread title is "lessons learned and..." but I suggest you go all the way back to Sumner's post #4 and the yard run around track. ...
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    The yard in #11 has the same disadvantages as...

    The yard in #11 has the same disadvantages as your original one, because you have now tucked it into a hard to reach corner, plus you have lined it up so it is almost impossible to "see" from the...
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    Always a good idea to practice, although when I...

    Always a good idea to practice, although when I did mine it was on sectional track, hence easier. In your practice(s), consider using C clamps or other handy devices to "encourage" stability in the...
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    Two things: scale and color. You're right about...

    Two things: scale and color. You're right about the scale, but it doesn't all have to the the same all over. Could be finer closer to the buildings and where people would walk. Color needs to be...
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    Track Planning for Realistic Operation by John...

    Track Planning for Realistic Operation by John Armstrong explains all the handy little tips & tricks. Suggested here: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?47497-Advice-to-hobby-newcomers I...
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    In my build/resurrecting my 30+ year old layout...

    In my build/resurrecting my 30+ year old layout thread in my signature, posts #77 & 78 on page two show exactly how I replaced a turnout, with photos. Just like post #2 here suggests.

    I agree...
  9. A good primer on both cleaning and maintaining...

    A good primer on both cleaning and maintaining electrical continuity on track is here:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?18676-Track-cleaning-Linn-Westcott-and-No-Ox
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    The last photo is pricless, like a before & after...

    The last photo is pricless, like a before & after shot. Great comparisons. And we thought it looked great even before the trees. :)
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    Good input. Then, yes, Tdjr is right. The...

    Good input. Then, yes, Tdjr is right. The switch machines work well with standard Atlas switch machine toggles, too. Wiring is simple: + & - are the directions depending which way you want them to...
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    Glad to hear you're back at it. Just consider it...

    Glad to hear you're back at it. Just consider it a "little bit of rearranging" the scenery...easy for me to say. :) Looks like you're getting there, super to hear you found that 1" foam.
  13. I had a similar experience, with an 0-6-0, same...

    I had a similar experience, with an 0-6-0, same guts I'll bet, just two more wheels forward.

    Pictures included here: ...
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    Nice work, particularly on those trestle tracks,...

    Nice work, particularly on those trestle tracks, great idea.

    Is there a reason the top of the mountain is so flat?
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    The Sauschwanzle Bahn was a great trip. Class 86...

    The Sauschwanzle Bahn was a great trip. Class 86 locomotive.

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    The eight wheeler locomotives should work, but...

    The eight wheeler locomotives should work, but those passenger cars won't look so good. I have a mix of 9, 11 and 19 curves on my layout, and guess what longer cars looks better on? I've limited...
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    I resurrected my 30+ year old layout last year...

    I resurrected my 30+ year old layout last year and learned about NoOx on this forum. I have been running trains since I NoOx'ed and burnished my rails for a year now with no track cleaning car. ...
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    Nice work. While I don't have the "I built...

    Nice work. While I don't have the "I built those turnouts" ability, I do recognize that's it's helpful if everything works properly. I have often said to myself:"So what if one doesn't work? from...
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    Here was my experience with a 2-6-0: ...

    Here was my experience with a 2-6-0: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?50131-Minitrix-BR24-Steam-Locomotive-Internal-Wiring

    They are devilish little fellas. Good luck.
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    Good to hear from you, wondered. Yes, take a...

    Good to hear from you, wondered. Yes, take a break, cover it if you think it will help. But please don't take it apart, please. Why? 'Cuz that scene in your first picture in your last post shows...
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    Reading...good. Depends on what you're reading,...

    Reading...good. Depends on what you're reading, too. :)

    This link in General Rail Discussions is a good start, and the books recommended have saved a lot of hobbyists a lot of grief. Like those...
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    They look great. I have a DB (German) commuter...

    They look great. I have a DB (German) commuter pair, one powered, that stopped working and I haven't gotten around to repairing, so leave them as a static display on a siding - it works. Not as...
  23. WP&P's ideas are great. Have you tried all the...

    WP&P's ideas are great. Have you tried all the screens but with different images on them? Maybe one that "continues" on to the next to see the effect of the bezels which show up clearly now perhaps...
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    We agree, see my last line in my post. ...

    We agree, see my last line in my post.





    Now we all agree. :):):)
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    There is a reason for this. You simply cannot...

    There is a reason for this. You simply cannot reach into many sections of the construction. Period. John Armstrong's NINE book taught me that, as do all other trusted reference materials...
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