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    Depends on a particular union's constitution....

    Depends on a particular union's constitution. Ours says ballots not returned are treated as if they voted with the majority.
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    Well, as usual it seems it's a repeat of that ol'...

    Well, as usual it seems it's a repeat of that ol' horses and water adage.

    Hard to imagine which "professional" devised this, unless you're referring to something from a track plan book from the...
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    What are you using for reference material as you...

    What are you using for reference material as you draw out this track plan? What I'm seeing is the typical newcomer's ideas -- a lot of track going every which way, kinda like a slot car set.
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    Well, the PEB doesn't "mandate" anything; it just...

    Well, the PEB doesn't "mandate" anything; it just makes recommendations to the POTUS. The carriers and unions can accept or reject those recommendations.

    Four unions had rejected the PEB...
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    Based on the sentiment within my local's email...

    Based on the sentiment within my local's email thread, there's a very good chance my union could vote down the tentative agreement. Then the strike clock will start again unless Congress intervenes....
  6. We've seen this particular movie with the same...

    We've seen this particular movie with the same cast five or six times before in the past several years on various forums.

    Building too much layout too fast with too little planning leads to this....
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    Right, because there's nothing more damaging to...

    Right, because there's nothing more damaging to society than the middle class and working poor fighting for decent wages, safe working conditions, sick days like your boss gets, quality health care...
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    Yes, I do. Lots and lots of details. Like, it's...

    Yes, I do. Lots and lots of details. Like, it's not just the engineers. It's at least four unions, with others pending.

    But first, please, you'll need to go back and spell "railroad" correctly.:-/
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    I use 1/8" tempered hardboard for fascias. Get...

    I use 1/8" tempered hardboard for fascias. Get the lumber yard to rip it into 12" widths for you. If you'll have an area where something wider than that is needed, be sure to make note of it!
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    I've used .060" styrene as well for backdrops,...

    I've used .060" styrene as well for backdrops, and can attest to its ease of installation, and once primed it holds flat wall paint very well. Have not tried it for fascias, but can't see any reason...
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    Can't go wrong with a good how-to manual. 126640

    Can't go wrong with a good how-to manual.
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    Except I never seem to get enough time. ...:D

    Except I never seem to get enough time. ...:D
  13. Yep, and darned near foolproof!

    Yep, and darned near foolproof!
  14. :D:lol::D:lol:

    :D:lol::D:lol:
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    If I tallied that up for a response to your post,...

    If I tallied that up for a response to your post, I'd really have to bill you for my time and expenses.
  16. The same thing I asked.:)

    The same thing I asked.:)
  17. Are the other ends of the two pieces of rail...

    Are the other ends of the two pieces of rail isolated from each other?
  18. Why not just go with 100 percent flextrack? In...

    Why not just go with 100 percent flextrack? In addition to better overall appearance, you'll be able to include transition curves (spiral easements) that eliminate trains "lurching" into curves,...
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    Seems indeed that caution is in order here. I've...

    Seems indeed that caution is in order here. I've ordered a few items from NSS as well, but now? Well, there are other online vendors. ...
  20. Sticky: Not even close; not even 5% of the asking price.

    Not even close; not even 5% of the asking price.
  21. Sticky: "So, honey, I made up a really good but phony...

    "So, honey, I made up a really good but phony story about this $200 Lionel castoff and slapped a $40,000 price tag on it.

    "Gotta be someone somewhere dumb enough to bite on this."
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    From what I gather, the military modelers are...

    From what I gather, the military modelers are likely deluging Archer with orders.

    Sad to see one of the hobbies' success stories closing its doors.
  23. Happy birthday, you Mt. Dew drinkin', Rock...

    Happy birthday, you Mt. Dew drinkin', Rock Island-lovin', loco-paintin' ol' grump! :D
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  24. If the turnouts are out of reach, how did you...

    If the turnouts are out of reach, how did you manage to solder jumper wires to the rails, or solder rail joints, or even lay the track? Why would you even build, much less design, a layout where you...
  25. Solder jumpers from the points to the closure...

    Solder jumpers from the points to the closure rails, right around the gap. #30 decoder wire or magnet will do.

    IPA will not do any good. It's a myth that it's a long-term fix for cleaning anything...
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