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  1. Thread: NJ Transit

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    I did a comprehensive search and came to the...

    I did a comprehensive search and came to the conclusion that none of the N scale manufacturers have done any NJ Transit locomotives or rolling stock.
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    Well done, indeed!

    Well done, indeed!
  3. With brass (or any other copper alloys) you can...

    With brass (or any other copper alloys) you can skip the primer if you 'pickle' the metal with vinegar.

    Use full strength regular white vinegar (5%) from the grocery store and soak the metal for...
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    Try using one of those bottles that flavored...

    Try using one of those bottles that flavored coffee creamer comes in.

    The pour spout looks just about right for pouring ballast.
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    That's posting is nice, Dave. I just want to...

    That's posting is nice, Dave.

    I just want to mention that you have to have SCARM in you computer to view it files.
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    These photos on this web site hint at a color...

    These photos on this web site hint at a color similar to what you describe:

    http://www.con-cor.com/N4000page9.html
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    This may help: ...

    This may help:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Southern+Pacific:+Twin+stack+cars&rlz=1T4NCHC_enUS621US621&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=pfzxVJqPEMb1oATBrYGoCA&ved=0CB4QsAQ&biw=1567&bih=719
    ...
  8. A photo of the brass card would help. I...

    A photo of the brass card would help.

    I suspect that you should use a cutting tool like rail nippers:

    http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Xuron-Tools-p/xur-90028.htm

    ...... or a small pair of...
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    Have you thought about using trestle bridges? ...

    Have you thought about using trestle bridges?

    To my eye they are the most beautiful bridges ever built.

    They don't have to be wooden bridges. Steel or iron can be beautiful, too.
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    I would be a bit leery of an European DCC system....

    I would be a bit leery of an European DCC system.

    It may not completely conform to the NMRA standards and practices.

    It also may not be completely compatible with the JMRA standards.

    It...
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    My Bucket List is far more exotic than just...

    My Bucket List is far more exotic than just railroad related things such as:

    To visit Machu Pichu by riding the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, Peru.
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    Here is a start: ...

    Here is a start:
    ...
  13. Some interesting commentary on the value of America's short line railroads.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn71ZIB-dfM
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    Apparently GHQ's quality control is slipping,...

    Apparently GHQ's quality control is slipping, and/or their molds are in serious need of repair or replacement.

    I suggest that you send them the pictures and a polite note explaining your...
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    I recommend that you think about a 3x4 layout...

    I recommend that you think about a 3x4 layout instead of a 2x4. Specially if you want the second loop.

    The 180 degree curves at the ends of a 2x4 would be only an 11 inch radius (22 inch diameter)...
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    Some 24 gage wire will make nice round rungs for...

    Some 24 gage wire will make nice round rungs for a wooden ladder.

    If you make the sides of the ladder out of a soft wood such as balsa, you can just stick the wire rungs into the sides without...
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    French is a beautiful Royal language. Specially...

    French is a beautiful Royal language. Specially when spoken correctly.

    OTFan, you should continue to communicate with Elwood in French to help him understand our English language postings.
    ...
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    If the transition is too fast you may have...

    If the transition is too fast you may have problems with the couplers coming undone.

    I suggest that you experiment a bit with your trains before you make the final installation.
  19. Bachmann will replace it for you for no charge...

    Bachmann will replace it for you for no charge because of their lifetime warrantee policy.

    Sometimes they will simply replace it with a new one.

    Here is the repair shop:
    ...
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    I recommend the Old Spice decoderizent in the...

    I recommend the Old Spice decoderizent in the rub-on stick form.
  21. What you have in the photo looks pretty good to...

    What you have in the photo looks pretty good to me.
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    The era you are modeling may have some influence...

    The era you are modeling may have some influence on what you choose for the risers.

    Modern eras would use concrete pillars, either square or round.

    Historical eras would use iron or steel...
  23. One method I like is to install a false basement...

    One method I like is to install a false basement on the bottom of the structure.

    It can be cement blocks and mortar, rock and mortar, brick and mortar, or poured concrete.

    Small basement...
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    She is gorgeous!! I may be in love again.

    She is gorgeous!! I may be in love again.
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    I think therein lies the problem.

    I think therein lies the problem.
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