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    Good idea, looks promising. If you want...

    Good idea, looks promising. If you want something on stalks rather than low to the ground, Silflor makes "blossom tufts" that are basically 2mm grass tufts with "blossoms" on the ends:
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    Shouldn't be an issue. At least, I've never...

    Shouldn't be an issue. At least, I've never noticed it as an issue.

    And yeah, what Tom said. Great backdrop.
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    My son has been wanting to add a water fall, so...

    My son has been wanting to add a water fall, so here we go. We built up a section at the very back of the canyon, under the bridge (which is removed in the picture below). That WS "Deep Pour" resin...
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    I don't have those kits or a close up picture of...

    I don't have those kits or a close up picture of them so I'm not sure if this is quite what you're looking for, but this is Evergreen "board and batten" siding, .075" spacing.

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    Somebody clearly needs to do a better job of...

    Somebody clearly needs to do a better job of ballasting. Take a soft brush and clear all that excess ballast off the tops of the ties before wetting with isopropyl alcohol and then applying the...
  6. Thread: Nskale's Layout

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    Well said. That's coming along nicely.

    Well said. That's coming along nicely.
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    For all of the models you listed, if they have...

    For all of the models you listed, if they have knuckle shaped couplers, they should couple together. I phrase it that way because most (if not all) used to make stuff with Rapido couplers, but I'm...
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    You might also consider easements, which means...

    You might also consider easements, which means easing the transition from the straight track into the curve. A true easement is a spiral curve where the radius narrows along the length of the...
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    Ditch that Kato transition piece. As the others...

    Ditch that Kato transition piece. As the others have mentioned, Kato is code 80 and you can match it up to other code 80 by simply pulling off the unijoiners and using regular rail joiners. The...
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    I've been satisfied with that, and personally I...

    I've been satisfied with that, and personally I only bother changing the couplers if I have something that is giving me issues - which hasn't been very often. I like MT and Atlas Accumates better...
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    I agree with Intermodalman. For a small layout...

    I agree with Intermodalman. For a small layout (which implies a relatively short train) and 40-50 foot cars, I just wouldn't worry about it. My last layout was HCD sized, 11" minimum radius, and I...
  12. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    So I'm not quite sure, but I think you have the...

    So I'm not quite sure, but I think you have the right leg of the L set up as sort of a twice around, where a train can come from the left side of the L, go under the bridge to the back of the layout,...
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    Then companion it is. I try to make it a point...

    Then companion it is. I try to make it a point not to argue with house sized, mythical beasts :)
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    Looks like somebody brought their pet dragon home...

    Looks like somebody brought their pet dragon home :) It all looks great.
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    Be careful of the reach to that interchange at...

    Be careful of the reach to that interchange at the top. With the expanded benchwork to accommodate that turnout to the dock and grain ship, that's over three feet. It will be difficult to deal with...
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    Welcome. I'm a fan of HCD size layouts. I think...

    Welcome. I'm a fan of HCD size layouts. I think they're big enough to try different things and not look too cramped, yet small enough to not take forever. I also like GN, though I prefer the...
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    I didn't see exactly where that was, just be...

    I didn't see exactly where that was, just be aware that 9 3/4 might limit what you can run through there. Some (especially larger) steam won't make it. The vast majority of diesels will on their...
  18. Thread: USPS Issues

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    That can actually be a really hard question to...

    That can actually be a really hard question to discuss right now. Cost, but given that the US is just over a month away from a presidential election where there will almost certainly be a record...
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    Might be worth checking out this thread for...

    Might be worth checking out this thread for ideas: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?42007-Lakeshore-Cabins&styleid=4

    I don't know if it will directly answer your question on siding...
  20. Thread: DCC or DCC++?

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    I don't know how many folks (besides Sumner) on...

    I don't know how many folks (besides Sumner) on the forum are using DCC++. Normally we have all kinds of opinions around here :)
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    I opened a whole new can of worms with a WS "Just...

    I opened a whole new can of worms with a WS "Just Plug" starter set for lights. The blue house was the first experiment. I pulled out the clear plastic windows, painted the inside of the wall and...
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    Looks like quite a layout you have going there. ...

    Looks like quite a layout you have going there. Most folks put their build thread under this section: https://www.nscale.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?108-Layouts-Design-amp-Planning

    Just use the...
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    I hardwired a DZ 123 (along with a LED and...

    I hardwired a DZ 123 (along with a LED and resistor) in a Bachmann F7 several years ago - I couldn't find anything that would be a straight drop in replacement. Maybe you'll have better luck with a...
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    Yikes, for that crew I be that was exciting for a minute there.
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    The river bed looks great, and the crossing for...

    The river bed looks great, and the crossing for the vehicles is a neat idea. One suggestion for elsewhere on the layout is to break up the absolute flatness just a bit. Even where the desert is...
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