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    Back in the old days, all you had to do was...

    Back in the old days, all you had to do was change the decoder channel number (OK, it's not really a "channel") from 3 to the loco number and you were off to the races. Being able to use four (or,...
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    Looks like a good layout. First op session in...

    Looks like a good layout. First op session in January? Are we invited? :D

    Hmm.. SC to NH. Might need plane tickets. Amtrak possible, but overnight in coach Washington to Boston, no sleepers on the...
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    Loco Pulling Power

    I discovered yesterday that my Atlas GP38-2 won't quite pull 9 cars and a caboose up the 2.5% grade going west out of Newton. This is steeper than the actual grade on that line, but necessary to get...
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    At work we don't do ANY live electrical work. It...

    At work we don't do ANY live electrical work. It has to be locked out before the panel is opened. The main entrance panels are marked, "Do Not Open." This is because of arc flash hazard. We did go in...
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    The substation for the hospital in Laurinburg NC...

    The substation for the hospital in Laurinburg NC has a 24kV underground feed. The guy installing a fence for my "found" it (but did not penitrate it) when they told him there was nothing out there....
  6. I worked next to a lumber yard in 1979. They got...

    I worked next to a lumber yard in 1979. They got most of their lumber in all-door boxcars.
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    If you have a big layout and want to run the...

    If you have a big layout and want to run the servo wire from your central control station out 60' to a servo, your going to have problems. Bigger wire will help, but a servo is controlled by the...
  8. For Tortoise switch machines, there are contacts...

    For Tortoise switch machines, there are contacts on the switch machine that can be used for switching the frog polarity. These are the middle pins, 2-7. They are completely independent from the power...
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    It may not look like much yet, but I do have the...

    It may not look like much yet, but I do have the platform for the next section of the layout put together.

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    I've also got some signals working, but not quite the way I want them to yet.
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  10. Thread: The Soo's P-Line

    by Tim R
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    I think that Bennie has a secret contract with...

    I think that Bennie has a secret contract with the mooses. You've been stampeded! :D
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    Looking at G-Maps, and eyeballing it, it looks to...

    Looking at G-Maps, and eyeballing it, it looks to be about 700', or 52.5" in n scale. How much room you got? :D

    Rather than trying to do that, I'd suggest looking at NMRA RP-11, Curvature and...
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    Poll: Mine are black, with recessed controls.

    Mine are black, with recessed controls.
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    Sorry, but I'm nowhere near the tree making stage...

    Sorry, but I'm nowhere near the tree making stage on my layout, so haven't given it any thought. In the Piedmont area of NC I'll mostly need deciduous trees anyway.
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    Yes. If the loco doesn't have an 8 pin plug, just...

    Yes. If the loco doesn't have an 8 pin plug, just cut that off and wire it direct.
  15. Thread: Just starting

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    I like the idea of the branch being on a ridge to...

    I like the idea of the branch being on a ridge to hide the staging. You don't really have a "working" yard right now, but do you need one? On a layout this size the areas you asked about might be...
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    When it comes to wired decoders, as opposed to...

    When it comes to wired decoders, as opposed to drop in ones, there are only two selection criteria:
    1: Is the rated current enough to run the motor? This usually isn't a problem with N scale...
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    Tom, what do you use to strip the paint off of...

    Tom, what do you use to strip the paint off of you loco shells?

    Thanks.
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    These are a possibility, BLI with Dreadnaught...

    These are a possibility, BLI with Dreadnaught Ends. They're out of stock on Model Train Stuff, but you might find them on e-bay. The thumbnails at the bottom include cars with corrugated ends too....
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    I know people who use the 1157 bulb for short...

    I know people who use the 1157 bulb for short protection. In my opinion it passes too much current for safe use in N-scale. I would consider a good electronic circuit breaker such as the PSX. Yes,...
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    The information on locations of coaling and...

    The information on locations of coaling and watering facilities are included in the employee time tables, since the train crews need this information. While that shows their location, it doesn't...
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    The main part of my layout right now is about...

    The main part of my layout right now is about 54", and the height was dictated by how much it took to clear the lid of the washing machine underneath it. It will go higher and lower as the tracks...
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    I use a Cannon EOS T4 digital SLR. I put this on...

    I use a Cannon EOS T4 digital SLR. I put this on a tripod and crank the aperture as small as it will go. This seems to do pretty well without bothering with focus stacking.
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    Sticky: I would be happy to provide a donation to keep...

    I would be happy to provide a donation to keep this forum going and free to all comers. I support several sites on Patreon that way. A little badge on the name block (or whatever you call that ID...
  24. One thing to think about at any bulk...

    One thing to think about at any bulk loading/unloading facility, you should have room for both the emptys and the loads. Otherwise, the mine can't load them. Since looking at about 6 cars, leave...
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    I was under the weather last week, but have been...

    I was under the weather last week, but have been laboring this Labor Day weekend! :D At least on the railroad instead of at work. I've now got four signals on the layout. Two are a pair of train...
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