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  1. Nothing added, stock jumpers. Peco seems to...

    Nothing added, stock jumpers.

    Peco seems to feel otherwise. Had I known or thought of this, I would of gone with their 'Insufrog' version. My concern at the time was I was coming from the Atlas...
  2. No ballast or paint. How about No-Ox which I...

    No ballast or paint.
    How about No-Ox which I have, but haven't used?

    I have a copy of that cleaning post. ;)
  3. Without scenery it wasn't too much a problem 11...

    Without scenery it wasn't too much a problem 11 years ago when this was in it's early stages. The layout sat for almost all the time for other reasons.
    I can reach the turnouts for cleaning, but...
  4. Much easier said then done. Most of my turnouts...

    Much easier said then done. Most of my turnouts are out of reach for soldering.
    And the Deoxit D5?
  5. Peco "Elecro Frog" Turnouts; points contact issues

    I'm having problems with the points of these Peco turnouts (N Scale) failing as far as electrical contacts. I have used 99% Isopropyl Alcohol and Deoxit D5 (not together) on the contact portions of...
  6. I would have to try it. I received the MT...

    I would have to try it.

    I received the MT magnet set (2) and discovered that the N & S poles are centered around the sides of the magnets which makes sense based on the direction the 'trip pin' is...
  7. The poles of those way too small magnets are top...

    The poles of those way too small magnets are top & bottom. I tried re-orientating them but it didn't make any difference.
    I got the suggestment and link elsewhere which I wished I didn't take. :(
    ...
  8. I received my 1st set (of 2 sizes) of Neo magnets...

    I received my 1st set (of 2 sizes) of Neo magnets I ordered from China (a week earlier than the earliest estimate no less).
    I tried these Neo magnets and they pull the couplers together no matter ...
  9. I moved the magnet up again another 1/2 to 3/4...

    I moved the magnet up again another 1/2 to 3/4 inch just past the crest and it improved uncoupling. Up from around 25% uncoupling to around 75% of the cars.
    With the MT magnet 50x7x3mm (measured)...
  10. All truck mount. That's seems to be a awfully...

    All truck mount. That's seems to be a awfully steep incline. :eek:
  11. The area around the top of the hump is straight...

    The area around the top of the hump is straight and the crest is not sharp.
  12. Well above my pay grade..............

    Well above my pay grade..............
  13. What was the solution?? I'm using simple SPST...

    What was the solution??
    I'm using simple SPST on-off switches w/ a PCB adapter Kevin made for the occasion.
  14. I have some more stronger magnets ordered.

    I have some more stronger magnets ordered.
  15. Cars not uncoupling at crest of the hump

    Most cars are MT truck mounted couplers, the others are Atlas accumate.

    Long story short; the 'trip pin' of the lead car doesn't appear to be opening up when coupled to the 2nd car at the crest...
  16. There shouldn't be that much downward pressure,...

    There shouldn't be that much downward pressure, should there?
  17. From post #11, here is the same area with...

    From post #11, here is the same area with Hydrocal applied with some limited detailing (no paint).

    The last attachment, is a shot with a number of small, flattish rock castings added (no glue)....
  18. Here is the same area as the 2nd attachment in my...

    Here is the same area as the 2nd attachment in my OP with gray talus applied.
  19. I was referring to 'tinting' the mix before...

    I was referring to 'tinting' the mix before applying it. Is that what you were referring to?
    I'm good at waiting, this layout started in 2011. :rolleyes:
  20. It was the 1st time I used this. Would any of the...

    It was the 1st time I used this. Would any of the liquid dyes or paints work?
    Oh, I used WS tools to mix and apply it.
  21. Anyone else on the age issue? Still a...

    Anyone else on the age issue? Still a considerable difference between 10 & 25+ years. ;)
    Did the closeup on those pics look ok for the SM?
  22. I was told the opposite that it was suppose to be...

    I was told the opposite that it was suppose to be smooth like plaster. How about age? If it was in a sealed plastic bag after say, 25 years (yea I know) would that be a problem?
    BTW, it is painted,...
  23. Funny you mentioned rock molds as I have a set of...

    Funny you mentioned rock molds as I have a set of molds that I just made two 'batches' of. BUT, where they will go doesn't look right. I tried them a few ways, but it just doesn't do it.

    See these...
  24. Here's questions about Lightweight Spackling...

    Here's questions about Lightweight Spackling Compound;
    Can that be used to make rocks from molds?
    Would that have any trouble sticking to these surfaces, painted?
  25. That was where those stones came from? I...

    That was where those stones came from?

    I should add, this is a N scale layout, not HO.
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