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    GOOD NEWS! The Frost River Sub has received a...

    GOOD NEWS!

    The Frost River Sub has received a stay of execution. Mrs. TD wanted a dog to keep her company at home, which meant she needed to move her office downstairs to the main floor / living...
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    Welcome aboard, and welcome back to the hobby! ...

    Welcome aboard, and welcome back to the hobby!

    You'll find folks here are generally pretty friendly, though at times quite opinionated on what you should do. Take in the advice (some of it is...
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    That's really cool. Miniatur Wunderland is on my...

    That's really cool. Miniatur Wunderland is on my bucket list, but this one would be much easier to visit. Toronto is potentially a long weekend trip from here.
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    That's pretty impressive that you were able to...

    That's pretty impressive that you were able to keep it so well intact. Good job!
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    That's all looking really good!

    That's all looking really good!
  6. Thread: River bbarge

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    Yeah, those river barges of an example of a...

    Yeah, those river barges of an example of a real-life thing that is MUCH, MUCH bigger than we think they "should be" in our minds. Parking lots and road structures in general I think also fall into...
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    If I may, check out this guy's YouTube channel:...

    If I may, check out this guy's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0fGHsCEzGig-rSzkfCjMw

    I've found these to be very well done and well illustrated videos on a variety of...
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    Happy Wife, Happy Life! You and Heiko both...

    Happy Wife, Happy Life!

    You and Heiko both have good ideas on that... thank you!
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    Yep, that was me. I did the original design and...

    Yep, that was me. I did the original design and development. Thanks for the plug, CSXRobert! The operating theory is to use Digitrax Transponding (or, in theory, an equivalent alternate) to track...
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    That would be a good idea. We will still be...

    That would be a good idea. We will still be sharing the room, though.

    The main problem with the current layout is just the amount by which it dominates the space. With the peninsula taking up...
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    Uh... JB Weld?

    Uh... JB Weld?
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    Holy cow! I did not realize this thread (and the...

    Holy cow! I did not realize this thread (and the layout it documents) is TWELVE YEARS OLD!

    Well, the spouse has patiently dealt with working under the layout for 7 of those 12 years. She's...
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    Clever! I tip my hat to you, sir.

    Clever! I tip my hat to you, sir.
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    Sorry to hear about the health issues, Smokey. ...

    Sorry to hear about the health issues, Smokey. Hopefully they turn out to be relatively minor things that can be corrected once you get a proper diagnosis. The layout work you've done looks great! ...
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    Well, some news... good and "bad" (eh, not...

    Well, some news... good and "bad" (eh, not really).

    The good news is that my wife got a new job (new position at current employer). It's a good move, something she's been wanting to do for a long...
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    Interesting. MORE PICS!! :D

    Interesting. MORE PICS!! :D
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    Reminds me of when my dad was rebuilding a...

    Reminds me of when my dad was rebuilding a transmission in the garage and I knocked over his sorting bin full of the ball bearings(?) he had removed and carefully sorted for replacement. I've never...
  18. Thread: Modern Scenery

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    Look around. At least for structures, in most...

    Look around. At least for structures, in most areas there are an awful lot of decades (or even century) old buildings still in use or being renovated for new uses. If you can find a few key...
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    Something in the vein of Seneca Rocks would be...

    Something in the vein of Seneca Rocks would be amazing, but likely well beyond my skills for sure. It's actually what I first thought of as an option. Pretty much any moderate to large, exposed...
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    Nice work! A little tip from a WV native... you...

    Nice work! A little tip from a WV native... you may want to either crown that mountain with a rock outcropping or round it off more. The only mountains you'll see in that area that come to that kind...
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    BASIC ... now there's a language I haven't seen...

    BASIC ... now there's a language I haven't seen in a LONG time.
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    If you have time before the move, once you've...

    If you have time before the move, once you've decided on your cut locations, you might consider redoing some of the under-layout wiring, if that's possible... gathering things in to buses, maybe...
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    One thing to keep in mind when watching the...

    One thing to keep in mind when watching the YouTube videos is that often the camera will be more sensitive to LED lighting output than the human eye... so a lighting effect that looks perfectly "to...
  24. Thread: LNWI

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    ... by "DC market" are you talking about a...

    ... by "DC market" are you talking about a DCC-compatible WiFi throttle that has analog hand controls (knobs, switches, levers)? Or a WiFi controller for old-school DC power pack control?
  25. Thread: LNWI

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    Yes, it should. I haven't tested it...

    Yes, it should. I haven't tested it specifically, but the LNWI is (AFAIK) compatible with all of the Digitrax command stations and other LocoNet products.
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