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  1. Yes as a UP modeler, but in reality, direct sun...

    Yes as a UP modeler, but in reality, direct sun exposure fades the yellow relatively fast, so in the prototype world you're going to be seeing different shades of yellow anyway.
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    Or just apply fine ground foam/dyed sawdust on...

    Or just apply fine ground foam/dyed sawdust on your lawn area and tape off the borders with blue painter's tape.
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    Both equally perform the task of allowing diluted...

    Both equally perform the task of allowing diluted glue to seep into ballast since both have lower surface tension than regular water. Many people prefer alcohol since it evaporates faster than water...
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    You can glue down with a thin amount of adhesive...

    You can glue down with a thin amount of adhesive caulk which is both strong and easy to remove. Nails will potentially damage ties and cause derailments.
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    Don't do it...especially if there's the...

    Don't do it...especially if there's the possibility of expanding/realigning your staging in the future.
  6. I paint over Sculptamold all the time with craft...

    I paint over Sculptamold all the time with craft acrylics, they don't look like that at all. Are you sure the finish is matte/flat? You might have unknowingly bought satin or semi-gloss paint....
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    The ballast composition and color depends on the...

    The ballast composition and color depends on the railroad who owns it. The big Class I railroads have their own standard types of ballast. If you're freelancing then the ballast color is entirely up...
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    Second the Pin Vise recommendation. Kadee makes a...

    Second the Pin Vise recommendation. Kadee makes a double-headed pin vise that retails for just $7. That's the one I have.
  9. I also use adhesive caulk. Only needs to be...

    I also use adhesive caulk. Only needs to be applied under the frog area and under the ties on the three ends of the turnout; no caulk under the points/moving parts.
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    Happy for you, but I was hoping you'd keep the HO...

    Happy for you, but I was hoping you'd keep the HO dimensions and track plan but lay down N scale track in its place. That would allow for some great wide curves and bigger scenery opportunities.
  11. Thread: Wheel sets?

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    FYI, Exactrail now has their 33"and 36" .540"...

    FYI, Exactrail now has their 33"and 36" .540" metal wheels available. Order from your favorite dealer or direct: https://exactrail.com/collections/n-scale-parts

    They're good wheels, albeit the...
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    Might as well make it official: ...

    Might as well make it official:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=119531&stc=1
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    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS! ...

    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS!

    https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/1080_SS_periodic_table_0-1028x579.png
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    Module Advantages: Portability, easier to move to...

    Module Advantages: Portability, easier to move to another place for display or relocation (Most layouts at train shows are modular; also personal modular layouts are preferred if you move houses...
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    The hill, you mean? It's a bunch of stacked...

    The hill, you mean?

    It's a bunch of stacked blue and white styrofoam, cut with a WS hot wire foam cutter, and a layer of Sculptamold to smooth out the gaps and rough areas. Some parts have...
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    Making A Hillside Letter

    Decided to make a hillside letter on my layout. There are about 500 of these overlooking small towns and cities in the western U.S. (Read more about them here:...
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    I've used Facebook to buy and sell N scale trains...

    I've used Facebook to buy and sell N scale trains and have never had a problem. I get more interest there than here (I love y'all, but most of the stuff I buy/sell is modern and intermodal, and I...
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    People who only own trains from one manufacturer...

    People who only own trains from one manufacturer are weird.
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    I've been an N scaler for almost 15 years and...

    I've been an N scaler for almost 15 years and never bought a Kato set, unless you're talking about Amtrak Superliners. But everything else has literally been individual cars.
  20. Cool, do they have a hitch so we can put these on...

    Cool, do they have a hitch so we can put these on flat/spine cars?
  21. Hey wait, I thought political/religious...

    Hey wait, I thought political/religious discussion is banned here.

    (Because talking about rail cleaning methods basically *is* the same thing as talking about politics/religion when you think...
  22. Wow thanks! A standard comb might have too large...

    Wow thanks! A standard comb might have too large a teeth, but I got this finer-toothed comb that came with my WS Static King grass applicator for brushing off excess static grass fibers.

    Now all I...
  23. The Static Grass Express Continues!

    Spent much of the past week laying down the static grass...


    Monday. February 22:

    Finished the base of the hill, and started working up the hill. It's important to work in small sections if...
  24. I've never had this problem. Could the static...

    I've never had this problem. Could the static cling issue be due to an environmental factor in your layout room? Perhaps it has very low humidity and/or static-prone carpeting?
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    I just hope Qantas' trademark lawyers won't be...

    I just hope Qantas' trademark lawyers won't be contacting Australian National's lawyers... :D

    https://images.moneycontrol.com/static-mcnews/2019/03/Qantas_A380-800_VH-OQL_SIN_2012-4-1-770x375.png
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