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  1. Sadly, I am still struggling to come up with a...

    Sadly, I am still struggling to come up with a track plan I like for my HCD in the loft... so unless I can work that out before the end of Sept, probably another month with no train-related...
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    I am a huge fan of the Branchline kits. They are...

    I am a huge fan of the Branchline kits. They are usually very well made, and they are not unduly difficult to assemble.

    And you know, looking at the finished product I thought, "Hm, that looks...
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    Heheh. Charging myself rent. That's a new idea. I...

    Heheh. Charging myself rent. That's a new idea. I like it.

    Now I just have to figure out where I'd get the money to afford the insanely high rent I'd have to charge to support my hobby.
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    Well, folks... I've moved things around so that...

    Well, folks... I've moved things around so that all the train stuff is now in the loft. I am still getting used to it, but I think overall I will like it better there. I've also gotten a brand new...
  5. Thread: Kato turnouts

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    "The fix" is filing down some of the parts to...

    "The fix" is filing down some of the parts to make them smoother. Usually the points, I believe.

    I will say this. Kato has my trust. If Kato says they have fixed the issues with the #4s, I would...
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    It's hard for me to picture how you are doing...

    It's hard for me to picture how you are doing this. Can you give us a pic or two to show the technique?
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    So does this make me a fully deputized member of...

    So does this make me a fully deputized member of the RP?
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    If you mean you want to put 2 sheets of plywood...

    If you mean you want to put 2 sheets of plywood side by side, unless you carve out the center, that is going to be one hell of a superhuman reach. Typically a reach of 3' or less is recommended. If...
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    It won't be going anywhere any time soon. I have...

    It won't be going anywhere any time soon. I have other financial priorities right now, like buying new furniture. So this layout will be around for at least another year.

    Plus I have to actually...
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    So, folks, I have moved my current layout, which...

    So, folks, I have moved my current layout, which is slated to be one day retired, into the loft. Here are some pics. I have it running right now as I type.

    I haven't run a couple of the engines in...
  11. I have about 30 rolling stock and 5 or 6 locos.

    I have about 30 rolling stock and 5 or 6 locos.
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    I think my next task is to move the current...

    I think my next task is to move the current layout, which is a little bit smaller than the HCD would be, but not by much (6" or so), into the proposed space and leave it there for a while, and see...
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    Thanks for the comments. Let me start by...

    Thanks for the comments.

    Let me start by saying that I am with Kalbert. My hobby time is limited and shared with several other hobbies (Photography, which happily can be done in conjunction with...
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    I am probably going to try and leave enough space...

    I am probably going to try and leave enough space between the tracks and the layout edge so that the risk of a fall to the floor is minimal. However, there will be some sort of a backdrop both to...
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    Thanks for the feedback and encouragement, guys....

    Thanks for the feedback and encouragement, guys. Some responses.



    There will definitely be something to protect the back-side from derailments. I haven't thought that far ahead yet, though......
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    Layout in a Loft?

    Hey folks.

    I know it has been a while. I think I have only made one post since the holidays, and that was back in February. There are lots of reasons for my absence, but the biggest one has been...
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    I was in Strasburg at the RR there with my...

    I was in Strasburg at the RR there with my nephews and picked up a yellow metal RR Crossing sign for the wall and a matching mouse pad.
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    One of my collaborators at work has 2 different...

    One of my collaborators at work has 2 different 3D printers. The level of detail they can achieve even now is simply amazing. In a few years? It will be incredible.
  19. Well, it's not necessarily me buying it, but... ...

    Well, it's not necessarily me buying it, but...

    My sister lives near a really nice train store, and she and my mom took me to it (with the nephews, who were fascinated by all the trains and other...
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    I'm probably going to have to work on a track...

    I'm probably going to have to work on a track plan again. I have some new ideas... Still trying to find the one that I can fall in love with.
  21. I like orange and blue myself. #2 is probably the...

    I like orange and blue myself. #2 is probably the best one.
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    The blog is pretty much defunct. The WIP is...

    The blog is pretty much defunct. The WIP is finished but I documented the latter parts of it here rather than on the blog. You're welcome to read it but... it's not very up to date.
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    There is no way in hell I would ever paint AFTER...

    There is no way in hell I would ever paint AFTER assembly. Touch-up after, yes. Paint after, no. It's too easy to break things, damage things, and mess things up once assembly is complete. And for...
  24. I feel the same way. I try to make sure that the...

    I feel the same way. I try to make sure that the scene has an internal logic to it. For example, if I have an industry, it's not enough just to have the tracks leading to it, and a road leading to...
  25. I'm a little nervous about those two S-curves at...

    I'm a little nervous about those two S-curves at the upper right and left of the layout (coming in off the main curves). If you try and run moderately long equipment those could cause issues. Is...
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