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    Thank you ChicagoNW for your ideas. I played with...

    Thank you ChicagoNW for your ideas. I played with it in xtrakcad and made something similar with Kato tracks. I like the twisting track and it might be some inspiration for my next project. But for...
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    Here's my little railfan. This was taken over a...

    Here's my little railfan. This was taken over a year ago, so she's considerably bigger now. She is the namesake for my line.

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    I think I'm going to go with Texas Southern & San Antonio or...
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    ChicagoNW: I have indeed seen your Spaghetti on a...

    ChicagoNW: I have indeed seen your Spaghetti on a Door layout. I like it.

    OTFan: The front of the layout will mostly have yard tracks, not buildings, trees and the like. Since I want easy access...
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    I hear you. I try to keep things small, but they...

    I hear you. I try to keep things small, but they just keep growing :).

    With a little adjustment I can get the above plan on a 33 inch door, which is the size they have at my local store. My...
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    Change in the plans I have several little...

    Change in the plans

    I have several little 4-4-0 engines I want to run. I did some tests on slopes and they didn't fare very well. They had massive wheel slip on 2% slopes. Anything more than about...
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    WP&P: Texarkana, Shreveport & Southern Arkansas...

    WP&P: Texarkana, Shreveport & Southern Arkansas could work. I've spent some time travelling in that area (ex-wife was from Shreveport) so I know the basic look. It fits the idea of the look I had ...
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    Texas Southern & San Antonio (or other ideas)

    I was thinking about a name for the project I'm soon to start building (I'm cleaning out the room right now which is kinda like starting on it, but not as much fun). This is meant to be a project...
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    I love this thread and what you are doing. I have...

    I love this thread and what you are doing. I have a small daughter (a month shy of 2 years old) and she enjoys watching my model trains. I can only hope she will be this intersted in working with me...
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    Michael, The club supposedly uses Norfolk...

    Michael,

    The club supposedly uses Norfolk Southern NORAC 2008 standards for signals, although since there are a bunch of prople it isn't always consistent. Its at least done that way on the...
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    Thanks for all of that, CNW. I have a Peco...

    Thanks for all of that, CNW.

    I have a Peco motor activated by a NCE controller. I misunderstood thedirections and wired a single momentary on button. I thought it would flip one direction when you...
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    See, I'm learning stuff all the time. :)

    See, I'm learning stuff all the time. :)
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    Context of the club setup? OK. Here's the layout...

    Context of the club setup? OK.
    Here's the layout for that meet (we do about 4-5 meets a year). My little module is just visible between the men on the left. While you can't see it too clearly, this...
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    Here is my first module on its first outing. ...

    Here is my first module on its first outing.

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    One silly mistake I made: I got the wrong kind of button to control the capacitor which operates the turnout. It only throws it in...
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    My first module

    So I joined a club doing modular layouts. All the British members think I'm crazy because I drive several hours to go to meets, but I grew up in Texas where you have to drive several hours to go to...
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    Ahh, I loved the roundhouse, although I found it...

    Ahh, I loved the roundhouse, although I found it a little scary as a kid because it was very loud. It was still in use into the 70s for diesel repairs; I don't know at what point it was torn down.
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    Looking at stuff online I just realized I...

    Looking at stuff online I just realized I basically duplicated the Scenic Ridge track plan and added an outside loop.

    If I fiddle around with the slopes I can get them down to 2.5%, with a 2 inch...
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    53968 And here's a quick sketch of the L shaped...

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    And here's a quick sketch of the L shaped plan. It looks like the space for the yard would give more, but shorter yard tacks. Which might not be a bad thing. It would have to be arranged...
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    Here's a first draft at a track plan. The red and...

    Here's a first draft at a track plan. The red and brown lines are the two different electrical blocks. The brown line goes up and over. Lighter sections are in tunnels. Green contours show the hill. ...
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    Planning First Layout Need Ideas

    I want to build something where my daughter and I can play trains, and I can get some practice before working on some more 'serious' modelling ideas. I am planning my first layout (since I was a kid...
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    I'll follow this with interest. My grandparents...

    I'll follow this with interest. My grandparents lived in Ennis and worked for the railroad. Granddaddy was an engineer and Bennie (my step-grandmother, but they married before I was born so she was...
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