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    Well thats pretty cool then. Essentially...

    Well thats pretty cool then. Essentially WiThrottle could replace my PowerCab. I guess I would still need to plug it in though to provide power to the buss.... but I would much rather use an iPhone.
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    I think the town scene is looking great!

    I think the town scene is looking great!
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    Nice write up Sherman. I actually have a couple...

    Nice write up Sherman. I actually have a couple of RPis laying around. I will have to give this a go once I get my NCE USB adapter.

    It's actually possible to run your whole DCC system through an...
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    Damn. I'm sorry man. I really hope things start...

    Damn. I'm sorry man. I really hope things start going your way. Keep your head up!
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    Looks good. I really like the covered bridge.

    Looks good. I really like the covered bridge.
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    One other thing: I found this metal...

    One other thing:

    I found this metal screening at Lowe's. It looks to be a good alternative to using plaster cloth. I just need to make sure I dont have the plaster too runny and other than...
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    Yeah, I'll be going back and adding more later. ...

    Yeah, I'll be going back and adding more later. Didn't want to spend too much time on it yet in case it gets covered up when I do the surrounding areas. Need to get a feel for the overall look. ...
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    Got a little bit of time on the layout this...

    Got a little bit of time on the layout this weekend:

    - Side facia/backdrop is now up on the left side. This now completes the work on the tunnel cutaway scene.

    - Got the first coat of paint on...
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    HAHAHA. Make sure you have the video camera...

    HAHAHA. Make sure you have the video camera rolling
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    looking good!!!!

    looking good!!!!
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    Keep up the good work! I enjoy following your...

    Keep up the good work! I enjoy following your build progress.
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    Yep, still reading up on rock painting...

    Yep, still reading up on rock painting techniques. I probably wont worry about the colors for a while unless I get tired of explaining to visitors why the rocks look weird haha
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    A little progress last night: I finally got...

    A little progress last night:

    I finally got the tunnel top on. Getting very close to being able to call the tunnel cutaway scene done! Since I got the top on, I was able to put in the tunnel...
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    I think this is the direction I am going to try...

    I think this is the direction I am going to try to go down.
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    I hear ya. ballasting sucks!

    I hear ya. ballasting sucks!
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    I thought about doing a WWII theme at one point...

    I thought about doing a WWII theme at one point in time. The trains will be easy to find as there are a lot of great steamers that were around in that time. If you aren't afraid of sratch building,...
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    Thanks! That is helpful. It looks like I might...

    Thanks! That is helpful. It looks like I might be able to just use the standard flex track and build the bridge underneath it. I really dont want to mess with gluing down individual rails and...
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    Flex track over a trestle bridge?

    One of my upcoming projects is to put in a smallist (~7") wood trestle bridge. There will be a slight curve to it and I will be stratchbuilding the bridge. I have been using all atlast c55...
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    Looking good!

    Looking good!
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    I thought I would share a picture of some more...

    I thought I would share a picture of some more stone I did last night. I don't know if I am overdoing it with the frequent updates, but I thought I would keep sharing just in case anyone cares :) ...
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    No I haven't. That does look pretty handy. I spent $5 just on the terminal block alone so that connector is certainly worth a look!
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    So I took the advice of Jack43 and did my stone...

    So I took the advice of Jack43 and did my stone tunnel walls the proper way. He had a great youtube video on his method and it was very helpful. So here is the 3rd attempt at my tunnel walls! It...
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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I really...

    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I really appreciate it. I agree that it might be too big. I think I will go with my WS fine grain for ballast. I do think that I will use this sand for some...
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    And here is what it looks like. I would really...

    And here is what it looks like. I would really appreciate your honest feedback here. Again, this would be for a rustic mining/logging railroad in the mountains.

    http://i.imgur.com/i0kZvdil.jpg...
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    Looking great! Quick question: How you do you...

    Looking great!

    Quick question: How you do you plan on accessing the hidden track underneath your portsmouth yard? I'm not saying you don't have a plan, Im just curious as I have some hidden...
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