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    At first glance it looks like it is moving.

    At first glance it looks like it is moving.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I know you are giving...

    Thanks for the feedback. I know you are giving me good advice. Wish I had seen the 1in foam before buying the 3/16 or the 2in foam. When I started reading about trains, for some reason I went...
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    3/16 Foamboard Section

    What are the drawbacks of 3/16 foamboard. It warps? Surface strength for mounting mechanical fastners is weak? Can anything be done to make it more robust?

    Want to attempt a small...
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    Or accentuate it in a couple places...it's your...

    Or accentuate it in a couple places...it's your road.
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    Wasn't around in the 30's so can't help with the...

    Wasn't around in the 30's so can't help with the balloon. But the backdrop looks great, reminds me of the logging clear cuts we see in the Northwest.
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    My mouth...someday I'm gonna crap a 50ft gondola...

    My mouth...someday I'm gonna crap a 50ft gondola with a load of scrap. Second is probably the little nippers.
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    Ordered... 103218

    Ordered...
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    Some epic stuff going on around here. In the...

    Some epic stuff going on around here.

    In the words of Billie Ray Valentine..."I believe I can hang out with you fellas for awhile."




    Your sincerity made me chuckle
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    Is Bob Jacobsen aka TwinDad?

    Is Bob Jacobsen aka TwinDad?
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    Are you the same bender that made some code...

    Are you the same bender that made some code contributions to JMRI? Below is from the JMRI list of contributors.

    Paul Bender, who wrote the XpressNet throttle code, maintains the...
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    There is already way to write code for your...

    There is already way to write code for your alexa. They call them "skills". If JMRI is running on the same pc alexa is connected to there shouldn't be any physical barriers. Wonder if JMRI has a...
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    That is a wicked (good) picture.

    That is a wicked (good) picture.
  13. Thread: IDC layout

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    el Gato Gordo Good to know you don't need to...

    el Gato Gordo

    Good to know you don't need to be an ops wizard to build a railroad!

    Can only access the rear during construction when the sections are separated. When they are connected...
  14. Thread: IDC layout

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    Pinned some track down and the small oval left me...

    Pinned some track down and the small oval left me wanting. Second try was a small dogboneish loop 30 inches by 8 feet. Still not enough to make me happy. So scope creep has taken over and expanded...
  15. Thread: The Soo's P-Line

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    OshKosh B'Gosh...and Rippin good cookies. I'll...

    OshKosh B'Gosh...and Rippin good cookies. I'll miss your updates.
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    Have quietly bemoaned the "Thanks" feature for...

    Have quietly bemoaned the "Thanks" feature for taking so much screen space on my laptop. Now when I want to use it to save the space of an actual post it isn't an option on this forum. Thxs
  17. I'm sure you don't want those hideous looking...

    I'm sure you don't want those hideous looking Bombardier cars. I'll take them off your hands lol.

    Nice reward on the lot for taking a chance sight unseen!
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    Went to a show in Puyallup but it was Oct/Nov a...

    Went to a show in Puyallup but it was Oct/Nov a couple years ago. That's what made me switch to N scale. Some of the high tables are difficult to see from a chair. But I understand after watching...
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    Wow those do look close!

    Wow those do look close!
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    One thought is the Trident base at Bangor, Wa. ...

    One thought is the Trident base at Bangor, Wa. These MTL cars made me think of it. Not sure how prototypical they are. Welcome.
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  21. Thread: IDC layout

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    For some reason I think I'd like to cover mine...

    For some reason I think I'd like to cover mine but at the moment it is just a piece of foam on a folding table. Need to join the two loops but not sure when to use a slip switch or a #4 or a double...
  22. Thread: Atlas SD24 advice

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    Pretty sure I dont have a water problem...and no...

    Pretty sure I dont have a water problem...and no need for displacement at this time. The axle cups seem to have buildup on the top half so maybe there is something to the wear issue. Not sure any...
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    Centram

    Bought a Centram, the box says Kato but I see Tomytec and Tomix on adds for what look like the same product. Anyway it is a neat little unit and goes round and round without complaining. Dont have...
  24. Thread: Atlas SD24 advice

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    @ Victor I did not do that. Normally I would...

    @ Victor I did not do that. Normally I would never put any liquid on electrical stuff. But wd40 always did wonders for a wet distributor cap on my old Toyota.
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    What are the chances of seeing some Japanese...

    What are the chances of seeing some Japanese equipment at the swap?
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