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    As far as I know, you are talking about exactly...

    As far as I know, you are talking about exactly the same material. HIPS is the real name for our usual white styrene Sheets. it's like many other things, often way cheaper in bulk than in "hobby"...
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    "reality" now means "fake". RR Alaska was...

    "reality" now means "fake". RR Alaska was horrifyingly bad. "Oh look at so and so all by her lonesome with her baby hoping her hubby gets back, whatever will she do?". What about the camera crew?...
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    At around 30' from the booster you start flirting...

    At around 30' from the booster you start flirting with electrical "ring" that can cook decoders or at least create slow spots if you don't terminate your bus. See here, because I can't describe it:...
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    53' spine cars most commonly. (had a link to...

    53' spine cars most commonly. (had a link to TTX, but their site uses silverlight so the link was broken)
    Of course there's no reason a long enough flat with hitch wouldn't handle a 53' trailer...
  5. Agreed with everyone else 100% trouble free is...

    Agreed with everyone else 100% trouble free is unlikely to happen.

    That said, nearly all of my problems have come down to:
    1) Dirt, Grime, and Oxidation
    2) A feeder that got knocked off
    3)...
  6. Any help is appreciated! I added the links to...

    Any help is appreciated!
    I added the links to the books I was using after your original reply, I had intended to do that before hitting POST.
  7. That's actually my primary source, I just can't...

    That's actually my primary source, I just can't find any good examples of a box car that's complete enough or clear enough for a scratch build without too much "filling in the blanks". There's plenty...
  8. Source for 1890s/1900s images good enough for scratchbuild research?

    I'm thinking about building a small diorama for my office. It would be an Adirondack logging railroad vignette from around 1908-1910. I've got the loco and more than enough info to build the log...
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    Using the second photo set up as a farm, I...

    Using the second photo set up as a farm, I actually see another option.

    Set the house there on the right. Instead of a true barn, put a larger garage that can hold trucks there. Then you have the...
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    Looks like a nice possibility. The deck bracing...

    Looks like a nice possibility. The deck bracing looks a little chunky in the photo. I'd consider sanding the bracing for the deck down a little or replacing it with some thinner strips of something...
  11. The only other recent maker I've seen talking...

    The only other recent maker I've seen talking about data only schemes is Bluford Shops and that's hoppers only. I'd love to be proven wrong on that.
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    It is here. I have done some weeds, the main...

    It is here.

    I have done some weeds, the main thing to ask yourself is whether you want to leave it operational or not. Too much and you may put an end to using the siding. I've used some...
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    If you are going to customize the size, you want...

    If you are going to customize the size, you want to think about using a program that uses vector graphics (probably the most common format is .svg). There is a free one named Inkscape that I use...
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    Your instinct is right. The area isn't going to...

    Your instinct is right. The area isn't going to really support two industries unless they are small industries that only take a car or two at a time. That amount of area is only one side of one block...
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    About 10 minutes in, I realized my jaw was on the...

    About 10 minutes in, I realized my jaw was on the floor. I find it hard to believe that's not a larger scale. And the video work is pure awesome.
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    Paper mache does seem the "obvious" answer. I've...

    Paper mache does seem the "obvious" answer. I've been happy with carved foam as some mention in my wargaming days. Some drywall joint compounds may help you smooth any rough spots if they don't...
  17. I haven't done so on my F40PH, but I would...

    I haven't done so on my F40PH, but I would consider just swapping the one coupler on the loco that connects to the coaches with a Microtrains replacement. Any normal drawbar arrangement would...
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    Was she in there for the weight or the backup?

    Was she in there for the weight or the backup?
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    I'm a DCC'er but would love to know the answer....

    I'm a DCC'er but would love to know the answer. There is such a thing as a voltage regulator, but that requires a minimum voltage and I believe it will steal some of your power. I'm no expert here,...
  20. It may seem like a pain, but when you fix a...

    It may seem like a pain, but when you fix a potential problem area, you'll never look back and say "gee I wish I hadn't fixed that".
    dwwojcik is right, it's only going to get worse when things cool...
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    DQ Grill and Chill???? That looks suspiciously...

    DQ Grill and Chill???? That looks suspiciously modern.

    Has there been a shakeup at Walthers?
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    The only way to never do anything bone headed is...

    The only way to never do anything bone headed is to never do anything at all. We all do things like that! Best way to learn, right?

    This is why you see folks recommending dead zones between a...
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    I run my bus to barrier style terminal blocks,...

    I run my bus to barrier style terminal blocks, then the feeders to the terminal block. In some cases where the feeders are further away, I may run a "mini bus" of 18ga and then use suit case...
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    I thought they were talking about backdrop...

    I thought they were talking about backdrop warehouse?

    Both sites would make any self respecting web or marketing designer die from shock, so it's easy to confuse them. Then again, this was a big...
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    That's one of the best computer translations I've...

    That's one of the best computer translations I've ever seen. Also a pretty good price for a "spiral bridge". It's not a bad term, that must be someone looking at odd words popping up and plugging in...
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