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  1. Thread: Baggage wagons?

    by Tim R
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    There's these on Shapeways:...

    There's these on Shapeways: https://www.shapeways.com/product/DR8SFQCWG/baggage-cart-kit-s-scale-4-carts?optionId=15266716&li=marketplace
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    Of course they come off, it just requires a...

    Of course they come off, it just requires a little work. A number 17 Xacto blade might be required.

    (I'm sorry, I'm an engineer and hardly ever believe that something can't be taken apart. :))
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    If it were my layout (which it isn't and I don't...

    If it were my layout (which it isn't and I don't use Kato Unitrack) I'd just cut them off and use Andersen Power Poles, which is what I use for connectors on my layout.
  4. Since I'm modeling the Southern in 1974, my green...

    Since I'm modeling the Southern in 1974, my green 4501 is due to be delivered today. I'm about ready to take the current section of my layout back out to the garage so I can paint the track and do a...
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    When my venerable Honda Odyssey died (after 17...

    When my venerable Honda Odyssey died (after 17 years (12 of which I owned it) and 400K+ miles) I bought a pick-up (2008 GMC Canyon) because I was in layout building mode and didn't want to keep...
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    Even if it's on the level, that truck won't have...

    Even if it's on the level, that truck won't have any problem getting the cars moving fast enough to that they will smash the truck flat against the hypothetical "immovable object" in front of it.
    ...
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    I hope they put an air compressor in the back so...

    I hope they put an air compressor in the back so they can charge the brakes on those cars, enabling them to stop them. :)
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    Sort of reminds me of the farmer who won the...

    Sort of reminds me of the farmer who won the lottery.

    Reporter: What are you going to do with your winnings?

    Farmer: Wall, I guess I'll go back to farming full time 'til I run out of money.
    ...
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    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to...

    My roommate's brother had a Nova (translates to "doesn't go" in Spanish). It was abandoned on the NY thruway on one of their trips back to school.

    The railroad I'm modeling is in the right time...
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    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly...

    I've got a friend who uses these on his Horribly Oversized layout and seems quite happy with them. They's also got a MP5 model with two sets of contacts and a few more bells and whistles.
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    Hi Jim; Looks pretty good for the space you...

    Hi Jim;

    Looks pretty good for the space you have. As far as back and forth passenger trains go, the trains run by the North Carolina DOT (the Piedmont service) usually run with four-five cars and...
  12. With DCC you can have any decoder equipped engine...

    With DCC you can have any decoder equipped engine do anything you want no matter what the other engines are doing. The type of track you are using has nothing to do with this.

    Each engine needs...
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    It's not, the short hood was the front on the...

    It's not, the short hood was the front on the SD35, GP35, and GP30, not that Southern didn't run them both ways anyway. :) As far as the Southern Ry. was concerned, the front was just a designation...
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    Here is the steel mill on a layout built by a...

    Here is the steel mill on a layout built by a friend of mine on which I regularly operate. This includes blast furnaces and a couple of rolling mills for different types of products, a machine shop,...
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    If you're interested in steel mills and can get...

    If you're interested in steel mills and can get down to Birmingham, AL, I'd suggest visiting Sloss Furnace. It's an old steel mill in downtown Birmingham that is now a museum and community center....
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    Powered turnouts shouldn't be any problem. If...

    Powered turnouts shouldn't be any problem. If it's a swing gate I'd recommend nothing lighter than a 3.5x3.5 door hinge. Don't use piano hinges. They don't hold up over the long term. Ditto for lift...
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    Sorry if my initial reply seemed overly...

    Sorry if my initial reply seemed overly simplistic, but you've been at this longer than I have. :)

    With just an 11' x 8' area, peninsulas get tight really fast, and you've also got a blob for a...
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    I have to agree with several others here. What...

    I have to agree with several others here. What are the requirements? A swing gate isn't a requirement, it's a method. That aisle plan is a method. I know that this is where most people start, even...
  19. Thread: Model Drought

    by Tim R
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    Can't say that Intermountain is my favorite...

    Can't say that Intermountain is my favorite supplier anyway. They announced the SD40-2 in Southern high hood that was supposed to be available in summer 2014. They finally came out last year, and I...
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    There are also hand punches available, like a one...

    There are also hand punches available, like a one hole paper punch. This is good for thin material because the punched discs are better than what a leather punch gives you. I got mine at Michael's...
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    I fear never getting my (rather ambitious) layout...

    I fear never getting my (rather ambitious) layout completed to the point where I can start operations. I'm 60, but I can see the small stuff just fine (cataract surgery and superficial keratectomies...
  22. I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I...

    I'm looking forward to this one, DJSTRAINS. I used to work for Railroad Friction Products, where we made COBRA® brand brake shoes.
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    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a...

    When I was doing plastic fabrication for a living, we never assumed that plastic sheet (in this case 50"x100", mostly acrylic) was square. Our procedure (on a computer controlled panel saw) was to...
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    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired...

    I just ordered some on e-bay, and they are wired as you say. Probably not NJ International (too cheap) but they'll be here Monday and I'll let you know.
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    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out....

    Thank you both. It seems that everybody is out. Even the NJI site says "Sold Out."

    I also plan on clipping the resistors, since I'll be using the Signal LCC to drive these, and it has built in...
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