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    What’s on any roof is dependent on what is going...

    What’s on any roof is dependent on what is going on inside.

    Every building will have a chimney, multiple ones if heating independent tenants.
    All buildings in the civilized world will have soil...
  2. @bigfoot21075...

    @bigfoot21075 Is this what you bought?
    https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/instructions/S929inst.pdf
    If so, that kit is a learning tool to teach the WS method of creating scenery. The track...
  3. Oh about lighting since the building was active...

    Oh about lighting since the building was active 24/7 a couple of undercabinet fluorescent fixtures mounted to the roof should do the trick. Blocking out random windows with black construction paper...
  4. Good luck. Building any realistic part of...

    Good luck. Building any realistic part of Chicago’s Downtown is a real task.

    To keep yourself from going completely insane you should follow the example of the Museum of Science and Industry. It...
  5. Is that a former Rock Island unit?

    Is that a former Rock Island unit?
  6. Someday is an evil word. For decades my...

    Someday is an evil word. For decades my Grandfather collected HO equipment, storing it in the attic. Someday when he made space in the basement, he’d build that perfect layout. When he passed away,...
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    Found pictures of the real Shady Rest Hotel. ...

    Found pictures of the real Shady Rest Hotel.
    https://entertainment.ha.com/itm/movie-tv-memorabilia/-shady-rest-hotel-miniature-model-from-petticoat-junction/a/997059-1266.s
    It will be a real...
  8. There would be a notch or hole in the hatch. When...

    There would be a notch or hole in the hatch. When you look at the big loco on the roof are the big cooling fans and the tiny exhaust stacks. Each of those flat rectangles is an access hatch. This...
  9. The exhaust pipe should be on the doghouse not...

    The exhaust pipe should be on the doghouse not beside it. Being mounted on the walkway makes them dangerous.
  10. You want these...

    You want these
    http://www.katousa.com/images/921572.jpg
    Order
    http://search.cartserver.com/search/search.cgi?cartid=s-1078&keywords=NF40PH&maxhits=100&go=List+Parts&bool=AND&bool=AND
    Look for the...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=125946&d=1656018106

    If we go with the Athearn/MDC Loco, could the boiler be shifted forward and a four wheel truck replace the two...
  12. You can add Kato 11-702 (black) or 11-703 (gray)...

    You can add Kato 11-702 (black) or 11-703 (gray) knuckle couplers to that steeple-cab to allow it to pull cars and not just push them. These come ten to a package and cost as much as a pair of...
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    Any source possible. Many of us have sooooooooooo...

    Any source possible. Many of us have sooooooooooo many kits that we will never build.

    But first let’s see how many items can come close. I’d like to find out much doesn’t exist. Because this...
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    That Fleischman based loco certainly looks the...

    That Fleischman based loco certainly looks the part of the Cannonball. It’s a shame it is very rare.

    Sierra #3 has been featured in quite a few movies. So much so, that the in studio shots were...
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    Kicking around an idea

    With only the Archer Heights railroad still around but in storage. I am missing playing with trains. So I’m considering something completely different. I’m thinking of a small very portable layout,...
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    Although your water powered elevator is a great...

    Although your water powered elevator is a great concept, I think it has a flaw.

    Have you considered the volatility of the H2O molecule? Especially in an environment of wood, metal and model...
  17. I have a feeling, you are a closeted “Juice...

    I have a feeling, you are a closeted “Juice Jacker” and the creativity really appeals to you.

    Unfortunately, that MOW chassis is no longer made. It is kinda neat as it has motor driven truck on...
  18. A lot depends on where you mount and which...

    A lot depends on where you mount and which type/shape of LEDs you use.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=46184&d=1369949901
    A surface mounted 1.5mm yellow painted silver...
  19. By adding a truck style muffler/exhaust stack to...

    By adding a truck style muffler/exhaust stack to your electric loco. You can hybridize it. The muffler/exhaust is easy to make using solid wire with thick insulation. By stripping insulation off both...
  20. Have you picked out which Tomix Tetsudo chassis...

    Have you picked out which Tomix Tetsudo chassis you will use?

    Your story reminds me of crossing Chicago on the “L”. Until the last couple of series cars their was a single passenger seat...
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    Have you considered the weight of the cars? Very...

    Have you considered the weight of the cars? Very few cars are built to NMRA specs. Some brands like ConCor have even used different types of weight over the years. Older versions used a detailed...
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    Still doesn’t tell me if it is worth the money.

    Still doesn’t tell me if it is worth the money.
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    Thanks Noah, I did originally consider using the...

    Thanks Noah, I did originally consider using the Bachmann American as a starting point and still may. But that tender is way too large because of the motor. A scale sized tender is still too small...
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    A little more description on all of these posts...

    A little more description on all of these posts would be useful. Not everyone one has unlimited access. Data can be very expensive.
  25. Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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