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    True for solid wood. Plywood is made of multiple...

    True for solid wood. Plywood is made of multiple laminated layers with the grain in each layer rotated 90 degrees from the preceding layer. This minimizes expansion and contraction. I would put...
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    I'd have to agree with the expansion theory. ...

    I'd have to agree with the expansion theory. What is the spacing between the nails?
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    How did you fasten the track on the cork? Sounds...

    How did you fasten the track on the cork? Sounds like you used track nails, It's been my experience that the track nails tend to shift in the cork. I usually used el-cheapo latex caulk to hold my...
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    It's been year's ago, Mr. Red has since passed...

    It's been year's ago, Mr. Red has since passed on. He use to pick his own moss clumps and soaked them in antifreeze, the green colored stuff. The antifreeze preserved the moss and made it more...
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    I use a 75 watt pencil type soldering iron, 60/40...

    I use a 75 watt pencil type soldering iron, 60/40 rosin core solder, and liquid flux.
    For wire i generally used 20 gauge stranded copper for the feeder drops.

    I usually try to avoid soldering...
  6. I'm subscribed to this youtube channel:...

    I'm subscribed to this youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Chandwell.

    He shows how to make buildings using mostly cardstock and printer label stock.

    He is an N scaler so his techniques...
  7. The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (A&M) had a...

    The Arkansas and Missouri Railroad (A&M) had a fleet (50 or so) of similar ore cars they used for hauling sand out of the local sand plant to customers elsewhere on the line. I believe they hit the...
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    Don't know if you want to deal with shipping or...

    Don't know if you want to deal with shipping or not, but you might consider posting your items here.
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    It looks to me like you have a spillway there. ...

    It looks to me like you have a spillway there.

    If it's slow moving water, you would be able to see the bottom of the spillway.

    If it's fast moving water, you may see ripples and even some...
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    Is this your inspiration by any chance? ...

    Is this your inspiration by any chance? https://www.youtube.com/c/ccrx6700
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  12. I too have hot and cold spells. The off-time...

    I too have hot and cold spells. The off-time usually starts when life happens and I get distracted or pre-occupied. It happens.
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    Exactly why I go to to an extreme when storing...

    Exactly why I go to to an extreme when storing mine. We're in the direct path of the warm, humid air stream from the Gulf of Mexico.
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    You're main enemy is going to be moisture...

    You're main enemy is going to be moisture infiltration. Any container should have a tight hermetic seal.

    I go as far as filling quart zip-lock bags as full as I can get them and still get them...
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    If pro is the opposite of con, then is congress...

    If pro is the opposite of con, then is congress the opposite of progress?

    But I digress....
  16. Is the drive train on the scale train locos free...

    Is the drive train on the scale train locos free and properly lubricated. Friction in the drive train could be causing the abrupt stop.
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    I have a hard time believing there are enough...

    I have a hard time believing there are enough drivers, tractors, and trailers to handle all the freight shipped by rail.
  18. Or the insulator is bad. I've had a few over the...

    Or the insulator is bad. I've had a few over the years that got worn out from re-use. If they split in the middle on the inside, the rails can touch and you would never see it.
    That little slice...
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    It's a hobby. Not really concerned about the...

    It's a hobby. Not really concerned about the cost and time.
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    If you have a metal paint scraper, you can use it...

    If you have a metal paint scraper, you can use it to slide under the ties and cut the silicone. I have one that I ground a sharpened edge on just for that purpose.
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    Great idea!! Gonna have to steal that for my...

    Great idea!! Gonna have to steal that for my supplies :)
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    Judging from their web site, their signals may be...

    Judging from their web site, their signals may be designed to work with their control circuits.

    I would recommend giving them a call at the number on their web-page:...
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    That might work, though you would need to test it...

    That might work, though you would need to test it in-situ with an ohm-meter. You wouldn't want the resistance to be to low. Plus, the resistance will probably vary depending on the amount of paint...
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    You can also use conductive paint. Superglue the...

    You can also use conductive paint. Superglue the resister to the axle, then paint on the connections to the wheels.

    Here are some example products from Amazon:...
  25. I learned years ago that you can cut the MT...

    I learned years ago that you can cut the MT magnets in half and they'll still work. Still do that today as a money saver. Requires more precise positioning of the cars but that's just an added...
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