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  1. Glad to see parts of New Essen are still among...

    Glad to see parts of New Essen are still among friends.

    I hope someday that Jimmi's resin kits might be rereleased by someone. I missed buying his CPD station.
  2. Having watched a lot of switching operations,...

    Having watched a lot of switching operations, many crews like to have the cab forward. I've seen quite a few double headed units with the cabs out.

    They like to see the condition of the track....
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    Check out prototype photos.

    Check out prototype photos.
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    Although you have to pay for them, check out...

    Although you have to pay for them, check out Clever Models!

    They produce paper structures from from photos and have a large collector of textures.

    Definitely worth the money, if you are...
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    A couple of tips. Always wax or soap your...

    A couple of tips.


    Always wax or soap your saw blades before use. This lubricates them when cutting.
    Let the saw blade do the work. don't apply a lot of pressure when cutting. The blades snap...
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    How about photos of the houses (real vs. temp)? ...

    How about photos of the houses (real vs. temp)?

    We might be able to suggest a kit to make the build easier to bash.
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    I would say keep rubber cement far away from the...

    I would say keep rubber cement far away from the railroad.

    It is a petroleum based product that may damage any plastic or paint that it comes in contact with.

    Besides, the thinner it uses is...
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    For your streettrack, did you stay with Kato or...

    For your streettrack, did you stay with Kato or try out the Tomix?
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    Aleene's will stick anything to anything! ...

    Aleene's will stick anything to anything!

    While you might be afraid of disassembling some brands of containers, consider just adding some steel. Glue thin sheet steel to the top and/or bottom of...
  10. Several Photoetch companies make...

    Several Photoetch companies make replacement/upgrade stirrups for locos and cars in general. They will be fine.

    The replacements will be sturdier and more realistically sized.

    Painting the...
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    Sticky: Those trucks were produced for quite a few years....

    Those trucks were produced for quite a few years.

    If those trucks with the stripes are going to the U.S. Postal Service, than the trucks shouldn't arrive for another couple of decades. Before...
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    Please be more specific, I did show three...

    Please be more specific, I did show three different layouts. All using Tomix Mini Fine Track or Wide Tram Track.

    Many of my track plans can be found here.......
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    If planning an urban section, use those towers as...

    If planning an urban section, use those towers as if they were mountains. More like a backdrop and scenic block than in your face structures. Kato and Tomix offer many smaller urban structures....
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    MRC used to sell stand alone sound units that...

    MRC used to sell stand alone sound units that could be consisted with the DCC decoder in a loco. It it was one loco either steam one diesel. Kato sells units for DC control.

    I own one of the...
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    Cars like the Model Power ones are just what all...

    Cars like the Model Power ones are just what all those little extra bits in the MT truck package are used for. ConCor also is another brand that needs them.

    Avoid using a power drill. Enlarging...
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    What sort of list are you looking for? The...

    What sort of list are you looking for?

    The various websites I listed above are great resources for Tomix Fine Track information. The best one is Hobby Seach, as a retailer, they are the most up...
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    Rodsup9000 Thanks, for the compliment! They...

    Rodsup9000

    Thanks, for the compliment!

    They are just bamboo skewers, cut to length. The center one is longer to poke into the "riverbed". I rubbed dark gray paint onto the outside ones to give...
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    Unless the flat toothpicks have a radical taper,...

    Unless the flat toothpicks have a radical taper, when cut to length, it is hard to see.

    http://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=75562&d=1448089597

    besides, barrels are often...
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    Go with wire. It comes in so many thicknesses and...

    Go with wire. It comes in so many thicknesses and is extremely easy to shape.

    Thread can be uneven in it's thickness after being waxed.
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    When I built my camera car I used a double deck...

    When I built my camera car I used a double deck push/pull cab coach with no external mods. I had just enough space. Because the camera lens is pointed out the window in the door at the cab end of the...
  21. N scale is roughly 2/3 HO. But, yeah,...

    N scale is roughly 2/3 HO. But, yeah, substituting N track for HO on the same space will work much better. Besides the nice big realistic curves, you will more room for scenic items and distances...
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    One of the things I've noticed about the generic...

    One of the things I've noticed about the generic MRC HO decoders is that they look the same size as the N scale ones. Just some mods to make them work for HO. Stuff like the connectors. So the HO one...
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    I known his is a little late, BUT do you have the...

    I known his is a little late, BUT do you have the modules to create an even layout?
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    DesPlaines Hobby is an indepentent Hobby Shop not...

    DesPlaines Hobby is an indepentent Hobby Shop not too far from O'Hare Airport. They did all the tough bit. C/I just built and painted their kits.

    By the way all kinds of road manes can be found on...
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    Sticky: Don't worry all your questions have been answered...

    Don't worry all your questions have been answered here!
    Things have changed quite a bit since you were a kid but the ideas are still the same. One thing that hasmade the hobby much easier is...
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