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    I wonder if it'd be possible to put in a sound...

    I wonder if it'd be possible to put in a sound decoder that uses a layout's surround sound system into the Atlas Shay. I mean, it won't be on board, but you'd still have sound. Has anyone attempted...
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    Thanks! :D

    Thanks! :D
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    Okay, so I'll go with standard gauge. So, are...

    Okay, so I'll go with standard gauge. So, are there any shortlines that existed back in the 1940s and 1950s that ran coal in the Appalachia mountains that I can look at for inspiration?
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    The route is going to have a coal mine as it's...

    The route is going to have a coal mine as it's main customer, I may put in a lumber yard and a sawmill if I have room. One of the first question I'm trying to get answered is whether or not it...
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    It's a Freelance layout, but I would like to keep...

    It's a Freelance layout, but I would like to keep it as prototypical as possible. I'm kind of surprised that they'd be using Gen 1 diesels, I thought in this era the shortlines would be using steam...
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    Shortlines during the 1940s and 1950s

    So, I've decided to change my N scale layout idea from the 1990s set in the Appalachia mountains to the 1940s to 1950s shortline that's set in the Appalachia Mountains. As someone who was born in...
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    Can I please see pictures of his inclines? ...

    Can I please see pictures of his inclines? Because one of the ideas I'm entertaining is instead of doing a Helix, that I do a grade that connects the two layers of shelves, which would actually look...
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    The largest piece of rolling stock would have to...

    The largest piece of rolling stock would have to be this steam locomotive and probably about eight of these passenger cars. This will be part of an excursion train that'll run on the route.

    I may...
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    Thanks! I was actually planning on using a...

    Thanks! I was actually planning on using a consistent width throughout the layout, I want there to be an island in the middle of the layout simply because where the layout comes out in the middle is...
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    Good Width for Shelf Layout?

    So I have a room that's about 24ft by 30ft and I'm wanting to build a shelf layout along the wall with the layout coming out in the middle of the room as well (I plan on taking advantage of all the...
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    My update: I cleaned out the spare bedroom and...

    My update:

    I cleaned out the spare bedroom and mopped the floors. Next I'll finish planning out the route in AnyRails and start buying materials to build the two levels.
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    Sticky: Added my location (same location as my future...

    Added my location (same location as my future layout) :)
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    Sticky: Hey everyone, my name is Sean but you can just...

    Hey everyone, my name is Sean but you can just call me Shortliner. :P

    I'm currently cleaning out a spare bedroom in my house for a large N scale layout, I'm talking two levels with a grade (not...
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