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    For me it depends on which cars. My unlighted...

    For me it depends on which cars. My unlighted coaches by Arnold, LS, and Kato/Hobbytrain will roll on less than 1% grade. My factory lighted Doppelstock coaches by Trix will not roll on a 5%...
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    I don't expect that I will be buying from them,...

    I don't expect that I will be buying from them, either, given your experience.
  3. I think this applies to just about everyone here....

    I think this applies to just about everyone here. One of the great things about this hobby is there is always something new to learn or share.
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    When I am ready to do the water for my harbor and...

    When I am ready to do the water for my harbor and river scenes on the new layout, I will certainly review this thread. I appreciate your candid information!
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    When Mathusalem speaks, one should take heed.

    When Mathusalem speaks, one should take heed.
  6. What are you buying this month, June, 2020?

    This came yesterday, June 1st, and I am posting it for Heiko, who pointed out I had the wrong Bord-Restaurant car for the BR 402 ICE-2 of the DB-AG. This is also in honor of the return of Moose2013....
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    President Wombat? Why not! Several towns...

    President Wombat? Why not! Several towns across the U.S. have elected dogs as mayor, including Guffey, Colorado. No reason a Wombat can't be president, unless he is not a native born American ...
  8. I think there are a lot of us who feel that way.

    I think there are a lot of us who feel that way.
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    I would build a simple rectangular frame out of...

    I would build a simple rectangular frame out of 1x2's and hang it below the pipes and ductwork with twine. If it is 6 ft by 2 ft then you don't even need to cut your 16 ft light strip.
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    Yeehaaa!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeehaaa!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Wait! I just found it! Also under General...

    Wait! I just found it!

    Also under General Wiring, Baron Jutter posted a thread entitled "Lighting and Wiring Reminder." In the first post, he has photos of the polarized terminal strips. Those...
  12. Someone on here posted a photo of a two pole...

    Someone on here posted a photo of a two pole terminal strip a couple of weeks ago. One side, 8 terminals, was one pole (black), and the other side's 8 terminals were another pole (red). I've been...
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    Sounds like a good sound plan!

    Sounds like a good sound plan!
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    Make the hills smaller between the mainline and...

    Make the hills smaller between the mainline and the building. Given the spacing between the siding and the mainline, the hills between look too large. The building looks good, and I especially like...
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    You can find it on Shapeways.

    You can find it on Shapeways.
  16. Just a personal opinion. In open, visible areas...

    Just a personal opinion. In open, visible areas I would use as large a radius as the layout can stand. This is for aesthetics.

    In hidden areas, I have no compunction about using 11" or 12"...
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    Either RailNscale or Ngineer on Shapeways makes...

    Either RailNscale or Ngineer on Shapeways makes the awnings. No need to reinvent the wheel. Both do quality work.
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    I still miss his happily rampaging presence.

    I still miss his happily rampaging presence.
  19. I look forward to seeing progress reports! What...

    I look forward to seeing progress reports! What town and which tourist attraction? After all, I'm a tourist.
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    Sorry about that. The Trix eLok 16102 that...

    Sorry about that.

    The Trix eLok 16102 that matches this set was announced as new for Fall 2018. I just checked the Trix website and it is now scheduled to be available in the 3rd quarter 2020. ...
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    Anyone want to go to the Tattoo Convention...

    Anyone want to go to the Tattoo Convention advertised in the left poster? Photo from Dresden, 2015.
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    I did this on Monday. Being Memorial Day, that...

    I did this on Monday. Being Memorial Day, that qualifies for the "Weekend" (being retired, what is a weekend?). I did some interior work on my dome car of my 1962 Rheingold set. I painted the...
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    Okay, I just checked his profile and his last...

    Okay, I just checked his profile and his last post was April 30. This may be serious.
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    If you align the tops of those wall sections, do...

    If you align the tops of those wall sections, do the windows line up? If so, is it possible to sand off the excess from the bottom of the oversized one?
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    Those look fantastic, dave68124!

    Those look fantastic, dave68124!
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