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    When I was a kid in the early 1960s, my dad took...

    When I was a kid in the early 1960s, my dad took me to a train store in NYC (I think it must have been the famous Madison Hardware) and I saw my first brass locos. I went home and told my friends...
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    Jim: From my experience, wiring always needs...

    Jim:

    From my experience, wiring always needs to be easily accessible as it is a weak point in any layout. Something gets accidentally pulled out, for example, and you’ll be glad that your wiring...
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    I started with Digitrax just as DCC started and...

    I started with Digitrax just as DCC started and have been very pleased. At the time, Digitrax offered the widest range of options, from beginner sets to advanced options like block detection,...
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    I just emailed the seller and he says that they...

    I just emailed the seller and he says that they will be back in stock in "the coming week." So hopefully, you will get yours soon.
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    Under Layout Lighting: I have always admired...

    Under Layout Lighting:

    I have always admired the lighting that fellow NScalers have used to light the topside of their layouts, but have been frustrated by the difficulty in seeing anything while...
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    Jumbo: any update on these? I’ve been holding off...

    Jumbo: any update on these? I’ve been holding off on installing any more of the Kato lighting sets pending your review.
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    I’m waiting for the Kato. My experience with...

    I’m waiting for the Kato. My experience with Kato’s FEF (as well as every other Kato I own) suggests it will be a great runner.
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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations!
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    Wonderful build. What you’ve called mistakes only...

    Wonderful build. What you’ve called mistakes only serve to enhance the old weathered look. You’d get my vote!

    Dan
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    That’s some great layout you are building, all...

    That’s some great layout you are building, all the more so that you are hand laying both track and turnouts. Can’t wait to see photos of your progress.
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    SS454: TomyTec makes a tank car loading platform...

    SS454: TomyTec makes a tank car loading platform that I have used for my layout (see Moose-proofing photos below). I had a limited amount of room, and these were narrow enough to fit. They are also...
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    Great video. Nice to see action after following...

    Great video. Nice to see action after following your layout build thread.
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    Krystal Clear much better. Can you use it for a...

    Krystal Clear much better. Can you use it for a larger window, like the lower one?
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    I just received from Fifer Hobby the Two Story...

    I just received from Fifer Hobby the Two Story Farm House kit from LaserKit. I have built several of their kits before and really like the quality. First step in this new era was to leave the box in...
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    Those who have used ground spices - do you have...

    Those who have used ground spices - do you have any problem with them attracting little forest critters, or would this regarding as a bonus? Hmmm. How small would an n scale ant be.....
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    For the Electrofrogs, you may find that you will...

    For the Electrofrogs, you may find that you will need to still power the frog separately if your locos stall. That can always be done after installation by installing a feeder soldered to the frog...
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    Let us know how the body mounts work - I still...

    Let us know how the body mounts work - I still have not replaced the Kato couplers on all cars yet, but was concerned that long passenger cars would need the swivel of the trucks for the couplers to...
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    Mark- I’ve always questioned model corn fields as...

    Mark- I’ve always questioned model corn fields as they never look quite real. When I saw your modified version, I again had to do a double take to make sure you hadn’t snuck in a prototype photo. As...
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    Body mount is even better!

    Body mount is even better!
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    You don’t have to replace the trucks. If you...

    You don’t have to replace the trucks. If you purchase MT body mount couplers, you can make a styrene extension that will hold the coupler. I have done this for Kato passenger cars (because I find...
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    So I need to plant a bunch of Preiser n scale...

    So I need to plant a bunch of Preiser n scale guys in yellow jackets along the edge of my layout to catch my derailments? Never thought of that!
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    Even for the prototype, I’d say that was pretty...

    Even for the prototype, I’d say that was pretty nimble. Look at how off-center the headlight is on the pilot wheels compared to the rest (starting at around 5:30 on the video). At least if this...
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    It comes in multiple colors - yellow might work...

    It comes in multiple colors - yellow might work for incandescent bulb effect.
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    I use white glue. Holds really well and if you...

    I use white glue. Holds really well and if you ever have to pull the track up, loosens with water.
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    Hurry. We can all post stuff without needing to...

    Hurry. We can all post stuff without needing to add photos. No stampedes until Moose can clean himself out of his room. By the sounds of it, we should be good for at least a week!
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