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    I had to do a double-take on this picture. I...

    I had to do a double-take on this picture. I thought somebody had sliced-and-diced a passenger train into low-profile "backboard" scenery, but then I realized it was just a reflection :)
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    At the risk of sounding like a geezer, I think...

    At the risk of sounding like a geezer, I think everything has become too complicated. It takes me 30 minutes and a deep dive into the owner's manual just to adjust the picture on my television.
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    This guy uses a nail or a pin with the clip....

    This guy uses a nail or a pin with the clip. Dunno if that's how you did it?


    https://youtu.be/3K-qWXJhRkU

    -Mark
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    https://www.religiousforums.com/data/attachment-fi...

    https://www.religiousforums.com/data/attachment-files/2018/09/29661_802ce7ddaef8e5b47e15862a85307430.jpeg
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    I've wasted much of my week trying to write a...

    I've wasted much of my week trying to write a review of the new Atlas ALP loco. This thing is nothing like anything Atlas has ever made in N scale and it's fighting me every inch of the way as I...
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    Actually, I took that picture last Christmas (not...

    Actually, I took that picture last Christmas (not that the snow isn't already bearing down on us :-/).

    -Mark
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    Aha, good call. If you look at the other side of...

    Aha, good call. If you look at the other side of the pole (via google earth) it does appear that there's something running into the ground -...
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    Question for the electrical experts

    Can someone explain this to me? There's a line of utility poles running along the highway in front of this Cargill facility. Several of the wires shoot off and go over the road to a pole in front of...
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    The PS 4427 hopper is an ex-Walthers car (one of...

    The PS 4427 hopper is an ex-Walthers car (one of several former Walthers cars Atlas has re-released recently). The Airslide 4180 was actually developed by BLMA (albeit never produced). Atlas carried...
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    Incidentally, if you guessed that that storage...

    Incidentally, if you guessed that that storage tank started out its life as this, you have a very good eye :)

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bYoAAOSwluxalMCF/s-l640.jpg

    Whatever works, amirite?...
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    Thanks! And yes, I do - it's an access platform...

    Thanks! And yes, I do - it's an access platform for getting on top of semi trailers. That particular one was made by Bullard - https://www.bullardeng.com/products

    -Mark
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    Thanks! The trailer is from Shapeways (and one of...

    Thanks! The trailer is from Shapeways (and one of the best printings I've ever gotten from them) -...
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    I've been adding some of the free standing...

    I've been adding some of the free standing details to my Cargill complex. It's tough to get in there for tight shots, so let's try a little aerial photography instead -
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    The finishing putty (the stuff that comes in a...

    The finishing putty (the stuff that comes in a tube and doesn't require any mixing). I find it less annoying to work with than Squadron Putty (et al).

    -Mark
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    Bondo putty also does a nice job. -Mark

    Bondo putty also does a nice job.

    -Mark
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    First thing to try is always a decoder reset....

    First thing to try is always a decoder reset. Write 8 to CV8.

    -Mark
  17. From what I've read, people have had lots of...

    From what I've read, people have had lots of problems with the 2017 run of big boys and challengers. My guess is that Athearn switched factories and the new factory dropped the ball, but that's just...
  18. Yes, the sound works on DC as well as DCC. ...

    Yes, the sound works on DC as well as DCC.

    There's a lot of stuff on that review page, so perhaps you missed this bit about my misadventures with the 2017 production run -

    I ran into a rather...
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    The Atlas shipping schedule claims that the track...

    The Atlas shipping schedule claims that the track items announced in 2017 will ship this quarter (of which there are like 2 weeks left, so they better hurry).

    -Mark
  20. Despite the debacle that my last one turned out...

    Despite the debacle that my last one turned out to be, I'm going to give Athearn another shot. But I'm definitely more excited about the Kato version.

    -Mark
  21. I'll be getting one (of course). -Mark

    I'll be getting one (of course).

    -Mark
  22. Is this what you're looking for?...

    Is this what you're looking for? http://www.broadway-limited2.com/support/P2%20N%20Scale%20E6%20AB.PDF

    -Mark
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    Gotta love a well organized workshop! :thumbs-up:...

    Gotta love a well organized workshop! :thumbs-up:

    -Mark
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    I swear I've been doing some actual modeling, but...

    I swear I've been doing some actual modeling, but it's all kind of a work in progress so no pictures. However, I did pay someone else to make some nifty new wall art for me, and of that I do have...
  25. All IMRC SD40T-2's are DCC Ready. Based on the...

    All IMRC SD40T-2's are DCC Ready. Based on the picture on my website, it looks like I wound up using a bit of Kapton tape on the chassis to prevent short circuits.

    -Mark
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