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    Any particular reason for the simple ladders in...

    Any particular reason for the simple ladders in staging yard? Seems to me that compound ladders would give a lot more usable space to park trains.

    I'm excited to follow along on this build!
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    Just my humble opinion here, but if people don't...

    Just my humble opinion here, but if people don't like Mr. Patterson's show because of his personality, wouldn't making him do N scale give our scale more negative than positive publicity for the same...
  3. Interesting thread idea! For me, that moment...

    Interesting thread idea!
    For me, that moment was getting to actually work in other scales. While in college, I ran my own side business of working on DCC installs and building layouts locally in...
  4. When I got into N scale as a teen, it was exactly...

    When I got into N scale as a teen, it was exactly for both those reasons, space and more financially economic. I know, it's hard to see the where N scale is cheaper when looking at the new products...
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    Going off memory here from when I opened up a...

    Going off memory here from when I opened up a turnout to figure out how they work, but I'm quite sure that the Kato #6 turnouts are not fully power routing. The two diverging frog rails are gapped...
  6. Good thinking! Keep in mind this only works with...

    Good thinking! Keep in mind this only works with Digitrax systems (unless some have added it while I haven't been paying attention, lol)

    Also, this buzzing really isn't good for the motor. I've...
  7. Sounds like it doesn't have a decoder, aka, it's...

    Sounds like it doesn't have a decoder, aka, it's plain DC.
    Check the box. "DCC equipped" should mean it's supposed to have a decoder, but "DCC ready" generally means it doesn't have a decoder, but...
  8. Another thing to try is making sure the cars roll...

    Another thing to try is making sure the cars roll very freely. Metal wheelsets are a big help in that, I've seen a train of 50 cars pulled by one of the Arnold SW1's on level track, but only after...
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    I tend to design most of my structures in 3D in...

    I tend to design most of my structures in 3D in Sketchup, then use the Flattery plugin to 'unfold' the 3D model into a 2D printable cardstock model. This method works well for simplistic modern...
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    It's a DC board. On the left side there are...

    It's a DC board. On the left side there are numbered pads/holes for adding a hard wired decoder. The six pin plug most likely goes to the locomotive. It's very common for DC locomotives to have some...
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    One thing to keep in mind. There is a saying that...

    One thing to keep in mind. There is a saying that a model railroad is really never finished; and it's got more than a little truth to it. Half the fun of model railroading is the building if the...
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    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook....

    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook. Looks like they are still rebuilding, but coming along nicely.
    I'd post a link, but I can't figure out how to get a link from the FB app on my...
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    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact...

    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact tabs on the shell and engine to transfer power for the lights. Takes a little bit of fabricating, but lets you remove the shell without pulling the...
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    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over,...

    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over, and I currently don't have the time, space, or money to continue. Everything except for a few trains and some track are in storage until time permits...
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    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!

    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!
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    Do your research, because this is off the top of...

    Do your research, because this is off the top of my head, but this is what it looks like per my guess.

    M+ and M- are your motor connections, the orange and gray wires (if it runs backwards, switch...
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    Might help to add your decoder info so we can get...

    Might help to add your decoder info so we can get a little more specific, but it sounds like your decoder's kick start is set too high.

    Andrew
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    Somewhere online there's a video of an Arnold SW1...

    Somewhere online there's a video of an Arnold SW1 with sound. I want to say I've also seen a video of a Bachmann 44 tonner with sound as well. Definitely not easy installs, but apparently doable.
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  19. There was someone who made them with the base....

    There was someone who made them with the base. They made a variety of switch stands and other details for several brands of track. Though they've been temporarily (I think?) closed for a few years...
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    Whenever I was building complex track work, I'd...

    Whenever I was building complex track work, I'd do a pencil sketch first. I'd draw the main rails, then go back and draw the gaurdrails needed. I don't know how comfortable you are hand laying track...
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    I like the idea of a DIY stand. I was actually...

    I like the idea of a DIY stand. I was actually looking into it a month or two ago, but haven't had the time to do anything yet. I was thinking of using something like these, but my holdup was needing...
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    It's fairly easy to make a custom turnouts and...

    It's fairly easy to make a custom turnouts and crossovers in XTrackCad. I used to do it all the time when I was designing trackplans. Life's been busy lately, but if I get time in the next couple...
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    Ordered from this guy a while back and the laser...

    Ordered from this guy a while back and the laser paper works well, nice and thin.

    http://www.tangopapadecals.com/paper.htm

    Andrew
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    It's more project oriented vs. large scale wiring...

    It's more project oriented vs. large scale wiring project oriented, but for electronics CAD program I use Fritzing now and then.

    Andrew
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    We could volunteer a moose stampede to get the...

    We could volunteer a moose stampede to get the pictures, but then, methinks we're missing something crucial... Hard to have a moose stampede without the moose! Lol
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