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    Sorry to hear about your knee buddy. Hope that...

    Sorry to hear about your knee buddy. Hope that heals real fast. Three of my friends have had complete knee replacements within the last 90 days. Glad to hear you are not number four. Stay cool in...
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    https://www.showcaseminiatures.net/n_scale/n_scale_century_foundry_signals/

    Check these out Jim. Search light signals don't get any better than this in N scale
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    That's a bummer for sure Dennis. BLI could have...

    That's a bummer for sure Dennis. BLI could have prevented this from ever happening if they would have just inserted one diode on the input to their circuit. The additional cost would have been...
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    If you have regulars on your crew Allen, I'd ask...

    If you have regulars on your crew Allen, I'd ask them this question. You might find that a few of them have a similar idea. It will also make them feel like they had some input to this, rather that...
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    Your layout is coming along really nice Allen. I...

    Your layout is coming along really nice Allen. I wish I had a basement right now. 100* all week and no place to hide.
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    Hey Bob, just give Micro Engineering a call. ...

    Hey Bob, just give Micro Engineering a call. They're really great people and can tell you the correct answer. They gave me tour of their facilities back in the90s.
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    Seeing that you have spurs in both directions you...

    Seeing that you have spurs in both directions you will need a run around track in there somewhere. If you plan to have temporary extensions off the ends for the main line you're good, but if no,t...
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    In the town of Snoqualmie about a mile off I-90...

    In the town of Snoqualmie about a mile off I-90 is a restored NP station and a lot of old cars and locos parked along the main street in town. Worth driving by for sure. If I had time for only one...
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    Well Bob, I totally understand. I made this...

    Well Bob, I totally understand. I made this decision a couple of years ago myself. I grew up in a town that had a steeple cab which hauled refer cars of apples to the U.P. interchange. I found a...
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    No need for a double ended siding in front of the...

    No need for a double ended siding in front of the warehouse Allen. You have already laid enough turnouts. You can go into the two spurs with a light engine and pull the outbound cars out and push...
  11. Those large rolls of paper are delivered from the...

    Those large rolls of paper are delivered from the mill in hi-cube or over height box cars. They are stacked two high and a real challenge to get the first few out the door with a clamp truck. Ask...
  12. Congrats on your new place Ryan, and with a train...

    Congrats on your new place Ryan, and with a train room to boot. How cool. It's nice to see you have a lot of railroad attached to your signature module. I hope you don't regret not finishing the...
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    I see what you mean, but that's not too difficult...

    I see what you mean, but that's not too difficult to make right. Simply run a connecting rod (wire) under the adjacent switch and locate the ground throw in the paved area with the other two. Then...
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    Tear off a piece of plastic wrap and lay it on...

    Tear off a piece of plastic wrap and lay it on your table. Then set your freight car in the center. Pull the plastic wrap up over the sides and then place your freight car in the foam tray. I've...
  15. Very impressive David. Should be a "million...

    Very impressive David. Should be a "million record seller". Best wishes for a great N-scale product.
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    Forget modeling Allan, you could have a full time...

    Forget modeling Allan, you could have a full time job as a video producer. Very professional in dead. All those head end cars look real nice also. Just the right amount of weathering. You're a...
  17. Personally I think #10 and #12 gauge wire for a...

    Personally I think #10 and #12 gauge wire for a buss run is total overkill. Check the chart and see the voltage drop. If you think you can tell a difference just turn up the throttle. I have never...
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    Liquid dish soap works well. Only need a couple...

    Liquid dish soap works well. Only need a couple of drops to break up the surface tension on the water. Funny story..........back in the 70s a friend used this method for gluing down his ballast. I...
  19. Where exactly is this place? Can you tell us a...

    Where exactly is this place? Can you tell us a little more about what's there. How long was the train ride?
  20. Those are some really nice soldering stations...

    Those are some really nice soldering stations there in the pictures. Every time I had enough saved up to get one I spent it on something else. Believe it or not I have a soldering pencil that I...
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    Those are some nice looking cars Allen. The...

    Those are some nice looking cars Allen. The layout's coming along nicely now that the kitchen is finally finished. I enjoy following your progress.
  22. Sprint is taking over RS in Ashland Oregon where...

    Sprint is taking over RS in Ashland Oregon where I live the end of this month. It was nice to just run down the street to get that one part to finish a project when I needed it. I'm getting tired...
  23. I've gone through two rolls of desoldering braid...

    I've gone through two rolls of desoldering braid in the last month so believe me when I say that "what's left is what's left". If you feel the need to go one step farther then take an old T shirt...
  24. I'm glad to hear that someone made it to the...

    I'm glad to hear that someone made it to the show. Monroe was always my favorite when I lived in the area. Did anyone take any pictures?
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    Your layout is coming along nicely. I'm enjoying...

    Your layout is coming along nicely. I'm enjoying following your progress. It looks like your overhead lighting is getting the job done. Best wishes Jess.
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