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    NtheBasement, that’s a great resource. Thanks.

    NtheBasement, that’s a great resource. Thanks.
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    Can a moose be hooked up to an A frame log hoist...

    Can a moose be hooked up to an A frame log hoist and be willing to endlessly pull logs up and down all day? I assume that’s why they call them steam donkeys rather than steam mooses. :)
  3. I own two BLI Alco PAs and two F units, all with...

    I own two BLI Alco PAs and two F units, all with DCC and sound. Most of my other locos are Kato. From my experience there are no diesels that compare to Kato operationally. I have rarely had a Kato...
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    How tall is a donkey?

    Iím constructing a logging camp and would like to include a steam donkey to power an A frame log hoist. I can find two options, but neither seems the right size. I know that these must have been...
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    How about building a N scale model of it?

    How about building a N scale model of it?
  6. Thread: photo backdrops

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    Gregb: I did the same rummaging around as you...

    Gregb:

    I did the same rummaging around as you did; I actually spent way too long before taking action. What I concluded was that the best backdrop for my needs was stocked by Backdrop Warehouse....
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    I screw and glue risers to my roadbed, but only...

    I screw and glue risers to my roadbed, but only screw to the joists. Iíve had to move some risers to make changes, and itís nice to be able to adjust the risers by simply unscrewing them.
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    Moose like to eat tall grass. You need a moose.

    Moose like to eat tall grass. You need a moose.
  9. Thread: Atlas SD24 advice

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    Welcome to nscale.net. Make sure you use a...

    Welcome to nscale.net. Make sure you use a plastic compatible lubricant (Labelle is a commonly used brand) and use it very sparingly. Too much and it will gunk up the gears and attract more dust.
  10. Thread: Let's talk peeps

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    I have tried one of the non-painted sets and had...

    I have tried one of the non-painted sets and had moderate success in paintng them. Optivisors help a lot. They are good, but not the quality of Prieser or WS pre-painted. I also bought a bag of 100...
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    Glad you got your tunnels excavated without undue...

    Glad you got your tunnels excavated without undue distress or broken antlers. If you need teleportation, as ChicagoRail suggests, I heard a rumor that JMRI is working on a new add-on, TransporterPro.
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    I feel your pain! I have had to put shims...

    I feel your pain! I have had to put shims underneath several Woodland Scenics double track tunnel portals because they are not quite tall enough unless you run a single track right through the...
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    Tony: if I understand your question correctly,...

    Tony: if I understand your question correctly, you can tell the brand of decoder installed in any engine by reading CV 08, then looking up the manufacturer ID. If you are using JMRI, Decoder Pro has...
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    I haven't installed the trip pins, pbender, so I...

    I haven't installed the trip pins, pbender, so I will give that a try next. Not sure I want to silicone the couplers shut at this point, so I am leaning in the direction of just installing the MTs,...
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    I have ESUs (pre-installed) in a few Kato locos...

    I have ESUs (pre-installed) in a few Kato locos and like the sound, however, programming is a bit of a problem unless you have the ESU programmer. I have tried with a Digitrax throttle and also tried...
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    Kato City of Los Angeles uncoupling problem

    I have been running the new Kato City of Los Angeles around my layout and every so often one of several cars will uncouple (not the same car each time, but some have this problem and others not)....
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    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have...

    Thanks for the nice words. It is great to have the support and encouragement of the Nscale.net community. Especially since I have admired many of your own awesome layouts over the net. This great...
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    DanB's Layout Thread - California Rails

    I have been a member of this forum since 2012, and for most of the past 6 years have mostly read and learned from everyone (many thanks!). Over the past two years, as I have been more active in...
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    Any hope for a cell phone version of JMRI?

    Any hope for a cell phone version of JMRI?
  20. Thread: Ballasting ...

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    I agree with Allen’s suggestion. Although No. 50...

    I agree with Allen’s suggestion. Although No. 50 is closer to prototype size, it looks a bit too uniform. Mixing in some larger “stones” might be just the thing you need.
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    I have a love-hate relationship with painting DPM...

    I have a love-hate relationship with painting DPM buildings. I dread starting because of the fine brushwork around windows and trim, but feel very satisfied when done.
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    I agree. Roof details are awesome. Can’t wait to...

    I agree. Roof details are awesome. Can’t wait to see the completed consist.
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    I managed to reset the decoder but would consider...

    I managed to reset the decoder but would consider the ESU programmer for ease of programming if it worked with Macs.
  24. Thread: Inserting Risers

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    Your layout looks great. Remember: Once itís...

    Your layout looks great. Remember: Once itís covered with scenery, all benchwork - whether professional woodworker or amateur, will disappear.
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    Mac: is a fiberglass scratch brush the same as a...

    Mac: is a fiberglass scratch brush the same as a fiberglass pencil? What brand and type did you use?

    Thanks,

    Dan
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