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    I have 27 locos that I own, 25 of which are...

    I have 27 locos that I own, 25 of which are operational with DCC decoders. One has a broken decoder and another is a DC loco that has not yet had its wired decoder installed yet.
    I also have about...
  2. This should be the official motto of this site: ...

    This should be the official motto of this site:

    "nScale.net: Mooses, Wombats and Aliens...OH MY!"
  3. LOL, I've been on this site for 13 years and here...

    LOL, I've been on this site for 13 years and here are the most common threads that seem to recycle over time: :lol:

    - What is the best way to clean track?
    - What is the best track?
    - Who makes...
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    Supply ran out. According to Yankee Dabbler,...

    Supply ran out. According to Yankee Dabbler, they're taking pre-orders, so it looks like it's forthcoming.
  5. Thread: Tree Sizes

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    Trees grow in different sizes according to age...

    Trees grow in different sizes according to age and species. But do consider the scale of the trunk and branches - A 2" HO scale tree might actually be more out of scale than a 4" N scale tree.
    ...
  6. Marker lights for a passenger car or an EOT/FRED?

    Marker lights for a passenger car or an EOT/FRED?
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    Poll: I model modern-era Union Pacific. So my foamer...

    I model modern-era Union Pacific. So my foamer activities inspire and guide what I model. I love the challenge of modeling what I see.
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    A crying shame that there are no companies other...

    A crying shame that there are no companies other than Atlas and Micro Engineering that make proper Code 55 track and turnouts.
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    Plaster cloth, like the on Woodland Scenics uses,...

    Plaster cloth, like the on Woodland Scenics uses, uses Hydrocal plaster, which is both stronger and lighter than conventional Plaster of Paris. That's the main reason why Hydrocal has been the...
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    I use plaster cloth *WITH* foam, not instead of...

    I use plaster cloth *WITH* foam, not instead of it. Plaster cloth can fill gaps/holes/valleys in an economical way. I've also used plaster cloth with white foam (Despite what you've heard, white...
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    Must have started around 5? Years old with a...

    Must have started around 5? Years old with a Lionel O27 train set in the mid-1970s. But since I was a little kid then, it just became a toy that was mostly broken. The power pack, one flatcar and a...
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    And that's why my mention of "sky" in "sky blue"...

    And that's why my mention of "sky" in "sky blue" is an adjective and not a noun. :p
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    Different places have different climactic...

    Different places have different climactic conditions...My layout's geography is the San Joaquin Valley of California. It gets pretty hot and dry during the Summer. Not much water in the air.
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    Painting the Room Sky Blue?

    My layout is free-standing and requires access from all sides, so a backdrop is not feasible. Still. I wonder whether painting the entire room a blue sky color would serve as a de facto backdrop.
    My...
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    All ScaleTrains sound-equipped locos come with...

    All ScaleTrains sound-equipped locos come with ESU LokSound decoders. I bought two ScaleTrains ET44 GEVOs, one with sound and one DC version, but also purchased a decoder with it (ESU LokPilot Micro...
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    I interpreted it as seeing an overview of the...

    I interpreted it as seeing an overview of the entire layout in one shot, not just a focused scene.

    Here's my humble 4x8', if it matters...
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    Sticky: True that magazines print those kinds of...

    True that magazines print those kinds of questions, but then again, magazines also have editors that filter out the subjective superlatives :)
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    When I travel, I see it as a vacation from...

    When I travel, I see it as a vacation from everyday life, my modeling included. But I do try to visit hobby shops, museums, etc when I travel. And of course, traveling by train helps.
    Back in...
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    Not all of us can live the rock star lifestyle...

    Not all of us can live the rock star lifestyle though :)
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    Sticky: I think what's more funny than someone asking...

    I think what's more funny than someone asking basic questions is that whenever someone online asks questions like, "What is the best manufacturer of N scale locomotives?" or "What is be best kind of...
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    You pay just as much if not more for a BLI loco...

    You pay just as much if not more for a BLI loco (with sound and klunky "details" :lol:), yet the BLI is a clearly inferior product.

    The only real complaint I've been hearing about the ScaleTrains...
  22. LaBelle 106 grease and 108 oil is all you really...

    LaBelle 106 grease and 108 oil is all you really need.

    Also keep in mind, N scale gears are smaller than HO or O scale mechanisms, so if you need to lube at all, it should only really be an...
  23. Static Grass Applicators - Does Voltage Matter?

    I'm currently in the market for a static grass applicator. I'm a total newbie when it comes to static grass. I've long shied away from it due to the $100 applicators that first hit the market, as...
  24. A couple years ago, there was a World's Greatest...

    A couple years ago, there was a World's Greatest Hobby Show near me. At the show was Con-Cor and they had a huge selection of their containers on display and were selling them at a good discount.
    ...
  25. They're the undisputed king of foobies, and they...

    They're the undisputed king of foobies, and they don't care!

    Back in the '80s they made decent HO models and were the first N scale manufacturer to do modernish well car/spine car intermodal, but...
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