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    Shoot, I might even steal your track plan....

    Shoot, I might even steal your track plan. Ingeneously simple, yet I can see it being something of a small industrial park.

    But for your purposes, that's just about complicated enough for a...
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    Poll: I use hollow-core doors, both whole (a 36x80-inch...

    I use hollow-core doors, both whole (a 36x80-inch for the Slate Fork) and in part, as I'm doing for the extension.

    I top this with 2-inch extruded foam board.

    Were I building a layout that...
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    https://youtu.be/yy0q2lAggHI Fast forward to...

    https://youtu.be/yy0q2lAggHI

    Fast forward to 4:45, or watch the whole clip. One of the best movies ever made. ....
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    "Pondering" as in enjoying a well-earned German...

    "Pondering" as in enjoying a well-earned German brew, perhaps?:D

    That's some quality benchwork construction, el Gato Gordo.
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    It's gotta be a steam locomotive bell, as you...

    It's gotta be a steam locomotive bell, as you probably know. Sunrise used to make them, long ago.
  6. Fox Valley wide tread, but they are hard to come...

    Fox Valley wide tread, but they are hard to come by lately.
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    Despite its occasional inner turmoils, the good...

    Despite its occasional inner turmoils, the good ol' US of A is still a great nation that's done great things, and will do great things again!

    Never perfect, founded by imperfect men, sometimes...
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    So you got a -- wait for it -- lager-ing...

    So you got a -- wait for it -- lager-ing railroad!

    OK, heading out fast afore el Gato Gordo comes riding in.
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    If it's the same railroad, probably just one per...

    If it's the same railroad, probably just one per day in each direction, unless you artificially shrink the tonnage per transfer job so there is more than one. But from my almost daily observations,...
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    Depended on the railroad's signal engineering...

    Depended on the railroad's signal engineering standards. But I've removed pole line that was much higher than 10 feet off the ground -- 15' at least. But 15-20' seems a reasonable height for a model...
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    Great photos, Allen! I like old bridge too, but...

    Great photos, Allen! I like old bridge too, but would not have enjoyed maintaining that SA signal.
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    I think wax paper can hold a static charge,...

    I think wax paper can hold a static charge, Gordon. Or maybe it's cellophane wrap . . .
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    danb, are you referring to telephone poles or...

    danb, are you referring to telephone poles or wayside line poles? Just wondering. I'm sure any published standard for my employer is long gone, as pole line is all but gone, but I generally space...
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    Having worked on the OT between LaPine and...

    Having worked on the OT between LaPine and Madras, I can tell all here that OTFan has nailed the scenery.
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    I found that UP Armour Yellow was sorta-kinda...

    I found that UP Armour Yellow was sorta-kinda close the yellow SP&S used. Someone mentioned years ago to me that the yellow NP used was closer. When I got a bottle of the Dupont enamel paint in the...
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    The one and only time I used Homasote for...

    The one and only time I used Homasote for subroadbed, I sealed it with shellac to help prevent delamination during wet work. Not sure it made a lick of difference. But the fumes from the shellac?...
  17. But do you post photos twice, hmmm?

    But do you post photos twice, hmmm?
  18. And I believe one photo per turnout per The Moose...

    And I believe one photo per turnout per The Moose Rules is the expectation! ;)
  19. That's how I would describe my Atlas curved TOs...

    That's how I would describe my Atlas curved TOs too.
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    Yes, what dave68124 said. Nice work!

    Yes, what dave68124 said. Nice work!
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    Obsolete: Out of date; cause (a product or idea)...

    Obsolete: Out of date; cause (a product or idea) to be or become obsolete by replacing it with something new.
    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/obsolete

    Sounds like DC (analog), while still a...
  22. I'm working on an extension for the Slate Fork....

    I'm working on an extension for the Slate Fork. Hope to be laying track by Labor Day or sooner.

    I'd been gifted several Atlas code 55 #7 turnouts. But I decided not to use them. Don't trust 'em...
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    The extras look to be worth the price of...

    The extras look to be worth the price of admission. So in answer to your question: Not unless one thinks already they know everything there is to know about model railroading. ...

    I'm not wild...
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    Not so. DCC provides constant voltage at the...

    Not so. DCC provides constant voltage at the rails, improving performance and requires rails and wheels to be no more clean than with DC. Try running at walking speed on DC with slightly dirty track....
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    Then there's "Nebraska. You won't like it here....

    Then there's "Nebraska. You won't like it here. And that's just fine with us."

    Back to cleaning track. ...
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