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  1. I also use adhesive caulk. Only needs to be...

    I also use adhesive caulk. Only needs to be applied under the frog area and under the ties on the three ends of the turnout; no caulk under the points/moving parts.
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    Happy for you, but I was hoping you'd keep the HO...

    Happy for you, but I was hoping you'd keep the HO dimensions and track plan but lay down N scale track in its place. That would allow for some great wide curves and bigger scenery opportunities.
  3. Thread: Wheel sets?

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    FYI, Exactrail now has their 33"and 36" .540"...

    FYI, Exactrail now has their 33"and 36" .540" metal wheels available. Order from your favorite dealer or direct: https://exactrail.com/collections/n-scale-parts

    They're good wheels, albeit the...
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    Might as well make it official: ...

    Might as well make it official:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=119531&stc=1
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    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS! ...

    Come on, Micro-Trains, YOU CAN DO THIS!

    https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/1080_SS_periodic_table_0-1028x579.png
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    Module Advantages: Portability, easier to move to...

    Module Advantages: Portability, easier to move to another place for display or relocation (Most layouts at train shows are modular; also personal modular layouts are preferred if you move houses...
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    The hill, you mean? It's a bunch of stacked...

    The hill, you mean?

    It's a bunch of stacked blue and white styrofoam, cut with a WS hot wire foam cutter, and a layer of Sculptamold to smooth out the gaps and rough areas. Some parts have...
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    Making A Hillside Letter

    Decided to make a hillside letter on my layout. There are about 500 of these overlooking small towns and cities in the western U.S. (Read more about them here:...
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    I've used Facebook to buy and sell N scale trains...

    I've used Facebook to buy and sell N scale trains and have never had a problem. I get more interest there than here (I love y'all, but most of the stuff I buy/sell is modern and intermodal, and I...
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    People who only own trains from one manufacturer...

    People who only own trains from one manufacturer are weird.
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    I've been an N scaler for almost 15 years and...

    I've been an N scaler for almost 15 years and never bought a Kato set, unless you're talking about Amtrak Superliners. But everything else has literally been individual cars.
  12. Cool, do they have a hitch so we can put these on...

    Cool, do they have a hitch so we can put these on flat/spine cars?
  13. Hey wait, I thought political/religious...

    Hey wait, I thought political/religious discussion is banned here.

    (Because talking about rail cleaning methods basically *is* the same thing as talking about politics/religion when you think...
  14. Wow thanks! A standard comb might have too large...

    Wow thanks! A standard comb might have too large a teeth, but I got this finer-toothed comb that came with my WS Static King grass applicator for brushing off excess static grass fibers.

    Now all I...
  15. The Static Grass Express Continues!

    Spent much of the past week laying down the static grass...


    Monday. February 22:

    Finished the base of the hill, and started working up the hill. It's important to work in small sections if...
  16. I've never had this problem. Could the static...

    I've never had this problem. Could the static cling issue be due to an environmental factor in your layout room? Perhaps it has very low humidity and/or static-prone carpeting?
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    I just hope Qantas' trademark lawyers won't be...

    I just hope Qantas' trademark lawyers won't be contacting Australian National's lawyers... :D

    https://images.moneycontrol.com/static-mcnews/2019/03/Qantas_A380-800_VH-OQL_SIN_2012-4-1-770x375.png
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    I like the parallelogram version; it seems to...

    I like the parallelogram version; it seems to resemble the silhouette of a speeding train. I like logos that have symbolic meaning.

    I wonder if the green could be a lighter, bolder shade for...
  19. My solution: Make your own tufts outside the...

    My solution: Make your own tufts outside the layout by applying static grass on blobs/dots/lines of tacky glue on parchment paper, let dry, and peel-off and and re-glue the grass tufts to these...
  20. DCC definitely gives you better slow-speed...

    DCC definitely gives you better slow-speed performance, but it also sounds like your loco needs to be broken-in.
  21. Yeah, I was seriously contemplating using a...

    Yeah, I was seriously contemplating using a shaver, but after testing it out on my Try-O-Rama next to some figures, it seemed just perfect for wild tall grass in N scale. The prototype grows between...
  22. Static grass at last!!! Here we go!!!

    The California Golden Grass (wild oatgrass) grows green in the Winter from the seasonal rains and gradually turns yellow through Spring and golden-colored during the Summer. My layout takes place in...
  23. Finish the Fascia First

    Time to lay down the static gr...Oops, gotta finish the fascia first! Drilled extra screw holes and added screw anchors in the foam, and then filled in the edge gap with WS Flex Paste.

    For the...
  24. I just bought a Woodland Scenics Static King. I...

    I just bought a Woodland Scenics Static King. I use it with a 12v AC adaptor and not the 9v battery. Been applying static grass since this weekend on my hillsides. Been learning more and more about...
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    The only reason for NOT gluing down ballast on...

    The only reason for NOT gluing down ballast on your model railroad layout is if you have an O or G or larger scale layout located outdoors.

    One of my friends recently built an O scale oval in his...
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