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    Doesn't affect the lights at all. What I'm...

    Doesn't affect the lights at all. What I'm suggesting simply reverses the motor's polarity, in order to make it run in the direction that matches the lights. On a great number of locomotives that...
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    Very possible the motor is simply installed...

    Very possible the motor is simply installed upside down, or wired backwards if it's hardwired. (I've never seen a hardwired DC locomotive with directional lighting, but all that means is I've never...
  3. Thread: Lumber prices

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    The last few times I've looked at plywood at the...

    The last few times I've looked at plywood at the big box stores around me, I wouldn't buy the crap they were offering at any price. I sure hope that "Give me everything you can" attitude that...
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    Might try here: ...

    Might try here:

    https://www.royalemodels.com/Shop
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    So what all did you get?

    So what all did you get?
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    Who makes the hotel next to the Sherriff's office?

    Who makes the hotel next to the Sherriff's office?
  7. I read somewhere Republic Locomotive Works was...

    I read somewhere Republic Locomotive Works was acquired by Monroe Models.

    http://www.monroemodels.us/

    That deal on the Nn3 Handbook and a track gauge looks like a bargain!
  8. That's what jigs are for. Make a jig first, use...

    That's what jigs are for. Make a jig first, use it to bend your wires. They come out all the same.

    For the record I'm with Gary on this one. Simpler's better.
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    So what's the difference between a tramway and a...

    So what's the difference between a tramway and a railway?
  10. Do you have a plan how you're going to control...

    Do you have a plan how you're going to control the motor an index the table to the tracks?

    A few years ago I was working out an arrangement for my sliding staging yard idea, I actually worked out...
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    The wooden prop locomotive used on the sound...

    The wooden prop locomotive used on the sound stage is still preserved today in a park in Durango, CO. It's called the Emma Sweeney, and honestly it doesn't look very much like the Sierra #3 except at...
  12. Thread: Other hobbies?

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    Drinking. While soaking in the hot tub. ...

    Drinking. While soaking in the hot tub.

    That's my primary hobby. N scale is ancillary. :lol:

    I also read and collect old railroad books, drive and and tinker with old cars, and work on...
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    Yes. Cool display. I'm sure the interactive...

    Yes.

    Cool display. I'm sure the interactive part will be popular with visitors.

    What do the lights on the ground between the rows of guns that you show at the beginning of the video represent?
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    I have had mixed success with Micro Set, a pencil...

    I have had mixed success with Micro Set, a pencil eraser, and Q-tip. Mixed success meaning sometimes it got the lettering off, sometimes it got some of it off, and sometimes it's didn't do anything...
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    That really amazes me as well. I have often...

    That really amazes me as well. I have often suspected that if Peco made an N scale equivalent of their HO code 83 North American profile track it would sell like mad. But thinking about it a bit...
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    It is! After being unrepresented for so long in...

    It is! After being unrepresented for so long in N scale, Peco is finally making N scale track for the Hollandsche IJzeren Spoorweg-Maatschappij!
  17. Thread: Old Maps Online

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    Old Maps Online

    This website has probably been mentioned before but I had completely forgotten about it until "discovering" it again today. Potentially very useful:
    https://www.oldmapsonline.org/


    Some other...
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    Are you operating tomorrow? Or railfanning?

    Are you operating tomorrow? Or railfanning?
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    That kiln roof is INSANE! Is that actually...

    That kiln roof is INSANE! Is that actually shingle sheet? How did you lay that out? Very cool work, Moose
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    Now I'm curious how many square feet of railroad...

    Now I'm curious how many square feet of railroad has been covered by those 1800 trees?
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    Beautiful scenery. Do you make your trees or buy...

    Beautiful scenery. Do you make your trees or buy them?

    And who makes that awesome depot kit?
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    Nice work Gordon. Those candles are an awesome...

    Nice work Gordon. Those candles are an awesome detail
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    Jan, did you ever finish this project? Im...

    Jan, did you ever finish this project? Im excited to see how you finish up the roof.
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    That is understatement, but absolutely true....

    That is understatement, but absolutely true. Foobies can run both ways in time, actually. I recently came upon some research that suggested a particular micro-trains car was lettered for a real...
  25. I'm happy for the 3985. I hated seeing it...

    I'm happy for the 3985. I hated seeing it neglected in favor of "The Biggest" or "The Fastest" :rolleyes:

    Personally, I think the RRHMA should paint it for Clinchfield or Rio Grande out of spite....
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