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    Ok. So after 9 months of neglect made some...

    Ok. So after 9 months of neglect made some progress on this one over the last week. I did some serious trimming of the shell and the chassis and got it to look pretty good.

    I also dcc'd the...
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    Any new news on this one. I'm having similar...

    Any new news on this one. I'm having similar type issues. Did you replace decoder and if so did it work then?

    I know mine is not just a motor issue because headlight falls out as well. It's...
  3. Agree with the small steamers though the MRC...

    Agree with the small steamers though the MRC 4-4-0 that came this your is great! Specifically 0-6-0 for me and a climax for logging would be cool.

    Would also like some reruns of the streamliners...
  4. They look really goods honestly. Only suggestion...

    They look really goods honestly. Only suggestion would be if you can spread them out a little more ( I know you already mentioned this being the challenge). But, in my opinion they still look to...
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    Totally agree., If your not a big tinkerer with...

    Totally agree., If your not a big tinkerer with CVs etc then you don't need it at all. For me it makes things 75% easier on the more complex CVs but it's not a necessity at all.
  6. You do have to take your whole layout into...

    You do have to take your whole layout into account. I honestly won't run more then 2 locos at once but I have a 9 stall roundhouse and if you put 9 sound decoder locos sitting even idling on there...
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    So have had both. I like the MRC except...

    So have had both.

    I like the MRC except for 1 exception. I simply cannot get it to play nice with JMRI. I have gone round and round with them and it just doesn't. I love JMRI and...
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    Totally agree, do what you want. If you want...

    Totally agree, do what you want. If you want prototypical fine but I am one who often puts stuff where is has no place. I have Japanese bullet trains, the UK underground Tube, early American...
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    Ok some progress. The 13R is definitely the...

    Ok some progress.

    The 13R is definitely the best fit. I did a little trimming with a dremel on the inside of the shell and if fits over very well. It might well sit ~2mm above the non-powered...
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    Sitting on the prototype as I type. Now I'm...

    Sitting on the prototype as I type. Now I'm super motivated. Will definitely play with them some this weekend when I get back if only a spray coat.
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    Thanks once again ChicagoNW. I am still used to...

    Thanks once again ChicagoNW. I am still used to modeling "normal" trains where you hook and unhook a bunch but given these guys will remain together pretty much 100% of the time so something simple...
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    :) Well I've stepped over that gap hundreds of...

    :) Well I've stepped over that gap hundreds of times and it's probably 3 inches on average so divide by 160 around 0.5mm! I definitely want to find some mind the gap decals (I could always probably...
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    Thanks makes total sense. I will order a set of...

    Thanks makes total sense. I will order a set of the Bandai's and a set of tomix so I have all 3 to play with. I really wish they still made those Bandai's with the pickups like shown. Could add...
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    Ok I looked at dimensions and think the TM 13 is...

    Ok I looked at dimensions and think the TM 13 is the one. I ordered two in case I screw one up converting to DCC. I also ordered a pair of the Kato 11 099 trucks to try out. I think the floor of...
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    Thanks ChicagoNW and intermodalman. Both very...

    Thanks ChicagoNW and intermodalman. Both very helpful posts.

    I did get the chassis's in yesterday and they are OK. I will need to trim around 0.5mm from both sides to get the to fit right. I...
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    Shapeways London Underground/Tube build

    So by way of introduction I have only been back in the hobby for ~6 months now. 20 years ago I was pretty heavy in HO but life happens etc.


    Anyway, I have a 2.5 year old that loves trains...
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    Totally agree with above. Sometimes they can be...

    Totally agree with above. Sometimes they can be a bit slow but they will make it right virtually no questions asked
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