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    Probably the wisest course of action. Not...

    Probably the wisest course of action.

    Not actually expecting anyone to roll their own rail, my post was intended to be a little bit tongue-in-cheek; meant to point out that there are compromises...
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    #493 moved today under her own power, for the...

    #493 moved today under her own power, for the first time in 52 years.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107826&d=1579933872
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    Handlaying with code 40 will get you close, (at...

    Handlaying with code 40 will get you close, (at least for modern era track) but 100% accuracy? Nope. Code 40 is about 6.4 scale inches tall. About halfway between 100 and 115 pound rail. And, rail...
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    Pretty sure that was a joke, guys. The...

    Pretty sure that was a joke, guys.

    The wonderful thing about standards is, there's SO MANY to choose from!
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    There's a truss hidden under the walls and roof...

    There's a truss hidden under the walls and roof of covered bridges. And it's probably not treated to resist the weather. Creosote didn't come into widespread use until around the time of the Civil...
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    1920's Art Deco kits

    I found these lasercut 10mm wargaming kits just now. Thought some of you may be interested.

    https://blotz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=23_57_73
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    Looking for inspiration circa 1900

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=107641&d=1579382487

    I have a couple of books that are not railroad related, but they show a lot of buildings and other life around the...
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    Or you stop and drop the fire before you damage...

    Or you stop and drop the fire before you damage the crown sheet. Renders the locomotive operationally dead for the day, and the crew will catch hell for the delay, but it saves life, limb and...
  9. Not sure how I missed this thread. Very cool...

    Not sure how I missed this thread. Very cool stuff.

    I'm not seeing the photos of page 9 and 10 tho?
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    Do you have a U-Pull-It kind of junkyard handy? ...

    Do you have a U-Pull-It kind of junkyard handy? Maybe you could just get some off old cars?

    I was actually thinking maybe some sort of D-sub connector:...
  11. Thread: Railroad Jobs

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    I work in the roundhouse of the Durango and...

    I work in the roundhouse of the Durango and Silverton. My official job title is Machinist/Mechanic. In general terms, I service and repair locomotives. In the summertime, I work the evening shift. ...
  12. Thread: Laser Cutters

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    @spyder62...

    @spyder62 What sort of file type is required if one were to pursue this option? Would it need to be drawn in metric to scale? To how many decimal places of accuracy? Two? Or just one? Or is it...
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    Found this book in near perfect condition at an...

    Found this book in near perfect condition at an antique store this weekend. For 5 bucks, it just had to come home with me.
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  14. Wow trucking in the 30's was a lot different than...

    Wow trucking in the 30's was a lot different than trucking today. Ever see "They Drive by Night" with Humphrey Bogart? What a miserable life that must have been.
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    You could potentially use some ROW signs to...

    You could potentially use some ROW signs to increase the time between stations, handy for a small layout.

    The flags used for temporary speed restrictions are often reflective aluminum signs, not...
  16. So.... I know sticker shock has been brought up...

    So.... I know sticker shock has been brought up in this thread already. But I can't avoid it. There are some NICE laser cut models available. In fact there is one particular station I have the...
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    I want to say I saw an article regarding...

    I want to say I saw an article regarding narrowing an N scale model's gauge? I can't remember where, but I think it was a Bachmann 4-4-0. I could easily be wrong tho.
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    Sticky: Most everything I would recommend has already...

    Most everything I would recommend has already been mentioned.
    That's a pretty overwhelming list.

    I would tell a newcomer to buy just what you need at first.

    Don't overlook the beadwork aisle...
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    A couple of coats of actual sanding sealer and...

    A couple of coats of actual sanding sealer and sanding before, between, and after. It's not a fast process.

    Like you said tho, you don't see the fuzzys from normal viewing distance.
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^This! There's a few sources of...

    ^^^^^^^^^^^This!

    There's a few sources of wagons available, and a few figures around. The 2mm scale military figurines are also pretty close in size to N, but it would be nice to have more...
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    wombat457 Just out of curiosity... Where did...

    wombat457

    Just out of curiosity... Where did you order your stripwood from?
  22. Well that's good to hear he's still alive. I'm...

    Well that's good to hear he's still alive. I'm glad I was mistaken. Odd tho, I really do seem to remember reading something about it?
  23. Wasn't recent. Few years back. I read of his...

    Wasn't recent. Few years back. I read of his passing in MR magazine.

    Or at least... I THINK I remember reading this??
  24. The only reason ConCor is not as active today is...

    The only reason ConCor is not as active today is the owner of the company got sick and died. Nobody in the company really stepped up to take the lead in creative development. However nobody can say...
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    I've always wanted one of those old econolines. ...

    I've always wanted one of those old econolines. There's a badass van about he same era down in Farmington someone already started cutomizing, it had big n' littles, side pipes, and coolest of all,...
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