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    I have one, sans sound. The Intermountain...

    I have one, sans sound. The Intermountain SD40-2s, as Spooks noted, require an extensive break-in period. Like.. significantly higher than any other loco I own. It took mine a couple of weeks of use...
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    I like it. Always loved the aesthetics of the...

    I like it. Always loved the aesthetics of the high-hood diesels.

    Especially love running them at a show long-hood forward and making some railroad know-it-all's head explode :D
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    Since starting my layout I've become a big fan of...

    Since starting my layout I've become a big fan of nscale door layouts. Small, lightweight, can be portable if required, and as you said in this vid you can pack a lot of operational potential into...
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    Yea I think I'll try the shim method -easiest fix...

    Yea I think I'll try the shim method -easiest fix for now. This isn't going to be a permanent member of my layout, just something to pull out and run every now and then or maybe at the club here and...
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    Eh, well, that sucks. I guess a shelf queen it...

    Eh, well, that sucks. I guess a shelf queen it is. Maybe I'll make a diorama out of it some day.
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    Rivarossi Mike issues..

    EDIT: Yea, it's a pacific, not a mike.. can't edit post title :/

    Got a nifty little find at the last train show I was at:

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    Didn't know anything about it.. came home and did...
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    I never did get my No4 turnouts working well....

    I never did get my No4 turnouts working well. Ended up pulling almost all of them out.
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    . . [deleted] . . +a bunch for the 10 char...

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    Assuming your layout is all No.6 turnouts, you've...

    Assuming your layout is all No.6 turnouts, you've got enough feeders. Just be aware that your 3 sidings in the middle and the one at the very top and very bottom will be dead when the turnout is...
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    A bus wire is just a wire that runs around the...

    A bus wire is just a wire that runs around the underside of the layout that your feeders tap into.

    Is there a reason for running insulated unijoiners? I know I've seen an article or two on doing...
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    The one with the container is a design I...

    The one with the container is a design I downloaded.

    The cab for the other one is the same, but I had to use an HO trailer, downsize it, and do some work in CAD so it would print Ok. It's not...
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    This is only true if the locos are significantly...

    This is only true if the locos are significantly different. The weight of the train will slow down the rear loco, usually enough so that - if you ran the loaded rear one beside the unloaded front...
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    See this post here...

    See this post here and the one immediately following it.
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    Had issues finding some n-scale semis. Decided to...

    Had issues finding some n-scale semis. Decided to use my 3D printer and make some instead.

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    Not bad. This was a test print at 0.15mm, might try another at 0.10mm and see if they're any...
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    I use a CMX cleaning car and 90% isopropal to...

    I use a CMX cleaning car and 90% isopropal to clean the track. Does an amazing job. You can use alcohol and any lint-free cloth to do the same thing. Don't use paper towel. It's both abrasive and...
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    Bachmann n-scale EZ track is by far the worst...

    Bachmann n-scale EZ track is by far the worst n-scale track I've ever had the displeasure of using. I won't even use it as a test track.

    KATO No.6 turnouts are very reliable, but Unitrack has its...
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    Well this is a bit of a pissoff... both...

    Well this is a bit of a pissoff... both locomotives are defective. The Bachperson has lights that only function in reverse (and incorrectly, at that), and the Intermountan has, what seems to be,...
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    Due to Canada Post strikes my packages were held...

    Due to Canada Post strikes my packages were held up so I got two delivered yesterday.

    First up is another Intermountan SD40-2 in ONR Yellow/Cheveron livery. I regretted only buying one when they...
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    I have no issue sharing the config, unfortunately...

    I have no issue sharing the config, unfortunately I can't share the sound files as I borrowed them from Jointed Rail's excellent RS-1 addon.
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    I made a new one specifically for the RS-3,...

    I made a new one specifically for the RS-3, though the engine sounds are for an RS-1.
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    Thought I'd drop this here for those that didn't...

    Thought I'd drop this here for those that didn't see it in my other thread:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7eg5X1hO00
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    Need to re-think my operations plan a bit. Since...

    Need to re-think my operations plan a bit. Since I've moved I've lost space for my staging yard. I can still use the interchange as a type of "staging" to make up trains but I don't have room to make...
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    I made another thing. After seeing the virtual...

    I made another thing.

    After seeing the virtual sound decoder mentioned in another thread I thought I'd play around with it a bit and see how the thing works. I did up a custom RS-3 profile for it....
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    Yea they really love the BriteBoys and the like....

    Yea they really love the BriteBoys and the like. I showed them my CMX car but as soon as they learned it was more than $5 they were like NOPE...
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    I think the guy's been out of model railroading...

    I think the guy's been out of model railroading for a long while and doesn't realize how small decoders have gotten. No idea. That's fine though, if someone doesn't want to run DCC I'm not here to...
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