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    It's expensive because you have to be really,...

    It's expensive because you have to be really, really old to build it. From product description in link: Designed for model builders and collectors over the age of 1494
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    If your looking for a break, & would like to see...

    If your looking for a break, & would like to see some others work, this opens 12/14 http://www.thevillagesmodeltrainclub.com/ It doesn't appear too far from you.

    I was planning to drive up, but...
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    My LHS, http://www.zitniktrains.com/ is open 10...

    My LHS, http://www.zitniktrains.com/ is open 10 am to 7 pm 6 days a week, with occasional Sundays, like the one just past where they had a free swap meet in their parking lot. No charge for space,...
  4. Maybe this:...

    Maybe this: https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Circuitron-Smail-p/cir-800-6200.htm
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    It's almost a 3 hour drive from Chicago.

    It's almost a 3 hour drive from Chicago.
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    What is that "vise" in the 3rd picture, and where...

    What is that "vise" in the 3rd picture, and where can they be purchased?

    Thanks,
    Owen
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    I agree. You can disagree without being...

    I agree. You can disagree without being disagreeable.
  8. I agree with both of you! To RELY on a free...

    I agree with both of you! To RELY on a free service for your files is not wise. However, a service like Photobucket should provide notice and an escape path before they shut down like they did. It...
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    I'm in Largo, in the Clearwater/St. Pete area...

    I'm in Largo, in the Clearwater/St. Pete area minimal damage around here. We were without power ~36 hours, and much of the surrounding area still with power.
  10. Thread: Going Modular

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    I don't see the picture. Owen

    I don't see the picture.

    Owen
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    Thanks, that got me there

    Thanks, that got me there
  12. Having lived in the metro Chicago area from 1960...

    Having lived in the metro Chicago area from 1960 thru 2002, I have no doubt they'd try it if they thought they could sneak it thru in middle of the night like the did when they tore up Meigs Field!
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    Have you looked at T.O.M.A in Model Railroad...

    Have you looked at T.O.M.A in Model Railroad Hobbyist? http://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/

    It stands for The One Module Approach, and although it's in HO, there might be ideas there that would be...
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    Just tried this & trainweb.org says:The page you...

    Just tried this & trainweb.org says:The page you are seeking does not exist.
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    My situation was much like yours, HO basement...

    My situation was much like yours, HO basement years ago, moved & now in a much smaller place. Had use Atlas before so thought I would again. Kato seemed to be more than I wanted to pay, so I started...
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    Just went to their Facebook page. There is a...

    Just went to their Facebook page. There is a place to send a message, and it says they typically reply within one day. I'd go there for info.
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    NMRA National Train Show

    I plan on being there on Friday wearing my new nscale.net cap.

    If you see me say hello.

    If you have any nscale items such as cap, shirt, or button, please wear them.
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    NMRA & Clothing

    I planned to spend at least a day in Orlando next month at the National Train Show http://nmra2017orlando.org/NationalTrainShow.aspx and I ordered a nscale.net cap to wear while I'm there. I thought...
  19. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    another tree in an unexpected place!...

    another tree in an unexpected place!...
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    Don't know if it is something you might need now...

    Don't know if it is something you might need now or in the future, but I just attended a tree building demo this past Saturday, and the guy doing the presenting used armatures of sage he brought back...
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    Hooppole Yorktown & Tampico

    Don't know if this fits this forum, put I ran across this recently. I lived in Tampico as a small boy until 1951. I remember that we would go out to where the train made the curve to come into town...
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    Following up on P-LineSoo, let me pose a...

    Following up on P-LineSoo, let me pose a hypothetical question. Given the layout diagram posted, assume I have no locomotives and no power packs. I want 2 locomotives to start, one primarily for...
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    If it were two switches I would just put...

    If it were two switches I would just put isolating joiners between them. However, this is a single piece. I did find this diagram while searching for help.


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    Each of the colors on the plan is to be a...

    Each of the colors on the plan is to be a separate block. I want to run 2 trains at a time. Probably one running on the outer loop while doing some switching on the inner loop. I figure on isolating...
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    Blocking for DC on a small layout

    I'm starting a small, 48"x30" layout, and I'm wondering about blocking for the crossovers. This is being built using Kato track, and the crossovers are power routing. The attached shows the intended...
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