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    I’m using Digitrax and JMRI, but still recommend a dedicated programming track, easy to install with a toggle switch to alternate mainline vs. programming. Some decoders don’t play nicely with JMRI and do better on a programming track rather than trying to program them on the main.

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    @klaidlaw, I've tried to reply to your PM, but you either haven't opted in for PMs, or maybe you don't have enough posts yet (?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    @klaidlaw, I've tried to reply to your PM, but you either haven't opted in for PMs, or maybe you don't have enough posts yet (?).
    Something happened to my account. You can always reach me at ananas99@klaidlaw.net
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    fwiw, the admins at nSn suggest not posting your personal info like email addresses -- send them via PM
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    Sorry I'm obviously not much of a photographer but here are some pics of my yard.

    The layout is a simple 4x12 oval. Started building it February '04, and had a lot fun working on & running it, but around 2010 it became a dust collector. Last year I started working on it again. Originally it was set in southern Alberta in a coal mining area in the '50s-'60s. Now its being redone in northern Alberta in the '60s-'70s. Not only is the scenery much prettier but in the years that have passed NAR stuff is actually being manufactured, making my life much easier lol.

    Still a work in progress after all these years but thought I'd share, been lurking here too long. Maybe I'll start a layout construction thread.

    Thanks for looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riderfan View Post
    been lurking here too long. Maybe I start a layout construction thread
    Yes please Your layout looks super cool
    Thanks, Tom

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    Both scenic yards, one below is the Birth 200 yard for Pacific Harbor Lines at the port of Long Beach and the one above is the Union Pacific Guadalupe yard, Watsonville junction is at the far end of the layout in the closet on top of the clothes dresser and will be the last area to have scenery, if ever.
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    Pacific Harbor Lines Berth 200 yard in Long Beach California, or at least my take on it with the space I created out of basically thin air for it. Really wanted this on my layout to have a place to view the rolling stock fleet and a source of traffic on the mainline. Its going to be like a 'box diorama' sort of. Lots of flat cutouts and prints of things in the back to represent Urban southern California.

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    Berth 200 yard in real life does not have intermodal in the middle of it, bit it services several intermodal yards in the Port of long Beach. In RL there is a yard and an engine service area and freight car storage spurs with intermodal out in the port by the ships docks. I had to put it where it is for now...

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    Union Pacific Guadalupe yard, serving the central California coast area and the Santa Maria Valley Railroad short line.

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    Far end of Guadalupe yard, one of the main features on my layout, looking at one of the other main features, the Phillips 66 refinery nearby. In RL a wee bit farther up the line but still very close.

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    Watsonville junction, or at least a place that takes a few long sets off the mainline to simulate the end of the line for some sets. Its a reverse loop with a lead to the very top level of the layout allowing service to industries farther up the line I have partially installed or am planning.

    As much of the UP coast line as I could reasonably... or maybe unreasonably overdoing things, fit into a single bedroom apartment with tiny attached kitchen, pretty much a studio.

    Edited: Berth 200, not Birth 200 which would probably hurt! Doh!!!
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    Default NAR & PGE meet at the station

    Meh, still a work in progress, but you get the idea.

    Besides, as far as I know, a Northern Alberta & Pacific Great Eastern passenger train never would've met in reality anyways.

    Not to mention the station is East Coulee, which is many, many miles south of Edmonton...

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    Rick,
    What are you using for the shelf you have over your layout? How deep is it? It looks like it could be used for my shelf layout and easily hold up an 18" foam shelf.

    Inquiring minds want to know all about it.
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    When I recently got back into railroad modeling, it was just to build a simple layout, some buildings and scenery. Which is what I'm doing. I didn't expect to be totally fascinated by some of these amazing yards folks are building. It's almost an art in itself. Excellent work.
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    Very nice. Wish I had the space.

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