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    Looking for a specific vehicle

    I was at a display of an HO module group and there was one module with a camping scene. The scene contained a Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter motorhome. I came home and searched Walthers and Wiking on-line and could not locate one. Searched e-bay & Amazon also. Could anyone identify the HO scale...
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    Sunset Models 2-10-2

    I have a beautifully painted Sunset Models USRA Heavy 2-10-2 from the early 1990s. The one driver in the middle has no flange. In planning my layout it looks like 24" mainline curves will need to be used. Does anyone know if this locomotive will be able to negotiate that sharp of a curve...
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    Bachman Track

    I bought a small N scale Bachman set and some additional track, the trac-loc(?) style with the molded plastic ballast. I was wondering if a manufacturer made a bridge section that is compatible and snaps into place with this track? My layout is a folded over oval and rather than crossing over...
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    Sub Roadbed

    Locally I have only been able to find 1" thick pink extruded foam. I have a piece that is 53" x 36" and it flexes under the weight of N Scale. How thick of plywood is recommended for the sub road bed under the foam. This is my first foam based layout and I am trying to save weight. TIA.
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    Walthers Barge, Tug & Apron ?

    Ordered a Walther's barge, transfer apron/bridge & tug off of e-bay and planning on building a module. What is the height I should have the ground roadbed above the water to have a smooth operation? Thanks.
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    GE-44 tonners

    Who has experience with how well an HO GE 44T model operates through the insulated frogs of DCC compatiable turnouts? or even Atlas snap switches? Will 4-4-0 Americans operate on 18" radius curves? Since my land grab in the new house is still not complete my layout will need to start...
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    Practice Scenery

    last night at the LHS there were diorama kits for school projects, stream, volcanoe, desert oasis, etc. I errored in not getting the manufacturer's name but it wasn't Woodland scenics and these kits were reasonably priced for 1sqft of scenery. Has anyone seen and used these to hone their...
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    NMRA Layout Tour ?

    Do I need to be a member of the NMRA to take a layout tour? During their annual convention a local HO scale layout based on the Northwestern Pacific is being shown. I am thinking about modeling the NWP now since I live less than a mile from the former main and thought this would be a good...
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    I'm returning

    I boxed up everything in 1993 and after seeing my 3yo grand daughters fascination with the layout at the fairgrounds last summer decided to jump back in. Live in Petaluma, CA Retired military working for Muni Railway as a diesel bus mechanic supervisor. Formerly modeled mid 1980s era SOU and...




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