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    Couplers compatibility

    Are couplers on Rokuhan steam locomotives compatible with kadee couplers.... both look like knuckle hooks?
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    Introduction to you

    82 year old married male. Alamance County NC, USA. Hobby started with Lionel 82 years ago, HO & N later, now "thinking" about a Z scale layout. Amateur modeler only, not at all professional, all for fun. No trains for sale. Only looking for a mutual friend ANY age.
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    Where is the best place to buy the following Z scale items? 1. Track connectors 2. Plastic insulated tack connectors 3. Power track connectors 4. Track nails 5. Wire 22 gauge ALL the above Z scale
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    Gauge

    What gauge wire is best to connect from power pack to Z track?
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    POWER

    DC 2 train Z Scale layout: ..... Which power pack is best? 1. MTL 99513000 Railpower 1300 Two units or 2.Noch 88163 and with or without the ac/dc adapter88171? THANKS
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    BLOCKS

    Thanks..... I SEE....combining block 2 and 5 makes sense! Now more, if I want the train on the inner loop go to the outer loop or vice versa.....I know in one direction it could go in a forward direction onto the other loop, but if the train is going in the other direction the train would...
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    BLOCKS

    I know this is simple for most of you, but could someone help me wire a layout for 2 trains using block control. There are 5 blocks on the attached layout...do I need more? You can just tell me which wire(a white or green one) would go on the outside/upper rail or inside/lower rail in each...
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    Z scale controls

    For a 2 train block z scale layout is MRC #mtl 99513000 all I need to power the track?
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    Radius

    csx sd40-2 z scale locomotive needs what curved radius track? is R195-45 ok ? Noch, Rokuhan, Micro-Mark?
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    Z SCALE

    Saint Patrick, What is the size of your layout using 4 turnouts?
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    Z SCALE

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    Z SCALE

    First time to use z scale........Want real small layout..... See Rokuhan layout plan B......Will Z scale locomotives and passenger cars run on these radius? Can I run 2 trains using block control section.......stopping one train in a section and letting the other one advance out through the...
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    Looking for n scale chickens

    Thanks.
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    Looking for n scale chickens

    Looking for n scale chickens. Thanks.
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    WOW! AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! AMAZING!

    Yes......Northlandz in New Jersey
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    WOW! AWESOME! SPECTACULAR! AMAZING!

    "Popular Science" magazine Spring 2019 issue has a 10 page article with full page photographs of a 52,000 square foot model railroad. 8 miles of track and a control panel that uses more electricity a month than most homes use in 2 years.
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    N Scale National Emergency

    Sorry, NO offence, but both of these cornfields look very artificial and the color of the second one is horrible. But thank you for your suggestions. I might have to see how some others made their own cornfields, wheat field, plowed ground, etc.
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    N Scale National Emergency

    Where are good n scale cornfields, wheat fields, farm yards? All I'm finding are HO. Any N scale look plastic or paper, and grass and dirt mats don't look real. Also N scale shouldn't cost as much as HO. I'm planning a n scale country layout without any town/city buildings. Hey, don't you...
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    DCC Wiring

    N scale 42"x42" DCC layout attatched file. 11" and 19" radius curves. Atlas #6 manual turnouts. NCE Power Cab DCC system. There is only one wire from the NCE to the track; is that wire to connect to a wire block and wires on the wire block to the track? I don't see any reverse loops. The...
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    Short &/or Long Address

    What is the best address to use? Leave locomotives all with #3 short address and assign different long addresses?




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