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I believe NYC_George is into the blue and white, look for some of his threads.
What radius is the loop?
Wow... Very nice!
I had to laugh tho, after your intro I was half expecting tyco locos on a loop of brass track.
Boy did you blow that out of the water! 😉
Yes there’s quite a bit to learn after fifteen years, you’ve come to the right place.
So... we'll be waiting for some pictures!
Hal keep an eye out here: https://www.brasstrains.com/Home
Dan gets some interesting stuff in, and as has been said previously it can be a waiting game.
Hi Shawn, and welcome!
Looks like you're off to a running start, interesting mix of equipment.
Covering the ceiling above the layout is a good idea, painting or covering the floor would be good too.
Looking at your track plan, have you considered reach to the far corner? Maybe an access hatch...
Looks like it’ll be a fun project Tim!
You'll need to print up a few of these babies for the loading dock: https://www.allscaleminiatures.com/miniature-gallery/casket-single
Very nice Ken!
I have a BLI SD40-2 that needs a decoder swap, unless I can load a different horn file into it. Right now it sounds like a game show buzzer!
I was going to suggest Bill as well, browse his website he does some neat stuff besides decals!
Very cool video George, thanx!
There were a lot of bridges I’ve inspected that had no walkway at all, very freaky walking across when they were high up!
And I also recall kids on a reserve doing the same thing to us on a long trestle but they'd be on bicycles, they’d jump clear but the bikes...
Mine are kind of hit and miss, are you standing on one foot with a coat hanger in your left hand pointing towards a return heating duct?
I just tap the wand lightly over the hatch usually.
I think I had to install batteries on a couple of mine, theres always the possibility the batteries are...
Yikes! Looks like the mow crew will be getting some ot.
So... any chance the new landlord could install a burger chute? 😋
Well it looks to me like you have only two ways to go here then.
Put everything on Feebay when she’s out shopping and run like hell, or damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead into the madness!
I'd prefer the second myself. 😉
Welcome back to the hobby and to here!
Great idea Gary!
And there’s nothing wrong with using flex track, the prototype does it all the time!
Whatever track plan you end up with there is almost always a way to modify using prefab curves in one brand or another. I think Kato makes several curves that fit together to make a passing...
I think what you need is not blocks but feeders.
Attach one lead to the outer rail close to the power and another on the far side of the layout and attach the other lead to the inner rail at the same locations.
If you have turnouts (switches) you may need to add feeders to the stub rails if the...
Very cool Chris!
Makes me want to dig out my 0n30 stuff and do up a micro plan... 🤔
We're going to need to see some pictures, we love seeing pictures!
I recall cars to be dropped being sorted from the rear forward at times, I believe it was so they didn’t have to uncouple the whole train, drop the air, set brakes, etc.
Of course these were shorter trains so not so much walking, and if the engineer liked you he’d back the train to pick you up.
I’m thinking you mean how to secure the horizontal blue beams to the yellow vertical beams, in which case I’d use small styrene angle iron shapes glued in the joint.
Interesting looking structure!
Um, yeah it’s definitely the bottle opener.
Wait, what was the question? 🤪
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