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    Need info on Bachman Spectrum 0-6-0

    My wife's cousin's son (got that straight? :) ) gave me all his model train "stuff" since he has neither the time nor the space for it. There was a shoebox full of sectional track, mix of brass and nickel-silver but no turnouts, an Atlas over/under pier set, a complete President's Choice set...
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    Layout support options?

    Almost an emergency question! :eek: Can someone give me some ideas for supporting my layout? I was planning on installing my benchwork modules this weekend, and until Monday, I was just going to screw them directly to the wall studs (through the drywall). Then I discovered as I laid my modules...
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    Layout started!

    I finally started my layout this past weekend. My wife and daughter went to a wedding in Ohio, so I took advantage of the alone time to get going on my layout. I built 3 corner modules out of a bunch of 1x3 that my inlaws gave me for my birthday back in November. I'm going with a sort of modular...
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    Curve radius for HO auto racks

    What's a suitable radius to use with HO scale auto racks and other long cars? I mean more than just a operational minimum radius, what actually will look good? They will be viewed from only the inside of the curve, I don't know if that will make any difference or not, but I would think too sharp...
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    How much do you have invested in your layout?

    Went to the local model RR show yesterday and I'm always surprised about the exorbitant prices charged for some of the rolling stock, like ~35-40$ for a single car !!???!!!! I prefer the $10-15 range myself (and the cars I have bought so far are in that price range). So I got to thinking, how...
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    Walthers enclosed auto racks

    Are the Walthers enclosed auto racks still in production? I've only been going to shows lately (as opposed to hobby shops) to look for stuff and I've rarely seen any for sale, and none when I have some $$$ to spend. Or do I just get to the show after somebody else goes and snaps all of them up?
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    Benchwork building basics

    I'm preparing to design my layout and buy supplies so I can build the benchwork. Can someone outlay the various benchwork building methods along with pros & cons for me? My layout will be a +/- 24" wide shelf around a 14'-6" x 16'-8" room. Thanks in advance, Chad

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