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    Feedback on the wiring setup for my micro-layout

    I posted this on the thread I started about my micro layout but I figured posting it here would allow others to chime in who haven’t been following the build. Wiring and electrical work is my weakness and therefore I could use feedback on if I’ve designed the wiring setup correctly. I am using...
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    Anybody familiar with the Kato Analog Sound Box?

    Is anybody familiar with this product? I’m looking to find a way in which to add sound to my DC micro layout. https://www.katousa.com/N/Unitrack/ASB.html
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    60’ Cars With Body-Mounted Couplers On N Scale 8.5” Kato Radius

    I’m currently finalizing plans for my 20” x 33” micro layout which uses Kato Unitracks 8.5” and 9.8” radius curves. My track plan is the same as the 17” x 30” micro layout from Steve’s Trains only slightly larger obviously. He utilizes 7.5” radius curves and states rolling stock with...
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    1st “fully completed” N scale layout

    This layout was the test layout, the one I knew wouldn’t be my best work. However, it was a great experience and fun to build. I can’t wait to get started on my new layout.
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    Model Railroad Clubs for N scale in Western MA?

    Anybody know of any clubs focusing on N scale modeling in Western MA?
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    Trying out a micro layout (or close to one).

    I have recently gotten back into the hobby after a few years, and I have discovered I love the concept of micro layouts. I live in a small apartment and so the idea of designing and building one seems very fitting for my current situation. I also feel the challenge of making one will allow some...
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    Hello Fellow Train Fans!!!

    Hello Everybody, I have recently begun to take part in the model railroad hobby again after a long hiatus. I spent the last few months working on a small N scale shelf layout trying out different things, seeing what worked for me and what didn't. I decided I wanted to begin a new project and...
  8. ChinaHaun19

    Who knew N gauge could be so gorgeous?!

    Months ago my mom bought herself an N gauge Bachman diesel-led train set to add to our house of train living. I would set it up then take it down time to time, and some of the train track got funky and the loco it came with became a little less reliable. Once I saw this steam locomotive New...
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    Returning, trying again with scale model buildings

    My name's Matthew. Originally from TX, moved to PA a couple years back. Always loved miniatures and found them somehow fascinating. I may have posted here years ago focusing on a site called www.NScaleScenery.com. It was - at the time - tied to Shapeways and attempted 3d printing products, but...
  10. SunsetLimited

    Modern Strip Mall/Custom Decals

    Hey all, I've recently been experimenting with custom ink-jet printed decals, and as part of the project I found an N Scale Strip Mall on eBay. I think it was 3D Printed. I painted it and applied my custom decals. Let me know what you think! Cheers, Mitch
  11. SunsetLimited

    Chalk/Acrylic Weathering

    Hey everyone, It's been a long time since I've posted. I have some photos of some weathered cars I've done. I like to think that my skill level gets a little better every time. I don't use air brushes, and I model N Scale. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Mitch
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    Kato EMD SD45
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    Kato N Scale SD70 CSX
  14. SunsetLimited

    Custom Weathered N Scale Cars

    Hey guys, I'm back with some photos of some N Scale weathered cars. Some had been weathered previously and I've touched them up. Others are new. I have done a CN and CSX general service boxcar, a UP and CSX covered hopper in fertiliser service, and a CP Cylindrical covered hopper. I apologise...
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    attach nano light to ceiling

    I'm working on converting a Zepher passenger car into a roadside diner. I would like to light it and have inserted a nano light (Just Plug) into the car through the floor. What is going to be the best way to attach the light to the ceiling of the car? Thank you.
  16. Breor47

    Help Save a Kato?

    Hello all. I recently mentioned that I had a broken Kato locomotive on another thread. This locomotive has seen better days, and now suffers from a multitude of issues I haven't been able to fix. I'm 16, and only a casual modeler, so I don't have a quarter of the experience I know some of you...
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    New Model Train Website!!!!!

    Hi Everyone, I recently completed a custom Z scale briefcase layout. I did an enormous amount of work on it and made it very detailed. I then created a website, http://www.CarlettaTrains.com, about it which has a "How To" section along with pictures of the various scenes and extra detail...
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    Kato Track Plans

    I have been trying to see if there is a good illustration showing all the available Kato trackplans. Well, I found it! And, it's on the back of the Kato M1 Master Set I just bought. This is very helpful for me, and I hope it is for you too. This photo is also available in full resolution on my...
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    Hello from the Memphis Area!

    My name is John Miller, and I'm from Olive Branch, Mississippi. It is a suburb of Memphis, just across the Tennessee/Mississippi state line. I have various model trains of different guages: N, HO, O and G. Because space is limited, and I want to make the most of it, I want to make a nice little...
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    Atlas N-Scale GP-9 High Voltage Issue

    Has anyone out there had issues with an out-of-the-box Atlas N Scale GP-9 DCC. Mine requires the speed to be higher then 40 to get it to start crawling down the track. Checked speed charts and everything looks good there. At a loss over here! Atlas 40000457 GP-9 Locomotive NCE DCC Decoder...




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