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    Techniques for Weathering Gravel Parking Lots

    I’m currently working on some gravel parking lots using Woodland Scenics fine gravel. I’d like to weather these lots as the gravel is just too “clean”. What are some recommended methods for doing this?
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    Kato Unitrack Turnout - Electrical Issue or Mechanical Blockage?

    So….two months ago I ballasted my track, including the turnouts. I was EXTREMELY careful and all seemed well until now. I haven’t run trains since then but wanted to test my electrical connections again as I was planning on running trains soon. Upon testing one of the DIY DPDT toggle switches I...
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    Pre-order for N scale Atlas GP40-2W

    I’ve been searching for an Atlas GP40-2W for Guilford Rail and noticed that they are listed as pre-order for “sometime” second quarter 2022 on micromark.com Does anybody know of a more specific release date for these...
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    Suggestions for Creating Light Assembly for N Scale Crossing Signals

    I’ve decided to scratch build a pair of N Scale Crossing signals with gates. I found some gates at the Amherst Train Show earlier this year and I already had several crossing buck signs from a previous layout. The part I need to construct somehow is the assembly circled in the photo below. Any...
  5. Alexander

    Hello (N scale Europe I&II Eras)

    Hi everyone, my name is Alex, on the internet, I go as Sandro. I have been collecting model trains from my school time. Started with a 12mm gauge but then quickly switched to the N scale and stayed there for decades. My collection focus on Europe I and II Eras. Since now I am retired, in...
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    Evergreen Styrene or Plaster of Paris for Sidewalks Surrounding Structures?

    Question says it all. I will be preparing to construct the roads and sidewalks on my layout and have come across two methods other modelers have been using. Is there an advantage to one over the other?
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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...
  14. 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...
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    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
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    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
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    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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