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  1. 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
  2. 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
  5. 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...
  6. L

    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.
  7. 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...
  8. K

    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...
  9. J

    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...
  10. J

    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...
  11. R

    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...
  12. N

    I would like to know more about this gold Monon train. Please help!

    I am now in the ownership of this set of three Monon trains that I know nothing about. They have passed hands a few times and although most of the trains I've researched generally bring in results I cannot find anything about this set which only intrigues me more. They fit on an N scale track...
  13. L

    Getting started N scale

    So! Me and my dad are planing on using my old room to build an n scale layout. We have a friend in the local club that we we probably be going to frequently for questions and what not. The space we plan to use is up against the wall of the room in a big L shape the dimensions of what we have to...
  14. S

    Hi from Flagstaff, AZ

    Just joined the forum. I have N scale equip (5 locos with decoders and 5 cars). And can use up to 3' on two walls of a bedroom and the closet. Want to come up with a track plan using Kato Unitrack. Want to learn about Operations and How to build up a modern pool of cars like the ones that...
  15. C


    I currently and have had for some time a small table top n scale layout. Now that I have room, I intend on making a full size room layout. I have found anyrail to be an excellent tool for helping me design the layout but am limited to 50 pieces of track at a time. Trying to piece these little...
  16. C

    Speed Control

    Sorry about the quick registration and thread, but I am kind of in a rush and didn't have the time to search for this, as I was hoping to have the problem resolved by the time my grandfather gets here on Christmas morning to see the layout :P Anyways, I get the feeling that this is a long...
  17. T


    Made with Model Builder textures using N scale plans:
  18. M

    Comments wanted for switching layout

    Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. I decided to build my first layout as a small switching layout in N scale due to limited space. I've spent some time to design a track plan that fulfils several requirements: 1 fun to operate 2 visually pleasing yet simple 3 a bit prototypical 4 contain...
  19. B

    My N-Scale "Scenic Ridge" Layout

    I'm about two weeks into this project, so I thought it was about time to get a layout thread started. It's being built off of Woodland Scenics' "Scenic Ridge" layout kit. This is my first layout in 20 years. My last was when I was 12-years old. :) So far, it's bringing back a lot of memories...
  20. M

    Hand laid track or not?

    I have been using Trix track for my HO layout and Kato unitrack for my N scale layout. I have found that this isn't necessarily realistic. I was wondering if I should replace it with hand laid track and roadbed or buy some small gravel at a hobby shop, and just sprinkle that over the Trix...

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