switching layout

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    Applying Woodland Scenics Road Building Kit Smooth-It to Craft Foam

    I am looking to apply the Woodland Scenics Smooth-It to my layout soon but I am not sure it can be applied to craft foam successfully. I have applied it to insulation foam board previously with success. Has anybody used the Smooth-It material on craft foam before?
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    Grain Boxcars in the 1950s

    For the current switching layout I’m building, I plan to model in the 1950s and 60s. This is an era I’ve never modeled before. Were any specific boxcars used for grain transport or were their design characteristics specific to their use such as extra hatches or anything like that? I did learn...
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    New Layout Build

    Hello Fellow Modelers! Many of you know me from my N Scale Micro-Layout thread. I have decided to build an HO Scale shelf layout as my next build. This build will most likely happen over a longer period of time despite it being a small layout. If only my boss would understand my need to model...
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    Industries That Share Unique Combinations of Freight Cars

    I was observing my plethora of rolling stock, more than I need for my small layout and I began to wonder about industries that use unique combinations of freight cars. Are there any industries that use both covered hoppers and centerbeam flat cars?
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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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    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...




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