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    I could really use some major help folks...

    Thanks for all of your suggestions and help guys. We are well on our way here and it has developed into more than I could have ever imagined!!! WOW
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    WOW it's been a long time....

    WOW it's been a long time since I was active on this forum. It's been a couple of years. My how time flies. :eek: Here is an update... I have not worked on my layout in about 2 years (shame on me) I recently dismantled my train room in order to better utilize the real estate. (wifes orders...
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    HO... for the BIRDS?

    I am searching for a large quantity of birds for my layout (40 or so) and am looking for an inexpensive source...any suggestions? Thanks in advance,
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    I need to find a smaller DCC with Sound Diesel...

    Hi fellow railroaders, I just received my Proto 2000 SF E6A/B unit today in the mail and was surprised at the overall size of this beast. :eek: My BLI Steam Engine is 8" long not including tender and my locomotives are 7" not including the couplers. This E6 is 9 1/2" long and looks like...
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    Seeking info on Proto 2000 diesels?

    Thanks for all the input... Thanks for all the input :) I ordered mine today and look forward to seeing and hearing it. :D I paid about $175 for a Sante Fe E6 A&B unit. Only the A unit has DCC and sound but I think I got a good deal. Seems that most DCC with sound cost $250-$350 so I am...
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    MRC Prodigy Advanced

    MRC Prodigy Advance owner/user I run a MRC Prodigy Advance system on my layout and it does a stellar job for the money. I also use it for throwing turnouts and other DCC devices. Grande Man is right though and there are much better (although much more expensive) systems out there. For my money...
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    Seeking info on Proto 2000 diesels?

    What do you all think of the Proto 2000 series of DCC diesels? I am thinking of buying a DCC with sound Sante Fe E6 A & B unit and wondered if any of you have any experience with the Proto 2000 DCC units? How do they run? Are they reliable? Do they run quiet or noisy? I am using the MRC Prodogy...
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    Mylar Tissue Water

    I really like what you did!!! Is it hard to work with? Does it scratch? Please give more details. Regards,
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    Does anyone have a source for interior details?

    Does anyone know where to get interior detailed accessories/parts for HO scale buildings such as counters for stores, tables and chairs for restaurants, etc.? I have tried a google search but have found nothing and would appreciate any info. Thanks in advance,
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    Fiber Optic Technology for buildings?

    Here are some pictures of my fiber optics project progress... Morning Ya'll, Here is a sort of step by step.... - First step was to make a styrofoam inner structure which is about a 1/2 " smaller than the building. - Second I placed the inner structure inside the building in order to mark...
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    Fiber Optic Technology for buildings?

    Fiber Optic UPDATE... Hello to all who are following this thread, After some experimentation here are my findings; Initially I thought about using floral wire to secure my fibers, because they are flexible, however this did not work out. Too much movement and those little fibers are a...
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    Converting a published track plan to DCC?

    Auto Reversing Loop Module... I use 1 auto reversing module to control 2 loops...because there are never 2 trains on each loop at the same time and I love how it work seemlessly. I bough mine at Tony's Train Exchange. Also...you made me laugh really hard when you described your current...
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    Here is a sort of birds eye view of my layout...

    Broadway Limited Drawbar Update... After calling Broadway Limited about my drawbar dilema, I was told that none was available for my particular model. :mad: About 6 weeks later I received (much to my surprise) an envelope from Broadway Limited and low and behold there was a longer drawbar...
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    Chain link fencing...

    Here is another technique for chained link fencing... http://www.modelrailroadforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=785 :D
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    Here is a sort of birds eye view of my layout...

    Drawbar issue Sorry it's been so long...too many irons in the fire lately. :rolleyes: Yes the drawbar connects the engine and tender and seems to be a stamped rectangular piece of metal with holes in it. I have it on the furthest holes but that did not help. I don't think any power runs...
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    Here is a sort of birds eye view of my layout...

    Talked to Broadway Limited... I talked to Broadway limited and unfortunately there is no longer drawbar available for this model. :( Guess I'll have to see if I can get one made. Regards,
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    Building Wooden and other Fences using household items...

    Here is that wooden fence with some weathering... Although I am not completely done weathering my fence yet, I know I like to see others "works in progress" to give me ideas of how thigs are done. :D 1.) First I used Old English Scratch Cover for dark woods staight out of the bottle... but...
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    New Cooncreek alterations.

    Shamus, Your photography is awesome!!! I really enjoy looking at yoour photos. Regards,
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    Fiber Optic Technology for buildings?

    I plan on using heat shrink tubing to run my fibers around under the layout. The tubes can act as a conduit to a location under each structure, where they can be glued in place, then I can put about 12 individual fibers in each tube working from the structure back to my light source. :D...
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    Fiber Optic Technology for buildings?

    I had some additional thoughts on how to direct and hold in place the various fibers aimed at individual windows in my buildings and to other spots. I am going to use the wire that florists use in flower arrangements. Its rigid but flexible and relativly cheap...I can drill tiny holes in my...





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