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    A Bunch of Questions

    Okay, so I'm ready to begin turning a sheet of pink foam into a city. I have a slew of questions, so feel free to just quote, and reply, if it's easier. 1. I'm modeling downtown chicago, so won't have much grass. What do I do to fill in the areas that won't have roads? (IE: concrete)...
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    ATTENTION: Chicago "L" Modelers

    Hello, For anyone out there trying to model the Chicago L, you probably know there isn't much out there in terms of the truss-like structures that elevate the tracks over the road. Well, I was looking around, and found a site that has the structures in N scale. The only downside is that they...
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    Chicago Subway

    Hello All, If you have read my previous posts, you know that I am modelling Chicago Union Station in HO scale. Looking at my layout, I have a strip of land along one edge that I would like to turn into a highway, with a subway running down the median. I was wondering what was out there in...
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    Expressway Model

    In my usual ambitious state, I am getting ready to add I-290 to my layout. It will be 3 lanes in each direction, and I will model the portion where it crosses the river, by the old post office. What do you recommend for making the road surface, and lane markings? How about exit ramps and signs...
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    Fold Up Section

    I was recently working on my railroad, a 4x8 modelling Chicago Union Station. I currently don't have a loop of track to run trains, which is fine, because passenger cars don't look good on tight curves. But, I want to do more than run trains from one end of the layout to another. My current plan...
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    Basic Wiring Help

    Those of you who have read my previous posts know that I model Chicago's Union Station. I have 6 tracks, and 3 platforms, and I was wondering about wiring. I run standard DC, and use 2 power packs, to allow for the capabilities to run 2 trains at once. I want to run all my lights, switches, and...
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    Chicago Union Station

    My ambition has overcome me...AGAIN! I have decided to model 6 of the 12 platforms of the south tracks of Chicago's Union Station. I will include part of the Chicago "L" loop, and the Amtrak/Metra yard to the south of the station. Now here comes the ambitious part...all this will be built on a...
  8. CNW/FVR SD9's at Erie IL

    CNW/FVR SD9's at Erie IL

    Two SD9s lead a short manifest Northbound on the Fever River Layout. The train is passing the Erie Illinois Station where roofing work is being done. Kudos to Dave Moore for an excellent job on the station!



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