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  • Arctic Train's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    I'm using a Lenz XPA cordless phone adaptor (no longer in production) with my old set 90. It is a basic wireless controller interface using a cordless phone as the controller. Works fine for my needs. Only squawk I have is the darned phone beeps every time I change a setting. No problems tho losing control or not connecting. Brian
    3 replies | 75 view(s)
  • retsignalmtr's Avatar
    Today, 11:38 AM
    retsignalmtr replied to a discussion T-trak alignment tools in group N-Scale T-Trak
    I haven't had any trouble lining up the track at the ends or the front edge and have not had to use any guides to do so. The ends I do by sight and feel. For the front edge I just make a pencil line 1-1/2" in from the edge and align the base of the roadbed with it. Use the Kato rerailing tool to align the inside track at the 33mm distance from the front track.
    2 replies
  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 11:11 AM
    I have been doing some kit modifying, scratch building and laser wood kit assembly recently. I am using the Tru-Color Paints, the flat finish version on a modified DPM kit. The first coat on all the walls was brick red; it went on very nicely and with two coats gave very good coverage. I then decided to paint some of the trim with "earth". I found that with the micro brush application that the brick red was starting to be lifted, so I...
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  • Colonel's Avatar
    Today, 10:43 AM
    Colonel replied to a thread Modern RR Crossings in HO Scale
    thanks John yes level crossing is the same as grade crossing :) here is a pic of one of my crossings
    17 replies | 801 view(s)
  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    Interresting. Is this a manual action from the engineer? Dom
    11 replies | 218 view(s)
  • steamghost's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    steamghost replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    "If I fits, I sits" is everycat's motto. It's surprising nobody has tried out a tunnel yet. I can see the meadow being a good one for watching the watchers and watching you. So I fear any future meadow might be also end up being a hangout for scale 1:1 cats. Could the meadow become uninteresting to felines if the sheep and shepherds were glued in (not just put down for easy sheepnapping)? You could always use this as a temporary installation...
    358 replies | 18663 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    EUROPE: Member states in the European Union should co-operate to share timetable and fare... More...
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  • Keith's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Keith replied to a thread Another odd piece in Railfan Photos
    Maybe from a different railroad? Thinking maybe from the early BN days?? After signal removal/replacement? Whatever the case, I think we can agree, that its railroad related, in some fashion? I think I can say, that its from a Permissive signal. What time frame or railroad it's from is still unclear at this time.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    If I have anything, it is listed on my web site. Link in my signature here.
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Another odd piece in Railfan Photos
    That's interesting, as according to the blueprint I was shown, it is not the correct symbol and the plate is way too small.
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    What was it? This link is not showing anything odd. If it happens again, try to grab a screen capture.
    25 replies | 1197 view(s)
  • John Smith's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    John Smith replied to a thread Modern RR Crossings in HO Scale
    I am assuming(I know... bad.) that a "level crossing" is the Aussie equivalent to the U.S. "at grade crossing". If that is the case... I used a "circuitron" circuit diagram and built it myself. Post #12 has the link to the site. It uses 6 sensors to operate it. If you look at the attached image(made with MS Paint... so, kind of crude) The green sensors activate the crossing, and the red sensors stops it. The red sensor has to be covered and...
    17 replies | 801 view(s)
  • tonkphilip's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    tonkphilip replied to a thread Lets See the STEAM!!! in N Scale
    Otto K, What is the minimum radius curve for your FEF? Mine likes straight track and runs smooth but it does not like curves? The Kato FEF is a dream with its fabulous electrical pick-up and smooth low speed operations. - Tonkphilip -
    73 replies | 5600 view(s)
  • Robbie's Avatar
    Today, 04:13 AM
    Just had this show up when clicking a result to this link: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?104637-Southern-quot-Big-John-quot
    25 replies | 1197 view(s)
  • JimJ's Avatar
    Today, 03:58 AM
    Speaking of the Tennessee Central........
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  • TheEditor's Avatar
    Today, 03:39 AM
    Boxcab, I think the fascination is the perserverance of a little regional railroad with all the cards stacked against it. Btw, if you get any TC stuff please let me know. Glenn, I am kind of loving the 50's era but I may look at the N & E.
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Today, 03:22 AM
    Keith replied to a thread Another odd piece in Railfan Photos
    From another forum: It's a p plate off a signal mast lets the train crews know that the signal is a permissive signal and can be passed but be ready to stop at the next signal according to np train operating rules you may pass a permissive signal but you must have your train under control and able to stop short of any signal switches or other train In no case faster than fifteen miles an hour When asked about dispatcher permission: No...
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  • Fairlane500's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    I know what you mean. I keep meaning to make it up the Mt Baker Highway to photograph the Glacier and Maple Falls depots, but I just keep ending up telling myself that same mantra.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • Cajonpassfan's Avatar
    Today, 01:45 AM
    Cajonpassfan replied to a thread Santa Fe Stock Cars in N Scale
    Yea Mark, I know. It's unfortunate, because they are very nice models of a very common prototype that roamed far and wide. But they didn't have colorful paint schemes or sexy slogans.... Wait, maybe if IM could do them in silver and red :cute: Otto K.
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  • trainiac77's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    trainiac77 started a discussion T-trak alignment tools in group N-Scale T-Trak
    Just wondering if anyone has come up with any alignment tools for the 1/16th overhang or for the 1 1/2" edge alignment? I have 8 modules made up but no track and want to make sure I'm consistent with track placement. Any help would be much appreciated.
    2 replies
  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    HOexplorer replied to a thread DCC Wireless in DCC & Electronics
    ZoCal Z Group routinely runs nearly ten NCE wireless devices. A normal ZoCal layout at a trainshow is 30'x40' square feet. That is a lot of trains in that space. Jim
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    There must be some fascination with the Tennessee Central. Through the years I have sold nearly every train order spare I ever acquire.
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Glenn Woodle's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    If you want a more modern look, you should find the Nashville & Eastern that uses most of the route. You could do a what if with a PA pulling a short 4 car passenger consist. You could have a FA set & RS 3's. No EMD or GE unless you do the N&E. You may also find some Music City Star video for the Nashville to Lebanon section.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:25 AM
    Thanks! Maybe, maybe later this summer. Maybe...
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  • Carl Sowell's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 AM
    Carl Sowell replied to a thread DCC Wireless in DCC & Electronics
    Leo, No expert, by any stretch of the imagination, but I can tell you from first hand experience. Our N scale club layout uses Digitrax system and we have run as many as 4 to 5 wireless throttles during a show with absolutely no problems. We have a fairly large layout that is 48'x12' with over 1,000 feet of KATO Unitrak. That has nothing at all to do with wireless problems, just thought I would throw that out. So, I guess to answer your...
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  • TheEditor's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    Thanks for the reply. I have the book on order from Amazon and it should be here in the next week or so. I will have to find some place local to me that carriers Classic Trains mage.
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 12:36 AM
    The Tennessee Central (c. 2005) book by Clifford Downey is excellent -- you'll love it. You might also wish to pick up a copy of the Summer 2015 issue of Classic Trains, as he has a nice 3-1/2 page all color article on the TC. I think you've chosen a wonderful prototype!
    7 replies | 102 view(s)
  • ogre427's Avatar
    Today, 12:33 AM
    ogre427 replied to a thread Santa Fe Stock Cars in N Scale
    Unfortunately Intermountain recently announced another run of these cars, and then later canceled them. I'm assuming that was due to insufficient reserves. I spoke to one of the executives from Intermountain a couple of years ago at a train show, and when I asked about those cars he told me that the sales had been disappointing.
    30 replies | 1245 view(s)
  • Randy Stahl's Avatar
    Today, 12:15 AM
    http://broadway.pennsyrr.com/Rail/Signal/Apb/ This explains ABS pretty well I remember the P indicating permissive signals ( stop and proceed) , A indicating an absolute (positive stop) and an R indicating restricting ( no stop but restricted speed). CTC usually had a number plate that indicated a permissive indication, the number was usually a milepost.
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  • Fairlane500's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    Looks like it's at 520 East Fairhaven Avenue.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • woogie01's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 AM
    Hello, I've been researching different DCC Systems, Digitrax and NCE. I was talking to My local Hobby Store and the store DCC specialist told me his group and Him invested in wireless Cabs and after 6 months had returned to tethered. He said it was a frustrating experience. Has anybody else invested in wireless Cabs and went back to being tethered or where You happy with the wireless performance? Thank You Leo
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  • Mike C's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
    I have an unopened Can of Worms if you'd like .....:teeth:
    73 replies | 2897 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Another odd piece in Railfan Photos
    Well, it has now been determined this item is not a Standard NP "Permissive Grade" marker. A blueprint was produced and the actual piece is not only twice the size, but painted differently.
    18 replies | 389 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    I'm trying to figure out where I can scrape up a few dollars, as I'd like to get one of these from Ron. :(
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • railandsail's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    railandsail replied to a thread Old Rivarossi in HO Scale
    I would suggest you give me a private email as there are problems with this guy railandsail AT gmail
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  • PGE-N°2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    PGE-N°2 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    I'm still also on the fence about the cab swap, too... One of locos I have is so nicely painted, already, and the cab is where the Milwaukee Road herald is. The other one that is still coming had the herald applied a little sloppily, but other than that it is painted quite nicely. It's a quandary. Maybe I should stay with the initial suggestion of just using a small piece of styrene to divide the windshield. At the very least, once the...
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  • TheEditor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    Recently a friend of mine and I decide to build a project layout as an add on to an automobile project on which he is working. While working on the graphics and plans for the buildings of that project (30 or so I need to scratch build) I have decided I want to build a layout of my own in HO Scale. After alot of consideration I have decided on Fallen Flag as my subject, specifically the Tennessee Central. The layout will be an L shaped main...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:58 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    It's in Usk right now. I'm surprised there has been little talk about it recently.
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    FRANCE: Urgent action is needed to save SNCF’s network of conventional long-distance passenger... More...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    JAPAN: West Japan Railway Company has selected MerMec to supply machine-vision technology for its... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Mr. RSS started a thread Lucky moves on in Railroad News
    The Chief Executive of Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa Lucky Montana has revealed that he... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Mr. RSS started a thread Bryan Nye in Railroad News
    Following a decision to separate safety agency RISSB from the Australasian Railway Association, ARA... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Mr. RSS started a thread Steve Creighton in Railroad News
    Siemens’ UK rail automation business has named Steve Creighton as Delivery Director, Central East.... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Sherrye Hutcherson joined US Class I Union Pacific from Omaha Public Power District on May 4; she... More...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Mr. RSS started a thread Suzanne Tarplee in Railroad News
    London-based legal practice Stephenson Harwood has seconded partner Suzanne Tarplee to high speed... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Mr. RSS started a thread Michael Finger in Railroad News
    Supercapacitor and battery supplier Maxwell Technologies has named Michael Finger as Senior... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Hitachi Rail Europe Chairman Alistair Dormer has announced the appointment of Karen Boswell (photo)... More...
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    Yesterday, 09:51 PM
    Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information More...
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  • PGE-N°2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:49 PM
    PGE-N°2 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    You'll be able to see one, again, soon at South Cle Elum thanks to the Cascade Rail Foundation. http://www.milwelectric.org/the-5057-is-coming-back-to-washington/
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:26 PM
    n&wsteamfan replied to a thread B&O E8A in Z Scale
    This one was tough. Each gold stripe is individual and there are 6 on each side. This one took a few minutes to do but I like it.
    12 replies | 808 view(s)
  • Colonel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:45 PM
    Colonel replied to a thread Modern RR Crossings in HO Scale
    This is a great thread as I have a couple of crossings on my layout, what system do you use to operate level crossings? Can you use dcc?
    17 replies | 801 view(s)
  • Cajonpassfan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:08 PM
    Cajonpassfan replied to a thread Lets See the STEAM!!! in N Scale
    Speaking of Key Imports brass..... Can't decide whether to convert her to DCC and sound or sell her and buy a Kato, when the TTG comes out... Otto K.
    73 replies | 5600 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Union Pacific plans to invest $27 million in 2015 to improve Oklahoma's transportation infrastructure. The company's multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency. Freight railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds. Union Pacific's private investments sustain jobs and ensure the company meets growing demand for...
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    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Union Pacific plans to invest $98 million in 2015 to improve Arkansas's transportation infrastructure. The company's multi-million dollar private investment will enhance employee, community and customer safety and increase rail operating efficiency. Freight railroads like Union Pacific operate on track built and maintained without taxpayer funds. Union Pacific's private investments sustain jobs and ensure the company meets growing demand for...
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  • mmagliaro's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    I completely agree with this explanation. And I might add, not only does "smooth" vs "pulse" have nothing to do with whether the throttle uses a rheostat or a transistors, it also has nothing to do with whether the throttle has a momentum feature. There are four properties of throttles being considered here. 1. Rheostat or transistors (or a regulator, or any of a number of other methods to control voltage) 2. Momentum or not 3. Pulse...
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  • jmha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:12 PM
    jmha replied to a thread Lets See the STEAM!!! in N Scale
    The Alleghenies are Key Imports brass, made 1996. 19 years after production they still run well, some tinkering (remotorings etc) has been done over the years, though.
    73 replies | 5600 view(s)
  • kevsmith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    The engine revs 'hunt' like this until the governer settles down and the turbo kicks in. They are even worse when you start one up in the winter when they have been stood all weekend in cold weather! Kev
    11 replies | 218 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:42 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    Hmmm. Does look the same. The nose difference is not too bad at all. Would be very decent stand-in. Just remove the brake wheel, so that feature is not obvious. *Sigh* The last time I ever saw a live MILW U-boat was just over 35 years ago now. Bummer.
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:38 PM
    I remember Mount Vernon, too. I used have quite a pile of train orders from Monroe. By chance do you have a street address for the Burlington replica? I need to get it entered into my note book for future stops, if I can get back out that way again.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • Fairlane500's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:33 PM
    I agree about the colors, those and the large chimney are about the only things out of place. Variations of the 1-1/2 story design were used several times in Washington, not only at Monroe, but also Mt. Vernon, Chelan, Odessa and Kettle Falls. A shame none of the originals survived, though.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:25 PM
    u18b replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    Looks the same to me. Here is a Milw unit......... http://s51.photobucket.com/user/DanRaitz/media/Trains/M-trains/MILW5057.jpg.html
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Nice looking replica. Seems like Milwaukee Road colors. :) That bay reminds me also of Monroe.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:11 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    Isn't there also a difference in the side sill, between the Atlas and the MILW Phase?
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:10 PM
    u18b replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    OK guys. I dug up my articles. The excellent RMC article on the U25B spread over 2 issues. July 87 phases 1 and 2. August phases 3 and 4. Split winshield flat nose phase 3 GN 2509-2512 NYC 2538-2559 N&W 3515 PRR 2534-2548 Frisco 816-823
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    r_i_straw replied to a thread Hello in New Member Introductions
    Howdy.......
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  • Fairlane500's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:54 PM
    I just got around to photographing a fairly recent addition this past weekend. It's the replica Great Northern depot built by the City of Burlington to serve as a visitor's center.
    21 replies | 1051 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:44 PM
    u18b replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    I'm not a Milw expert, but I think someone said they have the sloped nose. So that would be phase 4. So my cab would work. It would be a judgement call if you wanted to use my nose (or keep the Atlas nose.) If you want phase 4-- you have to slope the nose, which is not such an easy task.
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • Doug Gosha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    That looks great, Jim and I did basically the same thing with chalks my dad used in an art class in college in the 1940s except I used an old X-acto blade to scrape the sticks into powder. I still have the buildings from the late sixties-early seventies I used them on. Doug
    8 replies | 242 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:04 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    For some reason this morning I cannot recall the correct Phase for MILW units. Ron or anyone?
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • Jaytrain2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:55 PM
    Jaytrain2 replied to a thread Modern RR Crossings in HO Scale
    I do wish Bachmann would have a modern crossing for their EZ track...
    17 replies | 801 view(s)
  • u18b's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    u18b replied to a thread MILW U25B in N Scale
    Hi Folks, I checked my stash and had a little more than I thought. I have 4 cabs left and one good body shell plus 2 or 3 damaged body shells. Just a warning. Remember that castings are not the exact size as the original. What that means in the case of a cab is that it take some work to get the window glass to work. Of course, in the case of this loco, you have to work on the windows anyway since it has a split windshield instead...
    36 replies | 2195 view(s)
  • Jaytrain2's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    Jaytrain2 replied to a thread Hello in New Member Introductions
    I'm not sure I do!
    7 replies | 143 view(s)
  • JimJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    I bought a cheap set of artist chalks years ago and rub them on sandpaper to make my powdered dust. Cheap, readily available and effective.
    8 replies | 242 view(s)
  • Shifty1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:46 PM
    Shifty1 replied to a thread Overanalyzing in N Scale
    Very nice!!! as tempting as that is..... that might have to wait until we are back in a house lol!
    26 replies | 1533 view(s)
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