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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 PM
    I have eight of the first ten Kadee cars made,I have the first..All still have the original trucks & couplers,no problems here.either..I do,however,not put grades on my RR except for tracks that connect one level to another,or to switched tracks..
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 PM
    I would tend to believe the same outcome.
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  • lexon's Avatar
    Today, 06:07 PM
    Excellent decision. You would have been very disappointed with the EZ Command. Very old school. The Power Cab cannot run DC only locos. The EZ Command can but you really don't want to do that. Hard on the motor. The EZ Command is very limited. The Power Cab can be expanded a lot. Even wireless control. NCE sells a wireless system but five amps is a lot more than you will ever need with N scale. I belong to the Bachmann forums and have seen...
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  • COverton's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 PM
    The 2-8-0 and 2-8-2, assuming relatively similar driver diameter, axle separation, and lateral motion control, are both eight coupled. If the Consolidations really did manage that curve, so would the Mikados in all likelihood.
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  • offshore's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    Thanks for the advice gents, I was leaning toward the NCE, so off I go to Ebay.
    4 replies | 54 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 PM
    I would also go with the NCE system. Also thinking there could come a day when you might step beyond that 3 by 6, and then you'd be all set with something which can easily handle any expansion.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 PM
    Maybe give Flash a half credit for first naming the company?
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 PM
    Been there, done that. But my days of muscle cars and racing are done. What is the tree you've pictured? Has me thinking a bit about spruce?
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  • cajon's Avatar
    Today, 05:16 PM
    This topic has been discussed many times before on this & other MR forums. You should be able to find them doing searches. But if you are of the K.I.S.S. persuasion then the NCE Power Cab will be more than adequate for your 3' X 6' layout. Besides the ease in setting up & using the Power Cab, NCE has great customer support!
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  • David D Hetzel's Avatar
    Today, 05:12 PM
    Carsten Wins!
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  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Today, 05:06 PM
    Southern Oregonian replied to a thread Still alive in HO Scale
    So I got the green light from the people I needed to so now I can start building my humble layout. I'm thinking 10X8 feet with 2x4s to fix the warp in my aging plywood. It's going on a table so I don't need to worry about legs. Does Atlas still make code 100?
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  • Doug Gosha's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 PM
    Some of my cars have had Kadee/MT couplers on them for 46 years. I don't remember if I have RDAed all of the early ones or not. I don't have any trouble with unwanted uncoupling. My first five, or so, Atlas cars I ever got still have Rapidos on them. I guess I wanted to leave them original. Doug
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    SWEDEN: Ahead of the launch of MTR Express Stockholm – Göteborg open access services in March 2015, guests including Railway Gazette joined MTR Nordic and Stadler staff on a test run of the... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd announced on October 20 that an ‘exploratory conversation’ about a possible merger with CSX Corp had ended, and that no further talks were planned. CP... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    JAPAN: JR Kyushu and the Japan Railway Construction Transport & Technology Agency officially launched test running with the gauge-changing Free Gauge Train prototype in a ceremony at Yatsushiro... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    GERMANY: The first two Vossloh Citylink NET 2012 light rail vehicles entered passenger service in Karlsruhe on October 18, with a day of free travel after the ceremonial roll-out the previous day.... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    CHINA: Excavation of the Nam Fung Tunnel on Hong Kong metro’s South Island Line (East) was completed on October 17. Drill-and-blast works for the 3·2 km tunnel between Admiralty and Ocean Park... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 PM
    CN to report third-quarter 2014 financial and operating results on Oct. 21, 2014 More...
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  • jwb3's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    Yes, the most recent run has a plug and 1.5 v bulbs, a big improvement. but the critical part is Athearn 90616 that can be used to retrofit older bluebox and RTR GP38-2s and 40-2s This is a big help, because any hardwire install has more room for error (ask me how I know), and it has a better platform for installing lights in the older units. And yes, I'm working on weather!
    218 replies | 13320 view(s)
  • dalebaker's Avatar
    Today, 04:33 PM
    jwb3, is it DCC? It looks like wires in the cab. It looks like you've started to weather it.
    218 replies | 13320 view(s)
  • Palouse 51's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 PM
    Yes BoxcabE50, they did stories on the P&L twice that I know of. I don't recall which issues but I have one of them. I have not seen the other one. I guess I should check through my things and figure out which one I have and find out what is the issue I haven't seen yet. Thanks for reminding me. There was also an article in Model Railroader back in the 70's. I have that here someplace. These sources have not been any help as far as providing...
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  • ns737's Avatar
    Today, 03:19 PM
    HI nice and smooth running engine I like the uncoupling. and you have a great looking layout to. ED
    3 replies | 153 view(s)
  • jwb3's Avatar
    Today, 03:11 PM
    Athearn RTR SBD GP38-2
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  • offshore's Avatar
    Today, 03:03 PM
    If I may pick your brains for a moment. I will be putting together an N scale railroad using Kato Unitrack, I have started with the V-14 kit which is still in the box. I do not have any yet but will be using steam/diesel locomotives. I would appreciate any pros/cons on the NCE Power Cab as compared to the Bachman EZ Command. My layout will probably measure 3' by 6' at the most and have no more than three locomotives. I believe in the motto "KISS...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 PM
    I keep thinking that NPRHA did an article on Pullman, or the P&L or both. One of these days need to dig through my Mainstreeter issues.
    6 replies | 212 view(s)
  • wmcbride's Avatar
    Today, 02:27 PM
    wmcbride replied to a thread Centralia Passenger cars in N Scale
    Agree; these nice coaches really glide with the MT trucks.
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  • wmcbride's Avatar
    Today, 02:26 PM
    Thank you for posting this. That is excellent work and a very nicely modeled locomotive.
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  • rrjim1's Avatar
    Today, 02:22 PM
    Mine were #50 001 047, 048, 049, and 050. I'm would assume these were all from the first run. Glad to hear you fixed at least one problem. Couplers were also a problem with mine going threw a medium Peco turnout.
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    r_i_straw replied to a thread SP 4402 boiler explosion. in Fallen Flags
    The photo was probably taken in Sacramento after the remains were towed there to be rebuilt. Interesting stuff on the tracks next to it. That may be the power truck with the engine for a McKeen car on the right.
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  • Flash Blackman's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    I can't take credit for that. I didn't even look at a map. I just looked up the companies with spartan cab SD70s. I didn't know which company was where, although it is a pretty good bet that the last one was in Peru.
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  • Spookshow's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 PM
    Spookshow replied to a thread Centralia Passenger cars in N Scale
    I agree, MT's are the best way to go. Those American Ltd trucks are horrendous. Cheers, -Mark
    3 replies | 228 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 01:18 PM
    Way too many to list. Mine have been collected over many, many years. basically when doing a particular job, if you find you need a tool, buy it. Over time it builds up into a collection of tools which are actually used. Not in favour of buying stuff "in case I might need it someday".
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  • Paul Graf's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 PM
    Please advise what the item numbers are on the cars you are having problems with. After the first run, we made some small tooling modifications that should have eliminated the flange rub. After seeing this thread this morning, I had our guys retest the cars from the second run, and there were no issues with flange rub, and they ran around our 13.75" radius track without any derailment or uncoupling issues.
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  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Latest acquisition is the Walthers Gold Line ATSF covered hopper. Fine moulded detail on these cars.
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  • Carsten Weye's Avatar
    Today, 01:04 PM
    Southern Peru Copper Company at this location in Peru -17.596034,-71.350264
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • RT_Coker's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 PM
    Would you like to be able to control your trains wirelessly and directly from an iDevice or computer? Would you like to be able to read and change CVs simply and directly from an iDevice or computer? Would you like to be able to temporarily change CVs without affecting their permanently stored values? Would you like to be able to run your trains on DCC, DC and AC powered track without even a CV change? Would you like your...
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  • Flash Blackman's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 PM
    Southern Peru Copper!
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • Flash Blackman's Avatar
    Today, 12:20 PM
    Illinois Central! Conrail!
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • David D Hetzel's Avatar
    Today, 11:37 AM
    If you need a clue I can give you this. The railroad owns a spartan cab EMD SD70
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • vadimav's Avatar
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  • MisterBeasley's Avatar
    Today, 11:29 AM
    That's not a bad idea! This fellow is currently homeless, as I removed this section of scenery when I added another section to my layout. Hope he likes static grass.
    3 replies | 87 view(s)
  • GP30's Avatar
    Today, 10:00 AM
    GP30 replied to a thread Which loco fits? in The Inspection Pit
    Of course if you read JA's question again, you might see why I am referring to "mikes", not consolidations. Sent from my LG-P930 using Tapatalk 2
    6 replies | 197 view(s)
  • Alvaro's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    Hello Hien, got it, just one question, the 2 police cars could be some 2009 Dodge Chargers, because you didn't mentioned it? Any preference of Police cars? I have 3 decals possibilities, San Francisco, Chicago and Highway patrol, just tell me. Thanks Álvaro
    20 replies | 1058 view(s)
  • retsignalmtr's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    What is the radius of the curve in inches?
    6 replies | 197 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 08:30 AM
    RUSSIA: On October 17 Russian Railways subsidiary RZDstroy and Alstom signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration on ‘innovative development in rail transportation in Russia and other... More...
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  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 08:06 AM
    HemiAdda2d replied to a thread SP 4402 boiler explosion. in Fallen Flags
    As sad as it is to see steam engines fail in this way, it usually claims the crew's lives, and answers require a lot of detective work. I do like reading the accident scenario to learn what went wrong and the chain of events to the failure. There's a detailed write-up on the D&RGW 3703's boiler explosion in 1953 (?) on the Palmer Lake grade in LaMassena's book, Superpower Railroad of the Rockies. It detailed the crew error that ultimately led...
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  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 AM
    Pat I think you meant to say " the mikes ", not Connies. Mikes have the trailing or pony truck, of which i'm sure you know...
    6 replies | 197 view(s)
  • HemiAdda2d's Avatar
    Today, 07:59 AM
    An NMRA standards gauge, a good set of quality tweezers, hobbyknife with a good supply of replacement blades, sanding sticks (NWSL makes a good set of detail sanders), auto body wet/dry sandpaper (1000 grit and finer), squadron green putty, a quality set of needlenose pliers (Xuron makes great hobby pliers), a quality set of flush-cut nippers, ad nauseum...
    20 replies | 589 view(s)
  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Today, 07:39 AM
    A hemostat and an ice cold bottle of Miller....
    20 replies | 589 view(s)
  • Palouse 51's Avatar
    Today, 07:04 AM
    MisterBeasley, Your bridge scene is starting to look good. I don't supose there might be a scale "Bullwinkle" wandering the creek bed in your modeling future?
    3 replies | 87 view(s)
  • vadimav's Avatar
    Today, 07:01 AM
    Hello. This is model of fully functional shunting locomotive SM48/TEM2 N-scale model of sm48 (polish) / TEM2 (Russian) have all shunting capabilities. Sound, uncouplers, buffer lights. Example : reining back of passenger train from technical station to passenger station for loading passengers. Backbone loco will be coupled later. Model has power pack, all wheels springing, sound, all buffer light modes. Weight 120g! See demo:...
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  • Palouse 51's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 AM
    Update: I had honestly forgotten that when I had grabbed the diagrams from the joint archive, the site was having problems and I had not gotten all of them. I was back there for something else the other day and chanced to look at the Pullman depot again. There were several other files I had not got the first time around and this time they were downloadable. So it looks like I had a bit more detail than I had thought when I first...
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 05:53 AM
    :teeth: Agree Carl... I think as a group we all like to complain about stuff...one way or the other...LOL. BTW...sorry for the way it sounded...I really wasnt suggesting you where advocating anything... ;)
    44 replies | 3008 view(s)
  • Twist's Avatar
    Today, 05:41 AM
    Hi there, here are the pictures of the mill scene spread out on blue foam with some tracks and buildings And this is a picture of the changes of track on the north end of the yard.
    32 replies | 1578 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 AM
    I am quite certain we don't need to look in Alaska, Florida and Hawaii....
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread SP 4402 boiler explosion. in Fallen Flags
    Oops. Someone really messed up that day! Any ideas what the crew did? I'd suppose they did not make it home ever again?
    3 replies | 108 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:40 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Yup. Been there, done that. Great way to promote sales and make happy customers. :(
    613 replies | 48832 view(s)
  • Scott Stutzman's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    I don't think were in Kansas anymore Toto....
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • David D Hetzel's Avatar
    Today, 03:53 AM
    Now for something completely different.
    9 replies | 127 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 03:49 AM
    r_i_straw replied to a thread N Scale T-Trak in N Scale
    Wow, thanks for posting the video. What a ride.
    388 replies | 59764 view(s)
  • dalebaker's Avatar
    Today, 03:30 AM
    I built this Dash 9 in 1991 or so. It has sat in my loco box for about 22 years. I got it running after cleaning the gearing, replacing the axel gears and lubricating everything. I used Rail Power Products for the shell and frame. It has Athearn drive parts and a can motor. The can motor runs well still and the unit will crawl when needed. i just installed a Tsunami sound decoder, led light. It is now in the paint shop for weathering. On the...
    777 replies | 101790 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread N Scale T-Trak in N Scale
    There being a recent topic about keeping folks back from a display layout, seeing your barrier is interesting. How sturdy is it, such as for people leaning against and it sliding inward? Is it steel? Aluminum? Or? If steel, lugging that around must be a bit of a chore!
    388 replies | 59764 view(s)
  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    On Christmas Day, December 25, 1931, Southern Pacific 4402 had a boiler explosion at Richvale, California. It was a GS-1 class, 4-8-4, built by Baldwin and delivered in August of the previous year. The remains were taken to Sacramento and rebuilt in February of 1932 and ran out its life until it was scrapped in 1959. Here is a photo of its sister take when it was delivered to Sacramento in September of 1930.
    3 replies | 108 view(s)
  • bigslick69's Avatar
    Today, 03:17 AM
    Looking to see if anyone has an NCE SB5 Booster for sale. Let me know. Thanks!
    0 replies | 32 view(s)
  • COverton's Avatar
    Today, 03:10 AM
    I have had three layouts. I finally relented on my third and have kept my steepest grades to 2.4%. My helix is an honest-to-goodness 2.2%, the standard grade set by the Cumberland & Wheeling Railroad way back in the middle of the 19th Century, and subsequently adopted as the Federal standard grade by Congress. My second layout was supposed to be below 3%, but I goofed on my too-generous transitions and it ended up closer to 3.4%. I regretted...
    13 replies | 526 view(s)
  • Westfalen's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    Westfalen replied to a thread N Scale T-Trak in N Scale
    About 8 x 5 metres, that's roughly 26'3" x 16'6" in American. I think it was a bit larger than the previous one because we had three peninsulars in the centre instead of two. The member who made up the overhead plan was taking updated photos of the modules on the weekend, when he gets them done I'll pass them on. Here is a panorama shot taken buy one of the members to try and capture the layout in one shot.
    388 replies | 59764 view(s)
  • Carl Sowell's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 AM
    George, I certainly was not advocating that any manufacturer put only sound in any type of locomotive. I have 3 steamers with sound plus two "sound cars" with diesel noises to run in a consist. During the recent Fair show, I found myself muting the sound as it gets rather noisy and boring. I am about to decide that sound is a PITA and not worth the extra money. Actually, non sound decoders, can also be a pain. Just ask some of the...
    44 replies | 3008 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 02:51 AM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Yea....that Aqua Net sure is 'sticky'. Just for S&G I tried to wipe the static grass off one I did. No way!!! That stuff was glued on good ! :cool:
    613 replies | 48832 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Found the 'brightness' one I wanted by looking at the sample lighting display. Of course it was the only one they DIDNT have....figures. :headspin:
    613 replies | 48832 view(s)
  • JPIII's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 AM
    I took a year leave of absense from the RR to build a hot rod (makes a good background for the camera to auto focus on). It's now road worthy but dosen't do rain. It, like the RR, needs several months of puttering.
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