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  • spyder62's Avatar
    Today, 09:49 AM
    List was 5.25 a stick but Atlas just increased pricing to 5.95 effective on the 2nd of February. I just picked up 50 sticks from my Wholesaler along with Mid West cork. And can get more but my supplier has a 25 stick limit per week until supply improves. Will have some at the Meet-N- March here in the Portland area rich www.rslaserkits.com
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  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 09:03 AM
    Thank you Bremner. Now we're just missing sight of these US diesels weirdly modified with euro style buffers... ;) Dom
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  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    I can't say the same, as I have many cars and locomotives belonging to UP, and I'm too lazy to repeint them all (I just once used an UP GP35 in order to repaint it into a G&W paintscheme but for that I would have preferred an undec)! Furthermore I'm modelling a western free-lance branchline in present era, after SP/UP and BN/ATSF mergers so I really need UP stuff on my layout. But I understand you guys who boycott UP on your own layouts......
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  • WaltP's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    WaltP replied to a thread N scale eye opening moment in N Scale
    I make no assumption everyone has one, only those that want to carry the app in your pocket and use it anytime they want -- like at a show or a build session. If you don't want to use the app, don't get a phone! ;) I've also got one of those ancient telecommunication devices. I find them useful, too. But mine has buttons for ease of use and no wires so I can pace as I talk. I do have a version of the app that you can use on a computer. ...
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  • WaltP's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 AM
    WaltP replied to a thread Z Scale Speedometer ? in Z Scale
    Currently set up for O thru Z And for all you iPhonies, sorry. Don't know C# and programming an iPhone is a pain in the a$$.
    11 replies | 588 view(s)
  • jeffjgale's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    Can anyone help with some info on the N Scale Dapol class 45 is it DCC ready, if not is it able to be fitted with a DCC decoder. If so which one please. Thanking you for any help. Jeff. :question:
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  • JuergenT's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 AM
    JuergenT replied to a thread Marklin announces E8B in Z Scale
    Hi I have 2 questions about the new models E8. You now, my favorite RR is UP (I´don´t now wy:cool:) Can I get the UP E8 A/B directly from AZL with Kadee couplers? Or must I change it at the M-Model? what about the Decoder, Can I use the same Decoders as for the SD79, GP38 ...?
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 AM
    Please check with the advertisers here on trainBoard, who help pay the bills and keep us running! :)
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • SOO,MILW,CNW's Avatar
    Today, 05:50 AM
    Talked with Chuck from Feather River Trains,,, the MSRP is.... 5.95$,,, wow,,, ME price,,, with ME you get 6" more,,,,size does matter.lol adios,W
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • rsn48's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    The buildings look like they are out of a Walther's catalogue:
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  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    After that all UP cars were removed from service on my layout. ;)
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    58th ave looks cool too. Lots of abandoned track there I might want to see in an earlier era. The thing we really need to do is convince them to build viewing platforms so we can go watch them unload the coal.
    5 replies | 114 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 05:11 AM
    Creating a fictitious railroad, or freelancing is still very very popular, but I suspect it was more popular in the days of Allen and McClelland. A few things have changed since then. Firstly, the Hobby press has strongly push a more rigorous prototype modeling. This is not in particular a bad thing, but it has pushed Freelancing and scene setting railroading (John Allen, Malcolm Furlow) from the spotlight to be sure. Secondly, the...
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  • oregon trunk's Avatar
    Today, 05:02 AM
    From what I understand No, 97 was sold still wearing those colors. The RDC would be a good one for a local passenger on the Oregon trunk. The mixed local ran every other day and would drop fishermen off at thier favorite fishing hole untill the end of passenger service. It was a pair window coach and or a baggage with a passenger compartment on one end. On the main line it would be good up to stevenson and back to Portland.
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  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 04:55 AM
    YoHo replied to a thread Big Green in BNSF Railway
    Everything I've heard is that the BNSF 60s are still being used in local and switching service. As to the EPA regs. It's not that simple. Any engine pre-Tier 1 is grandfathered in UNTIL major overhaul. At that point it needs to meet certain compliance. Not full tier 4, but be in compliance. That's why UP outshopped 1000 SD40-2s for overhaul. They're still 645 engines under the hood, but they have the CFR 1033 parts added to meet compliance....
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  • bremner's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    http://www.izziomelis.com/FRA%20Flottastoria.html
    16 replies | 298 view(s)
  • jpwisc's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    I got mine for $4.20/each, I checked and that shop is now $5.05 a section.
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 04:23 AM
    Yowsers !! :wideeyes:
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • BnOEngrRick's Avatar
    Today, 03:55 AM
    I hope supply holds up for a while. I have a box on hand, but will need a box and a half just for staging.
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • MC Fujiwara's Avatar
    Today, 03:54 AM
    Over $7 a stick?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Or am I reading that wrong? Last time I checked it was $4-5 a stick. (And that's after the first container came in).
    29 replies | 668 view(s)
  • TheWaker43's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    Thanks for the replies. Most of it is over my head at the moment, but I am doing my research. So far I am leaning toward the Kato Atlantic Coast Line.
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  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Today, 03:33 AM
    umtrr-author replied to a thread IM kits in N Scale
    I wound up selling off most of my tank car kits after I found a sufficient number of assembled versions for my Robeson Process Company (perfect since that is one of the actual industries on my layout). My 2 1/2 cents otherwise: - I drill/clean out the holes for the grab irons and then apply liquid cement from the back. I'm less likely to mar the paint that way. - 100 years ago when I bought a pile of kits, I destroyed enough of the...
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  • kmcsjr's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    Then I nailed it that time at least!
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  • Sepp K's Avatar
    Today, 02:53 AM
    Just because you have carpet doesn't mean you can't roll casters over it. There are specific casters designed for carpet, if you don't want the expense of installing hardwood or laminate.
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  • jpwisc's Avatar
    Today, 02:49 AM
    The Atlas Code 55 flex is here, I have 25 sticks already in transit to my house. I'm glad the wait is over.
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 02:40 AM
    DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2015-- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE:GWR) Chief Executive Officer John C. Hellmann will present at the Stifel Transportation & Logistics Conference in Key Biscayne, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 4 p.m. EST. Interested investors may access Mr. Hellmann's presentation via live Internet webcast at www.gwrr.com/investors. The webcast also will be archived on...
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  • machinehead61's Avatar
    Today, 02:34 AM
    Thank you very much. The photo of the Whitcomb being unloaded is fantastic. I had not checked this site for a while as I've been busy posting Chicago Railroad Fair photos (1948-49) on another train site that my Dad took. Just tonight I did an interview with a local magazine that is going to do a story on the Whitcomb locomotive. I proudly mentioned you, Chen as having provided extremely rare photos never seen in the U.S. before. Steve
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  • Calzephyr's Avatar
    Today, 01:59 AM
    Calzephyr replied to a thread Cleaning scenery in N Scale
    So I guess you didn't model the Hugh Heffner estate on you layout with some of his 'sooty' maids lounging around the swimming pool. (LOL) :funny: The main concern I had... after getting over some wording in your post... :blush: ... was that their is a lot of water soluble stuff holding the scenery together. I also wondered about the water-based paints which might be affected by the spraying of more water.
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  • DCESharkman's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    I have no problem with the Kato products, I despise the Customer Service because they tried to screw me over on the 5 bad from the factory GS-4's. I have hundreds of Kato locomotives and would get more diesels if they offered something I needed. But right now other manufacturers are filling the needs that Kato isn't, like the IM Santa Fe Cat Whisker F7's etc.
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  • fifer's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 AM
    fifer replied to a thread An SP moment . . . . in N Scale
    That is a nice one !!!! Mike
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    I see one connection track at upper left. Is that the only way in/out of this facility? Seems like having two would be better, or there'd need to be a shove move every time.
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  • SleeperN06's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    Wow, I haven’t bought any Atlas track in 3 or 4 years but its like Déjà vu even after all this time. I just don’t get it.:(
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 AM
    HO Forum might be better. Although you seem to have a good answer, already. I can move it. Let me know.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Cleaning scenery in N Scale
    I was thinking that without some sort of wetting agent, to break any surface tension, the dust wouldn't be as easily moved.
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  • SYROUS's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    Unitrack, really is the best track for n scale. Easy set up modular, and can be easily customized to custom length and curve.
    32 replies | 904 view(s)
  • daniel_leavitt2000's Avatar
    Today, 01:20 AM
    I have been experimenting with lighting for my layout room the past few months. My initial idea of using rope lights resulted in lighting that was too dim to be useful. I then found various LED tape lights: http://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Daylight-Waterproof-Accessories-Included/dp/B00MHLIFO8/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1422483883&sr=8-16&keywords=tape+light The lighting on these is directed downwards and they are available with brighter LED...
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  • SleeperN06's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    Thanks guys, I did a little Google searching for an "N-scale Staging Cassette" and didn’t find anything that was even interesting. However, I did find a very crude cassette for O-Scale that showed some real promise because it was set up as a chest of drawers for multiple cassettes. I want to do the same thing, but refine it so it’s a fraction of the weight and easier to handle. Actually the one I made 5 years ago would have put what I...
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  • Mike C's Avatar
    Today, 12:44 AM
    Mike C replied to a thread Cleaning scenery in N Scale
    Not sure where it goes either . I think it may become suspended in the water then sink down deeper into the scenery . I do know that the trees and grass definitely look like new again so I'll take it . We will see in another year or so how a second cleaning will work . I like the wet T shirt idea , although in N scale I fear that most of the effect will be lost ........
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  • Mr. Train's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 AM
    Nice video smokem if you got them
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  • Garth-H's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 AM
    Garth-H replied to a thread AZL L&N E8 in Z Scale
    Pullman cars can be of more than sleeping cars as Pullman on some railroads staffed and operated passenger services for the host company, so even the conductor could be a pullman employee. however brakemen and train men were employed by the railroad. I traveled a fair bit in both US and Canada by train before 1954. What I remember is at head end was fast express reefers then post office cars then express car used for express and mail storage,...
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Today, 12:05 AM
    r_i_straw replied to a thread An SP moment . . . . in N Scale
    Here is another one. We brought in the proper machine to move one from the old site of the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum to the new site in Tomball, Texas. The pointed roof was removed first to make it a little lighter.
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  • ClinchValley's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    One I've always liked - Toledo Terminal.
    5 replies | 114 view(s)
  • J911's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Oh yea! They went after everyone!
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  • Phil.c's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Phil.c replied to a thread Pen y Bryn in HO Scale
    Yes airbrushed.
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  • Teditor's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:34 PM
    Jeff, Thanks for the assistance, every bit helps, I have taken a guess on the hopper numbers as they are the ones requested for the project, funny how little info there is, though the info on boxcar #309 is very in depth.
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  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    I remember seeing this vid right about the time I started model railroading about 11 years ago. Seems I remember this company was suing a lot of folks, and charging companies extra for miss using their name on their models. They always seemed a bit touchy for my tastes. I don't model them in anyway. Maybe because I liked the video, and further ramifications of prohibiting free speech.
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • PaulBeinert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Soo, The JMRI Yahoo group (https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/jmriusers/conversations/messages) is a great resource for figuring issues with JMRI and various pieces of HW. They also have documents on their website (http://jmri.sourceforge.net/)
    9 replies | 197 view(s)
  • Inkaneer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:53 PM
    Well I like Atlas Code 55 track but not the turnouts. I like the Peco turnouts but their C55 is too expensive. ME has only one turnout even though their track is good but expensive. My vote goes for Model Power flex which I hope MRC will continue production. MP flex (code 80) has a higher nickle content than Atlas C80 and thus does not need cleaning as often, if ever at all. The higher nickle content results in a harder rail and imparts a...
    32 replies | 904 view(s)
  • JDG's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    JDG replied to a thread IM kits in N Scale
    IM will sell you the wedge shaped weights they utilize in the cars pretty cheap.
    23 replies | 669 view(s)
  • Hytec's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:50 PM
    MS Power uses a reversing loop to turn their unit coal trains. Though I don't have clue how they solved the DCC power reversing problem. ;)
    5 replies | 114 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:45 PM
    Ive got 3 short, 3 shelf bookcases under my HCD right now. Provides storage for magazines, books and a few other odds and ends. Nothing against the wall, since I need to keep an HVAC return vent open! In a seated position, it's just about perfect height. No wiring to worry about at this time. Haven't quite gotten that far yet! Will be starting on that before too long. Once I find out where all my wiring ended up, after doing some work on...
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  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:33 PM
    MarkInLA replied to a thread Pen y Bryn in HO Scale
    The only thing I can cite as looking poor is the non-fascia front edges on the benchwork ! ! Otherwise, gear fab gov !
    35 replies | 1511 view(s)
  • Keith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Lets not forget the Cherokee Power Plant at 58th Ave also! Using tight curves and big power! Here, Dash 9's bring in the coal train and drop it. Then, the PSC 15-1 moves cars through the unloading house. Formerly a rotary dump house. A good switcher for this might be the LL SW9/1200, Kato NW-2, or maybe the MT SW1500.
    5 replies | 114 view(s)
  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Lots of musicians names on those boxcars. I wonder who's layout it was shot on, or if it was just a mocked up prop.
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • jimmygolds's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:12 PM
    Peco 55, I love the switches and the durability of the track I built my new layout with track that was on my old layout no problem
    32 replies | 904 view(s)
  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:08 PM
    Bingo! That's this one! Thank you so much! Indeed I didn't remember the engineer was drinking gallons of Jack Daniels or so on ;)...Now I've to put it on my hard disk before it's definitly withdrawn. Dom
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • John Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:02 PM
    Thanks Rich! Will do! JMS
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  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:48 PM
    A couple days ago I was looking at google maps for a store location and stumbled across an oval layout. I have never realized I lived so close to one as I have walked some of the track along the mainline there. It's a power plant here in Denver. I've cut it out of a screen shot so you can see the track arrangement. It seems like it had a small yard at one time as well. I expect incoming cars would get run around to the car unloader and then get...
    5 replies | 114 view(s)
  • shamoo737's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    shamoo737 replied to a thread AZL L&N E8 in Z Scale
    Thanks for the education. I knew the first car is the baggage and it ended with a observation car.
    12 replies | 435 view(s)
  • lexon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    You can also email Dave at NWSL. I have before. He does answer. I have bought his products before and he has modified a loco for me. Dave has a nice website for NWSL products. Rich
    3 replies | 57 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    With the non-availablity of Atlas C55 in the last 5 years...it looks like a bunch of modelers jumped ship and are using Unitrack...and seem quite happy with it. :cool:
    32 replies | 904 view(s)
  • J911's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    http://vimeo.com/5039290 There you go. He got sued because of the portrayal of the drunk UP engineer. Enjoy!
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • John Smith's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:01 PM
    Not sure if this should go here or over on the HO scale board... but, Does anyone know which wheel sets to order from NWSL for the Walthers B40-8/B32-8WH Trainline locos? The original wheel sets look like they are brass and get dirty really quickly. I heard that NWSL makes Nickel-Silver replacements... but, I cannot seem to figure out which ones are the ones I need. Also, why I have your attention... has anyone used NWSL self powered...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:00 PM
    Sounds weird. I don't recall ever seeing this one.
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • traingeekboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    traingeekboy replied to a thread Pen y Bryn in HO Scale
    Do you air brush your road bed after the scenics are all in? I like how the rust color overlaps with the surroundings.
    35 replies | 1511 view(s)
  • randgust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:53 PM
    Wow, this is a surprising poll. I would have thought that Atlas C55 would be way ahead. I'm a Peco C55 myself for all new and redone work even if the historic work is mostly C80. I've still got enough legacy equipment - along with about 95% MT PC wheels - that the visual difference just isn't worth the fight. In dark ballast, the tie spacing and dimensions just isn't noticeable enough. I think I'd feel different if I was modeling a...
    32 replies | 904 view(s)
  • J911's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:51 PM
    LOL! I might be able to help you. If I got it, I will share it.
    9 replies | 99 view(s)
  • jeyjey's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:38 PM
    jeyjey replied to a thread DCC insight in DCC & Electronics
    Interesting. I assume "harmonic reactance" is the same as "ringing"? In computer systems we'd use active termination (a resistor to ground) to dampen ringing. Does anyone do that on DCC power busses? Cheers, Jeff.
    23 replies | 575 view(s)
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