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  • SP&S #750's Avatar
    Today, 08:20 AM
    I was thinking of gathering up enough MTL heavyweights(coaches) to use the sheets on, they're at 80' I think can't remember.
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    USA: An agreement for Genesee & Wyoming Inc to acquire Pinsly Railroad Cos Arkansas Division... More...
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  • UPCLARK's Avatar
    Today, 07:40 AM
    UPCLARK replied to a thread Fears confirmed... in Narrow Gauges
    I ordered a Microtrains NN3 caboose the other day. That should satisfy my curiousity on Microtrains true scale sizes. Next I'm ordering some rolling stock kits from RLW and see how they compare to the "mass produced" NN3. I've picked up 2 Z scale engines that need conversions from RLW. I'm sure they will scale out correctly.
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:15 AM
    This is a very natural progression. And it's part of the fun. No pressure, just let it flow and see what happens.
    12 replies | 535 view(s)
  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 06:00 AM
    There ya go..If this is your first,you're gonna make a lot of mistakes,you're gonna be on a steep learning curve,by the time you're half way through #2,you'll either scrap this one,or start planning to totally redo it,LOL!!
    12 replies | 535 view(s)
  • Nick Lorusso's Avatar
    Today, 05:48 AM
    Nick Lorusso replied to a thread An SP moment . . . . in N Scale
    Almost finished......
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:40 AM
    We'll keep our fingers crossed, and hope to be hearing that you were called to move ahead!
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 05:38 AM
    I had a feeling it would be gone. Another mystery.... That Soo hopper would be worth grabbing a picture!
    12 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Heme13's Avatar
    Today, 05:37 AM
    Hey Everybody! So I just drove the 9 hours back home from Scottsbluff, and wanted to update you guys on how it went. I think it went pretty well! The process started at 8, went through the slide show, and then received our interview times. My interview was at 11:00, but it didn't actually start until about 11:30. Was asked pretty basic questions, and I hopefully answered them well. I always never know how I did after interviews because I...
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  • southernnscale's Avatar
    Today, 05:35 AM
    Yea! I have noticed that on a lot of site seem to be every where. Maybe the cold weather will bring most of them back to the old drawing table and see some new things!!!
    17 replies
  • cajon's Avatar
    Today, 05:19 AM
    This revision of your plan shows how to get rid of the switchback on bottom. The one on top is OK because the lead to the industry on right is long enough to pull cars from one on left. Is that an interchange RR on very bottom? Also what are you going to use for a yard? Don't know why but your latest plan is on top but bottom one is my revision of your previous plan.
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  • UP_Challenger3985's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    I am considering not having those 2 leads and just having this layout be stand alone completely (even after we move). At some point then, maybe I would start over and build a brand new layout with the knowledge of what I will learn building this one.
    12 replies | 535 view(s)
  • MRLdave's Avatar
    Today, 04:58 AM
    MRLdave replied to a thread New SP&S passenger decals in N Scale
    Hmmmm............went looking and although 50 and 51 were 73 ft cars which would be right for the WOT cars, my references say they went clear to the BN era in their original pinstripe paint.
    14 replies | 387 view(s)
  • Russ Miller's Avatar
    Today, 04:48 AM
    Hello! I'd like to introduce myself, I'm Russ Miller and I'm currently President of the Bay Area Garden Railway Society. We are well into the planning stages of hosting our fifth National Garden Railway Convention. It will be held July 4th through the 10th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We have an extensive array of clinics and speakers planned along with a 43,000 foot convention hall filled with G-Scale vendors and operating layouts. We...
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  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 04:30 AM
    n&wsteamfan replied to a thread Chessie System sd40-2 in Z Scale
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  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    n&wsteamfan replied to a thread Chessie System sd40-2 in Z Scale
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  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:29 AM
    That looks to be a good system, lot of flexibility in how to set up the sensors for activating and deactivating. One question (if anyone knows for sure) from the YouTube video - is the open angle on the far gate just an installation error? It just looks to not quite be all the way up.
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • oldrk's Avatar
    Today, 03:37 AM
    Kato 4-8-4 shipping to dealers first week of December.
    26 replies | 1957 view(s)
  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 03:36 AM
    Well...You say you're doing it as part of a future railroad..I had a beautiful,totally finished railroad,I moved the entire thing to my new house,wrestled with it for a year,scrapped it,and started over..Me? I'd forget the continuous running,and concentrate on making it into a complete,killer stand alone facility or industrial area that can easily be integrated into a future railroad..You'll go through it all,and find that,when you do have the...
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  • MRLdave's Avatar
    Today, 03:24 AM
    MRLdave replied to a thread New SP&S passenger decals in N Scale
    I hadn't seen that.......last I saw was the MOW cars. I think I'd prefer the broadstripe cars to the MOW........I'll have to see how much OT I get at work though.......might do both. I cancelled some Rapido Milwaukee Road cars this week (if they can't get them in my hand in 3+ years, they really don't want my business) so that frees up some funds. On the decals......they aren't long enough to do an 85 ft car.......there are enough pieces to do...
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  • Fairlane500's Avatar
    Today, 03:02 AM
    Go figure that it was nowhere to be seen when I visited Tacoma today. Who knows, I guess I'll have to keep an eye out for it if it shows up in Seattle or back in Tacoma. About the most interesting thing I did manage to see lingering in Tacoma today was an old Soo Line hopper hiding in a lineup at the grain terminal.
    12 replies | 314 view(s)
  • Bendtracker1's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    Bendtracker1 replied to a thread The Little Rock Line in N Scale
    Well it's been awhile since my last update. Along with some maintenance and other small projects, the building at Ohlin-Chlor in the previous post has been on hold as has everything else it seems since fall came around. A few months ago my friend Steven decided to take the plunge into the Tab-On-Car forwarding system after watching a video by Mark Dance and playing on his buddies layout. After getting all his stuff made up and in place, he...
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  • UP_Challenger3985's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 AM
    I've updated the track plan a little based on on your comments. Here are some notes of things i changed: - I changed to 12" radius on the end curves - Per various comments, I reduced the number of sidings - Instead of a mountain with a tunnel, I changed to some rolling hills with a cut-through for the track. The view will be blocked by a tree line (I like this idea!) At this point, I think I like this outer track much better as it...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:14 AM
    That's part of the line change which was made when I-405 was built, and the old NP (Lake Washington) Belt Line through town was eliminated. As BNSF has abandoned the line north of Renton, they had to make this upgrade. Previously fuselages had come in from up north, down along the Lake. Now they irritate the locals by crawling up the street through town. After the BN merger, MILW trains to Bellingham used that route. A few blocks north of...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    Gilbert stopped manufacturing trains by 1966. But successor companies have used the name since then. Not sure if Lionel is amongst them.
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • mfm_37's Avatar
    Today, 01:57 AM
    Found this in the index of the user manual. see page 115 for reset procedure. http://www.cvpusa.com/doc_center/r0h_CS2B_User_Guide_web.pdf Martin Myers
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:48 AM
    How is CP financially these days? Could this move be to raise a bit of capital?
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • oldrk's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 AM
    Do they have metal boilers? The 2-8-4s.
    26 replies | 1957 view(s)
  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 AM
    I second the Azatrax. I use a tortoise as my mechanism.
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • Kentuckian's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    More time to save money for the Berkshire.
    26 replies | 1957 view(s)
  • PEIR's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 AM
    Plan #2 revision #1 Moved the propane dealer from the bottom right side to the top left side. Put a cement and general use trans-load in where the propane dealer was. Also put in a pulp loading spur on the Point Edward side for intermittent use. Canford Lumber will be renamed for a frozen food distributor and will receive 57; reefers.
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  • papahnash's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    bigslick I used Azatrax operating NJ International crossing gates with R/C servos to control the crossing arms. Yes, a little pricey but They have been working for about 2 years with no issues. https://www.azatrax.com/controller.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdw9FuvIw9I Azatrax has a great customer service offering any help you may need to make the system work. I highly recommend them. Harold
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  • PEIR's Avatar
    Today, 12:59 AM
    Thanks! I am going to keep it for now and do some test runs before the track gets permanently fastened down. If I find it a pain in the rear I will pull it up and put a switch in off of the "main" line.
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  • gjslsffan's Avatar
    Today, 12:53 AM
    I find this tool to be helpful with broad range of issues, in multiple scales :)
    31 replies | 1444 view(s)
  • SJ Z-man's Avatar
    Today, 12:52 AM
    SJ Z-man replied to a thread AZL Wide Vision Caboose in Z Scale
    http://www.azlforum.com/#zscale And once you sign up: http://www.azlforum.com/thread/359/wide-vision-caboose
    5 replies | 334 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 12:39 AM
    Starting next year, MRH will be offering a print edition...for a fee. Not sure if they will offer subscriptions or if you have to order individual. And of course you can always print off the PDF's yourself.
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  • JimJ's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 AM
    I'll second that!
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  • SleeperN06's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    I finished the 1st level bench and I have it setting up on sawhorses to save my back. I haven’t peeled the foil off yet because I didn’t want to damage the foam before sealing and painting it. I started temporally laying out the track to get my boundaries to cut away for my harbor when I discovered that some of my brand new FastTrack is missing the joiners. I thought maybe I could salvage
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  • Vittfarne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    I believe there is a difference between being 'not selected' and being 'rejected'. The six month wait is only if you were rejected at a specific location. You must wait the six months only at that location. You can apply anywhere else at any time unless you were told specifically you cannot apply anywhere for six months.
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  • fifer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:39 PM
    fifer replied to a thread Club Needs Your Help. in N Scale
    Thanks , Mike
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  • Rich_S's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:30 PM
    That is a very difficult question to answer as I tend to get both N-Scale and N scale Railroading. Both magazines tend to be about the same size and both are on the same publishing schedule. N-Scale is 30 cents an issue more expensive than NSR, but I consider both high quality magazines. Does this person have an interest in Narrow gauge railroads? If yes, N-Scale might be the better choice as they have a Narrow gauge column called "The Short &...
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  • lexon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    lexon replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    Very good. That would help you a lot. I know money must be tight but some here can help you. I know what it's like to start off with yard/tag/train show buys. Fortunately many in my area do model railroading with a huge train show nearby once a year. Rich
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • YoHo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Rumors are that this deal has been long coming and predates the CP CSX take over talk. It gives NS more control over their Chicago to Boston business.
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • fitz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    Welcome aboard, pabdorr. I second dalebaker's suggestion. Hope you get the answers you are seeking.
    4 replies | 68 view(s)
  • cody6268's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    cody6268 replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    I'll have to charge the battery on my "camera" which is an old cellphone that I plug into my computer to get the pics. The bottom of the AC Gilbert Tracks says MADE IN JAPAN FOR THE AC GILBERT COMPANY.
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • ScaleCraft's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    ScaleCraft replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    And Gilbert dabbled in Half Zero at one point. http://www.gilbertho.org/f/ Italy most likely AHM, and I have some. I have no idea if the Dept. 56 battery train is Half Zero gauge or something proprietary. You have a pile of stuff thrown into one box from various sources, from varying times. Have fun! Dave
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    Since a point to point MRR makes you work more than an ovate one, I wind up shutting power off sooner (shorter session) but more fulfilled due to realistic activity done during this session. Sometimes I'll get absorbed doing other things too such as programming, adding a ground throw, fixing a coupler, replacing missing ties, (you name it) along with running. Other times I'll do one run from one end to other, cars to/ from and shut down in 20...
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  • YoHo's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    YoHo replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    AC Gilbert American Flyer is around all the time in the toy train/collectibles realm. I mean. Presumably the AC Gilbert label means pre-Lionel buyout.
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has declared a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per share on its common stock, payable January 2, 2015, to stockholders of record December 2, 2014. More...
    0 replies | 32 view(s)
  • lexon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:51 PM
    lexon replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    From what I can see, the Atlas stuff is HO scale. The AC Gilbert was S scale from what I recall. Have not seen AC Gilbert stuff in many years. The made in Italy might be HO scale. Some years ago a lot of HO scale was made in Italy. Again, this is a case were a picture would help unless someone else knows for sure. Rich
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • kb9lww's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:44 PM
    kb9lww replied to a thread Weight question in HO Scale
    Weight is a function of volume. Volume of a rectangular block is figured as length times width times height, and expressed in cubic units. So to find the scale weight of your 286,000 lbs car you should divide by 87 cubed (658,503). The result is 0.44 lbs or approximately 7 ounces. If your car is 12 inches long, that's right on the money. According to thedieselshop.us an SD70 weighs 394,000 lbs. Using the same formula an HO scale one would...
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  • cody6268's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:41 PM
    cody6268 replied to a thread Did I do good? in HO Scale
    I've cataloged it and have: 22 Atlas brass 18" radius curve track, (some missing connectors) 1 Atlas brass 18" terminal track 1 "Made in Italy" brass 80 degree terminal track (missing connection screws). 2 AC Gilbert (American Flyer) electric turnouts, missing a part with red and green lights that makes it work, but was supposed to be included. Have contacted seller, who says he's looking for it.
    15 replies | 411 view(s)
  • Frank Campagna's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:54 PM
    CP is planning to keep the Rouses Point to Schenectady line for now. They will continue to move shale oil on the north end and serve the GE plant in Schenectady. With the price of oil so low, shale oil may become unprofitable, and things could change drastically.
    4 replies | 95 view(s)
  • pabdorr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:30 PM
    New to forum: using cvp easy dcc:issue: after programming a loco the reverse light/and function disappeared on the command module. The forward function was not affected. Using the remote throttle all locos are running normal. How do you 'reset' the command module Sent from my iPad using tapatalk
    1 replies | 65 view(s)
  • hoyden's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:23 PM
    Good video overview.
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  • GeorgeV's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    I'll give you my reason. In spite of my best thoughts and plans I usually find something to change! Sometimes a track switch to move, or a siding or something, and the track nails (and brads in the cork roadbed) make changes easy. Last year I did try latex caulk on a section of track and found that: 1) For me, the setup time was longer than I wanted to deal with, either using temporary nails, pushpins or weights. 2) The track really didn't...
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  • John Moore's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:19 PM
    The action of the drivers may have slung the part a slight distance from the track so I would widen my search some. Also did you check the packing in the box good? I have found parts occasionally sandwiched under the foam inserts. Otherwise good luck with getting anything out of Walthers. Lifelike when they were independent had good service, can't say that now but you might get lucky.
    4 replies | 272 view(s)
  • swissboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:06 PM
    swissboy replied to a thread Fears confirmed... in Narrow Gauges
    Same question here. I have some very few Nn3 MTL models (boxcars and cabooses only). Sure they fit Z scale tracks, but I had also been thinking the scale was correct. Not so for the lettering, though. It's too large. And on the cabooses, the road name band above the windows is not printed on the board below the roof, but between that board and the windows.
    4 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Twigboy's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:02 PM
    I believe this goes here.... FYI -- I came across this on the NS website and thought it was interesting (if not confusing for someone like me who is not well versed in railroading operations). http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/multimedia-gallery/videos/communications-and-signals-then-and-now.html
    1 replies | 50 view(s)
  • DrMb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    Cars around 60 scale feet long can handle 11" curves. If you want to run passenger trains, you need 15" or better with emphasis on better. 4-axle locomotives shouldn't break a sweat on 11" curves, but your track work will have to be good if you want to run six-axle locomotives with models of modern locomotives probably being out of the question. There are two main problems with your track plan that I noticed. I'm going to try to explain this,...
    12 replies | 535 view(s)
  • Ironhorseman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:12 PM
    Welcome to Trainboard. :)
    4 replies | 68 view(s)
  • bigslick69's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Yeah, I kind of noticed that the parts were pricey at first glance. That's the reason why I'm asking for some suggestions to try to minimize cost, but to achieve what I'm looking for. The IR is a good idea. Thanks.
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
  • J911's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    They are all pretty pricey. I would go with something simple, something that uses IR detection that way you don't have to do a bunch of wiring.
    5 replies | 91 view(s)
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