Activity Stream

Filter
Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 24 Hours Last 24 Hours Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums Articles Articles Blog TrainBlog TrainBoard Groups TrainBoard Groups
  • BStikkers's Avatar
    Today, 11:34 PM
    I have used the Gold Medal Models and they look fine on my layout. Bruce Stikkers St. Joseph, IL
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • Eugen Haenseler's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 PM
    I used evergreen Strip Styrene U- Profile CHANNEL .080" 2 mm for de Guardrail. The poles are evergreen Strip Styrene 111B .015 x .030
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Today, 11:23 PM
    umtrr-author replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    And I, for one, had never heard of Beezid before you brought it up. So much for advertising...
    3794 replies | 317346 view(s)
  • ncdtrains's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 PM
    I mentioned before...I'm a huge rookie..lol In the haste of being a MTL fan, I am used to searching/looking for that, got to trigger happy with my typing. For some reason I thought the main difference in the GP7/GP9 was some minor details on the outside. I didn't realize the chassis underneath was different.
    4 replies | 21 view(s)
  • co_riff's Avatar
    Today, 11:14 PM
    Yes it used to be a lot bigger. Toledo & Ohio, Kanawha & Michigan, NYC. Penn,and Conrail. The south end of yard belongs to CSX for 10 miles. CSX has no direct connection to these tracks now. Curtis
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 11:13 PM
    I like the "C" channel for guardrail...It gives the guardrail 'depth'. It doesnt look 'flat'...especially in N Scale ^5
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • NSseeker's Avatar
    Today, 11:01 PM
    I have already made a couple of significant changes to the plan as drawn, shown in the previous post. Besides the stated correction of the track labels in the diagram, I have moved the right-hand crossover (from "Main" to right side "Switch Lead") to the right of the double ladder turnouts. I have added a left hand crossover where the RH is shown. This will allow me to move locomotives from "Engine" to any track in either yard more directly....
    34 replies | 2543 view(s)
  • Loren's Avatar
    Today, 10:47 PM
    Loren replied to a thread MTL GP7/GP9 shell question in Z Scale
    John, your a second or two ahead of me. You must be on day light-day light savings time :o) I knew you would have the answer.
    4 replies | 21 view(s)
  • ppuinn's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 PM
    George (mtntrainman): I took the pic below of the guardrail in front of my home...I live on a rural road, as opposed to an interstate highway, but I suspect the guardrail dimensions are fairly close. The blue yardstick shows the top of the guardrail is 24 inches and, as you indicated, the rail itself is between 12 and 12.5 inches wide. I forced the perspective in my other picture: the gray car is about 1:120, and the car and truck in the...
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • Loren's Avatar
    Today, 10:46 PM
    Loren replied to a thread MTL GP7/GP9 shell question in Z Scale
    MTL never made a GP7........AZL did. I don't know the answer, but I do not believe it will fit. Someone will answer shortly I'm sure.
    4 replies | 21 view(s)
  • shamoo737's Avatar
    Today, 10:44 PM
    its not a simple yes or no. Early GP35 chassis wont fit the GP9, while later GP35 and GP9 have identical chassis. On early GP35, you have to file down the nose of the chassis to get it to fit.
    4 replies | 21 view(s)
  • Loren's Avatar
    Today, 10:40 PM
    My how time flys when you aren't getting anything done. I began my "Gray Whale" module as it is affectionately known back on Sept 28th 2011 and last posted progress on Mardh 31 2013. It has been two years now and not much was accomplished in modeling until this last month in which I have gotten the Whale just about done........still lacking a bunch of trees, bushes and the stream bed which I have been inquiring about lately in another...
    73 replies | 9856 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 10:30 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Oh well. You're having fun. That's the reason for it all.
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • ncdtrains's Avatar
    Today, 10:13 PM
    I've googled and can't find a definitive answer. I have a MTL GP7 and wondered if a MTL GP9 shell will fit on it?
    4 replies | 21 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 10:07 PM
    There are so few of us who do a detail such as headlights. Amazing how something like this can really bring life to a scene.
    326 replies | 59615 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 10:03 PM
    This was a couple of years ago, so hard to say what is able to steam right now. I believe there were at one time two which were still able to run.
    60 replies | 3000 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 09:57 PM
    Many, many times I have seen steel strapping along a right-of-way. I have seen logs and lumber askew. There is usually other stuff to be found, from brake shows to? I prefer a deeper angle of the train, so that alone keeps me back from most potential hazards. And if it is a fast moving train, I stay even further away.
    60 replies | 3000 view(s)
  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 09:41 PM
    ddechamp71 replied to a thread Chessie System E8A in Z Scale
    Very nice work, congrats! Dom
    1 replies | 115 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    Amen on that. This videographer is WAY too close. Loose steel strapping on flat and lumber cars can also cut a bystander to ribbons. When I worked for the railroad many ears ago, we even had an open plug door fall completely away from a boxcar. Safety first always.
    60 replies | 3000 view(s)
  • Jeepy84's Avatar
    Today, 09:37 PM
    Jeepy84 replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Of the 8 items when searching for Kato Unitrack, when one is a Pokemon iPhone cover, I hold no hope whatsoever that I will find anything I am likely to want on a site.
    3794 replies | 317346 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 09:35 PM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    I find with the track being laid for years now...its tough to wanna finish scenery. Everytime I go out there...I turn the power on...gets some trains running..and end up just sitting at my workbench watching the trains...LOL. I find that in order to do any scenery work...I have to put the trains in the yard and park em. Otherwise when I lean over the layout we have locomotives and cars everywhere when they hit my 'dunlap' gut... :teeth:
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • SD75I's Avatar
    Today, 09:32 PM
    That looks great!!
    114 replies | 16250 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 09:28 PM
    3.33' I was looking at this earlier. It looks like 2 rung gaurdrail is roughly 12.20 inch wide. I would think something in 1/8 inch ( 1.66' ) would look closer. Although...I like what is being done even with the 1/4 inch stuff :-) In N Scale its all about compromises ;-)
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • ddechamp71's Avatar
    Today, 09:25 PM
    Wasn't aware of any operative NPR Berkshires! And very strange consist indeed! Dom
    60 replies | 3000 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Usually when I have a fairly clear picture in my old mind, what's left of it, I tend to work fairly quickly. With time out for a late brunch, maybe a shopping trip, stop and watch Adam 12 at noon, and then downstairs by 4 PM to get the cat dishes washed for their evening feast, and to slave over a hot stove for the Missus when she gets home. While supper keeps warm in the oven I watch Emergency until She gets home then turn on some quiet music...
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • NSseeker's Avatar
    Today, 08:58 PM
    I've been doing a little yard planning. I got my tabletop completely built(previous yard plan pics did not have table completed) and prepped for track. That involves laying down the base and covering it with Dap® DryDex Spackle. Once that was dry, I gave it a thorough sanding, then two coats of my base color paint.(S-W #7523 Burnished Brandy). After the paint dried over night, I pulled out my track pieces again and started laying out a yard...
    34 replies | 2543 view(s)
  • S.T.E.L.'s Avatar
    Today, 08:52 PM
    S.T.E.L. replied to a thread Hello in New Member Introductions
    No worries
    7 replies | 100 view(s)
  • Jeepy84's Avatar
    Today, 08:48 PM
    Those are both great examples of scratchbuilt rails. It's strange though, isn't 1/4" over 3 scale feet?
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 08:41 PM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    John... You gotta slow down man !! You almost have a new layout with multiple bridges done. In the same time period...I got some grass down at the 'Log Cabin Motel'...and some headstone markers planted at the cemetery behind the church. You making us all like like lazy bums...LMAO !!!!:teeth:
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • SecretWeapon's Avatar
    Today, 08:16 PM
    6 replies | 152 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 08:14 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Almost a switchback in fact would be fairly easy to convert to one. The plan that this is based on back in the ealier part of this thread had that track just heading up and ending nowhere. I believe the designer originally had it as a track to just tuck a loco or train in when another was coming up the hill. Still might end up being a switchback.
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • Nimo's Avatar
    Today, 08:04 PM
    Well, I have noticed that in N scale, it is a rarity to see lighted vehicles in night scenes, hence naturally that was in my list of to-dos from the very beginning. And I am glad to say, 4 years on, I finally achieved it! Vehicles are not new to those who are following the progress - very humble Kato's Toyota Automobile set (http://www.¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤.com/KATO-N-23500-Toyota-Automobiles-6-p/kat-23500.htm), and one of the woodland scenics Bad...
    326 replies | 59615 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 08:03 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    With color added, it is now much clearer now how the terrain will appear. When all white I could not quite see what was happening.
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 08:01 PM
    OK. Found it. Interesting the way track is laid out. Was it a larger yard at one time? What NS predecessor owned it?
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 07:56 PM
    This must be where the quote I read was originally sourced by person(s) unknown. What I saw made it seem as thought the practice had just started. I would guess the lifted information was poorly written. What Sean writes is more understandable.
    11 replies | 143 view(s)
  • jdcolombo's Avatar
    Today, 07:55 PM
    The TCS Wow has gotten many rave reviews. The problem is that it is "HO" size: 1 1/3" long, by 5/8" wide by 1/4" high (34.29mm x 16.72mm x 5.59mm). While it would probably fit in large N scale tenders (like the Berk's or the EM-1, or UP centipede), there wouldn't be much room left for a speaker - the install in the video actually uses FOUR speakers wired in series/parallel, which is why it sounds so good, and you have room to do this in HO...
    25 replies | 1102 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Well getting a little better than all that glaring white. Woodland Scenics Stone Gray is being added to the water to wet the plaster hard shell material. And I used some Rit Liquid Dye to color for the hard shell for the pond. Supposed to be a dark green. If that is a dark Green I'll eat my whole set of long flannels plus socks. Called the expert, AKA the Missus. She states not a dark green. It is a dark something but who knows what. Classic...
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • co_riff's Avatar
    Today, 07:41 PM
    Southern Ohio. Middleport,Ohio. Curtis
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:58 PM
    That's nice! I really like hearing the air pump, what sounds like an injector.... That bell is excellent. Sounds freehand, not air ringer.
    25 replies | 1102 view(s)
  • Loren's Avatar
    Today, 06:57 PM
    I just remembered a couple of important steps I left out of the epoxy mix. My apologies for that. First, I do add a small amount of acrylic craft paint to the epoxy mix just prior to mixing the two parts, resin and hardener, together. I usually add a 1/4 tsp of Hauder Green (I think that is the name, not positive) and a half-drop of plain yellow. This would only be to one layer, not both. I usually do the top layer this way. Also, I add...
    18 replies | 463 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:50 PM
    Some days it just feels good to get out and about. Even if the railfanning is not quite as hoped....
    9 replies | 168 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:47 PM
    Is this yard in Ohio or West Virginia? What is the nearest town name I might find on a map?
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 06:45 PM
    Thanks Hytec. The convoy of chasers is so typical of these scenes. My wife and I participated in some of the highway madness when N&W 611 and 1218 were in operation, though I want to add that we rode a number of trips too to support the sponsoring clubs. Is the second car a canteen to supply the 203? I think canteens are neat. I have an old N Scale Bachmann tender that I bought for cheap at a show that I hope to convert to a canteen for...
    9 replies | 168 view(s)
  • Ghengis Kong's Avatar
    Today, 06:42 PM
    Ghengis Kong replied to a thread GP-7/9 question in N Scale
    +1 great job!
    8 replies | 618 view(s)
  • Loren's Avatar
    Today, 06:39 PM
    Some good information here and I thank those who contributed to this thread. I remember a train show years ago where a garden scale club tried to simulate a waterfall using real water............let's just say it was a poor joke at best. I think those that achieve the desired look have accomplished something pretty special. Now it is my turn to attempt the same.
    18 replies | 463 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 06:38 PM
    Went out this morning in search of well-lit southbound NS 157, but backlit 156 showed up instead. Oh well, it was a beautiful morning in Simpson, SC.
    9 replies | 168 view(s)
  • Hardcoaler's Avatar
    Today, 06:32 PM
    Wonderful photograph Yoho! Love that wooden trestle too.
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 06:24 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Well, I just looked. Nothing really eye catching. I narrowed my search to several specific brands. The Kato N scale page was seven items, five of which were unrelated to model railroading idiotic t-shirts. I ran into t-shirts several other times. This is not impressive at all.
    3794 replies | 317346 view(s)
  • tehachapifan's Avatar
    Today, 05:57 PM
    tehachapifan replied to a thread GP-7/9 question in N Scale
    They look good!
    8 replies | 618 view(s)
  • bill pearce's Avatar
    Today, 05:52 PM
    The GMM guardrails are fairly accurate depictions of hwat were once known as ARMCO barriers, named for the steel company that produced them. They became popular in the sixties, and similar but perhaps improved ones are now made by Trinity Industries in Texas, I presume they are the railcar people.
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • cfquinlan's Avatar
    Today, 05:49 PM
    cfquinlan replied to a thread GP-7/9 question in N Scale
    All, Just a quick follow-up, I was finished two sets of these air vents!
    8 replies | 618 view(s)
  • ppuinn's Avatar
    Today, 05:34 PM
    Eugen: The proportion of your guardrails compared to the cars looks great. What was the dimension of the channel you used? I, too, thought the commercially available guardrails were too oversized and "clunky" for N-scale. I had initially planned to use some Plastruct 1/4 inch channel left over from a guardrail project I did several years ago. But, when I went to buy more channel for my recent interstate overpass guardrail project, I...
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 PM
    Did anyone pick-up on this video? TCS WowSound demo Jonathan Hatfield
    25 replies | 1102 view(s)
  • tehachapifan's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 PM
    Looks great, as does the whole layout! What styrene pieces did you use for the guardrail? I have a large area to do and I may want to try this too.
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • Eugen Haenseler's Avatar
    Today, 04:06 PM
    I think all the Guardrails on the marked in N scale are too massive!? So I made my one.
    15 replies | 920 view(s)
  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 03:29 PM
    John, I've always enjoyed watching trains for the Garden Spot on Cajon Pass, Ca. Wrightwood, is a interesting place to visit. No trains but lunch either in the form of a picnic or local restraunt isn't a bad idea. Thanks for the picture.
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 02:19 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread Hog Waller Junction in N Scale
    Finally something other than white and blue. Adding some hard shell at last and adding coloring to the water for the plaster wrap. Messy work. Stuff is set up in less than 10 minutes but not completely dry. Hopefully I will get to the mine area this afternoon. Going a basic gray color there along with the stream beds that are cascading down hill.
    74 replies | 2965 view(s)
  • Jim Reising's Avatar
    Today, 01:51 PM
    Jim Reising replied to a thread The New Oakville Sub in N Scale
    The tour of the Sub by Mitch Legg's custom painted (by Brian Kuhn) SD80s continues:
    1795 replies | 280592 view(s)
  • badlandnp's Avatar
    Today, 01:47 PM
    OK, but this video set are form 2012, the old setup. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bOdYHTfC3qg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> The high bridge that was 4 ft over the floor. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dFawOULyf84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> And your junction bridge, <iframe width="560" height="315"...
    45 replies | 5080 view(s)
  • badlandnp's Avatar
    Today, 01:46 PM
    OK, but this video set are form 2012, the old setup. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bOdYHTfC3qg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> The high bridge that was 4 ft over the floor. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dFawOULyf84" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> And your junction bridge, <iframe width="560" height="315"...
    45 replies | 5080 view(s)
  • gcav17's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 PM
    Actually, photos 1,2 & 5 are of my current setup. 3 &4 are of the previous.
    45 replies | 5080 view(s)
  • PaulBeinert's Avatar
    Today, 12:41 PM
    Since the entire problem seems to be with the double crossover, I think it needs to be separated from the layout for proper testing. This first picture is how I believe it should be wired (just the red and blue lines) and then tested: This second picture shows a different wiring and I believe it would cause a the symptoms that have been mentioned. I would suggest wiring it this way and testing: Please let us know if you can test...
    23 replies | 863 view(s)
  • Alan's Avatar
    Today, 12:31 PM
    Bob, in my post I said potholes - really should have said craters!! Didn't hit anything, but some of the trucks were in a parlous state, collapsed suspension, etc. it was amazing they kept going!
    3 replies | 68 view(s)
  • RT_Coker's Avatar
    Today, 12:19 PM
    Allen, Having travelled the Kampala-Nakuru road on a bus that rear-ended a truck, I will hardily concur with you! Bob
    3 replies | 68 view(s)
  • co_riff's Avatar
    Today, 12:11 PM
    A GP59 and two SD40-2's on NS 381, pulling out of Hobson Yard. Curtis
    19 replies | 252 view(s)
  • RT_Coker's Avatar
    Today, 12:08 PM
    RT_Coker replied to a thread DC/DCC Wiring in DCC & Electronics
    If your crossover was wired this way, you DC or DCC locos would be able to use the crossover going both straight and crossing-over. Unfortunately this also requires the auto-reversing units on the outside loops for DCC and manual DC reversing on the outside loops (no continuous DC running on this level). It seems like it should be possible to wire the crossover section of track your current way for DC and with the polarity as described for...
    23 replies | 863 view(s)
  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 PM
    John Moore replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Well it loads model railroad stuff fairly quickly but then I tried to refine the search to something more specific and after 5 minutes it still had not done anything but indicate it was still loading. I may be retired but I still don't have that much time.
    3794 replies | 317346 view(s)
  • norco44's Avatar
    Today, 11:57 AM
    norco44 replied to a thread Matching decal colors in N Scale
    Jay, Try Microscale 60-786. This set is in yellow and all the lettering that you require for your M&STL gas electric. A few other sources for M&STL lettering. Microscale 60-1018 F units. Has spelt out name in yellow and black. Microscale 60-953 F units and GP units in red and white paint. This set has spelt out name in both thin and thicker Roman lettering. Very handy if you feel like doing your gas electric in the later silver paint. Boxcar...
    4 replies | 202 view(s)
  • Hansel's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Hansel replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Has anyone used Bonanza.com? http://www.bonanza.com/items/search?q=&q=&q=&q=0&q=relevancy&q=true&q=n%20scale
    3794 replies | 317346 view(s)
More Activity