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  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 01:37 PM
    I started out with a Walthers Roundhouse and their original big turntable. Problem was always the amount of space the complex ate up and as I studied my chosen road to model more I found the engine house and turntable was in greater use than the roundhouse concept. So I got rid of the roundhouse and large turntable in favor of the smaller footprint engine house and the smaller Atlas covered turntable. That for me simplified the layout design as...
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  • JoeS's Avatar
    Today, 01:22 PM
    JoeS replied to a thread New body style: Alco RS11 in Z Scale
    Another work of art for sure. Have you ever thought of putting a video of these guys running? I'd love to see them in action.
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  • colprit's Avatar
    Today, 01:14 PM
    Hi Group, I just would like to say how impressive the members are on this forum, I wont mention any names in case I embarrass anyone as I am sure they know who they are. In the past when I first started my layout someone from the USA sent me some locomotives wagons and other equipment so that I could run some stock around what I had done for me to keep as a gift as was saving up funds. Then very recently someone else offered to get me a part...
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  • Fishplate's Avatar
    Today, 01:05 PM
    Nice model; working on one right now for my layout. I'm planning to use the Peco turntable.
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  • bigslick69's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 PM
    Sure, they are either 5" or 7.5" long. I'm looking for one of each (total of 2) or two of the same would be fine. Thanks!
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  • RT_Coker's Avatar
    Today, 12:18 PM
    I am looking for an existing DCC-Decoder-company, existing Bluetooth-Toy-company, or experienced-manufacturer to produce Direct-Bluetooth-Train-Control (DBTC) DBTC-Loco-Adaptors. The DBTC-Loco-Adaptor is a basically a DCC-decoder without the DCC-signal hardware. It purposes is to facilitate the open-source development and testing of DBTC. This unit would be used with existing processor/bluetooth boards to create and test DBTC locomotives. ...
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 12:06 PM
    Mark, I "desecrated" the fit two cars released by painting over the roadnames and replacing them with B&O decals.
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 12:04 PM
    The Kato n-scale index turntable has the option for 36 extension tracks which are at 10 degree intervals. The distance from the lip of the turntable to the front of the roundhouse is "fixed" at approximately 5.5 inches based on my turntable. As much as I would like to use the Heljan roundhouse which I have constructed as a 6 stall unit and a 3 stall unit, I do not think they will fit.
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  • Spookshow's Avatar
    Today, 12:01 PM
    You're doing better than I am, Roger. I've been holding off on doing any C&NW cars in hopes that MT will do them first, but so far nothing :-( Cheers, -Mark
    31 replies | 3561 view(s)
  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Today, 11:24 AM
    I must wait patiently for the B&O; they may come 12 months from now if that soon. I think the first heavy weights were released in October 2009, it was probably about 2011 before any were released in B&O.
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  • minzemaennchen's Avatar
    Today, 11:19 AM
    In SAL colors:
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  • minzemaennchen's Avatar
    Today, 11:17 AM
    minzemaennchen replied to a thread Trinity 64' Reefer in Z Scale
    Like the real thing:
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  • minzemaennchen's Avatar
    Today, 11:15 AM
    Proper look:
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  • hoyden's Avatar
    Today, 10:48 AM
    I am trying to edit the icon set for the wye in icons\USS\track\turnout\wye without much luck. I want to shrink the thrown and closed track spacing so that the track spacing is congruent with spacing used by the crossover icons. Here is a screenshot depicting my issue; the three tracks on the left need to merge with the two tracks on the right. Here is how the switch icons appear when separated enough to see the individual legs. The...
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  • RT_Coker's Avatar
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  • Hansel's Avatar
    Today, 10:33 AM
    Hansel replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Wonder what that is all about? Is Kalifornia trying to collect taxes from ebay sellers? Good luck with that, Kalifornia.....
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  • Hansel's Avatar
    Today, 10:27 AM
    I am still waiting for battery powered locos in N scale. Meaning no power going to the track. No more cleaning of the track, no more nudging the train, no more power loss going over frogs and no more power loss due to poor electrical contact with power routing switches.
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  • C. Giustra's Avatar
    Today, 10:16 AM
    I may be able to help, but to save my eyes from looking at every piece of track I have, will you provide a description? If I have them you are welcome to them. C.G.
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  • RT_Coker's Avatar
    Today, 10:05 AM
    The Bachmann/BlueRail approach is “patent pending”. I have been working on an open-source version of this Direct-Bluetooth-Train-Control for almost a year now and posting here. There are is a lot of misinformation about Bluetooth. Most N scale locomotives would be doable in my opinion. For this scale the antenna would most likely be a hidden copper foil Patten on the top of the shell. Another misconception is that...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 09:30 AM
    ARGENTINA: Minister of the Interior & Transport Florencio Randazzo visited the city of Rosario in Santa Fe province on October 30 to inspect progress with infrastructure works being undertaken to... More...
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  • Kevin Anderson's Avatar
    Today, 07:11 AM
    Awesome! :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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  • SLSF Freak's Avatar
    Today, 06:02 AM
    SLSF Freak replied to a thread 3D printing in Computers & Trains
    Nice! I think that's about the only consumer SLA out there with a generous enough build area to be suitable for railroading models. The print quality on it is incredible - presumably most of the gallery shots were 50 micron prints, some of the best prints I've seen on the consumer models. Hands down beats Shapeways quality. I've been keeping my eye on these guys lately, trying to do make an SLA printer without the projector, but by using an...
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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 05:13 AM
    The distance from the end of the bridge to the front of the roundhouse can't just be an arbitrary number.If you have a large TT,the angle between tracks is shallow..You can't just put the roundhouse right up to the TT,there's no point to it,since you can't park locomotives next to each other when the tracks are almost touching.What determines minimum track separation is how close you can place each track to the next at the pit and have them line...
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 05:05 AM
    BTW...I like the bluethooth concept Bachmann is working on
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 05:00 AM
    Dont feel bad. Where we live there is no cell service anyways....LMAO ! We only use it when taking trips. The kids worry about us to much...:rolleyes:
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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 04:49 AM
    You're a tech guru next to me..I refuse to own one..
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  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Today, 04:47 AM
    I think he might be referring to the bit maps like CV 56.4 and so on. It's covered in my thread, "DCC and what I want out of it." This might help too.
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 04:43 AM
    And here I am still using an old flip phone....lol :teeth:
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  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Today, 04:41 AM
    Thanks. I'm still trying to figure it all out. QSI uses a bit map for a lot of their mixed functions like the speed table and sounds. I did find this however and it looks better then any of the tables in the instruction books.
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  • cajon's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Jim Highly recommend you get a good MR planning book, especially one that tells you how real RRs work, especially one by John Armstrong.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 04:25 AM
    Well, maybe some day. :(
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  • rsn48's Avatar
    Today, 04:22 AM
    To bad you can't, I'll be sitting at a craftsman booth working on a project answering question for the public. Then you could meet the person who invented the "nolix" concept here on Trainboard when I was moderating "layout design."
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  • rsn48's Avatar
    Today, 04:19 AM
    I've gone through this very process and tried super glue and two part fast epoxy, the bad news they didn't work very well. What I will be trying to do is "sweat" the solder joints, which is just a little bit different than a normal solder joint. First purchase some two sided sticky tape, lay it down then add your posts. Then mark the post at the near to and near bottom where your long rail is going to go. Then at those marks you are going...
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  • Eagle2's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    Soldering is a lot like airbrushing, something that needs some practice. The good thing is that the kind of iron needed for hobby applications is cheap, and it isn't hard to find scraps to practice with before risking a real project. Also, the tools and skills will come in handy for other applications around the layout. CA or the like is doable, but experience tells me it takes a bit more patience and steady hands keeping things aligned while...
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  • subwayaz's Avatar
    Today, 03:44 AM
    Wow thanks for sharing this bite of news. I'm in also when it gets to N Scale. But also I hope that another company jumps on this technology along with Bachmann. Bachmann products are not the best from my experience.
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  • greatdrivermiles's Avatar
    Today, 03:28 AM
    Feasible but just as difficult skill wise. You would be better off getting a soldering iron and learning to solder. Its not really that difficult and its more forgiving than glue.
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  • greatdrivermiles's Avatar
    Today, 03:16 AM
    Bluetooth control. http://youtu.be/k6xoL6NY83g hopefully this wont be a Bachmann only product.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:06 AM
    It's supposedly going to be quite stormy here. Perhaps turning to snow Sunday. Not sure what I'll do, but hoping to spend a few minutes at the modeling bench painting some ready to go laser kit parts.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    Wish I could come. Maybe someone who attends can post a few photos?
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:53 AM
    Yes. This is the correct place! :) I wish them the best of luck building up a fund. I'm happy to read their operation is going well and growing.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    I am certain this will happen with growing frequency. Folks won't want to be uncompensated employees, enduring dealing with such nonsense and any liabilities involved.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:41 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    I agree about the lighting. Looking as though it works very well. Quite a change since you acquired the RV. From disaster to superb man cave.
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  • nvrr49's Avatar
    Today, 01:33 AM
    nvrr49 replied to a thread 3D printing in Computers & Trains
    Thank you for looking. I ordered a Titan 1 SLA printer from Kudo 3d, kudo3d.com. Now, they are about $3000, but I got in on the ground floor when it was a Kickstarter.com project. I believe I bought machine number 26, which at that time was $2000.
    33 replies | 2471 view(s)
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    DARIEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 31, 2014-- Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) (NYSE: GWR) Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, Matthew O. Walsh will present at the Stephens Inc. Fall Investment Conference in New York on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at 10 a.m. EST. Interested investors may access Mr. Walsh's presentation via live Internet webcast at www.gwrr.com/investors. The webcast also will be...
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  • Virginian Railway's Avatar
    Today, 01:28 AM
    Hello Trainboard, I've been wondering how feasible is it to do wire handrails and other wire details without soldering but using CA instead? The reason why is I don't own an iron or have any skills with one. So could CA or any another adhesives be a feasible alternative to soldering? Thanks for any help!
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  • kmcsjr's Avatar
    Today, 12:50 AM
    kmcsjr replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    I can't post an example, as I use the ebay app and tapatalk, but here's whats making me chuckle now. I follow the word Chrostmas in n scale. Ya just cant have too many holiday trains... anyway there is/are seller(s) that throw xmas into every listing. I can just skip it, but I don't see much market for spontaneous purchase of old random box cars, stumbled upon by someone lookibg for Christmas themed stuff. I say ENJOY, to the seller, but...
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  • bumthum's Avatar
    Today, 12:26 AM
    Well clearly the technology will continue to improve to a point where people will be able to easily print things at home. The long term issue with 3D printing replacing traditional manufacturing methods though is somewhat strange to me. Has being able to print high quality photos, documents, etc., at home replaced the need for professional printing/publishing services? Has the vast increase in electronic media replaced the need to hardcopy...
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  • Cajonpassfan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:40 PM
    Respectfully, it is the distance from the center point of the pit to the front wall of the roundhouse which determines the minimum degrees of track separation (and hence the roundhouse geometry and relative size and proportions) not the length of the turntable. It just so happens that longer tables generally serviced larger houses, but there are prototype examples where the railroad replaced the TT with a much longer one as locomotives got...
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    I have seen this listed with photos on e-bay, etc.
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  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    Kato lists 23-240 roundhouse as being shipped on October 31, 2014. It is a 3 stall roundhouse that is compatible with their turntable; the track is embedded in the floor based on photos shown online at Kato Japan's website.
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread Creeping throttle.... in N Scale
    Wellllllllllllll..... Ran the wire to the rocker switch by the door today. Everything still works great !! :cool: I thought it was a 12 VDC line. Turns out it is 18.22 VDC ! I ran about 15 feet of wire to the switch...and 15 feet back to the command station....for a total of 30 feet. It dropped the voltage to 18.08 at the command center. I think I can live with a .14 voltage drop. :teeth: Now all I have to do is start remembering to...
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  • kiasutha's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    Tomix has (or had) a 3 stall roundhouse for their table. I remember seeing it at my (now kaput) local n shop. A quick web search shows photos...
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  • fitz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    Thanks for that. I sure would like to get back there to my old stompin' grounds, the Adirondacks of NY. Sounds like the Adirondack Scenic is doing very well on that former NY Central line.
    2 replies | 54 view(s)
  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:15 PM
    Are you concerned that both engines will be wind up facing opposite directions in the one engine house ? if so, forget that. There is no 1:1 scale rule about this, turntable or not .. Really, are the kids going lodge a complaint to the RR's CEO over this ? Use this area for yard, spur, cattle pen, lumber yard, fire station, junk yard, row of stores...Park engines in the one EH. Is that a duck-under or is it a lift bridge at bottom center ? If...
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  • Garth-H's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:03 PM
    Garth-H replied to a thread What's on your workbench? in Z Scale
    Oh I think it might work just but tape across section between rail grooves leave it open beyond outside rails and it will drop ballast at base of roadbed track which is what I do, I made mine from a 1.5 inch piece of tubing and put a piece of plastic across section between rail grooves leaving an opening outboard of the rails and it drop ballast to base of roadbed track very nicely, with a wing comb to keep ballast at a certain thickness or...
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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:45 PM
    LOU D replied to a thread Thoughts about 3D printing. in N Scale
    Looks like a cake,LOL!!! Until these printers print "dot for dot",and look exactly like the intended item,for me at least,they're useless for anything that's not mimicking wood or masonry.I'd love to have one for buildings,but rolling stock & locos,not so much.Just gotta get those Babyfaces,though,no matter how they look..
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  • JimJ's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    That Penn Central train looks like it's in front of a haunted mansion and I've always like those Pennsylvania RR roof antennas.
    4 replies | 111 view(s)
  • esfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:34 PM
    Wanted: Bachmann Scenecraft N Scale Number: 42 126 Single engine shed
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  • dti406's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:10 PM
    Got some cars done this week, and here they are. Bowser N5c Cabin Car kit with an added Cal-Scale Trainphone Antenna kit and ECW Caboose Windows. Painted with Scalecoat II PRR Freightcar Red and Black, then lettered with Champ Decals.
    4 replies | 111 view(s)
  • rsn48's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:57 PM
    So if you live along the border states of Washington, Idaho and Montana or in Oregon "down under" come on up, and if in Alberta, come on over! Next Weekend we are hosting our Vancouver British Columbia show, open to the public, and if you register - clinics and self guided layout tours. The show is open to the public 1000 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday (Nov 8 and 9). There will be layouts, retailers and private dealers selling their...
    3 replies | 67 view(s)
  • Kevin Anderson's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:49 PM
    It's a blustery weekend where I am at with a big storm coming in. Which means I hope to get some stuff done in the train room or in a kit. We will see as the day progresses tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
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  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:42 PM
    umtrr-author replied to a thread More eBay Humor in N Scale
    Interesting, and I wonder if allowable under eBay rules: Seller will not ship to California since he/she doesn't want to deal with the sales tax reporting and collection... and will cancel the sale if it's to a California address. http://www.ebay.com/itm/09q-86c-ROUNDHOUSE-4-N-SCALE-8986-COMMONWEALTH-TRUCK-KITS-NO-CA-SALES-/221582607840?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item33975a45e0
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:11 PM
    I didn't pass over the link. What I find interesting is how nobody has commented about the finish appearance of that model displayed. If this was created from their new technology, it is still the rough, sandy texture we see at present.
    32 replies | 1047 view(s)
  • SecretWeapon's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:10 PM
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  • DrMb's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
    DrMb replied to a thread Fall and Winter projects. in N Scale
    My first Fall/Winter project is to get a working signal control system using the Arduino platform. I completed the first step which is to get it to read analog inputs and display various aspects including flashing. The next step is to finally get my servo control circuit working and then tie it into the system. Then it's simply a case of adding detection capability and figure out how to communicate between signals. I'm also making a stab at...
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  • SLSF Freak's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:01 PM
    I like that Shapeways is on with this. Faster turnaround, less expensive, full color options sounds good to me. I couldn't find anything on resolution but in the HP writeup they talk about having smooth surfaces so hopefully it's something us n-scalers can use. Will have to wait until the Shapeways material specs come out I suppose but it sounds like this is coming soon? Regards, Mike
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