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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:05 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Ha ha ha. I know. I keep a can on my work bench. Plus clear nail polish and who knows what else.
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  • tin1197's Avatar
    Today, 02:04 AM
    Alavaro, Order list sent. Thx Hien
    19 replies | 932 view(s)
  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:03 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    I understand. Those I have looked at are doing a very poor job of marking their packages so we can convert watts to lumens. They've just almost dumped it on us, as if we're supposed to have such info already in our heads. They need to at least have an equivalency chart posted in the stores. If this is some sort of coy sales technique, it's a flop with myself and many folks I know. They don't sell much when people just walk away empty handed.
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 01:52 AM
    Carl.... I agree Atlas has gone the extra mile on this. BUT...I hope ALL manufactures ALWAYS make new models WITHOUT sound...for those who dont want it. Selling just a sound equiped loco and telling the consumer if they dont want sound...just turn it off...is wrong on so many levels. NOT that Atlas is doing that. I have however read it from more then one modeler...that one "just needs to accept the inevitable and that sound will be the norm...
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 AM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Srayed 'trees' with "Extra Super Hold Aqua Net" hair sray. Sprinkled Noch static grass over them. Shook off any excess. Planted them. Was so fast and easy...ran outta hair spray after a couple hundred trees !!! Still have about 400 more to do. Back to KMart tomorrow and pick up another couple of cans. Told THE WIFE that she was gonna hear the wierdest thing she ever heard a guy say.... "Honey...I ran outta Aqua Net !!!" :teeth::funny:
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 AM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Wellllllllllllllllllll..... Went to Lowes and walked out 10 years older !!! Dang....so many different 'varieties' of LED bulbs. There is watts...lumins...brightness...style...shape...price...etc...etc... :wideeyes::ohboy: I gave up and walked out and just screwed a regular old 60 watt incandescent in the workbench light when I got home !!! :frustrated:
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:36 AM
    Certainly. I agree. While listening to that video clip, I realized how long it has been since my last time of ever even hearing a real 539. Although the slower beat of a 244 sure has stayed with me. I don't have any need for one of these in N scale, but the idea sure keeps bouncing around in my head!
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Today, 01:34 AM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Thnxs Shades :teeth::cool:
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:29 AM
    Welcome back! Wondered where you'd gone... Our Group moderator here has been so busy he has only been able to pop in every few months.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:27 AM
    This is a nice pass, interesting photo location. But the darned diesels are throttled up:
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  • nickelplate759's Avatar
    Today, 01:24 AM
    It sounds like you obtained some of the early run cars with metal wheels and American Limited trucks. The other clue on the early run cars is that they have no interior. They often do roll poorly, and also sit too high in order to clear the couplers. Later run cars have Micro-Trains passenger trucks and roll just fine. Although the original trucks can be fixed with some attention, the truck-mounted couplers on those cars just won't work...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    What technique are you using?
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Did you ever follow up on this idea? If so, how did it work for you? Worth the money?
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  • Carl Sowell's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    I would like to throw my 2 cents worth in here at this point. First off, as some of the readers have done, we should all thank Atlas for first making this model that was needed. Secondly, we should all thank Atlas for attempting, and evidently succeeding, in placing not only a decoder but a sound decoder and speaker in this rather small piece. If I remember correctly, it is a joint venture with ESU. IMHO, that is the best of the news because...
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  • RedRiverRR4433's Avatar
    Today, 01:13 AM
    RedRiverRR4433 replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Looks good George. Nice work.:cool: Shades
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Yes. Obviously goes back to that era. I'm thinking at least sixty years ago, and probably more.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:49 PM
    Yeah. I agree. That "T" jumps out. Argh.
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  • MarkInLA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:46 PM
    ​Your comment is very much depreciated
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  • JB Stoker's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    I am a bit surprised no one has mentioned the "Blue Peter" LNER Peppercorn Clas A2 60532 slip and resulting catastrophe. From Wikipedia:
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  • fitz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Written by someone back in the steam days with great insight--had probably "been there, done that." My late father would have gotten a great laugh out of that, as I did.
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  • fitz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    And you see what happens to the exhaust after slipping, as shown in that video. Mucks up the tubes and flues. Mark---"and I sand​ corrected"--great sense of humor.
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  • JPIII's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:03 PM
    A pic. Finally got this working. I can see some room for improvement
    6 replies
  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:00 PM
    Union Pacific Railroad's Lynn Kelley is recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal's 13th annual Women Worth Watching feature. As vice president-Supply and Continuous Improvement, Kelley is responsible for purchasing, strategic sourcing and the company's industrial engineering activities, as well as quality and continuous improvement activities. More...
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  • ScaleCraft's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:40 PM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/LIONEL-212-T-RARE-SEPARATE-SALE-BOX-ONLY-/141136829275?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item20dc691b5b Box only. Cardboard outer, in fact. 212T...with the "T" looking like it was done with a felt marker.......remember, box only......two grand. FAKES ARE READILY APPARENT BY THE SHAPE OF THE "T".
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    The second unit is an old Santa Fe Cub Scout. Here is the same locomotive that I took last January.
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  • n&wsteamfan's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:39 PM
    n&wsteamfan replied to a thread Chessie gp35 in Z Scale
    Thanks! Still needs decaled
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:09 PM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread T.H.E.R.R. Reborn! in N Scale
    Back about 7 years ago I read about someone using the sprigs off old fake Xmas trees for trees on a layout. I went about cutting about 600 of them ! Well...today I decided to "Flock The trees". The difference is like night and day !!!! :cool::cool::cool: Cell Tower Hill....
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  • LegomanBill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Well, if you saw the Final Frame photo on the last page...
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  • ppuinn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:41 PM
    It looks like your main travels around relatively close to the outside of your 10x8 footprint. Is it actually crossing over functional tracks near the middle of the back 10'7" side (so clearance between lower railhead and underside of the bridge supporting the upper track must be sufficient to permit your tallest equipment to pass under)? ...or do the lower rails pass off the edge of the layout to "suggest" to viewers that trains travel to...
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  • jhn_plsn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    A couple short videos. The first video starts of looking downgrade from Summit then pans around toward the Summit. Note the train in the middle track at the end. I was disabled for some time. The second video is from Hill 582. We were lucky to have trains pass on 1 and 2 twice on this afternoon.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:32 PM
    I do hope this will be a good venture for them. :)
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  • Hytec's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:29 PM
    I've never used Liquitex, but Woodland Scenic's water stuff will age in the bottle. I poured some that was more than two years old and it took two to three weeks to clear. Whereas a bottle about a month old cleared in less than two days.
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  • minzemaennchen's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:24 PM
    Yes, body mounted only, therefore not suitable for small radius.
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  • jhn_plsn's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:22 PM
    Blue Cut Hill 582 Downgrade on track 2. Hill 582 with Silverwood cutoff in the distance and the turn into Summit in the upper right. Note the three cuts. The UP is running downgrade on BNSF track #3.
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  • Hytec's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:20 PM
    Hytec replied to a thread It's Back! in Railfanning Discussions
    That's great news, but 2309 with NYCS striping is OUTSTANDING, at least 9/10. The only better image would B&M Minuteman Maroon & Gold. Ah well, can't have everything. LOL
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  • LegomanBill's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    You can imagine the rather surprised look I had on my face when this came in the mail today. No your eyes are not playing tricks on you, R&R is once again being published, but now by White River Productions. This would also mean the Railroad Model Craftsman is back as well. As far as I can tell, besides a few staff changes and a few format changes, it is still the same as it was before (which I feel is pretty good).
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  • santa fe 56's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:07 PM
    Picked up a few of these cars and they are pretty and detailed and roll like you are dragging a tire behind the locos…. anyone have a good replacement for the crappy wheels that come with them… metal or plastic upgrade would be fine… I am tired of chasing them once they come off the track… Thanks in advance...
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  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:42 PM
    That looks really good. If your interested they do make log loaders in HO. I got a few, but I'm a little crazy and plan on building a elevated landing out of florist's foam with a yarder. Were did you get the log trucks? You have any pics of them?
    32 replies | 1757 view(s)
  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    I should add that the Bachmann Chinese guys are super light but look fantastic. The weight isn't really an issue since the QJ's and JS's are relatively light locos to begin with.
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  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    JPIII, Many varieties of tall deciduous trees have dead limbs and branches quite a ways up. The reason is the upper more full branches put the lower branches in the shade and growth is difficult then. On the PMCM&T layouts you see that because my trees were not 'giants' I simply put in a few dead limbs to represent this fact. And yes, the procedure went OK. I have a CT scan ordered next and I will have to have one stent. Jim
    6 replies
  • JPIII's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    Hi Jim. I assume you came thru your medical "Procedure" OK.....that's always a good thng. On the RR front. I'm making trees again. After poring over more photos of old growth, I've noticed that ya can't see for trees for the forest......but I do see a lot of dead branches for the first 100 feet or so. Figuring the heigth/width/fullness of the canopy is a WAG.....so I'm winging it.
    6 replies
  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:37 PM
    You need more exclamation points for the listing. It's not "rare" it's "RARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" :) Meanwhile... at this writing, almost 93% favor MTL. 85 votes isn't statistically valid across the entire N Scale population, but an interesting result nonetheless.
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  • f2shooter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:31 PM
    Afternoon all, I've always liked the Fleischman product line, specifically their steam locomotives in HO. It must be something about all that red paint. I bought one when I visited Germany with my dad in the 70's and it still runs wonderfully. I also picked up another of their products, an electric loco for passenger service, earlier this year in an estate sale and it too is excellent. Is there a reference source either on line or as a book...
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  • Southern Oregonian's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:21 PM
    That Geep is probity my one and only MTH loco purchase. It is definitely a problem child and they messed up SP grey. How do you mess up SP Grey? I can live with almost right SP&S Green and Yellow, but SP grey is a pretty common HO color. So far the MTH seems to only like running by itself and doesn't play well with my Athearn Geeps. I haven't tested the Intermountain guy yet so we'll see how it does later. I figured I'd give both of these makers...
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  • rrjim1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    rrjim1 replied to a thread Atlas N Scale S2 with Sound in N Scale
    You sure have a right to your own opinion. I have hear lots of door buzzers in my 64 years and have never heard one sound like that!
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  • shamoo737's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:35 PM
    shamoo737 replied to a thread Greenbrier 72' Reefer in Z Scale
    yes, it would be nice to have the choice of body mounted coupler for switching.
    3 replies | 154 view(s)
  • BB2921's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:25 PM
    BB2921 replied to a thread N Scale Door Layout. in N Scale
    It's been a while since the last update but finally made it home from college to take some pictures of the progress. Despite using the kato unitrack, I've been having a lot of problems with the inside line with the banking and details and what not. So I decided to rip it out and replace it with flextrack. I needed to build up the embankment so I added some modeling clay to the inside. Track Down! Some Glamor shot. My abandoned...
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  • rrjim1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:22 PM
    The problem I had with MT 89' flats is I can't back a train up there my yard. I modified the trucks, (screw) so it would act like a body mount and now they back up great.
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  • ZFRANK's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:13 PM
    ZFRANK replied to a thread Greenbrier 72' Reefer in Z Scale
    Looks great Gerd. Do these have body mounted couplers?
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  • kaveman91's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:07 PM
    Hopefully it will be minor then for rfi when on my 2 meter! Thank-you for the input ! willc.
    4 replies | 154 view(s)
  • Flash Blackman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:51 PM
    I have been working with Liquitex Pouring Medium (LPM). It pours smoothly on a level surface and dried fairly smooth. About 4 months later, it has a nice irregular surface. The first picture is the entire pit with no glare. (Hard to see much.) The second photo is the pit with glare; you can see the irregular surface. I have just poured another layer on another mud/ waste pit. It is smoother, but the medium has not dried clear after...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    CN recognized as a world leader for corporate action on climate change More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    NORTH AMERICA: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd announced on October 20 that that an ‘exploratory conversation’ about a possible merger with CSX Corp had ended, and no further talks were planned. CP... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    FRANCE: Alstom has signed a framework agreement for the supply of 50 Citadis trams to Strasbourg. An initial 12 trams, worth €41m, are expected to enter service by the end of 2016. The trams will... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 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
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    USA: Kinkisharyo International formally delivered the first of 78 P3010 light rail vehicles to Los Angeles on October 17. The pilot vehicle will be used for testing before series production begins,... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    FRANCE: Paris public transport operator RATP has exercised an option for 12 MF01 steel-wheeled metro trainsets to be supplied by a consortium of Alstom, Bombardier Transportation and AREVA TA for... More...
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  • Mr. RSS's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:50 PM
    MAURITIUS: The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has awarded a partnership of Indian construction company Afcons Infrastructure and CAF a contract to build a 37 km light rail line from the... More...
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  • HOexplorer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:32 PM
    Hi JPIII, I've noticed this group is lacking a pulse. Maybe they've all quit this niche, I don't know? Jim
    6 replies
  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:01 PM
    I have to agree.... There are many variables to consider. The abilty of the small speaker in the model. The playback abilities of the decoder itself. The recording abilities of the video camera. The playback abilities of everyones computers or cell phones. I use headphones OR good computer speakers OR I run the computer audio through my Sony STR-SE501 100W Amp. Comparing the audio on the video...played thru any audio playback devices I...
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  • JPIII's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:44 PM
    I'm back in the hobby & came over to play...but no one's home???
    6 replies
  • Thieu's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:19 PM
    Thieu replied to a thread N Scale T-Trak in N Scale
    On the 11th of october, my onetrak club took part in a small exhibition in a rehabilitation center. I did not take my onetrak modules with me, but my T-Trak layout. I made a short movie of my layout at this day: https://vimeo.com/109462684
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  • Twist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:53 PM
    Hi there, thanks for the comments.Michael no the curve isn´t superelevated.It´s the perspective of the camera I think..... So while I was waiting for the plastercloth to dry on this portion of the layout I started to develop a solution for my northend staging problem..... First thing to do was to remove the small townscene around the corner of Chetwynd.... I made a small plan with Anyrail to for a more prototype scene with the large...
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  • mcjaco's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:51 PM
    Known issue. Even Kelly in MR wrote about it in his last article.
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  • Garth-H's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:17 PM
    The capacitor was a requirement in in Germany and later all CE countries as an RFI suppressor, the spinning motor armature and brushes when making and breaking contact act like or simulate a small spark cap transmitter, the capacitor is there to suppress those spurious emissions that could put lines across your TV and a buzz on your radio, This is from the days of open ganged tuning capacitors in our TV tuners and tuning circuits of our...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:59 PM
    BoxcabE50 replied to a thread N Scale T-Trak in N Scale
    How large was this layout, compared to the plan presented a few posts back?
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  • Calzephyr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:54 PM
    To defend most model manufacturers... it is difficult to get a small electronic device with a minute speaker to sound just like a full sized prototypical device's mechanical sound. Most sound equipped n scale models have similar sound distortion. Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fierce using Tapatalk
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  • Glenn Poole's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:47 PM
    I could not say it better myself. 60 foot and longer cars should not have body mounted couplers IF your intention is to run the cars up a 2 percent grade and around a 180 degree turn even if the turn is a 24 inch radius. I have set for many a minute looking directly at the side of an MT 89' flat compared to a BLMA and Atlas and the height (which is my issue) is so slight, and the running quality of the MTs is just so much better, that I am...
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  • Calzephyr's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:42 PM
    The sounds from the websites are very good... that is what I'm comparing to the Atlas video... which has a buzzer-like sounding S2 horn. Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Fierce using Tapatalk
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  • randgust's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:38 PM
    I've kind of come to the conclusion that while the MT cars may not be the best looking, they still are by far the best designed to actually operate pretty much out of the box except for some RDA trimming and pin height adjustment. Every 'new car' that's come out with low-pros and body mounts has taken an inordinate amount of time to get to the equal level of reliability. It's easier for me to invest the time in painting and weathering an MT...
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