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  1. #21
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    Hey Rob,
    Good to hear about your Euro and outdoor habits.

    I haven't been visiting this forum as much since I got into, or out to, garden railroading. I spend most of my forum time on the http://www.oogardenrailway.co.uk/ site. You might want to go check it out as the guys there all have layouts and are dealing with similar issues.

    I'd love to see some pics of your layout if you have any online.

    Someone here questioned the use of N scale outdoors... this has tempted me to lay some n scale track on my outdoor layout to see how it works out.

    Although my layout started as a place to run my ho european stuff, I'm now looking at getting some American trains in ho scale too.

    Sorry about the delay in replying.
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    The first link to the ete site wouldn't work. Grrrrr...
    Geeky
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    47 feet of mainline down. Time to roll some trains.
    Geeky
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    Found another cool video on you tube. Trains running at high speed being pulled by steam, all outdoors.

    I think the link auto-plays all the vids so just sit back and watch the clips:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtaVi..._order&list=UL
    Geeky
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    This is what happens when you try to run a 38 year old loco that hasn't been oiled on track that hasn't been cleaned.

    I haven't had a track related derailment yet. HO is so much less fussy than my N scale.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGqmnyxihYM
    Geeky
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    Yikes. Is that wheel slip or does it sound like some gears are grinding?
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    Sounds to me like the loco has some VERY dry motor bearings.
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    Yeah it needs a complete tear down clean and lube and allignment, but I just had to run a train. It did sound better after just a little bit.

    I'll make sure to check the motor bearings. It has one of those sideways pancake motors that Lima used. I also think all my wheels need to be gauged.

    Here's another screamer of a motor. French DMU running at engine howling speeds.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pD1oNVxBbyc

    I'm just having a blast playing with my trains.
    Geeky
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    Still working on my station platform, had to use hand saw to shave the edges out so they'd be more even.

    since we had nice weather on TG day I got the trains out. not sure if I posted these but here they are anyway:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THa-LdzhdT4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yinwdJgYoo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSge-...ature=youtu.be

    The loco in the last video is the same one that is screaming in my first train run video. It runs very nicely now that I tore it down and oiled all the mechs.
    Geeky
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    Hi there,

    Sheeesh I looked at your other videos, saw "Geekboys Garden Railway 1st run" and ....... see HO trains, not even flowers on that baseboard. Much too easy; when doing the Garden Railway bit you need to sweat and groan from carrying stone.:shade: :shade:
    Hans-Joerg Mueller
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