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Forum: My Layout Today, 12:48 PM
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Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks for the link!

Thanks for the link!
Forum: My Layout 02-13-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By spikedrivingblues
As far as my noise concerns go, i think I'll use...

As far as my noise concerns go, i think I'll use at least 1/4" plywood and glue the foam to it. If I'm correct, that should help quite things down.

I'm just waiting for the weather here to get...
Forum: Union Station 02-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By spikedrivingblues
Cool stuff but those cars are tone deaf :D

Cool stuff but those cars are tone deaf :D
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-13-2020, 11:52 AM
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Posted By spikedrivingblues
Just more praise for Peco. When I started a few...

Just more praise for Peco. When I started a few years ago I had many issues with Atlas snap-switches.

In a rookie effort to do away with engines stopping or stalling over the frogs I switched to...
Forum: HO Scale 01-04-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks. I appreciate the help. It also just...

Thanks. I appreciate the help.

It also just occurred to me to contact Walthers...
Forum: HO Scale 01-04-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Late Starter, sounds like you may own a Walthers...

Late Starter, sounds like you may own a Walthers Mainline 5 unit car. If so I'd appreciate it if you throw a tape on it and let me know how long they are if you get a chance...wondering how many I...
Forum: HO Scale 01-04-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks, great info, guys. We need an NMRA...

Thanks, great info, guys.

We need an NMRA intervention! :laugh:
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By spikedrivingblues
You're probably better with a skewer than some...

You're probably better with a skewer than some I've seen on Youtube. They often aren't very accurate going in so they poke or jab the coupler. Of course, I'm just beginning so I may find myself using...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Yes, excellent point. I didn't know about the...

Yes, excellent point. I didn't know about the Athearn but I read in the description that the Walthers Mainline had the Protomax. I've changed all my cars to Kadee Whiskers except for the Walthers...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
One reason I'm leaning toward Walthers is because...

One reason I'm leaning toward Walthers is because they're metal and a little heavier. Adding weight to the container is only going to help when the car is loaded. The containers must be off loaded...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
:) I just found them on Amazon, yup, $112! ...

:) I just found them on Amazon, yup, $112!

I'm leaning to Walthers Mainline. I have found many Walthers containers.

One last question for anyone who owns these 5 and or 3 unit cars;
How...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks for the info. I'm surprised to hear...

Thanks for the info. I'm surprised to hear Walthers are mostly metal and Athearn plastic because the Athearn cars I found online were about $130 for a 5 unit car and the Walthers Mainline 5 unit were...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks, cv! That was what I was hoping for since...

Thanks, cv! That was what I was hoping for since there are many manufacturer's of good stuff!
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Intermodal Equipment

I plan to have intermodal on my new layout. I've been looking online for what well cars and containers are available.

It seems the containers have "pegs" to fit into holes in the wells and I...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By spikedrivingblues
I use the RIX tool. Never used a skewer but from...

I use the RIX tool. Never used a skewer but from the videos I've seen no matter how gentle one is it looks like more force on the couplers than necessary.

BTW, all Kadee whiskers or Protomax
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-01-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By spikedrivingblues
rrpicturearchives.net

I suspect most of you know about this site but wanted to let anyone who doesn't in on it.

I use it mostly do see dates and locations of prototypes.
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/

Happy New...
Forum: My Layout 12-30-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Good for you. Very impressive

Good for you. Very impressive
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-26-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 734
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Not sure if this is what you mean or if it will...

Not sure if this is what you mean or if it will help you but if you are running 128 speed steps, try 28.
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-25-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By spikedrivingblues
...and if you later buy an SB5 you can save the...

...and if you later buy an SB5 you can save the flat cable and PCP panel from the starter set and use them to power a detached program track.

You will get plenty of use from your procab but a...
Forum: Union Station 12-24-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By spikedrivingblues
You're not the only one! Last year I gave myself...

You're not the only one! Last year I gave myself two engines:)

Nothing this year due to a run of tough times but I hope to make up to myself next year :laugh:
Forum: My Layout 12-24-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By spikedrivingblues
I agree with you on the value of mocking...

I agree with you on the value of mocking something up and I commend you for the way you built yours...but you're right to doubt I'll go quite that far :laugh:
Forum: My Layout 12-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By spikedrivingblues
Thanks! I posted that question here a while ago...

Thanks! I posted that question here a while ago but got no replies so I asked the question in the layout design section. I got some great info. Check it out...
Forum: My Layout 12-24-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By spikedrivingblues
traction fan, thanks for taking the time to post...

traction fan, thanks for taking the time to post all that information. Very helpful and very appreciated.

I don't plan to start the build until the spring so that leaves plenty of time to make a...
Forum: My Layout 12-23-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By spikedrivingblues
On my first layout which I could not finish, I...

On my first layout which I could not finish, I put 1/2" plywood on open grid bench work made of 1x4s. Then I glued 2" foam to the plywood. The mainline was on cork roadbed and the yard was directly...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-20-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By spikedrivingblues
I too am pretty new to the hobby though I did...

I too am pretty new to the hobby though I did mess around with model railroading as a kid. Back then I ran DC and now DCC.

I agree that to run multiple locos DCC is easier to wire and more...
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