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Forum: HO Scale 02-22-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By flyboy2610
Nice work! :thumbsup:

Nice work! :thumbsup:
Forum: HO Scale 02-20-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,864
Posted By flyboy2610
Very nicely done!

Very nicely done!
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-09-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By flyboy2610
You made a good choice. I'm a bit late to this...

You made a good choice. I'm a bit late to this thread, but I was going to suggest that if there is a club nearby that you are planning to join, perhaps consider purchasing the same system they use....
Forum: Layout Design Forum 02-07-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By flyboy2610
If using drywall mud, mix the paint right into...

If using drywall mud, mix the paint right into the mud. That way when (not if) it gets chipped, you won't have a white spot showing.
Forum: Union Station 02-02-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By flyboy2610
It doesn't matter what that rodent says. Spring...

It doesn't matter what that rodent says. Spring will be here on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Forum: Structures Forum 02-01-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By flyboy2610
My brother-in-law had a television set that had...

My brother-in-law had a television set that had the case made out of biodegradable plastic. It literally fell apart chunk by chunk just sitting in his living room. I'll take metal or real plastic for...
Forum: My Layout 01-26-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,172
Posted By flyboy2610
That's coming along nicely! I like those...

That's coming along nicely!
I like those bridges! I have a Central Valley Model Works 200 ft. HO scale single track bridge I will be building to cross the gap between risers at the back of my...
Forum: HO Scale 01-26-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,467
Posted By flyboy2610
Interesting. Mine says it's a model 8200 as well,...

Interesting. Mine says it's a model 8200 as well, and the sticker reads 140/100. It's been a while since I've soldered track with it, but I'm pretty sure the first position is 140 watts.
Forum: HO Scale 01-26-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,467
Posted By flyboy2610
140 on first position, 100 on second.

140 on first position, 100 on second.
Forum: HO Scale 01-25-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,467
Posted By flyboy2610
I use a Weller 100/140 watt gun to solder rail...

I use a Weller 100/140 watt gun to solder rail joints, as well. I use the 140 setting. I get the joint ready, apply flux to the joint, then hold the solder in place as I hit the top of the rail with...
Forum: HO Scale 01-22-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,467
Posted By flyboy2610
The sliding rail should always be on the outside...

The sliding rail should always be on the outside of the curve, but the solder joints for the sliding rail should be staggered from the solder joints of the non-sliding rail by 3-4". The sliding rail...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-20-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 476
Posted By flyboy2610
IIRC, I read somewhere that a good mix is 40%...

IIRC, I read somewhere that a good mix is 40% home road rolling stock, 40% nearby road's rolling stock, and 20% from farther away road's rolling stock. However, I doubt that anyone is really going...
Forum: Union Station 01-07-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By flyboy2610
I know how it ends. I've read the last chapter of...

I know how it ends. I've read the last chapter of The Book.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-07-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By flyboy2610
My home is smoke free.Even the train room.

My home is smoke free.Even the train room.
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 12-31-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,258
Posted By flyboy2610
That doesn't look to bad at all! When I built...

That doesn't look to bad at all!
When I built the Walther's Champion Packing House kit, I used VERY thin wash of paint. That flowed nicely into the mortar lines. When the wash was dry I used dry...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-31-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By flyboy2610
In addition to ensuring good electrical flow,...

In addition to ensuring good electrical flow, another reason to add an extra pair of feeders is for short circuit protection. Your PowerCab has a built in circuit breaker, but it depends upon good ...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-31-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By flyboy2610
You're welcome! :thumbsup: I know how to do...

You're welcome! :thumbsup:

I know how to do that because I have an NCE PowerCab. A stub-ended track makes a great programming track! Make sure you use insulating rail joiners to isolate the siding...
Forum: Union Station 12-31-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 548
Posted By flyboy2610
I have this same service through Spectrum...

I have this same service through Spectrum (formerly Charter formerly Time-Warner.) It works pretty well. I also have a blocked caller feature available. I can add up to 30 numbers I want blocked. If...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-31-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By flyboy2610
Interesting FWI: From...

Interesting FWI:
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama_Canal_Railway
"Since 1998 it has been jointly owned by Kansas City Southern and Mi-Jack Products and leased to the government of Panama. "
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-31-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By flyboy2610
For the most part, yes. Kadee's #58 Scale Knuckle...

For the most part, yes. Kadee's #58 Scale Knuckle coupler does not always want to play nice with their standard couplers, which have a larger knuckle. The #58 has a smaller knuckle to appear more...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-31-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7,400
Views: 2,191,546
Posted By flyboy2610
"Oh, Luuuuucyyyyyyyyyy! You have some 'splaining...

"Oh, Luuuuucyyyyyyyyyy! You have some 'splaining to do!" (The old guys here will know where that comes from.) :eek: :confused:
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-30-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By flyboy2610
You need to push "prog/esc" 4 times to get to...

You need to push "prog/esc" 4 times to get to programming track. Then push enter. You will see a menu of options displayed. Push 2 to get to the CV programming page. Once on that page you push the...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-30-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 923
Posted By flyboy2610
It will probably sound quieter until you ballast...

It will probably sound quieter until you ballast the track. Once the ballast dries, its stiffness will transmit a lot more noise into the plywood.
Forum: Union Station 12-30-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By flyboy2610
Wait until after the first of the year. Once...

Wait until after the first of the year. Once YouTube tightens down the screws due to COPPA, there will be a lot more people making a lot less money than they used to. ;)
Forum: HO Scale 12-28-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,503
Posted By flyboy2610
Here's part 1 of a scratch built trestle series: ...

Here's part 1 of a scratch built trestle series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-2bwC6snxA&t=5s

This is not me, BTW.
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