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Forum: My Layout Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By MichaelE
Trying to keep the radius the same on all...

Trying to keep the radius the same on all parallel tracks isn't going to work out for you. The ends of each of the curves are going to cross one another
Forum: HO Scale 12-13-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By MichaelE
I like continuous running too with a train change...

I like continuous running too with a train change every now and then or running two on the same track while balancing the speed of each. I'm a watcher and I don't like to be bothered with switching...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-13-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By MichaelE
Viessmann lighting wired to either track power or...

Viessmann lighting wired to either track power or a separate supply.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,798
Posted By MichaelE
Does anyone in Kansas City remember a model train...

Does anyone in Kansas City remember a model train shop way down on Troost Avenue?

It was in a depressed area that I would imagine in the 50' and 60's was a much better area. The guy that ran it...
Forum: Structures Forum 12-12-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By MichaelE
I've only noticed it with Auhagen structures. ...

I've only noticed it with Auhagen structures.

They have two lines, one HO and the other is HO/TT. TT being 1/120 scale. These dual-scale structures are scaled at 1/100.

These undersized...
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 797
Posted By MichaelE
As I said above I use cork on plywood....

As I said above I use cork on plywood. Locomotives and rolling stock run silently. Even on elevated sections on risers.
Forum: HO Scale 12-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 212
Posted By MichaelE
I can only recommend the NCE system as that is...

I can only recommend the NCE system as that is all I have experience with. I"m very happy with it. I can run six trains, control my turnouts, all locomotive functions, etc.

There are several other...
Forum: Retailer Deals 12-12-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 57
Posted By MichaelE
Those are some interesting accessories you offer....

Those are some interesting accessories you offer.

Site bookmarked.
Forum: My Layout 12-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By MichaelE
Today I installed sub-roadbed for the new yard...

Today I installed sub-roadbed for the new yard lead. In the first photo, the turnout for the yard lead will be just to the right of the pictured turnout on the outside main line.

The second photo...
Forum: HO Scale 12-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By MichaelE
If it only leaks a bit during extremely heavy...

If it only leaks a bit during extremely heavy rains and you don't want to repair it, I would say use treated lumber for the legs of your tables. Marine grade would be even better. It's going to be a...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,745
Views: 818,122
Posted By MichaelE
Welcome. I used to live in Prairie Village after...

Welcome. I used to live in Prairie Village after my military service, and spent a lot of time in KCKS before while at Whiteman AFB.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By MichaelE
Might be worth a few dollars to your...

Might be worth a few dollars to your Grandchildren in 50 years.
Forum: O Scale 12-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By MichaelE
Deutsche Bahn pulls Swiss SBB trains so why not?

Deutsche Bahn pulls Swiss SBB trains so why not?
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-11-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By MichaelE
To put that into perspective the maximum take off...

To put that into perspective the maximum take off weight of a fully loaded Boeing 727-200 Advanced is 70 tons. One fully loaded hopper or box car.
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By MichaelE
Great photos! Looks like your track crew is ready...

Great photos! Looks like your track crew is ready to go!
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By MichaelE
This is the problem crossover that can't be moved...

This is the problem crossover that can't be moved for a wye installation. The second photo is both the first crossover and the second curved turnout leading to the third station passing track.
...
Forum: N Scale 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By MichaelE
You don't bend the curve and lay it with two...

You don't bend the curve and lay it with two pieces of flex track until it is soldered together. Each piece for electrical continuity and kink-free track should be laid in that way.

I cut the...
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By MichaelE
I thought about that but it will then either have...

I thought about that but it will then either have the train running backwards on the correct track or forwards but on the wrong track if I keep the train on the same main line it was on when it...
Forum: Tinplate 12-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By MichaelE
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWu-QjFI_0C2erFZjM1-5502UnHJKz3Vhm1d1eelcgGNvwHHBw&s
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By MichaelE
I had given that some thought several weeks ago...

I had given that some thought several weeks ago and rolled that around in my head endlessly, but I do not want to move the crossover that would be right where the leg of the wye would come off of the...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By MichaelE
Decoders are either sound decoders or they're...

Decoders are either sound decoders or they're not. THey are not separate, nor is it something you can add-on to later down the road. You'll have to choose which you would like at the time of...
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By MichaelE
Layout expansion

I've been kicking this idea around for the past couple of months, and I had the space for it so I started the project today.

I added a 75"x 18" extension for a new Deutsche Bahn five track yard. I...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By MichaelE
I can control up to six in the configuration I...

I can control up to six in the configuration I currently have, but it is expandable.

I can run all five of the locomotives I have now. It's a bit to keep up with, but if speeds are very closely...
Forum: O Scale 12-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 141
Posted By MichaelE
O scale is actually two or more scales. One...

O scale is actually two or more scales.

One I would call a modeler's scale and I believe that is a strict 1/48 scale, highly detailed, and expensive. The other is what I call a 'toy' scale where...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By MichaelE
Not with NCE. Not sure about other brands. ...

Not with NCE. Not sure about other brands.

Locomotive cab numbers are stored in memory and you can rotate through the locomotive roster in a second or two to get to another locomotive to control....
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