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Forum: HO Scale 01-23-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By telltale
I give up. Over and Out

I give up. Over and Out
Forum: HO Scale 01-23-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
Your description tells me right off the bat that...

Your description tells me right off the bat that you did not solder the 1, 2, or 3, 3' flex sections together having first made all 4 or 6 rails from each section flush end to end (not staggered),...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-23-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By telltale
But, why wait for NCE ? Several here have told...

But, why wait for NCE ? Several here have told you already what the score is..
I'll say once more: Simplify. Run with what you have now..If you expand the size later, then deal with any throttle...
Forum: HO Scale 01-23-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
WHY do that ?!! It is contraindicated ! All...

WHY do that ?!! It is contraindicated ! All curved outside rails slide; inside don't,... period !
Forum: HO Scale 01-22-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
flyboy, I've never been concerned with what you...

flyboy, I've never been concerned with what you suggest. I lay the 2-3 flex track on the floor or bench with all 4 rail ends flush and hit the joiners with solder..Then I solder it at one end of the...
Forum: HO Scale 01-22-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
If you a referring to me, I am saying do not...

If you a referring to me, I am saying do not stagger them. Keep the outside rail of each 3' section the sliding rail.. If you are staggering them it could be the reason for your problem....
Forum: HO Scale 01-22-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
Added to this, in HO you can use (I think I used...

Added to this, in HO you can use (I think I used on prior layout) 3/32" x 1/16th" hobby wood which is very close to the size of the plastic ties then stained if you want..
Forum: HO Scale 01-21-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By telltale
I don't believe this has been cited yet: Flex...

I don't believe this has been cited yet:
Flex track has one rail which slides through its holders (usually fake spikes), while the other rail is fixed in place..Is it possible you soldered a...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-19-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By telltale
Who doesn't ?

Who doesn't ?
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-19-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By telltale
It might be fair to say that a majority of those...

It might be fair to say that a majority of those who do choose a time or era for their RR will simply call it 'early RRing'(civil war), 'pre-dieselization', 'transition period', or, 'contemporary'....
Forum: For Sale or Trade (member-to-member) 01-19-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By telltale
And, what condition is it in ?: New ? Used ? VERY...

And, what condition is it in ?: New ? Used ? VERY used (paint, plaster on them. rails on the flex pieces been clipped off on their ends , missing ties ) ?..
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-19-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,193
Posted By telltale
Doesn't look like anyone has mentioned this... ...

Doesn't look like anyone has mentioned this...
I don't own one, never used one, but there are several makes of track cleaning cars that are filled with one chemical or another and pushed or pulled...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-18-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By telltale
I've been in this hobby since 1956. But...

I've been in this hobby since 1956. But Apparently I'm in left field about your particular endeavors.
You certainly have many questions for someone who sounds like he knows everything....
So I...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-18-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By telltale
This is exactly in ess what I was suggesting to...

This is exactly in ess what I was suggesting to John. Glad I'm not alone in this thought.
I don't get why some noobs such as John make the running of model trains so complicated for themselves this...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-17-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,018
Posted By telltale
Yeah. I think it's time..It's been there long as...

Yeah. I think it's time..It's been there long as I have been a member. It's kind of dull.
Right off the bat I'm thinking Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah.
Another could be the...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-17-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By telltale
;)Hi. I don't quite comprehend what your...

;)Hi.
I don't quite comprehend what your problem is, but I'll say this:
The Twin obviously is not a walk around unit..but is to be mounted on a panel or what have you..If it's to run a small or...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By telltale
Right. Yeah I think I did that too (at 1/3rd, not...

Right. Yeah I think I did that too (at 1/3rd, not middle). I think this is because it makes for better leverage in making the slight bend in the spring to meet the knuckle side..The 1/3 on the...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By telltale
Hi..I haven't done this in decades. But I believe...

Hi..I haven't done this in decades. But I believe one way is to put a dab of petroleum jelly on an Exacto knife blade and carefully slip blade in middle of spring. Then without removing blade mount...
Forum: HO Scale 01-15-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By telltale
Fettuccine or tomato sauce ?

Fettuccine or tomato sauce ?
Forum: HO Scale 01-15-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By telltale
"Midwest" is the largest if not the only Co that...

"Midwest" is the largest if not the only Co that makes HO and N scale cork.. You can find it a any train store (if one even exists near you any longer), or go to ebay..
We'll assume you already...
Forum: HO Scale 01-12-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,276
Posted By telltale
John, don't fret over it..Keep your switch...

John, don't fret over it..Keep your switch machines if you like. They're certainly nicer in appearance that the bulky older type...It's only a matter if you don't mind the noise they make. Use your...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-12-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By telltale
Your intentions are certainly admirable.. But...

Your intentions are certainly admirable..
But the items on your list are eventually understood and memorized by most, anyway..Add to that they can only be dictates of your RR practices..Others may...
Forum: HO Scale 01-09-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,013
Posted By telltale
Sorry, but I can't get my head around all this.. ...

Sorry, but I can't get my head around all this..
You have a layout. It's DCC. You have an NCE system, PowerCab or larger (I have the PCab)..You have locos and cars..You turn power on.. You run your...
Forum: Union Station 01-09-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 583
Posted By telltale
It IS really corn !! It's in a Twitter video.....

It IS really corn !! It's in a Twitter video.. Shows crew vacuuming it up !! What they should do is after vacuumed dump it in a huge pile over a fire pit and pop it and have a neighborhood popcorn...
Forum: N Scale 01-08-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By telltale
Hi. I'd say after deciding on a track plan,...

Hi. I'd say after deciding on a track plan, scale, brand of track, and control method (I prefer NCE PowerCab), first work is building solid benchwork.. Steer away from the old 4x8 ply slab. Go either...
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