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Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By Dennis461
Rip down all the wiring on the ceiling redo it...

Rip down all the wiring on the ceiling redo it keeping up to local building codes.
Put sheet rock the ceiling.

Use flush mount or thin LED lighting about 24" out from wall.
Hang a long 12-18"...
Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 127
Posted By Dennis461
Paint the wall sky blue right now!

Paint the wall sky blue right now!
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 149
Posted By Dennis461
post a picture of everything you have

post a picture of everything you have
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 118
Posted By Dennis461
easiest thing to do is keep trying. It may start...

easiest thing to do is keep trying. It may start working.

Christmas is a few days away and a repair shop (if you can find one near you) may be able to repair it before then.

There are several...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 236
Posted By Dennis461
"...I have some older Athearn DC loco's which are...

"...I have some older Athearn DC loco's which are Pre DCC-Ready era where I want to convert to DCC..."

This may be a project on it's own. The older Athearn had the electric motor electrically...
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Dennis461
My shortest engine is too long :mad: Now I have...

My shortest engine is too long :mad:
Now I have a reason to find/rebuild my hustler!
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By Dennis461
Be prepared for surprises. In SCARM (ATLAS),...

Be prepared for surprises. In SCARM (ATLAS), when you bend flex track, it magically aligns, both rails with sectional track.

In real life, when you bend 36" flex track, one rail gets shorter...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-09-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,274
Posted By Dennis461
Torque..F9? ...

Torque..F9?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNKM4ZJ28wU
Forum: Union Station 12-08-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Dennis461
I can't believe I read that whole thing. In...

I can't believe I read that whole thing.

In Alaska, missionaries told Eskimo's that hell was colder than earth. (Hot would have sounded like Heaven!)
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Dennis461
Athearn

Looks like the Athearn, I will have a replacement coupler in my junk drawer since I changed my F units to Kadee.

I may also have the rare metal coupler pocket cover.
...
Forum: HO Scale 12-07-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Dennis461
lost cause

I doubt you will find any useful information.
I live near Mantua NJ where trains were manufactured.
I visited the factory and store a couple of times before they folded up and sold out. It was a...
Forum: HO Scale 12-06-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Dennis461
OK some more data for you. Yes, the entire...

OK some more data for you.
Yes, the entire layout is starting to scream for DCC, but I am a cheap, stubborn, railroad tycoon.
I corrected a duplicate block number in earlier pic. The short curve...
Forum: My Layout 12-06-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Dennis461
OK, that must be photoshopped video;). If I...

OK, that must be photoshopped video;). If I tried that, it would have crashed and burned on the first pass. Pine needles would jam up the motor and a branch would have "..poked an eye out." :eek:
...
Forum: HO Scale 12-06-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Dennis461
Need suggestions for a Gap in DC rail

Thinking about cutting a gap in new layout for DC blocks and was just about to cut a gap directly above uncoupling ramp (to get a double header motive power coupled up or split.

Or should the...
Forum: HO Scale 12-06-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Dennis461
Did you decide on track radius? I have some...

Did you decide on track radius? I have some Bachmann steam locomotives with rubber tires on some drivers, but they look stupid on 18# radius curves. I've been unloading them on ebay.

So, look at...
Forum: O Scale 12-06-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By Dennis461
Is this the Christmas train layout thread? ...

Is this the Christmas train layout thread?
Watch for guest appearance at 0:47

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2eD08miP64&feature=youtu.be
Forum: My Layout 12-06-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Dennis461
How will uncoupling be handled? Manual,...

How will uncoupling be handled? Manual, automatic, electro-magnet?
Forum: HO Scale 12-05-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Dennis461
Glue, two part epoxy. CA is hard to use on zinc....

Glue, two part epoxy. CA is hard to use on zinc. Use original motor with minimal assembly, see how it runs
Forum: Layout Design Forum 12-04-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By Dennis461
Dogbone layout

Dogbone layout
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By Dennis461
Nothing. It's just personal preference. I...

Nothing.
It's just personal preference.

I am in no hurry, so I can wait for glue to dry.
And I don't have to worry about a track spike hitting the head of a brad (just my bad luck.)

Also,...
Forum: HO Scale 12-04-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By Dennis461
overcrowded

My space had room for a turnaround at one end using 18"R curves. Too much rolling stock available, and I just had to have a powered F7B, I've got to limit myself to four car trains or it is not...
Forum: HO Scale 12-03-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By Dennis461
hOLLOW OUT A sQUARE bOB:o

hOLLOW OUT A sQUARE bOB:o
Forum: HO Scale 12-03-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 555
Posted By Dennis461
I looked but could not find the circuit with...

I looked but could not find the circuit with Google. Is that part of the control for the moving eyes?
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Dennis461
need more data

I'll bet the 'other' engines are too light.
Clean the wheels and wheel bearings on the cars with isopropyl alcohol, not a whole lot, just a drop or too. Then try again.

A newer heavy weighted F7...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 478
Posted By Dennis461
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/t/66100.aspx

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/11/t/66100.aspx
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