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Forum: HO Scale 09-18-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By tr1
Arrow "ho rolling stock trouble free operations"

Thanks to all who replied to the " ho rolling stock trouble free operations."
The weight of the cars is a good place to start. Metal wheels and
tuned Kadee couplers are also on the...
Forum: HO Scale 06-25-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 944
Posted By tr1
Trouble free operations of rolling stock?

What are some of the steps taken to insure trouble free operation
of ones rolling stock?
Once in the train room I become easily distracted.
It would be very helpful, if I Had a list to follow.
...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 06-19-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By tr1
Arrow Can anyone produce a list to follow?

What steps must be taken to insure trouble free operation of "ho"rolling stock?
Once in the basement with the train layout, I get easily side tracked.

Thank you,
tr1
Forum: HO Scale 05-17-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,367
Posted By tr1
Question ho rolling stock trouble free operation?

What steps must be taken to help insure trouble free operation. of
ho rolling stock.
Regards,tr1
Thank you!
Forum: HO Scale 05-15-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By tr1
Question poor rollingstock operations:(

Has anyone here know how to get ho rolling stock to roll Hassel
free in operation?
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 04-09-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By tr1
Unhappy MRC 500 dc outputs broken

They fell on the floor pulling out/breaking the dc screw terminal
outputs.
1.)What technique could I employ in repairing the dc outputs.

2.)Is this fixable?

3.)The XFMR is in a copper color...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-30-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By tr1
Arrow NMRA weight specs.

How many~1" washers does it take to bring a HO 40' boxcar up to the weight standard?

Thank you,
tr1
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-30-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By tr1
Arrow Looking for info?

How does the new RadioShack express stores compare to there olderRadio Shack store of the 70's
Thank you!
Regards,tr1
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 03-27-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,816
Posted By tr1
Arrow ampac 780 dual not working as advertised:(

I can not get my dual ampac 780 to work properly as advertised.
I have an Atlas common rail layout. that worked before with

2 identical MRC XFMR's.
I'm at a loss on how to get my new MRC dual...
Forum: HO Scale 03-24-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,743
Posted By tr1
Wipe Sweat From Brow MRC variable dc voltage.

I tried to use the MRC TECH7ampac780,but it failed to work properly with common rail.
The old Atlas standby for dual train control.
So now I'll take it to a local electrical handy man.
For him to...
Forum: HO Scale 03-23-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,743
Posted By tr1
Arrow Returning to the older power packs.

The new power pack MRC twin controler would not work with common rail. I'm having the older two power packs repaired.
They fell on the floor damaging the output terminals. Hopefully
they can be...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-22-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By tr1
Arrow common rail op.

One rail is common throughout the entire layout. block sections are insulated per Atlas wiring direction drawings. All wire is 18 AWG.
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 03-21-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,440
Posted By tr1
Arrow 3/8" braced painted plywood works fine!

3/8" supported painted plywood works fine.
Along with cork roadbed contact cemented to painted plywood(one side only.)
Good luck now!
regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 03-20-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,242
Posted By tr1
Wipe Sweat From Brow I"m having dual XFMR's connection difficulties once again:(

Both out puts work I just do not know how to connect both up withAtlas electrical control slide switches.
I'm almost ready to give up:(
Regard's,
tr1
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 03-20-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By tr1
Arrow dual XFMR connection difficulty

INEED SOME HELP,IDEAS:dunno:
Forum: HO Scale 03-20-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,743
Posted By tr1
Yes both outputs work

Yes both outputs work
Forum: HO Scale 03-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,354
Posted By tr1
Arrow MRC XFMR dual output not working

I need help to get it working properly.
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 03-20-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,743
Posted By tr1
Arrow unable to operate MRC dual ampac780 powerpack

I recently bought a MRC dual power pack for my Atlas granite
gorge and northern 5'x9' train layout.
It has common rail where one side is only gapped.
It has worked many times before with two...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 03-19-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7,380
Views: 2,115,327
Posted By tr1
Arrow Trouble in river city:(

Recently I bought a new MRC dual transformer. It works on one
XFMR output. I can't seem to get it working on both outputs.

It's a dual ampac MRC780. Please PM me If you have the answer
to my...
Forum: HO Scale 03-19-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By tr1
Arrow 5'x10' train table construction method.

An Atlas booklet "6 railroads you can build"
COPYRIGHTED 1958,has step by step instructions on making

a5'x10' table frame in two half sections.

These can be found on eBay. I bought one in the...
Forum: HO Scale 03-19-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,743
Posted By tr1
Wipe Sweat From Brow Trouble connecting dual power supply up.

I have a double mainline figure eight designed by Mr. J Armstrong
This has two power packs with Atlas controllers for the blocks.
My new transformer is a dual action controler. And I'm having...
Forum: HO Scale 03-12-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By tr1
Arrow Sorry for the confusion. I was just wondering...

Sorry for the confusion. I was just wondering about 6 axel
wheels on a diesel truck. And, if the center one is modified so it
floats in the center and doesn't bind up and derail on narrow
radius...
Forum: HO Scale 03-12-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,076
Posted By tr1
Arrow Modifying 6 axel diesel trucks center wheel.

Does this really work or does this destroy the 6 axel truck? There is a short film on U-tube of modifying a 6 axel truck with a smalldisk grinder.
I would think that would destroy the 6 axel truck?...
Forum: N Scale 03-07-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By tr1
Arrow Fixing ballast to cork roadbed.

Another method for ballast glue, is to use white glue with a little bit of dish soap to break up the surface tension. The glue water mixture is applied with an eye dropper.It takes a little time and...
Forum: HO Scale 03-07-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By tr1
Arrow NMRArolling stock weight guide insures less trouble operating.

Try to follow the NMRA rolling stock weight guide
Regards,tr1
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