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Forum: O Scale 09-29-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By Dave Connolly
I bought a couple of these to model a Rutland RR...

I bought a couple of these to model a Rutland RR 36 ft. Stock car. They came in a Mainline Models box. The sides were pre assembled on these. I noticed on yours in the instruction sheet the car...
Forum: O Scale 09-04-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 211
Posted By Dave Connolly
Not familiar with your engine. If it has 4 pickup...

Not familiar with your engine. If it has 4 pickup rollers they usually donít have stalling issues. With traction tires and blind drive wheels on some models. There sometimes isnít great contact to...
Forum: O Scale 09-02-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dave Connolly
I have a soft spot for early NH Alcos. Something...

I have a soft spot for early NH Alcos. Something about the colors and that Alco sound. This is a Atlas Trainman RS3. I liked it enough to buy another rd. number. The only negative is I wished it had...
Forum: O Scale 08-27-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,039
Posted By Dave Connolly
By far my favorite diesels. The MTH RS1 has to be...

By far my favorite diesels. The MTH RS1 has to be one of the best bargains out there. I have 3. Also 2 Atlas RS3ís. I mostly model steam. But I do like the NH early diesels. The pic below is what can...
Forum: O Scale 08-21-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,111
Posted By Dave Connolly
Often times Iíll shoot pictures of different...

Often times Iíll shoot pictures of different areas of the layout Iíve been working on. I try to keep the trains themselves out of the picture. I tend to just study the picture. Many times you will...
Forum: O Scale 08-17-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Dave Connolly
Gary, great how to video. Soldering that board...

Gary, great how to video. Soldering that board isnít a job for the faint of heart with everything in close proximity. I really like the mod you did on the tether.

I ended up buying an...
Forum: O Scale 08-14-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dave Connolly
Bob, the fact that they were a custom run. Most...

Bob, the fact that they were a custom run. Most purchases were probably pre orders to insure they could sell enough to cover the costs of the run. Itís worth a shot to contact Beth at PDT. Sometimes...
Forum: O Scale 08-13-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dave Connolly
Rrdoc, Public Delivery Track did a custom run...

Rrdoc, Public Delivery Track did a custom run Atlas about 8 years ago.

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Forum: O Scale 08-09-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,432
Posted By Dave Connolly
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Forum: O Scale 07-28-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
The layout is 30 years old. It fits a space of...

The layout is 30 years old. It fits a space of about 24 X 48. Started out as a U shaped and developed into a walkaround. It is 1 continuous loop. Sort of a folded dog bone. It appears like a double...
Forum: O Scale 07-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Dave Connolly
Very nicely done. I do a lot of weathering and...

Very nicely done. I do a lot of weathering and passenger cars are the toughest. You want to add that in service look. But yet it has to look clean enough for passengers to want to get on board.
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Forum: O Scale 07-21-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By Dave Connolly
You have some good advice on the fix. The heat...

You have some good advice on the fix. The heat that created the problem. Will also fix it. I usually use a piece of laminated glass or anything with a flat surface to clamp it to. Like Pete said....
Forum: O Scale 07-21-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
For hauling freight. Lionelís Mikadoís and a...

For hauling freight. Lionelís Mikadoís and a Consolidation are used. The Rutland did have Mountains they purchased after the war. Thereís nothing close enough available even for a mild bash.
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Forum: O Scale 07-20-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
Weaverís die cast Pacific is a decent match for...

Weaverís die cast Pacific is a decent match for an early numbered 80ís Rutland. The only mods made were. Adding cab curtains, re lettering, adding Railsounds 5, striping the pilot wheels and...
Forum: O Scale 07-20-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
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Forum: O Scale 07-20-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
You can model the Rutland road power with pretty...

You can model the Rutland road power with pretty much common engines that have been produced. Most can be found at reasonable prices. They often double headed steam with a variety of power. With...
Forum: O Scale 07-19-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
Pat, love the milk train photos. My train is up...

Pat, love the milk train photos. My train is up to about 14 cars now. Starts itís run with a Pacific and as the train grows. Itís swapped out for a pair of ten wheelers. I even started venturing...
Forum: O Scale 07-19-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,400
Posted By Dave Connolly
The Rutland has become my favorite road. Itís...

The Rutland has become my favorite road. Itís more of a modelers RR to try and model. I invested in all of Nimkeís books which give you a great research tool. I also joined the Historical society. I...
Forum: O Scale 06-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dave Connolly
My memories of of Bardahl come from going to the...

My memories of of Bardahl come from going to the races every Saturday night in the 60ís. The track was Norwood Arena. Bardahl I believe had a distributorship in Norwood MA. and it seemed a lot of the...
Forum: O Scale 06-26-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By Dave Connolly
In my youth. I used to go to Norwood Arena every...

In my youth. I used to go to Norwood Arena every Saturday night to the car races. In seemed every car had a Bardahl sticker on the side. I believe it was an oil additive. I need to pick up one of...
Forum: O Scale 06-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,662
Posted By Dave Connolly
MTH CNJ repaint with Highball Graphics decals....

MTH CNJ repaint with Highball Graphics decals. Lightly weathered and Kadeeís added.

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Forum: O Scale 06-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Dave Connolly
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Forum: O Scale 06-11-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,132
Posted By Dave Connolly
Rutland 10 Wheelers handling the southbound Milk...

Rutland 10 Wheelers handling the southbound Milk Train.

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Forum: O Scale 06-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,739
Posted By Dave Connolly
One of my favorite Atlas reefers. 498322 ...

One of my favorite Atlas reefers.

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Keeping with the Gansett theme. MTH flat.

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Forum: O Scale 06-09-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By Dave Connolly
Everyone has their favorite paints and setting...

Everyone has their favorite paints and setting solutions. Take your time and follow the proper steps and you should get good results. This was all new to me a few years ago. I botched a number of...
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