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Forum: Union Station 02-16-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 298
Posted By Dennis461
You may need two dozen tries. I struggled with...

You may need two dozen tries.
I struggled with this and maybe dumb luck got everything visible again.

At one point I had typed in the other PC address in the address bar. Like "\\HPWRECKROOM". ...
Forum: N Scale 02-16-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Dennis461
When is 1/4" not equal to 0.250"

Q. When is 1/4" not equal to 0.250"?
A. When 1/4" describes plywood.

Since 1/4" Luan is actually thinner than advertised, I would go for a little thicker wood base.
Then glue 1-1/2" foam to it. ...
Forum: HO Scale 02-15-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By Dennis461
Location?

Location?
Forum: New Member Introduction 02-14-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By Dennis461
looky here ...

looky here
https://www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?scale=N&size=XS#filter
Forum: Union Station 02-14-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,616
Views: 278,022
Posted By Dennis461
We had a 'fender bender' on SEPTA Regional Rail...

We had a 'fender bender' on SEPTA Regional Rail once. The engineers compartment got a little bent up and they could not get the door open.

The engineer was outside in the aisle telling his...
Forum: HO Scale 02-12-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Dennis461
FYI, the newer Atlas nickel silver turnouts are...

FYI, the newer Atlas nickel silver turnouts are NOT an exact match for the older Atlas brass ones. So, no matter what you replace it with, the other track will need adjustment.

I've tightened up...
Forum: HO Scale 02-10-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 245
Posted By Dennis461
This is the hard part of the problem, "....My...

This is the hard part of the problem, "....My train starts to move at about 3V on the rails.."
In the good old days, we built a diode bridge INSIDE one lead to the motor, and used the voltage drop...
Forum: HO Scale 02-10-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Dennis461
More detail

Looks like I need to add more detail to my model.
For decades, I thought this real bridge was single track. Climbed up today,

I need to add the angled gussets and a pine tree!
Forum: HO Scale 02-09-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Dennis461
progress

This is going to be a through plate bridge, not deck.

The gray truss luckily was not glued together. It was designed to take code 100 black tie track. My Atlas code 83 brown tie flex would not...
Forum: HO Scale 02-09-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Dennis461
Be careful. tender chassis is metal, so no...

Be careful.
tender chassis is metal, so no wires from trucks to chassis is needed.

Reversing one truck will cause a short circuit.
It will be virtually impossible to use the tender for both pos....
Forum: Layout Design Forum 02-09-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 146
Posted By Dennis461
Yes and yes. Also bare wood is not good for...

Yes and yes.
Also bare wood is not good for stability over time. How many furniture pieces do you see in antique shops made of bare wood?

When I did my room size layout, I used 3/4 inch pine...
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 316
Posted By Dennis461
I've done it with rolling stock, diesel...

I've done it with rolling stock, diesel locomotives, buildings. It's called kitbashing. As I am not an artist, I've had limited success. Good learning experience.

I do not run 50' foot boxcars...
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Dennis461
This offering is the side girder only, no place...

This offering is the side girder only, no place to lay track, and no pieces to connect the two halves. I will use one of these to complete;
a. wood
b. plastic road sign
c. other bridge parts e.g....
Forum: Union Station 02-08-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 438
Posted By Dennis461
Better to have the amplifier up on roof with...

Better to have the amplifier up on roof with antenna. The kind that has the DC power on same two wires as the VHF signal, sorta like DCC.

An amplifier at the TV can't amplify a signal if it does...
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Dennis461
And missing the cover over the rear of the...

And missing the cover over the rear of the electric motor.
Disguises it as a firebox.
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Dennis461
You know.. :ttiwwop:

You know..

:ttiwwop:
Forum: Layout Design Forum 02-08-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 341
Posted By Dennis461
need more data

Is this HO?
What scale is the layout, are the blocks 24" square?
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Dennis461
Yes, this is more a package of raw material than...

Yes, this is more a package of raw material than a bridge kit.
Large sprue tabs to cut off.
Narrow rivet plates to glue to top of girder, may need to add stip to raise them higher in the center...
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 207
Posted By Dennis461
does the tender have a wire on the drawbar for...

does the tender have a wire on the drawbar for electricity?
Forum: HO Scale 02-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Dennis461
You can buy new quality cars for less than $50. ...

You can buy new quality cars for less than $50.
Unless you are an experienced modeler, you should stay away from very old kits. They are time consuming (I'm guessing your trying to get up and...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-07-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Dennis461
Yup, i drive on these every day. Past the church...

Yup, i drive on these every day. Past the church with about 50-100 members and butcher shop(where we took our pig) and there is a garden center. Tansboro NJ. A few have been paved over without...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-07-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Dennis461
Move to NJ. Most state roads were made of...

Move to NJ. Most state roads were made of concrete with expansion joint at 30'. Some were highways but most are two lane local roads. Built in the '50s, still used today.
Forum: HO Scale 02-07-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 916
Posted By Dennis461
Ouch, I read all the posts thinking this thread...

Ouch, I read all the posts thinking this thread was new

:eek:

:welcome:
Forum: HO Scale 02-05-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By Dennis461
Looky here... ...

Looky here...
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/257167.aspx

and here (page 14 of 104)
https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/brg/kcsr_guidelines.pdf
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-05-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By Dennis461
I think the pictures were worth the wait. I've...

I think the pictures were worth the wait.
I've used glycerin to try and keep my lichen from drying out, with a little luck.
I think if the root is sealed somehow, it will work for me.

Going...
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