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Forum: HO Scale 12-01-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 320
Posted By flyboy2610
If you have 1/2" Homasote, use track nails. The...

If you have 1/2" Homasote, use track nails. The Homasote will hold them tightly, but you can remove them if needed. Use a pin vise and a small drill bit to drill some extra holes in the ties if...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-01-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By flyboy2610
You won't come back from Dead Man's Curve.

You won't come back from Dead Man's Curve.
Forum: Union Station 11-29-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By flyboy2610
Picture didn't post. :confused:

Picture didn't post. :confused:
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-29-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 132
Posted By flyboy2610
Do you have an old computer laying around? ...

Do you have an old computer laying around?
PatZnjnL-Vw

Here's how I did mine: (Need to get that base painted and finished up.)
...
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By flyboy2610
3. Because SWMBO would end our lives in a...

3. Because SWMBO would end our lives in a gruesome manner if we paid $40 for a boxcar! :eek:
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-28-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 233
Posted By flyboy2610
I use white lithium grease on my gears. I've...

I use white lithium grease on my gears. I've never had a problem with it. Just use a small amount, though.
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By flyboy2610
I don't know about Digitraxx, but the JMRI...

I don't know about Digitraxx, but the JMRI interface for NCE is a separate part.
https://www.ncedcc.com/online-store/USB-Interface-for-Power-Cab-p38322160
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By flyboy2610
I went to the website. Not too many pictures of...

I went to the website. Not too many pictures of items yet, but if you know what you need, at least you can order it from them.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By flyboy2610
I Got an email from Northwest Shortline

They are now open! :D
https://nwsl.com/
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By flyboy2610
Looks like you have your winter projects!

Looks like you have your winter projects!
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By flyboy2610
Actually, the rails are already gapped. They are...

Actually, the rails are already gapped. They are jumpered by the small wire connecting the gap. 3 ties below the frog you will see the bottom of two rails. There is a small jumper wire connecting the...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-23-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,426
Posted By flyboy2610
Bachmann makes decent (not spectacular, but...

Bachmann makes decent (not spectacular, but decent) running locomotives. Having said that, they are not well known for prototypical accuracy. And I use the word 'prototype' to denote the 1:1 scale...
Forum: My Layout 11-20-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By flyboy2610
Charlie Bishop (YouTube Chadwick Model Railway...

Charlie Bishop (YouTube Chadwick Model Railway https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMjSsrcmA4BNeAnh2NxYp0Q ) does it just that way all the time.
Forum: HO Scale 11-19-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
Posted By flyboy2610
It sounds like it's not always reversing fast...

It sounds like it's not always reversing fast enough. I'm not real familiar with auto reversing units, but I do know the amperage setting of the reversing unit and the amperage of the DCC system have...
Forum: HO Scale 11-19-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By flyboy2610
Actually, Shoe Goo or Pliobond would work well...

Actually, Shoe Goo or Pliobond would work well for installing the motor. You want something with just a little bit of give to it.
Forum: HO Scale 11-18-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By flyboy2610
Yes, they are. That is what is referred to as an...

Yes, they are. That is what is referred to as an Athearn Blue Box locomotive, so called because they were sold in.... blue boxes!
They can be cleaned up, relubed, and made into very nice running...
Forum: HO Scale 11-18-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,692
Posted By flyboy2610
I was 27.... 31 years ago.

I was 27.... 31 years ago.
Forum: HO Scale 11-17-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,759
Posted By flyboy2610
May I suggest a YouTube channel? This guy spent...

May I suggest a YouTube channel? This guy spent his life dealing with electronics, and he applies a lot of his knowledge to model railroading. He does work with servos, also....
Forum: HO Scale 11-17-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By flyboy2610
That's a nice little locomotive! Well done!

That's a nice little locomotive! Well done!
Forum: Union Station 11-16-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 101
Posted By flyboy2610
Yard Work: Round 2

Last weekend I took 18 bags of mulched leaves to the landfill. Tomorrow I'm taking 10 bags of mulched leaves and a bunch of tree limbs and bushes.
The hackberry trees along both sides of the house...
Forum: HO Scale 11-16-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By flyboy2610
Those plugs are the bottom of the original...

Those plugs are the bottom of the original Athearn motor mounts. It's possible someone figured out a way to mount the motor using the original mounts. Find a blunt object and push them out. They can...
Forum: HO Scale 11-16-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By flyboy2610
Someone else has worked on that diesel before you...

Someone else has worked on that diesel before you got it. That Mashima motor is not original. It has most likely been glued to the frame. Look under the fuel tank. See if there are any screws in the...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-16-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By flyboy2610
Probably something binding slightly in the...

Probably something binding slightly in the driveline.
Forum: HO Scale 11-15-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By flyboy2610
I would lean more towards your locomotives...

I would lean more towards your locomotives needing a good cleaning and motor overhaul. It sounds like they are drawing excessive amps.
Forum: HO Scale 11-11-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By flyboy2610
Love that wood sided RI caboose! The RI is kind...

Love that wood sided RI caboose! The RI is kind of special to me, because my Dad worked for them when I was a kid. :smilie_daumenpos:
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