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Forum: General Model Train Discussion Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By CTValleyRR
Because it's a good way to get you to make an...

Because it's a good way to get you to make an equally unhelpful comment, that is also obnoxious... and yet you bothered!
Forum: N Scale Yesterday, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 444
Posted By CTValleyRR
Hard to say. How about a picture from down...

Hard to say. How about a picture from down closer to track level with the loco filling most of the frame?

That said, a new steamer is ALWAYS a good thing!
Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By CTValleyRR
Well, you're in luck. They're still there, and...

Well, you're in luck. They're still there, and they still sell train stuff! :smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum Yesterday, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By CTValleyRR
Actually, they make 3. Proto is their top of...

Actually, they make 3.

Proto is their top of the line brand, highly detailed and very smooth running.

Mainline is the mid-range. It uses the same mechanism as the Proto, so they are very good...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-21-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 219
Posted By CTValleyRR
Sorry, haven't been to Atlanta in 25 years...

Sorry, haven't been to Atlanta in 25 years...
Forum: Train Shows, Events 02-21-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By CTValleyRR
And you are...?

And you are...?
Forum: N Scale 02-21-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 444
Posted By CTValleyRR
Generally, that's a good job of weathering. A...

Generally, that's a good job of weathering. A little too subtle for my taste, but that doesn't make it wrong or bad.

One thing it think you need, though, and that's a dose of Dullcote or other...
Forum: N Scale 02-21-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By CTValleyRR
With most companies, you pre-order it, you have...

With most companies, you pre-order it, you have committed to the purchase. They don't want to get stuck with a bunch of inventory if the people who pre-ordered get cold feet when it's time to pony...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-21-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 57
Posted By CTValleyRR
How long was it in storage between your initial...

How long was it in storage between your initial test and bringing it back out? And how was it stored? Sometimes, the lubricants harden up in storage, or it gets really dusty and needs a good...
Forum: N Scale 02-20-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By CTValleyRR
For slopes, you can make a wooden template with...

For slopes, you can make a wooden template with the correct taper for the slope, and use that to sand foam into the desired slope. Or use Woodland Scenics incline starters and foam panels.
Forum: N Scale 02-20-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By CTValleyRR
Switch machines are pretty easy. Drill a 3/8"...

Switch machines are pretty easy. Drill a 3/8" hole under the head block ties and throwbar of each turnout. Then you can always go back later and retrofit switch machines. I mount mine with double...
Forum: N Scale 02-20-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 444
Posted By CTValleyRR
On the one roof where I see weathering, yes. The...

On the one roof where I see weathering, yes. The only thing you might consider adding is that where there are big rust patches, there should be some rust stains running all the way down to the edge...
Forum: HO Scale 02-20-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Posted By CTValleyRR
Walnut shells don't float, either, if you pre-wet...

Walnut shells don't float, either, if you pre-wet them with diluted isopropyl alcohol.
Forum: HO Scale 02-20-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By CTValleyRR
That is a 0-4-0T, a common switcher...

That is a 0-4-0T, a common switcher configuration. The "T" denotes a tank engine. Coal is carried in the bunker behind the cab, and water in two tanks hung from a saddle over the boiler. That's why...
Forum: N Scale 02-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By CTValleyRR
L girder benchwork is definitely the smart...

L girder benchwork is definitely the smart choice.

Open grids have drawbacks. If you have an open grid, you will need something to fill it. Cardboard strips, window screen, wooden lathes, and...
Forum: HO Scale 02-19-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By CTValleyRR
This should have been posted in the Marketplace...

This should have been posted in the Marketplace section.

PM a mod and they can move it for you.
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 668
Posted By CTValleyRR
There is just too much out there to pick...

There is just too much out there to pick favorites. Depends on my mood, too. About the only thing that I really can't stand is rap, and some really hard headbanging metal. True, most pop is "meh",...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 279,728
Posted By CTValleyRR
I think you'd better do a little more research...

I think you'd better do a little more research before offering an opinion...

My brother-in-law was an editor on the show for (IIRC) seasons six and seven.

The US version, broadly, had two types...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By CTValleyRR
Again, a complete falsehood: more than 95% of...

Again, a complete falsehood: more than 95% of the cases are more than 30 years old, before the current Youth Protection program was in place.

In any event, the real issue wasn't that it happened,...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By CTValleyRR
Boy, that's a crock. Openly gay men are no more...

Boy, that's a crock. Openly gay men are no more likely to be pedophiles than ones who are not. Less so, in fact.

And in point of fact, according to the information package I received from the...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By CTValleyRR
You'd be surprised. We have 42 kids in the local...

You'd be surprised. We have 42 kids in the local troop, and with one or two exceptions they all love to go camping. And we enforce a "no electronics" policy. Scouts 15 years and older in the...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 328
Posted By CTValleyRR
You were a scout leader and couldn't figure that...

You were a scout leader and couldn't figure that one out?

Simple. You do what the scouts should be doing all along: the buddy system. Another Scout stays with the sick scout and one adult. The...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-18-2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By CTValleyRR
No, but it it's a railcar in its own right,...

No, but it it's a railcar in its own right, especially if it's self propelled, it requires proper reporting Mark's.

On the other hand, the railroad herald prominently displayed on the wrecked loco...
Forum: Forum News, Updates and Help 02-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By CTValleyRR
Not sure how you managed that, except maybe by...

Not sure how you managed that, except maybe by clicking on an ad.

When I google it, the top 12 results are all to various on-line references, all giving the definition of the word.

Let me...
Forum: N Scale 02-18-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By CTValleyRR
Yes, the foam is that rigid. 2" foam with a...

Yes, the foam is that rigid. 2" foam with a boarder would work. You might consider using Gatorfoam, which is like foam core, but it has a thin wood laminate on the outsides, making it both more...
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