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Forum: HO Scale Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 34
Posted By MichaelE
Peco #8 Turnout

The other day I found that one of my locomotives, a TRIX Br.187 is shorting out just before the frog on a PECO turnout.

This locomotive doesn't short any other turnouts anywhere be it an Atlas or...
Forum: Structures Forum Today, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By MichaelE
If you want to use the window, some things you...

If you want to use the window, some things you just have to put up with.

I wish I had more natural room lighting like that coming in to the train room. My windows face east-northeast and...
Forum: Structures Forum Yesterday, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 65
Posted By MichaelE
Excellent work.

Excellent work.
Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By MichaelE
Not that I'm aware of. No mention was made of...

Not that I'm aware of. No mention was made of other brands and I do not have any Fleischmann locomotives.
Forum: HO Scale 01-26-2020, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By MichaelE
Miniatur Wunderland and Fleischmann has extensive...

Miniatur Wunderland and Fleischmann has extensive experience with these motors.

That would be good enough for me.
Forum: HO Scale 01-26-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,157
Posted By MichaelE
That's the model my Dad had.

That's the model my Dad had.
Forum: Model Trains in the News 01-26-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By MichaelE
No big deal is right.

No big deal is right.
Forum: S Scale 01-26-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By MichaelE
Fine copper flat strands wrapped around a...

Fine copper flat strands wrapped around a synthetic core of fibreglass or nylon thread.

It's very fine and usually found in telephone handset cords. Highly flexible.
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 01-26-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By MichaelE
I use a 400 for blacktop, but I also use Busch...

I use a 400 for blacktop, but I also use Busch adhesive foam road in spots too. I do like the 400 grip paper though. It's plentiful and cheap, and it looks good.
Forum: For Sale or Trade (member-to-member) 01-26-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By MichaelE
You will need to change the wheels out on those...

You will need to change the wheels out on those to DC. Those are AC cars and will not run on a DC or DCC layout.

The lights are lit through current conducting couplers.
Forum: My Layout 01-25-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By MichaelE
I don't care much for the transition either, but...

I don't care much for the transition either, but it is entirely prototypical. I read something about the increased stress on concrete ties on the diverging route of a turnout.

They don't even use...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 01-25-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By MichaelE
Wunderland is still the one everything else is...

Wunderland is still the one everything else is compared to.
Forum: S Scale 01-25-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By MichaelE
Digi-Key or Mouser.

Digi-Key or Mouser.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-24-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By MichaelE
SAC isn't on there. I was SAC for my whole eight...

SAC isn't on there. I was SAC for my whole eight years.

Those are the commands my Dad worked for during his 25 years in the Air Force.

Those are MAC, AFCC, ADC, 20th AF, 5th AF, and Air Forces...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-24-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By MichaelE
You still have those big ties sticking up though....

You still have those big ties sticking up though. That kills it for me, so as much as I hate ballasting, I do it, and try to do a good job at it.

Ballasting is the chore of model railroading for...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By MichaelE
Grass or ballast first. I don't think it really...

Grass or ballast first. I don't think it really matters one way or another. I've done it both ways with no problems with either one first...or last.

My current yard project was grass first only...
Forum: HO Scale 01-24-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,157
Posted By MichaelE
Rosin core 60/40 soldered to the outside of the...

Rosin core 60/40 soldered to the outside of the rail.

No heat sink is neccessary.

Radius is no factor since the rail is soldered together while straight.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-24-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 511
Posted By MichaelE
I don't agree either. Jägerndörfer ...

I don't agree either.

Jägerndörfer
A.C.M.E.
Roco
Brawa
Fleischmann
Trix
Forum: My Layout 01-24-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By MichaelE
Thanks. That E6000 spray pump adhesive makes...

Thanks.

That E6000 spray pump adhesive makes quick work of gluing it down.

https://i.imgur.com/EkHT16V.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JJAD99W.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/E9DyC9N.jpg
Forum: My Layout 01-23-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By MichaelE
Thank you. I still have a lot of work to do on...

Thank you. I still have a lot of work to do on this section (like all of the other sections) besides ballasting the last two tracks.

I'll be adding platforms to the two tracks that are not...
Forum: HO Scale 01-23-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By MichaelE
I meant no embarrassment and frankly there aren't...

I meant no embarrassment and frankly there aren't a whole lot of electric locomotives used in the States, and even fewer people that model them. I figured it was just a mistake, but I would rather be...
Forum: HO Scale 01-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By MichaelE
They are called 'pantographs'. And they ride...

They are called 'pantographs'. And they ride under 'catenary' wire.

Someone should be along to help you get the shell off.
Forum: My Layout 01-23-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By MichaelE
Yard Work in the Winter

This afternoon I grassed and ballasted most of the new DB staging yard. I haven't ballasted a turnout in a long time but it went well for all of them and they still work.

My knees started to...
Forum: My Layout 01-23-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,571
Posted By MichaelE
Very nice layout. I'd love to do a snow scene,...

Very nice layout. I'd love to do a snow scene, and I may yet on the branch line which is a little higher up than the main lines.

I love signals too.
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-23-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Posted By MichaelE
48" to the table top of the lowest track...

48" to the table top of the lowest track elevation. It only goes up from there.

THere is very little science involved. It's a matter of economics. I can get two table legs out of an 8' 1x4 with no...
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