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Forum: Structures Forum 01-17-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By MikeL
Canada or basically anywhere else in Canada :) Very...

or basically anywhere else in Canada :)

Very nicely done!
Forum: Union Station 01-11-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By MikeL
Canada Sad News -death of Neil Peart (Rush drummer)

Rush was never an "A" band for me (Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin alone were in this grouping) but were a solid, technically-superb rock band. Neil Peart, their drummer, passed away earlier this week.
...
Forum: HO Scale 01-09-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By MikeL
I'm adding a new yard and have a similar issue. I...

I'm adding a new yard and have a similar issue. I added gatorboard to my yard area (which is the same height as my cork roadbed).

Mike
Forum: Model Trains in the News 01-07-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By MikeL
Canada I like visiting my local Hobby Shop. As the...

I like visiting my local Hobby Shop. As the LaPresse article said, my LHS may be the last one on the island and it takes me 30 minutes or so (outside rush hour) to get there.

They are very helpful...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 01-04-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By MikeL
Canada Model Railroading article (Montreal - in French)

Hi all,

For those of you who read French or are ambitious enough to translate, a good article in LaPresse about the state of model railroading in Montreal.

Overall, a positive take on our...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 12-24-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By MikeL
Thanks CT. I agree about finding and addressing...

Thanks CT. I agree about finding and addressing the root cause, though the support is pretty solid. I suspect the bowing was there was we constructed the frame my layout sits on and I never noticed...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 12-23-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By MikeL
My (slowly) advancing yard

First, thanks to all who helped me with my previous questions.

I completed the frame, all looks good.


The existing part of the layout though bows slightly in the middle; the new frame is now...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-19-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 160
Posted By MikeL
Canada Nashville TN

Hi everyone,

My wife and I will be visiting Nashville after Christmas. Any favourite Hobby shops (HO) or kid-friendly layouts you can recommend?

Mike
Forum: HO Scale 12-16-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By MikeL
That Sears trailer is / will be a conversation...

That Sears trailer is / will be a conversation piece !
Forum: Union Station 12-08-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By MikeL
Canada or as we say in Canada: H E double hockey sticks

or as we say in Canada: H E double hockey sticks
Forum: HO Scale 11-21-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 665
Posted By MikeL
Yikes, just had a flashback to Mrs Cowan in Grade...

Yikes, just had a flashback to Mrs Cowan in Grade 5 ...
Forum: HO Scale 11-13-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,549
Posted By MikeL
Canada I'm also a big caboose guy. My "era" is flexible...

I'm also a big caboose guy. My "era" is flexible re power, rolling stock, buildings, etc., but no compromising on cabooses :)

Mike
Forum: Union Station 11-13-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 661
Posted By MikeL
Canada When I loved in Toronto, the City developed...

When I loved in Toronto, the City developed raccoon-proof garbage cans.

Didn't take them long to figure out how to open them :)
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-03-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By MikeL
Hi Jerry, I used Woodland Scenic's Incline /...

Hi Jerry,

I used Woodland Scenic's Incline / Decline sets
https://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics.com/show/item/INCLDECLSET

I can't speak for the cost but they are solid and easy to install....
Forum: Layout Design Forum 10-28-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By MikeL
Thanks again everyone. After reading your posts...

Thanks again everyone. After reading your posts and researching, it seems I have three options to ensure the cabooses are aligned properly (shown on my plan below):

A) Having the caboose track run...
Forum: Union Station 10-20-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By MikeL
Canada Canadian Federal Election - Please vote!

I will keep this as non-partisan as possible in the hope that moderators will keep this up, at least for a bit...

Please, no comments or responses:

Tomorrow (October 21) is the Canadian Federal...
Forum: HO Scale 10-02-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By MikeL
Well, fool me once ... (An adage I live by!)

Well, fool me once ...

(An adage I live by!)
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-02-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By MikeL
Canada Great thread. My first layout was a Triang...

Great thread.

My first layout was a Triang Hornby, probably the late 60s / early 70s from my Uncle George. I kept the steam locomotive and will eventually put it in a place of honour somewhere on...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-02-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,946
Posted By MikeL
Canada Great thread. My first layout was a Triang...

Great thread.

My first layout was a Triang Hornby, probably the late 60s / early 70s from my Uncle George. I kept the steam locomotive and will eventually put it in a place of honour somewhere on...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-01-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By MikeL
Is there no scrap value for these trains and...

Is there no scrap value for these trains and track?
Forum: Forum News, Updates and Help 09-29-2019, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By MikeL
Contacting a mod to delete one of my postings?

Hi all,

Do you know how I can contact a mod to delete one of my postings?

https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?p=2455730#post2455730

Thanks,

Mike
Forum: My Layout 09-29-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By MikeL
New Power on my Layout - 2nd attempt

After working on five different layouts, I finally have some non-CN and CP power - just purchased an Athearn Boston and Maine GP-7 with TCS WOW. It runs great and the sound is incredible.

...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 09-29-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By MikeL
Thanks Dennis and CTValley. For the...

Thanks Dennis and CTValley.

For the crossovers, does it matter which tracks should be used (1-2 starting from the top, 2-3, 3-4?

I have another DCC question: Is it recommended to have feeder...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 09-29-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By MikeL
My new classification yard

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start constructing a new and better yard for my layout. Attached is my first draft.

My layout is currently app. 10' X 6', the yard will be about 10' X 1'. This is...
Forum: Union Station 09-12-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By MikeL
Canada What a store - and not easy to find :) I was...

What a store - and not easy to find :)

I was told it's called Van Horne because it used to be located on Van Horne Avenue - any idea where?

Aside from possible previous addresses, there is a...
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