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Forum: Technical Model Train Forum Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Dennis461
I've had to install plastic couplers on my...

I've had to install plastic couplers on my Athearn metal frame diesels and a metal frames coal tender to prevent shorts.

The metal couplers shorted out when trying to run SW7 back to back, and the...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 174
Posted By Dennis461
Not a secret Work inside a small plastic tub ...

Not a secret
Work inside a small plastic tub

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2WNKGTYz-Qo
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-16-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Dennis461
Here's a thought for the track. I may have to...

Here's a thought for the track.
I may have to build a draw bridge to test my skills.
How precise can I actually build:confused:
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-16-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 290
Posted By Dennis461
I noticed more web sites, even those with the...

I noticed more web sites, even those with the 'mobile' site are now offering 'apps".
I do not know or care what the difference is, but I understand why a person might ask.

So, it seems like the...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-16-2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By Dennis461
Hmmm, I had not thought about spring loaded...

Hmmm, I had not thought about spring loaded contacts. Alignment, dirt dust, and corrosion will be thinks to keep an eye on.
Forum: HO Scale 01-15-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Dennis461
yes, but...

TOKYO: East Japan Railway said Wednesday that it will rebuild it's yard raising it up with cork to prevent future flooding.

:o
Forum: HO Scale 01-15-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By Dennis461
For yards or double track, I buy 12" squares from...

For yards or double track, I buy 12" squares from Walmart in the business supply section of the store.
Forum: HO Scale 01-14-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Dennis461
How much time and money do you plan on spending...

How much time and money do you plan on spending to make this memorial happen?
In your other post, it looks like the handrails are missing, and along with the defective drive, you almost have a...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-14-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By Dennis461
I've told you a million times to stop...

I've told you a million times to stop exaggerating:o.
Forum: HO Scale 01-13-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Dennis461
Ummm, it has Bachmann written on the bottom. ...

Ummm, it has Bachmann written on the bottom.
There is one on e-bay for $32.

Look lower next time :o...
Forum: HO Scale 01-13-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By Dennis461
The section in red oval. If it was not there,...

The section in red oval.
If it was not there, the entire layout could be one block.
The single, or two, or any reversing loops are gone.
You could run an engine anywhere, it will stay facing one...
Forum: HO Scale 01-13-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Dennis461
So you have a 17' long test track?

So you have a 17' long test track?
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Dennis461
Mine is built with this kind of move in mind. ...

Mine is built with this kind of move in mind.
In this case (or my case).

One rail is split exactly in the same plane as the modules. The track is slightly longer and I put shims between modules...
Forum: HO Scale 01-13-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 184
Posted By Dennis461
Why take it apart? The gears are exposed. Put a...

Why take it apart? The gears are exposed. Put a drop of oil on them, it's a $10 locomotive.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-13-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Dennis461
Interesting idea.

Interesting idea.
Forum: O Scale 01-11-2020, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Dennis461
Marx 2-4-2 mid 1950's

Marx 2-4-2
mid 1950's
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Dennis461
Would a "shelf" coupler work better in this...

Would a "shelf" coupler work better in this situation?
https://www.kadee.com/ho-scale-couplers-c-272_230_231/118-ho-scale-sf-shelf-whisker-metal-couplers-medium-932-centerset-shank-p-288.htm
Forum: HO Scale 01-10-2020, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By Dennis461
Almost any simple train transformer has an...

Almost any simple train transformer has an accessory VAC output which will work.
Are you using a momentary pushbutton to operate the snap switch turnout.
Forum: Structures Forum 01-10-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Dennis461
You can do a good job with a printer and paper,...

You can do a good job with a printer and paper, not a decal.
The key points are to pick thin paper, cut the sign out with sharp hobby knife, use very little glue when applying it to prevent...
Forum: North America 01-09-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By Dennis461
I took this picture around the year 2000. ...

I took this picture around the year 2000. Minolta SRT-101 with self timer.
The picture is getting old and faded like me.

Set the camera on the wooden fence looking into the tunnel.
It was...
Forum: HO Scale 01-09-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 694
Posted By Dennis461
diesel for me

My F7A Athearn super geared and F7B Bachmann Plus.
My shelf layout is limited, but this pair can pull every car I can fit on the shelf and reversing 18" loop.
Forum: HO Scale 01-08-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Dennis461
you can cut small cork strips, or foam strips...

you can cut small cork strips, or foam strips spaced a few inches apart, and each one thinner than the last. Ballast will fill the gaps.
Going from cork to no cork only needs about 18" of track,...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-08-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By Dennis461
Welcome to the forum. Start looking for closet...

Welcome to the forum.
Start looking for closet space, you will soon catch the buying fever and own more stuff than fits on the table!
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-08-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Dennis461
“one man's trash is another man's treasure” ...

“one man's trash is another man's treasure”

:)
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-07-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 296
Posted By Dennis461
minimalist

I would put gaps at the white circles.
Outer train running, power pack 1
Inner train running, power pack 2

To swap,
Park inner train in block B
Turn off block B
Throw electrical switch to...
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