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Forum: HO Scale 12-13-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Eilif
Cool. I think there real value to keeping all...

Cool.
I think there real value to keeping all your curves at around 22". 22" is not large but it will handle almost anything except the largest steam locos. On the other hand there's allot of...
Forum: HO Scale 12-13-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Eilif
Is a 9x5 an option? If you're a fan of running...

Is a 9x5 an option? If you're a fan of running loops, the larger curves allowed by a 9x5 (pong pong table side)can really pay dividends. A26+ outer loop an 22 or 23 inner with more for inside...
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Eilif
I bought a good-running Athearn SP Olympics...

I bought a good-running Athearn SP Olympics Commemorative SD40-2 for a dollar on Saturday.

Not kidding. There was an odd amount of dollar stuff there.

Scored a trio of custom EJ&E Switchers...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Eilif
That sounds wise, and clearly you're getting the...

That sounds wise, and clearly you're getting the railroading bug!

Even though they were made in the 60s and 70s GPs are still extremely common today in yards. Here on the west side of Chicago I...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Eilif
Athearn SD40-2's are designed work on tight...

Athearn SD40-2's are designed work on tight turns. They were introduced in 1984 and the tolerances are pretty loose so they should make it without too much difficulty. Newer 6 axle locos are built...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By Eilif
If you have access to Model Railroader magazines...

If you have access to Model Railroader magazines (or know someone with MR online all access)of those years maybe you'll find an advert and a mailing address.
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Eilif
I don't think Tyco was ever tops, but it's parent...

I don't think Tyco was ever tops, but it's parent brand Mantua was very well regarded. I think Tyco was originally a name for the Mantua ready to run line. By that time they were no longer state of...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Eilif
I don't need it myself and on its own it's not...

I don't need it myself and on its own it's not valuable but I know some guys who are into Tyco who would give it a good home and probably be willing to pay shipping.

Want me to ask around?
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Eilif
Yep, That's part of the transformer set.

Yep,
That's part of the transformer set.
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Eilif
The coaches are Athearn streamliners also. At...

The coaches are Athearn streamliners also. At least until recently they were still sold under the "Roundhouse" label.

It's got some wear but that's a quality set you have. Not particularly...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By Eilif
I agree that it would be good to see the bottom...

I agree that it would be good to see the bottom of the loco. I have a couple kinds of Athearn coupler covers and would be happy to send one.

I'm pretty sure I've got the same loco and what you...
Forum: HO Scale 12-08-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By Eilif
I kind of love this. Not ideal for an HO loco...

I kind of love this. Not ideal for an HO loco but those old Athearn are tough. As long as it was well lubricated and put in front of a warm air vent right afterwards they'd probably be ok.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-04-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Eilif
Measurements are necessary if we're going to help...

Measurements are necessary if we're going to help you.

Also do you have any nearby train shows? Bring the body with you and you can probably find an appropriately sized frame on a car for a buck...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-02-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Eilif
Glad it survived. I'm also not surprised it's a...

Glad it survived. I'm also not surprised it's a good runner. Pemco stuff is a very nice refinement of the Tyco-Level product. Truth be told I've even got a few of the old Tyco locos of various...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Eilif
Also, goody ouchless elastic hair bands are used...

Also, goody ouchless elastic hair bands are used by some for traction tires. A pack with 3 sizes will run you about 3 bucks at Walmart.

I've not tried them for traction tires but they have worked...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-02-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Eilif
I'm afraid the answer is maybe. IIRC,...

I'm afraid the answer is maybe.

IIRC, Robin's Rails got their base kits from a couple different sources, which may or may not be roughly compatible with Athearn.

We'd probably need to see...
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Eilif
I recently had a car (might have been Accurail)...

I recently had a car (might have been Accurail) where the box was too thin for a 148. I just filed each side of the 148 a bit and it worked fine.
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Eilif
I'm out of town now but if you don't find any...

I'm out of town now but if you don't find any answers this weekend post the dimensions and I'll compare to my various 50'ers next week.

Also there's a shop near my home with a bunch of E&C...
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Eilif
Sources for Pemco info Basic history and lots...

Sources for Pemco info
Basic history and lots of links to rolling stock
http://tycotrain.tripod.com/pemcorailwaysystem/

Some rather specific history info here if you scroll down....
Forum: HO Scale 11-28-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Eilif
I've heard that Pemco may have been started by ex...

I've heard that Pemco may have been started by ex Tyco employees. Much of their product line is very similar though I've been told that their version of the pancake motor was superior to others. I...
Forum: HO Scale 11-27-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By Eilif
At this point I'll usually leave then on if...

At this point I'll usually leave then on if they're the ez mates with metal spring. Maybe it's because I rarely run trains longer than 15 cars but I've had pretty good luck with those.

If it's...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By Eilif
If you've already got a whole load of EZ Track...

If you've already got a whole load of EZ Track and trains that work, I'm going to change my suggestion entirely.

Get a 4x8 piece of insulation foam (at least 2 inches, 3 would be better) and some...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Eilif
Well done! Way to beat the market! Plus there's...

Well done! Way to beat the market!
Plus there's a good chance it will get run for the public to admire.

Happy retirement!
Forum: HO Scale 11-26-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By Eilif
Just wanted to say that youall's work with MS and...

Just wanted to say that youall's work with MS and labels is really impressive. Got some good ideas for stuff to print out on mailing labels and put on the sides of box trucks.
Forum: HO Scale 11-26-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Eilif
One major consideration is going to be reach for...

One major consideration is going to be reach for the purposes of maintenance, modeling, recovering crashed trains, etc. It's generally not wise to expect to be able to reach more than 2.5 feet from...
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