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Forum: S Scale Today, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 73
Posted By MichaelE
I want to know what a potline is.

I want to know what a potline is.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion Today, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By MichaelE
That certainly makes more sense now.

That certainly makes more sense now.
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By MichaelE
I think the ESU model is a good choice. It can be...

I think the ESU model is a good choice. It can be synchronized with other Lokpilot or Loksound cards and can use the same address as the main card for control of lights in both the powered unit and...
Forum: My Layout Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By MichaelE
Trying to keep the radius the same on all...

Trying to keep the radius the same on all parallel tracks isn't going to work out for you. The ends of each of the curves are going to cross one another
Forum: HO Scale 12-13-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By MichaelE
I like continuous running too with a train change...

I like continuous running too with a train change every now and then or running two on the same track while balancing the speed of each. I'm a watcher and I don't like to be bothered with switching...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-13-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By MichaelE
Viessmann lighting wired to either track power or...

Viessmann lighting wired to either track power or a separate supply.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,845
Posted By MichaelE
Does anyone in Kansas City remember a model train...

Does anyone in Kansas City remember a model train shop way down on Troost Avenue?

It was in a depressed area that I would imagine in the 50' and 60's was a much better area. The guy that ran it...
Forum: Structures Forum 12-12-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Posted By MichaelE
I've only noticed it with Auhagen structures. ...

I've only noticed it with Auhagen structures.

They have two lines, one HO and the other is HO/TT. TT being 1/120 scale. These dual-scale structures are scaled at 1/100.

These undersized...
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 807
Posted By MichaelE
As I said above I use cork on plywood....

As I said above I use cork on plywood. Locomotives and rolling stock run silently. Even on elevated sections on risers.
Forum: HO Scale 12-12-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By MichaelE
I can only recommend the NCE system as that is...

I can only recommend the NCE system as that is all I have experience with. I"m very happy with it. I can run six trains, control my turnouts, all locomotive functions, etc.

There are several other...
Forum: Retailer Deals 12-12-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By MichaelE
Those are some interesting accessories you offer....

Those are some interesting accessories you offer.

Site bookmarked.
Forum: My Layout 12-12-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By MichaelE
Today I installed sub-roadbed for the new yard...

Today I installed sub-roadbed for the new yard lead. In the first photo, the turnout for the yard lead will be just to the right of the pictured turnout on the outside main line.

The second photo...
Forum: HO Scale 12-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By MichaelE
If it only leaks a bit during extremely heavy...

If it only leaks a bit during extremely heavy rains and you don't want to repair it, I would say use treated lumber for the legs of your tables. Marine grade would be even better. It's going to be a...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7,745
Views: 818,425
Posted By MichaelE
Welcome. I used to live in Prairie Village after...

Welcome. I used to live in Prairie Village after my military service, and spent a lot of time in KCKS before while at Whiteman AFB.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By MichaelE
Might be worth a few dollars to your...

Might be worth a few dollars to your Grandchildren in 50 years.
Forum: O Scale 12-11-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By MichaelE
Deutsche Bahn pulls Swiss SBB trains so why not?

Deutsche Bahn pulls Swiss SBB trains so why not?
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-11-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By MichaelE
To put that into perspective the maximum take off...

To put that into perspective the maximum take off weight of a fully loaded Boeing 727-200 Advanced is 70 tons. One fully loaded hopper or box car.
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By MichaelE
Great photos! Looks like your track crew is ready...

Great photos! Looks like your track crew is ready to go!
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By MichaelE
This is the problem crossover that can't be moved...

This is the problem crossover that can't be moved for a wye installation. The second photo is both the first crossover and the second curved turnout leading to the third station passing track.
...
Forum: N Scale 12-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By MichaelE
You don't bend the curve and lay it with two...

You don't bend the curve and lay it with two pieces of flex track until it is soldered together. Each piece for electrical continuity and kink-free track should be laid in that way.

I cut the...
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By MichaelE
I thought about that but it will then either have...

I thought about that but it will then either have the train running backwards on the correct track or forwards but on the wrong track if I keep the train on the same main line it was on when it...
Forum: Tinplate 12-10-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By MichaelE
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:AN...

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQWu-QjFI_0C2erFZjM1-5502UnHJKz3Vhm1d1eelcgGNvwHHBw&s
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By MichaelE
I had given that some thought several weeks ago...

I had given that some thought several weeks ago and rolled that around in my head endlessly, but I do not want to move the crossover that would be right where the leg of the wye would come off of the...
Forum: HO Scale 12-10-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By MichaelE
Decoders are either sound decoders or they're...

Decoders are either sound decoders or they're not. THey are not separate, nor is it something you can add-on to later down the road. You'll have to choose which you would like at the time of...
Forum: My Layout 12-10-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By MichaelE
Layout expansion

I've been kicking this idea around for the past couple of months, and I had the space for it so I started the project today.

I added a 75"x 18" extension for a new Deutsche Bahn five track yard. I...
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