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Forum: S Scale Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By AmFlyer
Pull-Mor was introduced in 1953 on the knuckle...

Pull-Mor was introduced in 1953 on the knuckle coupler engines. There were still many link coupler sets made in 1953 that did not get them.
Forum: S Scale Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,629
Posted By AmFlyer
The problem might be that the photo shows the...

The problem might be that the photo shows the wiring diagram for a 5 wire engine and there are only four wires going from the tender to the engine. If you are planning to convert this to a 5 wire...
Forum: S Scale 01-18-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By AmFlyer
That is correct, in real life the bulbs on top of...

That is correct, in real life the bulbs on top of the tanks flashed, in American Flyer Land they were a solid red.
Forum: S Scale 01-16-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By AmFlyer
Many of the freight cars and tenders with three...

Many of the freight cars and tenders with three axle trucks were made without the center axle and wheels.
Forum: S Scale 01-16-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By AmFlyer
Should you be looking for some ideas and...

Should you be looking for some ideas and inspiration about what can be done with AM track I recommend you go to tuveson.com. Carl's layout uses AM track, the pictures and videos are really good.
Forum: S Scale 01-16-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By AmFlyer
Depends on which cars you have. Some like the 644...

Depends on which cars you have. Some like the 644 and 944 were made with only two axles in the trucks.
Forum: S Scale 01-14-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,629
Posted By AmFlyer
The ratchet rotates the drum with the contacts on...

The ratchet rotates the drum with the contacts on it each time power is cut and reapplied, this rewires the field and armature connections to reverse the motor rotation. Supplying DC power to the...
Forum: S Scale 01-14-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By AmFlyer
Traction Fan, Done!

Traction Fan, Done!
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-14-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By AmFlyer
Nate, I have been a lifelong Gilbert AF collector...

Nate, I have been a lifelong Gilbert AF collector operator. I have also built layouts in HO and N gauge. A sketch of the track plan would allow more specific help. Based on the layout size and your...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-14-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
Sunsanvil, the legs were left on the modules for...

Sunsanvil, the legs were left on the modules for shipment. The truck was large enough that the modules did not need to be stacked. Unfortunately all the legs had to be removed to get the modules into...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
The layout was completely assembled, tested and...

The layout was completely assembled, tested and operated with all track rigidly attached to the layout. It was then disassembled and shipped. When reassembled in my train room all the track lined up...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
Here is a closeup of the rail joiners at a track...

Here is a closeup of the rail joiners at a track module joint. They are soldered on the outside of the rail. These are hard to see after detailing.


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Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
The rail joiners are standard MTH/SHS rail...

The rail joiners are standard MTH/SHS rail joiners for their code 138 track. I can take a closeup tomorrow but you can see them on the MTH S gauge site.
The maximum module dimensions were set by the...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By AmFlyer
If you use flex track and make the curves a...

If you use flex track and make the curves a smaller diameter the equipment will not work.
AM makes two crossovers, a 30deg and a 75deg. Gilbert made a 90deg. FasTrack has a 90 and a 45deg. SHS/MTH...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By AmFlyer
Great work. That should be more permanent than...

Great work. That should be more permanent than factory.
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
Here are five more module joint pictures. The...

Here are five more module joint pictures.
The first one shows a level and a 2% downgrade joint. The red line is the location of the joint, this is during early construction.
The second picture...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
Here are a few more pictures that show the module...

Here are a few more pictures that show the module joints. I will divide them into two posts for clarity.
The first picture shows the underside of a module joint during construction. The jumper wires...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By AmFlyer
You left out American Models. I do not know what...

You left out American Models. I do not know what you mean by a crossover. MTH and SHS do not offer a crossing track. Gilbert only made 90 degree crossings. FasTrack and AM offer shallow angle...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-13-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By AmFlyer
My layout was built in 14 separate modules. After...

My layout was built in 14 separate modules. After construction it was disassembled, shipped and reassembled in my train room. I am including a couple of pictures taken at delivery to show how this...
Forum: S Scale 01-13-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 50,936
Posted By AmFlyer
Nice chrome set!

Nice chrome set!
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,629
Posted By AmFlyer
The wiring diagram for using a bridge rectifier...

The wiring diagram for using a bridge rectifier and DC track power is in Clinic #42 on the PortLines web site, page23.
Forum: S Scale 01-11-2020, 07:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,629
Posted By AmFlyer
Looks good after the media blasting. That is a...

Looks good after the media blasting. That is a universal motor. It runs the same with AC or with DC power. The reversing unit (it is not a relay) is for changing the direction of the engine. It does...
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By AmFlyer
The spur to the middle right allows an engine to...

The spur to the middle right allows an engine to exit through the turnout either clockwise or counterclockwise around the loop. It is possible to do the loop and tail track with just one board but I...
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By AmFlyer
The tail track is also a reverse loop, it needs...

The tail track is also a reverse loop, it needs an AR1.
Forum: S Scale 01-10-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,351
Views: 50,936
Posted By AmFlyer
Flyernut, that is great. I think everyone needs a...

Flyernut, that is great. I think everyone needs a BigBoy. The one I have that Lionel made for S gauge started out as a K-Line O gauge engine. It was undersize at about 1/60th scale. After Lionel...
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