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Forum: HO Scale 01-20-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Murv2
Preiser has HO Civil War figures.

Preiser has HO Civil War figures.
Forum: HO Scale 01-18-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By Murv2
You must mean The Dictator. BTSRR.com has it,...

You must mean The Dictator. BTSRR.com has it, even with the funky car. I put it on a regular flatcar so it can chase the General. The flatcar and box car are also BTSRR. I think Mantua makes some...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-14-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 984
Posted By Murv2
We called them stacks in the navy, unless they...

We called them stacks in the navy, unless they had antennae attached, then they were macks, (mast and stack).
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 535
Posted By Murv2
Kadee's plastic couplers are a little larger than...

Kadee's plastic couplers are a little larger than metal. Less accurate but more forgiving. The shelf coupler may be a better solution; I bought a pair by accident and they are a pain to separate!
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Murv2
I'm in the same boat, but because my layout is on...

I'm in the same boat, but because my layout is on folding tables and I'm not putting any holes in them. I tried taking straws, spraypainting them black, splitting them and feeding the wires into them...
Forum: HO Scale 01-10-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Murv2
The GP18 has all wheels driven. I have a couple...

The GP18 has all wheels driven. I have a couple other AHM that only have two axles driven and I don't expect much out of them. I've glued the weights under the hood of the GP18 and it pulls much...
Forum: HO Scale 01-10-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Detail Associates Covered Hopper

A friend who knew I started railroading again mentioned that a local shop was liquidating a huge estate and I went over to check it out. The estate apparently belonged to a collector rather than a...
Forum: HO Scale 01-08-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By Murv2
less than a dollar, IIRC. Since I brought in the...

less than a dollar, IIRC. Since I brought in the decal paper they just ran it through the machine.
Forum: HO Scale 01-07-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By Murv2
I made a copy of the decal on regular paper then...

I made a copy of the decal on regular paper then took it to a office max with a sheet of decal paper and asked them to copy it on their laser printer. Dirt cheap.
Forum: HO Scale 01-05-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Murv2
You aren't going to believe this, but I did a...

You aren't going to believe this, but I did a search on "Tyco electric motor brush" and the first thing that came up was a replacement set on Epay. Sooo, problem solved.
Forum: HO Scale 01-05-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Murv2
replacing brushes

I've got a junker Chattanooga tender drive and one of the brushes is missing. I stuck a copper wire in there and the motor jinked, so I'm hopeful it will work otherwise. Where can I get the brush...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Murv2
I stacked 2 1/2 ounces of lead on top the engine...

I stacked 2 1/2 ounces of lead on top the engine and it pulled the 15 car train no problem. I got some Bullfrog Snot for Christmas but haven't had a chance to play with it yet (Must buy a transformer...
Forum: HO Scale 01-03-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 530
Posted By Murv2
New Vs Old Engines

All my engines are purchased second-hand, most from the 70's or older. Even my best engine (AHM GP18 from Yugoslavia) can only pull about 15 cars. My brother visited with a proto 2000 EMD E8 and it...
Forum: HO Scale 12-29-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Varney Box Car

My first effort to review a Varney car was derailed because the kit was missing the instructions. This kit ‘VARNEY BOX CAR B-26 Milwaukee- “Olympian”’ came complete with everything expected except...
Forum: HO Scale 12-29-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Life-Like Buildings

My hometown has a couple of model train shops that are basically Lionel shops. The front room is full of collectible, old or ancient O gauge three-rail Lionel trains. Sometimes I wonder if the whole...
Forum: HO Scale 12-26-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Update: Battleship Gondola

I looted a pair of six-wheel trucks from a Bachmann 60' tank car. Cut off couplers, mounting studs and endbraces; drill hole between the front axles, install steel wheels, cut down center sill on...
Forum: HO Scale 12-25-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By Murv2
You Are saving hours of frustration as couplers...

You Are saving hours of frustration as couplers fail while you are busy focusing on something else. Worth the effort.
Forum: HO Scale 12-22-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By Murv2
Serendipity

About a month ago I was building an Erie coal car and the decals were missing the top layer of film. I ordered a set of replacement decals and while I was waiting found out from MTF that you can...
Forum: HO Scale 12-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,545
Posted By Murv2
I try to pair up cabooses with engines, when I'm...

I try to pair up cabooses with engines, when I'm not buying random cabooses or engines.
Forum: HO Scale 12-16-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Morse Productions Mine

I’m trying to add buildings to my layout to make it look like less of a football field, and after finishing a grain elevator I wanted a mine next. I have some restrictions that made shopping for a...
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,376
Posted By Murv2
There is a mask that rc car guys use, I just went...

There is a mask that rc car guys use, I just went to the local hobby shop, paint on, gently peel off.
Forum: HO Scale 11-30-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,062
Posted By Murv2
Marker Lights Boxcar

The gimmick in this kit is the box, which has a window on top that the actual sides of the car peek through (too bad you have to damage the box to get the sides out). Not sure when the kit was built...
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 664
Posted By Murv2
I gave away some games when I joined the Navy...

I gave away some games when I joined the Navy almost 40 years ago and still wish I had them back. After that I decided to keep everything I could get away with practically. Eventually you’ll cycle...
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Murv2
A Little Saturday Swag

I did a little woodwork for a friend and he paid me off in old steam engines. Starting at the bottom:
A Silvine 0-4-0 teakettle. This one took a good cleaning to be a runner but without a front...
Forum: HO Scale 11-16-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Murv2
I cleaned the teakettle and in runs well now. I'm...

I cleaned the teakettle and in runs well now. I'm going to have to figure out how to get to the brushes on the old diesel.
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