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Forum: O Scale 07-14-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 636
Posted By PRR1950
Well, let me get my 2 cents in on this...

Well, let me get my 2 cents in on this conversation. I have never subscribed to any magazines (except that I am a digital subscriber to OGR and MRH because of the added info and forum benefits that...
Forum: O Scale 07-14-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By PRR1950
DennyM, That will be one heck of a day-trip...

DennyM,

That will be one heck of a day-trip from southwest Michigan. I live in southwestern suburbs of Chicago, and the trip for me, to an area near the Train Expo, is about 5 hours (without...
Forum: O Scale 06-25-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By PRR1950
While I can't be sure, I'm guessing that's an...

While I can't be sure, I'm guessing that's an oil-fired AT&SF Pacific loco?

Chuck
Forum: S Scale 05-29-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By PRR1950
Yep, watching things grow is a heck of a lot...

Yep, watching things grow is a heck of a lot better than being fertilizer for them!
Forum: O Scale 05-16-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By PRR1950
Can this catalog be obtained electronically?

Can this catalog be obtained electronically?
Forum: O Scale 05-07-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By PRR1950
Here's a little more detailed info. Chicagoland...

Here's a little more detailed info. Chicagoland has a long wall full of new and used Lionel, MTH and K-line engines and passenger cars. They also have aisles full of new and used rolling stock in...
Forum: O Scale 05-05-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By PRR1950
I am curious. Those wires you propose to cut...

I am curious. Those wires you propose to cut provide continuity of power to track as your engines run through the switch. Why would you want to cut them. Do the instructions for the non-derail...
Forum: O Scale 03-31-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By PRR1950
Your question indicates some confusion on the...

Your question indicates some confusion on the distinction between "gauge" and "scale." Gauge is simply the distance between the rails in any scale. While there should, ideally, be a relationship...
Forum: O Scale 03-24-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By PRR1950
Had to vote for the PRR because it's the only one...

Had to vote for the PRR because it's the only one in the tournament. I would have preferred the PRR CC2 0-8-8-0, but some PRR engine deserves to be in the Final Four!!

Chuck
Forum: O Scale 03-18-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,816
Posted By PRR1950
Aw, come on!! Where are all the C&NW guys at? ...

Aw, come on!! Where are all the C&NW guys at? And how about some Pennsy MOW yellow?

Chuck
Forum: O Scale 03-16-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By PRR1950
Using the phrase "better features" implies you...

Using the phrase "better features" implies you have some idea of what you want. Please tell us specifically what you are looking for and maybe somebody can help you.

Alternatively, look at the...
Forum: O Scale 03-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By PRR1950
Maybe never; Lionel and other manufacturers are...

Maybe never; Lionel and other manufacturers are well known for producing "fantasy" schemes (including marking cars for railroads that never used that type of car) to increase sales from the same...
Forum: O Scale 01-27-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By PRR1950
The original poster reported the same complaint...

The original poster reported the same complaint on another model rail forum, and I replied similar to Carl (Pingman) above. The first person to shove an agreed amount into the seller's hand gets the...
Forum: O Scale 01-11-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,368
Posted By PRR1950
Personally, I would highly recommend a test track...

Personally, I would highly recommend a test track with minimum 4 foot length. Otherwise, when doing loco maintenance, repair or improvement, you will spend a lot of time moving between workbench and...
Forum: N Scale 11-07-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By PRR1950
Okay, so I went and looked at the PECO N scale...

Okay, so I went and looked at the PECO N scale turntable on-line, and as I suspected, the degree of separation is completely up to you. If your turntable will lead to a roundhouse, the degree of...
Forum: O Scale 11-07-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By PRR1950
Mr Toad, Thanks for mentioning Google...

Mr Toad,

Thanks for mentioning Google Photos. I had been trying to print photos off an old Android phone and found the only way to do it was to copy the photos to Google Photo and then download...
Forum: O Scale 11-05-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By PRR1950
Jeff, Up until the last 2 or 3 years, I went...

Jeff,

Up until the last 2 or 3 years, I went to DuPage in November only to be disappointed by the number of empty vendor tables and the small size of crowd. Then, I figured out that all those...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 09-17-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By PRR1950
Jim, If I'm not mistaken, "LDE" is an...

Jim,

If I'm not mistaken, "LDE" is an acronym for Layout Design Elements. If I'm mistaken, I'm sure somebody will clue me in to the correct answer.

Chuck
Forum: Layout Design Forum 09-04-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By PRR1950
Attach Files

BIG NOTE: This forum will not let you upload files with the ".scarm" extension. Therefore, you will have to rename the file with an extension the forum allows, and ".pdf" looks pretty good to me.
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Forum: Layout Design Forum 09-03-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,388
Posted By PRR1950
Please attach your SCARM files so others can view...

Please attach your SCARM files so others can view and modify them with suggestions. Unfortunately, your layout is so big that those of us with the free (limited use) version of SCARM will not be...
Forum: N Scale 08-28-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By PRR1950
OK, let's start with your options for...

OK, let's start with your options for locomotives:

1. DC (plain and depending on layout design, may require complex wiring);
2. DC with sound (using a sound system not in the engine);
3. DCC...
Forum: N Scale 08-28-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By PRR1950
To my knowledge, there are no track planning apps...

To my knowledge, there are no track planning apps that will work on an Ipad, and only one that will work on an Apple computer. However, if you have access to Windows desktop machine (not Android),...
Forum: O Scale 08-26-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By PRR1950
Is that carpeting you used for yard underlayment?...

Is that carpeting you used for yard underlayment? Doesn't look like ballast, but whatever it is looks OK for the situation.

Chuck
Forum: O Scale 08-25-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,328
Posted By PRR1950
Tankist, Don't know how far Northwest your...

Tankist,

Don't know how far Northwest your Chicago area suburb is, but there are three good model railroad hobby shops, all in NW suburbs or in far NW Chicago. They are (in no particular order)...
Forum: S Scale 08-22-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By PRR1950
It is not a figure 8; there's no actual crossing...

It is not a figure 8; there's no actual crossing anywhere. It's a dogbone folded over on itself.
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