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Forum: Train Shows, Events 12-10-2016, 08:52 AM
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Views: 806
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Logan RR Souderton PA

What a shame! Used to visit this one each year. It was so cool seeing a model RR in a 150 year old train station! I hope they find a new space nearby.


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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-06-2016, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Fin. ...

Fin.

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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Getting closer... ...

Getting closer...
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Forum: O Scale 11-24-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By FM Trainmaster
My limited experience, with my scale Hudson, it...

My limited experience, with my scale Hudson, it will navigate tighter curves on tubular track than it will on Atlas or FastTrack.


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Forum: O Scale 11-20-2016, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,730
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Dad's old Lionel setup was always there in the...

Dad's old Lionel setup was always there in the basement rec room, as far back as I can remember. I don't have a memory of "the first train", but from a very young age it was always just assumed the...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-15-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Already tested, and I have about 1" clearance...

Already tested, and I have about 1" clearance between the FM Trainmaster and 763e Hudson on the outer loops. I'll be running small stuff on the inner loops. The spacing is 4.5" OC.


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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-14-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Well, here's my start. I'm very happy with how...

Well, here's my start. I'm very happy with how light it is. Structure is 1/2" MDO plywood on 3/4" x 2" clear pine frame.
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Forum: Train Shows, Events 11-12-2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,726
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Cool. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using...

Cool. Thanks!


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Forum: Train Shows, Events 11-12-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,726
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Northeast PA train shows

Hi GRJ, I'm thinking of hitting First Frost on Sunday. Is there a safe place to park a nice car, or should I bring the pickup truck? Parking options in downtown Allentown aren't always fantastic. ...
Forum: O Scale 11-11-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
I'm using the little plug, bringing in power from...

I'm using the little plug, bringing in power from an independent line on the ZW. I guess I should verify voltage during transition.


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Forum: O Scale 11-10-2016, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Transformer sizing

Yeah, I've been over these, although it was two years ago, so I can't pretend to remember the details. I just remember my conclusion, that they were working extremely smoothly, but the solenoid...
Forum: O Scale 11-09-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Transformer sizing

Yep, it's the big old tin elevator in yellow with the red roof.very cool, but very noisy!

The switches always seem to need a little help to complete. Half of them switch 80% - 90% of the way, and...
Forum: O Scale 11-09-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Full disclosure, sjm... I am building TWO...

Full disclosure, sjm... I am building TWO layouts. The one discussed above is four loops of Atlas (O36, O45, O54, O63), with the four 75 watt 1063's. The other is the layout I posted here last...
Forum: O Scale 11-08-2016, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Since I'm using Atlas track, and these will just...

Since I'm using Atlas track, and these will just be four concentric circles (no straight sections), I'll be bringing all power to the track at the track joiners. I've done solderability tests on the...
Forum: O Scale 11-08-2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Transformer sizing

Yeah, the ZW will always have a home here, as it was my dad's, and the main transformer I used as a kid. But it just doesn't fit the free space on the corner of this layout as well. Also, as you...
Forum: O Scale 11-07-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Transformer sizing

New layout for under the Christmas tree, and I'm thinking of deviating from my beloved ZW transformer. I can conveniently mount four Lionel type 1063's (very compact 75-watt transformer with...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-07-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Just read another suggestion on painting the...

Just read another suggestion on painting the board white, and sprinkling FloraCraft winter snow into the wet paint. Sounds like a perfect easy solution, but dead flat. If there were something I...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-07-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
I would love to do something around the room, but...

I would love to do something around the room, but that would take a mile of track, and take some abuse from guests, kids, and dogs.

I'm intrigued by the snow blanket. Never heard of it, but I can...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-06-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Yeah, mine will be split with a hole for the tree...

Yeah, mine will be split with a hole for the tree stand, too. Will use edge connectors for duplicate track feeds to the other half of the layout. Panels will also be dowled, to come together neatly....
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-06-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,099
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Suggestions for under tree platform

After years (40+ of them) of always having a circle or two of o-gauge track around the tree, and new kids of young model RR age in the house, it's time to finally build a platform to go under the...
Forum: O Scale 11-02-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Yeah, this is my basic plan. If I run the...

Yeah, this is my basic plan. If I run the Hudson, it will be on the outer loop (it overhangs). My biggest under-hanger is the FM Trainmaster, which could run on the inner-most loop, if need be. ...
Forum: O Scale 11-02-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Thanks, guys! This is a proposed under-tree...

Thanks, guys! This is a proposed under-tree platform, on the floor with four circles at 4.5 inch radius increments. So trees are not on the menu, anyway!


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Forum: O Scale 11-02-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Thanks, guys. I broke down and bought three...

Thanks, guys. I broke down and bought three sections of each diameter curve, so I can do some stationary measuring.


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Forum: O Scale 11-01-2016, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Trouble is, I don't have the track to measure. ...

Trouble is, I don't have the track to measure. Trying to get a read on feasibility, from members who've been there, before I commit to buying the track.
Forum: O Scale 10-31-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,891
Posted By FM Trainmaster
Oh, to answer an earlier question, the cow...

Oh, to answer an earlier question, the cow catcher was purchased from seller toytrainparts on ebay. It was advertised as "for Lionel 763E Cow Catcher (1 part) ( item: 190980847281)".
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