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Forum: O Scale 11-08-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,641
Posted By railfancwb
What is the monorail? A lot of Disney...

What is the monorail?

A lot of Disney monorails on eBay but I have no feel for their sizes in relation to O and HO


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Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-25-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By railfancwb
Is it better to set a hidden reserve or simply...

Is it better to set a hidden reserve or simply make the starting bid the minimum you would accept (which basically is what a reserve does)? Personally I have become very reluctant to spend (waste?)...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-25-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By railfancwb
An issue with DIY selling is that the cream will...

An issue with DIY selling is that the cream will be taken quickly and the skim won’t bring much if anything.

With Lionel, American Flyer, and maybe others sectional track costs a lot to ship in...
Forum: North America 11-29-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By railfancwb
Composition of freight traffic is the major...

Composition of freight traffic is the major reason for disappearance of hump yards. Unit trains have increased their percentage if the total and they do not require switching between origin and...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-29-2017, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By railfancwb
http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destin...

http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destinations/texas-locomotive

Interesting discussion about the recently completed cosmetic restoration of the Texas.

Since the Texas was an actively...
Forum: O Scale 11-28-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By railfancwb
Someone told me that dimensions of Lionel F-units...

Someone told me that dimensions of Lionel F-units were essentially full scale, as were the big Hudson and the Fairbanks-Morse.

I have read that MTH RailKing may or may not be full scale...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 09-30-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By railfancwb
Somewhere on the web I saw where two had been...

Somewhere on the web I saw where two had been rigged for simultaneous volt/amp measurement in a DC application, possibly a model railroad.


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Forum: O Scale 01-31-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,786
Posted By railfancwb
For awhile in the post WWII and Korean War era...

For awhile in the post WWII and Korean War era manufacturers fixed prices with government approval - including Lionel. That era ended, along with department store toy departments and train layouts...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-31-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7,660
Views: 786,958
Posted By railfancwb
Well, yes. Yes I do. Had an Allstate...

Well, yes. Yes I do.

Had an Allstate branded Vespa in the 1950s which disappeared from my life with college, marriage, children, work. In the 1970s I brought another Vespa from home after my...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-31-2017, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,062
Posted By railfancwb
Well...no you weren't. Except for the one picture...

Well...no you weren't. Except for the one picture the page was several columns of items and prices from Menards. If I have spelled that correctly.



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