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Forum: Union Station Today, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 96
Posted By prrfan
After reading your post I read the site’s Privacy...

After reading your post I read the site’s Privacy Policy. They not only track and share your info regarding this site, they even log which site you visited before you enter MTF.
Isn’t this SOP for...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By prrfan
There’s another problem with dead rail for people...

There’s another problem with dead rail for people who have been in the hobby for a while. A lot of us have amassed various sized collections of track powered locomotives. Some of these collections...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion Yesterday, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 225
Posted By prrfan
There was a long thread here about dead rail a...

There was a long thread here about dead rail a few years back. I seem to remember that a popular viewpoint was that for HO, battery life was the major restriction. You would be spending an inordinate...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 184
Posted By prrfan
Is it possible to post some photos of the cars?...

Is it possible to post some photos of the cars? Since you only have one post, it may not be. The actual length of the car and whether it has 8 wheels or 12 wheels may help us make suggestions.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-02-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By prrfan
I’ve been to Newton many times, back when I was a...

I’ve been to Newton many times, back when I was a kid. We used to spend summers up in Swartswood Lake. Very nice area.
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By prrfan
Does it run properly in reverse or do the same...

Does it run properly in reverse or do the same thing?
Forum: HO Scale 12-01-2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By prrfan
Check the electrical pickup ‘wipers’. These are...

Check the electrical pickup ‘wipers’. These are small metal strips that transfer current from the drive wheels to wires that run to the motor.
Sometimes dust or lint gets between the wheels and the...
Forum: N Scale 11-30-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By prrfan
Like Johnny Carson used to say: “I did not know...

Like Johnny Carson used to say: “I did not know that!”
Forum: HO Scale 11-29-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By prrfan
Did you check EBay? There’s a bunch of HO code 70...

Did you check EBay? There’s a bunch of HO code 70 turnouts on there.
Forum: N Scale 11-29-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By prrfan
In HO, there are many examples of models that are...

In HO, there are many examples of models that are not true to scale compared with the prototype. I’m sure N has them too.

The one loco that comes to mind is the GG1. The early Penn Line model...
Forum: N Scale 11-28-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By prrfan
To accommodate older equipment which may have...

To accommodate older equipment which may have deeply flanged (“pizza cutter”) wheels.
The larger codes have been around for a long time and have been accepted by modelers as a standard. Part of the...
Forum: Want to Buy (member-to-member) 11-27-2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By prrfan
I think there’s actually several members who make...

I think there’s actually several members who make their own turnouts. You might want to re-post this in the HO section. It would probably get more views there.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-27-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By prrfan
Thanks for posting that video. That line is a...

Thanks for posting that video. That line is a great place for train watching.
If anyone is going up that way, be sure to stop at Ozone Falls. It’s right across the road from the tracks. Quite...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By prrfan
--------------- Thanks for the clarification on...

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Thanks for the clarification on terminology.
Somebody should write up a glossary of model RR terms.[/QUOTE]

You mean like this?
https://www.nmra.org/beginners-glossary
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-25-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By prrfan
Refer to Post # 41 in this thread: ...

Refer to Post # 41 in this thread:
https://www.modeltrainforum.com/#/topics/185872?page=4
Forum: HO Scale 11-24-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By prrfan
Were they originally lit and just have burned out...

Were they originally lit and just have burned out bulbs or have no original lights? If the bulbs are just out they’ll need to be replaced and wheels, axles and pickup wipers will need to be cleaned....
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-24-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By prrfan
prrfan, I have been watching. I did buy the...

prrfan, I have been watching. I did buy the synthetic rubber bands, as I had several motors that would spin and figured they were good to go
As it turns out the "magnetizer" is a service. I send...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-23-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By prrfan
The shell swap is probably your best option. The...

The shell swap is probably your best option. The most readily available chassis that may fit the shells would be Athearn F7s. Notice I said may. Some alterations would almost certainly have to be...
Forum: N Scale 11-22-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By prrfan
I’d go for it. There’s plenty of people who...

I’d go for it. There’s plenty of people who collect trains and don’t have a layout. An inspiration for looking ahead at things to come.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-21-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By prrfan
You’re describing the old Bachmann. The new...

You’re describing the old Bachmann. The new Bachmann is very much different. Much higher quality, good running and decently detailed. ( Ok, maybe not to the level the OP desires.).
Difference...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-21-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By prrfan
Could be. If that level of prototypical accuracy...

Could be. If that level of prototypical accuracy is required, then Bachmann is probably not the brand for that.

There is a company called Scaletrains which has a line called ‘Rivet Counter.’
I...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-21-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,454
Posted By prrfan
Not really sure what you’re asking here. The...

Not really sure what you’re asking here. The 63563 is the Bachmann stock #. That’s a Santa Fe GP 40 with road number 3808.
Are you saying that the prototype Santa Fe 3808 was actually a GP39-2? If...
Forum: S Scale 11-20-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By prrfan
No offense taken. I was basically just kidding....

No offense taken. I was basically just kidding. We do know that train stuff does wind up in the dump, and usually hate to even think about it.
Now some of the wives on the other hand... lol.
Good...
Forum: S Scale 11-20-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By prrfan
Realize when you say ‘landfill material’, it...

Realize when you say ‘landfill material’, it makes a lot of us on here queasy. It’s a beautiful set!
If you wish to sell it, we have a marketplace section in the forum. It’s under ‘For Sale Member...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 11-20-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 490
Posted By prrfan
There are several YouTube videos on ballasting...

There are several YouTube videos on ballasting Unitrack. Personally, I would just paint it since it already has a built up ballast-like road bed.
I’m not sure what Ballast Bond is made from, but if...
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