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Forum: N Scale Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By traction fan
West All is forgiven

kflorian;

It's OK. No need to slink off into oblivion. :laugh:

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: N Scale Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 67
Posted By traction fan
West Coupler assembly aids

ennisdavis;

If you think assembling N-scale couplers is tough, try assembling Z-scale couplers! :eek: I've done both, and while I'm not saying it's easy, you can make it a lot easier with the...
Forum: N Scale Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By traction fan
West Not my advice at all.

kflorian;

Thanks for the compliment, but you are not "on safe ground", or even correct, in "confirming" "my" advice to "do sectional, not flex, track on one's first go round."
In fact, you are...
Forum: N Scale Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By traction fan
West sorry duplicate response.

sorry duplicate response.
Forum: New Member Introduction Yesterday, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 840,117
Posted By traction fan
West Welcome aboard!

Ravi;

Welcome to the forum! I also build many things "from scratch" instead of buying them ready made. My layout is N-scale and based on part of an American railroad called the "Milwaukee Road"....
Forum: HO Scale 01-21-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 422
Posted By traction fan
West Metal ones?

Severn;

If by "some metal ones" you mean track gages made by Ribbon Rail, yes they will help.

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: HO Scale 01-20-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By traction fan
West My response------------ finally!

Bill;

I typed out a list of tips to help you days ago, but my computer in it's infinite wisdom, erased it. So, since I have pdf files on lots of other subjects that I send out to people, I made...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-20-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 840,117
Posted By traction fan
West Wrong guy

biff;

No, I'm afraid I'm the wrong guy to ask about digital stuff. You can ask gunrunnerjohn, our administrator, or ask in the "Forum News Updates and Help" section or the "Technical Forum...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 01-20-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By traction fan
West Bell crank linkage

MatroxD;

The first three photos show the basic idea. Not, strictly speaking, a bell crank, but it is an old and reliable linkage. The linkage is attached to my "$5 switch machine." pushing, or...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 01-20-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By traction fan
West Linkage manufacturer

Lehigh74;

I believe they are called, Earl Eshelman linkages.

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-20-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By traction fan
West Stop for a bit and read this??

dialed in;

You are not the first, and won't be the last, to wonder about how to get started. There are two basic types of layouts,and DonR has mentioned both.

One, and the most common for...
Forum: HO Scale 01-20-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By traction fan
West Servo expert

Lji1221;

I can't answer your question since I don't use servos. However, CTValleyRR, our resident servo expert and promoter, is a frequent contributor to the forum and he certainly can. He...
Forum: HO Scale 01-19-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By traction fan
West Motor testing and wiring

HOFAN;

Reassemble the motor & entire power truck, but don't install it in the loco yet. Then put a 9 volt battery's contacts on the two copper brush plates on the outside of the motor. (You can't...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-19-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 602
Posted By traction fan
West Wheel cleaning electrically

IronmanStark;

You might want to build yourself a locomotive cradle to clean the drive wheels of your steam, and diesel locomotives. Mine is made from three pieces of scrap lumber and a piece of...
Forum: N Scale 01-19-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By traction fan
West What is "SM" foam?

DavidJones;

What is "SM" pink insulation foam? Is it the same as extruded foam insulation board sold by Owens Corning wich is pink? If so, you can lessen the mess considerably by cutting it with...
Forum: My Layout 01-19-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By traction fan
West Murdock?

Stumpy;

Who is Murdock? :confused:

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: My Layout 01-19-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By traction fan
West Cut off switch?

Fifteen thousand volts! :eek: Gosh, and here I was trying to protect my N-scale guys from the "measly" three thousand volts DC used on the Milwaukee! I assume DB must have some system for cutting off...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-19-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 840,117
Posted By traction fan
West Welcome aboard!

Biff;

Welcome back to the forum, and to the hobby. With your experience, you should be able to help some of our new members.
Your wife sounds like a rare gem! ;)
You might want to set up a...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 01-17-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By traction fan
West Strange ideas and a question

Shdwdrgn;

First of you're nuts dude! :smilie_auslachen: But then aren't all of us model railroaders "more than a few spikes short of a full cask!"

Here's my contribution to the ongoing...
Forum: My Layout 01-17-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By traction fan
West Catenary inside the building?

MichaelE

Great job on the engine house! :appl: I also have a two-stall engine house on my layout, (shown below in the early stages of construction) and electric locomotives.( My N-scale model...
Forum: N Scale 01-17-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By traction fan
West Expanding foam no!

DavidJones;

I do not recommend using expanding foam at all. It is like an uncontrolled puffed up spray of super glue and does indeed make a serious mess! Like its liquid cousin, super glue, It...
Forum: New Member Introduction 01-17-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7,815
Views: 840,117
Posted By traction fan
West Welcome aboard!

browser;

Welcome to the forum! If by "put together my first set" you mean you want to build your first model railroad, the files below should be helpful.

again welcome;

Traction Fan...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 01-17-2020, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,678
Posted By traction fan
West Wood ties? Wood ties?We don't need no stinking wood ties!

Leroy;

As covered (pretty thoroughly I thought) in the file, I don't use wood ties at all. I use all PC board ties. The reason, (again, explained in the file) is that when I had used the mix of a...
Forum: HO Scale 01-17-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By traction fan
West Civil war railroad equipment

aquakiwi;

Bachmann made HO-scale, and N-scale 4-4-O "American type" steam locomotives and civil war era freight and passenger cars. Perhaps they still do, or you could certainly find them on...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 419
Posted By traction fan
West Wagons and limbers

aquakiwi;

The answer would depend what you mean by"wagons." If you are asking about the rail vehicles that Europeans call "wagons", and Americans call "freight cars" then the answer would be...
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