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Forum: O Scale 12-26-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,851
Posted By Waddy
Sounds like you have most of it figured out. ...

Sounds like you have most of it figured out. FWIW; I also wired in "emergency stop" push button switches (ebay) to each of my two main transformers. They are big red switches that you just smack...
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,851
Posted By Waddy
If you only run a couple of conventional loco's...

If you only run a couple of conventional loco's then maybe a z1000 brick and controller will work well for you. They actually deliver about 8 amps. Those MTH transformers (called bricks) have an...
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,851
Posted By Waddy
I believe most HO runs on DC, and MTH O scale...

I believe most HO runs on DC, and MTH O scale will run on DC (although you will lose some important features) but it is normal to run them on AC. Any isolated 18 v AC transformer capable of enough...
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Waddy
One thing I would keep in mind if you are running...

One thing I would keep in mind if you are running tight curves like 31 is to consider car length. A long true scale gondola will have some overhang on the curves, as will long passenger cars. If...
Forum: O Scale 12-26-2019, 04:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,851
Posted By Waddy
You don't recoup much of your money in very many...

You don't recoup much of your money in very many hobbies, except maybe militaria, coins, and a few others. Ever try to sell some old golf clubs? Might as well give them away. Trains should be...
Forum: North America 12-20-2019, 03:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By Waddy
Without the fly ash produced by coal burning good...

Without the fly ash produced by coal burning good luck making asphalt.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,011
Posted By Waddy
I'll second that. Cheap, too.

I'll second that. Cheap, too.
Forum: O Scale 12-12-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 934
Posted By Waddy
I use whatever I can find cheap. The small stuff...

I use whatever I can find cheap. The small stuff in the back, including vehicles, buildings.

I think it's called 'forced perspective".

So an HO building in the background, and maybe HO lamp...
Forum: O Scale 10-16-2018, 01:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,764
Posted By Waddy
Buy it cheap. Run it all. Make stuff up. There...

Buy it cheap. Run it all. Make stuff up. There is no scale in O-Scale. Mix it all together and let God sort it out.

Weather everything. Tubular track. And lots of track. All size curves.
...
Forum: O Scale 10-16-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By Waddy
I've enjoy RC model planes. I never got in too...

I've enjoy RC model planes. I never got in too deep (I have 5 planes) and I have a source for good advice and help getting things right.

So I haven't been prone to crashes (thanks to buddy box...
Forum: Union Station 08-01-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,795
Posted By Waddy
1994 Toyota Pickup 4X4 standard shift 1996...

1994 Toyota Pickup 4X4 standard shift
1996 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 standard shift
2 1/2 ton 6X6 standard shift

wife drives an automatic
Forum: Union Station 07-12-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,058
Posted By Waddy
Two hands just like girls throw. :)

Two hands just like girls throw. :)
Forum: Union Station 07-11-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,795
Posted By Waddy
My two trucks are stick shift. My Highlander and...

My two trucks are stick shift. My Highlander and the wife's Rav are automatic. I prefer stick shift.

Stick shift is now a good theft deterrent. Most amateur car thieves can't stick shift...
Forum: Union Station 07-11-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,058
Posted By Waddy
To each his own. But actual skill? We called it...

To each his own. But actual skill? We called it kick ball when I was a kid. Most soccer players throw like a girl. :)

But my wife and her Croatian relatives are certainly celebrating!!!
Forum: O Scale 04-11-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,514
Posted By Waddy
About an 8 during the Winter months and I hardly...

About an 8 during the Winter months and I hardly look at my model trains once Spring arrives. But it is nice to have a hobby that can be enjoyed while I'm cooped up.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 04-01-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,851
Posted By Waddy
Model trains will outlive us both, but it is a...

Model trains will outlive us both, but it is a old man's hobby. Very few younger men buy trains. Women have very little interest. And it does depend on some extent on others also liking the hobby....
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 04-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,851
Posted By Waddy
Model railroading may be in a bit of trouble, but...

Model railroading may be in a bit of trouble, but so are other pursuits that depend on people having a decent disposable income. I recently read that half the workers in the US make less than $34K...
Forum: O Scale 04-01-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Waddy
You guys are right; with enough time and effort...

You guys are right; with enough time and effort your could have a very realistic layout and realistic trains. Buy premium loco's and stock and then weather them to produce a very realistic railroad....
Forum: O Scale 03-30-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,899
Posted By Waddy
Somebody's got to remind people it's toy trains,...

Somebody's got to remind people it's toy trains, after all.
Forum: O Scale 03-30-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,899
Posted By Waddy
I'm cheap. Very cheap. I look for bargains. But...

I'm cheap. Very cheap. I look for bargains. But only PS2-3 locos, mostly PS2 3 v used. Any road name. Any rolling stock. Mix 'em all and run 'em all. Just enjoy.
Forum: O Scale 03-30-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Waddy
You're right; it's all good. I'm not judgemental....

You're right; it's all good. I'm not judgemental. We need to see different approaches. But to me, building a railroad and layout that is really accurate would be too expensive and time consuming. ...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 03-30-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Waddy
When it needs to be flexible, nothing beats...

When it needs to be flexible, nothing beats stranded silicone coated wire.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 03-30-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By Waddy
Electrons run along the outer surface of the...

Electrons run along the outer surface of the wire; stranded wire of the same gauge has more surface area than solid wire.

Aluminum is much lighter than copper and costs less. That makes it a...
Forum: O Scale 03-30-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,662
Posted By Waddy
There is nothing "realistic" about O scale. ...

There is nothing "realistic" about O scale. Actual rolling stock sizes are all over the place; each manufacturer's products are sized differently, Locomotives are the same. So I feel free to run...
Forum: Union Station 03-22-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,099
Posted By Waddy
Thanks for the video. Really informative, though...

Thanks for the video. Really informative, though I was aware of some of the issues. Connecting people in smaller communities is always going to be expensive. We also subsidize power, phone,...
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