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Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By telltale
Battery Size for small scales

Sorry if this has been discussed already:

Would HO or smaller scale locos be too small to house both a rechargeable battery and a decoder ?
I keep seeing a dedicated engine track outside the...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-06-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 350
Posted By telltale
See if you can connect the motor leads to the...

See if you can connect the motor leads to the track by splicing in 2 wires near the motor, just twisted on, not soldered or anything. If there's power in the track and the motor doesn't spin then the...
Forum: O Scale 12-04-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,635
Posted By telltale
........Those were the days my friend. We thought...

........Those were the days my friend. We thought they'd never end.......
Forum: S Scale 12-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,251
Views: 40,066
Posted By telltale
Same thing here, the 4-8-2, same years, just...

Same thing here, the 4-8-2, same years, just before I went to HO.
My father, who didn't care much for trains, must have thrown it away when we moved into Manhattan in 1963..
Forum: O Scale 12-03-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,635
Posted By telltale
"Sid's Playtime" on Hillside Ave. New Hyde Park,...

"Sid's Playtime" on Hillside Ave. New Hyde Park, NY, circa 1955.
Williston Park Hobbies (or trains ?) Same era, same Ave.

I was maybe 10 but still remember buying an HO, perhaps UP, wood and...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-02-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By telltale
If you plan to keep it a simple circle and old...

If you plan to keep it a simple circle and old analog control (no sound/lighting).. as much as I never cared for the 3 rail O gauge stuff, like Lionel, I'd store the Bachmann engine and do buy Lionel...
Forum: HO Scale 12-01-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By telltale
They're called 'traction tires' in the hobby.....

They're called 'traction tires' in the hobby.. Depending on what scale and make the engine is, I believe you can purchase them, perhaps on ebay, or other source, using the correct title.
Forum: HO Scale 11-26-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By telltale
Aside from track being close to the edge, if you...

Aside from track being close to the edge, if you don't keep the table top about 1.5' or more feet from the back wall it will be very unnerving trying to reach across it to rescue a stalled, derailed...
Forum: HO Scale 11-22-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By telltale
Retracted my post. Admin may remove this...

Retracted my post. Admin may remove this...
Forum: HO Scale 11-22-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By telltale
I am more curious about your question itself. ...

I am more curious about your question itself.
As humans we all do things differently..Why ask if we sell/discard our old stuff when we get new stuff ? Some do; probably most don't..Your OP seems to...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-21-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 93,115
Posted By telltale
There are so so MANY replies I didn't read...

There are so so MANY replies I didn't read because I believe the OP question is a moot point (I am sorry if I'm repeating another's reply).
I'll take a guess that the majority of MRRers don't...
Forum: HO Scale 11-20-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 600
Posted By telltale
:dunno: I believe most of us have no idea what...

:dunno: I believe most of us have no idea what you're talking about !
Forum: HO Scale 11-19-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By telltale
Maybe we need to start a 12 step program; T...

Maybe we need to start a 12 step program; T Anonymous..Being nearly all forum members do not know who each of us are, other than by name, the meetings could be right here, on line. Each weekly,...
Forum: HO Scale 11-18-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,947
Posted By telltale
Since I'm the odd man out I though I'd put in my...

Since I'm the odd man out I though I'd put in my 2 cents worth.
First off, I've never had the room for even a medium sized MRR. Nor have I had the $$. But I'll say this.
For me I like 'bonding'...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-16-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By telltale
Obviously an irrelevant post. Removed... Admin...

Obviously an irrelevant post. Removed...
Admin welcome to delete this...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-16-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By telltale
CTValley. Why do you say it 'isn't exactly true'...

CTValley. Why do you say it 'isn't exactly true' ? It is exactly true..You were correct to begin with !..
Forum: HO Scale 11-16-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By telltale
Testing

Testing
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-09-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By telltale
Chip, You're most welcome..

Chip, You're most welcome..
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-09-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By telltale
Stupendous !!! On a par with George Seliose's...

Stupendous !!! On a par with George Seliose's "Franklin and Manchester" !!
M. Los Angeles
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-08-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By telltale
I don't think anyone has cited this particular...

I don't think anyone has cited this particular aspect: A curve, any curve, adds some amount of drag to the train (as if the train is longer and heavier)..If you plan on maximum grades to be 2.5%,...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-02-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By telltale
Not sure if someone else said this : When you...

Not sure if someone else said this :
When you cut rail with Xuron Rail Nipper, the flat side of the jaws goes against the rail you intend to use, and it comes out perfect. Concave side destroys...
Forum: HO Scale 10-29-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 849
Posted By telltale
I have the Bman HO 4-4-0 and small 4-6-0 both...

I have the Bman HO 4-4-0 and small 4-6-0 both w/sound, and both run like melted butter..No stats on pulling power, but they are very crisply detailed and have low flanges. Most today's Bman Spectrum...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-26-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,023
Posted By telltale
Some train stores (what's left of them) will take...

Some train stores (what's left of them) will take the collection. But no knowledge of whether or not they pay you for it.....
Forum: O Scale 10-12-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By telltale
But it's not a 4-6-2.. It's a 4-4-0. 4 small...

But it's not a 4-6-2.. It's a 4-4-0. 4 small pilot wheels(under cow catcher and pistons) and 4 large drivers with no trailing truck under the cab (thus the '0')... A 4-6-2 is a Pacific type; 4...
Forum: O Scale 10-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By telltale
I'm going to take a wild guess that it is an...

I'm going to take a wild guess that it is an analog (DC) item because of the deep flanges (the ridges on the wheel which keep it on the track). Why ? Because newer issues by several companies that...
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