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Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-30-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 351
Posted By tr1
Arrow An alternately flashing circuit.

A 555 timer wired up to alternately flash
The timer I/C chip should be used with a circuit board though.
For the ease with wiring.
A nine volt battery can be wired to a switch for operation.
A...
Forum: HO Scale 11-26-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By tr1
Arrow Micromark specialized train tools

Does anyone use the truck spreading tool for HO cars when
changing out too metal freight wheels?
Thank you in advance!

Does it make this tedious task more enjoyable?
Regards, tr1
Forum: My Layout 11-26-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,615
Posted By tr1
Arrow ho cost average cost per square dootage?

On a ho model train layout, what is the average cost per square
feet on a layout?
Thank you in advance.
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 11-25-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By tr1
Arrow W.S.track cleaning systems?

How does woodland scenic track cleaning work?
does it do a sufficient job
Forum: Z Scale 11-25-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By tr1
Arrow snow representation

some plaster or hydrolcal sprinkled on top and sprayed with
water might do the trick.
of-course you might have to experiment.
Regards,tr1
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By tr1
ATF automatic transmission fluid

Can I use ATF for lubrication instances?
Plastic safe? Yes?
FOR steam engine drivers/linkages and such.
Thanks in advance
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By tr1
I thought that ATFis plastic compatible?

I thought that ATFis plastic compatible?
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-23-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,063
Posted By tr1
Arrow Automatic transmission fluid

What technique is employed when using ATF for lubrication?
:smilie_daumenpos: Thank you in advance,
Regards,tr1
tr1
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,764
Posted By tr1
Arrow inter mountain33" metal wheels

1.)When replacing plastic wheels.Are inter-mountain a good choice to use?
2.)When checking wheel spacing,are they often out of spec?
Thank you in advance!
Regards, tr1
Forum: HO Scale 11-22-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By tr1
Arrow (100) bulk pack (33")metal wheels

How many are spaced out of Gage?
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 11-22-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,513
Posted By tr1
Wipe Sweat From Brow ho 33"metal wheels,(100) bulk pack?

Lately,... being mostly an armchair model railroader.
Don't get me wrong, I have layout,
Lets say,In a bulk pack of (100)33"(ho) freight wheels .
How many or what percentage of the wheels are...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-21-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 636
Posted By tr1
Arrow mainline spacing ~2.3/8" on center

on my layout 2 3/8" center on approximately
It's a double mainline figure eight on a 5'x9' train board.
Plans were taken from Atlas model railroad plans
most of my cars are 40 footers
Regards,...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 11-21-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By tr1
Arrow Kitchen scale?

where is a good place to obtain a postal scale?
I have to weigh down my rolling stock to meet the NMRA weight
to length standards for rolling stock
Thank you in advance!
Regards,tr1
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 11-20-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By tr1
Arrow possible headlight lenses?

Elmer's glue that dries clear. Sounds like that would be a good way to attempt to make diesel headlight lenses:dunno:
regards,
tr1
Forum: Beginner Q & A 11-18-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By tr1
Arrow lubrication

Can Vegetable oil be used as a lubricant?
Plastic safe?
Thank you in advance!
Regards,tr1
Forum: HO Scale 09-18-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By tr1
Arrow "ho rolling stock trouble free operations"

Thanks to all who replied to the " ho rolling stock trouble free operations."
The weight of the cars is a good place to start. Metal wheels and
tuned Kadee couplers are also on the...
Forum: HO Scale 06-25-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By tr1
Trouble free operations of rolling stock?

What are some of the steps taken to insure trouble free operation
of ones rolling stock?
Once in the train room I become easily distracted.
It would be very helpful, if I Had a list to follow.
...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 06-19-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 937
Posted By tr1
Arrow Can anyone produce a list to follow?

What steps must be taken to insure trouble free operation of "ho"rolling stock?
Once in the basement with the train layout, I get easily side tracked.

Thank you,
tr1
Forum: HO Scale 05-17-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,512
Posted By tr1
Question ho rolling stock trouble free operation?

What steps must be taken to help insure trouble free operation. of
ho rolling stock.
Regards,tr1
Thank you!
Forum: HO Scale 05-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By tr1
Question poor rollingstock operations:(

Has anyone here know how to get ho rolling stock to roll Hassel
free in operation?
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 04-09-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By tr1
Unhappy MRC 500 dc outputs broken

They fell on the floor pulling out/breaking the dc screw terminal
outputs.
1.)What technique could I employ in repairing the dc outputs.

2.)Is this fixable?

3.)The XFMR is in a copper color...
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-30-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By tr1
Arrow NMRA weight specs.

How many~1" washers does it take to bring a HO 40' boxcar up to the weight standard?

Thank you,
tr1
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-30-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By tr1
Arrow Looking for info?

How does the new RadioShack express stores compare to there olderRadio Shack store of the 70's
Thank you!
Regards,tr1
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 03-27-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By tr1
Arrow ampac 780 dual not working as advertised:(

I can not get my dual ampac 780 to work properly as advertised.
I have an Atlas common rail layout. that worked before with

2 identical MRC XFMR's.
I'm at a loss on how to get my new MRC dual...
Forum: HO Scale 03-24-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,172
Posted By tr1
Wipe Sweat From Brow MRC variable dc voltage.

I tried to use the MRC TECH7ampac780,but it failed to work properly with common rail.
The old Atlas standby for dual train control.
So now I'll take it to a local electrical handy man.
For him to...
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