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Forum: Beginner Q & A 04-30-2017, 07:53 AM
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Posted By CTValleyRR
Welcome to my world, TW! At least you share a...

Welcome to my world, TW! At least you share a brain with Einstein. Sometimes I think I share mine with Einstein... the dog from Back to the Future...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 04-15-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By CTValleyRR
Ultrasonic cleaners work very well for certain...

Ultrasonic cleaners work very well for certain applications. I have this one (or something very similar): ...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-14-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
Yeah, i was too lazy to go back and look. :D

Yeah, i was too lazy to go back and look. :D
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-14-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
My lighting and magnification solution is pretty...

My lighting and magnification solution is pretty simple. I use a camping headlamp for light, and a pair of +4x clip on lenses for my reading glasses (you can see them in the background of one of my...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-10-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
Yep -- that oughta work! My warning was more...

Yep -- that oughta work! My warning was more intended for people who might modify theirs without the necessary precautions.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-10-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By CTValleyRR
Nice adaptation of the NMRA gauge. The only...

Nice adaptation of the NMRA gauge. The only caveat I would throw out is that you need to be EXTREMELY careful that you don't bend the gauge as you bore the hole in it, because that would ruin its...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-06-2017, 10:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
I think you missed part of the discussion...

I think you missed part of the discussion somewhere. If your cars are running well, there is no reason to monkey with them. The whole point is how do you service cars that AREN'T running well. ...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-06-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
If you look at mine, you will see that the board...

If you look at mine, you will see that the board is warped. It doesn't affect anything (in fact, if the car rolls toward the ends, that means the wheels and axles are in good shape.

I could gap...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-05-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By CTValleyRR
So, , here is my high tech testing unit. At one...

So, , here is my high tech testing unit. At one end is the kadee coupler height gauge. With the car coupled on, the markings represent the NMRA recommended car weight (read to the back of the car,...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-04-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
For most cars, poor tracking is a matter of being...

For most cars, poor tracking is a matter of being under weight. I always recommend adding weight to NMRA standards, i.e., 1 oz plus an additional 1/2 oz per 1" of car length.

You guys have...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-27-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,753
Posted By CTValleyRR
Wow! That looks like you actually carved plastic...

Wow! That looks like you actually carved plastic off of those wheels. I can't believe anyone lets their stuff get that cruddy.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-26-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By CTValleyRR
Good guide! I have also picked up a couple of...

Good guide! I have also picked up a couple of cars off of eBay that were advertised as problem children, and i was able to get them running well in under ten munutes, using what you describe above.
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