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Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-24-2017, 05:04 AM
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Posted By time warp
That's right, and then there's the one in the...

That's right, and then there's the one in the pictures.:laugh::laugh:
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-23-2017, 02:56 PM
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Posted By time warp
I got the rare P&WV boxcar up and going by...

I got the rare P&WV boxcar up and going by replacing the underframe. I had a damaged Burlington Northern boxcar that was an AHM model made in Taiwan, and I was surprised that the under frame would...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-21-2017, 06:19 PM
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Posted By time warp
That PC is an old ATT model. They don't turn up...

That PC is an old ATT model. They don't turn up that often, especially in that kind of condition.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-20-2017, 05:09 AM
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Posted By time warp
Part of the backlog of equipment on the bad order...

Part of the backlog of equipment on the bad order track. Maybe I'll post some of the repairs as they are made.
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Forum: Beginner Q & A 11-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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Posted By time warp
I'm glad it's doing some good. :)

I'm glad it's doing some good. :)
Forum: Beginner Q & A 09-15-2017, 02:13 AM
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Posted By time warp
Bump for reference

Bump for reference
Forum: Beginner Q & A 08-03-2017, 08:33 PM
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Posted By time warp
Here are a few more everyday problems that creep...

Here are a few more everyday problems that creep up, but if you don't fix them, this type of thing will spoil the fun.
This group had some small, nagging problems. The Rock Island S2 had a front...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
Good idea for bigger scales. I wouldn't have...

Good idea for bigger scales. I wouldn't have thought of it.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 10:58 PM
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Posted By time warp
A person could do something similar to store...

A person could do something similar to store small pliers, tweezers, X-acto knife, etc. I just keep mine in an old car kit box, it keeps them together but not at all organized.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-24-2017, 12:42 PM
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Posted By time warp
Nice idea!

Nice idea!
Forum: Beginner Q & A 04-28-2017, 02:58 PM
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Posted By time warp
I bought this scale off of eBay weeks ago for a...

I bought this scale off of eBay weeks ago for a few bucks and finally got to try it today. I put batteries in it and fired up, but had trouble with it finding zero and drifting.
Tried weighing...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-10-2017, 01:43 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
Fantastic! Thanks for getting involved.:) The...

Fantastic! Thanks for getting involved.:)
The NMRA spec for N scale coupler height is .216 from rail surface to coupler CENTERLINE. I'll try to post the specs when time allows or just refer to the...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-06-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
CT is right, NAJ. I don't weight any of my cars,...

CT is right, NAJ. I don't weight any of my cars, save for the "shake and bake" melted ore cars (no choice there, they fall over) and the Gould hoppers on the Moose Jaw. The rest of them are as built....
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-06-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
I'd just like to add again that before anyone...

I'd just like to add again that before anyone tries to "weight" a car into running well, that wheels and couplers need to be looked at and adjusted first if necessary.
The wheels must be correct,...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-05-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
Not a bad idea.:thumbsup: Why don't you gap the...

Not a bad idea.:thumbsup: Why don't you gap the rail ahead of your gauge?

I have an unpowered 18" service track with the gauge on it and a 36" powered test track. I'm shopping for a cheap scale...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-05-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
Truck mounts will work fine though. I have 18"...

Truck mounts will work fine though. I have 18" and 15" curves and have no or very little trouble.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-04-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
The speed issue is most likely the power pack, my...

The speed issue is most likely the power pack, my equipment is at least the same age as yours and behaves pretty well.
As far as the cars, start with your standards gauge and check all your wheels...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 03-04-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
Not to get too technical , but the diagram below...

Not to get too technical , but the diagram below helps illustrate the necessity for proper tracking of rolling stock.
The horizontal line represents the center sill , which naturally is the...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-27-2017, 04:49 PM
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Posted By time warp
I'm glad you mentioned that, plastic wheels do...

I'm glad you mentioned that, plastic wheels do get gunked up far worse than metal ones do.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-27-2017, 04:26 AM
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Posted By time warp
It was mentioned earlier about cleaning wheels,...

It was mentioned earlier about cleaning wheels, and here's one from a while back. I had to dig the built up crud off of these wheels before I could even think about putting this car in service.
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Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-26-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 81
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Posted By time warp
You don't have to know, we're all learning...

You don't have to know, we're all learning everyday. I know far less than what I don't know.:smilie_daumenpos:
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-26-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By time warp
I would like to see more N scalers involved in...

I would like to see more N scalers involved in this topic so I'm glad you posted. I don't have any N equipment to use for comparative photos, but maybe some of you guys can help out.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-26-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By time warp
So taking my own advice, I brought a box full of...

So taking my own advice, I brought a box full of freight cars up from the basement to my work table. No real surprises, save for 1 missing boxcar door:dunno:, 1 coupler with a dead centering spring,...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-25-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By time warp
Thanks to both of you. Fire21, Sometimes it...

Thanks to both of you.
Fire21, Sometimes it just says more if a person can see it, and most car issues are strictly maintenance related(or neglect).
A little attention here and there goes a long...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-24-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,754
Posted By time warp
Another method for checking coupler height, the...

Another method for checking coupler height, the coupler face must be within the space of the gauge hole. This will agree with the Kadee gauge as well. Thank you NMRA.

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