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Old 12-08-2019, 08:30 PM   #1211
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LOL, you are too observant Tom. And you are correct. Link and knuckle do not hook up. I should have turned the hopper around.
Shame.

That Wabash looks pretty nice in the photo. Some times the lettering on those look faded.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:41 PM   #1212
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Interesting 940 mopac, my 940 trucks are riveted, not screwed on. Did you buy it that way or did you change it?
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:51 PM   #1213
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I just looked quick look at a few of the hoppers on my layout. The 940 and 2 other 9 series hoppers have riveted trucks. A 632 and a 640 have screw on trucks.
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:57 PM   #1214
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cramden, I think I bought that Wabash with the truck change. I have a 640 grey hopper
I changed one of the trucks with screws. The Wabash is buried, I will dig it out tomorrow
and see how trucks are held on.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:19 PM   #1215
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Hi All - Getting started again in American Flyer after 60 years of not running my trains. Question - I have researched books and websites and I cannot find the answer to the following. What gauge wire is used: from transformer to track (22 awg solid?) - rewiring engines (24 awg stranded?) - hooking up switches and accessories (24 awg stranded?) Can anyone please help me out? Thanks!
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:57 PM   #1216
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I think we have a thread hijack here. Just quickly, for a small layout use 16 or 18ga wire to the track, use the Gilbert provided rainbow wire for the turnouts, I think it is 22ga. I use 18ga for accessories but 22ga will work if the runs are short. All wire is stranded. For large layouts buss wires can be run under the layout with solid wire.
If rewiring engines use the superflex stranded wire and harnesses sold by vendors for that purpose.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:06 PM   #1217
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Thank you! - Bill
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:12 AM   #1218
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Welcome to the S gauge forum of the MTF! Let us know how the layout comes together and post some pictures.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:01 PM   #1219
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Seems like it has been a while since I posted any pictures. Here is something a little different. Pictured are the convention cars from last year’s S Fest. I was quite surprised when I got these at the entrance to the show and saw how nice they are. The detailing is outstanding. If anyone models the IC these would be nice cars to have.

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Old 12-10-2019, 02:05 PM   #1220
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Very nice i like
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