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Everyone,

Would like your assistance in compiling a FAQ/resource for the site combining all our threads and the great contributions people have made.

If you have made a thread at some point, no matter how small or big, just post it here with the TITLE, link the to the thread, SCALE (or general if all scales) and some category ie engines, maintenance, electrical, etc.

The goal is to make a FAQ / Resource thread we can direct newcomers to as well as help keep the long time members brains from getting fried looking for stuff.

THANKS!
 

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My initial intro number 142 On page 15! I think the membership was around 800 back then.



Yes ! A good idea, most forums dislike reviewing old threads but I encourage it.
My tags for threads need work.
I'll reserve my spot here.
Lately,I have been reviewing my gallery and posting the url where they are found in the forum.

My Signature Links! Favorites of interest.

Railroad Rob's Pail Full of Train Takes My Photobucket albums
Railroad Rob's YouTube Train Adventures My You Tube Channel
LED USE LED Flasher
Led refesher 2010
Reverse circuit
How to column Post number 4.
LED Flasher parts for variations
LED Lampost

Threads of interest.


Manuals

Accessories for the Layout
Junk Box
Motors of the Rue Morgue
259e Revival
Truck study
Strip paint off plastic
Remote Switch History Dates
Smoke unit conversion


Post War
Lionel part dealers
Look at at a Post War Lionel 027 6466X Whistle Tender
6111 Flatcar bracket chipped roof repair
Convert Babe Ruth frame to use on a tender shell
8141t or 8203t sound tender
waste car
wheel puller
022 switch
Revive an old cast engine hint.
Track Cleaning car
Track Difference O/027
Rewire a steamer motor
Clean a motor and e unit
Clean and ID an old engine
Clean Tubular Track
Clean a shell
8315 American
8351 Alco MPC

68 motor car
600 series switchers
2037 and e unit
520
Make a coal load
2353T
tank car modification - sub marine
rusty trucks and frame fix
Accessories thread Lionel Marx and scale items
My How to thread
Mold a part using Bondo
Caboose Mod
caboose roof repair-porthole type
Weathering by Ogage47 Good rust
truck cleaning and trestles
8141 engine
Turn AC motor to DC
Searchlight 3650
Scout 1062
chain link fence
My 2333 intro
currrent 2333 thread by igmuska
Plastic truck repair
Substitue for a seach light car lens
260 Bumper, 90 Control Button
6111 Flat Car Revisited
Metal frame, loads, tank car frame, and a tour car
Using a capacitor for car lighting
Track Isolation
Clean a shell
No 154 Highway Signal
1122 Switch
022 switch
Chain Link fence
Nails as joiners and axles
Joining O to 027 track trick
Tubular Track Mods,isolate rails for operating accessories.
String a crane car 6460
Coupler for a SCOUT lash up.
2333 Ed's diagrams
Test a 70's 8141 chuff sound tender
Chain link ideas from members
E unit repair
Cast boiler strip and paint
Lionel 249 1958
Lionel 250 1957
open a 1015 transformer
239 Scout 1967
Bench test a steam electric motor
675/2025 shell painting
e unit drum
metal frame
Dc motor on AC
OTC CTC Lock ons
Milk car 3412
6019 track
Simple Hows
transformer buzz
smoke conversion kit by erkenband
600 series MKT
Caboose tune up
Metal frames and loads
Aluminum passenger cars
Diesel Horn Picture
Remove the e unit and wire up the motor to run.
Motor setup for bench test.
RCS for 6019
Make a Signal tower
Sound of Steam-70's
154 crossing

Lionel Pre War
610,612 248
Blue Comet by TwoRail
1682 caboose
make a tin roof
track pliers
137 Station
Single axle trailing truck, steamer
224 engine
o21 manual switch
258 pic and thread
259e revival
1668
1668 motor



MTH
MTH railsound link
another railsound

Marx
490 Loco
999 steam

I went through the 8 pages of 0 threads, I didn't get everything but it is a start.

HO
Installing a flasher into an Amtrak Engine
Loco wipers
Lighting a coach
Mantua side rod wrench and nutdriver
Fleischmann LOCO
Nails for HO flex track
Tyco Tires
Bach DieselHO Macao
0-8-0 Rivarossi
Rivarossi motor replacement
Oregon Rail Supply Signal Light KIt


Technical
DC Reverse Circuit
Update a power supply
LED use
LED Flasher
AC Coach Lighting
Bypass the e unit to test AC motor post #30
Test a 70's 8141 chuff sound tender
LED Refresher
AC LED coach lighting
Toy motors
Arc Welder Simulator
The Reverse board revisited in a step by step on how to build
LED Flasher parts to show variations
LED shop Light
End of Line Warning Light
O scale Helix, the ultimate incline

Other Great Contributions
The 1121 switch and bulb discussion
Galoob Micro Trains
How to phase a Lionel Transformer


Miscellaneous
Epoxy Formula
 

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Anton,
Anything you go through the trouble of doing, just take pictures and give an explanation.

For example explain you mountain technique.
I am folowing your switch controller.


Yes I am bumping this thread.
 

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Can I assume you'd also like internet addresses for information sources? For example, a site with wiring diagrams or parts drawings and lists for locomotives (with engines!)?
 

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I'm better at "Where to?" than "How to?", at this point. I just dropped a list of my better where-to-go sites in the S scale section, so as not to overload your how-to segment. It's mostly sites I've collected on my AF stuff, but there are also a few general items like how to repair e-units, identify bridge types, etc. Feel free to copy out and repost anything you want to----all those AF repair manuals are at one of the addresses, too.
 

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DCC Computer Control

This site: http://www.showcaseline.com/
has a push-button link to an excellent site for:

Computer Controlled DCC



information about controlling a small DCC S-Gauge display layout with a DOS computer and Quickbasic, operating the train either around a circle or point-to-point.
1. MPEG Videos
2. Introduction
3. Layout Photos
4. Wiring Schematic
5. Additional Comments
6. Copies Of QuickBasic Code
Appendix A. S Helper Tips For Viewing MPEGS
-- Related Pages --
AutoControls.org - G gauge relay & block multi-train systems

 

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To be ultra conservative he posted a paper article. Quite posssibly unknown to him that paper has pictures appearing daily in another country that his wife would not approve of. I never mentioned it directly till now and the less said the better. He obviously reads the paper since he posted the article.:D
We do want to keep this forum family orientated.
 

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How to make Trees from Garden Plants:

Couldn't get anything from Model Railroader(pay for downloaded articles...cm-on) on this subject so I'm gonna wing it as best I can:
Step 1: Preparation of Sedum for Model Use: Sedum a filler plant for gardens is best cultivated after the first frost of Autumn or as late as the first snow(just hurry or you'll freeze your tushkis! Cut in long lengths and place in an old laundry basket or pickle bucket and let dry(they should be relatively dry by the time you cut them. The sedum is brittle so it needs to be treated in a solution of 1 part matte medium to 4 parts water.
NOTE: Get a couple sheets of old styrofoam and poke some holes in it for the sedum to stand in.
Soak the sedum for 20 sec. then gently shake off excess solution. Place stalks in styrofoam and let dry for a day. This process adds some resiliency to the stalks and easier to use without damage.
Step 2 Building your trees: Depending on what scale you are trying to model in trees use single stalk smaller sections for fruit trees, new growth, first line growth etc. Trim flower heads and stalks to size and save all the cuttings for smaller bushes, downed trees or logs. When making larger old growth use some gorilla glue and small clamps to join stalks for a fuller look. Once the glue has dried use simple calk to thicken the trunk(great for old oak and maple trees) When the calk dries just scrape the excess w/ a zacto knife.
Step 3: Add Mounting Pins: Go to Walmart in the sewing section and get 150 straight pins for $2.00. sedum is hollow and you just need to put a spot of G-glue on the cut end of the stalk and slide a pin up into it. Again let dry sufficiently and now you have a handle for easier modeling.
Step 4: Painting Stalks: I used a dark gray and light gray primer for the stalks(use white for Birch). Get some large boxes and stick the trees in rows with enough room for paint coverage. Spray away making sure you rotate the box to cover the entire tree line. The article says to spray the underside of the flower heads but quite frankly its not necessary.
Adding the Foliage: Almost done and this is fun. In a bucket with a 50/50 solution of Elmer's glue and water dip the flower wends in, shake off the excess and dredge them in whatever combination of ground foam you desire. I used a combo of Woodland Scenic s fine green turf and Burnt Grass for a late summer look. I still have a dotting of green trees. Shake off the excess and place into the Styrofoam sheet again for drying overnight. You can do this assembly line style by soaking day one second assemble and paint and the third finish. It is great to see the final result. Any trees that don't look good just use as filler on the back of your layout...but they all will look good. This really saves on the wallet and is a great winter project!:thumbsup:
 

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But Hey...there's more!

No problem Reck,
We have officially entered the 21st Century and have a new HP computer that is like driving a Porsche! I have a couple more pictures to post so here they are. If you can get to a nature center or botanical garden and ask about Sedum and if you can cultivate it in the fall or before the first snow(does it snow in Kentucky LOL....they might let you cut it! Hey B&M is there anyway to add photos to my previous post just for consolidation purposes!:thumbsup:
 

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Hey Tank,
My wife says Sedum is a Flower Garden filler that grows in thick clumps and once you plant it...it just takes off. We have a Nature center in town and I got permission to go in and cut as much as I wanted, thats about 6 bushes and I have accumulated about a metric ton of this stuff. Its definitely worth it and you can model the trees to your liking.:thumbsup: I am actually making some Birch trees now and will try some fall colors as the Midwest is famous for that...I guess!:eek::D These trees are just.....Maple Trees I guess with some Jumbo Box Elders and Oak.....or maybe Fangorn Forrest!
 

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Wow, some good stuff here. I don't know anything about linking or stuff, but if I can help anyone with flyer stuff, just drop me a email.
 

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Wow, some good stuff here. I don't know anything about linking or stuff, but if I can help anyone with flyer stuff, just drop me a email.
The point of having them here is so that someone can search on them and find the information. It's not that hard to create a link.
 

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Here is a cheap source for wire for your layout. A company was running phone cable in my neighborhood and left a bunch of one inch diameter wire on the ground. I watched it for weeks and no one came for it. Pieces ranged from 6 to 40 feet in length. Inside was crammed with tons of smaller wire and in dozens of solid colors. I took a utility knife and cut the outer rubber and removed it. I then rolled up rolls and rolls of small layout wire. I've used it on my 4x8 layout for everything. If ya watch or check with phone companies you should be able to get pieces they will throw away. Didn't cost me a dime.
 

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Well, you have to luck into a time when they're tossing the stuff. FWIW, this is pretty rare today, the phone company doesn't do nearly as much copper work, and when they do, the scrap value of the wire is sufficient for them to take it with them.
 

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Title: Converting a Bachmann 0-6-0 dummy coupler to a Kadee coupler
Thread link: http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=9591
Scale: HO
Category: Engines

This deals with the conversion of a molded on dummy coupler, on the front of a Bachmann 0-6-0 tender equipped steam engine to a working Kadee #44 coupler. This will greatly improve the utility of this engine in switching operations.
 

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Everyone,

Would like your assistance in compiling a FAQ/resource for the site combining all our threads and the great contributions people have made.

If you have made a thread at some point, no matter how small or big, just post it here with the TITLE, link the to the thread, SCALE (or general if all scales) and some category ie engines, maintenance, electrical, etc.

The goal is to make a FAQ / Resource thread we can direct newcomers to as well as help keep the long time members brains from getting fried looking for stuff.

THANKS!
Title: Extend range of Hogwarts Express, Polar Express, and other Lionel R/C G-scale locomotives
Link: http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=10534
Scale: G
Category: ?
 
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