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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Simple Signals on: June 07, 2008, 08:19:34 AM
     I just have one question.  Is it possible to hook up detection units to the signals and have the signals change accordingly?  I believe it is possible, but just want to make sure.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: gp 30 on: May 28, 2008, 10:41:28 PM
     There may be screws in the chassis just off the side of the fuel tank.  Check outside the four corners of the fuel tank and screws should be there.
3  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The What if? Thomas topic on: May 26, 2008, 09:40:14 PM
   What if a new loco was added that is bigger and faster than Gordon?

Answer: It's called Spencer

     Actually, Spencer has the same type of wheel arrangement as Gordon, but does that mean he is bigger and faster?  He is streamlined, but that makes only slight changes in speed.
4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: The What if? Thomas topic on: May 25, 2008, 09:34:53 PM
   What if a new loco was added that is bigger and faster than Gordon?
5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Lest We Forget on: May 25, 2008, 09:31:53 PM
Semper Fi!

   Of course, but not only do we remember the fallen but rather WHY we were fighting when they fell.


They can push it back to the May 30th date all they want to, but, now, it will always be a custum for Americans to celebrate on the last Monday of May.
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Coaches on: May 17, 2008, 06:02:39 PM
     Wink A few added road names would be nice, too, especially the Nickel Plate Road.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Acela vs. Amtrak on: May 17, 2008, 05:39:05 PM
     Anyone in his right mind would have to say that the best railroad was the Nickel Plate Road, followed by the N&W (regardless of the merge), but by NO means the NS.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Changing the sound on my Tsunami 2-8-0 Connie on: May 13, 2008, 08:19:16 PM
What are the "F" Codes?  I have numbers on my NCE Power Cab that operate the sounds, but nothing with an "F".  Is that a Bachmann dcc thing?

     The "F" is used to denote that we are referring to functions, as opposed to address numbers.
F-13  would be function 13.
9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: uncouplers that work with magnet on: May 10, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
     It would be possible, but the couplers will have to be metal.  All the couplers' magnetic poles will need to be the same facing the track.  Since like charges repel, you will need the same magnetic pole for the track facing up toward the magnetic couplers.  However, it is too complicating for manufacturers to make their products compatible with all the other manufacturers.
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 2-8-4 Specs and questions on: May 02, 2008, 11:49:03 AM
I'll trade you.   Wink
Gene

Who are saying that to?  You've been talking about it all through this topic.  If you were telling me, then I'd have to think about it.  By the way, mine is an NKP, not a C&O.
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 2-8-4 Specs and questions on: April 29, 2008, 01:34:21 PM
     I have a Bachmann Berk and I love it.  I had it pulling about fifteen cars without any problem.  Most of them were 50', some were 40', and some were 56'.  I would like to get a Proto version of it just to compare the quality myself, and to have a different number Smiley.  The only thing I don't like about it is that it's not a Spectrum.  I only have two steam locos, one Spectrum 2-8-0, and one standard Berk, but I can tell they are quite different just by looking at them.  Now that I have more freight cars, I haven't compaired them yet.  But I think I can be safe to say that my Spectrum 2-8-0 could outpull the Berk.
12  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: Projects Area on: April 22, 2008, 08:47:58 PM
hmm... Looks alot like what Corrie, Frank, and I did with our hopper cars. Undecided
Did you copyright that procedure? No? I didn't think so. :l

Not bad, but the coal seems a bit "flat."

I know, I'm going to get more cars and do different levels of coal to give it variety.

~Justin

P.S. I never saw any of your hopper cars, and putting coal into cars wasn't your idea, so...

     The same procedure should also work for gravel and sand loads.  I've had the same idea for a long time, but since I don't have a layout, I think it's a waste of time right now.
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann Customer Service on: April 09, 2008, 09:50:12 PM
     Their e-mail probably filtered your e-mail as spam.  Try calling the phone numbers instead.
800-356-3910   or
215-533-1600

Must of us get a quicker response when we call the second number.
  Good luck
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Nickel Plate info request on: April 08, 2008, 02:23:25 PM
The Nickel Plate Road got it's nickname from Cornelius Vanderbuilt, owner of the New York Central. He was interested in buying the railroad but when he heard the high asking price he is reported as asking if the railroad was "nickel plated."

That is not what the history page of the nkphts says.  Anyways, I read a book once that one chapter was all about Vanderbuilt.  It even said that his rail service reached St. Louis by purchasing the Nickel Plate.  It may have been Cornelius' son that actually bought it, it has been a while since I read that book.  With it's financial management, we might as well say that their rails were made of nickel.
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Nickel Plate info request on: April 08, 2008, 11:22:33 AM
For one thing, they still might be all steam....  Cheesy
Gene

     What a nice laugh! Gene.  However, whenever I get enough space for a layout, I'm going to freelance the NKP in relatively modern times.  By doing so, I'll have to document my version of "history."
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