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1  Discussion Boards / N / Prairie and alco steam engines on: October 31, 2017, 12:25:30 PM
I notice in the description of these smaller engines that it says works best with 11.25 radius curve. I have 11 inch radius atlas snap track. Will there be a problem?  Also will an e z mate coupler work well with an accumate  coupler?  Thanks. Paul
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N trucks and couplers on: October 26, 2017, 03:13:48 PM
Thanks guys for your answers. It was exactly what I was looking for.  So 50 70 and 100 ton trucks would be according to the load and size of the car?
3  Discussion Boards / N / N trucks and couplers on: October 25, 2017, 04:15:56 PM
What is the difference between roller bearing trucks and friction bearing trucks. Thanks  Paul
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Peco Switches on: June 08, 2017, 10:03:58 AM
Thanks guys very useful info. I want to use the curved switch as a yard lead wherei have limited space. I am using atlas snap track and hope to have a fairly easy time making  connection with regular rail joiners. The insulfrog sounds like it would be easier forme to use  thanks. Paul
5  Discussion Boards / N / Peco Switches on: June 07, 2017, 05:26:04 PM
What is the difference between an insulfrog switch and an electro frog switch?  Thanks Paul
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / n curved switches on: June 05, 2017, 05:55:54 PM
Who manufactures curved switches that would work well with Atlas code 80 snap track?  I want to use a curved switch to extend a yard lead track to put more cars in my yard.  Thanks Paul
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Changing Roller Bearing Trucks on: November 16, 2016, 08:12:37 PM
Thanks Mark, that's exactly what I was looking for.
8  Discussion Boards / N / Changing Roller Bearing Trucks on: November 15, 2016, 10:08:50 PM
If I want to convert older Bachmann or Atlas cars from the 70's and 80's to knuckle couplers, how would I know if the replacements are 40, 50, 70, or 100 ton roller bearing trucks?  I want to make this as easy as possible without just changing the couplers to micro-trains.  Also do couplers from different manufactures work together well? Thanks for your help.  Paul
9  Discussion Boards / N / n scale Conrail GP 40 on: November 09, 2016, 08:46:01 PM
The picture for the locomotive in the online store shows it comes with rapido couplers.  I was wondering if it actually does and will it run well on Atlas code 80 snap track. Thanks Paul
10  Discussion Boards / N / Several questions on: June 30, 2015, 08:14:31 PM
1.  Lets say I purchase a new loco that is equipped with dcc.  But I run trains just using dc.  Will the new loco work ?

2.  Will all different manufacturers rolling stock run properly on Atlas code 80 snap-track?

3.  Does anyone know what Micro-Train couplers would I need to convert mostly older Bachmann and Atlas cars from the late 70's and 80's?

Thanks, Paul
11  Discussion Boards / N / Unballasting Track on: February 27, 2014, 06:42:42 PM
What is the best way to unballast a section of track that I want to reconfigure without damaging the track sections.  I used Elmers glue with a 50/ 50 mix with water.  Thanks  Paul
12  Discussion Boards / N / Knuckle Couplers on: January 13, 2014, 05:43:55 PM
It seems that different manufacturers call there knuckle couplers by different names but my question is are they all compatible?  I don't want to purchase cars from different companies and have an issue.  Thanks Paul.
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