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16  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann and TCS: The ACS-64 Story on: May 16, 2018, 11:22:19 PM
That was pretty cool Hunt. Thanks for sharing that.
17  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Been playin' in G scale........ on: May 16, 2018, 11:14:15 PM
Is it a 67 R/T? I had a '68 Roadrunner back then.
18  Discussion Boards / On30 / Lighting the logging caboose on: May 16, 2018, 05:52:56 PM
I want to put a light in my logging caboose.
Would Bachmann's tender trucks like these (Leaf Spring, Assorted (On30 2-8-0) Tender Truck $13.20 Model: 259XX-00W05) work under the logging caboose since (in the picture) it looks like they already have electric pickups?



19  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Been playin' in G scale........ on: May 16, 2018, 03:47:34 PM
It looks great.  The details are amazing.
20  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Steam Locos have no pulling power on: May 14, 2018, 07:53:12 PM
Adding weight to the tender would hurt rather than help since the tender is being pulled. I looked around a few sites and it seems a lot of folks are just going with the Snot. I don't have one.
In Google  Advanced Search,  you can put "Bachmann HO Decapod" in the top line and "adding weight" in the "exact word or phrase part. That will bring up a few sites where they are talking about it.
21  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What's the best for my grandson to get started. on: May 12, 2018, 10:32:25 PM
You probably want to start him out with a basic set to see if he will stay interested in it or if it will be played with for a few weeks or months and then get stuck in a closet.
If he is pretty young, a diesel set would be better because they are easier to put on the track and don't have as many small parts to break off. Most of the steamers have the extra front and/or rear sets of wheels that can be harder put on the track for a real young kid.  One without front and rear wheels like an 0-6-0 would be ok.
Bachmann's E-Z Track is good because it locks together and can used on a flat surface or on carpet. The gray roadbed track is better because it is nickel silver and doesn't require as much cleaning. The black roadbed track is steel and usually needs to be cleaned more often. They both work. There is a bigger variety of track pieces in the gray roadbed track.
You have to decide whether you want DC or DCC. DC is cheaper but more and more people are switching to DCC.
Maybe even the "Thomas" train stuff if he is that young.
Bachmann's Santa Fe Flyer seems to be about the cheapest set out there. $79.99 at Walmart. Start out with a cheap one and see if he likes it. The good thing about model railroading is that you can expand as much as you can afford.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/SANTA-FE-HO-SCALE-ELECTRIC-TRAIN-SET/12169393?athcpid=12169393&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=PWVAV&athieid=v0&athstid=CS002&athguid=466001f5-187dd590-2ae7012860eb0ce6&athena=true
22  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: May 10, 2018, 11:48:19 AM
I wondered about the tiger, too.
23  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Baggage car. on: May 10, 2018, 11:46:08 AM
I have multiples of tools too and other things because of that. Especially, if I need something at the time and it's quicker to go buy it than to spend hours searching for it. Sometimes, it's my son-in-law who borrows stuff and forgets to bring it back.
24  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: May 09, 2018, 10:19:47 AM
In looking at pics of 110, having the domes so close together and the whistle on a short dome looks kind of odd to me compared to others. That makes it more identifiable in the movie. though.
25  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: May 08, 2018, 07:44:39 PM
Here's a trailer from a new movie. The loco looks too new to me to be around Civil War time. Am I correct?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5960386/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2
26  Discussion Boards / On30 / Baggage car. on: May 08, 2018, 11:30:52 AM
In another thread I lamented about losing some cars. I don't know where they are or where they have gone. I've searched all around the house and garage to no avail. I'm missing my baggage car,  my stock car, and a flat car.
I don't know why they wouldn't have been with the rest of my train stuff on shelves out in the garage house. I know I wouldn't have thrown them away. I know I didn't sell them. Some years ago I gave some HO stuff to someone but I'm fairly certain there was no On30 stuff in there.
Anyway, I've been searching on line for a few months trying to find another olive unlettered baggage car. Baggage cars aren't made anymore. I finally found one last night on an O scale site. It was reasonably priced which was great because of the rarity of it. I was happy to buy it. The only other one out there was in Germany I believe.
Now, I'll probably run across the old baggage car somewhere.
27  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Golden Rail Freight Set on: May 06, 2018, 11:26:12 PM
In the early 80's. I would think most hobby stores would have it. I live in area where there are no hobby stores with trains within 70-80 miles so my stuff is all done online.
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/bachmann-golden-rail-freight-ho-scale-154555374
28  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Golden Rail Freight Set on: May 06, 2018, 06:26:24 PM
I figured it was this one. What Len said still applies. If you are going to use it for an oval around the Christmas tree, you would better off getting Bachmann's E-Z track. E-Z Track is mounted on it's own roadbed and locks together. It will be much easier for you to use the train around the tree.


29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Golden Rail Freight Set on: May 06, 2018, 01:52:32 PM
What info are you looking for?
30  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your worst model railroad tragedy on: May 06, 2018, 09:32:32 AM
On mine above, I was building another bridge and didn't have it installed yet as you can see.
Roger - That would really break my heart. I rem when I was a wee lad and I didn't get my room cleaned up in a time period acceptable to my parents. I had model car parts all around and model car projects strewn out. I came home from school one day to find out Mom had bagged up a lot of it and it was gone with the trash man that day. If Mom was here today, I'd be in big trouble but it would be train stuff instead of model car stuff.
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