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31  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track question HO Left/Right Hand Crossover on: October 21, 2017, 09:14:44 PM
This might help with some dimensions.

32  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track question HO Left/Right Hand Crossover on: October 19, 2017, 10:14:46 AM
Maybe Bachmann's fitter piece assortment?
Bachmann #44592 E-Z Track connector assortment.
33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: sitch problems on: October 16, 2017, 03:35:52 PM
I like "switch" too but I caved and started calling them "turnouts". Grin
34  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Painting Locomotive Wheels on: October 11, 2017, 10:52:37 AM
In the pic from the show, they look darker. I guess that is how he wants it to look.
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: turnout short circuits on: October 09, 2017, 10:29:56 AM
I understand that you want metal frogs as insurance again dead spots.
Having said that, many people have been using Bachmann's plastic frog turnouts with short wheel base locos for years and not having problems.
Would Bachmann continue to make turnouts that weren't compatible with their short wheelbase locos? Would Bachmann make short wheelbase locos that weren't compatible with their standard turnouts?
Some people buy starter sets with small locos and add turnouts.
36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Layouts on: October 05, 2017, 06:32:00 PM
 Grin  Layouts. Lot and lots of layouts.  247,000 Google results for "shelf layouts".  Only 196,000 to go Grin
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Overton cars on: October 03, 2017, 05:02:57 PM
Thanks for enlightening me Len. It really got to bugging me after a while because I thought surely I would find a history somewhere.
38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Overton cars on: October 03, 2017, 12:34:56 PM
What is the difference between an Overton passenger car and a Bachmann old time passenger car? The length? The way the clerestory is shaped?
I'm just curious because I don't know what makes an Overton an Overton.  Was Overton a person who designed them or a company or a place where they were made?
A Wikipedia search on "Overton" doesn't yield much useful except for the Texas connection.
Overton, Texas was meant to be crossroads for two railroads. In 1875, the Henderson and Overton Branch Railroad was built and was later joined by the International-Great Northern.
39  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Village Street Car Barn on: October 02, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
I know it's a rookie question but are you sure you have the track pieces assembled in the right order with A to A and B to B. I had problems like that once and realized I had the track sections in the wrong order.
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Layouts on: September 30, 2017, 01:27:29 PM
Once I get on Pinterest, I end up spending hours on there looking at others' layouts and track plans and train stuff in general.
Here's some from when I Googled shelf layouts. Now, I'll end up getting lost for another couple of hours while looking at layouts.
41  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: How do I make a 48”circle for my Pacific Flyer set? on: September 21, 2017, 05:56:05 PM
Since you have almost all 22's, the diameter would be real close to 46". 22 + 22 + 1 + 1 = 46" outside diameter since the EZ Track is about 2" wide.

Sid - Normally, I wouldn't say fudge it but the distance is so small that I don't think it will hurt. It's less than 3/4" and that distance will be divided up between the 16 pieces of track when you squeeze it together. That's about .05" between each section on the outside.    
.75 divided by 16 = .046875". That's about 3/64 of an inch.

42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: How do I make a 48”circle for my Pacific Flyer set? on: September 21, 2017, 02:33:02 PM
Here's another thought. Use 13 -  22" radius plus 1 - 18" radius terminal rerailer surrounded by  2 - 26" radius pieces. There will be a small gap of less than 3/4". You can fudge it a little and bring them together or use the 3/4" fitter to expand it a little.
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Cass Scenic Railroad on: September 11, 2017, 10:27:18 AM
We went there back in 2003. It was Shay #5 that we had on our ride up and down the mountain.
44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Creating textured surfaces on: September 10, 2017, 02:17:23 PM
I happened upon this site while looking for something else. The guy does some really neat modeling in creating detailed surfaces like interior and exterior building walls and ground cover.

45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Tool for massproduction of planks + EASY ageing on: September 09, 2017, 11:11:10 AM
That is a cool idea.
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