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901  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 22" Curved Track. on: March 08, 2007, 01:03:14 PM
The diameter of 22" curves is 46" measured on the outside of the roadbed.
902  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Hans in China - the guy with the domes on: March 07, 2007, 08:28:45 PM
Hans in China,
Do you read this Bachmann board?
I replied to you about the LS domes on the "EB" site, but it wouldn't let me post an email address to buy them directly.
It's against EB's policy for them to let me buy directly from you.
In order to go through them, you have to put the domes up for sale through them so I can buy them.
I sure hope you read this board. It would make things much easier.
903  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Question about E-Z track for a newbie. on: March 07, 2007, 07:39:48 PM
You're talking about HO right?
To go smaller, you only have 18" and 15" radius in EZ track.
Make a quarter of a circle with the 22" and the 18" curves. Put the 18" inside the 22" and move them until all 4 flat ends line up.  You can use a framing square if you have one.
That's how much distance apart you will have to have the straights to keep them parallel.
You can do the same with the 15" if you decide to go with that small of a radius.
904  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Model Railroader's census on: March 07, 2007, 07:25:53 PM
I visit their site on-line and got an email questionairre from them about passenger cars.
905  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Daylight Savings Time change on: March 07, 2007, 07:23:11 PM
Bob - I don't remember ever being a memer of anything. Grin
Maybe I just don't rememer. Shocked
906  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: just curious on: March 05, 2007, 01:20:59 PM
Sometime, maybe we can get together. I've got a lot on my plate right now as my wife is laid up for a few weeks.
907  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: just curious on: February 26, 2007, 09:19:04 PM
I was down there (Tracks Ahead) the week before last with my grandson. Were you one of the guys there?
908  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Making Frothy Foamy Water on: February 26, 2007, 10:51:59 AM
That's some of the most real looking fake water I've seen.
909  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: how long i have been in this hobby on: February 19, 2007, 08:49:33 PM
Physically or mentally?
Started with wind-up around the Christmas tree in earlier fifties when I was below 5 and Dad had an O-27 layout. That was up until I was about 8.
No trains then until about 62', when I met a kid down the block who had an HO layout. I guess I was 12. Dabbled with HO through high school.
When I moved to NY in '70, I painted up my O-27 in black-light colors and ran  it in my black-light room.
In '74, I moved back to STL and didn't mess with trains again for about 20 years.  Not that I wasn't thinking about them and building layouts in my mind. In 95, my grandson was born and there just had to be a train around our tree. And each year I've gotten back in deeper.
I just took him to a model railroad clinic in Farmington Mo. this past Saturday.
910  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Toy Fair announcements on: February 18, 2007, 01:16:43 PM
Derek - If the 2" straights are not used in the new layout book, then I wonder if the layouts in there are not going to be much different than those in the old layout book?
911  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Toy Fair announcements on: February 18, 2007, 01:03:55 PM
Bear - You're going to let ME in on a  secret? Now what might that be? Huh?
Apparently you weren't following the threads about 2" inch straights on the old board and all  of the track combinations I did using the 2" straights.
And yes, that 1/4" can make the difference between track being aligned and track being misaligned.
912  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Passenger Car Lighting on: February 17, 2007, 11:56:10 AM
I'm converting a battery combine to track powered.
I decided to use the LGB ball bearing wheel sets that Curmudgeon recommended.
They have the contacts built into them. Just attach the wires to the two little prongs sticking up. They even include the fittings for attaching the wires to the prongs.
They are expensive, though, at about $26 per two axles.
Curmudgeon also recommended wiring all the wheels together on each side.
I'm also using plugs, so I can remove the body when I need to change bulbs or passengers.
I'm still doing the wiring on them now.

913  Discussion Boards / HO / Toy Fair announcements on: February 15, 2007, 06:53:25 PM
Looks like the 2" straights lost out this time.
914  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: New Forum Section Request Mr Bachmann on: February 15, 2007, 05:53:02 PM
That's a good idea. Smiley
915  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Doorbell wire on: February 11, 2007, 03:56:32 PM
I'd guess that, if you are in doubt, twist a couple of them together before you run them to put your mind a little more at ease.
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