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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum 2-4-4 Forney minimum curve radius on: February 02, 2018, 02:08:54 PM

If you turn the locomotive over and put the rear truck to your left and it is centered, looking just to the left of the right set of wheels on the rear truck there is a lever.  Try pulling it up and turning it 90 degrees.

2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum 2-4-4 Forney minimum curve radius on: February 02, 2018, 09:32:29 AM

In the instructions there is a way to allow the locomotives to use smaller radius.  It allows the rear truck to move side to side rather then just pivot on the frame.

I have mine properly working on LGB R3 radius no problem.  1175 MM  46.26 inch radius,  2350 mm  91.52 inch diameter.

3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Curve size on: January 31, 2018, 03:39:51 PM
If the 24" overall width is your problem look at using 5 ft by 9 ft plywood rather then 4 ft by 8 ft.  It is the size that is sold for ping pong tables.  You can also get it pre-cut as some people build the tables to fold.  If you do turn the pieces so the usable size is 4.5 ft by 10 ft giving you more straight track.

4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Sound Systems for Bachman G Scale steam train sets on: November 08, 2017, 10:13:59 PM
What do you consider 'too expensive'?

5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: bachmann g scale freight/passenger car kits on: October 07, 2017, 06:51:25 PM
I enjoyed building them at train shows.  Even had q couple of young girls, 10 and 12, build flat cars at one train show.

A great way to get people interested in the hobby.

6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Shelf Layouts on: October 06, 2017, 01:19:15 PM
The one out of 101 Track Plans that I have built in two different scales is #8, Port Ogden & Northern.  I modified it both times.

In HO I built it in three eight foot sections for a total of twenty four feet.  I built it one foot by sixteen in N Scale with larger radius that worked great.

Take the time to read what Linn Westcott says about building model railroads, good advice.

7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Cass Scenic Railroad on: September 11, 2017, 07:35:31 AM
I have been going to Cass since the late 1970's.  Do not make it as often as I used to but every trip had been enjoyable.

While you are in the area if you have you family with you also take them to Green Bank Observatory.

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Switching Things Around on: August 23, 2017, 07:06:50 PM
You could buy the LGB16040 and 16140 Manual turnouts or change the 16050 and 16150 to manual using the LGB 12060.

9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: DCC multi train train running question. on: May 06, 2017, 06:21:55 PM
One EZ-Command will run multiple trains.  The same for other low cost systems.

You might read a little about DCC, a good place to start is:

10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Woodland Scenics ModURail System on: May 04, 2017, 05:10:17 PM
There are several options.  You might look at:


Model Railroad Benchwork:

Kam Konnict:

They all have their good points including Woodland Scenics.

11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Another DCC question... (hopefully my last?) on: April 21, 2017, 05:10:16 PM
One more good place to look:

12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Why do we collect Trains. on: March 14, 2017, 05:07:53 PM
Just remember the old saying:

He who dies with the most trains wins!

13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dcc reverse loops on: March 10, 2017, 06:25:48 PM
You many want to start here:

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Programming Lockout on: February 03, 2017, 10:15:40 PM

Does anyone near you have a different brand of DCC system you could try?  If someone has and NCE Power Cab that would be the one to try first.

15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding Power Pick-Ups to Big Hauler Tender on: January 26, 2017, 10:10:43 PM

Yes the fit.  There are two axles per.  There is no problem getting one set now and the other some time in the future when money allows.

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