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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What's the best for my grandson to get started. on: May 12, 2018, 09:09:33 PM
How old is he and how well does he handle his toys?

Nathan
2  Discussion Boards / N / Turntable Manual on: April 10, 2018, 04:10:30 PM
In the Parts, Service & Information area I can find the Manual for the HO scale turntable but not the N scale turntable.  Did I miss it?

Nathan
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Consisting two GP40's on: March 30, 2018, 08:30:46 AM
This might help;

https://dccwiki.com/Configuration_Variable#Advanced_Consist

Nathan
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding decoders to G Big Haulers and Spectrum on: February 23, 2018, 09:12:11 AM
I have used the NCE 4 amp units on my Bachmann locomotives when I do not want sound.

For the ones that did not come with DCC and sound and I want sound I use the Soundtraxx TSU4400.

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

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.

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

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.

Nathan
7  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.

Nathan
8  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'?

Nathan
9  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.

Nathan
10  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.

Nathan
11  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.

Nathan
12  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.

Nathan
13  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:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

Nathan
14  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:

Sievers: http://sieversbenchwork.com/

Model Railroad Benchwork: http://www.modelrailroadbenchwork.com/

Kam Konnict: http://www.kamkonnect.com/

They all have their good points including Woodland Scenics.

Nathan
15  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:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

Nathan
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