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16  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: gorre & daphetid layout for ez track. on: March 21, 2016, 04:23:56 PM
Yes, you can buy 5' wide plywood.
Just remember, you have to have long arms to reach into the middle.
 Roll Eyes
17  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Instruction Sheet on: March 14, 2016, 11:42:22 AM
Look at this page:
18  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Shay gears on: March 04, 2016, 11:31:43 AM
They do have the gears.  Call Bridget in the repair dept. and ask her.  You may ahve to pay for them now as that free program is over a year old.  But maybe she'll send them.  A phone call works best.
19  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Yallow D&RGW on30 2-260 locomotive & cars on: February 11, 2016, 12:22:47 PM
The new Bumble Bee, on page 16........
20  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Future of On30 on: February 10, 2016, 11:15:04 AM
Is bachmann dropping On30 from their product line?
It would be interesting to know the foundation behind the question.

Rumors, just rumors.  Seems someone starts this same rumor EVERY year.
21  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Yallow D&RGW on30 2-260 locomotive & cars on: February 10, 2016, 11:12:24 AM
What info do you need?

Bachmann will or has already released a new version of this loco with DCC available.
22  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: ON30 Shay on: January 08, 2016, 11:09:53 AM
Possibly while working on that truck, one of the wires came off the motor terminal.  You'll have to take the shell off to find out but that makes the most sense to me.
23  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Driveshaft from Climax Gearbox has failed - which parts do I need? on: December 18, 2015, 11:47:00 AM
see this thread:,23566.0.html

and this one on how to fix it:


24  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ Track remote turnouts hook up. on: December 10, 2015, 05:36:49 PM
They have green wires attached. 

Those are manual turnouts, the DCC turnouts don't have the green wires.
Huh? Huh? Huh?

flare if they are manual why would they need wires? think before you post. Huh?

Maybe to power the frog or rails?  think about it.
25  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Inherited HO trains on: December 01, 2015, 02:25:28 PM
You're going to be in for a lot for work.  The drives and motors on those old locos just aren't known for longevity.  If you have rubber drive shafts or rubber bands, these will need replacing.  Motors may work ok but not up to today's standards which is allright if you're satisfied with them.  And light oiling on moving wheels/parts will be needed.
The cars will run on the track, but I suspect your track is all brass and will either need replacement or constant cleaning.  The car wheels may also be plastic which are not desirable either.  They can be changed out to metal wheelsets.
Detail parts on those old locos and cars are minimal and somewhat crude.  Again, if your happy then that's all that matters.
Good luck.
26  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: heisler with sound on: November 21, 2015, 05:33:00 PM
William, the sound module should come out OK. 
I don't know what country you are from but maybe someone there can help you get it running.
Sure would be cheaper than sending it back.
27  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Issues with new train set on: November 13, 2015, 05:08:54 PM
As said before, make sure your locomotive is operating.  You could insert a small piece of wire into each socket on the clip from the controller and touch those to the wheels.  That way you're not damaging anything.
28  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Another "sound"question on: November 13, 2015, 12:11:16 PM
Here's the MRC Sound Station with all the sounds
29  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Another "sound"question on: November 11, 2015, 05:26:46 PM
I have a MRC Symphony 77 sound system that I use with my Xmas display.  It does exactly what you want and was priced cheap enough.
BUT, it is no longer manufactured.  They do come up on e-bay but none there right now.  It can be added to your layout at anytime so keep a lookout for one on e-bay or maybe one of the model RR forums on Facebook.
30  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Opinion Please! on: October 22, 2015, 11:25:24 AM
Look through this volume of Troels Kirk's On30 layout.
He used HO track and for me it looks just fine. 
I use HO also to save costs and it works for me too.
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