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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What's the best for my grandson to get started. on: May 14, 2018, 07:55:36 AM
I agree with Terry and would add that among diesels the F series is a good choice for a beginner because it has even less detail to break off.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: May 03, 2018, 09:52:02 PM
Well after spending a half hour or so I figured out how the adapter works (only to discover that the Kadee 148 I installed was missing its spring) I got the 2 cars I wanted to convert out of the shop and back on the road.  The insertion tool might make it a little easier but I agree with Len its not needed for just a few cars.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: May 03, 2018, 07:34:17 AM
I have the talgo adapters but I am not sure how to use them?
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc on board vs. sound value on: April 20, 2018, 07:56:08 AM
Honestly even with out sound the sound value decoders are better.  Plenty of times I run my Layout late at night with the sound muted.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: April 10, 2018, 01:51:44 PM
I have one more question for you (Not trying to be a pain but I really like the layout you are building) You said you but knuckle couplers on all your cars.  I see that many of them are older Tyco, Life-Like, etc.  Are you just popping out the horn hooks and putting knuckles or are you converting to body mounted couplers?  If the former What couplers are you using and how is it working out?  Can you backup without problems?
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: April 09, 2018, 07:42:53 PM
Will the Tyco autoracks handle 18 curves
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 23, 2018, 12:56:04 PM
The drive in speakers are long gone

At the drive inn I go to sometimes in Vineland NJ they use FM radio but the poles are still there.  I set up a loop that plays lets all go to the lobby... and other drive in intermission stuff. In your case Wiley I am guessing you might be able to do that on a tablet video and all
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 22, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
I agree about the N scale ballast.  I wish I had used that on my layout as the HO stuff does look a bit coarse. Consider using real rock ballast like Arizona Rock and mineral or Scenery Express sell it tends to stay put better than the walnut shells Woodland Scenics sells.

Ballasting and painting rails are of course for us a coosmetic operation unlike a 1:1 Railroad so its your choice. I just painted my rails with cheap brown acrylic paint fron Walmart and wiped all the tops with a rag. It need not be neat on real tracks the rust goes everywhere. They I applied the ballast:
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 21, 2018, 09:30:33 PM
Wiley. You are better off with Nickle Silver track on the long run.  Itvis more conductive and requires less cleaning.

I also have a drive in on my layout but it is just the screen.  Since its against the wall in a corner I placed a speaker behind the screen now I am thinking of putting a flickering light behind the screen to simulate a movie playing.  I also have some of the same structures such as the swimming pool and the KFC.

So I am really enjoying watching your layout come to life.


10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 17, 2018, 07:01:08 AM
Coming along nicely thanks for the update.

I didn't know that Walthers was coming out with adhesive roadway.
11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 16, 2018, 03:57:03 PM
I was looking at the one near the Burger King.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Bachmann EZ Command Experiment on: March 16, 2018, 09:54:01 AM
Running nine trains at once is cool but as a human being the most I can CONTROL is two without assistance
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: March 15, 2018, 04:26:52 PM
I am guessing that at some point you will have the grade crossing on the bottom?
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Auto reversing trolley suggestion and adding track. on: February 28, 2018, 08:39:45 AM
Thanks Terry it was a bit hard to follow but it got me thinking could I just remove the plastic from the center track and solder long wires between the two sections to act as jumpers and fill the gap with regular ez track?
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Auto reversing trolley suggestion and adding track. on: February 27, 2018, 08:33:49 AM
I recently bought some of the reversing track which I am using to run a subway display. I need a few more pieces but hate to buy a whole pack of straight and curves just to extend the track 18" or so is there any way to buy individual sections?  I tried eBay.
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