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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ACS-64 on: January 19, 2018, 08:52:58 AM
I want one in veterans paint scheme to go with my display next to the Amtrak Athearn P64
32  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Vintage Set Value on: January 12, 2018, 10:32:46 AM
The sad truth is that this is the Lionel effect.  Unlike classic toy trains like Lionel Most HO has little collector value.  Enjoy the set with your child.
33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: January 12, 2018, 10:26:08 AM
You might have difficulty removing the metal joiner from the EZ track.  If so I would just do one of two things. 

Clip off the metal joiner and put a tiny piece of plastic in between the roadbed sections to maintain the gap. Or

Cut the gap in the rail somewhere other than a joint with a dremel tool or maybe track cutters.
34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Repair on: December 29, 2017, 08:41:25 AM
Last year I sent 2 locomotives in for repair and they came back in about 2 weeks.  At this time of the year it might be longer as there is a post Christmas rush season,
35  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Auto Reverse Trolley on: December 27, 2017, 08:49:54 AM
This thread has been useful to me as I plan on using my reversing track not for a trolley but for a Walthers subway set that will travel back anf forth on a separate track over my layout.
36  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Tropicana car lettering on: December 16, 2017, 01:53:34 PM
If you are talking about the white Bachmann reefers I donít thnk it really matters They all seem to be number 724 which I gently sanded off with a small sanding stick and then printed new numbers cut them out pasted them in place and sealed the car with dullcote Once weathered ite good enough for me.
37  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 2-6-0 derailing. on: December 07, 2017, 10:14:36 AM
At one point I grew tired of this and removed the front pilot altogether making an 0-6-0 which ran until I had to send the unit to service for unrelated repair and they replaced the pilot.
38  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Flex Track Radius on: November 22, 2017, 07:14:24 PM
Maybe a plymouth switcher?
39  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Seeking These Features in an HO Steam Loco on: November 16, 2017, 11:36:56 AM
If you skip the smoke (which looks unrealistic and tends to make an oily mess on your track youíll have lots of choices
40  Discussion Boards / HO / Sound value S-4 doesnít move on: November 14, 2017, 08:47:37 AM
I have the above locomotive and while the horn bell and lights respond to my commnds the locomotive does not respond to the throttle.  Wondering if I need to reset the decoder?
41  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann ez command wireless on: October 31, 2017, 07:48:30 AM
Is the Dynamis a discontinued item ?
42  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: replacing ez command on: October 31, 2017, 07:44:29 AM
Thatís what I did I relegated the DC locomotives to the display shelf when I replaced the EZ Command with an upgraded competitors product which would not run DC Anyway.  Problem is what to fo if you have a lot of DC only locos.  I suspect that hard wiring a decoder into a locomotive not designed for DCC is challenging on one locomotive let alone a whole fleet.
43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: GE 70 Ton on: October 25, 2017, 08:08:07 AM
That sounds about right but my 70 tonners are a few years old.  I eish they would produce them in sound value with the better SoundTraxx decoders
44  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: sd70ACE Wreck! on: October 18, 2017, 02:52:56 PM
Sometimes you can have a total loss in an accident, just like the prototype.  It might be better to give up on this one, or get another one cheap on the online auctions and swap out for your favorite shell.  You can always keep the old mechanism for parts.

I learned the hard way about  building track away from the layout edge.  You not only get a safety net, it looks a heck of a lot better with a few inches of scenery between the track and the edge of the universe.

Yes but unlike the prototype you probably arenít insured against a total loss  Cheesy

On the bright side you donít have a liability or Workers Compensation claim either.

Building away from the edges is good Insurance though.
45  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Crossbucks on: October 16, 2017, 07:44:31 AM
Well if you are going to model a modern grade crossing you need to go with the overhead type signage they use nowadays.  Bachmann doesnít have this but I believe they can be found.
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