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31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Loco Bill's new indoor layout construction. on: February 03, 2016, 01:46:16 AM
All,
Regarding the vehicle situation, I just use the old Hubley kits, which I think were repackaged later under the Revell brand. These often show up at train shows and on auction sites.
They were 1/20 scale, easy to assemble, metal kits of cars from the 1920's and 30's.
Chuck
32  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Modified 1:20.3 Caboose and rolling stock by Charon on: February 03, 2016, 01:00:38 AM
Loco Bill,
Thanks a bunch for taking time to post pix for me.
1. The locomotive.
    I have always liked Bachmann's 45 ton diesel, however I also like the MTH Proto 2 sound systems in      their 1/32 scale loco's.
Therefore, I removed the body from a MTH VO1000 diesel switcher, constructed a new platform out of wood and styrene, and then added the Bachmann 45 ton cab, interior and hood units. The railings are from Plastruct.
2.  Freight cars.
    I also am impressed with Bachmann's 18'-0" long On30 cars.
I took two Bachmann Spectrum box cars and a Spectrum caboose and cut out a scale 12', joined them back together, and now have 18' 1/20.3 cars.
Incidently, the 3 freight cars, with supplied Bachmann trucks and body mounted couplers, all operate fine on my 16" radius indoor layout. The loco also works perfectly on the same tight radius. with the supplied truck mounted couplers.
Thanks again, Bill.
Chuck
33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on Bachmann Large Scale Long Caboose on: February 02, 2016, 01:46:17 AM
Loco Bill,
I still can't get photobucket to work.  Some months ago I emailed you pix of my shortened Spectrum caboose and shortened (to 18) Spectrum box cars. I will email again if you can post them here.
Chuck
34  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Question on Bachmann Large Scale Long Caboose on: February 01, 2016, 02:47:31 AM
Rusty,
I took the same caboose and shortened it to make it 18'-0" and it works fine on my really tight 16" radius curves. Email me and I will send you some pix.
Also, before I shortened the caboose, I removed the supplied trucks and body mounted couplers and replaced them with Bachmann's standard trucks with the truck mounted couplers and this also worked on the 16" radius track.
Chuck
35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Davenport Gas Mechanical 'critter', why no longer being made? on: January 15, 2016, 12:49:33 AM
Same thing in G scale.  They stopped making them, but fortunately I have 4 of them.
Chuck
36  Discussion Boards / E-Z App / Re: Onboard sound - sort of on: January 08, 2016, 12:59:18 AM
Very ingenius.
Thanks Hunt.
Chuck
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: My upcoming layout! the Ayr, Dundas, and St Catherines Railway Company on: September 29, 2015, 07:36:19 PM
Sedfred,
go to Google and type in "John Allen's timesaver" for a superb small switching layout.
Chuck
38  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Two truck shay 81198 on: September 23, 2015, 07:24:24 AM
For what it's worth.
First run, 36 ton shays, are numbered 81xxx.
Second run, 38 ton shays, are numbered 82xxx.
Chuck
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Turnout is not just a model railroading term on: September 04, 2015, 05:40:20 PM
I always thought the correct terminology was a "goes two ways thingy"   Smiley
Chuck
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Turnout is not just a model railroading term on: September 04, 2015, 03:21:55 PM
Yardmaster made a good point. Roll Eyes
Chuck
41  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: How to post a photo on the Bachmann Froum using Photobucket on: July 26, 2015, 07:44:03 PM
Why delete my post?  I just stated a problem.
Chuck
42  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: How to post a photo on the Bachmann Froum using Photobucket on: July 25, 2015, 12:08:52 AM
Thank you Hunt and Bill,
This is what the technician from Microsoft told me.  Photobucket ii's not compatible with my Microsoft tablet computer with the Surface RT operating system.
Chuck
43  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Kudos to Bachmann on: July 18, 2015, 11:28:52 AM
Thursday I ordered some large scale parts from Bachmann (big box) and they arrived already!  Two days from Philadelphia to Tampa!
Thank you!
Chuck
44  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Oneida & Western Railroad Rail Bus - 1935 on: July 13, 2015, 06:31:59 AM
Excellent video, as usual.
Thanks, Fred.
Chuck
45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: photobucket on: June 27, 2015, 02:31:20 AM
Many thanks to all of you for your help. I will proceed using your comments and suggestions.
Happy Bachmanning.
Chuck
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