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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: January 13, 2018, 10:14:33 PM
If it's just a "dead end" siding for parking, I would think just using a power routing turnout would save a lot of wiring and a

2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Making and adding weights on: January 12, 2018, 08:55:43 PM

3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Posting photos. Any suggestions since the demise of Photobucket? on: January 08, 2018, 08:54:50 PM

Fotki has worked well for me for the past few years.

4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO Baldwin 2-8-0 Product Diagram ????? on: January 03, 2018, 08:55:17 PM
Links are missing, but can be found.............

5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum 4-6-0 #82302 disassembly on: January 03, 2018, 08:48:10 PM
Do a search under my user name. I am certain I have posted a description of how to do it, but at the moment can only find this thread...........,31358.0.html

Off the top of my head, there are two boiler stay rods up front and I think one screw up from under the lead truck, then two screws up at the rear of the cab. There is a ton of piping to watch for as you wiggle the shell off the chassis. Good luck.

Go slow and watch closely for things like brake cylinders and sand lines.


6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New gp 30 sound value question for Bachmann on: December 15, 2017, 09:14:49 AM
When Bachmann moderators keep deleting your posts on this topic, it is time to quit beating a dead horse.

7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Your childhood Christmas electric train on: December 15, 2017, 12:10:13 AM
Really cool old pics Terry.

8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: damage to a doodlebug on: December 13, 2017, 12:39:00 PM
Hello......and yes.

9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wiring help needed ASAP on: December 11, 2017, 09:21:18 AM
It makes perfect sense. So does my initial reply to you. Bachmann does not publish schematics for their locos, so the multi-meter is about the only way to accurately trace your circuits. EG: one lead on the right pickups and use other lead to check which pin completes the loop. Most multi meters have an audible beep when checking continuity.

Buy a cheap multi meter and read the directions for continuity testing.

10  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Wiring help needed ASAP on: December 10, 2017, 09:55:26 AM
Test with a multimeter to identify your circuits. The plugs will contain left and right rail pickup and the motor and lighting leads. Use the continuity function to determine what is connected to what.

11  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Adding weight to tankers on: December 10, 2017, 09:49:55 AM
Does it really matter??? I was asking legitimate advice on weighting and in turn you want to give me an English lesson. No matter what kind of forum I have ever visited, there's always the trolls that take the discussion into crap with nonsense.

Wow............some one needs a little thicker skin. Roll Eyes

The group is just having a little fun.......untwist your panties and you may learn something.

12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: December 10, 2017, 09:45:52 AM
Right on Jon. Good work. If I could ever get some of my projects done and back to the railroad, I would post more pics.

Maybe after the holidays.

13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Help wanted on: December 06, 2017, 02:59:19 PM
Here's the is HO with an 0-6-0.

14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: December 03, 2017, 09:17:47 AM
Wow, that picture brings back

I haven't seen an old heating oil tank in a basement in about 45 years. Didn't even know anyone still used oil to heat with. I can recall as a kid, the smell that would invade the house every time we got topped up.

15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum 4-6-0: Putting the low-boiler superstructure on the high boiler drive on: November 21, 2017, 04:26:18 PM
The engine brake cylinders seem particularly prone to breaking off.  The pipe coming off the generator broke.  One of the wire connectors between the engine and the tender decided to come off.  There was slight damage to one of the smokebox fronts while prying it off.  Nothing that couldn't be fixed. 

Glad you managed to cobble it back together. I can't say as I have ever had that sort of troubles with the 4-6-0. I found it way easier to take apart than the Climax models.


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