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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Layout Progress on: April 21, 2018, 11:49:05 AM
I like the boxcar load. I need to give that a shot on my layout.

Sid
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 4-4-0 modern disassembly on: April 21, 2018, 11:47:11 AM
Remove pilot truck, brake cylinders and boiler stays. One screw down the stack, 2 screws up near front cab corners. Be careful of sand lines and it should all wiggle free and the cab may even seperate from the boiler if the paint bond breaks. Be careful of handrails and piping.

This is to the best of my recollection........They are similar in construction to the 4-6-0's.

Sid

3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Movie train production on: April 13, 2018, 05:28:53 PM
Here's some stuff about Hell On Wheels and the fake trains on Hollywood's Railroads.
https://www.facebook.com/hollywoodsrailroads/posts/1116427115163942


Everyone, in the area where they filmed that, was quite happy to see the whole production crew finally leave.

Sid
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Shay Trucks on: April 05, 2018, 08:01:33 PM
Offhand.....this has me stumped. Best I can do is wish ya good luck. Keep checking contact points.....you'll find it eventually.

Sid
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Shay Trucks on: March 30, 2018, 05:50:50 PM
Impossible to tell if the plastic itself is a different quality or not......only a Chinese factory knows for sure.

The gears do, however, have a completely new design from the older original gears. These new ones have a collar molded into them around the center bore that significantly strengthens the part.

I found the parts listed with all the other HO scale 80 ton Shay parts on Bachmanns eStore. See link in previous post.

Sid


6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Shay Trucks on: March 30, 2018, 07:49:28 AM
http://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68_92&products_id=1651

No more trucks.....just driveline assemblies. These are not difficult to swap and have updated gears.

Sid
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Layout Progress on: March 24, 2018, 07:15:36 AM
Looking good as usual Jon. Those last few shots, with the lights on, are outstanding.

Sid
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: the 2018 SUPERTRAIN on: March 23, 2018, 08:07:16 AM
Whoa!  Don't pick on Bachmann.
I don't see any big manufacturers.
No Atlas, Lionel, MTH, Kato, Rapido, Woodland Scenics, LGB, Piko, Peco, etc., etc.
You might want to check with the organizers of the show.
Chuck

Rapido is there. So is Hunterline, Sylvan, Osborn. Others too.

Most of the other "big manufacturers" you mention are American and seem to find a trip north just too troublesome and expensive.

Sid
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: track cleaner on: March 02, 2018, 09:16:37 AM
Use it dry, like you did. That is proper.

To clean the pad......slide it out of it's holder and put it in the dishwasher.

Sid
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A New Tumblr on: February 27, 2018, 04:00:59 PM
BB - You probably ought to start a whole new Tumbler page. I just looked at that one you have. Not going to mix politics with trains.


Awwww....now you got my curiosity piqued.....lol.

I like when folks post their political views.....let's others know right away exactly what sort of wing nut they are Grin

Sid
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A New Tumblr on: February 27, 2018, 09:22:22 AM
More stuff to sign up for Roll Eyes

I'm out.

Sid
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A New Tumblr on: February 26, 2018, 09:01:59 AM
If it's on facebook, I won't be seeing it.

Never have, and most likely never will, use facebook.

Sid
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Isolating track and Layout Progress on: February 23, 2018, 06:28:28 PM
Looks really good man! I really like the first pic.....the wide view.

Very nice addition to a basement in my opinion.  Grin

Sid
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Shay Malfunction on: February 18, 2018, 09:14:53 AM
I have fixed more Shays than I can count, using both Bachmann parts and the NWSL gears when they were available.

The Bachmann parts are fairly easy to install....some minor dismantling of the trucks is involved.

Sid

Are you happy with the results using the Bachmann parts?

So far.......yes.

Sid
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Shay Malfunction on: February 17, 2018, 09:15:46 AM
I have fixed more Shays than I can count, using both Bachmann parts and the NWSL gears when they were available.

The Bachmann parts are fairly easy to install....some minor dismantling of the trucks is involved.

Sid
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