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 on: July 16, 2018, 01:10:16 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by WoundedBear
Don't know what to tell ya Terry. All the pics show on both my desktop and my phone.


 on: July 16, 2018, 01:06:19 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by Terry Toenges
I don't know why, but most of your pics aren't showing up for me. On this 3rd page, only Len's pic is visible. On the first page, most of them are visible. On the 2nd page, I can only see a few.

 on: July 16, 2018, 12:27:25 PM 
Started by jonathan - Last post by tlorey
I've encountered this same split axle problem with a 4-8-4 steamer I have that had not been run for many years. From what I've gathered, the nylon used for the axle dries out over time and splits are very common. It was a poor design, a design isn't used anymore.
From everything I've tried and read, there is no easy fix for a split axle:   
Bachmann no longer carries replacement axles. Glues don't hold for very long. I don't know about how well the brass tubing works because I'm not that gifted when it comes to tooling. I even tried a plastic shrink sleeve method I saw on You Tube, but the sleeve wouldn't stick to the nylon.
I've heard that someone may start printing 3D copies of these axles and offering them for sale; that may be a future solution to the problem. Until that happens, those old locomotives will probably remain static models.
Since I was an original owner, I returned my locomotive to Bachmann for repair. I'm waiting to see how that goes. 

 on: July 16, 2018, 12:04:37 PM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by ebtnut
On this page, the first two are photos of the assemblage in England of the preserved Gresley A-4 Pacifics.  Mallard holds the "official" steam speed record of 126 mph.  IIRC, this assemblage commerated that feat.  The next pic looks to be a Welsh narrow gauge train.  The trolley is operated at the Lowell, Mass.  textile factory museum.  The steam loco is stuffed and mounted.  The loco No. 40 belongs to the New Hope and Ivyland RR at New Hope, PA, running in regular tourist service.  Shay No. 4 is on the Cass Scenic RR in Cass, WV.  The sidelined loco is unfamiliar.  The 2-10-0 is obviously European, and may be Russian.  The next pic is a British railfan trip.  The set of GG-1's are parked in Philadelphia.  In all likelyhood they are laying over during the Army-Navy football game before heading out with passenger extras when the game is over.  My guess is that the photo is probably late '50's/early '60's.

 on: July 16, 2018, 11:12:26 AM 
Started by laxrebel - Last post by Terry Toenges
On my Mogul, the headlight sits on a plastic piece that has four legs. The plastic legs attach to the metal bracket that is mounted on the loco by way of nubs that are glued to holes in the metal bracket. The bottom of the headlight has a square "peg" that fits in the hole on the plastic piece. It wasn't hard to pry the peg out of the hole.
The wires come up through the boiler and the metal bracket and into the peg on the bottom of the headlight. The light case is two pieces glued together (top and bottom). I used a razor blade on the seam to get the pieces separated. That will get you to the bulb. The wires zig zag from the bulb to inside the boiler. It's not a straight run.
You might be able to pull enough wire through to be able to resolder a new bulb. Once you pull the wire out, it might be tough to get it back in.

 on: July 16, 2018, 10:31:23 AM 
Started by NinjaCraft - Last post by Sparks
I thought it was fairly common knowledge that the blue truck and cargo truck were the remains of those products.

 on: July 16, 2018, 10:17:53 AM 
Started by NinjaCraft - Last post by TheShuntingPro
Actually, NinjaCraft, Those Are Just Generic Trucks. They Are Not Fred Pelhay And Rickety.

 on: July 16, 2018, 09:16:30 AM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by charon
Thank you for your response and the pictures.

 on: July 16, 2018, 09:07:41 AM 
Started by WoundedBear - Last post by Len
Pennsy GG-1's getting steam up...


 on: July 16, 2018, 08:49:03 AM 
Started by DennisBT - Last post by Yardmaster
Here's a link to a video about wiring a powered turnout...

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