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Whoever gives the big answer for this question will be helping me, too.
They look about the same age. The station one looks familiar. I don't have all the boxes to them.

I'm planning on repainting them to the original colors. Some show multiple coats of different colored paint.
HO / Re: GP30 S4 Shell Noise with Quiet Motor
February 28, 2023, 02:22:35 PM
I've run only Bachmann locos, and none have had these issues. I don't have any input! But I do say that I will always stay with Bachmann.
General Discussion / Re: New to model railroading
February 28, 2023, 09:46:32 AM
Speaking of the old Transcontinental... any chance of that making it back onto the catalog...?  ;D  
HO / Re: GP30 S4 Shell Noise with Quiet Motor
February 27, 2023, 07:46:57 PM
I'll do some research.
I really can't believe I'm doing this. The first Plasticville forum post in 3 years. But it IS a legit question, ha.

I literally just found a few remarkably preserved 1940s (I think 1948, because a catalog was with them) models in a tote in my grandparent's (luckily, climate controlled) storage unit. Is there anything I should do to them? The paint is in good condition, the plastic is NOT brittle, somehow, and very few pieces are missing.

I still can't believe I'm making this post.
HO / Re: Mr DCC
February 27, 2023, 06:58:15 PM
Do you mean Dr. DCC? If so, he's still posting. If not, then I got no clue. No channel named "Mr. DCC"...
HO / Re: GP30 S4 Shell Noise with Quiet Motor
February 27, 2023, 01:22:57 PM
I don't know the cause, but what about soundproofing the shell on the inside? Have you considered that?
General Discussion / Re: Switching Scales HO to TT
February 27, 2023, 01:15:13 PM
I was considering T(480) scale, but they barely have anything out (The only steam power they have are Mikados). Track is even harder to find.

To put it in perspective...
T480 scale is half of T450, which is half of ZZ, which is half of Z, which is half of N.  T480 is so dang small, a full oval can fit in a normal 1960s briefcase (I know this because I've seen one). A full T480 layout could probably fit snugly into a normal suitcase. Talk about portable layouts...
HO / Re: Engine polarity
February 27, 2023, 09:03:25 AM
I say one of your locos is wired incorrectly.
General Discussion / Re: Rivarossi NKP #765 Berkshire
February 26, 2023, 07:10:48 PM
It's just been a long week and little things like this just get magnified like none other. Took me 10 minutes to get it back on correctly and glued with liquid hobby glue.
General Discussion / Re: Rivarossi NKP #765 Berkshire
February 26, 2023, 05:53:36 PM
Well, I got an update. And it's not good.

The pickups are fine and dandy. That's great. Real great.

The bad news is, the cab snapped off the boiler while the shell was off the chassis. I'm going to have to somehow glue it back together.

Other than that, I got a really nicely running steam chassis! haha.
HO / Re: Engine polarity
February 23, 2023, 08:27:41 PM
Like button is just below the last line of the message  ;)

well... whichever one goes backwards might have the wiring issue that VTBob mentioned. That's all I got, honestly.
Thought so. I got family members in literally all the surrounding towns. Bismarck, Desloge, Farmington, Leadwood... you name it, I got connections there. (My dad's entire side of the family is from MO and the only member of that side in Oklahoma is my grandmother)
General Discussion / Re: Digitrax PR4 programmer
February 23, 2023, 07:58:08 PM
All y'all (classic Okie talk, ha) are talking about all this fancy DCC stuff, while I'm sittin here with my little EZ Command... makes me feel the want for Digitrax or whatever else is good even more. Ha!