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N / Re: Smallest Circle with N track.
July 20, 2021, 06:56:11 AM
you can do a 12 inch diameter in flexi Peco Streamline N gauge/scale

some 0-6-0 locos will go around unmodified , other (same model) loco will need center driver flange removed. and some shave off the loco cab roof to gap betwee loco and tender - trial & error.

the plymoth switcher will do 12 inch - the 44 tonner will go around with some removal of the 'pip' that hold the bogie/truck to the chassis

the 'Brill' trolly can manage 12 inch circle

for couples use the long type , rapido or EZ

cant seem to post photos of my layout with tight curves - will keep trying

HO / Re: Ken's Railroad
July 12, 2021, 04:38:18 PM
layout's looking good and just love the loco crew .
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic
July 11, 2021, 04:43:01 PM
time for a new face ... a sound DCC/DC  Allicia Botti
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic
July 08, 2021, 04:44:02 PM
how about Bachmann both N & HO 'Skiff' the Railboat ?
General Discussion / Re: track package startup dvd
June 12, 2021, 04:43:02 PM
lydick , dont be embarrassed about the DVD player , we still are using the Beta Vdeo camera for family movies .
Thomas & Friends / Re: BoCo or Diesel 10
June 10, 2021, 03:06:52 PM
Now although there isn't as much merchandise behind Derek, he is a fan favourite character and he is a character alot of people want to recreate. He is a class 17 which Bachmann again has that tooling available.

Now the Class 17 is a cheaper model and probably easier for Bachmann to produce and sell.

funny thing is I always thought the class 17 was a Heljan model and not Bachmann (apart from the Dave Alexanderer Kit) , please correct me if wrong along with catapouge number.
Thomas & Friends / Re: The Everything Thomas Topic
June 06, 2021, 05:30:58 PM
why , O' why do all engines close their eyes and sqirm when blowing their whistles - it makes you think they are constipated
please mr Bachmann , we need a DCC (or DC with included controler) a talking Sir Topham Hat .

he would suit any scale .
N / Re: GE 44 Chassis
May 09, 2021, 04:23:12 PM
must admit that over the past couple of years Bachmann has ''pulled' their sock's up , and improved their train's otherwise they would have been out of business .
N / Re: Bachmann EZ Mate Couplers
April 21, 2021, 05:15:43 PM
another problem , are you trying to couple whilst still on the magnet ?
General Discussion / Re: Insulated rail joiners
April 19, 2021, 04:43:03 PM
Quote from: jward on April 19, 2021, 04:03:47 PM
I'd just like to point out that EZ Track is the only track system that NEEDS a special gap track. The others use those insulating joiners that sell for about $5 for two dozen.

way back in time manufacturers (UK) Hornby Dublo - Trix and Tri-ang all had isolating rails in their track systems , able to be connected to a on/off switch

if using insulating rail joiners just get the right code of track to rail joiner
I think photo number 2 , it looks like the typical hobby shop owner  ;D
I have recently started to model Thomas in HO/00 as living in the UK

and familiar with Bachmann N and Ho scale split gears - are these still

common in the Thomas range of engine's ?
HO / Re: Non-Bachmann bridges
April 09, 2021, 04:49:13 PM
that bridge is lovely , the EZ track should work also I believe Bachmann make 36 inch straight EZ track
Thomas & Friends / Re: Thomas & Friends Ideas
April 02, 2021, 04:09:00 PM
mr Bachmann please for 2022 Winston in both ho and N