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HO / Re: HO/OO Train Set Ideas
May 21, 2023, 09:22:03 AM
Licensing agreements are generally per property, so Bachmann may have to pay a licensing fee for each property unless stated in another contract.

That being said, I would love a Nightmare Before Christmas HO or N set...
HO / Re: Desperate 80 Ton 3 Truck Shay Owner
April 28, 2023, 07:37:46 AM
Try to find any train shows in the area you're willing to drive to. There's always a parts guy, or a couple guys looking to get rid of everything. With a little luck and patience, you should be able to find what you need.  And of course if that fails, you may find something you didn't know you were looking for. ;)

edit: Although I think there may be a DCC version, if you wanted your simple, single-track trolley line to be extra-super fancy with remote speed control and stuff.
N / Re: repair a 4-4-0 Jupiter
March 23, 2023, 11:04:07 AM
It sounds to me like you might need some weight in the tender (for electrical pickup) and in the engine (for pulling power).  The older Jupiter tender (I have one) tends to skew sideways a bit, which bites into the gears and grinds.  That's the problem with having the motor in the tender and the driving wheels on the engine.
HO / Re: Jonathan's Layout #3
February 19, 2023, 10:22:19 AM
I'm so glad this forum is back on its feet.
HO / Re: Jonathan's Layout #3
June 05, 2020, 01:07:33 AM
For deadfall, just use twigs and crap from your nearest tree or bush.  Get the new growth, as they'll be the smallest on the tree/bush.  If you have a gas oven, put them on a baking sheet and stick them in there overnight.  The warmth from the pilot light will dry them out extra well so they'll have less chance of rotting, since new growth is often wet.
Check your train friends and your hobby shops for any info on train meets and conventions.
HO / Re: 4-4-0 Confederate train problem
March 12, 2020, 12:26:37 PM
So how does it go with the soldering and weighting wrg?
HO / Re: 4-4-0 derailment fix
March 12, 2020, 12:23:55 PM
HO / Re: Wood and water for my Bachmann 4-4-0
March 12, 2020, 12:22:49 PM
As always... work slow, check your work often, and give it some rust.  You'll do fine as long as the magnifying glass doesn't break. :P
HO / Re: New Railroad (sorta) part V (preview)
December 29, 2019, 07:45:35 PM
The Boss is a hard one to negotiate with, eh? ;)

Are you eventually going to weather the newer hoppers like the rest, or are they just for show?
General Discussion / Re: Christmas layout 2019
December 28, 2019, 01:15:52 PM
I know that face you're making Terry.  "You worked perfectly when it was just me, so don't bugger up when the real audience is here."
HO / Re: Christmas at the Dundalk Historical Society
December 22, 2019, 07:07:07 PM
Thanks all.  "My" section of next year's layout will be even bigger. Someone donated some Rivarossi (AHM) Santa Fe long passenger cars and a combine, so I'll change out the couplers to McHenrys (sorry Bachmann, but they work in Rivarossis better than EZMates) and switch the couplers on an old Bachmann B-Unit to put it behind the A Unit that runs well, and run that on a double loop...
Well, that's the plan, anyway.  When I settle on a definite track plan, I'll upload the screenshots.
Streetlights and a train order post, obviously. Or it's a telephone pole...
Prolly an off-brand to go with the little magnetic trains that go on the wooden tracks.