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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: When did you see your very first train? on: August 26, 2009, 08:55:39 PM
I grew up with model trains as my Dad had worked for both Pennsy and Santa Fe. So when I was young we used to ride downtown and watch trains at the crossing in town. The first train I ever rode on was a steamer up at Strasburg, PA. To this day Strasburg is my second home. My Dad used to work with steam engines when he worked for the Pennsy, and even though I don't have anything against diesels, steamers are my thing  Grin
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: kit bash the K27 snow plow to an Annie? on: June 20, 2009, 01:37:21 PM
Here's a K plow on a Connie

does look good  Grin
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track Geometry for Bachmann G Scale Track on: June 13, 2009, 11:44:32 PM
You are right, it's ver addictive! My wife and I used to model HO, then one year we bought a set for under the tree, that's all it took. Now we kitbash and scratchbuild rolling stock and engines, the possibilities are endless.
Welcome to the world of large scale, and enjoy the fun  Grin
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Track Geometry for Bachmann G Scale Track on: June 13, 2009, 09:06:28 AM
Hi Rob, and welcome to large scale  Grin

I think the turnouts are very close to the same size as the curves. We use them over at my Fathers suspended layout, but without driving over to visit, I don't have a way to get you an exact measurement.

You can find extra pieces as well as turnouts on Ebay all the time, so picking up extra's won't be a problem.

Just remember, if you have plans of running your trains outside, you CAN'T use Bachmann track, it's indoor use only and it WILL! Shocked

good luck
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Anyone Ever Install A Mylocosound Card 2-6-0? on: June 11, 2009, 10:31:07 PM
Sorry I can't help with the sound install, but are you talking about a 2-6-0 or the 4-6-0? In your other post, you were referring to the anniversary loco, that one is a 4-6-0. If so, maybe that could help you find some info from someone who has done one of these.

Good luck  Grin

6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Thunderbolt Express on: June 03, 2009, 05:41:51 PM
the track power connectors come up on ebay as well.

Good luck  Grin
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay on: May 25, 2009, 09:39:09 PM
Glad I could help  Grin

That's what we are here for, to help each other out and to enjoy this great hobby!
8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay on: May 25, 2009, 10:57:24 AM
Actually this was answered on your other post. The Shays are designed to take tight curves and inclines. They will take your curves, but look much better on wider curves. Also, in your other post, you referred to the Shay as "G" scale, it's actually "F" scale as it's 1:20.3 and not 1:22.5.
It gets a bit confusing with all the different scales, so that is why Bachmann has decided to just call them "large scale"

You won't regret this purchase as the are great engines  Grin
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Justice done on: May 17, 2009, 03:40:40 PM
Theft, I cant's stand it  Angry    Even at your house, you try and have something nice and you have to worry about someone taking it. I've been on the recieving end of theft, and it's like being violated.
The EBT is a wonderful RR, and a true piece of history. Now that this "trash" has been convicted, and the EBT has the rail back, maybe they can make the best out of a bad situation.
True, the rail was cut, so it's now not usable as future rail use, but maybe they could take the cut pieces and sell them as a fund raiser like they did with the coal from a couple years ago. They sent a letter verifiying the coal and where it was from, I've made a display box with the coal, letter and a EBT herald. Shipping would cost a bit, but hey, if you were already there, nice reminder of your visit.

At least he was caught and is going to pay his dues.
10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Emmett Kelly , Jr Circus train decals on: April 29, 2009, 07:48:39 PM
Hi Ray,
Give Stan a call, he does custom work, and he does great work!

He's done all the decal work for my RR

Good luck
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Satin finish and decals on: April 13, 2009, 06:46:22 PM
I agree with Kevin, I have also had great luck with applying over a factory finish. After I add the decal, I do add on a clear coat finish to protect it.

Good luck
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ballast on: April 08, 2009, 05:10:24 PM
The reason you don't want to have any metal parts in your ballast is because they could magnetically get pulled into the motor or running gear of your locomotive. And getting metal caught up inside moving parts would be bad.
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Colorado Consolidation on: April 07, 2009, 05:31:55 PM
Nice Job Kevin! It looks great   Grin
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: track length on: April 04, 2009, 12:19:34 PM
since you are doing a inside layout, you'll be fine with the Bachmann track. You can pick it up cheap on ebay. We have an indoor layout that has two loops, one is 54 ln ft, the other is 47ln ft. They are suspended from the ceiling, and with running a cleaning car once in awhile, it is still running great. It's been up now for at least 5 years.

Good luck
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: smoke formula for steam engines on: April 02, 2009, 05:18:54 PM
The Megasteam is what I use, and they do have alot of different scents.
I would recommend their products.
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