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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Snow plow wedge blade on: February 19, 2019, 08:21:10 PM
Years ago Curmudgeon posted photos of a large scale wedge snow plow he had fashioned out of pvc pipe. Does anyone have info on this or any other wedge plow ideas that could be fitted to an Annie or to a gondola or flat car?
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale coupled spring add on on: November 15, 2018, 11:11:30 PM
Joe- Many thanks. I have used it and the reliability is quite good. But now Iím going to disassemble and remove flash, too. - Mike
3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G scale coupled spring add on on: November 12, 2018, 07:55:55 PM
Bill and Bob- thanks for you responses. I finally found my copy of the info to which I was referring. It had been posted on the Saskatoon Railroad Modellers web site. I downloaded and printed it in November of 2015. Unfortunately the website was abandoned within the past year. I have taken photos of the four pages and would gladly share them. (The info doesnít appear to be copyrighted, but it is clearly marked with the groupís name.) if you would like for me to post the photos here, I need a bit of instructional help. Iím not as computer savvy as Iíd like to be!
Iíll be using the coupler springs on a train display at our local botanical garden for the holidays. I find it to greatly improve the reliability of the couplers.
Thanks again, Bob and Bill...
4  Discussion Boards / Large / G scale coupled spring add on on: November 02, 2018, 02:54:36 AM
Does anyone have the link to the add on spring coupler fix for the large knuckle couplers? I seem to remember that it came from the Saskatoon group?? It has worked very well for me in the past. I just canít remember the specifics. The older I get the more I forget!!!
5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Ball bearing source? on: July 19, 2018, 12:54:22 PM
The one comment I'd add to this is the difference between installing ball bearings on the ends of each axle (in the side frames) and the ball bearing wheel sets which can be purchased. The former uses wheels fixed to the axle, (as in the prototype). The later uses wheels and bearings independently attached to the axle (allowing independent rotation). The first one still has to differentiate on corners... the sharper the corner the more the drag. The second one differentiates regardless of the curve. I assume both would work well; but for extremely tight curves, the higher dollar sets would provide less drag. That said, I am going with the first method. At 20 cents per bearing, that's a lot of reduced friction for relatively effort and $$! Thanks for the nice article. FWIW I'm using flanged bearings that fit into the hole drilled into the side frames.
6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Ball bearing source? on: July 07, 2014, 11:41:22 AM
Jay- Thanks for the great post. I'm trying to get the bearing supplier now. - Mike
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Ball bearing source? on: July 06, 2014, 07:50:54 PM
Jay. I'd be interested in seeing the info, too. I'm planning on calling to order a few hundred bearings tomorrow.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Keep alive in Bachmann engine on: March 17, 2013, 06:41:45 PM
For what it is worth, I am a long time supporter and purchaser of Bachmann products. For my money they are the best on the market. That is why I own in excess of 90 of them, and I intend to continue to purchase from Bachmann. I mean no disrespect. I am only asking for opinions on an addition that might help the operation of my locos on some of my less than perfect track work.  Thanks for the links.
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Keep alive in Bachmann engine on: March 16, 2013, 03:45:15 PM
Thanks, Rich. I guess what I was looking for is some feedback from a user to see if it works as well as claimed. It sure would be nice to not have a sound unit shut down and restart every time it hits a bad spot on the track.
10  Discussion Boards / HO / Keep alive in Bachmann engine on: March 16, 2013, 01:36:22 PM
Does anyone have experience with a TCS keep alive device installed in a Bachmann dcc engine? If so, any advice for a newby?
11  Discussion Boards / Large / Aristo 0-4-0 on: April 18, 2011, 07:20:46 PM
Two questions:
Does anyone have any good solutions for coupler modifications to the Aristo so that I can pull all of my Bachmann cars?... especially the coaches.
Can anyone point me to a source of info on how to set the valves on the live steam Aristo 0-4-0?  I made the dumb mistake of adjusting too far and can't seem to find the original setting Sad I can't seem to find a forum as clear and easy to use as this one.
12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Someday i will buy him his own train set on: March 06, 2010, 03:18:49 PM
Someday?!? He looks like the perfect excuse yo buy another train now. It's never too early!
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Couplers (or not?) for carpet on: March 01, 2010, 12:17:19 AM
118 is a couplerbox mounted unit like a no 5. 119 is a wisker sprung coupler that just drops into a coupler box and is self sprung ... Very easy to install.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Couplers (or not?) for carpet on: February 28, 2010, 11:50:19 PM
Kadee 119's will work well and aren't all that expensive. They are self-sprung shelf couplers that are very resistent to vertical uncoupling.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Questions re: Proper Location of RR Track Signals on: February 20, 2010, 07:54:43 PM
Brad - rule books from individual railroads have good descriptions of signals. For example, CSX has info on speeds for each signal, placement of signal heads versus tracks they govern, etc. Generally speaking, there is a pair of absolute signals at each end of the interlocking, one signal for each direction, governing the movements throught the interlocking. Intermediate signals ( less restricting) can be found between interlockings. (they can be identified by an attached number or letter board).
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