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46  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: # 5 Turnouts??? on: April 08, 2009, 01:25:21 AM
You can cut the EZtrack with a Dremel tool and abrasive wheel to whatever length you want.
47  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: # 5 Turnouts??? on: April 04, 2009, 11:28:12 PM
Adapter stubs are not required . Join the turnouts the usual way using the connectors . Shim up the turnouts to match the level of the EZtrack. Let the stub from the EZtrack slide under the turnout or trim it off . For shimming I use cork .
48  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: track length on: April 03, 2009, 11:57:58 PM
I think I would use aluminum track .It is cheaper than brass but just as durable.
49  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ-Track noise on wood table on: April 03, 2009, 12:28:19 AM
My EZtrack is lay ed directly to homasote . It is only fastened down at turnouts and bridges. I have used only nails long enough to penetrate the homasote and go into the plywood only slightly and not tightly. Once you have the EZtrack joined it requires very little to hold it in place. Because the track is layed on a plastic roadbase you have to give it the room to expand and contract .
50  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ-Track noise on wood table on: April 01, 2009, 12:46:16 AM
I fasten down my cork or Homasote with a product called No More Nails . It is a very versatile adhesive.
51  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ-Track noise on wood table on: March 30, 2009, 01:53:06 AM
Go to a lumber store and purchase cork from a roll. You can get it in most thicknesses . Cut it to fit the area you want to cover . It is much cheaper this way and you can custom fit.
52  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Mr Bach-man steam for 18in radius on: March 29, 2009, 01:30:34 AM
So far the only locos i have had a problem with in the 18" turns are the 2-10-4 and the 2-10-0.  Both had to fight their way around the corner. I always have to remember when purchasing  loco the each mfg is different and some will navigate the corners very nicely and others won't
53  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Support Your LOCAL hobby shop? on: March 29, 2009, 01:05:22 AM
Every time we purchase a model loco rolling stock or accessories we enforce the continuance of jobs lost to foreign companies. Turn your loco over and it will say made in China . There used to be made in Italy or made in Yugoslavia or even made in US. The decision to make a certain loco is made in China based primarily on the possible profit. If they can take an old mold and ressurect it  (2-10-4 ) the possibilities of profit are greater.
I believe in support your local hobby shop but if they don't have what I want at the price I can afford to pay then I must go elsewhere'.
54  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What Brand Turnouts for track on roadbed - NOT EZ Track on: March 26, 2009, 12:32:34 AM
I like many others want to get their trains on track as quickly as possible . It takes many evenings of hand laying track before any trains can be run. Sectional track and flex track are quicker but if you want instant gratification the EZtrack is the answer. Personally I think that hand laying track is a hobby unto itself.
55  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: stripping paint on: March 25, 2009, 11:54:15 PM
I have used Easy Off oven cleaner for cleaning off paint . It will also remove decals . You will have to do a bit of scraping but it works quite well . It is an irritant to nasal passages .
56  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Drop In Sound Decoder with Speaker for Bachmann DCC On Board GS4 4-8-4 on: March 24, 2009, 11:35:20 PM
Athern supplies a wand with some of their products with which to wave over the loco to change the sound volume .
57  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Conductalube, Wahl clipper oil, etc. on: March 24, 2009, 11:16:14 PM
I have also found the Contact cleaner and lubricater from Radio Shack to work very well . Radio Shack here is now called the Source which I understand to be disappearing from the market place in the US. There is also an automotive product for cleaning electrical systems that works as well . I apply it to a cotton swab.
58  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: sd-40-2 bachmann dcc equip on: March 24, 2009, 12:25:49 AM
If you are running EZcommand your controller will only be able to handle 2-3 locos at once depending on the draw of the locos . Read the instructions that came with your EZcommand . You probably have overloaded your EZcommand with the extra loco.
59  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Yampa Bob's posts on: March 23, 2009, 11:23:05 PM
I wonder if he hangs his six gun on the bedpost.
60  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: My first Airbrush - advice needed on: March 23, 2009, 06:58:30 PM
I use polyurethane paints . They are a little more difficult to handle but easier to clean , less toxic but don't bond as well to some surfaces.
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