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46  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: IHC Covered Hoppers on: August 25, 2013, 11:06:53 PM
I've used white glue and fishing weights for years to ballast HO and On30 rolling stock.I've also used it in N scale cars.Eleene's tacky glue also works very well
47  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: IHC Covered Hoppers on: August 25, 2013, 09:27:46 AM
I have a rather large collection of old Bachmann-LifeLike-AHM/IHC-TYCO cars and have discovered that the price of a truck tuner is more than offset by the better rolling action of the cars.They will eventually all get metal wheels ,but for right now I am happy with the stock plastic wheels.
48  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Converting an HO layout to On30 on: August 21, 2013, 11:18:41 AM
When we built our On30 layout we used ATLAS code 100 flex and just removed every other tie then just shifted the ties around to vary the spacing.While it is true the HO ties are short for O scale once they are ballasted they don't look bad.
49  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Non- cooperative DCC equipted gas mechanical on: August 20, 2013, 09:53:13 AM
It says DCC equipted right on the box and in the enclosed literature.The loco is not a high priority item for the moment and I have done nothing with it.Thanks for the suggestions I will keep them in mind once I get into the project. Smiley.
50  Discussion Boards / On30 / Non- cooperative DCC equipted gas mechanical on: August 13, 2013, 10:32:30 AM
About a year and a half ago I bought a DCC equipted gas mechanical.other than a short inspection the loco was never out of the box till last night.I put it on the club's layout, selected the 003 setting and nothing happened.No motion, no lighting, nothing.

We checked it for straight DC and it runs fine but I want my DCC.

While I am asking for help/information I have another one that is straight DC ,the question is How much trouble would it be to put DCC in this one? 

Thanks for any help.
51  Discussion Boards / N / Re: ez track on: July 31, 2013, 02:44:28 PM
What my friend Bill does is after he lays the track the way he wants it he draws the out line of the road bed and the layout,removes the track and glues short pieces of cork roadbed where the nails would the glue dries he puts the track back and pushes track or small finishing nails through the nail holes into the cork.

If your wondering how well that works ,Bill's layout has been serving show duty for the last 3 years with out one piece of track coming loose unless he wanted it to. By the way we used this same method on our TTRAK layout for roughly 5 years while using KATO track.
52  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann old stock on: July 05, 2013, 08:08:24 AM
You will probably see them on Ebay soon.
53  Discussion Boards / HO / Inter-changeable shells? on: June 30, 2013, 12:46:10 PM
Hi guys, I have several older 44 and 70 ton GEs with the two motor mech.I have a cjance to buy some newer shells for the current mechanism and am wondering if the shells are interchangeable.
54  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Weathering Help on a vehicle model on: May 15, 2013, 05:39:01 PM
Jonathan,did you by chance handle the car with your bare hands before the gloss cote?While I am thinking of it is that black paint? or just the colour of the plastic?

If you want it looking new or restored strip the body then repaint but wear latex gloves (if your not allergic to latex).just do not touch the car with your bare hands till it is finished.

One more thing before I forget after stripping the paint and before painting wash the body and fenders in warm water and dish soap and let air dry.
55  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: does anyone make this? on: May 05, 2013, 09:41:20 AM
Derailers are used on sidings the are connected to mainline trackage.The reason being if a freight car gets loose the derailer will derail the car before it can get to the mainline and cause a wreck.
56  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Early version Dash 8-40C on: April 30, 2013, 04:55:31 PM
In other words you don't have a clue either. Sad
57  Discussion Boards / HO / Early version Dash 8-40C on: April 30, 2013, 11:51:53 AM
I have a very nice running early pre DCC Dash 8-40C that I would like to convert to DCC.What I need to know is if the motor is isolated from the frame.It looks to me like it is, but I figure this is the place to find out.

Anybody got an answer for me ?
58  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Non DCC GP50 DCC conversion on: December 02, 2012, 12:57:56 AM
Thanks Jeffery,

I thought it my be something like that.Is the motor isolated from the frame or do I have that task to look forward to.

While I'm thinking about it (I had forgotton earlier) is the SD45 the same way?( have not been under the hood of either unit yet. Shocked
59  Discussion Boards / HO / Non DCC GP50 DCC conversion on: December 01, 2012, 06:30:01 PM
Hi guys,

  I have this older Bachmann GP50 which is a non DCC unit.I would like to know if there is a easy way to convert it it to DCC.
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