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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: styrene for kitbashing on: November 29, 2018, 10:10:48 PM
What scale are you working in?  What are you building?  Will it be placed on a home layout or a module that will be moved around often?

2  Discussion Boards / N / Track Centers on: November 16, 2018, 01:04:50 PM
On the 44875 Left crossover and 44876 Right crossover what is the track center spacing in inches?

3  Discussion Boards / N / N Scale oNe Trak on: October 20, 2018, 06:34:21 PM
Has anyone here worked with N Scale oNe Trak?

If so, what did you like and dislike about it?

4  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Large Scale DCC on: September 16, 2018, 10:27:15 AM
44958 DCC Decoder

Are the following two locomotives DCC Ready for the above Decoder or do you need to do some wiring?

91403 James
91404 Emily

What is the proper speaker to use on those two locomotives?

5  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Tourist lines on: June 27, 2018, 07:46:11 AM
#12 started out as a 3 truck 150 Shay.  The RR converted it to a 4 truck 197 Ton.  Like I said it is on the Shay Locomotive web site:

6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Tourist lines on: June 26, 2018, 09:19:05 PM
#12 was a conversion of a Shay that the RR had.  It was built by Lima but converted by the RR.

On the Shay Locomotive Site look up Shay #3156.

7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Tourist lines on: June 25, 2018, 08:03:39 AM
Cass is at a site that was a lumber railroad.  That RR used the locomotives without turning them.  What you are doing at Cass is reliving the real world.

8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What's the best for my grandson to get started. on: May 12, 2018, 09:09:33 PM
How old is he and how well does he handle his toys?

9  Discussion Boards / N / Turntable Manual on: April 10, 2018, 04:10:30 PM
In the Parts, Service & Information area I can find the Manual for the HO scale turntable but not the N scale turntable.  Did I miss it?

10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Consisting two GP40's on: March 30, 2018, 08:30:46 AM
This might help;

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding decoders to G Big Haulers and Spectrum on: February 23, 2018, 09:12:11 AM
I have used the NCE 4 amp units on my Bachmann locomotives when I do not want sound.

For the ones that did not come with DCC and sound and I want sound I use the Soundtraxx TSU4400.

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum 2-4-4 Forney minimum curve radius on: February 02, 2018, 02:08:54 PM

If you turn the locomotive over and put the rear truck to your left and it is centered, looking just to the left of the right set of wheels on the rear truck there is a lever.  Try pulling it up and turning it 90 degrees.

13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum 2-4-4 Forney minimum curve radius on: February 02, 2018, 09:32:29 AM

In the instructions there is a way to allow the locomotives to use smaller radius.  It allows the rear truck to move side to side rather then just pivot on the frame.

I have mine properly working on LGB R3 radius no problem.  1175 MM  46.26 inch radius,  2350 mm  91.52 inch diameter.

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Curve size on: January 31, 2018, 03:39:51 PM
If the 24" overall width is your problem look at using 5 ft by 9 ft plywood rather then 4 ft by 8 ft.  It is the size that is sold for ping pong tables.  You can also get it pre-cut as some people build the tables to fold.  If you do turn the pieces so the usable size is 4.5 ft by 10 ft giving you more straight track.

15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Sound Systems for Bachman G Scale steam train sets on: November 08, 2017, 10:13:59 PM
What do you consider 'too expensive'?

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