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1546  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Weekend Survey #1 Train shows on: May 22, 2007, 11:50:32 PM
Well Big Bear, It is not that people still call them swap meets.  It is that is the way they start out.  Modelers had things that they no longer wanted so they got together swap or sell.  Then the dealers started to come, and now only a few modelers go to sell.  I go to a local show one time a year if I am in town.  For many years I went to the national NMRA convention and train show.  I liked to see what was new.
1547  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ho doodlebugs on: May 22, 2007, 02:58:30 PM
I didn't think that they were, but I opened up the one I have and there is a plug for a decoder.  The answer is yes.
1548  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: signs and towers on: May 20, 2007, 10:16:04 PM

Towers for train controls were not common in yards.  Most yards just had a yardmaster's tower so he could see what was going on.  Each end of the say XXXXe or XXXXXw.  You will need to know which direction your railroad run.  Like the Santa Fe ran east and west.  However most people know that you go north from Dallas to get to Oklahoma City.  But on the railroad the train would be eastbound. 
1549  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Spectrum power pack on: May 20, 2007, 10:05:00 PM
I don't know why you would want to use more than one power pack.  Now if you are using one power supply, you can make a cheap test from an car tail light.  If you take one wire one one side of a gap and the other on the other side of the gap (on the side rail)  If it lights up you have it wired wrong. 
1550  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: dummy engine help on: May 20, 2007, 03:40:06 PM
All you need to do is take couple of gears out so you fave free wheeling trucks, and disconnect the the motor.  Save all the parts so you can put them back when you want another power unit.
1551  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Scam Artist on: May 17, 2007, 11:02:54 PM
make sure you save all emails, web pages and ect.
1552  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: E-Z mates and Mchenry Couplers, The same????? on: May 17, 2007, 03:35:02 PM
If you don't already know it.  Every oil company does not ;make lube oil.  Every part on a GM or Ford car maynot be made by them.  Sear's does not make washing machines, Walmart does not produce egg and milk.  I often cost too much to do it yourself.   Now I can have you make a product for me and put my name on it.  We both  make money off of the deal.  That  is life.
1553  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: using Dow Blue extruded polystyrene foam on: May 17, 2007, 12:29:13 PM
correct. the foam is 1 1/2 inch and 3/4 inch.  instead of 1 inch and 1/2 inch.
1554  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / using Dow Blue extruded polystyrene foam on: May 16, 2007, 11:56:25 PM
I have never used Dow Blue extruded polystyrene foam.  I want to use it for part of my upperl level.  This will be either 12 or 16 inches wide.  I have one sheet of 1 inch and two sheets of 1/2 inch.  I was wondering if it would work to make a fram of 1 by 1s with 1/4 inch plywood. then put the foam in that.  Do you mount the raodbed right on top of the foam or do you need a sub roadbed.
1555  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Weekend Survey #2 Train Museums on: May 16, 2007, 04:51:15 PM
I think the Pennsylvannia Railroad Museum is one of the best.  It is a must to any and all Pennsylvannia Railroad fans, which I am not.  It is too bad that a t1 was not saved.  I know of no other railroad that is covered like the PRR. 
1556  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Atlas Custom Line #6 turnouts on: May 03, 2007, 12:02:08 AM
Sorry about that. missed the word old.  At 75 every is new.
1557  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Atlas Custom Line #6 turnouts on: May 02, 2007, 10:50:04 PM
Gene,  look at the switch points.   There is a tab holding the rails down.  Lift this up and slide the rail out.  Do this on both sides.  The bar will come out.  Turn it around  and side the rails back in place.  That is all there is to it.
1558  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A short video and a fun pic... on: April 29, 2007, 04:23:50 PM
Oh he is just tring to be another John Allen.  Have you tried training it to switch cars yet.
1559  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 4-8-4 has not run in almost 20 years on: April 28, 2007, 10:07:42 PM
T enshodo and the old Bachmann are not in the same ball park.  There  is no easy fits for the old Bachmann other than park it for looks.  They do look nice.
1560  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / like the new forum on: April 21, 2007, 12:00:27 AM
Maybe I am a little late getting this in, but I just want to say "the more I use the new forum the more I like it.  It sure saves a lot of time over the old one. "
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