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HO / Re: Passenger Car's
November 03, 2016, 01:03:29 AM
English can be a baffling language, especially the phrase of (some word) + sale: it seems the same format can have at least three different meanings.
1.) shoe sale, appliance sale, book sale - the item named is what is on sale
2.) (name of some holiday) sale - stuff will be on sale around the holiday date but that stuff does not always include stuff directly purposed for the holiday. For example, a Columbus Day sale can include bath towels, which now that I think about it, he might have needed, plus some soap, after weeks cramped together in a little bitty boat, but it is a couple centuries too late for the towels to be of any benefit to Columbus.
3.) garage sale, yard sale - the yard and the garage are most decidedly not for sale.
Will you English speaking people please make up your minds what you want your language to do!  ;D
On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0
October 12, 2016, 10:03:29 AM
I'm going to have to give up and ask what 8-18d is because Google is only giving results like
"EEG machine Model 8-18D"
"Mercedes-Benz Vario- 818D"
"CMSC 818D: Human Factors in Security and Privacy"
"818D Rental Agreement, Dwelling Unit Only, Month-to-Month Tenancy"
"Help on modbus error 818D"
"Alcatel One Touch 818d Android"
"Diagnosis Code T82.818D
Embolism due to vascular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, subsequent encounter"
HO / Re: Building a New Layout
October 10, 2016, 10:10:58 PM
Looks like that'll work!
While we're talking roundhouses and turntables - how about a minor tangent from earlier today of where this one in Greece has the stall approach track area around rails leveled with concrete and painted yellow.
Large / Re: Gear drive loco's
September 27, 2016, 10:04:24 AM
Hey Jeff, while talking geared steam, y'all might enjoy this website,
QuoteGeared Steam Locomotive Works©
Preserving and promoting information on North American built geared steam locomotives.
HO / Re: HO electric models
September 27, 2016, 10:01:27 AM
It would be fun if there was the market demand to support production of the GG1's "little brother" P5a. Alvin Staufer's 1962 book Pennsy Power describes them on page 267 as "Some were square, some were streamlined, but all were rugged."

I'm partial to the funky looking L5, but I guess that's just me  ;D

Staufer says this about the DD1, page 250, italics are as in printed text: "Anyway -- "the proof of the puddin' is in the eatin' " and the DD1's were real gems. In addition to un-believable power they were cheap to maintain."
And on page 252, "The DD1's secret of success can be attributed to two factors -- careful planning and simplicity."
HO / Re: switch stands
September 16, 2016, 10:44:49 PM
It's probably already been considered but I'm still going to raise the question of which size ground throws can one's 1:1 scale fingers reliably work over the passage of time?
Large / Re: New to G
August 06, 2016, 08:31:23 AM
To answer but yet not answer your exact question, there is a 10 amp one from MRC, the AG990 POWER G
Large / Re: G Bachmann Trolley Chassis Polarity
July 30, 2016, 10:35:16 AM
NMRA standard is forward when right hand rail is positive. Garden railway has long been opposite of that.
A.   Direction control by polarity reversing shall be provided. Positive potential applied to the right hand rail shall
produce forward motion. (3)
3)  The term "right hand rail" as used herein means the
rail to the right of the observer standing between the rails
with their back to the front of the locomotive. "
Cool stuff. Lots of interesting power in there. Large, small, tender, tank, standard gauge, narrow gauge, mining, compressed air powered, electric powered. Normal looking, quirky looking. Publication well worth having, wonder where to acquire one? Thanks for posting page link!
Sounds similar to weather when we lived in Macon, Georgia, in 1970s.
HO / Re: More Boxcar Projects
July 03, 2016, 12:47:29 PM
Thanks. And it gets even more fun.
QuoteHazardous Weather Conditions
    Flood Warning in effect from July 3, 05:58 AM CDT until July 3, 06:00 PM CDT
    Flood Warning in effect from July 4, 04:54 PM CDT until July 7, 05:40 AM CDT
    Flash Flood Watch until July 4, 04:00 AM CDT
HO / Re: More Boxcar Projects
July 03, 2016, 12:32:16 AM
Quote from: jonathan on June 26, 2016, 08:03:12 PM
I do lose the nut and bolt detail, but I never lose the steps, which is even more important.
;D A lot of our club members couldn't see the nuts and bolts anyway.
Guess lower body, or frame, needs to be notched or drilled for inserting the ends.
I have some small bar stock of appropriate sizes, somewhere, from model projects years and years ago. Will look for it over the next few days since our Independence day weekend is going to be rain pretty much straight through.
Thanks, appreciate it.
General Discussion / Re: Favorite Train?
July 01, 2016, 04:23:00 PM
Quote from: CPRailHelmet on June 29, 2016, 07:41:02 PM
What are your favorite Locomotives?
Rather than a specific manufacturer and type, call it ones which are attractive, interesting, quirky. Though there are both standard gauge mainline locomotives and smaller locomotives in that category, there is a slight favoritism toward small industrial and narrow gauge locomotives, including steam, fireless, diesel, gasoline, electric.
Quote from: brokenrail on July 01, 2016, 12:46:34 PM
microscale set solution on the film before I dunk it in the water to soften up the film .
That's not what the solution is designed for and is pretty much guaranteed to be unsuccessful.
Thing to use is Microscale's liquid decal film, which comes in same size bottle as Micro Set and Micro Sol setting solutions. It is designed with salvaging old decals as one of its purposes.

This is instructions for their various solvents, liquid decal film is toward bottom of page,
HO / Re: RF-16
June 24, 2016, 09:28:48 AM
Model Memories decals is an outfit I don't know, will have to look them up!