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1  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Difficulty posting after quotes on: October 28, 2010, 03:30:58 PM
... Thanks for your help.

Guess the actual problem is with the Bachmann site itself?

Of the six sites I visit regularly outside of Bachmann, including the Atlas forum and Facebook, only one, FreeCycle (a Yahoo site) does not require the compatibility button. So it's more of an IE anomaly than an anomaly in all those websites. I'm running WinXP sp3 with IE8.

Robert
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Pacific Coast Air Line Early Rail HO Articles Back on: October 24, 2010, 12:55:46 PM
Thanks for this Harold,

I have five of these boxcars and look forward to making them more realistic with your illustrated instructions. Another no-cost way to add to my rolling stock Cheesy I have an IHC William Mason and a 1980's Mantua General.

Robert
3  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: McAfee Warning?? on: October 21, 2010, 02:06:52 PM
My McAfee av recently expired but it had never given me any warnings about the Bachmann site. I know the warning box you're talking about. And I almost never get any spam.

Robert
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Hudson on: October 21, 2010, 02:00:05 PM
IHC  Check the web. Their site is up and running ...

Well that's interesting Smiley I see they have some DCC loco's available as new items. Formerly they had only DCC ready. When I heard about the IHC/Mehano closings I bought several of their steamers and noted that of two similar locos, one's box said "Made in Slovenia" and the other had a sticker over that which matched the box's graphics and said "Made in China."

I bought one of their SD24's in B&O passenger paint. It is a beautiful, well detailed shell, but underneath is a cheap plastic frame and mechanism which is unpleasantly noisy and uncharacteristic of the quiet, smooth running models they had made previously. This is the only diesel they have been selling for quite awhile. Must have been an early sign of troubles at the company. I like it as it is a great looking model, and I got it for cheap. I'm hoping to put in a better motor some day.

Robert
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Hudson on: October 20, 2010, 05:56:05 PM
... I also have several IHC versions and they also are now Dcc ready but getting harder to find. They are now back in business and may make a new run...

IHC is back in business? If so, without Mehano? Huh?
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / The Coast Line Railroad - An On30 Railroad in 1930's Maine on: October 08, 2010, 02:20:09 PM
I just found this wonderful On30 railroad on Facebook. Look at the photos, they are a real inspiration. The owner / craftsman says he doesn't spend time watching TV Cheesy The layout is located in Näsum, Sweden. Enjoy!

The Coast Line RR page · View Photos

The Coast Line RR page

From the album: "I thought I'd better introduce some of the rolling stuff on the Coast Line, starting with one of the Forneys, the mainstay of Maine narrow gauge (the management of the CLRR has a somwhat freer and wider choice of loco types than the rest of the Maine crowd though ;-)

No 2 is a standard Bachmann outside frame Forney, merely painted/weathered and handlettered in acrylics."



From the album: "The most excentric equipment running on the Coast Line tracks... my doubledecker sightseeing railbus. Scratchbuilt in styrene on the Bachmann railtruck chassis. LokSound decoder installed"
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Operating Hoppers in HO scale. (Project Thread) on: October 06, 2010, 12:58:17 PM
Here's two Tyco models, from the "brown box" era

http://cgi.ebay.com/TYCO-HO-OPERATING-VGN-HOPPER-CAR-SEALED-NEW-BOX-/130437901983?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item1e5eb46e9f

http://cgi.ebay.com/TYCO-HO-OPERATING-VGN-HOPPER-CAR-SEALED-NEW-BOX-/130439022501?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item1e5ec587a5
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Which is better 2 stay with? on: October 01, 2010, 03:43:33 PM
ok ill check it out sometime. which page are the dynamis system on in 2010 cat. i can find them for some reason i must be blind  Tongue

pages 30 - 31
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Thomas & Friends traveling Sodor layout gets some maintenance on: October 01, 2010, 02:03:47 PM
Check this out, from Bachmann's Facebook page. Thomas & Friends Sodor layout gets some maintenance.

Sodor Facelift photo album  Grin

10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Full Steam Ahead: Thomas The Tank Engine Turns 65 on: September 25, 2010, 02:46:10 PM
I heard a great interview with Christopher Awdry on NPR's All Things Considered last evening. Christopher, now 70, is the son of Rev. Wilbert Awdry who created Thomas and his stories in 1942 for his son who was sick in bed with the measles. You can read, listen or download a podcast of the interview here (6 minutes):

Full Steam Ahead: Thomas The Tank Engine Turns 65



(I originally posted this in the Thomas forum and thought it might be of interest in the General forum as well.)
11  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Full Steam Ahead: Thomas The Tank Engine Turns 65 on: September 25, 2010, 11:53:35 AM
I heard a great interview with Christopher Awdry on NPR's All Things Considered last evening. Christopher, now 70, is the son of Rev. Wilbert Awdry who created Thomas and his stories in 1942 for his son who was sick in bed with the measles. You can read, listen or download a podcast of the interview here (6 minutes):

Full Steam Ahead: Thomas The Tank Engine Turns 65

12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: How to identify Chronologically correct cars on: September 16, 2010, 01:00:02 PM
That steam engine dates from the early 1900's so it would be matched with the smaller cars, i.e. the 40' box cars but not the 52' box cars.

Look at this link: Steam locomotive profile: 0-6-0

And since this is your first set, the important thing to remember is to run what ever pleases you and try not to get too concerned with "rules" That said, if that were my train I would be looking at: (Click on the links above the pictures)

40' Box Cars


Flat Cars with Loads


40' Gondolas


Either of the ACF Log Cars


Ore Cars


40' Stock Cars


You have a correct caboose, and you already have tank and hopper cars. Have you ever been on a tourist railroad with a steam engine? They are a lot of fun Cheesy I have to have a tourist train or two on my layout. Bachmann makes large modern passenger cars that would be very inappropriate for your 0-6-0, however Bachmann makes two types of tourist cars that would look neat with two or three behind your loco.

Open-Sided and Jackson Sharp Excursion Cars



And remember as Yampa Bob used to say, "It is your railroad. Enjoy it." You would only be limited by the number of cars your engine can pull and the amount of track you have. Doesn't mean, of course that you have to run all your cars at the same time Wink Hope this is helpful. Please ask any more questions you have. Folks here on this forum will help.

Robert
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: lucky or qawincadence? on: September 16, 2010, 11:50:13 AM
I googled NCBX 2951 and didn't find anything but did find a couple of related links...

Another NCBX car #101 - New Century Rail Transport LLC reporting marks:
http://www.rent-a-train.com/train/node/61

Pictures of NCBX #1100 FP10:
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/locoPicture.aspx?id=51709

The mystery continues Cool

Robert

14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Spectrum Mountain to a B&O T Class on: September 14, 2010, 03:04:43 PM
... but coupling on curves, especially if they even resemble being sharp, is always problematical anyway.

That's the one good thing about the much maligned talgo truck mounted coupler. On my small layout the talgo equipped cars will couple even on 18" curves. The couplers are aligned with the trucks which are at an angle which is the tangent to the curve at the center of the trucks. The two centers may be only a couple of inches apart so the two tangents are very close to alignment.

With body mounted couplers, the couplers are aligned with the curve tangent at the center of the car. Those tangents are two half car lengths, i.e. one car length apart and the angles are significantly different so the couplers are not aligned.

Robert



15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Forum Change? on: September 14, 2010, 02:41:34 PM
I have found everything I used to look for, however I have one serious problem. (I'm using MS IE8 on Win XP) The links at the top of the page, Product information etc... Used to be I could right click on those links and open them in a new tab. This does not work with the new forum setup. Now you can only left click on those links and open them while having to leave the forum behind.

It was useful to be able to have two or more tabs open, for example when answering another forum member's question. You could stay with your forum page and open product information in another tab to provide a link and answer to the questioner. Can't do that anymore - it's either the forum or the p/i and that is a problem.

Robert
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