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1  Discussion Boards / N / Waiting for the Russian Decapod in Western Maryland... on: September 30, 2013, 07:05:18 PM
I waited a while for the N Scale Ten Wheelers; maybe I will be able to wait long enough for the N Scale WM Russian Decapods...

All the best,
Charles
2  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Anyone have a timeline on the 4-6-0 re-release? on: June 06, 2011, 01:20:46 AM
Don't know how long they will be available but to be a bit redundant:

http://toys.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=4-6-0&_sacat=19119&_dmpt=Model_RR_Trains&_ssn=thefavoritespot&_odkw=&_osacat=19119&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

One place you can find them as of 6 June 2011.
Charles
3  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Are the second run of the 4-6-0 engines available? on: June 06, 2011, 01:06:57 AM
Roger,

Have you found them yet?  Try:
http://toys.shop.ebay.com/N-Scale-/19119/i.html?_trkparms=65%253A1%257C66%253A4%257C39%253A1&rt=nc&_catref=1&_dmpt=Model_RR_Trains&_ipg=200&_ssn=thefavoritespot&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14.l1581&_pgn=2

You should find lots of goodies...


I got four 4-6-0 undec's from here:
 http://cgi.ebay.com/BACHMANN-N-4-6-0-PAINTED-UNLETTERED-BLACK-TRAIN-51451-/180671440868?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash=item2a10db67e4

Thanks,
Charles
4  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N scale 44 tonner on: June 06, 2011, 12:54:42 AM
If it runs like the DCC Ten Wheeler and the DCC Peter Witt, on my current DC it should be great.
Charles
5  Discussion Boards / N / Re: N scale DCC ready Locomotives jump track on switches and turnouts on: May 22, 2011, 06:13:15 PM
Which variety of Atlas track?
Charles
6  Discussion Boards / N / Re: The Russian Decapod 2-10-0 on: May 22, 2011, 06:08:10 PM
I'm not desperate for the Russian, I am just in a hurry to put it on my Western Maryland related railroad...

Yee-haa,
Charles

PS, the Ten Wheeler seemed to sell like hotcakes even with that kind-of large tender...

PPS, a loco you can use in desperation is better than nothing...
7  Discussion Boards / N / Re: What is the correct way to hook the drawbar to the tender? N spectrum on: December 18, 2010, 09:46:25 PM
Great post, thanks!!
Charles
8  Discussion Boards / N / Re: New 4-6-0 Photo's and couplers on: December 18, 2010, 09:21:57 PM
Yea, thanks!  It is a little difficult finding real photos, even harder finding real specifications for driver diameter, and tender options.

It seems someone at Bachmann knows all this, and it would be nice to get accurate info to know what I am ordering.

Thanks,
Charles
9  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Question from Italy! New track for GP50 ?? on: December 18, 2010, 08:58:28 PM
I looked at your web site.  The trains you produce are nice.

I think I can-not help you.  I have a question about your question.

Are you trying to do two different things with the truck?

1)  convert it to Rapido "Arnold  type" couplers, and

2)  connect the truck to the locomotive to provide electrical power from the track?

Thanks, and good work on your trains!

Charles
10  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Bachmann Announcements Posted on: July 17, 2010, 12:11:55 AM
Ten Wheeler, Ten Wheeler, Raah Raah Raah!

Hooray, and all that good stuff!!

Thank you!
Charles
11  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Speed Controller Problems on: March 17, 2010, 12:45:40 PM
Sounds like a short of some sort from your turnout, or what not.
Charles
12  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Trolly on: January 23, 2010, 10:50:22 PM
Glsummers,

Welcome to N scale Traction!  Eventually I will be using DCC with my N scale streetcars (and the plan is on live overhead catenary too).  Though I don't have any cataloged DCC Trolleys to tell you right now.  If you continue to be involved, this may be of interest:

A reasonably active group with some very knowledgeable folks:
 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nscaletraction/

Some good resource material:
 http://www.teamsavage.com/ncat/ncat.html

If for instance you modify a Bachmann Brill streetcar for DCC you will need to isolate the motor as done here for a different purpose in an article by Alex Postpischil:
 http://www.teamsavage.com/ncat/bachmann_convert.pdf

All the best and hope to see you at nscaletraction!
Charles
13  Discussion Boards / N / Re: parts ie.screws on: January 23, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
Without looking on-line, if you have a local hobby store (LHS) or clock repair shop they may be able to help.

Charles
14  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Drawing a layout with wintrack on: December 24, 2009, 04:09:31 PM
Thanks, I don't have the time at the moment to explore this any more at the moment myself, but maybe Cyclopedg can get an answer from someone else...  I may check into it in time.
Charles
15  Discussion Boards / N / Re: Brill/PCC Trolleys Success! on: December 24, 2009, 01:20:12 AM
Possumite,

The tight radius for streetcars is very prototypical, especially in the citys.  They had to get through the existing intersections and could not cut corners of buildings off to run track.

In NMRA RECOMMENDED PRACTICES RP-5 Electric Traction, General, they say: "Freelance models intended for a full range of street railway operations should be capable of tracking curves equivalent to 35' radius (center line of track)."

So in this reflection of the prototype, 35' is 2 5/8" radius, much smaller than 3 1/4" radius.

Depending on where you go with your streetcar railroad (so to speak), you may find some interesting info here:

http://www.nmra.org/standards/sandrp/rp-5.html
http://www.nmra.org/standards/sandrp/rp-5_1.html
http://www.nmra.org/standards/sandrp/rp-5_2.html
http://www.nmra.org/standards/sandrp/s-5.html
http://www.nmra.org/standards/sandrp/s-6.html

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nscaletraction/

All the best!
Charles
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