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Messages - Ken G Price

General Discussion / Re: Going to try a new layout
February 01, 2017, 10:59:49 PM
Quote from: charon on January 29, 2017, 06:10:56 AM
With all the grades and curves I think On30 would be excellent, imho.

I have to agree that On30 would look really good with all the curves.
You don't so much as need tunnels, as needing view blocks, such as trees, little hills, and buildings.
I had 4 tunnels on mine at the start and converted 3 of them to just small ridges to block parts of the trains.
This also made it much easier to get to a derail. And with just one short four car tunnel (in the center back of the layout) less aggravation.
Of course this is just take on it.
General Discussion / Re: DCC Conflict
January 13, 2017, 10:13:46 PM
Great find and a great buy. :D

Next is to set the address as to what is on the engine.

And now you can learn to be the NCE expert! ;D
N / Re: N Scale Train stops working
December 29, 2016, 03:41:06 PM
Quote from: Fordski on December 29, 2016, 01:57:35 PM
Hi, thanks for commenting

When I increase the voltage the light remains on and it runs smoothly.

I have not cleaned the locomotive or track. The locomotive and track is brand new

That does not mean it does not need cleaning.
In the manufacturing processes some times the track is just produced, but not cleaned.
Is this DC? If so many engines need a higher voltage. That is normal.
N / Re: switching trailing truck question_
December 10, 2016, 09:27:08 PM
It helps when every thing is good.
Are you talking about wire only? Or wire and conecters that go with it?
General Discussion / Re: Label Makers
October 28, 2016, 07:50:27 PM
Quote from: Len on October 28, 2016, 08:44:02 AM
If you're on Windows, or using a Windows emulator on Linux, you can download the P-Touch Editor 5.1 from the Brother web page. It makes manipulating text and images within labels easier than trying to do it from a word processor, while still using all the fonts and clipart you may have.


Thanks for the information.

General Discussion / Re: Model railroad season up north
October 24, 2016, 08:49:06 PM
Quote from: Jerrys HO on October 22, 2016, 08:08:06 PM
Quote from: Ken G Price on October 22, 2016, 07:21:13 PM
Fall, Winter, Spring, or summer are the same here in NorCal.

Love the NorCal weather! My grandfather never owned an a/c unit his entire life.

Well here in Lake County it is more like high desert climate. Can be below freezing at night in the winter and over 100 during the days in the middle of summer. But one swamp cooler and a fan or two works just fine. ;D
General Discussion / Re: Label Makers
October 24, 2016, 08:43:29 PM
Quote from: Len on October 23, 2016, 02:43:12 PM
I use one of these:

The tape is a bit pricey, but deals can be found and a cartridge lasts quite awhile. The tape is also available in several colors, as well as clear.


I need to get a label maker and this model seems about right. Being a BROTHER product it may just do.
Got to see if one of the stores has it in stock.
N / Re: N Scale Switches – Radius Matches
October 22, 2016, 07:23:50 PM
Even the big railroads install switches on curves when it is needed.
General Discussion / Re: Model railroad season up north
October 22, 2016, 07:21:13 PM
My layout is in a large not insulated and not climate controlled building.
So for me, model railroad season is any time of day, when I fell like working on or running trains on my layout, and it is not to hot or not to cold. 
Fall, Winter, Spring, or summer are the same here in NorCal.
Quote from: Trainman203 on October 22, 2016, 04:18:29 PM
Or to keep the battery from catching on fire.  :o :D
Like in real engines. Just more realism. ;D
N / Re: N scale scrap yard
September 26, 2016, 05:53:49 PM
Lots of nice scrap you got there. ;D
HO / Re: 2-8-0 Spectrum Free Rolling Issues
September 25, 2016, 06:01:30 PM
Six days and no reply from OP! ???
HO / Re: HO scale logs, homemade or otherwise
September 25, 2016, 05:56:16 PM
Quote from: J3a-614 on September 23, 2016, 08:14:42 PM
Just remembered this old thread:,13101.0.html

Unless you're a member and pay money, this is of somewhat limited usefulness (i.e., you can't blow up pictures), but it might give some more ideas:

I'm not a payed member and can enlarge the pictures. Just view image and then use the Control + to make it larger or open in a photo program.
HO / Re: HO scale logs, homemade or otherwise
September 21, 2016, 08:59:56 PM
Quote from: jbrock27 on September 21, 2016, 06:57:33 AM

You mean you would like us to believe you can't tell the difference between say a pine or fir tree and an oak tree ??? That's not something one needs to be a "tree person", whatever that is, to be capable a doing. ::) 

We have 3 kinds of oaks, 2 types of pines where I live and none really have a real world log look to their small branches.
Though we do have Redbuds which give great looking logs that look like the plastic ones WounderBear shows.

I suggest that you just wonder the streets or yards of friends and see what looks good. :-\