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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Looking to use HO EZ-Track with Bachmann Flex Track on: November 05, 2020, 08:27:25 PM
So shim the thinner one with a bit of cereal box card stock. Not everything has to line up within a thousandth of an inch.

Model railroading is not difficult.

2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Looking to use HO EZ-Track with Bachmann Flex Track on: November 05, 2020, 12:29:21 AM
Look at Midwest's cork roadbed.

3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Looking for Dash 8-40CW handrails on: November 03, 2020, 01:07:25 PM
A-Line has what you need.

4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Ken's Railroad on: October 31, 2020, 08:56:06 PM
Im thinking I could possibly scratch-bash a duplex style engine together. Might be as fun as my cab forward.

5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Ken's Railroad on: October 31, 2020, 05:10:22 PM
Always a pleasure and an inspiration looking at your photos, Ken. Keep it up.

6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Figure-8 reverse loop in DC on: October 27, 2020, 11:17:50 AM
To the OP. A picture is worth a thousand words I learned many years ago. Solves issues faster.

Please sign your name. It is appropriate.


Don't worry about your name. If you are not comfortable using your name then don't.

Rich.....please quit making up rules of conduct. If you wanna use your name, go ahead. Nothing here says it is "appropriate" .

7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Wire Strippers on: October 25, 2020, 01:35:16 PM
One wire at time between your front teeth......bite down a bit and pull.....or burn the ends back with a lighter.

8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Show cancelled on: October 24, 2020, 01:21:26 PM
Figured so. Uptick in the area ia not surprising.


An uptick? You guys are setting record numbers, and you call it an uptick? Incredible. It's actually quite fascinating to watch from this side of the border.

9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Train Show cancelled on: October 23, 2020, 07:19:00 PM
What a surprise Roll Eyes

10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Buchmann point to point auto reverse system on: October 21, 2020, 02:46:07 PM
For the record.....different Sid lol. Grin

11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EZ track turnouts on: October 14, 2020, 02:28:25 PM
Start running short 2 and even 4 axle equipment over #6 or #8 turnouts, and you will quickly discover why powered frogs are important.

All the turnouts on my layout are powered frog, and switch polarity using the extra contacts on the toggle switch that controls them.

It was a lot of work but well worth the effort.

12  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: LED front light of 2-6-0 Alco seems defective on: October 13, 2020, 04:11:33 PM
I'm also finding a D&RGW 2-6-0 in On30 as a replacement shell in the bumblebee scheme.

The headlamp on the On30 2-6-0 is not an LED, just a regular 12v GOW bulb.

Is the fact this thing runs on HO gauge track perhaps the thing that is confusing you?


13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: New Bachmann stock will not stay coupled on: October 12, 2020, 11:09:02 AM
I can't knock the Bachmann couplers. Most of my 10 plus year old Bachmann engines are still using the EZ Mates they came with. A few have stretched out and have been replaced.

Sometimes I replace with KaDees but I also keep a stock of EZ mates on hand too.

Not sure why you are experiencing such grief. Have you called service?

14  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Ox Guard on: October 10, 2020, 09:20:08 AM
The stuff uses Lithium grease as a carrier, so, no......I wouldn't use it on my layout.

15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Railroad revenge on trucks! on: October 08, 2020, 02:12:00 PM
Maybe this video is photoshopped.  I would find this event unimaginable on a railroad with a design engineering department, digital car type tracking, and such.

Nope, nope, nope.......not photo-shopped. It's as real as it gets.

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