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HO / Re: Another tender for your NY...
Last post by trainman203 - Today at 03:41:23 PM
What about bringing back all of the separately available tenders that were available around 10 years ago? I could use several.  Especially the small one that was behind the 52 inch driver ten Wheeler. And the medium oil, Vanderbilt tender.
HO / Re: Streamlined Hudson questio...
Last post by thewizard - Today at 12:13:19 AM
I will start saving my pennies. Thank you Mr Yard Master!
HO / Re: Another tender for your NY...
Last post by the Bach-man - September 21, 2023, 10:24:21 PM
Dear Ken,
Very interesting idea!
N / Re: Questions about the discon...
Last post by ELSfan503 - September 21, 2023, 07:37:10 PM
Honestly, they should bring back the n scale golden spike that would be cool
General Discussion / Re: Dept. 56 City Trolley
Last post by Terry Toenges - September 21, 2023, 01:11:38 PM
I haven't seen that track before. I would say that if you can find a piece of O scale track, try it on there and see if if fits. If so, then you can buy O scale track. Bachmann's O scale track has 3 rails. There are other 2 rail O scale tracks out there if you Google "O scale 2 rail track"
From Google - "O gauge model railroad tracks typically have their rails spaced 1.25 in (31.75 mm) apart with the United States National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) standard allowing spacings between 31.75 mm and 32.64 mm."
General Discussion / Re: Rail Truck, 4-6-0 Annie an...
Last post by - September 21, 2023, 11:54:23 AM
They tell me it's not available.
HO / Re: Old rolling stock coupler
Last post by MidWestMikeGT - September 21, 2023, 11:11:55 AM
Here is the link to the Kadee gear boxes:

Kadee gear boxes

and the couplers I really like (#148 instead of #5 because it is simpler)...although the prices have really gone up!  Wowzers!  Kadee #148, 50 pairs.

I strongly recommend getting a coupler height gauge.  It is very useful to keep the height correct and the train connected when going up or down grades. 

Kadee also has a coupler conversion resource: Kadee Coupler Conversion

IF you want to keep using the truck mounted system (we call them Talgo trucks - I think), Kadee has Talgo Truck adapters on their site.

Let us know how it goes!
HO / Re: Wiring my DC layout with I...
Last post by MidWestMikeGT - September 21, 2023, 10:51:25 AM
I did what you want to do a bit ago for a Christmas tree layout. 

I isolated each section with two plastic rail joiners.  I also used just one power supply (at first) using the Atlas #0220 controller.  I later changed it to use the Atlas #0215.  It worked out pretty well. 

I did that because there was a higher risk of shorting out (think tinsel, foil wrapping, cat, dog, etc.) and did not want to risk my DCC locomotives.  DC locomotives are more robust against shorts, I think.  If there is a short, it just stops working rather than burn up your decoder.  Of course, that is only in my limited opinion.
General Discussion / Re: Dept. 56 City Trolley
Last post by Karissa - September 21, 2023, 09:47:24 AM
Yes, that is the trolley that I have!
HO / E-33/E-44 ?
Last post by keystonefarm - September 20, 2023, 11:44:51 PM
Any chance of a return of the E-33 ? The E-33 drive is correct in trucks and truck spacing for the PRR/PC/CR/AMTRAK/Muskegum Electric E-44's. You already have the drive/frame done. ---- Ken