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  1. Lots of changes

    So, before the holidays, I took a lot of time to reconsider the layout. I was having a lot of trouble running trains and for the space, it felt very complicated. It's 4x8, but there were lots of ways for trains to go. I found it was hard to enjoy. So, I stepped back, redesigned it a bit, and ended up ripping up a lot of track and scenery. I'm still doing a LOT of work on scenery, and haven't gotten the reversing loops tested yet. But the outer loop works great now. I felt so good about it, I staged ...
  2. Micro Trains auto rack trucks

    I have a small fleet of Micro Trains auto racks and need some extra trucks for them. Could anyone advise what type of Micro Trains trucks are used in these? It seems they have some sort of Barber roller bearing truck with a coupler assembly that fits over the top of the truck and is held in place by four pins.

    Thanks in advance to everyone for your help!
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  3. Back up and running

    Well, sort of. I spent the last week cleaning track and fixing some wiring issues to make sure I could run this weekend, and I got an early Friday evening treat. Trains run normally, though some cleaning is still in the cards it seems. And it's only the outer loop right now, the inner loop still needs testing and some work. But it's fun, and reliable, and I'm pretty happy about the changes now. It looks good. Plus, you can see the caboose I wired up using the Model Train Tech caboose kit. It loos ...
  4. A Badly Needed (Missing) Index for the P-S Library, vol. 14

    Dumb little things that annoys one when trying to backtrack through volumes of references for that single tidbit, I present...

    Pullman-Standard Library #14, Union Pacific 1937-1958
    by W. David Randall & William G. Anderson
    pg1 Introduction
    2-7 Plan 7385, Lot 6510 48 seat coach 7/37-9/37 28 blt, 5300 series
    8-11 Plan 7386, Lot 6510 56 seat coach 7/37-9/37 16 blt, 5200 series Nurse Rm
    12-20 Plan 7387, Lot 6510 Kitchen ...
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  5. Postal rates?

    Have the postal rates jumped up lately? I'm finding a lot of really high shipping $15 to ship a $10 car that I KNOW will fit in a bulk rate box. Not really complaining, but it has definitely impacted what I buy. I now look at the shipping BEFORE I look at the price.