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    Happy Belated Birthday Tony. I haven't been on...

    Happy Belated Birthday Tony. I haven't been on for a few days and missed this. Hope you had a good one & it's great to see you posting again!!!!

    Tony
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    Me too... I'm going to miss all your posts Tony....

    Me too... I'm going to miss all your posts Tony. I enjoyed reading about you putting all those laser kits together and what you were buying for the month.

    I hope you reconsider, but most of all...
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    Thanks Tom... Give me a couple of days as I'm...

    Thanks Tom... Give me a couple of days as I'm working on a couple of Atlas GP-9's (Sorry no Steamers). I'm modeling the early 70's so these wooden boxcars will be close to the end of their useful...
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    Spent my wad for the month. Mailman dropped these...

    Spent my wad for the month. Mailman dropped these off today from Midwest Model RR. 4 Northen Pacific & 1 each of Frisco & Soo bulkhead flats. MTL boxed set of wooden 40ft boxcars. 1 ddbl door 50ft...
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    A story about how the Martians want to commandeer...

    A story about how the Martians want to commandeer a train and take it back to mars? But the opposite happens where the martians think they have him but just like the Little Engine That Could (I Think...
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    Heath... Yes plus the fact that it was 52 years...

    Heath... Yes plus the fact that it was 52 years ago they merged. I'm modeling the early 70's and NYC is still around. The PC merge never happened. I know the NYC never owned any GP38-2's but they do...
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    A BIG thanks to all the suggestions. It is now...

    A BIG thanks to all the suggestions. It is now fixed. All I had to do was loosen up the coupler box. Once I loosened up the screw a turn the coupler snapped back into position. I must have jammed it...
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    Coupler height mismatch?

    In the past couple of weeks I have purchased 2 different Atlas U25B units in Great Northern colors. I received my NCE decoders yesterday from MB Kline. Installed them last night & went to run the...
  9. Thread: Atlas motor help

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I did end up...

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I did end up using the end of a toothpick dipped in superglue. Engine is now on the track waiting on it's next load.
  10. Thread: Atlas motor help

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    Atlas motor help

    Ok... what is the secret to getting these black plastic motor rings back into their slots? I have these circled in red on the attached pic.

    I can't get it to stay on the motor. I'm hoping there is...
  11. Happy Birthday Mark. I hope you had a good one...

    Happy Birthday Mark. I hope you had a good one and many more yet to come.

    Tony
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    Thanks guys for the responses... I did go with...

    Thanks guys for the responses... I did go with the 2nd plan. I have most of my mainline up & running. Below are some pics I can live with the 20" squeeze section as 99% of the time it's just me in...
  13. Thread: Gap question

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    Gap question

    I have a crossover on my new extension and I have a Gap question. Looking at the attached pics you can see my mainline on the left side that goes through the wall and loops around and comes back on...
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    jweir43... I retired from an electrical supply...

    jweir43... I retired from an electrical supply house & we used to sell CRC brand items. They carried different electronic cleaners and most of them were safe for plastics. The main worry was if they...
  15. Thread: Name a town

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    My vote is for the name of "Cutthroat" as in the...

    My vote is for the name of "Cutthroat" as in the fish... Cutthroat trout.
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    Started putting down cork roadbed and some track...

    Started putting down cork roadbed and some track for my NYC Kankakee Belt Route. Ordered some Peco Long turnouts to complete the mainline.

    It's a nice 14ft x 6ft wide add on. Big improvement over...
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    I just ordered 5 right & 5 left Peco long...

    I just ordered 5 right & 5 left Peco long turnouts. Also ordered an SB5 booster and 3 UTP panels since I'm enlarging my layout. My Power Cab won't reach anymore.

    Tony
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    Thanks

    Thanks to all who replied to this thread. I went ahead and ordered the turnouts and the SB5 from MB Kline.

    I'm still open to some loco's and freight cars. I think it will be interesting to see...
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    Great American Train Show in Indy

    Plan on attending this in Indy this weekend. Never been to one what should I expect?

    I'm needing some Peco Long Turnouts, should I buy them there or order online like I have in the past?

    Will...
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    Finished my interior wall out in the garage. It...

    Finished my interior wall out in the garage. It is a 14ft long by 67" wide extension for the NYC Kankakee division. I figured a 15" wide shelf around the wall layout. No doors to worry about either....
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    What would you do? Need help.

    Ok... I have decided to expand my layout space. My layout is in a detached garage 30ft deep by 24ft wide. The previous owners built a small 9 x 8-1/2 ft room on the left side of the 30ft deep part. ...
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    I'm modeling the New York Central & Great...

    I'm modeling the New York Central & Great Northern in the early 70's. On my layout neither of these railroads ever merged. Location is the Kankakee IL NYC branch. NYC used this as a bypass around...
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    Tony... that trestle looks great. Hats off to...

    Tony... that trestle looks great. Hats off to you!

    NYC54/Tony
  24. Thread: Evergreen Trees

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    Thanks guys... the trick was to gently let the...

    Thanks guys... the trick was to gently let the wire wheel touch the trees.Believe me I approached this with caution. I figured I could sacrifice one tree, one I started it it was really quick & easy....
  25. Thread: Evergreen Trees

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    Ok... here what I have ended up doing. I tried...

    Ok... here what I have ended up doing. I tried soaking a couple of trees in 91% isopropyl alcohol for about 2-1/2 hrs last night. Didn't seem to help any at all.

    Since I live in a town that has no...
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