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  1. Okay, in all honesty getting a steamer with sound...

    Okay, in all honesty getting a steamer with sound is going to be a long shot. To be blunt it's not really gonna be feasible, there's nothing available at the moment (I checked on the previously...
  2. We've gotcha, we'll get ya fixed up. First off...

    We've gotcha, we'll get ya fixed up. First off how old is your son? What's the budget? And do you know what size/scale you're looking for?
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    The silver things on either end of the worm. I...

    The silver things on either end of the worm. I try and get the oil in that little tiny gap between the worm and the block. With oiling less is more, adding too much can be as bad if not worse than...
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    I do a very small drop of oil on each of the...

    I do a very small drop of oil on each of the bearing blocks and another very small drop of oil on the worm itself. From there I usually let the oil make it's way to the gears as the locomotive runs.
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    Kato caboose trucks might be a superior...

    Kato caboose trucks might be a superior alternative
  6. If you're still on here, would you consider...

    If you're still on here, would you consider printing a couple of those platforms for me under commission?
  7. If I were you I'd stick with one level. Messing...

    If I were you I'd stick with one level. Messing with grades gets really annoying really quickly
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    Remember the guys at scale trains ditched another...

    Remember the guys at scale trains ditched another company (Athearn if I recall correctly) to start their own business because the old company's policies and practices pissed them off. I'd assume this...
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    Oops, I should have been a little more specific,...

    Oops, I should have been a little more specific, I'm looking for prototype photos
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    SW-9 Guts

    Hi guys, does anybody have any photos of an SW9 with it's hood removed exposing the prime mover, generator ect?
  11. Okay, yesterday I got a Rix 2 stall engine house...

    Okay, yesterday I got a Rix 2 stall engine house in and started building it. Ill post pics when its done.
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    Honestly I think wombat might be right. It would...

    Honestly I think wombat might be right. It would probably be easier to just buy a new shay and part out the one you've got currently to recoup as much cost as possible
  13. Oh wow, I just woke up and there's already so...

    Oh wow, I just woke up and there's already so many replies. Thanks guys!
  14. Uhhh.... So anyway... I got the BN caboose in:...

    Uhhh.... So anyway...
    I got the BN caboose in:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49092293261_b6e578befe_c.jpg

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49091772383_4a6e3ca57e_c.jpg


    Here's the...
  15. Mini update time: I got my SW1500 and first...

    Mini update time:

    I got my SW1500 and first caboose in after sending them to randgust for a super detail. They look pretty darn good, I cant wait to get them running:...
  16. Just did that, it worked great. Thanks!

    Just did that, it worked great. Thanks!
  17. Ballast quarries in the 1980's where were they?

    Hi guys, so I've been tossing about how my up and coming layout receives ballast. I've settled on having BN dropping off cars of ballast but I'm trying to figure out who's cars they would be dropping...
  18. Chattahoochee Industrial and 36 for the set, PM...

    Chattahoochee Industrial and 36 for the set, PM me for more details and pics
  19. A couple days after that I laid cork down on the...

    A couple days after that I laid cork down on the layout and made some modifications to the reload area:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49076092626_23fc0dc512_c.jpg



    And finally today I...
  20. Okay update time! A few days ago I got in and...

    Okay update time!

    A few days ago I got in and installed cupholders:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49067073306_5deaae7cd9_c.jpg
    This is one of those operator experience modifications, it...
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    I've used the rail pal from WS and loved it,...

    I've used the rail pal from WS and loved it, great for touchups if you find you're running and missed a spot
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    You could use it as an opportunity to add a...

    You could use it as an opportunity to add a little humor to the layout. Do a series of boring everyday names
  23. The polarity changes depending on how the switch...

    The polarity changes depending on how the switch is set since the frog can function as either the inner or outer rail

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    Now the question ive yet to ask, what specific wires...
  24. Okay a few nit picky updates. 2% risers came in...

    Okay a few nit picky updates. 2% risers came in after yelling at fedex. They're installed but oddly enough it didn't get much better. So I've ordered new log loads that DON'T have a massive chunk of...
  25. So I've settled on the slide switch method. But...

    So I've settled on the slide switch method. But I've reached a small puzzle:
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49066222176_ecc586f76a_b.jpg
    My initial thought is to run a wire from the switch...
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