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    I was 5 when I got my first Tyco HO train set....

    I was 5 when I got my first Tyco HO train set. 4x8 plywood in my bedroom. My loco made it 2 years before burning out. In the basement was my father's HO Marklin European trains. Complete layout with...
  2. Was thinking of removing the 180 portion and...

    Was thinking of removing the 180 portion and either use a loco escape track or a wye to get the engine back. Possibility of 2 engines but would have to isolate during switches due to running DC....
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    Sticky: I'm not sure I did introduce myself or not. If I...

    I'm not sure I did introduce myself or not. If I did, my apologies. Back into the hobby after a 30+ year hiatus. Protofreelancing the NS D&H South line & NYSW Utica Line. My twin 5 yr old boys are...
  4. I will check it out MoPac. But I've found that...

    I will check it out MoPac. But I've found that usually the best way is trial & error dry fit. Planning on using full size cardboard template. I do better hands on than on a screen.
  5. My plan is Atlas code 80 flex track. Will reduce...

    My plan is Atlas code 80 flex track. Will reduce number of joints. MoPac, I will check out the website later. Gary Rowan, I've been reading through the ntrak download. Good info there. Thanks for...
  6. Thanks again to everyone. Planning on 12"...

    Thanks again to everyone. Planning on 12" minimum. Was thinking 11 3/4" curves but thinking of going to 15". Plan on having track wander across so little as possible parallelism to edge. Have...
  7. Thanks again to everyone. Planning on 12"...

    Thanks again to everyone. Planning on 12" minimum. Was thinking 11 3/4" curves but thinking of going to 15". Plan on having track wander across so little as possible parallelism to edge. Have...
  8. Minimum shelf width for single track & sidings

    I'm looking for suggestions on making a shelf layout that will allow operations, some scenery and industries to switch in & out. Would like to have it approx 48" off the floor to be able to use the...
  9. Another thing to remember Moose, it's your...

    Another thing to remember Moose, it's your railroad! Make it the way you want it.
  10. I think it falls into different categories. If...

    I think it falls into different categories. If it's modern era, does the car need a repaint due to graffiti? Other eras, graffiti wasn't a big problem. Is the car serviceable for interchange or home...
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    I'm looking to have 2 of my Dash 8-40c's done in...

    I'm looking to have 2 of my Dash 8-40c's done in the AWVR colors from Unstoppable. My twin 5 yr old boys are absolutely fascinated by the movie. Although they're not the correct engines, they won't...
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    Thanks BruceNscale for another option for me. I...

    Thanks BruceNscale for another option for me. I will try to find him on social media.
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    I've decided to have 2 engines done in...

    I've decided to have 2 engines done in Unstoppable colors. My twin boys are fascinated by them. Although my donors aren't the correct model, they won't know the difference.
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    Mu26aeh, if you could let me know what you agree...

    Mu26aeh, if you could let me know what you agree on for prices, I would appreciate it. I'm gathering information first then make a decision. I haven't decided if I'm going to have 1 or 2 engines done.
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    Another project for this weekend. Thanks for the...

    Another project for this weekend. Thanks for the info Bryan.
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    Thank you for the information. I will try to...

    Thank you for the information. I will try to contact randgust over the weekend to see what his needs are to do a engine for me. I understand that custom work takes time and I know it's worth the wait.
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    Custom painting, who does it?

    I was wondering who does custom engines? Any recommendations from the gang here?
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    I have some EZ Mate couplers and have yet to be...

    I have some EZ Mate couplers and have yet to be able to make them drop in my diesels coffeeman. They've had too much slop or the whiskers won't stay in the coupler box.
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    I run 11 3/4 also. But mostly 4 axle units and...

    I run 11 3/4 also. But mostly 4 axle units and rolling stock 60' max.
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    The engine works perfectly. I don't want to press...

    The engine works perfectly. I don't want to press my luck with the Mrs...I used part of my Christmas bonus to purchase it. Waiting for tax time for more additions.
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    You bring up a good point coffee man. What is...

    You bring up a good point coffee man. What is your minimum radius on curves? I have done 1 short shank with 1 medium shank on the same car. Then when I couple them together, it leaves enough swing in...
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    According to MTL conversion chart, there is no...

    According to MTL conversion chart, there is no specific part number listed. I would recommend 1015-1. Universal body mount with short shank.
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    I received a Atlas NS Dash 8-40b that my wife...

    I received a Atlas NS Dash 8-40b that my wife "picked up" for me. This way, there's no arguing over why I didn't use what she got me.
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    You're correct on both restaurants Andrew. The...

    You're correct on both restaurants Andrew. The burgers at Rudy's were awesome & then the biggest chocolate shake they had. Now if I were to go there it would be the shake only. Can't eat like I used...
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    I'm sorry for not putting names to messages....

    I'm sorry for not putting names to messages. Andrew, you were correct. I went twice a year there to camp for a week at a time. That was before kids though. Loved to go to Bev's in Oswego for dinner.
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