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    Re:Repair 1980s Atlas GP-30

    I have one of these in my collection that I haven't used in forever. I would be willing to part with it if you want it for parts. -Steve
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    Re:Glue of choice when working with foam

    I use hot glue for the foam. The only advice I have here is to always apply the glue to the foam, instead of the wood, when gluing the foam to wood. The foam is a good heat insulator and will allow...
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    Re:Yet Another Foam Question

    Dollar store steak knives are also great for foam. They are terrible for steak, but they flex really well to allow curved cuts and are long enough to get down into foam well. However, the handles rip...
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    Re:well fellers......

    Model Power Pacifics (4-6-2) are supposed to be pretty good and DCC friendly. (I don't have one yet.) Pacifics were a pretty standard all-purpose loco and usually do well on tight radii. I have the...
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    Re:Any story behind your username?

    n2trains -

    A few years ago when I needed a username for eBay, I came up with this one on the fly and was surprised it wasn't already taken. It was still pretty early in the eBay thing.

    I am...
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    Re:Bachmann Rolling Stock

    The detail tends to be very poor and the scale is often off. Also, when you convert them to MT (at least the old ones I had) you had to work on the bolster because the trucks are held on by screws...
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    Re:Atlas Turnout Issue

    Actually, mine were bent when I bought them. I thought at first that it was a weird reflection in the packaging, but when I opened it up, it was bent. When I went back to get more later, I noticed...
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    Re:Atlas Turnout Issue

    Joe,

    I thought it was just me too until last weekend at the National Train Show in Philly. I was standing around my layout and a guy walked up and we started talking. Basically, we got to talking...
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    Re:A Track Plan for Your Evaluation

    Very nice!!

    It looks like you will only have the ability to store 4 trains off-line (two tracks per end loop). Unless this is intentional, I would recommend adding tracks there.

    As for the...
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    Re:A wiring revelation

    I have similar expereiences to our good Mr. Fifer on this one. I have used old phone wire (one of the guys in our club installs phones and gives me his scraps) on my layouts with good success. I have...
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    Re:intermountain FTs

    I used the NCE decoders on my FTs with good luck. However, I would not mix manufacturers if that is what you are doing. Different decoders may have different acceleration curves (or whatever you...
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    Re:Newbie radius question

    I have a home layout that has 15" radius curves minimum and am able to run anything that I own on it. Generally, steam is the first to start complaining about the radius. I am able to run pacifics,...
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    Re:Ideas for a Timesaver Module

    There is a guy in my club that has an NTRAK module with a timesaver puzzle on it. He has used it to switch stuff on the side while the trains go happily by. Here is a link to the page that describes...
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    Re:woo hoo the circle returns

    I agree with Cornreaper that it is typically is a mix.

    I have never actually seen a pure point-to-point layout of any size. The larger layouts that I have seen always include a continuous running...
  15. Thread: Life-Like

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    Re:Life-Like

    My Hudson came with Rapido couplers and I did replace them with Microtrains.

    I don't believe that any of the real Hudsons towed Vandy tenders, but I know I haven't seen any of the ConCor models...
  16. Thread: Life-Like

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    Re:Life-Like

    I have a very old CC Hudson (which was made in Japan by Kato) that is phenominal. I know that when the CC Hudsons came out the second time (maybe 15 years ago) there were lots of problems with them....
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    Re:Anyone going to the NMRA National?

    ejsneonss,

    I understand that there will be two discreet T-TRAK groups setting up at the con. However, I understand that the two groups will be set up just across the walkway from each other, so we...
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    Re:flex or sectional

    The only sectional that I will use is Kato because it is precision-made. The sectional stuff that you get in the packages from Atlas and others isn't accurate which means that if you close up each...
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    Re:Anyone going to the NMRA National?

    I'll be there for the train show (Thurs-Sun). I will have my T-TRAK modules there as well.

    Steve Jackson
    NVNTRAK - T-TRAK Division
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    Re:Double track main line Question...

    Interesting question :)

    I know that the RF&P which ran (basically) from Washington DC to Richmond VA was (it is CSX now) a double-track mainline and uses right-hand running.

    I also know...
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    Re:SD7 with and without dynamic brake

    Here is a GP-18 without dynamic brakes:

    http://www.walthers.com/prodimage/79939394/03566282792209.gif

    Here is one with dynamic brakes:
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  22. Thread: turn radius

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    Re:turn radius

    I run all kinds of locos large and small. I prefer for, asthetic reasons, to run larger radii on my home layout, but I run on T-TRAK regularly which means 11 and 12" radius curves. I can run pretty...
  23. Re:How much better are Kato locos than the others, or are they?

    wag-zhp,

    You have done better with your first 4 locos than I did :shock: , but then I got into this about 25 years ago and the quality was considerably lower then. :?

    For me, the choice...
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    Re:turntable and roundhouse

    I have an Atlas turntable on my layout and run DCC. I haven't had any problems. I do not have a reversing module on the turntable. The 'magic' in the turntable does the trick (as long as you have the...
  25. Thread: TexNrails

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    Re:TexNrails

    They come to a lot of the East-Coast shows and I have bought from them in person. They bring mostly new, but also some used, to the shows. I have had good experience with both. One of my buddies uses...
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