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    Well, it is over. What a great event. Bought a...

    Well, it is over. What a great event. Bought a ten pack of cars for less than what it will cost me to equip them with MT's. The layouts were fantastic. The venders had lots to sell. Prices were...
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    Wood expansion caused by humidity is largely...

    Wood expansion caused by humidity is largely across the grain not along the grain so a piece of lumber will expand in width rather than length. Sealing the wood then painting it will add further...
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    Here is an excellent You Tube video on adding a...

    Here is an excellent You Tube video on adding a section of track.

    �� Perfect rail gaps with N scale flex track on your model railroad layout for better operation - Bing video
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    Altoona, PA N Scale Weekend

    The Altoona N scale weekend is back with a new venue. This year's event will be September 17-18, 2022 and will be held at the Blair County Convention Center. This is a relatively new facility. The...
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    Where are they jumping the track, on straights or...

    Where are they jumping the track, on straights or curves? If curves, what is the radius of the curve?
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    Wireless DC throttle

    Has anyone produced a wireless DC only throttle similar in operation to the Aristo Craft radio throttles? This is analog DC only. I don't want any DCC stuff.
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    All packed and ready to roll. It is nice to see...

    All packed and ready to roll. It is nice to see things starting to come back to some semblance of normalcy after the pandemic. BTW the correct dates for the show are May 21-22, 2022, not May20-21st.
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    Peco says it is C55 and it is if you measure it...

    Peco says it is C55 and it is if you measure it like any other C55 rail and that is from the railhead to the tops of the ties. What lies buried in the tie strip isn't seen and therefore doesn't...
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    Model RR manufacturers tend to use the same motor...

    Model RR manufacturers tend to use the same motor in all of their offerings. It just makes good sense not to reinvent the wheel. Same is true in the gearing although there maybe some difference...
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    Ohio N Scale Weekend

    Columbus, Ohio May 20-21, 2022. Event will be in Hilliard, OH. This is just West of Columbus. All N scale with about 10-12 layouts plus some venders. This is the Ohio version of the N Scale...
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    The C140 approximates a 5.6 inch radius while the...

    The C140 approximates a 5.6 inch radius while the C103 is about 4.1 inch. The C 140 is the sharpest curve I have used for my trolley setup. I'm using the Bachmann Peter Witt cars with the Tomix...
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    Do you know the minimum radius these 44 tonners...

    Do you know the minimum radius these 44 tonners will negotiate? The Peco set track turnouts I mentioned in my earlier post was made for European trackage with two axle "wagons". They are about the...
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    I use Woodland Scenic cinders to represent modern...

    I use Woodland Scenic cinders to represent modern coal loads. Most of this coal is destined for power plants and is pulverized. The coal is then injected into the fire box of a boiler sort of like...
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    The slide switches are cheaper than the Caboose...

    The slide switches are cheaper than the Caboose throws. They may take longer to install but most of that work can be done before installation. Here is a You Tube clip:

    Swapping in Slide Switches...
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    I was somewhat surprised that people were still...

    I was somewhat surprised that people were still using the Caboose ground throws. I had thought that the DPDT slide switches were touted as being the way to go. They being less bulky than the ground...
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    What you see is code 55. Just because there is...

    What you see is code 55. Just because there is an additional .025 web and flange buried in the crossties doesn't change anything. Because of that buried portion, Peco C55 is the strongest track out...
  17. Aren't the Rivarossi heavyweights the same cars...

    Aren't the Rivarossi heavyweights the same cars as the Lima, Model Power, AHM and possibly Atlas heavyweights?
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    I agree also, check the wheel gauge but are you...

    I agree also, check the wheel gauge but are you sure it is the 'kink' that is the root of the problem? This is happening very close to the points of a switch on a curve and possibly the points may...
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    +1. I also found this reference extremely...

    +1. I also found this reference extremely helpful.
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    I did not read the entire thread but I solved the...

    I did not read the entire thread but I solved the problem of an end of train device by buying a Firefly Fred. A guy in our club makes them and was awarded a patent on it too. Works in DC as well as...
  21. Thread: Easements

    by inkaneer
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    My cam car is a double stack well car with the...

    My cam car is a double stack well car with the camera and its support mounted in the well of the car between the trucks. I have seen flat cars and gondolas with similar setups. At one time I...
  22. Thread: Easements

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    Cam cars that I have seen had the camera lens...

    Cam cars that I have seen had the camera lens located between the front and rear trucks not in front of the lead truck.
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    And I am saying using an easement on a tight...

    And I am saying using an easement on a tight curve is akin to putting makeup on a pig. The easement actually causes the curve to be tighter because you lessened the curvature at the beginning and...
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    Who are we trying to fool here? Running trains...

    Who are we trying to fool here? Running trains on "tight radius curves" is the epitome of looking like "clunky toys". As for running a cam car on the front of a train, I have done exactly that on...
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    Actually it is better to paint the interior of...

    Actually it is better to paint the interior of the building with a silver colored paint. Silver tends to be thicker and blocks light better than black or other dark colors. Then you can second coat...
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