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    I've heard of guys use two or springs instead of...

    I've heard of guys use two or springs instead of just the one, but haven't seen how that ever panned out?
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    Yup. I've heard others doing this. Do you...

    Yup.



    I've heard others doing this. Do you think the rubber band may dry out and crumble in time? I wonder if silicon would be better providing you could find something like that?



    Yup,...
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    Since were speaking about couplers here, has...

    Since were speaking about couplers here, has anyone seen the couplers on the new Scale Trains PS-2CD 4785cf Covered hoppers?
    On their Carbon Black cars they were huge! I thought I heard or read...
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    Dave this is coming along nicely. The track plan...

    Dave this is coming along nicely.
    The track plan looks believable and not cramped. I also like how the whole scene sits askew.


    The new building looks great and maybe it's just the photo but...
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    What are you doing specifically Paul if I may...

    What are you doing specifically Paul if I may ask? Removing the entire trucks or just the couplers?
    What do you plan replacing them with?

    I have a lot of the Athearn bay window cabooses that...
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    @mu26aeh You mentioned the Bulkheads, How...

    @mu26aeh

    You mentioned the Bulkheads, How about the Red Caboose autoracks?...
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    Thanks for the link! Once I started watching it...

    Thanks for the link!
    Once I started watching it I remember seeing that video a long time ago.
    His stuff looks outstanding!

    Such a simple technique, similar to what Dave Frary does.
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    On the underframes that I swapped out, they got...

    On the underframes that I swapped out, they got put on the older carbodies and headed off to the chopping block, then....... went far, far away.

    From my understanding, the McHenry's work OK, but...
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    Swapping underframes...

    I recently stumbled on to a slick trick and thought I share it.

    Over the past 6 months or so I've been slowly going through my rolling stock and thinning the herd as well as replacing some of my...
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    I hear ya! That's insane. A little too new for...

    I hear ya! That's insane. A little too new for me, but I'd squeeze one in if the price was right.
    But then again the new HO bulkhead flats from Exactrail ar $55 new, ugh.....
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    I hear ya OT, it was just a shot in the dark. ...

    I hear ya OT, it was just a shot in the dark. Could very well be a bad connection.
    I've come to not be a fan of TCS anymore, they just seem to be so sensitive to anything.
    I like the motor control...
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    @OTFan Here's a long shot. Awhile back as we...

    @OTFan
    Here's a long shot.
    Awhile back as we were sitting up for an OP's my buddy inadvertently shorted out the yard while cleaning some loco wheels. Not only did the yard PSX's go off, but the my...
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    Here's another eBay listing that has ended. ...

    Here's another eBay listing that has ended. Hopefully the link still works?
    ...
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    Who keeps changing the title of this thread? ...

    Who keeps changing the title of this thread?

    Maybe I'm just getting old or cheap or both?
    But I sure am glad that I have most of the rolling stock and locomotives that I need. (Yeah I'm sure I'll...
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    You're quite welcome! If that is your first try,...

    You're quite welcome!
    If that is your first try, then you have nothing to worry about!
    I don't think it's over done at all. :thumbs-up:
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    That water treatment looks real good.

    That water treatment looks real good.
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    Yup I knew what you meant, thanks. I just...

    Yup I knew what you meant, thanks. I just figured since they didn't even have them listed any longer a call or email would be pointless.
    There may have been a chance that they had a few sitting...
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    Upon closer inspection, I bet you're right. One...

    Upon closer inspection, I bet you're right.
    One thing I see is that you can see more of the end of the fuel tank than normal.
    Two if you look at the 45(?) behind ex Conrail unit, the truck side...
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    This is the car with the issue: Exactrail...

    This is the car with the issue: Exactrail Evans-USRE 5277 Boxcar.

    I went to their sight and can't even find a link to their wheels any longer. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they wouldn't...
  20. Eric, I too am not familiar with the part number...

    Eric,
    I too am not familiar with the part number you're referring to: 127/45 & 127/46

    If these are the original "drop-in" boards provided by Atlas/Lenz when the GP40-2's and the later GP38's were...
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    I just finished measuring it when you posted, lol...

    I just finished measuring it when you posted, lol Thanks
    I found a FVM boxcar that had metal wheels as well and they're also .540"

    Now to find one or breakdown and pick up a pack, if I can find...
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    Metal Wheels caused a short.

    The other day when we were about get a OP session started, one of the guys heard one of my PSX units start chirping right after I fired up the layout up.
    It was coming from the PSX's that shield the...
  23. Same here. My cork is spiked to the ceiling...

    Same here.
    My cork is spiked to the ceiling tile, the track is spiked to the cork, once the ballast it down I remove my nails and the ballast glue holds it all in place.
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    Thanks! Part of the reason I made these videos...

    Thanks!
    Part of the reason I made these videos other than just something to do and play with the new editing software, was to give you and idea of how I do things on my layout.
    By no means am I...
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