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  1. A lot of manufacturers used them back in the...

    A lot of manufacturers used them back in the 70's.........but that was 40 years ago and there aren't many left.
  2. I use them on my ore cars............if you...

    I use them on my ore cars............if you remove one coupler and on the other end, trim the hook on the rapido till it resembles the T shank you can get a nice close coupling setup. The empty...
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    Ditto on the 1015 couplers. If you prefer, there...

    Ditto on the 1015 couplers. If you prefer, there is a hole on the loco that the center pin on the clip fits into........you can use this hole and screw the couplers on instead of using the clips....
  4. One man's junk is another man's treasure - old trucks

    Does anyone have a supply of the old 2 axle trucks (with Rapido couplers) that used the metal u-shaped retainer with bendable tabs to hold the spring and coupler in place? I've exhausted my supply...
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    Already there........started a layout with Atlas...

    Already there........started a layout with Atlas code 55 and the supply of track dried up!
  6. Thread: minitrix FM

    by MRLdave
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    minitrix FM

    I know I've come across disussions of this, but I can't find them now.............so, does anyone know what "modern" chassis might fit under a Minitrix FM switcher shell?
  7. I don't pay any attention to the Horribly...

    I don't pay any attention to the Horribly oversized stuff, so can't really say what I'd want since I don't know what there is...….I'm probably better off that way.
  8. I used 5 packs on my last layout. I probably used...

    I used 5 packs on my last layout. I probably used the same Radio Shack rotary switch that WP used. It worked well, but you had to isolate both rails on each block. It also required A LOT of wire...
  9. RS2 is 4 axles,RSC2 is 6 axles...…..the chassis...

    RS2 is 4 axles,RSC2 is 6 axles...…..the chassis are identical and you can put either set of trucks on the chassis or 1 of each if you want. As Mark said, remove the shell and loosen the screws to...
  10. I've had relatively good luck with BLI......at...

    I've had relatively good luck with BLI......at least on diesels. Had one E6 that quit on me .....sent it in and it was repaired under warranty. I was told it was a board issue. So I took the plunge...
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    Kato is/was primarily a "japanese" manufacturer,...

    Kato is/was primarily a "japanese" manufacturer, making models of japanese trains........then they expanded into early (40s to 60s) American Passenger equipment, and more recently into large modern...
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    I'm not totally sure even the manufacturers have...

    I'm not totally sure even the manufacturers have a grasp on this. I have quite a few new cars (various manufacturers) that if I put any kind of pressure on the car when setting it on the track, the...
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    But if I'm actually fixing something, my set of...

    But if I'm actually fixing something, my set of small screwdrivers and my set of tweezers rarely leave the workbench.
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    I find a really big hammer makes a lot of my...

    I find a really big hammer makes a lot of my problems go away!
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    It's true that the track is likely the issue, but...

    It's true that the track is likely the issue, but you don't need to "dump" the Bachmann track. However you do need to understand the fact that the Bachmann track is not the route you want to go as...
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    I agree with the gauge answer. I've found that...

    I agree with the gauge answer. I've found that Bachmann locos can have issues on other brands of track......partly because they are set for Bachmann track. The E-Z track I have is all slightly wider...
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    Just looked at your picture closer........those...

    Just looked at your picture closer........those trucks have a little plastic cover that snaps on. So the procedure is snap the cover off, the coupler will then lift out (no twisting) , you slide the...
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    I've run into a few cases where the T-shank on...

    I've run into a few cases where the T-shank on the unimate is too tall for the socket on the truck. I've had to file a few down but it's a simple task. Other than that it's twist out /twist in. And...
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    Walthers SW1200

    Another DCC issue.....anyone have any experience with the new (last) run of DCC friendly LL/Walthers SW1200s? I bought it because it was supposed to be DCC friendly.....it was, up to a point. The...
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    Interesting thing...….a while back I needed a...

    Interesting thing...….a while back I needed a motor replaced, and Intermountain sent me 2 of the non-wired motors as replacements. I wonder if the issue wasn't on the DCC manufacturers...….maybe the...
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    Seems strange the board would move since it's...

    Seems strange the board would move since it's screwed down to the chassis.....which is not to say the motor couldn't move. As I was trying to figure this out, I discovered that the motors are...
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    2 unrelated DCC questions

    1st question: over the weekend I installed a Digitrax decoder in an older (posts on the board) Intermountain F7. The install went fine, I placed the loco on the track, punched in loco #3 and...
  23. Thread: Armored Trains

    by MRLdave
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    There are a bunch of 1/144 kits out there for a...

    There are a bunch of 1/144 kits out there for a german armoured train. This is the only one I could find on short notice ...
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    Thanks..........I could probably fix it, I looked...

    Thanks..........I could probably fix it, I looked at the tear down on Spookshow's site and it didn't look too bad, but I have no idea where to find parts for a FVM loco?
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    Fox Valley Hiawatha problem

    I couldn't find a thread on this, although I'm sure one exists............Is there a good spot to get a FVM 4-4-2 loco repaired? Or parts? I'm getting no response from Fox Valley, and I don't think...
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