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    OK, great yours ARE Atlas. I actually call the...

    OK, great yours ARE Atlas. I actually call the plastic spring arm version the "Austrian version" even though they were originally made in Italy and the PC board version, the "Italian version" since...
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    Those were supplied with Atlas switches from the...

    Those were supplied with Atlas switches from the start of their N scale involvement in 1967 through sometime in the 1970's. Does yours actually say "Atlas" on it? I ask because every one of the ones...
  3. Yes. Transfusions MUST be Lone Star or scratch...

    Yes. Transfusions MUST be Lone Star or scratch built.

    :D

    Doug
  4. Anything "OOO" has my heart for obvious reasons....

    Anything "OOO" has my heart for obvious reasons.

    Doug
  5. I would actually be interested in finding out...

    I would actually be interested in finding out what Arnold Rapido catalogs or other literature you have.

    Doug
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    Found On Rail Dead. :D Doug - - -...

    Found On Rail Dead.

    :D

    Doug

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    Fix Or Rerail Daily.
  7. Which specific "EL" loco are you looking at? But...

    Which specific "EL" loco are you looking at? But yes, the early Rapido stuff was all made by Arnold itself.

    Doug
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    I'm sure they were making up time because they...

    I'm sure they were making up time because they were about an hour and twenty minutes late leaving Albert Lea. I heard them discussing some valve timing issues which they had to sort out. Due to leave...
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    My brother-in-law had a Vega in the mid eighties...

    My brother-in-law had a Vega in the mid eighties and it had very little rust and ran well. In Minnesota.

    Doug
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    Yeah, or Tallulah Bankhead? :D Doug

    Yeah, or Tallulah Bankhead?

    :D

    Doug
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    Yeah, I'm halfway thinking of following it north....

    Yeah, I'm halfway thinking of following it north.

    Doug
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    Albert Lea, MN - Wednesday! As far as it's...

    Albert Lea, MN - Wednesday!

    As far as it's sound, they are definitely taking it easy on the Big Boy. Note the diesel helper and it's such a short train. Listen to some old films of one in revenue...
  13. I need an N scale shot glass... Oh, and a...

    I need an N scale shot glass... Oh, and a toothpick too, and an olive...

    :D

    Doug
  14. Scenery. Ugh. :D Doug

    Scenery. Ugh.

    :D

    Doug
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    Does the new one have a headlight? If so, when...

    Does the new one have a headlight? If so, when the erratic behavior occurs, does the headlight flicker with the erratic movement or does it stay on steady? If it flickers, it's a current pickup...
  16. Thread: Atlas track

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    Jeez, that is an absolute STEAL, these days. ...

    Jeez, that is an absolute STEAL, these days.

    Doug
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    Ausgezeichnet! Good ol' Deutsche Genialitaet! ...

    Ausgezeichnet! Good ol' Deutsche Genialitaet!

    Doug
  18. If the track staying in place, why do anything to...

    If the track staying in place, why do anything to it? I actually have never understood gluing track down outside of when it's ballasted. Yeah, I know about the "nail showing" argument but that's...
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    Yeah, it's a variable thing. Some crack to a...

    Yeah, it's a variable thing. Some crack to a point and stop without much warp and some just keep going until they are no good for anything. My 0-8-0 I got in 1969 got all crumbly and the slots closed...
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    My Great Northern Heavy Pacific was the same way,...

    My Great Northern Heavy Pacific was the same way, even though the frame is good, and I used the shim method on it. It's fine now.

    Doug
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    Superglue the cracks to get as much life out of...

    Superglue the cracks to get as much life out of the frame as possible and file the front of the brass screw at an angle to allow the shell to settle down at the front. Alternately, you can lay a...
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    It's an anti white gears/axles cracking board. ...

    It's an anti white gears/axles cracking board.

    :D

    Doug
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    And, I would think concrete ties might have a...

    And, I would think concrete ties might have a tendency to be cracked by the pounding, whereas wooden ties would just absorb it.

    Doug
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    I suppose I could paint the running gear...

    I suppose I could paint the running gear rusty-colored so it at least LOOKS like it's been leaking there.

    :D

    Doug
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    I was running my Rivarossi 4014 (1989) today and...

    I was running my Rivarossi 4014 (1989) today and there was no piston rod leaking, whatsoever.

    :D

    Doug
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