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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...
  2. 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
  4. 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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    Squealing indicates need for lubrication, not...

    Squealing indicates need for lubrication, not necessarily replacement.

    Doug
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    Power it down. Wait 10 seconds. Power it back up....

    Power it down. Wait 10 seconds. Power it back up. See if that fixes it.

    :D

    Doug
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    Just as an aside, anytime I have read about this...

    Just as an aside, anytime I have read about this particular track arrangement, it was always referred to as "gantlet", not "gauntlet". I think it was the old railroaders who called it "gantlet"
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    Yes, the rail code is strictly the height of the...

    Yes, the rail code is strictly the height of the rail. The shape of the rail or its profile is a separate issue. A code 80 or 83 rail for HO is not going to be the same as a code 80 rail for N scale....
  16. You're welcome. Although I have been in nine mm...

    You're welcome. Although I have been in nine mm trains from the beginning (I started with Treble-O-Lectric) my interest in Arnold Rapido is very recent and I have bought a lot of locos, especially...
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    "Train 261 leaving on track 4...er track 5...er...

    "Train 261 leaving on track 4...er track 5...er track 7...oh, find it yourself!

    :D

    Doug
  18. Thread: Atlas track

    by Doug Gosha
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    Funny, there was never, ever a shortage, oh say,...

    Funny, there was never, ever a shortage, oh say, back in the sixties/seventies/eighties.

    :D

    Doug
  19. The chassis on the F7/F9 (warbonnet and a very...

    The chassis on the F7/F9 (warbonnet and a very early Rapido) is held to the shell with two brass screws, one at the front in one corner and one at the rear in the other corner. What appear to be...
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    Painting rail, bah! I just bring real dirt in...

    Painting rail, bah! I just bring real dirt in from outside and rub it on there. Peat works best.

    Doug
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    I do. It's mostly the flared radiators. When the...

    I do. It's mostly the flared radiators. When the prototypes first appeared, it was like a revelation. Wow! The radiators are flared out instead of straight! But, it's the overall lines and...
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    What Victor said and as far as haunting the bay,...

    What Victor said and as far as haunting the bay, I have done that several times and the part I need almost invariably appears on there, whether on its own or as part of a group of parts or chassis...
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    The Atlas/Rivarossi/RoCo equipment was probably...

    The Atlas/Rivarossi/RoCo equipment was probably best, for the time, as far as detail and faithfulness to protoptype and the Rivarossi locomotives COULD have been right up there but they cheaped out...
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    Very neat. I remember those days well. My first...

    Very neat. I remember those days well. My first layout was an expanded styrene bead Life-Like Treble-O-Lectric sold by Montgomery Ward on which I ran Atlas A1G equipment. It was a simple over/under...
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    Thanks for that, Paul. It's a bit tiring reading...

    Thanks for that, Paul. It's a bit tiring reading posts about how THE most important thing is one's own needs instead of feeling sorrow for someone's loss of a loved one.

    Doug
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