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  1. One more thing… Just for Ghits and Siggles, can...

    One more thing…
    Just for Ghits and Siggles, can you measure and post current draw as this is happening?
  2. @davidliverett2008...

    @davidliverett2008

    Check that the commutator and brushes are clean and not loading up from excessive bearing oil.
    Also check that the frame screws are not overly tight.
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    Thanks for your concern. Live in Seminole...

    Thanks for your concern.
    Live in Seminole (Pinellas) but at 53ft above sea level not in a flood zone.
    Just the usual battened down the hatches with ply over all windows, and survived 75+ mph wind...
  4. Nice sharks! I have a pair identical to yours....

    Nice sharks! I have a pair identical to yours.
    No smokestack on that caboose so should have a generator on one of the trucks, can’t tell.
    I'd WAG a Bowser?
  5. Thread: Realroad strike?

    by donzi
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/dJD5o5zpGOVXkJS9jt/g...

    https://media.giphy.com/media/dJD5o5zpGOVXkJS9jt/giphy.gif
  6. What are you buying this month (September 2022) ?

    From my LHS, Styrene sheets, joiners, couplers, and glue.

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/tt207/sandjambag/006(6).jpg
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    Continuing maintenance, repairs and coupler...

    Continuing maintenance, repairs and coupler upgrades on locomotive fleet.
    Intermountain F3B - re-attached grills and porthole windows (both B units).
    Bachmann F9 – degreased/re-lubed, soldered in a...
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    Booty from the Pinellas Park train show...

    Booty from the Pinellas Park train show yesterday,
    20 pcs. Atlas flex c80, Kadee (MT) B&M 40’ boxcar, 1 pk. Gold Metal Models TV antennas, and 4 new Peco short right turnouts.
    ...
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    @Jenn Popp...

    @Jenn Popp

    I print my own custom decals when needed, using both the paper from Testors and Micro-Mark, and have good results.
    The “fixatives” I’ve used are Testors Decal Bonder 9200 (no longer...
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    Botched the open heart surgery on my 0-6-0. This...

    Botched the open heart surgery on my 0-6-0. This is the one I added a Spectrum slope back tender to. Yes, I mucked it up.
    All three drivers’ center axle sleeves were cracked, don’t ask how that...
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    @bigfoot21075...

    @bigfoot21075
    Please post a pic to avoid a Moose stampede, just sayin'.
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    Jenn Popp Dunno; have you tried to contact...

    Jenn Popp

    Dunno; have you tried to contact Micro-Trains directly?
    https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?route=information/contact
    onlinesales@micro-trains.com
    541-535-1755
    351 Rogue River...
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    Please keep us informed of PECO's response. I’ve...

    Please keep us informed of PECO's response.
    I’ve heard of others, on other forums, looking for the same springs.
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    If you will watch the video at 3:29 he states...

    If you will watch the video at 3:29 he states Peco will give away free springs and free tie bars if you will send them a self-addressed envelope. I’d call to see how much postage they request to USA....
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    Touch power leads directly to motor brush caps....

    Touch power leads directly to motor brush caps. See if any sign of life when you do that.
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    From midwestmodelrr.com 3 Central Valley...

    From midwestmodelrr.com

    3 Central Valley 150ft. Pratt Truss Bridges

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/tt207/sandjambag/002(10).jpg
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    CSX Motive Power (thedieselshop.us)...

    CSX Motive Power (thedieselshop.us)
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    To add few more to the list, EMD E6 built 1939 -...

    To add few more to the list,
    EMD E6 built 1939 - 1942
    EMD E7 built 1945-1949
    Fairbanks-Moorse H15-44 built 1947-1954

    Steam - everything up to and including the Berkshires
  19. @BraselC5048...

    @BraselC5048

    Multimeter use for model railroad 101;

    http://www.trainelectronics.com/Meter_Workshop/index.htm

    Good luck
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    Removing Athearn Lettering - YouTube...

    Removing Athearn Lettering - YouTube

    This process works for me, keep it wet, don't let it dry out.
    Never tried on an Athearn but works on Bachmann, Atlas, Lifelike, Con-Cor, old MT.
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    Weekly click bait to his Youtube channel.

    Weekly click bait to his Youtube channel.
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    From Zitnik, my LHS, 3 WS kits; ...

    From Zitnik, my LHS, 3 WS kits;

    https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/tt207/sandjambag/001(13).jpg
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    Booty from the Pinellas Park Train Show this...

    Booty from the Pinellas Park Train Show this morning.
    11- $5 Ore cars, older Atlas USA, with loads.
    2 Rivarossi tank cars from Eastern Seaboard Models, Atlas trucks with Accumates.
    And from Brad...
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    Now that's news to me, although not the news I...

    Now that's news to me, although not the news I was anticipating.
    Bummer :mad:

    It's a beautiful model.

    One that I'd buy for no other reason than the cool factor.
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    Last month I picked up an MT FT unit at a train...

    Last month I picked up an MT FT unit at a train show that was missing air horns. Ordered some direct from MT as replacements.

    From Brad @Texnrails, all 6 numbers of the new Bluford Shops Rebuilt...
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