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    yeah, when did they start using stamped steel...

    yeah, when did they start using stamped steel ends and roofs?

    hard to think the AAR 1937 boxcar (that Intermountain sells) was all that innovative...

    victor
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    hi Randy, uh... I have tried all of those...

    hi Randy,

    uh... I have tried all of those processes to remove worms...

    I got so mad at a minitrix 0-6-0 worm/motor... I tried a tender heat with a torch and a heat sink to protect to motor.
    I...
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    Sticky: short and simple. you need some funds. count up...

    short and simple. you need some funds.
    count up how many users you think are on this site
    and I am assuming you have an idea of what amount you would like to see

    add a donate ( I hate paypal...
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    nice web site. that has the look of 'made to...

    nice web site.
    that has the look of 'made to order' and I would not mind being shown I miss-read.

    sd75i,
    if you get screws from Precision shoulder screws, please let us know how it went?
    ...
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    ... I call that a 'part.' it is a shoulder...

    ... I call that a 'part.'

    it is a shoulder type screw.
    I do not think they are a standard and easy to find item.

    If I need to replace one, I usually use a screw inside a brass tube.
    ...
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    hi virginian over the years of n-scale locos, ...

    hi virginian

    over the years of n-scale locos,
    the manufacturers have done some impressive pressing of worms onto motor shafts.

    the second link to micromark is a product that looks a lot like...
  7. hmmmmm... I made the post praising Kato...

    hmmmmm...

    I made the post praising Kato because I did not want to be seen
    as taking an axe to the many problems I have found with n-scale steam engines.

    so to take a walk on the dark side of...
  8. advice on steam engines... for n-scale... ...

    advice on steam engines...
    for n-scale...

    What I have a hard time saying is which new models are 'reliable.'
    You should consider the Kato FEF if there is no concern for
    what road you are...
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    I have a buddy that would agree with you...

    I have a buddy that would agree with you completely.

    more flexible wire helps.
    Any way that gets more pickups and effectively get that power to the motor is also good.

    looks good to me!
    ...
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    ok I think I have an understanding of the problem...

    ok I think I have an understanding of the problem

    this site is selling a tender for the 0-6-0 and it has all wheel cone and axle point pick-up (by all we can see)...
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    just goes to show you, you can't trust everything...

    just goes to show you, you can't trust everything you read on the internet.
    it looks like the newer motor on the chassis so that is the more recent version.

    I'll hunt a bit to see If I can find...
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    b-man's 0-6-0 has a lot of iterations. edit to...

    b-man's 0-6-0 has a lot of iterations.
    edit to add --> the b-mann 2-6-2 is the same loco, as you said, with a bigger tender and the small engine trucks.

    skip the old ones. the newer ones have...
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    If you can paint n-scale pinstripes, the world...

    If you can paint n-scale pinstripes, the world is your oyster!

    I've been looking for a way to get a good model of the loco in the Smithsonian.

    I think your best bet may be to start with the...
  14. BLI needs to publish more photos... (that I can...

    BLI needs to publish more photos... (that I can find?)
    there is a southern paint green livery mike?

    oooooof off to hunt.
  15. the photos spookshow shared pretty clearly do not...

    the photos spookshow shared pretty clearly do not include pick-up sleds.
    so, I am thinking the jitter/mild-surging is in the decoder.
    perhaps the BEMF control can do that.
    the lightly loaded...
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    ummm... the Kato connector looks a lot like the...

    ummm...
    the Kato connector looks a lot like the tamiya 6 volt connector on my old Pajero.

    I have to state I never tried to connect them. the 7.2 connector is different.
    and a long time ago...
  17. your google fu is better than mine... I never...

    your google fu is better than mine...

    I never found the pictures for the light mike.
    so BLI is making two versions.

    even better.

    victor
  18. here is a web page with an offer to sell for 244...

    here is a web page with an offer to sell for 244 dollars.
    I have no interest in the company.
    http://www.tophobbytrains.com/2-8-2mikadosteamlocowithparagon3dccsound-nscalefrombroadwaylimited.aspx
    ...
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    I knew this post was coming... so far in my...

    I knew this post was coming...

    so far in my trials of DCC, I am not convinced the problems I have are solved by DCC.

    DCC with sound makes the n-scale problem of ineffective power pick-up VERY...
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    you are exploring an area where I have some...

    you are exploring an area where I have some answers and some questions.

    ... the reason most guys that want sound go into DCC is because the sound generators are computer based.
    Since DCC decoders...
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    k the trouble shooting is done? --> dead decoder....

    k the trouble shooting is done? --> dead decoder.

    I have to make a comment. Over 10 years ago Atlas asked on their forum
    what we thought of DCC and locos that come with decoders.

    I said...
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    I have that set of three PDF. I read through...

    I have that set of three PDF.

    I read through it, I may well have missed the instructions for the head lamp...

    though I gotta wonder why they didn't have a list explaining each button.
    This is...
  23. I think I'd have tried a 1015/16. To get the...

    I think I'd have tried a 1015/16.

    To get the truck off it is best if you can get one of the little fingers on the truck pulled back.
    then you can clear the post that the two retaining fingers...
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    Hi Rodney, It has been a while since I used the...

    Hi Rodney,
    It has been a while since I used the one I have.

    my memory is to press the 'light' button... however the decoder ain't headlamping.
    the MRC manual I have does not cover the...
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    question about MRC command 2000

    how does one turn on the headlamp?

    ... the loco runs.
    I am testing headlamp and no joy.

    victor
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