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  1. Back in the day, manufacturers could slap "Sante...

    Back in the day, manufacturers could slap "Sante Fe" or ATSF on just about anything and sell it -- even if the Santa Fe never had it on the roster.

    Some still do.
  2. Wow, much of that list is like reading my "want...

    Wow, much of that list is like reading my "want to have" roster from the late 1970s. :D

    Getting them running to their best potential will be a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. Just be...
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    Yeah, me too. Reading what you wrote, Mark, gave...

    Yeah, me too. Reading what you wrote, Mark, gave me a nostalgia wave -- getting a new Atlas D&RGW GP-9 in summer 1978, when they still had the red gears. I think they were still made by Roco in...
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    Thanks for that link, NtheBasement. Just so...

    Thanks for that link, NtheBasement. Just so happens I'm starting to mull over a lift bridge for expanding the Slate Fork.

    I check in on Lance's site every other month or so. I've just passed...
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    Is there a CV setting to adjust the intensity of...

    Is there a CV setting to adjust the intensity of the ditch lights? Or is this a design flaw?

    Perhaps yet another BLI "own-goal"? Details matter, and it's not just the small parts on the body...
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    If you follow the directions in the first post,...

    If you follow the directions in the first post, Tony, especially the part about using No-Ox ever so sparingly, it works wonders.

    I've also begun cleaning my locomotive wheels with mineral...
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    :lol::lol:

    :lol::lol:
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    Yeah, I agree with Sid. At least set them aside...

    Yeah, I agree with Sid. At least set them aside for several months until you're absolutely certain that none can be fodder for kit-bashing or just place-holders. Except the turntable -- see what you...
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    Good deal! Carving out even an hour or two a week...

    Good deal! Carving out even an hour or two a week makes an important difference for that sense of momentum aka "getting things done."
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    I went to the BLI site looking for a technical...

    I went to the BLI site looking for a technical update bulletin or something that would point to the CV 217 = 50 solution when using Decoder Pro.

    Nothing's there yet. ...
  11. That's a bummer. I went to the BLI site looking...

    That's a bummer. I went to the BLI site looking for a technical update bulletin or something that would point to the CV 217 = 50 solution when using Decoder Pro.

    Nothing's there yet. ...
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    Wow! First wombat457 surfaces and now ...

    Wow! First wombat457 surfaces and now YellowBeard!

    Next thing ya know, we'll be hearing from some old Atlas forum denizens, like Spikre.
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    Intermodal yard is the more common term in...

    Intermodal yard is the more common term in Seattle/Tacoma. "Port" more often refers to the regional entity which also includes export grain elevators, etc.

    The BNSF intermodal yard in Seattle...
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    I'm amazed that BLI's tech support didn't already...

    I'm amazed that BLI's tech support didn't already have this issue pegged as a known problem.

    Exactly just how were they going to fix this when they apparently didn't even know the solution? Hey...
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    Hello Tony! Sorry to hear about all this; it...

    Hello Tony! Sorry to hear about all this; it sounds like a tough year.

    Take care, get healthy and good luck!
  16. Before I did any kind of running, I would break...

    Before I did any kind of running, I would break down the mechanisms, clean out the fuzzies and dirt, clean the gears with Simple Green, reassemble, then relube with Labelle or Nano-oil products.
    ...
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    NWSL remaining in business!

    Great news! Northwest Short Line, purveyor to the world of fine gears, motors and other cool stuff, will carry on.

    Owner Dave Rygmyr announced earlier this year that NWSL would likely shut down....
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    Good advice. It certainly should. That's what's...

    Good advice. It certainly should. That's what's above the Slate Fork, and either a 4000k or 5000k above the workbench. I should double-check.
  19. RailKing50, UP4-8-8-4, gatrhumpy All...

    RailKing50, UP4-8-8-4, gatrhumpy

    All right, youse guys, you're gettin' on my lawn, see? After admiring Moose2013's BLI Mikado last weekend and gettin' wistful about steam again, now you...
  20. Yeah, but you're Da Moose! They don't dare...

    Yeah, but you're Da Moose! They don't dare malfunction!
  21. . . .and rules out the potential of buying a...

    . . .and rules out the potential of buying a lemon due to spotty quality control.:-/

    YMMV though.



    And I saw one in person last weekend. Quite impressive! If the decoder can hold serve, it...
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    Congratulations, Adam!

    Congratulations, Adam!
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    You're right, it was all OE trackage at one time....

    You're right, it was all OE trackage at one time. The GN acquired the OE in 1908 and turned over control to the SP&S. It was part of J.J. Hill's plan to directly compete against Harriman's Southern...
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    Cool! That's former Oregon Electric trackage too....

    Cool! That's former Oregon Electric trackage too. Nice find!
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    Did that happen to be a loading ramp at SDS...

    Did that happen to be a loading ramp at SDS Plywood in Bingen?
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