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    HOn30 Prairie and Forney

    These two locomotives were built on Bachmann’s N scale 2-6-2 mechanisms. I used the stock mechanisms, boiler, drawbars and replaced the pilot wheels. The Forney’s trailing truck is the modified...
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    Shapeways Castings

    What has been people's experience with castings from Shapeways made with white nylon plastic?
    The tender casting I bought is excellent; however, I found the material very difficult to work with. It...
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    Yes, I removed the sideframes when I built a...

    Yes, I removed the sideframes when I built a single truck trolley using the same power unit. I don't have an operating trolley layout-only a test tract and when I found that I couldn't find a good...
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    Here is the image of the motor's guide sheet I...

    Here is the image of the motor's guide sheet I tried to attach
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    Thank You

    Thank you for your kind comments. The motor was one of the major challenges of the project. As you can see in the picture, it is set back over the last axle and there is shelf-like piece over the...
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    N Scale Operating Open Bench Trolley

    I finally completed an operating N Scale open bench trolley. I built this around a Bachmann Jackson & Sharp excursion car, a vertically mounted power truck and dashers from a Bachmann Brill. The...
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    Very loosely. It is more the case if CNZR was...

    Very loosely. It is more the case if CNZR was able to prosper and expand.
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    I also wanted to add a safety cab to a GP diesel....

    I also wanted to add a safety cab to a GP diesel. I ended up mounting an Atlas SD60M cab onto a Lifelike GP38-2 body shell. I’ve attached a photo of my unfinished model. I used the Atlas cab because...
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    Bryan has posted the article I wrote about how to...

    Bryan has posted the article I wrote about how to do this conversion on this site.
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    Heavy Consolidation Completed

    I was able to mount an Atlas/Rivarossi shell on a Spectrum 2-8-0 mechanism. It was much easier than I anticipated.
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    I should have added that the product is available...

    I should have added that the product is available at Home Depot.
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    Track and Turnout Cleaner

    Today I came across a great article by Paul Lally about using CRC QD Contact Cleaner to clean and improve electrical contact on rails. I just tried this product on the tracks of my layout and on...
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    Heavy Consolidation on Spectrum Chassis

    Yes, it is possible to mount an Atlas/Rivarossi 0-8-0 shell on an N scale Spectrum 2-8-0 mechanism. While it is not a Boston & Albany class G6e Consolidation nor a Class H10A Mikado, the engine does...
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    Heavy Consolidation

    Has anyone mounted the N scale boiler shell from a Rivarossi/Atlas/Con-Cor 0-8-0 on a Spectrum 2-8-0 so as to create a heavy Consolidation?
  15. I wish it was that easy on mine. The roof on my...

    I wish it was that easy on mine. The roof on my shell is glued on.
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    It is the latest version.
  17. Succesful Removal Glazing from Athearn N Scale F59PHI

    I was finaly able to remove the glazing from my Athearn N scale F59PHI. I want to thank Roy Haddad and those who replied to my post for their suggestions and to Mark Peterson, aka Spookshow, who...
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    Athearn F59PHI Glazing

    I would like to repaint my Athearn N scale F59PHI but am having trouble figuring out how to remove the cab glazing. Has anyone been able to do this and have any tips? Thank you in advance.
    Cary...
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    Thank you very much, Wolf! I'll give your method...

    Thank you very much, Wolf! I'll give your method a try.
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    Thank you Steve. The video appears to be about...

    Thank you Steve. The video appears to be about Atlas hood units but there is some helpful ideas further down on the site about removing the Kato shell to install a decoder. Thank you again.
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    Remove Kato F7 Body Shell

    Does anyone know of a good article on how to remove the body shell from a Kato F7? Also one on how to remove the body shell from an Athearn F59PH1? Thank you!

    Cary Holmes
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    I think it deadens the sound waves caused by the...

    I think it deadens the sound waves caused by the motor and flywheel vibrations
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    Reducing Locomotive Noise

    I ran my new Atlas GP9 on my test track and although it ran smoothly, there was a noticeable buzzing noise. I removed the body shell and ran the engine again. It ran smoothly and quietly and the...
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    I’ve attached a picture of the modifications I...

    I’ve attached a picture of the modifications I made to the RS1 mechanism. I glued small strips of 0.005 styrene above and below each of the flywheels on each side. I butted these up to the lip...
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    I want to thank everyone who suggested ideas for...

    I want to thank everyone who suggested ideas for reducing the noise from my RS1. I glued the walkway and handrail sets together but that made little difference except to make removing the shell...
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