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  1. Thread: PECO N turnouts

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    PECO N turnouts

    As I mentioned, I am finishing the changeover of all of my turnouts from Atlas to PECO and have selected the power routing PECO switches. These are to have insulated frogs. Continuity testing of...
  2. N scale Code 80 Atlas plastic rail insulating joiners

    I am measuring continuity across the connected plastic joiner with a DVM. Why am I getting enough conductivity for the DVM to beep? Is this typically enough to cause a short?

    DMK
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    Thanks, Will do DMK

    Thanks,
    Will do
    DMK
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    Con Cor Kato PA-1 diesel

    New engine. Light lights but motor does not run. Cleaned track and wheels.126201
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    The apparent short that I recently reported was...

    The apparent short that I recently reported was caused by loose rail joiners creating a high resistance and transformer overload. I replaced most of my Atlas turnouts with PECO because I liked the...
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    Atlas to PECO turnouts

    I have replaced all of my Atlas custom line TO's with PECO insulfrog TO's. Getting a short in one turnback loop. The other two loops also have replaced switches but no shorts. Any ideas?

    DMK
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    I am in the process of replacing my Atlas #4 and...

    I am in the process of replacing my Atlas #4 and #6 turnouts with comparable PECO long, medium and short radius turnouts. I am using PECO N (SL-310) joiners on the PECO turnouts because these...
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    Atlas N #4 and 6 turnouts for sale

    I have a number of good to brand new Atlas turnouts that I would like to sell. Where is the best place to sell besides
    EBay? EBay has become expensive.


    DMK
  9. Thread: Peco rail joiners

    by DMK
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    Peco rail joiners

    I am in the process of replacing all of my Atlas #4 and 6 turnouts with PECO medium and long radius turnouts. I am using mostly Atlas flex track and Atlas joiners with the Atlas track. However, I...
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    The PECO joiner goes on to their track very...

    The PECO joiner goes on to their track very loosely. How do you keep the joiner from sliding away from the track joint when pushing the track pieces together?

    DMK
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    PECO vs Atlas rail joiners

    I found that trying to install Atlas joiners on a PECO turnout or pieces of track is difficult. The PECO joiners are smaller and more narrow and slide easily on to the PECO track. Actually,...
  12. Thread: PECO #4 turnouts

    by DMK
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    Using PECO insulfrog. DMK

    Using PECO insulfrog.

    DMK
  13. Thread: PECO #4 turnouts

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    I want to use a PECO 4 on a siding. I assume...

    I want to use a PECO 4 on a siding. I assume that I will not experience any problems on the straight portion?


    DMK
  14. Thread: PECO #4 turnouts

    by DMK
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    PECO #4 turnouts

    I am replacing all of my Atlas turnouts with Peco medium and long radius turnouts. Does anyone have experience with Peco #4 turnouts?


    DMK
  15. Thread: Model Power 2-6-2

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    Thanks all DMK

    Thanks all

    DMK
  16. Thread: Model Power 2-6-2

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    I noticed that a rear wheel on the rear truck was...

    I noticed that a rear wheel on the rear truck was popped out of the bearing slot. Popped it back in, set the tender shell back on the tender frame and now the engine runs fine. I will keep my eye...
  17. Thread: Model Power 2-6-2

    by DMK
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    Model Power 2-6-2

    This is a new engine. I've had problems with the tender trucks derailing. I added some weight to the tender but the rear truck still derails. I did not overtighten the truck screws. All of the...
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    Replacing Atlas #4 turnouts with #6 turnouts

    I've decided to make operation better for my steam locomotives to replace most of my #4 turnouts with #6 on my main railways. Less challenging to the short wheelbase steamers.


    DMK
  19. Thread: Model Power 2-6-0

    by DMK
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    Model Power 2-6-0

    New engine. Atlas #6 TURNOUT --- picks the points and derails and derails at plastic frogs.

    DMK
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    Guys, I know that we beat this issue to death...

    Guys,
    I know that we beat this issue to death but I was curious of the workings of this little engine. I removed the shell from the frame and the motor from the frame. The worm gear was sitting...
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    Thanks all. This loco is an Atlas 0-6-0 made in...

    Thanks all. This loco is an Atlas 0-6-0 made in Yugoslavia. It will be a back burner restoration project.

    DMK
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    Tank engine 0-6-0 runs poorly

    Engine runs poorly. Cleaned wheels and electrical pickup plates with track cleaner. Did not help. Any recommendations to improve operation?


    DMK123981123982
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    Tools are made by Fohrmann in Germany although ...

    Tools are made by Fohrmann in Germany although NW Short Line has something similar.


    DMK
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    I have an NMRA gauge. How do you narrow and...

    I have an NMRA gauge. How do you narrow and lengthen the wheel width? Do you use any special tooling?

    DMK
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    Gauging locomotive wheels

    Does anyone have a procedure for this? For steam, can the front and rear wheels be re gauged while in the trucks? ow is this done? Same for the tender?


    The same for diesels.


    DMK
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