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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    Just to be clear, you can have them for free if you want them. I'm not in the decal business

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    Thank you very much Mark . They will be put to good use

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Really? All of my rolling stock has plastic trucks and I've never experienced melting despite 100s of shorts over the years. My DCC system always trips it's internal breaker before any damage to trucks or decoders. What kind of a DCC system are you using that doesn't have internal overload protection?
    My Lenz system does have a shutdown feature when there's a short, but for whatever reason I've had aerotrain coach trucks melt on more than one occasion when they shorted on a turnout. It doesn't take more than a split second.

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    Is it 1950 or 1980?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    The first thing I would do is make sure all of the wheels are in gauge. As delivered, the axle spacing tends to be too tight (resulting in derailments at turnouts). Adding some extra weight to the coaches is also helpful if you have curves sharper than 19" radius. Otherwise, they tend to want to hop the rails. DCC can be hazardous since you run the risk of melting the trucks if they ever short out (don't ask me how I know all this ).

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    Surprisingly the model I purchased seems to exhibit minimal if not none of the flaws you mentioned on your website. I was umming and arhing if my layout would be suitable for it. But last night after installing an ESU LOKSOUND SELECT. It runs fine. full speed it went through 15 inch curves and peco medium turnouts and s bends quite easily. the only issue i did have is the wires between the loco and coaches are very stiff which did lead to a couple of derailments over one particular switch. After messing around with the wiring, it was fine.

    Also I have no need to worry about shorts. In Australia NCE systems, just a standard Power cab pro runs at 1.5 amps and resets at any sign of a short. But i Also have an SB5 which the NCE EB1 assisting it which i have set at i think 2 amp cut of if theres a short. So no worries about anything burning or melting. The closest ive come to that is a challenger mrc decoder which the loc ran fine for a good 3 hours and then stopped, thought a side rod jammed. after i went to pick it up and touched the tender.... nearly squashed it the plastic was that soft. Now that was scary
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    After three-plus years of darkness, the Slate Fork has proper lighting once again!

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    Veeery cool Paul!
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    Ran our first train (actually tram) tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onizukachan View Post
    Ran our first train (actually tram) tonight.
    Cool, love the music too
    Thanks, Tom

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    Well, a bit of an eventful weekend. The low point being the 'Mallet' naming ceremony (see post under 'Mallet build') The high point being a naughty spending spree that saw THIS 'land' on my doorstep:

    IMG_9231 (2).jpg IMG_9232 (2).jpg

    It is, 'for those who don't recognise such an icon' The LNER Flying Scotsman in beautiful apple green I do believe she visited Canada, 'though a lot later than the era that I model'.

    It is the Minitrix version and it runes really nicely and is silky smooth, though is VERY highly geared. I know the original was at one point the fastest 'reliably' recorded locomotive in the world, But, I somehow don't think even she could have matched the scale 647.73 mph of the model Good old Minitrix.

    I wonder what coaches she pulled on her visit to Canada ? OMG, that will mean more expenditure that 'no can do'

    She does look lovely sitting in the snow, if I may say so myself
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    The Royal Scot was sent to Canada and transited Canada enroute to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1933
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotian_Huntress View Post
    The Royal Scot was sent to Canada and transited Canada enroute to the Chicago Worlds Fair in 1933
    Royal Scot #6100 and Flying Scotsman #4472 are different Locomotives that both visited Canada and the USA. Thank you though. I have the 'Royal Scot' earmarked for a future project. I have a chassis for her but with the wrong valve gear ! Maybe once I finish the CP Pacific I'll tackle her ?
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    I finished up a project - long in the needing and making:

    First, I started with:


    Back dated the paint/lettering and with a correct road number (I need to work on the end ladder grabs)


    While I was at it -- I did up 2 more:


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    @SP-Wolf

    They look great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    They look great!
    They sure do! And we get to see more of @SP-Wolf's layout, which looks awesome.

    I sometimes wish I had a softer spot for the Espee --- lots of SD-7/9s, cool bay window cabooses like @SP-Wolf has modeled, backwoods lines in Oregon. I'd model the Bailey Branch south of Corvallis to that steam-powered Hull-Oakes sawmill. Never have sussed out why SP didn't click with me. My loss, I'm sure. ...

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    Got some yard work done this weekend...



    Still have to install the tortoise switch machine and wire the two turnouts up but then the beginning of my "UP staging" will be underway. I'm going to have two staging yards, the other will be "BN staging". The white styrene at the top of the photo has a hole in it, that hole is for the throw wire from the tortoise. I will install a tortoise on the other turnout using the same concept.
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    I printed a Cat 953 crawler loader. Turned out good enough that I'm going to print a couple more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    I printed a Cat 953 crawler loader. Turned out good enough that I'm going to print a couple more.

    Rick
    Looking forward to some pics!
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