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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXXII

    Thread Starter: bnsf971

    This is the new place. Try to behave, all y'all remember what happened the last time...

    Last Post By: chessie_system3 Today, 07:27 PM Go to last post

    Hawks NEW "MHO Junction" layout

    Thread Starter: Hawkesburytrain

    Hey everyone, October is just around the corner and I should be starting with my new layout soon. I'm still finishing my basement, still about 1-2 weeks of work. For now, here's an almost final design. Since I'm not very electrically knowledge, I need help. I have a NCE Pro 5 system...

    Last Post By: Hawkesburytrain 02-21-2018, 08:41 AM Go to last post

    Steve's SOCAL BNSF layout

    Thread Starter: steveparkinson

    Hello all, I am new to this forum and glad to be a part of it. I am looking forward to learning from others and picking up great tools/tips to incorporate into my layout as it takes shape. This is technically my first layout, I started this layout several years ago as a project for my son and I...

    Last Post By: wombat457 02-21-2018, 09:16 AM Go to last post

    The decline in the number of model railroaders?

    Thread Starter: tomstockton

    In a different thread, but still here in the General Discussion group, there is a thread discussing the varying amount of participation on this (and other) forums. But "hidden" in that is something I've never considered, and it ties into the header of this thread: "The decline in the number of...

    Last Post By: NP2626 Today, 04:28 AM Go to last post

    Flange-ways in our Turnouts

    Thread Starter: beiland

    While researching this subject recently, of 'excessive size flangeways' in commercially available turnouts, I was finding lots of really interesting discussions scattered about the internet and multiple railroad forums. I was running out of bookmarks to try and recall all of them. That prompted me...

    Last Post By: beiland 02-21-2018, 06:23 PM Go to last post

    Minimum curves for 85' streamline cars

    Thread Starter: GaryM

    Help! I'm just starting a layout, and of course, space is a problem. I plan to model the 1955 Empire builder with (mostly) Walthers 85' cars. Will that 15-car train run reliably on 32" curves? I read the RP11 standard, and it suggests that 40" curves will handle all HO rolling stock, but that...

    Last Post By: beiland Today, 07:30 AM Go to last post
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    Long time Model RailRoader

    Oh my we sure do have a few things in common. Orange Blossom and Augey (sp) , I am very sure our paths had crossed in that the counter on the end, I worked

    steelwheels Today, 08:26 PM Go to last post

    No movement

    I think I'm going to pick one up thanks

    blackz28 Today, 07:45 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXXII

    I stumbled on to a couple videos. In a three part series. I guess I'm not the only one who is a fan of the old Athearn Blueboxes. This looks like a Ken

    chessie_system3 Today, 07:27 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXXII

    I'd love to Chet, 'cept I usually have my hands full keeping the train traffic under control. However, my friend Keith will be shooting photos for an

    CSX_road_slug Today, 07:27 PM Go to last post

    No movement

    I had trouble with a motor binding on a 20yr-old old Atlas/Roco Alco S-4 switcher. The way I found the problem was by reading the current draw on my

    CSX_road_slug Today, 07:05 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXXII

    Haven't been on today - trying to get a few things accomplished. Been back and forth to the auto mechanics most all day -neighbors car had to be dropped

    Sirfoldalot Today, 07:05 PM Go to last post

    Criticism towards fellow model railroaders.

    That's a spot on reply to a comment like that.


    chessie_system3 Today, 06:37 PM Go to last post
    Red Oak & Western

    Criticism towards fellow model railroaders.

    The best reply to comments like the first is: "Okay, let's see a video of your layout!"

    Red Oak & Western Today, 06:33 PM Go to last post

    Criticism towards fellow model railroaders.

    If you want to have a horrible view of humanity, read youtube comments.

    It barely matters what the subject of the video is.

    CN2117 Today, 06:12 PM Go to last post

    Criticism towards fellow model railroaders.

    I just went to that youtube web page and there weren't any comments, just the name of the poster and something about a license... [...NEVER

    CSX_road_slug Today, 06:01 PM Go to last post

    Bachmann N Scale DCC 2-6-0

    It sounds like a heat induced make and break of a soldered connection. Gets hot because the connection is only partial and causing resistance, cools down

    tootnkumin Today, 05:49 PM Go to last post

    Criticism towards fellow model railroaders.

    The guy criticizing in this instance should have kept his mouth SHUT. Criticism in a public format when not asked for is just plain wrong, don't care

    NP2626 Today, 05:39 PM Go to last post
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