Ballasting/weathering track....what about re-railers

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#6
Scotto, the first thing some 92% of us see is a 'grade crossing' when we glance at a, say, Atlas rerailer.. You don't need to have these in your track. There are portable ramp types you put onto straight track, anywhere, to land cars onto the rails..But, yes, treat the in-track type as if a grade crossing for autos and pedestrians, and where gates may be present, too. Personally I enjoy 0-5-0-ing equipment on/off rails.. M
 

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#7
Scotto, the first thing some 92% of us see is a 'grade crossing' when we glance at a, say, Atlas rerailer.. You don't need to have these in your track. There are portable ramp types you put onto straight track, anywhere, to land cars onto the rails..But, yes, treat the in-track type as if a grade crossing for autos and pedestrians, and where gates may be present, too. Personally I enjoy 0-5-0-ing equipment on/off rails.. M
We have a few club members who can place a 6 axle diesel on the tracks single handed, first one truck, then the other, every time. There's a knack to everything, with enough practice.
 
#10
We have a few club members who can place a 6 axle diesel on the tracks single handed, first one truck, then the other, every time. There's a knack to everything, with enough practice.
Its been said that a Z scaler's senses are so keenly developed that they can actually throw an O scale locomotive from across the club room and get six out of eight drive wheels correctly on the rails!
 
#11
We have a few club members who can place a 6 axle diesel on the tracks single handed, first one truck, then the other, every time. There's a knack to everything, with enough practice.
Well, that's easy for them ! But what about when wheels don't have flanges ?? ! Then what's he supposed to do ! ! ? Huh ? What ?!!....What if a steam engine has all blind drivers and no pilot or pony trucks ? Then what are we supposed to do ?!! See what I mean ? Bet ya didn't think of that scenario !!

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