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    I saw your post saying you didn't want to take credit cards. I'm just wondering if you aren't possibly shooting yourself in the foot. You might want to consider charging a slightly higher price and offering credit cards, but also offer a 3% discount for cash. I don't doubt that your prices are going to be very good, but I think you underestimate the importance and convenience credit cards represent to the typical customer.

    Just a thought. Whatever you do, I hope it works out for you.

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    Hi David, it's been forever sisce I have had time to work on my train layout. but summer is over and I have about 5 months to pick up the slack carry told me you ask about me I apologize for not keeping up with you for so long. how have things been going out there ? let me know whats new on your lay out.
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    Thanks. I'll look for it if nothing else I have works.
  4. Hi JimmyG,
    No need to apologize as I too have also been sidetracked and will for some time yet with things to do around now that the weather is getting pretty decent.

    I hope you've got the electrical figured out as I'm not on the forum much any more at present due to more pressing issues.

    Talk with you later possibly,

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    Until now I had been using code 100 Atlas flextrack and turnouts. I used a section of code 83 Atlas track to make the transition from 100 to 70. I have been using common rail DC and now I have to figure out how to wire these turnouts that require different wiring. This is why I was using Caboose Ind. manual switch throws with electrical contacts since I don't think I can trust the turnout to switch the electrical connection well. I do have one turnout I won't be able to reach and I'm working on a way to throw it with a rod thru the fascia and a switch underneath.

    Thanks for any help you give.
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    I am sorry I never got back to you after you wrote me in February. I just now found them! I haven't been to the Forum website all this time to check messages. Thanks so much for writing me about switch machines for the code 55 Shinohara turnouts. I also haven't spent much time on the layout. February through May is a busy time for me. I am directing several concerts and am playing in a musical these days. Plus I'm helping my wife take care of her aged folks. Please forgive me for not noticing your messages. I really appreciated your helpful comments.

    About the code 55 rail and my wheelsets not working: The guage is not the problem. Unless I change wheelsets on some cars, some wheels hit the tops of the spikes because the rail is so small. I am using code 70 rail however for a section of the layout. It looks great and the wheelsets work fine. I have several code 70 Shinohara turnouts. All were given to me a year ago. (More on another message)
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    hi trussrod just sent you a private message love to here from you
  8. rob,
    Not at this time. unfortunately.
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    Do you still have any Lytler and Lyter Ragtime figures for sale?
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In HO/H0n3, loosely model the D&RGW,C&S & RGS with hand laid code 70&55 rail+scratch built turnouts.
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'C & S West, Short-Line RR,' Under Construction, is a 10'x21' Folded Dog Bone, Hand Laid track & switches,
in weathered code 70 & 55 Rail Craft Rail. A turn of the Century theme, from about 1885 to 1910 HO/HOn3 RR, loosely modeling D&RGW, RGS & C&S, the logging line closely tied to the Sierra's in Ca.
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<p>Thanks for posting, that's a piece of equipment I never would have seen or even knew existed living in Central Calif., as most of the trackage around here doesn't seem to get the groth of plants and trees like your picture shows.</p>
<p>I was intrigued by the apparatus on the Right side of the small loco a I first thought it was some sort of a ballast spreader then I realized that the two things that looked like hand holds are actually guides to allow the unit to be positioned around small trees or bushes too large for the heavy duty weed trimmer and chop them off with is large sheers.</p>