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by George Stein
Wed May 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Dapol Wagons
Replies: 23
Views: 205

Re: Dapol Wagons

The one tenth of a mm question. In a different context/forum a contributor claimed "the correct back-to-back dimension for Hornby and all recent RTR wheels is 14.4mm, not 14.5mm -- see: http://www.doubleogauge.com/standards/commercialwheels.htm And went on to add that a "14.5mm back-to-bac...
by George Stein
Sun May 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Wanton Vandalism of layouts
Replies: 36
Views: 917

Re: Wanton Vandalism of layouts

Very sad. In the USA it is usually expected that the club/primary host for an event like this will provide an overnight watchman (volunteer club member with an airhorn, cellphone, etc. {and being the USA,sometimes a gun}). While I don't support the gun bit, I believe it prudent for any trademen or v...
by George Stein
Fri May 10, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: How Many Brake, or Brake Composites Should I Have ?

Interesting discussion. Now I had always assumed that in the era of steam, second/third class coaches were marshaled close to the locomotive and first class coaches were towards the rear. Point was to spare the rich cinders & soot pre air conditioning. This was done (usually) in the USA and the ...
by George Stein
Wed May 01, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SEEP motors and Peco points
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: SEEP motors and Peco points

Using the PM4 to supply power to frog on Peco electrofrog. Thanks for comments.
by George Stein
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: SEEP motors and Peco points
Replies: 5
Views: 151

SEEP motors and Peco points

In your experience, if using SEEP self-latching point motors, is it best to reduce the strain on the motor by removing the locking spring on Peco code 100 points? Thanks.

George
North Carolina
by George Stein
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: 57XX body removal
Replies: 13
Views: 428

Re: 57XX body removal

While we're on the subject, I have a Bachmann 57xx (running number 5775) [model number 32-215] in which I have put a TCS "DP2X-UK" 8-pin chip. Runs fine. However, I would love to have sound. As ESU and Zimo UK sound decoders appear unavailable in the USA, I'm asking if anyone among the for...
by George Stein
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Thoughts which may help the manufacturers, the trade and the modellers alike.

As an American Episcopalian, I actually suspect most modellers are like C of E Anglicans: Catholic or Protestant depending on the influence of the local vicar or bishop -- i.e., their modelling buddies. For example, I am quite happy to buy Railroad Range GWR Collette coaches -- knowing that if I wis...
by George Stein
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.
Replies: 21
Views: 551

Re: Acrylic v. Enamel Paints – your uses/preferences.

In one sense, this is a question of "de gustibus non est disputandum." In another sense, the answer is "it depends." The real issue for me is always "what paint is best for this specific project?" Painting a Ratio GWR wagon kit is usually a question of using a rattle ca...
by George Stein
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: People on the layout
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: People on the layout

There is a material known (at least in the USA) as "morticians wax." It is also used by museums and art galleries to hold, say, a valuable crystal goblet, etc. to a glass shelf and remain unobtrusive. Easy to use and easy to remove. A drop applied to figure's feet with a toothpick (cocktai...
by George Stein
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: TTS DECODER ,,BIT OF A SURVEY

Thinking out of the box speculation. As many DCC discussions suggest removing the "radio noise static suppression" bits to get better DCC running, is this possibly any issue with TTS?
by George Stein
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS for "Hall."
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Hornby TTS for "Hall."

2-cyl abd GWR operating area
by George Stein
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Hornby TTS for "Hall."
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Hornby TTS for "Hall."

It appears that the TTS sound system for the "Hall" class is NOT available apart from already installed in a loco. Is there another TTS sound chip that could be described as "close enough" to sounding like a "Hall" to serve as a substitute?

Thank you
by George Stein
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Hattons Pre-owned - whats your experience?

Writing from the USA. My general experience with Hattons has been excellent. My experience with Hattons wrt Previously Owned has likewise been excellent. For a recent Previously Owned locomotive, I wrote to Hattons with specific questions which they answered promptly and accurately. Bought loco and ...
by George Stein
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: In praise of ancient artifacts
Replies: 1
Views: 115

In praise of ancient artifacts

Beginning work on an ancient Slater's kit (the ones with the long dried-out pressfix transfers) of the PO wagon "Princess Royal," I realized I needed "signal red" for the solebars. I found at the bottom of my stash of paint an ancient tin (previously used God know when) of Humbro...
by George Stein
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goo Gone
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Goo Gone

Goo Gone will leave a film that re-attracts dust. Yes, IPA will work. However, IPA can damage paint. Suggest you consider "naptha" also known as lighter fluid. That's what our 100 member club uses.

George
North Carolina

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