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by railtwister
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT-Tracks
Replies: 1298
Views: 76761

Re: TT-Tracks

Hi Bill, Nice desk! And having the roll top will force you to keep the desk at least cleared off enough to close the top down so that you can’t see the mess! By the way, in your previous post, after looking more closely, it looks like you used the HO cork between the tracks (and not under them as I ...
by railtwister
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT-Tracks
Replies: 1298
Views: 76761

Re: TT-Tracks Insurance

Is there new insurance requirements being set out by the sponsors of the show? I checked the NMRA site and it states that a sustaining membership ($120/year) is required for a group membership, while the cheapest individual membership is $47/year without the magazine, $75 with. What’s not clear is w...
by railtwister
Sun May 17, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drive shaft orientation
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Drive shaft orientation

I’ve always heard they should be parallel, but I can’t quote any definitive resource on the matter.

Bill in FtL
by railtwister
Sun May 17, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: For what era is this boxcar?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: For what era is this boxcar?

The plug doors were first seen on new 40’ cars in the sixties, according to info found on the web. Your model exhibits a build date of 1948, which would indicate that the plug doors must have been installed during a rebuild/upgrade sometime after 1960.
by railtwister
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT-Tracks
Replies: 1298
Views: 76761

Re: TT-Tracks

ConducTTor wrote:I hate how fast time goes.
Time is not purely linear, the older you get the faster it goes.

Bill in FtL
by railtwister
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36' Flat Car
Replies: 7
Views: 638

Re: 36' Flat Car

Is this a resin car, diecast metal, or injection molded plastic? If it were diecast (or properly weighted) and ready to roll out of the box, with metal wheeled free rolling trucks and a pad for proper height mounting of buyer installed Kadee couplers (preferably the new #705) then a USD price of $33...
by railtwister
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 BCSME -- Episode Two
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: 2019 BCSME -- Episode Two

My experience with the SW1200s is that they are a lot slower than the HP locos of all types. Nothing is wrong there, but the noise is likely a motor issue. My husband has changed out around a half dozen motors on the MTB SW1200s, and the replacement motors have yet to wear out. I would like to know...
by railtwister
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2019 BCSME -- Episode Two
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: 2019 BCSME -- Episode Two

Guys,
The layout looks fantastic! The Pacific looks great, glad to hear it’s running well, and I really like the GS&F Boxcar, too. Are there decals available anywhere for this car? Really nice work!

Bill in FtL
by railtwister
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT-Tracks
Replies: 1298
Views: 76761

Re: TT-Tracks

Static grass is probably the best scenic effect that has been seen in many years. It can easily be added to modules that are considered to be “finished” (if there is such a thing). Once someone tries it on the first module, it won’t be long before it will show up on all the other modules. It’s very ...
by railtwister
Sun May 26, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous American TT Scale Models
Topic: A & J Models
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: A & J Models

The kits were produced by Anthony and John Haffe (spelling?) during the sixties and were typical of some of the early type craftsman kits of the time, but not as nice as the old Ambroid One of Five Thousand (later Northeastern and Quality Craft) kits made in HO & O scales. Anthony and John used to c...

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