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by railtwister
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 171
Views: 16715

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

Isn’t “that silvering underneath them” caused by microscopic air bubbles being trapped under the decal film in a porous surface usually caused by applying the decal onto a flat rather than glossy surface? Beyond that, the hoppers look great!
by railtwister
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: It's that time of year again...
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: It's that time of year again...

Happy Birthday, Alex!
by railtwister
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tillig Bedding Track Unavailable?
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Tillig Bedding Track Unavailable?

What’s up with Tillig’s TT Gauge bedding track? Most of the 30 degree curved track sections (both brown and/or gray) on Tillig’s website are listed as “unavailable”. Does this mean that they are discontinued? I was looking to get a couple of concentric loops of 30 degree sections of track in the max...
by railtwister
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: New KADEE #705 Couplers
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

New Kadee 705 Coupler (not split shank)

Is anyone using the new non split-shank HOn3 #705 coupler from Kadee on their TT scale models? The coupler only comes in assembled form, but is very much like a shrunk down #5 (HO) coupler, with a coiled spring on the knuckle. Since it comes already assembled, I can’t see what kind of centering spri...
by railtwister
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: TT-Tracks
Replies: 1308
Views: 99882

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: 1308
Views: 99882

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: 5
Views: 563

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: 519

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: 1308
Views: 99882

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: 844

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...

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