Tagged With "O gauge"

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Suggestion on putting O gauge layout under HO layout

John Graser ·
I'm currently building a new HO layout but plan to put the O gauge under neath it. What would you recommend? On floor or shelf under layout or other? Any pictures of how others are doing it? The HO layout is 40" in height but scenery in mountain areas might be as low as 30".
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Vintage child's C.O. engineers uniform

magoo ·
This is not mine, but the neighbor lady down the street. A vintage CO engineers uniform for a child. I'm guessing around a T5 size. Metal buttons with the C.O. logo. Heavy duty denim. with full size scarf. Her husband was an engineer and bought this for their son late 40;s or early 50's. She is moving to a retirement home and asked me to sell it for her. She would like 50 dollars, helping out her cost of moving. Postal money will be accepted. Contact info on my profile'
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Re: Suggestion on putting O gauge layout under HO layout

Dennis Rempel ·
Too much dirt down on the floor, if its a foot above the floor or more that would be a lot better and still could view it
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John Graser ·
Dennis, Any pictures?
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New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
Hi all...Long time train (HO) fan, first time O gauge owner. This is my first post, so I will give a brief background. I have had trains since the early 70's and still have my fathers old 1962 HO Lionel set in OB. I have always admired O gauge trains and the beauty of postwar steam engine...My better half bought me a 1949 #675 steam engine and appropriate cars to make up the 1949 set along with a rebuilt old ZW transformer. I love it...I bought some Atlas track and have roughly a 5'x10' oval...
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Locomotive will not move

WRSoulsby ·
I have a few Lionel locomotive that when tested off rail they run fine, but when I place them on the track they just vibrate and go nowhere. Could someone please tell me how to fix this problem. Thanks WRSoulsby
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O-Scale Helix

Alan Brandolini ·
I am planning an O-scale Helix employing Gargraves 54" curved track. I will be climbing 32" to run a train around my ceiling. I found a Helix Design Calculator from modelbuildings.org which calculated with a 27" radius the ring diameter will be 58"; the vertical distance between rings is 6"; ring circumference is 182.12 "; the grade is 3.29%; rings needed is 5.33; length of each segment is 91.06". Assuming the above calculations are correct, I do not have room for anything larger than a 54"...
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Southwest O Scale meet

scott5011 ·
I just want to thank Michael Ross, Mike Walter, and all those unknown to me that made this years Southwest O Scale meet a reality. There were many vendors with a great selection of items at good(some great) prices. Thanks also to the DFW O Scalers that brought two layouts. A great time was had by all. I highly advise all to watch for next years show. Thanks again guys, Scott.
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The O-Gauge Confessional - Pre-Holidays Edition

Yojimbo ·
Aloha, It’s been a while but as the holidays loom on the horizon I thought we might need to open up the O-Gauge Confessional for a few days. This gives those wayward souls among us a chance to ease their consciences and make some things right. The confessional works as you might expect: you post your latest transgressions and I’ll try to give you some form of absolution. It’s all very tongue and cheek and the humorless need not apply. If you’re not sure what to do just keep an eye open for...
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PA: O Gauge Capital of the World?

Arnold D. Cribari ·
This life long New Yorker even loves the sound of the name: Pennsylvania. When I see a Post or Reply on this Forum, which I find moving or interesting, I check the author's profile, and often discover that he/she (almost always he) is from the State of Pennsylvania. Do you all agree that an inordinately high percentage of Forum members are from Pennsylvania? And then, there is the Mecca of O Gauge railroaders: York, Pennsylvania, where all the truly serious hobbyists religiously go for the...
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One last chance to preorder Atlas O Masterline GP-7 Phase II Diesels...... Orders due Sunday night

MrMuffin'sTrains ·
Atlas O To Produce the Masterline GP-7 Phase II in early 2018 You can add on to my order now through Sunday Atlas O announced this run of GP-7's several years ago and the order window has long since passed. They have allowed me to add on to my original order as long as I do it by Monday morning - So - if you want one or more of these - and they will be hard to find - you are welcome to place a preorder with me for them. I am offering a preorder discounted price of $459.96 each, powered,...
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Weaver O Gauge Railroading 100th Issue Commemorative 50 ft. Tank Car Issued April 2002 $40

Waverly 5 Yard ·
This was a special run, very limited quantities, done in 2002 for my favorite train magazine, O Gauge Railroading. Typical of Weaver (who I miss) they made a great car. I bought 2 of them, one to run on my layout and this one was put in a display case in my office. So there is no box, just the plastic clam shell. The car is absolutely a mint C-10 with no broken parts, finger prints or excuses. See the pictures and judge for yourself. Sold the other one that I had, with very limited run time,...
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Re: Rockford O Scalers Open House

JohnGaltLine ·
Could you provide more information on where and when things are? I'm working in Rockford on April 3. If it makes sense to, I'd like to check things out. I'll be at approximately State and Alpine. JGL
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big train ·
I'm hoping to make it to your layout this year. I'm driving this time, so I won't have a flight schedule dictating my plans on Sunday.
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mwb ·
Yes. More information, please.
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Charlie ·
Frank: Just want to say thank you for opening your home for visitors again this year. I know it can be a hassle, but your layout progress makes it a must see every year. I will be there with a small group. Thanks again. Charlie
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Re: Rockford O Scalers Open House

john handlogten ·
The open house is connected to the "March Meet" but everyone is welcome to visit. There is never as much progress as we had hoped/planned but it has been a productive year. If you do a Mapquest search on 3900 Lookout Drive, Rockford, Illinois, 61109 it will get you close (not the actual address). It should be 15 minutes or less south of State and Alpine area. On the 3rd of April there will a RR crossbuck in the front yard. The layout is 57x30 plus a staging area. Will be running both DC and...
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Re: Rockford O Scalers Open House

bigtruckpete ·
That is one amazing layout!!!
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

cjack ·
A new one might save you a trip back to Lionel for upgrades... http://www.modeltrainstuff.com...p;show=30&page=1
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

Pine Creek Railroad ·
Roll the Dice, IMO I recommend purchasing a new legacy unit 1st, get the life time guarantee that comes with it. I will soon be sending my Legacy unit back for repair work, it happens, if you want to take a chance on a 2nd used Legacy unit then go for it. PCRR/Dave
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rtr12 ·
Personally, I would also go for the new one.
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revolgnad ·
I have a slightly used Legacy 990 for sale with the latest 1.6 upgrade $200.00 plus shipping.
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roll_the_dice ·
Thanks for the replies everyone...Even though my name is Roll The Dice...I don't usually take many chances on used electronics....especially if they come with a lifetime warranty. That is HARD to beat! Thanks for the link CJack..that is the lowest price I have seen for new 990's. I definitely bookmarked them. I was all set on getting a new one...until Revo replied. I sent you an email with some questions. Since my old ZW was reconditioned with new 15 amp circuit breakers (according to the...
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

Winger ·
I bought a used one. that was an early 1.? version. Called Lionel they fixed the charging circuit and upgraded it to version 1.3. And provided new Rechargeable batteries. I'm now up to ver 1.60 on base and 1.61 on cab2. I think that I done ok since it was a free upgrade +postage. I'd go for the one above for $200 +shipping. IMHO Regards, Mike
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rtr12 ·
I would (and do) use the PH-180 bricks for new modern trains with electronics. Actually the PH-180s power all of my trains which are all modetn command control. I use other transformers for lights, accessories, etc.
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Winger ·
My point is that you would have better odds of getting a quality product from a Forum member. Everything has to be above board and transparent. P.s. I have no connections nor do I know the person selling the Legacy 990. Regards, Mike
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
Thanks, I appreciate the help. I have been researching the best way to connect everything...and looks like the PH-180 is the way to go. I still want to run conventionally sometimes, so I think I have some posts and youtube videos by Lionel CS to point me in the right direction.
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
Thanks for your help also...although I was going to buy new, I can't pass up the deal from Revo. I agree, I would rather buy from someone here than ebay where it is hit or miss more than I care to try. I am also getting a slightly used 993 for future use..so now just to figure out everything else and start planning my layout.
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Pine Creek Railroad ·
Roll the Dice, If you pass on the deal, I wanted it as a Back up. PCRR/Dave
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roll_the_dice ·
I couldn't pass it up...and with the 993 unit as well...makes life easier for my future railroad! Thanks for all the replies...I really enjoy this board. I have read so many posts and learned so much over the last few months. Anytime I google something about trains I always get responses that lead me back here!
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

rtr12 ·
I am not too knowledgeable on the Lionel stuff, other than the Legacy 990 & PH-180s, but I think a Legacy Powermaster may do what you want. I don't run conventional, but if I ever have the need I can use my MTH DCS system through one of the variable channels. Others here or the Lionel videos will most likely answer your questions. If the videos don't explain it then just ask here in another thread.
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
Thanks, that is what I have been reading--My research has led me to think in addition to the 990 I will need a powermaster, and a powermaster bridge (so I can run some post war engine conventionally). I am sure there are other things I will need, but learning is part of the fun!
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gunrunnerjohn ·
You will NOT need the PowerMaster Bridge if you buy one of the Legacy PowerMasters. The bridge is ONLY for using the older generation PowerMasters with the Legacy system.
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roll_the_dice ·
Thanks!! Interesting..when I watched the Lionel video's it stated I needed the bridge to communicate between the cab2 and the powermaster since the communication at 26.75 MHz (PM) and 2.4 GHz (legacy Base). I guess the video was from 2011... So to be able to sometimes run my conventional PW engines, I can set up the Legacy Cab2 with a Legacy Powermaster and be able to control the voltage to the track via the Cab2 handheld? Well that's much easier and nicer than incorporating the bridge that...
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

rtr12 ·
I bet the Lionel video was made before the 'Legacy Powermaster' came out, which replaced the older 'Powermaster' models? I was thinking the same thing as what GRJ posted above, and he knows a lot more about the Lionel stuff than I do.
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Joe Fauty ·
RTR12 is right. The video came out before the new Legacy Powermasters were available. The Legacy powermaster is easily identifiable. It is blue and has a Legacy decal on top. Joe
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roll_the_dice ·
I saw some blue powermasters online but had no idea why they were different! You guys are great! Thanks to everyone...saved me some $, my wife thanks you! I bought a Legacy Powermaster last night...should be here next week. My Legacy 990 will be here soon too...then I get to set everything up! Makes sense about the video...I didn't even think about it being outdated. When I was watching it, I said to myself...would be nice if they made a powermaster for the Legacy without another item to...
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

rtr12 ·
I will defer to GRJ and Model Structures, but I am pretty sure all the Lionel Legacy devices have been redone in the last few years. Those guys know which device you need for whatever, and that is where I am pretty much lost as well.
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
OK, another questions...if I need to start a new thread I will...but here goes. Should I reset the HandHeld back to factory defaults with a used 990? If I do, will that do anything to the software version? Thanks!
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

bigdodgetrain ·
you mean by pushing the reset button on the back of the handheld? because nothing is stored in the handheld and the program is hard written nothing will happen to the program. I have reset many times.
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Re: New or Used Legacy 990

roll_the_dice ·
I was speaking of the system reset I saw when I was briefly scrolling through the screens I saw a in system settings a reset feature...it had a warning on it...but thought if it didn't erase the version it would get me back to a "new" base so I could start from scratch.
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cjack ·
That I would do. Erase the stored engines, accessories, etc. in the base and start your own entries.
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roll_the_dice ·
Thanks...that's what I was thinking too, but wanted to make sure I wasn't screwing anything up. So the software version will be fine...just the stored engines, accessories, etc will be erased? That is what I was hoping.
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Trainlover9943 ·
Correct
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PSU1980 ·
I have purchased both new and used. I recently picked up a legacy 990 for $190.00 never used. All I did was upgrade it. Bought it to have an extra as it was the right price. But really not needed. I should have just bought the 993. Email in profile.
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Re: Drones & O Gauge Trains?

Jim R. ·
You do not want to fly that micro quad copter near your accessories and trains. Ultra small drones like this one are difficult to fly. They tend to dart up and down or side to side with each minor adjustment on the tiny controller they come with. The results will likely be damage, possibly to the accessories, trains and scenery, but definitely to the drone. Those small blades, even with the plastic guards around them, break very easily, and the blade motors don’t stand up to much abuse. Cute...
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Re: Drones & O Gauge Trains?

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Thanks a million Jim. I have read the directions for this mini drone carefully, but approached the idea of flying it with a little trepidation. Maybe if one becomes masterful at controlling this $25 baby drone, one can fly it near the layout with precision and avoid damage. I will heed your words of warning!
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Re: Drones & O Gauge Trains?

Richie C. ·
Like Jim said, these mini-drones are not easy to fly, especially in tight, indoor spaces. I learned to fly drones on regular sized, outdoor models and it was a little easier to then come indoors and control the new mini-drones. As Jim said, they don't handle wind very well, but if I were going to try and fly it near my layout, I would first take it outside on a calm day and learn how to control it outside and get proficient at the controls and then take it inside to a large room, like a...
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Re: Drones & O Gauge Trains?

Arnold D. Cribari ·
Thanks, Richie, for the advice.
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Re: Replacement powered truck

mwb ·
Would be helpful to have a picture or 3 - is it the motor, the gearing, the sideframes - what exactly is broken? 3-rail or 3 rail - seems that most of King's items were 3 rail.
 
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