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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

Lee Willis ·
It looks good. How do you apply it? What type/size of brush or air spray for the paint, type of bristles for the dry?
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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

Hot Water ·
Looks pretty good, but remember that MAIN LINE rails are rarely, if ever, "rusty". If you are modeling in the steam era, i.e. prior to the mid 1950s, railroad rails were pretty well covered with that green colored plain bearing journal box oil. Todays "modern era" rail seems to oxidize differently due to all the composition brake shoe dust and various dry-lube flange lubrication.
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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

PRRronbh ·
Hot Water, how do you "color" your rails? Seeing pictures of your layout the rails look exactly as I recall from the 50's!
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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

ChessieFan72 ·
Lee, I use a small tipped paint brush to apply the powder. As the powder is spread out, an adhesive within the powder is activated. I'll try to put together a video tonight.
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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

ChessieFan72 ·
Hot Water, Thanks for the explanation of the green rail.
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Hot Water ·
Originally Posted by PRRronbh: Hot Water, how do you "color" your rails? Seeing pictures of your layout the rails look exactly as I recall from the 50's! Thanks. I use Rust-Oleum spray paint "SATIN", #7739 Charcoal Green, for the entire track system except for the steam locomotive terminal, which is Floquil Grimy Black spray paint.
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Re: Weathered Track Experiment

PRRronbh ·
Hot Water, thanks for info. If I ever get a layout back together will try that. It is definitely the look I would want to achieve.
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Zett ·
Thanks for this post. Its a great result, im ordering some AIM weathering powders.
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Texas Pete ·
Originally Posted by ChessieFan72: The color looks like it washed in the photo below. Welcome to the ghastly world of on-camera flash photography. Other than that it all looks pretty good. Pete
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

Popsrr ·
Rich Nice work. Wish my drawings came as nice as yours. I only have RR TRACK 4.02 to make all my drawings with.
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

Larry Sr. ·
Rich, Just reading information like this I want you to know I found this information out the hard way a long time ago. With as many questions I have observed lately, this should be very much appreciated by individuals trying to learn about round tables. Some of us are not as advanced in knowledge about O gauge as others. That's why this is such a great web-site.
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

3rdrailMike ·
Thanks Rich. This is a huge help.
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

AlanRail ·
If you are using MTH DCS then you need an isolated rail where the engine can be added or programmed to the system. So I use my turntable spurs as multiple isolated rails, since the engine is already sitting there. When " MTH Program" mode is switched, all tracks and spurs have power cut-off and only the isolated spur is active. Then I program that spur with that engine. So to quickly add all other engines on the spurs I simply switch the power to that spur via a rotary switch and then set...
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

Russell ·
One thing that can give a better signal if you have issues with this wiring. Use a pair of relay contacts in place of the switch, Move the actual switch to remotely toggle the relays on. The shorter wire runs from Terminal block to track will make DCS work better. This also lets you use lower power rating switches. The Relay contacts have to carry the heavy juice, the relay coil and switch won't need it. One relay for each siding.
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

Mike CT ·
One of the simplicities of Command Control locomotives, is a staging area like this, as long as you have no problem with locomotives sitting on the track, powered, with lights on. I have had good results with my TT/RH wired as one block circuit. Conventional Control is a complete different matter. We attempted something like this with the Club TT/RH using DCS with mixed results. The Track wiring set-up was not as friendly to DCS as it was to TMCC. Both RH's are Korber 304 with one additional...
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Re: Roundhouse Track Power Wiring Diagram

Joe Fauty ·
Rich: I usually connect ground to both outside rails. Sometimes when moving locomotives onto or off the shed track they lose power. Grounding both outside rails seems to help keep the locomotives from shutting off. Joe
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

wsdimenna ·
4 pieces in a pack. Its the smallest piece you can buy.
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

Jan ·
There are four 1-1/4" sections of track in the package. Jan
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

prrhorseshoecurve ·
Yes to the above!
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

Austin G. ·
ok just wanted to check. Thanks Everyone!
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

Mike CT ·
You may find these track tie end pieces useful. It allows for custom lengths. Part 6057
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Re: Atlas O's 1 1/4" track question

Boilermaker1 ·
The 1 1/4s are incredibly fragile, as there's only a few ties holding the rail in. I've had a number of them where even a slight jolt while assembling them has knocked a rail off. It can be put back on with some super glue, but if this is a "fitter" as part of a larger run, you're better off getting a 40" rigid straight and just cutting off what you need (for example, cut a 21.25" piece, rather than 2 10"s and a 1.25). If you're screwing it down, you dont need the tie plate ends either, just...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!!! 11/21/17 edition. SHARE YOUR TEAM TRACK PHOTOS HERE!!

trumptrain ·
IT' TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!! Share your team track photos here!! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day railroad operations. Practically every type of freight car can be on/off loaded on a team track. MOW equipment and some passenger train head end equipment can also be on/off loaded on team tracks. The purpose of this thread is to inspire one another with photos of team track operations both prototypical and in miniature on our layouts. Changing team track scenes frequently also helps keep...
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Prewar American Flyer and Ross Track and switches

Tony H ·
I have my Dad's prewar American Flyer O Gauge 9900 Zephyr and just built a new layout with Ross track and Ross switches. It can't go through the switches and even the track is rough with the depth of the wheel flanges and the lack of space between the top of the track and the ties. It is the heavier cast aluminum Zephry. I don't have a loop of track that does not have at least one switch. I guess I have two options, don't run it, just display it, which I don't want to do, or replace the...
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Another Monorail thought! Half loop?

eddiem ·
So if I can't get a monorail loop to fit, I'm wondering about modifying the track to create an isolated rail on each end of a half loop. If it could be done, then some electronics could be set up to do a reverse at each end, like a trolley auto-reverse system. Has anyone created an isolated section of monorail track? Not sure it willl work... we're used to using 3 rail but it looks like the monorail track is really 2 rail. Perhaps a micro-switch at each end to trigger a reversing circuit?
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O-Line Switch Track Question

Dan Padova ·
I have four O-Line Super-Snap O72 switch tracks. I was hoping to control all of my switch tracks with DTSP momentary toggle switches. However, the O-Line switch track controllers are marked for left and right hand switches and have a small circuit board inside of them. Can I substitute a simple momentary toggle switch ?
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!!! 2/6/2018 edition. SHARE YOUR TEAM TRACK PHOTOS HERE!!

trumptrain ·
Once again IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of daily railroad operations. Practically every kind of freight car, some passenger train head end cars, and MOW equipment can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Team tracks are found in rural locations, small towns, and large cities. Team tracks have many uses and can serve, in a way, as utility tracks, due to their flexible availability. At times team tracks may be used by railroads to...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! May 1, 2018 edition. Share your team track photos here!!

trumptrain ·
It's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of real railroading's day to day operation. Team tracks are undesignated sidings/spurs that serve no one particular industry ie: fuel oil distributor or grain elevator or lumber yard. Practically every type of freight car can be on/off loaded on a team track. Some passenger equipment and MOW equipment can also be handled on team tracks. Show us what's happening on your railroad's team track (s). If you...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! May 15, 2018 Edition! Share your team track photos here.

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Virtually all kinds of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Some passenger type cars and MOW cars can also be on/off loaded on team tracks. This week on the Free State Junction Railway's Mountain Division team track a B&O gondola load of wooden barrels has spotted for unloading. The barrels will be taken to a nearby cider making facility, filled, and brought back to the tream...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!!! 2/20/2018 edition. SHARE YOUR TEAM TRACK PHOTOS HERE!!

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY 2/20/18 Edition!!! Share your team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroading operations. A team track is an undesignated siding that functions as an on/off loading track for practically every kind of freight car, some passenger head end cars, and MOW equipment. Team tracks are found in remote rural locations, small towns and large cities. Today on the Free State Junction Railway's team track number 3 located in the Brewtown section...
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FS: Lionel Switch Controller (SC2) 6-22980 and Operating Track Controller (OTC) 6-14185

Randy Owens ·
Used, fully working and complete. I no longer have the original boxes, but I will pack with care. I simply have no further need for these fine controllers... 2 SC2 units: $40 ea 1 OTC unit: $35 +$10 shipping If interested contact: amigorando@gmail.com -Randy
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Lionel 3927 Track Cleaner

Dan Padova ·
So what other fluids do you use in your Lionel track cleaning car ?
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K-Line Supersnap Track

Dan Padova ·
There is some K-Line Supersoap track for sale on Evilbay. What are the pros and cons ? The seller thinks the curves are O31. Did K-Line make O31 curves ?
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Soliciting Track Plan Ideas

Dan Padova ·
I've been sketching numerous track plans using Railmodeller Pro, for a 3'-0" x 12'-0" layout. It's a straight twelve foot long layout. I will be using "O" gauge track and O22 switches. I have four O72 switches on hand, 2 RH & 2 LH, if your design requires them. Locos will be RMT Beeps, Beefs and Lionel 41 and 51 type switchers. Rolling stock is standard Lionel operating cars, such as post -war coal dump cars, milk car w/platform, horse car w/corral, RMT Peep passenger cars. I have...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! June 5 edtion.

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY. Share photos of action on your railroad's team track. Team track are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Virtually all types of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. MOW and a some passenger train equipment can also utilize team tracks. Team tracks are non-dedicated sidings or spurs that are usually open to public access and are also known as public delivery tracks. Non-dedicated mean that do not serve any one specific industry such as a...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! June 12, 2018 edtion.

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!! Share photos of action on your railroad's team track (s) here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Team tracks are found in remote rural areas, small towns, and large cities. Most all types of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Passenger head end equipment and MOW equipment can also utilize team tracks. A team track can be virtually used to for anything, in addition to loading and unloading freight cars, such as car...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! June 19, 2018 edtion.

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share photos of team track operations on your railroad. Team tracks are a vital part of day to day operations on real railroads. Most types of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Passenger train head end equipment and MOW equipment can also be on/off loaded on team tracks. This week on the Free State Junction Railway Mountain Division team track a side door MOW caboose is being loaded with supplies for some track work which will take place later this...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! June 26, 2018 edtion.

trumptrain ·
It's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Post your team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Most every kind of freight car can be on/off loaded on team tracks. MOW equipment can be handled on a team track as can some passenger train head end equipment. Such is the case today on the Free State Junction Railways Team Track Four in Lower Patsburg .... a RPO car is being loaded with mail from USPS mail hauling contractors trucks. A Western Maryland local...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! May 8, 2018 edition. Share your team track photos here!!

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real railroad operations. Virtually every kind of freight car can be off/on loaded on a team track. MOW equipment can be handled on team tracks and even some passenger type cars too. This week on the Free State Junction Railway's Mountain Division a damaged 4 bay hopper car has been set out on the siding. The car was one of several involved in a derailment about 4 miles up the line. The...
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Switches & Track

PSU1980 ·
Team, I have created my “new” final layout design with the help and input of many of you all so thank you. As an FYI, the NJ HiRailer also use a combo of manufacturers, I am looking to use only 1. Now it’s time to go to track and switches. My last layout was a combo of Gargraves track with the plastic ties because I like the rigid form, I also used some Ross track as well. For switches, I used both but bought them used, has some issues. My yards were Atlas track as I got it from a friend...
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Greater Penn RR Final Track Plan (Well 99.9% sure it's final)

Kreuz ·
Well, since my first post about designing my first permanent layout two years ago, I think I have a final track plan. A lot has changed in that time, including the room that the layout will be in. Instead of a spare bedroom, I was able to procure the bonus room, so I have a 15'x'18' room to work with. The fact that my son moved in with me and needed that bedroom, made the negotiation much easier. Will also make it much easier for us to spend time together on the build. If your interested in...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!!! 2/27/2018 edition. SHARE YOUR TEAM TRACK PHOTOS HERE!!

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! Share your railroad's team track action here! Team track are a vital part of real life railroads daily operations. Team tracks are found in remote rural, small towns, and large cities locations. Practically every kind of freight car can be off/on loaded on a team track. Some passenger and MOW equipment can also be on and off loaded on a team track. If you have a simple loop of track with an undesignated siding or a large museum detailed layout, feel free to post...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! April 24, 2018 edition. Share your team track photos here!!

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY! Share your railroad's team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real life railroad operations. Practically all kinds of freight cars can be on/off loaded on team tracks. Team tracks can also be used for some passenger equipment and MOW equipment too. This week on the Free State Junction Railway's team track number one in Lower Patsburg, a WM scale test car has been spotted by the engineering division. The scales in Patsburg yard are due for...
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Right On Track Models Introduction

Right On Track Models ·
I would first like to say Thank You to all the fellow hobbyist that have supported me in this endeavor to bring my dream to fruition. I could never have gotten this far without encouragement for the hobby I love so much. This hobby is my life and I pride myself on my being able to share and learn from fellow modelers. Thank you Richard Segal Right on Track Models
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! July twenty fourth edition 2018 edtion. T

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY. Share your railroad's team track photos here. Team tracks are a vital everyday operations on real railroads. Most every type of freight car can be on/off loaded on a team track. Some passenger train head end equipment and MOW equipment can also be handled on team tracks. Today on the Free State Junction Railway's team track number two in Lower Patsburg there is a Baltimore and Ohio express reffer of fresh seafood from the Chesapeake Bay being unloaded onto a Phillips...
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High-Risk Railroading (video)

RailRide ·
Saw this years ago (before there was a place here where it wouldn't be offtopic), just found it this morning again: As the description says, "model train without model railroad" And lest you think he only runs "train set" consists up there: Here's a cab ride that illustrates just how minimalistic the suspended trackage really is. According to the owner's answer to a comment in the video below, it's 4mm stainless steel circular rod, attached to plexiglass "ties" with superglue. He bent the...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!!! July 3, 2018 edtion.

trumptrain ·
It's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY!! Share your railroad's team track photos here! Team tracks are a vital part of day to day real life railroading operations. Team tracks are found in remote rural areas, small towns, and large cities. Most every type of freight car can be on/off loaded on a team track. Some passenger train head end equipment can also be on/off loaded on team tracks. MOW equipment can also utilize team tracks as well. This week on the Free State Junction Railways' team track we have...
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Final track placement confirmed

C&Osteam ·
“Off to War,” a work in progress, is coming along nicely. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP. I’m delighted to have a running Legacy Engine on new track. Plenty of power (engine and 9 heavyweight passenger cars lit up) with a bus and drop connections. The engine shed floor and track had to work ‘just right.’ Put in plenty of screws. The flexxtrack is is nice and quiet. The engine and cars meet all clearances, and run through all the switches. I am working on getting the switches wired using several...
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IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY 9/3/18 Second Anniversary Edition

trumptrain ·
IT's TEAM TRACK TUESDAY 9/3/18 celebrating the second anniversary of this thread!! Actually this thread began on August 5, 2016 ... so I'm a little late in celebrating, however, better late than never. It's hard to believe this little thread has been running every week for just over two years. Thanks to all of you who participate on a regular basis and to those who participate at liberty. Also thanks to all those who stop by on TTT to take a gander. It's quite challenging to come up with new...
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Photos of my Layout

Evan Cihlar ·
Hi everyone! This is my first forum post about my personal layout. I've been working on it with my dad for 9 years, and it's finally taking shape. It's been a long road of on-and-off work, laying track, re-laying track, and a bunch of other stuff. Just wanted to see what some other O scale enthusiasts thought of my layout!! Just to warn you, I'm kinda a NKP guy... all of my locomotives are Nickel Plate Road. My collection consists of Atlas O, Weaver, MTH Premier, and TMCC. I will be getting...
 
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