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RE: Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links Fellow Forum member, Sean McGillicuddy, suggested that links be provided for my articles. Articles include 1/29 scale American standard gauge locos, rolling stock, and turnout (track switch) products from Aristo-Craft, USA Trains, American Main Line (A...
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Ok, so start with removing the 6 screws to seperate the Boiler and Body from the Chassis. careful with a couple of delicates that need pulling out. Remove the black and red wires carefully and all their attachments.  The only wires left should be the power to motor and feedback for the chuff S...
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Hello, After modelling trains on and off for 60years, have decided to go from OO and HO to to G/scale1 as we will in a couple of years have the garden to do it justice.  Not sure we will have the funds yet!!! So have been doing research and going down a few dead ends!, have decided to go with...
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After a hot day of running trains with my MRC 6200, the trains stopped suddenly.  A quick check revealed no power going to the track.  There was power to the accessory terminals, however.  It was hot and the end of the day, so I decided to let it cool down overnight and check it out t...
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I thought I start another log here to make it a bit easier to follow. Part 7 had me working on repairs to the TT pit. I used those "For Rent" signs they sell at Lowes. They bend around the curves easy and Goop works fastening them in place. The veneer goes on top of that. With the veneer attached...
With most of the track work finally done, it was time to move on to all the little things I've been avoiding. First thing I wanted to do was replace the pipe trestle that connected Mancos and Hesperus. While I was at it, I also wanted to broaden the curves on both ends.  And have someth...
April 30, 2016: We're getting down to the nitty-gritty here, folks. The last stop on the Rail Road. Porter will be a mining town with a ore tipple and Manufacturing plant and have a "wye" that can be used from either here or Delores. What we finally arrived at for Porter: It will eventually b...
Actually my title for this build log is a bit of a misnomer. I have actually added a few new bits but I do feel like they are just a completion of where I left off previously.    Most of the focus this time out has been on landscaping. I actually only spent about 2 or 3 hours on the rail...
A couple more months have passed and work continues on the main line, phase 1 of my layout build. I still am getting a big kick out of the whole outdoor, backyard, combining hobby with lifestyle aspect of all this. My trackwork is getting better and faster. And even though I am only 60 linear feet ...
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About 2 months into it, I have decided to officially start keeping a log of my layout build. Although I have made slow progress, there is much to do. My goal is to complete the main loop before the year is out. My work calendar is quickly filling up my summer weekends so I may have to settle for ha...