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    • December 8, 2019 7:48 PM EST
    • Mike Toney said:

      try the video link again.  I always forget how to attach them here

       All you needed was the "S" after http for a good link everyone can view.

      To actually EMBED a video use these directions...

      Video Embedding

      1. Grab the embed code from the YouTube video (directly on the video) right click in OPERA (copy embed code); right click in FireFox (Copy embed code); right click in Chrome (get embed code);right click in IE (get embed code).
      2. In the reply window click on "insert/edit video" button in the top row (looks like a movie frame), and select "Embed".

      3. Paste the embed code (copied from YouTube) in the box and click "OK".

    • December 8, 2019 5:06 PM EST
    • try the video link again.  I always forget how to attach them here

    • December 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST
    • Our local live steam group had our last run on the 2019 season yesterday at a train show in Indianapolis.  I took a short video of my Pearse Welshpool & LLanfair Earl with prototypically correct mixed train and my friends Roundhouse quarry Hunslet Lilla, also with a prototype consist other than the "bunny" drumming away at the rear.   Both are 16mm UK style narrow gauge locomotives, butane gas fired and full RC control of both valve gear and throttle.  Happy Holidays!    

    • December 7, 2019 9:40 AM EST
    • Thanks Todd,  I have a third crossing, not pictured, that is concrete and it is fastened the same as the brick.  I use  3/16" Carbide drill for plastic anchors with #8 X 1 1/2" Stainless screws.  

    • December 7, 2019 9:22 AM EST
    • Dan DeVoto said:

      Thanks Todd, I made the pathway grade crossings with Choice Deck.  Here's the link to my post back in 2016.



      Nice job on those crossings Dan especially the curved section. 

      I have 2 path crossings on my RR, one is at ground level where I built a U shaped channel out of PT wood. The top off the channel matches the top of the rail head.  The other is on a step that I cut out to fit the track into. Both setups have worked very well for years.  Yours is a great idea for crossing a solid path like bricks and would no doubt work on paved or cement paths as well.   

    • December 1, 2019 1:29 PM EST
    • You have a great looking RR Dan. Thanks for the journey.    Did you buy or make the pathway grade crossings?    


      I think you should put in a wye somewhere so you can turn trains and run them in either direction.  

    • November 17, 2019 5:59 AM EST
    • I run Tyco trains to torque off the rivet counters, and because so many people like to see the trains they played with as kids, running around the layout.

      I run an Australian class B Clyde, because it looks (to me anyway) like some kit-basher's fantasy.


      I run the Flying Scotsman, because its different and darn good looking. Even though its OO scale and not HO.

      And yes, the viewing public comments on, and seams to like, my "oddball" stuff.

    • November 16, 2019 9:34 AM EST
    • David, I like when a club layout runs different locomotives, oddball or obscure stuff creates interest to not only the general public but from others who might not have seen that brand/type/roadname etc. I guess to the former pres. the words that come to mind from me are  "pound sand,  thank you we will take up your advice at a later date".

    • November 15, 2019 3:57 PM EST
    • Noel, the griping one used to be the club president. He has moved out of the area, and is no longer president. But he does return occasionally to bit voice his opinion on what we are are not doing doing right, according to his unquestionable, expert edicts. This past show, he bit complained about my latest treasure.



      Apparently a DCC equipped, Tyco locomotive, with Tyco cars, complete with metal wheels, and the NMRA approved (gawd awful) X2F Horn Hook couplers, running on an NMRA FreMo set up is almost a punishable offense. 

    • November 15, 2019 2:37 PM EST
    • Hey David Maynard. Tell your club to put in some grades on there layout and watch them gripe.... that you are the only one running a trans.  There trains have to make a run for the grade and keeps spinning wheels. Lol.

      Logging are not usually on flat ground.

    • November 14, 2019 2:52 PM EST

      But the guys at the HO club don't like it when I run my HO Climax. It takes too long to get anywhere on the club set up.

    • November 14, 2019 9:40 AM EST
    • David Maynard said:

      Shays are way cool. But my favorite is the Climax.


      David, Climax are very cool, they're my #2 with #3 Heisler.  I run all three more than all my other locos.


    • November 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST
    • Shays are way cool. But my favorite is the Climax.

    • November 13, 2019 5:01 PM EST
    • I've ridden behind Shays At Roaring Camp at Felton CA and Cass scenic RR in WV.

    • December 2, 2019 6:44 PM EST
    • Great videos Eric and your spread about plowing in GR mag. was very good. 

    • November 13, 2019 8:31 PM EST
    • Eric,

      They just get better!  Very nice.  Love the vertical boiler!  What a kick. 

    • November 13, 2019 1:44 PM EST
    • Eric, as always great stuff, but the moose powered car is still my favorite