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    • December 5, 2013 7:44 AM EST
      • Easton , Massachusetts
         
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      Morning
      I looked thru all 12 pages and didn't see a review of USA's Hudson.
      Nick did you wright one up? Could you wright one up?
      Just trying to see what i got myself into?;)

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    • December 9, 2013 6:18 AM EST
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      Ten years ago you might have gotten a review...............................

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    • January 10, 2014 9:42 AM EST
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      Sean,  I've had one since they first came out, haven't had any problems with it. Mine came without the sound system, but the Phoenix system dropped right in, even the smoke chuff worked just fine, there was a wiring change so it would puff correctly. I have seen posts where others have had problems with the smoke generator, but I haven't experienced any.      nick jr

    • January 11, 2014 7:30 AM EST
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      Thanks nick.

      I haven't have the chance to Run mine to much yet.

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    • January 11, 2014 7:38 AM EST
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      Sean, when you do get a chance to run it,  let me know what you think.     just a tip on the plug that connects the loco and tender.   I use a pair of long nosed pliers to grasp it so the wires don't dislodge from the plug, don't just pull the cable,  fit can be very tight and not much room for fingers.   

      This post was edited by Nick Jr at January 11, 2014 7:39 AM EST
    • January 11, 2014 3:43 PM EST
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      Nick Jr said:

      don't just pull the cable, 

       

      Isn't that common knowledge??

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    • January 12, 2014 4:50 AM EST
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      Evidentially not to all,  at least two posted pulling the plug off due to the very tight fit of the socket and the small space to grasp the plug.        

    • January 12, 2014 5:02 AM EST
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      Sean, I found on Google that Garden Railways March 2006 had a review of the USAT Hudson.   If someone has that issue maybe they can help you more.        

    • January 12, 2014 3:34 PM EST
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      Nick

      Do you use Aristo's x-wide switches, did you have a problem with the Hudson going thru them?

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    • January 13, 2014 5:15 AM EST
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      Sean, I had no trouble with the wide 10' diameter 203 series switches both forward and reverse. 

    • January 13, 2014 5:27 AM EST
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      My tenders trailing truck likes to jump the track.

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    • January 13, 2014 7:59 AM EST
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      I haven't herd of that one, and I'm sure you checked all of the obvious.  Hopefully some one will read this and chime in.     Let me know if you want to compare any measurements of the truck.    Good Luck            

      This post was edited by Nick Jr at January 13, 2014 11:17 AM EST
    • January 13, 2014 5:37 PM EST
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      Might want to check the gauge of the wheels on the tender.  Later RJD

    • January 14, 2014 4:45 AM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Might want to check the gauge of the wheels on the tender.  Later RJD

      HHHmmmmmmmmmm ;)  I'll definitely give that a look see!

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at January 14, 2014 4:46 AM EST
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    • January 14, 2014 5:53 AM EST
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      Since you have so much 'common knowledge',  I assumed that would have been the first measurement you had checked.      

      This post was edited by Nick Jr at January 14, 2014 10:49 AM EST
    • January 14, 2014 11:03 AM EST
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      Since you have so much 'common knowledge' ( Known to fade once in a while!!)

       

      OK

      I took the time to really look @ the tender. The back truck is being hindered from full side to side movement  by the V looking thing that goes over the Kadee box.

      This piece is attached with 2 screws. I removed this piece( That is what the hoses etc. are attached to). I will not or any one on my railroad will notice it missing. Charlie Brown asked if it is needed to pull freight . Nope Kadee will do all the work! Let it go then, put it were we can find it if it is needed later!

       

      If the rain stops today, I might get a chance to put the Hudson thru some more testing.

      This post was edited by Sean McGillicuddy at January 14, 2014 11:04 AM EST
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