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  1. Brakeman Hal

    Should you tell your wife......?

    My wife and I enjoy our hobbies with no concerns over their expense. This is the result of wise retirement planning! I recently gave away a telescope that I had $1100 invested in. Hal
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    Should you tell your wife......?

    It depends on whether the star is above the horizon...if it is, then I take the scope outside. Brakeman Hal
  3. Brakeman Hal

    Should you tell your wife......?

    You'll have to update your coordinates to 2020. Here's a 16" truss-tube Newtonian I used to have. Hal
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    Analog power supply gives DCC effects

    OK...then there I go!:) Hal
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    Analog power supply gives DCC effects

    I like 'em too! They give a cue to momentary poor rail contact by watching the ammeter flicker. They also tell at what track voltage the loco's starting sounds will come on, and when movement begins. Hal
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    Cleaning Loco Wheels By Brute Force

    As far as I'm concerned, it is FINIS! Brakeman Hal
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    Analog power supply gives DCC effects

    I have a 50-year-old Analog power supply that sounds Horn (or Whistle) & Bell on DCC locos when I flip the direction switch rapidly. Hal
  8. Brakeman Hal

    Looking For O-Scale 2-Rail Steamer in 2-6-0 or 2-8-0

    Must be a Western road name, like SF, UP, SP. No MTH engines...they have that "Wireless Drawbar" which gives me trouble. DCC operation is fine. Brakeman Hal
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    Cleaning Loco Wheels By Brute Force

    I have no further replies...it looks like we got off on the wrong foot. Sorry for my attack.
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    Cleaning Loco Wheels By Brute Force

    Hey, wvg_ca... I would never attempt cleaning someone else's track and I would never have anything to do with an HO layout! Besides...would you really slap an 84-year-old gun-loving Conservative? 🇨🇦
  11. Brakeman Hal

    Effortless Track Cleaning

    I use both methods. Hal
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    Effortless Track Cleaning

    Just couple a Track Cleaning Car into your consist and let it run around a few times for a clean track! Brakeman Hal
  13. Brakeman Hal

    Cleaning Loco Wheels By Brute Force

    defective rails...
  14. Brakeman Hal

    Cleaning Loco Wheels By Brute Force

    My Santa Fe #3307 GP-35 weighs five pounds alone, which is more than some entire HO trains! Move outta the way, HO Shrimp! The weight of that diesel on the heavy O-Scale rails was enough to do the job without fooling with cleaning solvent. Besides...with the engine inverted in its service...




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