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Good question indeed. I don't have much space myself (54" x 28") and like running long trains. Naturally a train following its tail looks ridiculous - hence I propose a double track cross-over model, that way the tail is on the other track at least LOL. Head and tail end meeting a the crossover...
Thanks for the help guys. You've given me much to think about. Definitely no autoracks LOL, besides one can have two other cars in their place. The local tramp job always gives two numbers when coming in the yards for the same reason, 14 cars, length 20 with 6 autos!
Being picky now, a SD60...
Very interesting thread. I understand the need for looks, however I don't have much room and prefer to maximize trackage... Hence what is the lowest radius a Dash 9 (my longest piece of rolling stock) can accept? 11" Radius, 10" maybe? What about an autorack or a GP38? The reason I ask is that...
I know someone who used be a member of their club. He really praised their layout, especially the fact that's on two floors!
Now I understand him LOL.
He-he-he. I can see Eric Cartman doing this.
I'm suprised no one has replied. It looks pretty prototypical to me, except in the middle photo, you'd probably have one long sliding instead of two shorter spurs.
MLW, really like those CN photos. Looks great!
I myself won't have anything to post for a while, way too busy with everything.
Good advice. I'll try it next weekend. Thanks for your help.
3 Sets? Wow, I just have 4 cars and waiting for 2 more.
This method works quite well indeed, except the middle two clips are sort of isolated from the rest, inside a box that's not reachable. Do you break off the box or still open it somehow?
Then once you get the clips to move, how do you...
So I should break all the 6tabs on the bottom and then help the roof opens up??? Wish I knew this earlier before building and buying thes einteriors. It took quite a bit of work too. No wonder IHC didn't include instructions on how to insert them.:(
My friend who sold it to me says its Athearn, but the couplers aren't the standard Athearn type...
I'm going from the Kadee couplers it has to X2F (horn hook), so that it could coupler yup to the rest of my fleet.
I like what I'm seing with the CN unit! I thinkw e talked about it on CanModelTrains though as it feels like Dejavu!
I keep hearing of people changing their coupler types, but am myselkf unable to do it. All I want to do is open the coupler box and chang the coupler types from type A to B. Yet to coupler box doesn't seem openable...
What's your technique? Please help!
Hi guys, I've teied to insert the interior, but it doesn't work - the roof won't come off!
I send an e-mail to IHC about it 48 hours ago and still have no responce...
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