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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!
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Hi, I was wondering if anyone has bought these kits and knows if the sticks are optional on the platforms. I like the platform itself very much, but not the sticks. So can they be removed from the platform?
Without the sticks: http://www.athearn.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=ATH1435
Hello, I'm having some problems changing a number of couplers, because I cannot open the "box" in which the old coupler is set. I can open such a box on my Walthers engine because it has a screw, but the same box on an Athearn has no screws.
Your help would be appreciated in this. I've...
Hope you don't mind me staring this weeks seccion!
Now that evil exams are over, Winter break finally begans which means I can get back to modeling! Not much to do outside anyway...
It appears that about 1/2 of my rolling stock needs some kind of work done on it, so I started by assembling a...
I had a link to this article e-mailed to me. Just thought I would share it, as its an intersting read.
Hello, being fairly new to modeling, I was wonderin what you guys do in such situations.
About a month ago I bought an "old" (1947) CN open ballast hopper with a load for $5. (along with 4 other somewhat similar hoppers of different Roads, loads, heritages...). The car appears to be Athearn...
Is your layout ready for the winter? I made sure mine was by purchasing a rotary.
The guy selling it had 3 un-assembled kits of the CN version!:D
I've somewhat heard of it before, so was intersted at taking a closer look when I saw it. The seller then told me the rotar spins and I was hooked...
Hello, not sure if I should post this here or anywhere for that matter, but I thought it was worth sharing...
My Railway town has been lobbying VIA Rail for some time now to provide passenger service. When they refused the first time it made sence, as we only had the tracks on the ground...
Hello, while there's a wide variety of loads out there, I cannot find onesthat I'm looking for. Specifically for a:
50' IHC gondola http://tinyurl.com/cozap(in the middle),
says 52' on it, while its more like 48-49' length comparedto my 50' boxcar fleet
40' Model Power open 4bay...
Hello, today I finally run my layout with more then two units.
After its been running for an hour or so with three units, for some reason the power fails. No matter what I do then, the rails don't supply any power. After some time passes, the track is workable again.
I first thought I was...
Hello, I now have two undecorated models and was thinking of painting them. I've found a couple great threads on paint here on the forums, but they confuse me more then anything.
1. Should I paint with an airbrush or by hand? I plan on only painting rolling stock.
2. Could I buy paint at...
Would any of you recomment a good magazine for HO scale? What kind of stuff would it include?
I'm curently subscribed to a "traditional RR magazine", which includes news, stories/articles, consist descriptions, roster updates, etc, etc. But what kind of stuff is published in model RR magazines?:D
Today I finally assembled it. Not much there exept the rails now, still have some rough spots to fix, but its prety much operational. Was very fun running trains on it today. Now I know how you guys feel!
#1 The layout as it is. If you look carefully you'll see that there's a...
Hello, NMRA staes:
I was wondering if anyone has owned a 2axle in the past and had experienced any problems with it?
I's asking because I wantred to loosely model a 50year old 2axle GE critter that operated outside my home back in Winnipeg. Here are...
After giving it some though, I think a good starter project for a newcomer like me would be a caboose repaint.
I was thinking of repainting by BN caboose into a CP MOW caboose, which looks sort of like this: http://freight.railfan.ca/cprail/cp437451.jpg (notice the same roof) plus boarded up...
Hello, some of you may know me as the crazy guy posting lots of pictures from Winnipeg on RRF. Throughout my life I've always been interested in trains, whether riding them, playing with Thomas trains when I was a kid, repainting for MSTS, Lego trains or photography, which is what I've been...
Don't know why I made this, just thought it'll be cool to make a future looking car, with a bunch of windows and attach it to a my critter. Basically a passenger version of a 50' high-cube boxcar.
It's all glass exept for the floor and you're supose to enter through the roof, which open up. So...
My latest project. Planning to build a layout and use him for switching.
Go ahead, feel free to critique. :)
PS. I made it to this forum!
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