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Bob wanders in, looking a bit tired and frazzled...
Good morning Comrad.... Oh, shit, it's catchy...
Good morning everyone. We've been being slammed with Russian Spam lately. After 2 days of research, edits, software upgrades, a new spam filter and some firewall mods, I think I've slowed the...
Music video featuring the CP Holiday Train. Not sure when this was shot, but it's from a previous year as they didn't run this season.
Seems to be back to normal, fingers crossed. Haven't gotten a report from tech support yet, hoping they actually found something wrong like a flaky ethernet switch or something. I really hate the "Well, we don't have any idea, but it's working now..." type responses, would rather they can point...
Please stand by, your server will be with you shortly.
Or not... I'm not sure.
Seems to be working for the moment.
I've told them to try changing out the DCC decoder, but all that got was blank looks...
Oddly, for a guy who runs a model railroad forum, I may steer you in a completely different direction. If you're looking to recreate roller coasters from specific locations and do it very precisely, you should likely consider going virtual reality.
There's a program out there called "No Limits...
There are a few kits out there for HO roller coasters. Of course nobody is making kits of the coasters at West View Park, they're very unique and complex. You'd have to build your own for that.
Also, be aware that miniature roller coasters have a rather severe limitations. Physics doesn't...
I'm curious to see how folks browse the forum.
Do any of you use the "Featured" page: https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php?featured/
Do you use the "Home/Forums (They're the same)" page: https://modelrailroadforums.com/forum/index.php
Do you simply use "What's New" and ignore both...
Also, I just saw something that implied that Kalmbach is moving to a subscription based model for their websites. This site is free, for all content. No "subscriber only content", no paywall, no premium upgrades.
In return, we do ask you put up with a few ads. If you have an ad blocker, please...
I have banned all political discussion, as per long standing policy.
As for political ads? well, running this place isn't free and they pay well. If you don't like them, just scroll on by.
If it makes you feel any better, just view it as me taking money from (insert your least favorite...
OK, I've change the user group permissions and you should now be able to set your own title.
To be honest, I don't pay any attention to them. They have several features that are designed to promote members posting. The idea is that the more posts you make, the higher "title" you get.
Walthers Press Release
Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. is proud to announce that we have purchased Chooch Enterprises and that Chooch is now a member of the Walthers family of products!
The product line has found a great home with Walthers; as a significant distributor of the Chooch line...
By popular request, a place to talk about model railroad tools, which means pretty much all tools when you get right down to it. Sometimes it's a simple and cheap razor saw to cut rails. Other guys have a full machine shop so they can build their own live steam locomotive.
While most of us...
Been a rather hectic and chaotic summer for that Bob guy, but he's finally catching up. Here you go!
Depends on what scale you model in... :)
The local model railroad club that I'm a member of did a scientific experiment with the ATF fluid. I think it was something like 6 months long, and they closely monitored things and documented it. The conclusion was that it works very well. You only need a tiny amount, a couple of drops, and the...
It forms a very thin film on the rail which reduces oxidation. You can verify that by wiping your hand over the rail and see if you pick up any grey coating. The trick is to be conductive and prevent oxidation. What I don't like about graphite is that it gets everywhere and can cause random shorts.
We downplay trophies / points since we don't want people posting just to post. It's far more useful for something like a gamer board.
But, click on your profile, then click on "points". You'll see your awards there.
During the classic movie "Miracle on 34th Street", at one point Santa is talking to Virginia and says something to the effect of "Some little boys ask me for a full size train, whatever would they do with that?" Even as a kid, I was always like "Give me one, and I'll show you!"
I visited this yard as a kid in the 1960s with my father. We even got a tour of the yard control tower. At the time, it was the largest classification yard in the world, and proudly announced that fact on a sign. At some point larger ones were built, and currently UP's Bailey Yard claims the...
That’s what I was guessing, just wondering what port it was, it looks familiar but they all look alike.
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