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by chiloquinruss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Waterproof Glue For A Coal Load

Just thinking out loud here, but what about that liquid rubber stuff Flex Seal I've seen on TV. Pour a little in the space and then add the coal. Then give the coal a little downward pressure to set in the goo. I would also go to their website and see if they have some thinner and that would aid in ...
by chiloquinruss
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???
Replies: 14
Views: 1398

Re: Train detector, welded rails - ideas???

There is also the option of infrared detection. To warrant clearance make two circuits, Set them up as a trigger on, then at the other end set trigger off. Russ

https://www.adafruit.com/product/1568
by chiloquinruss
Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Coloured graphics?
Replies: 10
Views: 1092

Re: Coloured graphics?

I would give Connie a call or email and outline what you want to do. She is great to work with doing custom graphics and for my money very reasonable. Russ

http://miraclerailroadproducts.com/
by chiloquinruss
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Laser cut switch stand kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Laser cut switch stand kit

Is this for personal use or are you going to sell them when testing is done? Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Something new on the Mountain

both sides are the same Well that's partly true except there are some 14 or so pieces of rail plus the frog that make the switch. The points for a wye are totally different than for a left or right hand switch, and of course because we have so little need of a wye we have no jig for them. Your righ...
by chiloquinruss
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: A short NG proto video
Replies: 1
Views: 700

A short NG proto video

Came across this really cool video on the Nat Geo YT video page. It's a short video about why we love our trains and the preservation of their memory. Its very short but really well done. I loved it. Please enjoy it. Russ

by chiloquinruss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Something new on the Mountain

Minimum radius is 75 foot. Out on the main we use up to 165 radius panels. The steel panels MUST all be pre-bent. We used to bend the aluminum panels in the field but not with the steel. So the winter chore is to build up enough assorted radius track panels for our September Big Build Meet. We shoot...
by chiloquinruss
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Something new on the Mountain
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Something new on the Mountain

We have been building steel on plastic tie switches for some time at Train Mountain. But we haven't had the need for any WYE switches until now. So here is the first steel on plastic TM WYE! I think it turned out pretty good.

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by chiloquinruss
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Train Mountain signal indications. Russ
by chiloquinruss
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Allen Models shipping problems
Replies: 10
Views: 1930

Re: Allen Models shipping problems

Wishing you all the best Steve. My wife had her surgery about a year ago. I was waiting downstairs and the nurse said I could go up and see her after the surgery. When I got to her room she had gotten out of bed and walked down to the restroom. This is a lady that came into the hospital in a wheel c...
by chiloquinruss
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Train Mountain has a system for a portion of their layout. It is used mostly in the congested area around the main yard and Central Station areas. It is of the type as your #1 post and is also of the occupied / unoccupied type. During large meets their are also several powered turnouts that also inc...