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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:47 pm 
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if I post stuff about my model railway if its American?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:35 pm 
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sure is. We welcome any model railways, so long as they aren't 12in:1ft scale :P

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:15 pm 
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yay! well my railway is in N scale and it is set in America

So I've finally found the intrest to continue work on my model railway. it is set in the era of transition to desiel so I have steam locomotives. Or though I only have 2 1 is an 0-6-0 switcher so technically only 1 can pull a train of over 3 carridges. But I am just fideling around with temporary layouts and I already have a problem. Last week my B&O pacific was working perfectly pulling its 3 car passenger train up the 3% grade but now it slips like someones spread butter on the track. I've tried cleaning the track, cleaning the wheels on the loco and tender and cleaned all the fuzz of the wheels on every carridge I own but it still can't climb the hill without desiel and even then it struggles.
please if anyone has any ideas please help.
I am hoping to get a massive 4-8-4 to help with freight that should get up the grade.
I am asking for a few tips on building the perfect model railway.so if pics would help just ask.

thanks guys

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:43 am 
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How old is your loco? Is there a possibility it was like the old powerline 830's that had traction tires but as soon as they wear out they bust and it just sits there spinning but not moving?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:14 pm 
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i got it about 2 years ago but havent really used it but it was second hand.
its a Minitrix b&o pacific number 5300 (president polk)

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:20 pm 
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Does it keep slipping if you run her light engine?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:16 pm 
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nup. I think if the track is pinned down properly though it won't spin. plus the 4-8-4 doesn't work. :x the wheels and rods are screwed.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:39 pm 
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having got my proper base board back in my room work shall start tomorrow if I can get the foam nessesary. the track is already planed and set up and it all works perfectly! :)

the route consists of 2 lines, both single track. lower track=Mainline, 2'' higher=branchline. had to make our own power supplies to the rails on the inside line and this leaves a rather large gap in the tracks but if you were just whaching a train without paying attention you wouldn't notice.

the baseboard is 90cm x 170cm so its rather small but because its n scale I can fit enough detail. the fiddle yard for the mainline is long enough for one of those long 50's freights that tim likes so much. however there are no stations on the route due to lack of space.

hopeful rollingstock for the future includes:

*SP F7
*SP, UP, B&O, SF or ATSF Mountain type 4-8-2 or 4-8-4 (whitchever it is)
*About 15 more boxcars
*A UP SD-40+Dummy

Oh yeah, and...

*VR K class
*VR R class
*VR ABE
*VR ABW
*VR CW
*VR BW
*VR AW
*VR Z van
*etc



Phew! hope I've got everything. If anyone would like pics of work as it progresses just ask (will be posting eventually) and all advice will be taken in and most will be put to use.

Should start cutting foam tomoz
thanks :D

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:30 pm 
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Hi,

I'm not sure if you have seen the R class that is being produced by spirit design, I only saw it today myself on their website. But I must say, it sure looks nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:28 am 
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Very nice Nick, but only the tender made it an R. The wheel arrangment seems to be a 4-6-2 or 'Pacific', and not a 4-6-4 'Hudson'. Also, just from looking at the kit, but the German style smoke deflectors seem to be missing.

Timo

EDIT: Oh, hang on, thats the thing in the foreground near the boiler. Never mind.

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