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Re: ORER help

Bill Welch
 

Thanks Richard

For now it sounds like my july 1937 entry is the authority for one question and I will write KML about the second.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., cinderandeight@... wrote:

Bill,
First off, there were no ORER issues between July 1936, and July 1937.
The ORER went to yearly July publication due to the depression in July
1932 after being published monthly before that date. The publication went to
quarterly starting with the July 1937 issue. There were small monthly
updates published in the interim. Somewhere in my seemingly endless files I
have some of them, but after a move I can't seem to locate them. I'll renew
my efforts to find them and report to you if I have one that has your
needs.
As for the need for a July 1940 ORER issue, that issue is part of the
Kalmbach Memorial Library collection, and you could probably get the
information from them directly. Issues in 1940, and early 1941 seem to be hard
to find, at least in my circle of collectors. Al Westerfield has the Jan.
1940 issue, and the KML issue is the only other one I know about personally.
Anyone out there with more? Trading some sections would be welcome.
Rich Burg


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Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

switchengines <jrs060@...>
 

Thank You Al and Cyril for the interesting information on the cars of Southern
Cotton Oil cars, now Norm will have some resources to dig into for help. Cyril
if they purchased cars in small lots new, as you say, that would explain why
there is such a hodgepodge in the ORER, they probable purchased what was
the current production model of the builder they got the cars from. Al, if you
say the Culotta FCRM 2 has a photo of a type 30 GATC car this should give
some insight into the later lettering scheme they used, as well as having the
early lettering from the builders photos.

Happiness, Jerry Stewart

Woodstock, Illinois

--- In STMFC@..., Cyril and Lynn Durrenberger <durrecj@...> wrote:

Southern Cotton Oil actually purchased most of their cars new, but in small lots.  They had cars listed as being in service from before 1900.  See the July 1998 issue of Mainline Modeler for some photos.  In the early years they had some very interesting lettering schemes.

Another company that had a fleet of tank cars was American Cotton Oil.  I am not sure how long Southern Cotton Oil or American Cotton Oil owned their fleets of cars.  The 1950's is beyond the time of main interest to me so I have never investigated this.  Look at the ORERs.

I can provide names of some companies that shipped cotton seed oil prior to 1912 if someone is interested.  But read the referenced article first.  That will most likely provide all of the detail you need. 

Cyril Durrenberger


Re: Running crap

Bill Schneider
 

As another owner of an operating layout with a mixture of rolling stock types, I can honestly say that the LEAST damaged group of equipment on my layout are resin cars. This is followed by the remaining cast-on detail cars, and bringing up last place (most damaged) are the detailed plastic cars of which I am... err.... somewhat familiar.



My operating practices are somewhat Neanderthal. We do not use magnets or uncoupling sticks. We... HORRORS!!!.... handle the equipment to uncouple them. The biggest casualties are stirrup steps and brake wheels (why?) on plastic cars. The A-Line type steps on the resin cars are pretty much the last thing to break off.



In at least two instances over the years we have had resin cars come off the helix and head for the ground. One was an F&C Lehigh Valley "Wrong way" boxcar that turned itself back into a kit (its now been... re-shopped ). The other was one of Ted's " Essential Freight Cars" that is on loan that was (fortunately) caught by the operator (me) who was sitting in the  middle of the helix before it hit anything hard (Ted - you've off line, right... ?). Both instances were cause not by guest operator error but by layout owner error.



You just can't get good help....



Bill Schneider

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim O'Connor" < timboconnor @comcast.net>
To: STMFC @ yahoogroups .com
Sent: Monday, October 4, 2010 4:16:36 PM
Subject: Re: [ STMFC ] Running crap

 





I haven't had problems with cut levers made from wire. Air hoses
are no longer a problem with Hi-Tech rubber hoses!

What I see get broken a LOT are sill steps, ladders, brake wheels.
And handrails on tank cars. To say nothing of scuffing of paint
and lettering. :-(

And don't let anyone at the club near your car with the "coupler
height adjustment pliers". Standard treatment of a low coupler is
to bend the trip pin upwards towards the sky.

Tim O'Connor

I greatly agree with Clark Propst about near-coupler details, air
hoses and cut levers. They just seem to fly off the models on an
operating layout.
Tony Thompson



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Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

al_brown03
 

There's a photo of SCOX 775, an 8000-gallon GATC Type 30, in Culotta, FCRM 2, p65.

Southern Cotton Oil 28, 164, and 275, all 6000-gallon cars, are shown in MM 7/98, p 77.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.

--- In STMFC@..., "switchengines" <jrs060@...> wrote:

Norm, I would love to help you with a photo, but I can not. In all my years
of tracking down interesting photos of freight equipment I have never run
across a picture of any of the SCOX cars. What we can probably surmise
from the ORER listings is that they appear to be yet another car fleet
operator that purchased most of their cars on the used market. The listing
only gives us rated general gallonage capacities for the cars (not actual
gallonages), and is a hodgepodge of different weight capacities (axel
ratings), so it's not of too much help. Even if you did get lucky and find a
photo of a car it is not going to tell you much about what the total fleet
looked like as it's probably made up of many different car builders tank
car types.

Yet another tank car fleet mystery, Happiness, Jerry Stewart

Woodstock, Illinois


--- In STMFC@..., Norm Buckhart <norm@> wrote:

Jerry - would you know of any photo sources for the SCOX tank cars?
Norm Buckhart

On Oct 2, 2010, at 6:08 PM, switchengines wrote:

Tim, let me add something to this reposted messages. Richard has
forgot
the largest of the cotton oil tank car owners, Sco Tank Line
(Southern Cotton
Oil Company) of New Orleans, Louisiana, SCOX. They rostered 386 tank
cars
in cotton oil service in the January 1945 ORER.

Happiness, Jerry Stewart

It's Autumn in Woodstock, Illinois


Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

Cyril Durrenberger
 

Southern Cotton Oil actually purchased most of their cars new, but in small lots.  They had cars listed as being in service from before 1900.  See the July 1998 issue of Mainline Modeler for some photos.  In the early years they had some very interesting lettering schemes.

Another company that had a fleet of tank cars was American Cotton Oil.  I am not sure how long Southern Cotton Oil or American Cotton Oil owned their fleets of cars.  The 1950's is beyond the time of main interest to me so I have never investigated this.  Look at the ORERs.

I can provide names of some companies that shipped cotton seed oil prior to 1912 if someone is interested.  But read the referenced article first.  That will most likely provide all of the detail you need. 

Cyril Durrenberger

--- On Mon, 10/4/10, switchengines <jrs060@...> wrote:

From: switchengines <jrs060@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)
To: STMFC@...
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010, 11:47 AM







 









Norm, I would love to help you with a photo, but I can not. In all my years

of tracking down interesting photos of freight equipment I have never run

across a picture of any of the SCOX cars. What we can probably surmise

from the ORER listings is that they appear to be yet another car fleet

operator that purchased most of their cars on the used market. The listing

only gives us rated general gallonage capacities for the cars (not actual

gallonages), and is a hodgepodge of different weight capacities (axel

ratings), so it's not of too much help. Even if you did get lucky and find a

photo of a car it is not going to tell you much about what the total fleet

looked like as it's probably made up of many different car builders tank

car types.



Yet another tank car fleet mystery, Happiness, Jerry Stewart



Woodstock, Illinois





--- In STMFC@..., Norm Buckhart <norm@...> wrote:

Jerry - would you know of any photo sources for the SCOX tank cars?
Norm Buckhart
On Oct 2, 2010, at 6:08 PM, switchengines wrote:
Tim, let me add something to this reposted messages. Richard has
forgot
the largest of the cotton oil tank car owners, Sco Tank Line
(Southern Cotton
Oil Company) of New Orleans, Louisiana, SCOX. They rostered 386 tank
cars
in cotton oil service in the January 1945 ORER.
Happiness, Jerry Stewart
It's Autumn in Woodstock, Illinois


ORER help

Bill Welch
 

I am trying to narrow down when two groups of Fruit Growers Express
steel rebuilds first appeared in the ORER. Here is what I know about
each.

FGEX 10850-10999 appeared by July 1937 and was not in the July 1936
ORER entry. If you have an ORER between these two dates, could you
let me know whether or not this series is present?

FGEX 52600-52999 appeared by October 1940 but was not present in the
April 1940 edition. If you have access to the July 1940 Edition, can
you tell me if this series is or is not present?

I think this is a narrow enough question to request offline responses
if you can help.

Thanks for listening!

Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764
727.470.9930
fgexbill@...


Re: Railshop H30 covered hoppers?

Bill Welch
 

This is an amazing review Denny. With two of the upgraded F&C kits, PRR & N&W, I will probably not build one but I do like this engineering and design approach to a kit. I would love an offset twin hopper using this approach.

Regarding the sill steps, I think I would use a length of something like 0.30 x 0.30 styrene as an attachment for the very fine Detail Associates steps that match the kit's. I would drill the styrene first and then insert the steps. The step then become a handle to help secure this assembly to the inside of the sill with ACC. (This is where a picture would rally help.) I might also us some Testors to give tack to the styrene, position it and then wick in ACC. Admittedly the styrene strip would compromise the delicate look of the area of attachment. I think i would also soak the photo etched parts in vinegar to etch them, which I think would give a stronger bond between the styrene and brass.

I think the date you give for the N&W build date is a typo.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@..., Denny Anspach <danspach@...> wrote:

Has anyone built this kit ? How did it go for you. Are there any tips you can give ?
See Message #93398, It may help you.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento





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Re: ORER help

cinderandeight@...
 

Bill,
First off, there were no ORER issues between July 1936, and July 1937.
The ORER went to yearly July publication due to the depression in July
1932 after being published monthly before that date. The publication went to
quarterly starting with the July 1937 issue. There were small monthly
updates published in the interim. Somewhere in my seemingly endless files I
have some of them, but after a move I can't seem to locate them. I'll renew
my efforts to find them and report to you if I have one that has your
needs.
As for the need for a July 1940 ORER issue, that issue is part of the
Kalmbach Memorial Library collection, and you could probably get the
information from them directly. Issues in 1940, and early 1941 seem to be hard
to find, at least in my circle of collectors. Al Westerfield has the Jan.
1940 issue, and the KML issue is the only other one I know about personally.
Anyone out there with more? Trading some sections would be welcome.
Rich Burg


Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

switchengines <jrs060@...>
 

Thanks Bill, maybe this will help Norm track some of them down. Are the three
pictures builders photos, perhaps they did purchase some of them new? Can you
identify any specific car builder or model type from the photos, as I said, I have
never seen any of the cars.

Thanks Again, curious about them, Jerry Stewart

Woodstock, Illinois

--- In STMFC@..., Bill Kelly <wbkelly@...> wrote:

The July 1998 issue of _Mailine Modeler_ has a good article about cotton
oil tank cars by Cyril Durrenberger.
There are 17 photos of various companies cars including three Southern
Cotton Oil Co cars.
Later,
Bill Kelly


Re: Railshop H30 covered hoppers?

dakkinder
 

--- In STMFC@..., "dakkinder" <dakkinder@...> wrote:

Has anyone built this kit ? How did it go for you. Are there any tips you can give ?
I'm thinking about getting this one .

Doug Kinder
Thanks for the Replies Guys. I beleive i have a good idea of what the kit is like thanks again.
Doug Von Kinder


Re: Railshop H30 covered hoppers?

Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
 

Has anyone built this kit ? How did it go for you. Are there any tips you can give ?
See Message #93398, It may help you.

Denny

Denny S. Anspach, MD
Sacramento


Re: Running crap

Tim O'Connor
 

I haven't had problems with cut levers made from wire. Air hoses
are no longer a problem with Hi-Tech rubber hoses!

What I see get broken a LOT are sill steps, ladders, brake wheels.
And handrails on tank cars. To say nothing of scuffing of paint
and lettering. :-(

And don't let anyone at the club near your car with the "coupler
height adjustment pliers". Standard treatment of a low coupler is
to bend the trip pin upwards towards the sky.

Tim O'Connor

I greatly agree with Clark Propst about near-coupler details, air
hoses and cut levers. They just seem to fly off the models on an
operating layout.
Tony Thompson


Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

Bill Kelly
 

The July 1998 issue of _Mailine Modeler_ has a good article about cotton
oil tank cars by Cyril Durrenberger.
There are 17 photos of various companies cars including three Southern
Cotton Oil Co cars.
Later,
Bill Kelly


"switchengines" wrote:
Norm, I would love to help you with a photo, but I can not. In all my
years
of tracking down interesting photos of freight equipment I have never
run
across a picture of any of the SCOX cars. What we can probably surmise
from the ORER listings is that they appear to be yet another car fleet
operator that purchased most of their cars on the used market. The
listing
only gives us rated general gallonage capacities for the cars (not
actual
gallonages), and is a hodgepodge of different weight capacities (axel
ratings), so it's not of too much help. Even if you did get lucky and
find a
photo of a car it is not going to tell you much about what the total
fleet
looked like as it's probably made up of many different car builders
tank
car types.

Yet another tank car fleet mystery, Happiness, Jerry Stewart
Woodstock, Illinois

Norm Buckhart wrote:

Jerry - would you know of any photo sources for the SCOX tank cars?
Norm Buckhart

"switchengines" wrote:

Tim, let me add something to this reposted messages. Richard has
forgot the largest of the cotton oil tank car owners, Sco Tank Line
(Southern Cotton Oil Company) of New Orleans, Louisiana, SCOX.
They rostered 386 tank cars
in cotton oil service in the January 1945 ORER.

Happiness, Jerry Stewart

It's Autumn in Woodstock, Illinois
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Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.

Pierre <pierre.oliver@...>
 

Tradition?!
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "Andrew Miller" <aslmmiller@...> wrote:

Why do you wait unitl dawn? ;-)

Andy Miller
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Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 1:25 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.



Firing squad at dawn?
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "Armand Premo" <armprem2@> wrote:
>
> How do you handle your "Ham Handed"crew members? Armand Premo
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> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 11:25 AM
> Subject: [STMFC] Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.
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> Most of the cars I've found with damage can be repaired is a couple of minutes. Last one had a missing tack broad (what's the correct name again?). Found one in the scrap box, glued it on and painted it. Box car was back in service.
>
> Models made by Accurail and Bowser usually have protoypes. There have been several articles written on how to make them look like they have separate parts. If you choose the correct paint scheme. Along with some nice weathering they will do nicely.
>
> IMO while Gene is waiting for 'floor money' he should be building all the kits his accomulated over the years and not worrying about any other freight cars until his layout is running.
>
> Focus Old Jedi
>
> Clark Propst
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Re: Running crap

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Jack Burgess wrote:
If I know an operator is a detail-oriented scratchbuilder, I will relax the restrictions on them but I need to personally know that. (Darnaby can rerail all the cars he needs.)
I always thought this was a good guideline: don't touch it unless YOU are a scratchbuilder.
I greatly agree with Clark Propst about near-coupler details, air hoses and cut levers. They just seem to fly off the models on an operating layout. I haven't operated my current equipment that much, but I've pretty much stopped putting on cut levers so I'll be ready when the time comes <g>.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: cotton seed oil (was Tank Cars to Transport Molasses)

switchengines <jrs060@...>
 

Norm, I would love to help you with a photo, but I can not. In all my years
of tracking down interesting photos of freight equipment I have never run
across a picture of any of the SCOX cars. What we can probably surmise
from the ORER listings is that they appear to be yet another car fleet
operator that purchased most of their cars on the used market. The listing
only gives us rated general gallonage capacities for the cars (not actual
gallonages), and is a hodgepodge of different weight capacities (axel
ratings), so it's not of too much help. Even if you did get lucky and find a
photo of a car it is not going to tell you much about what the total fleet
looked like as it's probably made up of many different car builders tank
car types.

Yet another tank car fleet mystery, Happiness, Jerry Stewart

Woodstock, Illinois

--- In STMFC@..., Norm Buckhart <norm@...> wrote:

Jerry - would you know of any photo sources for the SCOX tank cars?
Norm Buckhart

On Oct 2, 2010, at 6:08 PM, switchengines wrote:

Tim, let me add something to this reposted messages. Richard has
forgot
the largest of the cotton oil tank car owners, Sco Tank Line
(Southern Cotton
Oil Company) of New Orleans, Louisiana, SCOX. They rostered 386 tank
cars
in cotton oil service in the January 1945 ORER.

Happiness, Jerry Stewart

It's Autumn in Woodstock, Illinois


Re: Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.

Andrew Miller <aslmmiller@...>
 

Why do you wait unitl dawn? ;-)

Andy Miller

----- Original Message -----
From: Pierre
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 1:25 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.



Firing squad at dawn?
Pierre Oliver

--- In STMFC@..., "Armand Premo" <armprem2@...> wrote:
>
> How do you handle your "Ham Handed"crew members? Armand Premo
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: cepropst@...
> To: STMFC@...
> Sent: Monday, October 04, 2010 11:25 AM
> Subject: [STMFC] Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.
>
>
>
> Most of the cars I've found with damage can be repaired is a couple of minutes. Last one had a missing tack broad (what's the correct name again?). Found one in the scrap box, glued it on and painted it. Box car was back in service.
>
> Models made by Accurail and Bowser usually have protoypes. There have been several articles written on how to make them look like they have separate parts. If you choose the correct paint scheme. Along with some nice weathering they will do nicely.
>
> IMO while Gene is waiting for 'floor money' he should be building all the kits his accomulated over the years and not worrying about any other freight cars until his layout is running.
>
> Focus Old Jedi
>
> Clark Propst
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
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Re: Advice for RPM Naperville

charles slater
 

Matt, in July I flew from Bakersfield, Ca. (small airport) to Denver for the Santa Fe Modelers annual convention and took along four powered engines and several freight cars all in my cary on bag and had NO trouble at either airpoart. In Bakersfield they scanned my bag and I told the TSA people I had model trains in it and they said they could see that on the screen.
Leaving Denver the TSA people told me I had model trains in my bag and exactly what they were. He said he sees four engines and several freight cars. I asked him how many ribbons he saw in there and he said four, which was correct. They turned the monitor so I could see what was on it and you could see everything in the bag, I think you could almost read the lettering on the cars. He even asked me if I had gone to Caboose Hobbies while I was in town. Just make sure you don't have more than 6 oz. of liquid in the bag and have it in a zip lock bag, and take it out for inspection.
At did not need to unpack anything at either airport. Their equiptment is much better now than it was several years ago when I flew last.
Charlie Slater
Bakersfield. Ca.






To: STMFC@...
From: camas74@...
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 05:23:53 +0000
Subject: [STMFC] Advice for RPM Naperville






All,

This will be the first time I may bring something to display...

I am seeking recommendations for transporting models on the plane...

How do you pack them, (carefully, I know) so they don't get damaged???

Has anyone had a issues with security??? They have lead weights in them and I am concerned the TSA may be difficult when screening them...

Thanks,

Matt Sugerman,
Ft Worth, TX





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Re: Advice for RPM Naperville

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
 

Bruce Smith wrote:
Bottom line? It is much better to ship models via UPS/FedEX/USPS than to fly with them.
I dispute this, though I have great confidence in FedEx. The package services DO have lots of machinery to handle the boxes and only the most careful and thorough packing (and thoughtful design of same) will protect models.

2) Pack cars so that they will be scanned on their sides - this minimizes the x-ray appearance of the weights, and shows the wheels as wheels.
Good advice, and something I try to do also. Just be sure you remember how the MODELS are oriented in your bag before you place it on the belt <g>.

4) Be an OBVIOUS train NUT (wear a train shirt for example). This way, they'll know you're a nut, but a harmless one. The time I had the most trouble was when I was nicely dressed. Make some offhand comment as you bag goes into screening like "Its amazing how many model trains you can cram into a carry-on <G>". Say this loudly enough that the person on the x-ray machine can hear as it provides a mental explanation of what they see and they are more likely not to wonder "what the heck is THAT!".
Good idea to wear a train shirt (or vest!!). I do sometimes say to the screener, "I have train models in the bag," and as Bruce says, I think that can help. But most of the horror stories of screeners not recognizing models are from earlier years. Today, most of them have seen it all, and are far less likely to overreact to a model.

5) If your bag gets picked for screening, you will almost never be allowed to unpack your bag for TSA, so expect that they will and pack accordingly.
7) If the agent is not being careful enough for you, politely but firmly ask them to stop and call their supervisor.
Very good advice. Asking for a supervisor at the first sign of trouble DOES work, and supervisors are (in TSA at least) far more customer-oriented than most of the grunts.
My bottom line? Yes, you can fly with your models, as long as you're aware of what's going to happen and how to handle trouble. But I still don't do it casually.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705 www.signaturepress.com
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...
Publishers of books on railroad history


Re: Running crap was : Re: Accurail single-sheathed box cars and SL-SF single-sheathed box cars.

Jack Burgess <jack@...>
 

Armand asked:
<
< How do you handle your "Ham Handed"crew members?

When I have an operating session with modelers who have not previously
operated on my layout, I do an 15-minute orientation for everyone giving a
general overview of the operations, how to know which toggles operate which
turnouts, clearance point paint colors, the need to line all turnouts to the
mainline position, etc. I also make sure that everyone knows that NO ONE IS
ALLOWED to touch the equipment. If there is a derailment, they are to call
me and I'll take care of it. Cars are NOT to be picked up to uncouple them.
TTs and switchlists are not allowed to be placed on the layout nor elbows.

I've never had a problem with visiting operators not understanding why I
insist on this level of "hands off". If I know an operator is a
detail-oriented scratchbuilder, I will relax the restrictions on them but I
need to personally know that. (Darnaby can rerail all the cars he needs.)

But for this approach to work, you need to have good track work with few if
any derailments (operator error doesn't count and I usually have someone
forget to set a derail and go off of the track..they do work <g>). You also
need to block the layout so that, when someone goes through a turnout the
wrong way, it doesn't shut down the whole layout (which causes everyone to
feel the need to push their engine to re-establish power).

Just my approach...


Jack Burgess
www.yosemitevalleyrr.com

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