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    • August 30, 2019 7:14 PM EDT
    • ok, a while ago I paid a company to add piko's new motor block, dcc and sound.  Needless to say i have to take it part for a few reasons, which I dread..  but the main reason is because of this noise, that is only heard in reverse and on curves.  (R1 and R3).  Help if you can, please.  Thanks.

       

       

    • August 30, 2019 7:09 PM EDT
    • That's the update for now...  I have one other problem i need help with...  I'll post another reply..

       

      Steve

    • August 28, 2019 9:38 PM EDT
    • With Chrome I opened the pic, right clicked on the pic and copied the location, pasted that in the box....

    • August 28, 2019 9:07 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Are there spaces in the name? Spaces in the name cause things to not post correctly.

       

      Also are you nabbing the URL for the picture, or the page the picture is on?

      Url for the picture, actually I have tried both. nope I don't see any spaces in it.  I'll try again.

    • August 28, 2019 9:01 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Are there spaces in the name? Spaces in the name cause things to not post correctly.

       

      Also are you nabbing the URL for the picture, or the page the picture is on?

      Url for the picture, nope I don't see any spaces in it.  I'll try again.

    • August 28, 2019 5:09 PM EDT
    • Are there spaces in the name? Spaces in the name cause things to not post correctly.

       

      Also are you nabbing the URL for the picture, or the page the picture is on?

    • August 28, 2019 3:21 PM EDT
    • Can someone tell me why I have a hard time posting pics.  When I add the url, it's always broken, but i can put it in the address and it shows up fine.

       

       

    • August 26, 2019 9:15 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      I was thinking a Rube's connection to the door> close the door and the shelf rises, open the door and it falls away.

      Depends on where you design the hinges to live.

      Short lift out track sections cover the gaps.

       

      I will probably have to take the easy way out and just do slide in, slide out, since I have no idea what I'm doing. Lol.  

       

    • August 26, 2019 7:41 PM EDT
    • I was thinking a Rube's connection to the door> close the door and the shelf rises, open the door and it falls away.

      Depends on where you design the hinges to live.

      Short lift out track sections cover the gaps.

    • August 26, 2019 5:58 PM EDT
    • To fill gaps in foam, I use...foam, namely Great Stuff spray foam. Be careful with it, its quite sticky when you accidentally spray it where you don't want it and try to wipe it off.

       

      Once it cures, you can trim it with a utility knife, or fine tooth saw blade. Then sand it down even with your sheet foam stock.

    • August 26, 2019 9:58 AM EDT
    • Use short sections to span the gaps.

       

    • August 26, 2019 2:08 AM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      Looks like you should hinge a board to swing up and fill the void.

      Can you stick a sheet of sand paper to a big book and sand that area smooth? Not a favorite book....

       

      John, I used lightweight spackling which didn't like my foam, it wouldn't stick to it.  Sanding actually made it worse and the foam didn't like the sandpaper.

       

      I think I'm going to have to do some research on doing the lift out section...   if I do a hinged lift up, wouldn't  track get in the way, plus once down, track would be short...  

       

      Steve

       

    • August 25, 2019 10:15 PM EDT
    • Looks like you should hinge a board to swing up and fill the void.

      Can you stick a sheet of sand paper to a big book and sand that area smooth? Not a favorite book....

    • August 28, 2019 11:19 PM EDT
    • That's awesome!

    • August 27, 2019 7:37 PM EDT
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      I know you are proud of your son but that don't look like my garage!

    • August 27, 2019 7:36 PM EDT
    • Get over the miserable old man attitude and let Ric enjoy his retirement as well! Besides at your age you should be wearing striped tube socks pulled up to your knees!

      I cannot wait to retire !

    • August 27, 2019 7:33 PM EDT
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      Looks to me like you are chewing out Ric for something he probably didn't do anyway!

    • August 26, 2019 8:03 AM EDT
    • Good pictures of a great afternoon.  The idea of "Indoors OPs" has always been on the table for in the future, but last Friday the FUTURE became Now!  There was a lot of preparation to make this happen, including lift out and swing bridges.  I think there was a constant thought of "Indoor Ops", but it wasn't suppose to impact the storage yards for the "Outdoor Operations".

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      The indoor yard is challenging!  There are a couple of out of reach turnouts, that need to be handled by a "Switchman" or we've all got to get better at "Limbo" to access the lead to the "Industrial Park".  Think about it, that's not a pretty thought. Most of the time, Andy or one of the Marks, was available to throw those switches for me.  The "Industrial Park" has a couple of double slip switches, that really make you look at your track route.  I got better as I used them a couple of times.  I was kept jumping as I balanced the local switching duties in the "Industrial Park"with making up trains for the east and west bound freights.  I ran the "Industrial Park Local" freight in 2 sections. and used the tail of the number 4 "Ready Track" to store the "second section", while I got back to making up trains for the east and west bound freights.   I believe these freights ran each way twice.  It was a busy couple of hours.  Like many small prototype yards, I kept the 6 tracks loaded with the different car types, but it changed as the "Ops" progressed as to what was kept on each track.  I found leaving "Track 4" open for making up the "outbounds" and accepting the "Inbounds", worked best.  That way I worked both directions to and from basically the center of the yard. 

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      Great afternoon, ready to try my hand at the other jobs!   

    • August 25, 2019 10:30 PM EDT
    • Houses must be cheap where Andy lives. That 1700 sq ft basement is my entire 3 bed, 2 bath house!

    • August 25, 2019 9:37 PM EDT
    • Thanks for the comments....

      Korm, it's about 2/3rds of my basement...  Approx 1700  SQ FT..   

      The other third is the ""crew rest"" room during Operations, both inside and out..