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Radioguy

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1170 on: October 21, 2018, 11:57:42 PM »
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Hi, My name is Mike and I hail from New York. Work in IT, and find time here and there to run N scale (I try to keep to the modern era and roadnames you'd see in the Northeast). I happened upon the traveling baggage car thread and knew I'd fit in here. ;)

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1171 on: October 22, 2018, 02:16:30 AM »
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Greetings.
Last model train was Bachmann starter oval set in the mid 80s, green felt, cork roadbed, and one spur. Pizza cutters, rapido couplers, etc.  And it was fun, till the steamer quit on me.

I havent had one since.

I got back in because I was watching Roy’s (Evanston subdivision) excellent YouTube series and Ken Patterson’s series as I was doing some “D scale” (disney) Monorail modelling.
I enjoyed the scenery and model building  and illumination, and well... I bought a used first release Kato GS4 daylight yesterday, a few sticks of Atlas code 80 flex track to test it on, and all the boards to build a DCC++ system. I’m thinking of grabbing an old cheapo power pack to run it on DC at first however.

This whole pink foam, dcc, static grass is foreign to me, but it looks fun.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1172 on: October 22, 2018, 10:29:56 AM »
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Hi, My name is Mike and I hail from New York. Work in IT, and find time here and there to run N scale (I try to keep to the modern era and roadnames you'd see in the Northeast). I happened upon the traveling baggage car thread and knew I'd fit in here. ;)
Welcome radioguy! If you like the baggage car thread, just wait until you get 25 post and can view/ participate in the crew lounge. Total  :ashat: ery in there.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1173 on: October 22, 2018, 10:38:55 AM »
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Greetings.
Last model train was Bachmann starter oval set in the mid 80s, green felt, cork roadbed, and one spur. Pizza cutters, rapido couplers, etc.  And it was fun, till the steamer quit on me.

I havent had one since.

I got back in because I was watching Roy’s (Evanston subdivision) excellent YouTube series and Ken Patterson’s series as I was doing some “D scale” (disney) Monorail modelling.
I enjoyed the scenery and model building  and illumination, and well... I bought a used first release Kato GS4 daylight yesterday, a few sticks of Atlas code 80 flex track to test it on, and all the boards to build a DCC++ system. I’m thinking of grabbing an old cheapo power pack to run it on DC at first however.

This whole pink foam, dcc, static grass is foreign to me, but it looks fun.
Welcome onizukachan! When I first joined the board I didn't know all that much about the new stuff either. Now it's been almost 2 years of lurking and posting and I still don't know that much :D Really though there is a lot of good knowledge in all aspects of the hobby bundled up in this forum. And if you ever have a question on how something works, just ask our resident Pol, Peteski. As much crap as we give him for the on average 7+ posts per day, everyday, he knows his stuff.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1174 on: October 22, 2018, 04:11:56 PM »
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Really though there is a lot of good knowledge in all aspects of the hobby bundled up in this forum. And if you ever have a question on how something works, just ask our resident Pol, Peteski. As much crap as we give him for the on average 7+ posts per day, everyday, he knows his stuff.

Oh man, now I fee like I'm under pressure!   :D Seriously, there are lots of very knowledgeable members here (in a wide range of subjects).  I'm always surprised (in a good way) that a such a wide range of people is connected by a common hobby.  I'm only a small piece of the knowledge-base.

Welcome to the forum guys!
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1175 on: November 23, 2018, 10:18:18 PM »
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Greetings all. I have been retired since 2002 and interested in trains since 1949. I modeled off and on between schools. Since 1979 I have been a member of N scale clubs in the greater Chicago area. While searching for information about the new BLI PRR T1 I came across your web site. My IT skills are poor  and I have tried to post a note for information about the  BLI T1 but could not because I could not identify a recipient.
I look forward to information sharing with other members.
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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1176 on: November 23, 2018, 10:46:43 PM »
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Greetings all. I have been retired since 2002 and interested in trains since 1949. I modeled off and on between schools. Since 1979 I have been a member of N scale clubs in the greater Chicago area. While searching for information about the new BLI PRR T1 I came across your web site. My IT skills are poor  and I have tried to post a note for information about the  BLI T1 but could not because I could not identify a recipient.
I look forward to information sharing with other members.
Dewey  R.
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Welcome aboard Dewey. There are a lot of talented and opinionated modelers here, don't take comments personally and you'll learn a lot and have fun doing it.  Note that the N-Scale collector is having their convention in Chicago inext June.

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Re: Introductions
« Reply #1177 on: November 24, 2018, 12:19:40 PM »
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Thanks for the  welcome. I am a member of the NSE and have been attending the conventions for some time.
I am trying to find out if the  new BLI T1  front drivers are  free rolling or are they supposed to be  powers. Mine free roll. Would you know? BLI is not open.

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« Reply #1178 on: November 24, 2018, 12:55:18 PM »
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Thanks for the  welcome. I am a member of the NSE and have been attending the conventions for some time.
I am trying to find out if the  new BLI T1  front drivers are  free rolling or are they supposed to be  powers. Mine free roll. Would you know? BLI is not open.

Thanks for the  welcome. I am a member of the NSE and have been attending the conventions for some time.
I am trying to find out if the  new BLI T1  front drivers are  free rolling or are they supposed to be  powers. Mine free roll. Would you know? BLI is not open.

WOW!
No free-rolling - all 4 drivers should be powered!!  Is BLI's quality control that bad?  For them to free-roll they must have forgotten to install the front worm, worm gear or the idler gear.  That's crazy!

Click on a link below to download the exploded diagram so if you feel adventurous, you can "explode" your model and see what's missing.  But it is probably the best to just let BLI handle this.

http://www.broadway-limited2.com/support/N%20PRR%20T1%20Expl%20View%20-%20Locomotive.pdf
And the tender:
http://www.broadway-limited2.com/support/N%20PRR%20T1%20Expl%20View%20-%20Tender.pdf


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