“Thank you for the constant info and images – all very inspiring.
Here’s an easy upgrade I have done on a lima 9400 – Add additional wheel pickups
The problem with these is the rail pickup is only on the front two wheels hence stalling on points and crossovers.
By unsoldering the wires from the pickups to the motor and replacing them with thin solid brass rod, additional thin flexible copper or brass strips can be soldered to pickup on the rear wheels. A huge improvement is seen. You can also paint the visible part of the pickups black to blend in.
I know most of the folks on this chat group are HO people. I like O and especially S gauge. My question is, how do you build an S and O gauge layout with limited space. Answer is to use the same track.
I built an “OS” gauge track and can run both S and O gauge on the same track with the same transformer. It allows me to park cars for simulated loading and unloading next to buildings and .hoppers with out the space between tracks.
Also built my own cross overs and dedicated Ys I can use an S engine to pull O cars and visa versa with a modified adapter. Laugh but I enjoy running both gauges on the same track.
“Is there anyone out there who knows the trick/tip how to glue those ultra-microscopic plastic people, that are supposedly in HO scale (via Woodland Scenics) that will make them stay permanently on a foam sheet (or any flat surface)? The feet on the people are so small, I have no idea how to keep them standing up (such as construction workers on a street or train station people waiting on the platform.) How Woodland (and other companies) can call these HO scale (clearly marked on the package and bought from E-bay or Amazon) is beyond me.
I do love the way you folk come up with these ideas and solutions – please do keep ’em coming!