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by Quacker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Locos and rolling stock
Topic: lubrication
Replies: 0
Views: 78


Need some help. I have several N scale steam locomotives and I would like to know what is the best lub? I am thinking graphite. Has anyone used graphite? What are the problems with using graphite? What is better?
by Quacker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: N scale buildings from Al.
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: N scale buildings from Al.

For N gauge.
I print the download on 100pd paper and then I do not have to glue it on to a heaver stock. I found that reducing the size to 50% works the best. Also In Micro Mark they have a glue applicator 60363 or 83514 that works. Just mix a little water with the white glue.
by Quacker
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: Layout 'design' help needed for circus section.
Replies: 4
Views: 561

Re: Layout 'design' help needed for circus section.

I saw a response in on of Al's about a Circus museum. I wan to pass it on. The Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. I understand that they have a nice layout. Maybe they can help. Also I would check them out on Google.
by Quacker
Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Track
Topic: trains stall
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Re: trains stall

I am not an expert, but are you sure there is voltage at the track? Are you feeding power to each section of track? Also, Try to give as much information as possible.

Ms. Jackie
by Quacker
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Locos and rolling stock
Topic: Will not uncouple
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Will not uncouple

I am using new Micro-trains Line couplers on N scale rolling stock that I just installed on two cars. When I pass the cars (by hand) over a permanent magnet under the track, they do not uncouple. I have tried a stronger magnet. Mover the magnet off center. All with no positive results. What am I doi...
by Quacker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: Track
Topic: Flex track
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Flex track

Thanks for the information about the "clickety-clack". Can one cut both rails with a 1/32 inch cut all the way through the rails?

Ms. Jackie
by Quacker
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: N scale too small??
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: N scale too small??

I am 75 and started to work with N scale. I do have a space limitation therefor the N scale. It may take me a little longer that the young people, but I do get it done. Also, with the smaller scale the mistakes are not as easy to see. You may want to get Al's buildings. It took me several building b...
by Quacker
Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Track layouts and designs
Topic: Track gap
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Track gap

It has been 60 years since my last layout and many things have changed. I am sure I will have many questions as time goes by. I live on a ranch in the southeast corner of New Mexico where the summer temperature of 100 degrees (F) is very common and usually at least once a summer the temperature will...