So Far What I have Done this Weekend Oct 14, 06 in N Scale

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by kf4jqd, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    What have I done so far? I finiished the road bed. Iam working on the switch track wiring and power control for the blocks. I am also putting power blocks in for the signal lights.:thumb: I am working on what types of lignals to use, probbly Sunrise. Where to put them. I might tomorrow add ballast to the tracks. I don't know. I am also ordering stuff from Walthers.

    Andy :wave:

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  2. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    There's a Southern diesel (E8/9?)there if I'm not mistaken...those green coaches look good. Are those the Model Power coaches? If so, how do they run? I was thinking about getting one.
  3. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    You are right about the E8 locomotive by Like Like. Yes there is a Model Power passenger car. They run well if you replace the plastic wheels with metal ones. The other Southern passenger cars are Con Cor. :thumb:

    What you don't see is a Southenr 4-8-4 steamer from Con Cor in the back. Enfact I baught it from a Gauge Member a couple of years ago. Off to the side I have a 2-8-0 Rock Island steamer by Bachmann. Also an E8 A/B Rock Island Rocket by Life Like. Plus some Southern hoppers. The rest is still in the tote until completion of the layout.

  4. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I've seen that LifeLike E8 and wondered how it ran...pretty good? I have the two Kato E8/9s that I'd like to match it with as Southern seemed to run three sometimes four E-units on their runs between to Wash DC.
  5. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hi Herc:

    The newer Life Like E8's runs great! I have an older Rock Island E8, it also runs just fine. I am happy with the proformance and price! :thumb: I also have the B unite too.


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  6. ejen34

    ejen34 Member

    Nice progress Andy :thumb:
  7. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Oh! that's an E6 You can tell by the louvers on the roof, the shovel (not bulldog, like the F7's) nose and the square portholes. I have a couple as well, and they're great! :thumb:
  8. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    You are right Miles. Thanks for the correction!:D

  9. pgandw

    pgandw Active Member


    Trying not to be harsh in e-mail is difficult, but it looks like your track needs an eyeball laid on it. The camera shows some kinks between track sections where they don't line up accurately. Getting this right is important, as it will likely prevent many derailments in the future. And it will be much harder to fix after the track has been ballasted.

    Pull the track nails, put your eye as close to the track as possible, and look down the rail. Move the track to correct any kinks or places where the rails do not line up perfectly in line, then fasten down again.

    The great thing is that you have a real layout and are making progress. Fix the track, and you will have a great start.

    yours in training
  10. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    You are right. There is a kink. Caused by an insulated rail joiner. :curse: I've been trying to fix those. I'll be working on it in a few days. I'll keep you post. The trains do run good on it. :D

  11. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    Andy , It looks great . and FUN.
    Keep up the fine work!


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