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How can i uncouple HO scale boxcars without doing it manually and messing up the whole train?

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Question by Speedy2006: How can i uncouple HO scale boxcars without doing it manually and messing up the whole train?

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
If you have knuckle couplers you can get or make a magnetic uncoupler. If you have hook and horn couplers you can use a crochet hook. Hope this helps. Model railroading lasts a life time.

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How do I do an electric vehicle conversion without using the transmission?

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Question by Alex K: How do I do an electric vehicle conversion without using the transmission?
I would like to convert my 99 Toyota Tacoma 2wd to battery electric.

Every conversion kit that I’ve come across involves bolting an electric motor to the existing transmission. I would like to remove the transmission and mount the electric motor directly to the drive train.

I’ve heard this can be done successfully but there is little information available. Anyone have any experience or ideas on this?

Best answer:

Answer by Bertsta
I think gearboxes are often used to allow a greater speed range. Single speed vehicles aren’t quick enough for the road (eg. fork lift truck). To keep up a good speed you will have to flog it and the range will suffer as a result.

But there’s no technical reason why you need a ‘box. Maybe have a look at a fork lift truck and see how it’s done, and maybe “borrow” the parts you need while you’re there 😉

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Can the cab on a Lionel General locomotive be replaced without taking the whole unit apart?

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Question by hx900: Can the cab on a Lionel General locomotive be replaced without taking the whole unit apart?

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Answer by yarnlady_needsyarn
These are just two of the 568,000 listings I found when I typed Lionel Train Parts into my yahoo search box.

I hope they help.

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MTH TRAINS: Locomotive Power Without Any Power

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The power goes out but the layout never stops. Not where I come from! The trains just keep movin’ along.
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Friday, August 12th, 2011

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Atlas Union Pacific #546 GE U23B without Decoder N Scale Locomotive

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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Thursday, July 14th, 2011

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Can you control on model railroad with a personal computer without a DCC equipped locomotive?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Question by Benjamin: Can you control on model railroad with a personal computer without a DCC equipped locomotive?
I was wondering if I can control the trains on my O scale or HO scale model railroad without having the locomotives DCC equipped. Is there any software and/or hardware out there that would allow me to do this?
I was thinking that the computer could connect to a regular DC control that alters the electricity to the track, so you could control the train that way. Is there anything out there that could do this?

Best answer:

Answer by Bob
NO

A computer has to have something to talk to to interact. The decoder.

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for HO scale trains, how many cars can be attached to one engine without causing wear to the engine?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Question by chris: for HO scale trains, how many cars can be attached to one engine without causing wear to the engine?
i know that it depends on the quality of the engine, so lets assume that the quality is average

Best answer:

Answer by Lionheart ®
It also depends on the transformer. I just have the cheap ones that come with sets. I burned out one when the engine derailed, but kept drawing power for several hours. Another burnt out when I tried running two engines at once. But the most I had was about 20 cars.

Remember, a scale model train is a microcosm of a train and whatever scenery you have. A 10 car train can represent a 50, or more, real train.

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