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#1
Lol. Help I do have a little more track. Any suggestions!
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#2
First, that cute little engineer on the left needs an engineers hat. Smile

Second, how about a separate line running within the one you have there but not connected. This way you can run a second train at the same time without worry of them slamming into each other.
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#3
Great job Jonese. I like Super's idea - more trains is always fun.

If you only have a little more track though and you have 2 x turn outs you can make a shortcut at the bottom of the loop to make it interesting.
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#4
Thanks guys. Managed to get this bundle on eBay for a good price. EBay seems expensive once you add the postage. The postage really ups the price. Any ideas where to go with these pieces
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#5
There are the road pieces, so then you can make a road layout too, I see there are risers too. Those you can use to elevate the tracks, so you can build your layout upwards. There are also a red bridge, I have a couple of those they’re really good to have. And elevating tracks too. Good find
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#6
Well here’s first attempt. A nightmare with a one and two year old trying to help!! Any suggestions. It’s only one track at the moment. Could do with making it two. How???
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#7
Looking good Jonese

If you wanted an easy transition to 2 lines would this work?


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#8
Sounds like a good idea Super. EBay here income. I’m out of track as you can tell by the random use of points! Want some more tunnels and supports also
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#9
Looks good. The more you experiment the more your brain will recognise the possibilities and the common combinations of track pieces.
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#10
(05-20-2019, 01:21 AM)Super Wrote: Looking good Jonese

If you wanted an easy transition to 2 lines would this work?


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No, it wouldn't. They're on two different levels and too close to each other. Also, that piece is a set of double track points and nothing can be connected to the side.
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#11
Just bought this little lot. All for spares and repairs. Will you guys be able to help!!!
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#12
Of course!

The chassis with the red wheels with teeth on them are from Tomy Train engines, and probably of little interest to you (at this stage of your collection) except that they may have working motors in them.

As for the others, I find that although the seller thinks they don't work, they might just need to be kick-started, I use a battery holder with two AA batteries in it and +/- wire tails that I touch onto the contacts in the battery compartment of the engine, thus supplying 3VDC instead of the rated 1.5VDC. Does no harm at all, and often does the job.

(interesting word, 'chassis', singular and plural spelled the same but pronounced differently).
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#13
Thanks Chrisjo. I really like the two in the middle at the top and hope I can get them going. I’ll get a battery holder and see what happens when they arrive!
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(05-21-2019, 07:30 AM)chrisjo Wrote: As for the others, I find that although the seller thinks they don't work, they might just need to be kick-started, I use a battery holder with two AA batteries in it and +/- wire tails that I touch onto the contacts in the battery compartment of the engine, thus supplying 3VDC instead of the rated 1.5VDC. Does no harm at all, and often does the job.

Chrisjo: what would be the explanation for this kick-starting? Perhaps the gears are gummed up and they just need a bit of extra 'push' to get turning again?


(05-21-2019, 07:49 AM)jonesejm Wrote: Thanks Chrisjo. I really like the two in the middle at the top and hope I can get them going. I’ll get a battery holder and see what happens when they arrive!

I agree. I particularly like the blue train with yellow wheels (EF65). Good pick up.
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#15
Kick start is sometimes required because the Motor might be slightly Frozen or locked up. If that doesn't work then your motor is dead.
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