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|Comment||Hi John, I didn't have any way to go get a volt meter to check the transformer and conductivity of the track. It took awhile - but I took all of the track up and put it back down - placing one screw in every piece as I went. It took a few days as I have to do this on a ladder. I cleaned each piece with a rag and carburator cleaner as I went. I removed all of the jumpers that I had put in the line. The engine seems to run more steady now and does not seem to run out of power at the far end. I apologize for taking your time on this but I did not have anyone local to 'bounce' my problem off of. You have been very helpful and I appreciate it. I did find that I had a bad collector on the 1225 - which was a lot of the problem I think. Thank you Sir for your time , knowledge and patience.|
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I can answer the following questions: Almost anything about the hobby, except complex electrical questions. Anything about table construction, model kit building, layout scenery, weathering and painting, adding lighting to structures and scenery. I cannot answer questions about the value or appraisal of an item through an e-mail question. The only true method to valuation is having the item in front of me. I will not answer any questions about complex wiring for signals, DCC, or switch motor installations.
Model railroader since childhood. And that's quite a few years ago. My experience includes: Planning, Design, Benchwork Construction, Trackwork, Conceptualizing the placement of the basic scenic shell and future structure placement. Developing a "vision" of what the layout' them will be. Historical research. Model builder. Painter, Detailer and Weathering. Scenery Artisan, Model train room decorator. Freight car builder. Engine detailer. Turned my passion for model railroading to a full time career in 1998. I now design, build and construct model railroads. Focusing my skills on planning and design, model kit building services, scenery and structure installations, painting, weathering and detailing.
Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Rutland Railway Association.
Classic Toy Trains, January 2013
Self-taught Model Railroader turned professional consultant New York Institute of Technology, Communication Arts Degree C.W. Post College, Computer Graphics-Desktop Publishing Certificate Program Molloy College, MacIntosh Computer Studies-Certificate Program
Sorry, I can not reveal their names. I will tell you that my clients range from 5 year olds to 75 year olds. My layout commissions are in private homes, hobby shops, hotel lobbies, libraries, museums and historical societies.