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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0 on: September 03, 2017, 12:16:22 PM
Those are standard Baldwin catalog designations:





Harold
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Adding DCC on: September 01, 2017, 02:44:15 PM
For DCC in a Mogul here is what I would do now,

Use these instructions for the locomotive:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/mogul_dcc/

Put either small Econami or Tsumani2 over the gear tower by cutting away the frame:



Run the speaker wires to the tender at the end of the frame, there is room.

Electrically connect the locomotive to the tender from this article:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/mogul_dcc/page2.html

There are now only four wires.

Mount the speakers and make truck wipers from this article:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/mogul_tsunami/

The Dallee style connectors are available on E-bay:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2057872.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.TRS0&_nkw=Mini+Micro+JST+1.5mm&_sacat=0

Lot easier than my early sound build.

Oh yeah, put two speakers like the article the paper cone, available as a "Philmore TS19" and a full range, the only thing to know about speakers the bigger the better.

Here is the difference:

I am sure this install has a good small speaker:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Fovt38KbWs

Here are the speakers from the article recorded on my old analog camcorder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_78JD4OsBvU

Thanks if you visit.
Harold
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Analog 2-6-0 Sound Decoder Install on: August 10, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
There is not enough room in the smokebox but there is at the other end:



There is enough room where the decoder is in the picture, the frame just has to be milled down.

Like this early install:



Here is my original Mogul DCC article:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/mogul_dcc/

Thank you if you visit
Harold
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Replace Sound Value Decoder - 52705 - WARR 4-4-0 on: February 12, 2017, 03:15:26 PM
Economi and that is their standard 220 cap and the cap on the pcb is for the headlights.

Harold
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Replace Sound Value Decoder - 52705 - WARR 4-4-0 on: February 12, 2017, 01:06:44 PM
Great.  Thank you.  Wish my fingers were smaller Wink that wire is tough to handle.
I have almost NFL Quarterback size hands, 9 inches from outstretched thumb to pinky .

Harold
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Replace Sound Value Decoder - 52705 - WARR 4-4-0 on: February 12, 2017, 12:18:34 PM
Requires a hard wire like this:



The sound board has to be replaced.

Took awhile to find my pictures.

Harold
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Replace Sound Value Decoder - 52705 - WARR 4-4-0 on: February 09, 2017, 05:48:48 PM
The tender has to be modified to fit another sound decoder:

http://www.chainsawjunction.com/1879/nt_440/sound/

Haven't done much lately in trains just playing in the virtual world.



Harold
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: US Civil war. On30 Bachmann 4-4-0s? on: February 09, 2017, 05:02:18 PM
http://metusajunction.blogspot.com/

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=40456

Harold
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: US Civil war. On30 Bachmann 4-4-0s? on: February 09, 2017, 04:16:37 PM
The layout is actually 55n3, three foot gauge on HO track, 5.5mm/ft.

The use of funnel stacks was the most common during that period.

Harold
10  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: adding passengers in On30 passenger cars on: November 15, 2016, 10:31:07 AM
These figures are slightly undersized and fit the seats without alterations:

http://mthtrains.com/30-11043

Harold
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0 on: October 13, 2016, 10:35:11 AM
There is no conversion just a flanged driver in the second driver slot.

The Mantua Ten-Wheeler doesn't scale well to O scale producing a much too small locomotive:



Making it a 4-4-0 makes it a late 1880's S scale or early 55n3 locomotive.

There are no HO locomotives that transfer to O scale well.

Harold

12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0 on: October 13, 2016, 08:56:39 AM
A Mogul will go around radii that a 4-4-0 won't because the center drive can be blind.

A Mantua Ten-Wheeler will go around an 18 inch radius curve easily, convert it to a 4-4-0 and the locomotive needs a least 2 inches more of radius:



Harold
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: How about adding a 2-6-0. an 8-18d 2-6-0 on: October 05, 2016, 10:33:43 AM
It would make sense since Bachmann would only need to scale down, and slightly modify the tooling from their G scale versions of the locomotive. It would be great for all modelers.

Rock On!
~Dusten
Having designed plastic molds and mechanical devices it ain't that simple.

Harold
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO scale logs, homemade or otherwise on: September 24, 2016, 03:57:28 PM
Thank you.  I had mentioned coming across yours in my opening.
But not everyone who reads this forum knows where to find my logs article.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Thanks for mentioning me.
Harold
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: HO scale logs, homemade or otherwise on: September 24, 2016, 10:51:16 AM
Mine look like this:



Mike Siggins following my method:



How to at:

http://www.pacificcoastairlinerr.com/logs/

Thank you if you visit
Harold
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