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1  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Max Voltage on: May 05, 2018, 06:59:49 AM
I have found out the hard way that a number of American made and branded decoders do not like 18-20 volts at all,they are not meeting the NMRA standards.Many of them  have leaked smoke and stopped working.My system has 20 volts at the rails ,so as a precautionary move I now only use the better quality brands at a higher price(Tsunami,ESU and Soundtrax)The higher priced decoders give a much better sound and response in operation and don't smoke.........................Peter
2  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Coupler screws on: April 19, 2018, 10:20:45 PM
I agree with John,the screws are picked up by a magnet.That's how I find them on the floor...........Peter
3  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Will Shay trucks be back in stock? on: March 05, 2018, 07:17:30 PM
I need two sets.
4  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Burma Steam 2018 on: February 13, 2018, 07:09:54 PM
I wouldn't be worried by the trees,what about the rust in the turntable deck(44 mins on the video).I can see the loco going onto the turntable and breaking the back of the deck.What could one say....OOOPPPPSSSS
5  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 0-4-0 Side Rod Gas Mechanical Binding on: February 13, 2018, 07:05:33 PM
To prove the problem,remove the side rods by removing the counter weights from the wheels that the rods are connected to. If the the loco runs ok then the problem is in the rod area.What I would do in that case is refit the rods and counter weights making sure the rods (a 1/4 of a turn difference)are parallel to each other.Wear in the rods won't be a problem as the two sets of wheels are driven by the gears.  Hope this helps .....................................................................Peter
6  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Burma Steam 2018 on: February 13, 2018, 08:48:20 AM
Great footage ,thanks for posting Fred.
7  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Nut size on 2-6-0 driver on: January 20, 2018, 03:53:45 AM
Terry ,they are screwed in,but I don't know what size metric or imperial,I have a nut driver that fits but no markings on it........Peter
8  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Curve Radius Problems for the On30 18 Footers? on: January 08, 2018, 09:02:02 PM
I once saw a quote on the internet ,it read=  .....Not all things you see or read on the internet are true....signed by Abraham Lincoln......................Peter
9  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: rail trucks on: December 22, 2017, 04:40:32 AM
Thanks for posting the links Fred,very interesting  and more ideas for kitbashing and  scenery inspiration locations...............Peter.
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Unplug Controller? on: December 17, 2017, 08:32:39 AM
Even though I use a different DCC system ,I always turn off the power when not in use.I have done this for the last fifteen years with no problems.........Peter.
11  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Still waiting for an On30 Prairie.......... on: November 30, 2017, 09:14:14 PM
WHAT JOHN SAID.....many times..........(I would buy three).........................Peter.
12  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Railbus and Trailer plug and socket on: October 29, 2017, 02:08:48 AM
Peter,I have what I consider a standard JST connector,and they do not fit the Bachmann bus trailer connectors.They are very close in size but would not fit either way of the connectors.The size of the JST socket is very close to the Bachmann,so you may be able to fit a JST socket to replace the Bachmann socket.The only problem I could see,is the cable on the JST connector is slightly heavier than the Bachmann,so flexibility of the wires may be an issue going around corners.......Peter
13  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: climax led replacement on: October 26, 2017, 08:34:57 PM
As Scott says it should be straight forward,I have changed a number of LED lights in locos.Some of my climaxes were easy but a couple(as per Tons comment) were indeed very hard to change.I ended up removing the head light ,drilling out the lenz,replacing the LED and making up a new lenz with clear plastic card and refitting the head light.Some care is required but it is possible to do,give it a go,if it doesn't work out buy a replacement head light,if it works ,well you have achieved some  satisfaction and learned a new skill. Wink........................Peter.
14  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Semboro Sugar Mill, East Java, Indonesia, 19th August 1992 on: October 22, 2017, 09:19:55 PM
Now there's a loco and rolling stock Bachmann could make and sell plenty of.....just a thought......Peter
15  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Burma Mines Railway Part 2 of 4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:06:18 AM
Thanks for posting the links Fred,good quality images and very interesting subject....Peter.
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