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16  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A New Tumblr on: February 12, 2018, 11:55:44 AM
That's a good name. Maybe a hyphen between "train" and "ing"? In Train-ing so it would be more identifiable as about trains rather than working out.
17  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 10, 2018, 07:05:02 PM
I just had a set back today. I had ordered two 1330.1 peaked roof cabs from PSC which is their Cab C (Intermediate) based on a C-16 and I received the package today.
The bags are labeled 1330-1 but the parts inside are for the 0-6-0T (#1648). Plus, there a piece of metal for the roof in there but the 0-6-0T doesn't come with a roof so they got it all screwed up.
I emailed them and sent pics of what I received and told them that their bags are mislabeled. Now, I guess I'll have to deal with making a trip to the post office and sending the others back. What a pain. Sad
I did get my gram scale in the mail today so I weighed the different sizes of split shot that I'm using. I had to average it out because they don't weigh the same. I weighed 10 of each size and figured the average weight for each size.
I had bought some 5 gram rectangular weights also, to use on the new one if needed. Even those didn't all weigh the same. They averaged out to  4.8 grams. I had 7 gram weights on the old Mogul and they averaged out to 7.34 grams.
On the new stuff, I was able to add a total of 7.23 grams in the domes combined and 10.62 grams in the stack.
I had added a total of about 51 grams in the old one to get me to where it would pull 3 passenger cars up the 4% grade without spinning. The domes and stack gave me 17.85 grams so I'll still need about 33 grams. If I put a couple 5's on the pilot deck, then 6 of the biggest shot in the cab would get me pretty close.
18  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 vintage Baja Puerto Borracho on: February 10, 2018, 03:22:10 PM
You mean medalla de oro? Smiley
19  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 vintage Baja Puerto Borracho on: February 10, 2018, 10:39:38 AM
That was neat.
20  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 09, 2018, 05:59:27 PM
I wanted to paint my new domes and pumps. I wanted to figure out a way to hold them still while I did without laying them down on something. I drilled small holes in the bottom of them. I put a dab of white glue in the holes and stuck tooth picks in them. I turned them upside down and then let them dry overnight. Today, I just stuck the tooth picks in styrofoam and was able paint the stuff with no problem. When I'm done with them, I'll just clip off the tooth picks underneath.
21  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Installing buildings on: February 08, 2018, 11:36:50 PM
Here you can see where I have the first layer of foam sheet down. You have to be pretty set in how you want your track plan, because if you want to take up your track to change it around, you have to pull up the foam and that's not a pretty sight. On the up side, your track is locked in and it's not going anywhere.

22  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Installing buildings on: February 08, 2018, 11:29:29 PM
I used 1/4" Woodland Scenics 12" X 24" foam sheets in two layers.
Lay the sheet under the track and cut the outline or you can mark it with a marker and take it out and cut it.
Then cut another sheet the same way. Lay the first sheet up against the track. Then lay the other sheet on top of it and you will be to butt it closer to the track. You can even bevel the under edge of the top sheet so it looks better.
23  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Nut size on 2-6-0 driver on: February 08, 2018, 11:14:41 PM
I got my Wiha in the mail yesterday. Smiley
24  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: A New Tumblr on: February 07, 2018, 08:56:58 PM
I just discovered Tumblr a month or so ago. Not much train stuff that I've found yet. When you type "Bachmann" in the search box it's mostly Michele.
25  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: February 07, 2018, 04:34:23 PM
To add to what Flare said, the DPDT abbreviation means "double pole double throw".
26  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 07, 2018, 02:42:07 PM
I just tried it. There is no power at all to the loco without the tender connected. Not even lights.
27  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 07, 2018, 12:36:38 PM
Old and new Moguls - both DCC with sound. My old Mogul had no electrical connection to the tender. My new Mogul has a plug to connect from the tender to the loco. 
I know the sound is all in the tender and the tender wipers are for the sound. I can sit the tender alone on the track and get the sound. Is it for additional electrical pick up for loco from the tender wipers?
28  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 06, 2018, 06:37:46 PM
The air pumps weren't hard. Once I opened the package and looked at the parts trees, it was mostly common sense. They do look a lot better than the stock ones.
29  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 06, 2018, 12:57:15 AM
I don't like it sitting on the second platform though. I'm going to try figure a way to remove that platform so it sits on the base platform. I'll need to figure how to run the wires. I thought about cutting a slot in the base one so the wires could lay down in there. I could just snip the other platform away because that's plastic, but the base is metal so it would be harder to cut a slot in it.
30  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: My Mogul backdate saga continues on: February 05, 2018, 08:46:28 PM
I got 'er done with the headlight. I took the PSC light and did a bunch of grinding on the inside and cut out the floor. It now fits over the stock Bachmann light so I don't have to mess with the stock one at all.
It took a 29/64" bit to get the right size hole.
Now, I have to do the second one and hope I can duplicate it. Double headed old time looking Moguls will be nice.
I got the C16 air pumps in the mail today. It looks like 8 or 9 parts to assemble and no pictures or instructions. I'll to find some pics somewhere.


The light came with a back plate to cover the back.

It looks a little cocked because it's just sitting on there. I'll have it straight when I glue it after I paint it.

I have it sitting on the new boiler.


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