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16  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Electric Automatic Crossing Gates on: December 21, 2017, 05:37:51 AM
I wander if there were automatic gates used.
After all it's narrow gauge.

Ton
17  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What connection do you have to railroading? on: December 21, 2017, 05:34:55 AM
The only connection i know off in my family is that my fathers grandfather was steam locomotive engineer on the "Nederlandse ijzeren spoorweg maatschappij"The Dutch iron railway company in the 1920's.
My interest for model trains started when i was very young because my dad had a Fleischmann model rail way.
I still have several of his early models.
They still run after 61 years.

Ton
18  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: December 16, 2017, 03:45:47 PM
I personally would use a voltage regulator like a LM317 but as you have enough 30 Ohm resistors, i would take two resistors parallel = 15 Ohm and use four of these groups in series to create 60 Ohm.
The power dissipation is divided over eight in stead of two resistors.

Ton
19  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: December 10, 2017, 10:58:07 AM
There are motors for sale with a build in reduction gear.
maybe an idea?
I know you hate the internet but have a look at banggood or dealextreme.
Those Chinese are dirt cheap and the shipping costs are free.

Ton
20  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 09, 2017, 04:46:15 AM
Yes you are absolutely right, a small one should do the trick.
It doesn't have to run.
the other day i bought a MRC loco genie just to test it in one of my 0n30 models.
It's a bit disappointing, to say the least, so i thought i use it in the street car.
It has a remote control and then i don't have to use a dedicated DCC controller as it runs on DC or AC.

Ton
21  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: product reference street car on: December 08, 2017, 06:19:52 AM
Thanks guys but the de witt is not the one.
I'm looking for the closed street car(Trolley).
It was also made in 0n30, but this is the large (LGB) version.
Last night i did some surgery on the model.
The motor unit comes off with four screws.
The unit opens with six screws.
There isn't much space for a decoder.
I use the model as a static display under my tree , no space for track, and want to light it up without running it.
I can light it up using a DCC controller on address zero but then you get the high pitched DCC noise from the motor.
That's quite irritating.
So i have two options; installing a decoder or disconnecting the motor.
Both have their challenges.

Ton

22  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 2-8-0 with DCC Do I have to remove the old DCC to install DCC with sound on: December 07, 2017, 04:23:55 AM
short answer; yes.

Ton
23  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Tsunami on: December 06, 2017, 07:23:06 AM
replace.

Ton
24  Discussion Boards / Large / product reference street car on: December 05, 2017, 04:37:09 PM
I have a closed street car, the Christmas edition.
Is there an drawing somewhere.
I can't find it in the Bachmann product  reference section.

Ton

25  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 4-4-0 current pickup on: December 04, 2017, 05:06:45 AM
The wheels from the tender also.

Ton
26  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 2-6-0 w/Sound on: December 01, 2017, 05:09:14 AM
Or find someone in the neighbourhood with DCC who can program your model. Grin

Ton
27  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: What decoder does the 2-6-6-2 articulated use? on: November 20, 2017, 06:33:09 AM
It has been a while since i did what you are doing.
I think i can remember something with the black and red wire keeping the gear cover in place.
so you have to de-solder the wires on top.

Ton
28  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: What decoder does the 2-6-6-2 articulated use? on: November 19, 2017, 08:01:43 PM
I have several 2-6-6-2's , no problems at all.
Maybe it needs a bit of lubrication?
Might do the trick.

Ton
29  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Alco S4 DCC Sound Loco Issues on: November 16, 2017, 05:27:35 AM
Or if you want a guaranteed working connection , solder the wires in place.

Ton
30  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DCC install .... remove capacitor ? on: November 16, 2017, 05:24:16 AM
The capacitor is there to suppress radio frequentie interference from the spark of the motor.
It works like a sort of filter.
It can also suppress the dcc signal to the motor and that is what you don't want.
So always remove the C from the motor.

Ton

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