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31  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Nut size on 2-6-0 driver on: January 20, 2018, 04:49:10 AM
Most of the screws i have left over from Bachmann trains are M1.4.
Definitely Metric.

32  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Quality of Orient Express locomotive on: January 18, 2018, 05:00:31 AM
I have seen and run Jouef trains in the distant past and let me guaranty you that it is junk.
Mechanically and modelwise it is hopeless.
I don't know how much was sold in the US but here in Europe It was the cheap brother to brands as Fleischmann and Roco.

33  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Split Gear Syndrome on: January 15, 2018, 12:06:21 PM
Nice Job Jonathan.
What is that with splitgear now a days.
Inferior quality?
Not only from Mr. B but i had two 0n30 C16's from BLI with the same annoying problem.
When it would happen running around on the track, OK but they were just sitting still on a siding.
In have a couple of old Athern diesels from the late 70's And they chug along quite happily.
And they did some serious mileage over the decades.
The same for a couple of 1950's Fleischmann locomotives inherited from my late Father, that keep on working with out any problem.
But they used metal gears.

34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Making and adding weights on: January 14, 2018, 05:18:49 AM
Don't make it to heavy.
There is a fine line between traction and ruining the bearings.

35  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Automatic Whistling in Heisler. on: January 13, 2018, 06:56:25 PM
Have a look at the Soundtraxx site for reference manuals.
It is standard operating practice to use two long whistles when going forward.
One short burst to stop and three short ones to go backward.


36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Making and adding weights on: January 13, 2018, 12:03:14 PM
Here is the states lead is considered a health risk. I've heard of copper roofs but never lead ones.

Back to the original post: if there is room I like to use pennies for weights. I don't care what you are buying to use as weight, it can't be cheaper than the good ole penny. I would guess in an HO steamer you ought to be able to put several in the cab. You'd definitely be able to put more in a larger scale like On30.

When you want to waterproof the transition from brick to roofing tiles builders use lead sheet because you can form it to the shape of the tiles.
That's how we do it in Holland.
And yes it is also considered a health risk here.


37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Making and adding weights on: January 13, 2018, 07:55:25 AM
Guys try to keep it simple, I use slabs of old roofing lead.
Or don't you use that in the states?

38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DC on a DCC Layout on: January 10, 2018, 04:13:20 PM
The answer to both your questions is yes.
What you hear is the block modulation of your dcc controller.
Just make a switchable dead siding for your dc locomotive.
Be aware that running a dc locomotive on dcc is not very healthy for the motor.

39  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Curve Radius Problems for the On30 18 Footers? on: January 08, 2018, 06:19:56 AM
I ran them on curves as small as 10 inch, so.......

40  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 06, 2018, 04:59:15 PM
Have a look in my topic about the rotary plow from message #23.
I added some pictures with the painted plow.

41  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 05, 2018, 09:06:22 AM

That is amazing work! 

Will you use a motor with a reduction gear, or another method?




I've been lazy and used a straight motor from an old cdrom player.
The rotation is acceptable at 3V.
I'm thinking of using a 3V regulator behind a Blackstone Tsunami dcc sounddecoder for motor control.
I tried to use the Tsunami in a 0n30 locomotive but it isn't strong enough.
For this application it should be good enough.
Sound decoder---bridge rectifier---3V regulator.

42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 05, 2018, 07:50:28 AM
Inspired by this topic and using plans for the real RGS and D&RGW plow published in the Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette in 2000.
I used the plans as a lead to adapt them for a 2-6-6-2 tender chassis.
I used 0.5mm styrene in layers to make the model.
It's also the thickest material i can cut with the cnc machine.
It saves a lot of time using this plotter and as a spinoff it is reproducible.
Here is the translation of the main text:

During the holidays i started designing and building again.
Before that I had a creative dip.
That happens sometimes.
I had a 2-6-6-2 tender leftover from a T conversion and I got a brainwave to make a snow plow.
Why that tender?
Because the wheel sets have pickups so that I can motorise the cutting head.
The housing drawing was not that difficult, it has become a routine job with that cutting plotter program.
But then the cutting head and the housing, that was quite a challenge to draw.
Especially the milling head was a multi-day project.
See the result here.
If you alternate the last two pictures in the Windows viewer, you get an idea of ​​how the cutting head turns.

43  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Snowplow Project on: January 04, 2018, 04:43:11 PM
Jonathan , your topic inspired me to make my own snowplow in 0n30.;topicseen#msg36316
It's in Dutch but have a look at the pictures.
The model was drawn and cut with a Silhouette Cameo cutting plotter.

44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Decoder question on: December 31, 2017, 10:44:46 AM
Looks like the ports to the motor from the programmable chip have blown-up.
And that is terminal. Cry

45  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Program Sterns Heisler 2 truck steam loco for directional lighting on: December 30, 2017, 07:46:57 PM
By the looks of the model there is no electric light.
So the lanterns burn all the time.

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