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301  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-6-2 Problem on: January 31, 2016, 08:43:38 AM
Must be the one of the two connectors or the pcb they are soldered to.
These connectors are not made to be disconnected every time.
Something will break.
So next time take it out of the box , connect the tender to the locomotive and leave it there.

302  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2 8 0 front light on: January 23, 2016, 07:22:35 PM
I can't remember ever seeing a lightbulp in a 2-8-0.
It always came with LED's
A LED is something completely different than a lightbulp.
12V will absolutely distroy a LED.
A common LED uses 20 mili amps current.
A led also has polarity  +/-

The lens of the housing should slide out but sometimes it is glued in place.

303  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 2016! on: January 01, 2016, 08:40:23 PM
Happy new year from the Netherlands.

304  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Crackling Sound in On30 Porters on: December 11, 2015, 09:33:24 AM
My experience with the porter is that it sounded like a talking buggy.
I removed the soundcard and build it into a 4-4-0 American with a real speaker and it sounds fine.
Conclusion; it's the sounder that is the problem.

305  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Problem with 2-6-6-2 on: November 18, 2015, 06:05:14 PM
Hi Peter
if i'm not mistaken is the big connector for the motor and the lighting.
The small one is for the track pickup.
My experience with the connectors is that the part on the pcb underneath the cab is prown to breaking of from the copper leads on the pcb.
If you have no experience with soldering small parts don't even think about fixing it yourself.


306  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Changing the Dcc address on a Spectrum engine on: October 14, 2015, 04:44:16 PM
Above adress 99 you come into the extended adress relm.
You will have to change CV 29 to enable the extended adress and change the numbers in CV 17 and 18.
You can find extended adress calculators on the net.


307  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Forney and 4-6-0 Minimum radius (On30) on: September 25, 2015, 06:58:09 PM
or, as i do, make a testtrack.

308  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Locomotive Fleet Saturation and slower On30 sales on: September 17, 2015, 07:08:59 PM
My collection is also satturated.
Another two reasons are the price of the models and the shippingcosts to Europe.
Those prices have rissen exponentailly after i started in 2007.

309  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: passenger car lighting on: September 17, 2015, 06:59:11 PM
When using a DCC system , the lighting is constant.
I yanked all the lightbulps out and replaced them with LED's.
Don't forget the resistor of about 680 -1000 Ohms per LED.
Otherwise you distroy the LED's.

310  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Sound decoders for the On30 2-8-0 on: September 17, 2015, 06:55:33 PM
I use tsunami tsu1000 light steam decoders in all my connies.
As speaker i use speakers from old laptops.
8 Ohm and free.

311  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-6 parts On30 scale on: September 17, 2015, 06:50:02 PM
I had a burned out motor on one of my 2-4-4-2's.
Bachmann sent me a complete chassis due to lack of parts in their inventory.
The construction of the 2-6-6-2 and the 2-4-4-2 are the same.

312  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Help modifying 2-6-0 Tender for DCC install on: September 17, 2015, 06:45:25 PM
Most of the bachmann tenders have a hole in the bottom chassis.
So you don't have to remove the coal load.
Is also an option.

313  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 4-6-0 Tsunami in 4-4-0 Inside frame on: March 20, 2014, 08:22:22 AM
I used the Tsunami from the Porter in several classic 4-4-0's, with a real speaker, instead of the Porters sounder.
Fits like a glove and the sound is OK.
Before surgery i marked the wires because they are all black.

314  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-4-4-2 wiring problems on: November 07, 2013, 09:05:10 AM
Yes , you can remove the steampipe.
What i did was remove the pipe, snipped off the connection to the boiler and glued it inside the recess of the front truck.
So you still see the steampipe but it moves freely.
I also removed the top bolts of the front leaf springs.

315  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-4-4-2 wiring problems on: November 01, 2013, 07:03:55 AM
Yes and yes , very sharp corners 37.5cm.
My 2-6-6-2's also manage these extreme radii and have, after some mods, no problems at all.
But no problems with wires breaking off, yet.
The buildup of both types are the same.


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