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316  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Diameter of Driving Wheels on 2-6-0 on: September 10, 2016, 05:56:50 AM

317  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Wiring Diagram for 4-4-0? on: August 31, 2016, 05:54:53 AM
Pete I can't help you with a diagram but I did this exercise a few times before with Bachmann and Broadway limited models.
I used a multimeter set to the Ohms scale and the beeper to measure the lowest conductivity on one wire at a time and labelling them after measuring.
It is laborious work but it's the only way to find out where what is running.
You will have to take the loco apart unfortunately to do this.

318  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 2-8-0 on: August 14, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
maybe he meant 500 mAmps

No, I didn't.
It's what it is , 0.05 Ampere, read on the 200mA scale.

319  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 2-8-0 on: August 05, 2016, 06:39:03 PM
on it's back, free running, 12V dc , about 50 mA.
This locomotive is from the display cabinet.

320  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: ON30 Engine Question on: July 06, 2016, 05:09:08 AM
you could look for a professional motor like Faulhaber or Maxxon.
They are brushless and usually come with ball bearings.
What type I don't know, there are so many.

321  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Need transformer advice on: July 03, 2016, 06:16:55 AM
If you don't have a metering device use a simple 12V lightbulp.
Simple but effective.


322  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HO brakeman's dog house on: June 17, 2016, 07:24:44 AM
And you get wet stepping out Grin

323  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Space/layout issues on: June 17, 2016, 07:21:50 AM

An other option is to use this.
It's fully DCC


I've never heard of that system, but it looks ideal for this setup considering it would eliminate hiding E-Z track and extra wires.  It's also rather inexpensive for a DCC controller.  Looks like the only other hardware the OP needs is two pieces of flex track, 4 feeder joiners, and a razor saw.
I bought it a year ago and it works fine.
You can also make a stop in the middle for a station.


324  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: HO brakeman's dog house on: June 16, 2016, 07:15:14 PM
I'm not an expert but is the dog house on picture one not 90 deg, off?
Should the roof not be sloping to the sides?

325  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Space/layout issues on: June 16, 2016, 07:02:00 PM
I just had an idea for you:  How about an end-to end layout that incorporates Bachmann's Auto-reverse system?  You would need to get creative with the extra wires the system uses for the main line sections if you want to use non E-Z track, but the end pieces (That need to be E-Z track) could be hidden in a mine or building.

Maybe a Porter could push V-Dump cars into the mine, then pull them through a forest to a processing building at the other end.

An other option is to use this.
It's fully DCC

326  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Space/layout issues on: June 16, 2016, 06:43:30 PM
To design a layout you need a drawing before you start building.
It also saves a lot of money by designing it on screen/paper.
I use the design program called "Anyrail".
It is free up to 50 pieces of track.
That should be enough for a small layout.
By using flex track you can make quit  a big layout before the program asks for registration.
You can also give the max size of the space available an choose the brand of track you want to use
when you are satisfied with the design you can print the design on a piece of paper.
You can even print it 1:1 and glue the prints together to use it as a template.

Ton , the Netherlands
327  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: On30 Heisler will only run in reverse on: April 09, 2016, 04:29:37 PM
This smells like a short circuit to me.
you could measure the current that is flowing when measuring 4 and 17.5 Volts.
If the current is high when measuring 4 V there is a near short somewhere.

328  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 280 dcc programming on: April 02, 2016, 03:34:31 PM
I can't recall the 2-8-0 ever having factory installed sound fitted.
mine, and i have a few, never came with sound.

329  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-6-2 sound board on: April 02, 2016, 03:30:27 PM
I asume they are.
As the pinout is standard.

330  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: 2-6-6-2 sound board on: March 25, 2016, 07:08:34 PM
if i am not mistaken the 2-6-6-2 has an old school decoder with or without sound.
The 2-4-4-2 has the "new" Bachmann add on sound unit to the existing dcc decoder.
That's the difference.

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