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Started by CNE Runner, September 15, 2009, 04:50:42 PM
Quote from: pdlethbridge on September 24, 2009, 09:23:23 PMWhere do you think they get the money to buy those nice robes?
Quote from: CNE Runner on September 25, 2009, 11:37:00 AMI [foolishly] offered to cover for another therapist while he took a long weekend off and these posting are just what I needed...thanks to all!Good questions & comments...excuse me whilst I revisit fantasyland: The railroad predated the monk's present business venture. Apparently it was built and used to transport illegal booze during the Prohibition years. When that enterprise dried up, the monks bought the entire operation and began brewing their famous beer. Quicker than you can say; "Gregorian chant"; business was flowing and expansion was evident (on the brewery AND the Chief Abbot). [Since this is a micro layout, we are dealing with a micro brewery.]Bestsnowman: I don't know how you found out about the 'M' in 'EMD...but Rome isn't amused. Funny that you should mention 'robes'. The monks are just now planning a building dedicated to robes and really cool rope belts.I started to glue down the 'rats nest' last night and needed to drill some holes for the 3 way turnout's wiring. I had just bought a couple of new batteries for my Sears cordless drill. Guess what? The batteries fit the drill OK...but will not go into the recharging receptacle in the charger!! 'Guess where we are going today?Peace,Brother Ray
Quote from: renniks on September 25, 2009, 01:54:27 PMRay said "I tend to use Electrofrog turnouts because I usually run smaller wheelbase locomotives."The largest insulated frog section that I have found on the Peco Insulfrog Setrack and Streamline small turnouts,slips and 3-way measures under 1". I do not have a medium or large turnout but, having looked at them on a site where they are shown against a ruler,their insulated section appears to be no larger. The smallest wheelbases I have found are on the Porter 0-4-0 and the Forney---both are 1 & 3/16". This would suggest that if you have trouble with a small wheelbase loco the trouble most probably lies with the loco pickups (or dirty wheels) not the turnout. If you are thinking of using Peco track, get one turnout with some lengths of Flexitrack and lay down a temp.setup to test your small locos before you decide which way to go (Insul versus Electro). Peco Setrack turnouts are ideal for mini layouts.Eric UK
Quote from: Jim Banner on September 26, 2009, 06:54:14 PMRay,I was busy a bit earlier taking apart an old CD ROM drive for the drawer motor and the bearings, when it hit me. Two guide rods, bearings, a motor, a gear trains, and a rack and pinion drive. There is almost a complete traverser kit in there. I see lots for sale on eBay for under $5 plus shipping. I don't know if you have local on line auction houses down there, but on Kijiji Saskatoon I see them for less than a dollar, and being local, there is no shipping charges.Jim