Accucraft, AMS, AML all owned by same person, Bing. They don't h... moreAccucraft, AMS, AML all owned by same person, Bing. They don't have to bow down to Kader, thankfully!
For such a small company, the number and quality of their products is amazing.
No problem Pat, was trying to inject some humor into this somewh... moreNo problem Pat, was trying to inject some humor into this somewhat emotion charged thread. Hope you smiled!
And speaking of weather, we had clouds, and last night some rain! I had to run inside the house before the laptop shorted out!
I just need to stick with electric or battery powered trains...
... moreI just need to stick with electric or battery powered trains...
I put the motor assembly back in, set all the wheels / drive rods & gears so they all operate properly.. then the frustration started.
Keep in mind, this engine did fire up previously..
Filled the oil tank, filled the water tank (took out 30cc) took the engine outside to fill the gas and that's where the fun ended.
The quick fill adapter that attaches to the fuel can no longer stops the fuel from coming out, it just sprays all over the place. Ron can attest to this fitting not working correctly when I was at his house as the gas kept leaking out then also.. but now it just sprays out from the tip and everywhere..
Still managed to get the tank filled so next was the attempt at firing it up.
Turned the oil on slightly and turned the gas on.. I could hear gas flowing so I put a flame near the stack, heard the pop and figured I was going to be good to go..
Well, about 15 seconds and there was no sound of the engine still being fired.. ... less
Andy, I think what Fred is thinking is that each loco would work... moreAndy, I think what Fred is thinking is that each loco would work independently at the same time. That would take two throttles. If you just want to run 1 at a time then 1 throttle would do. And it doesn't have to be a Revolution system. Many R/C systems can work this way,.
Seeing that little movie reminds me that we are making a trip to... moreSeeing that little movie reminds me that we are making a trip to see the Hall-Oakes Lumber company in Dawson OR in a couple of weeks. Seems like it's the only steam-operated lumber mill left on the West Coast..
Really looling forward to it, us.
tac, ig, ken the GFT and the Sawdust in the Ears Boys
The cheapest and easiest way to do a "welder" is to take advanta... moreThe cheapest and easiest way to do a "welder" is to take advantage of "relay chatter." This is what I did when I made a module for the Del Oro Pacific.
Initially, the module used a wheel with brass contacts driven by a clock motor to alternately make/break a contact so as to form an "oscillator" to trigger the relay. This mechanical assembly was later replaced by a 555 timing chip.
Simply wire a dpdt relay so that the one leg of the coil goes though one of the normally closed contacts. Wire your LED through the other normally closed contact. When power is applied..., the relay will toggle but in doing so breaks its own connection so that it resets itself, so that it toggles again but in doing so breaks its own connection so that it resets itself, etc. etc. etc.
Meanwhile, the other contact is continually making and breaking causing the LED to flash. As an unexpected benefit (serendipity), you can physically hear the relay chatter and when it would resonate in the wooden framework on... less
Ken Brunt said:
David Russell said:
I want to see them shelves ... moreKen Brunt said:
David Russell said:
I want to see them shelves a year from now!
You wanna drive all the way down here just to look at some shelves?..............
I got a better idea, bring a train down and run it.........
I would be you won't let me run my battery powered consist there!