I just switched over in February 2015 from DC power to DCC ... moreI just switched over in February 2015 from DC power to DCC using a Piko Central Station and a Massoth DiMax Navigator FM 8134701 controller. The Massoth German company that makes the DCC electronics for its units and the LGB and Piko units doesn't contain real user-friendly instructions on how to set-up the DiMax Navigator. I've tried to go through the protocol for establishing all the elements for my two Bachmann DCC equipment Climax locos and not fully successful. The Navigator was bought "like new" from someone on eBay who had programmed one of their steam locos in it and I'm using it to control one of my locos, but I'm not successful so far in trying to establish the separate program for my second loco. Does anyone know of a good "plain English" instruction "how to" guide that I can get for this Massoth DiMax Navigator 8134701?
Thanks and stumped!
I've resized several of my 1/29 scale figures to 1/20 and upload... moreI've resized several of my 1/29 scale figures to 1/20 and uploaded them to Shapeways.
As usual, Shapeways is a bit pricey, but most of the figures will print in the cheapest plastic.
I have not printed any of the 1/20 scale ones myself yet. I have printed quite a few of the 1/29 ones and most come out really well but as the saying goes, your mileage may vary.
If anyone is interested in taking a look, I've created a shapeways store front-
It isn't just the snow out on the line ..... interesting report ... moreIt isn't just the snow out on the line ..... interesting report from one of the eastern import points for road vehicles.
Bob "IA3R#7" Cope said:
Craig, I share Dave M's opinion on the .... moreBob "IA3R#7" Cope said:
Craig, I share Dave M's opinion on the .010 styrene web. I would go with a thicker material and feather the ends to scale if that appearance is important to you. Your other opting would be to make them from brass, but again, even in brass that thin a section has very little crush strength.
After poking around on the web last night and trying to figure out if this idea would work, I came to a similar conclusion. I'm going to stick with .156" H beams from Evergreen as they have a much better overall structural design being a one piece (extrusion? How is different styrene shaped, anyone know?). .156" is also available in brass as well for the future ideas. This is one of the problems with having such detailed drawings, where do you compromise on scale if the exact part doesn't scale down? If I didn't have the drawings, I think I would have just picked up a sheet of .125" styrene and called it good enough. But now that I have more information, replicating it becomes a challenge.
Well one thing about this critter is it will be an indoor train ... moreWell one thing about this critter is it will be an indoor train for my micro. So storage temp isn't a concern. If by some chance I build a piece of my eventual layout as 32mm it wouldn't be the mainstay and the little loco would only come out for special occasions. It won't be an all weather runner.
I was down in San Diego county recently and as always visited th... moreI was down in San Diego county recently and as always visited the RR museum in Campo. Nothing much new . . . but always good to visit. I did get this book which was very, very good.
In the sunny Okanagan Valley we are usually n... more
In the sunny Okanagan Valley we are usually not out of the "woods" before Canada Day (July 1st). June we frequently refer to as "Junoary". While planting should happen the third or fourth week of May that's sometimes an iffy proposition; plenty of rain and too cool for normal Spring.
PS the snow tires come off at the end of April, after my trip to Calgary. While an April snow storm in Calgary is great for shooting video, it leaves a lot to be desired on the mountain passes through the Rockies and Selkirks. less