Pete Thornton said:
If you have an old 2-4-2, not the late... morePete Thornton said:
If you have an old 2-4-2, not the latest version, then I can help. I'm pretty sure the wheels on the plastic gear (original) version are just a press fit into the hubs containing the gears. All that stopped them falling out was the dummy outside frames and the thick flanges inside the rails!
Try pulling them out, or leveraging (carefully) with a screwdriver once the plastic outside frames and the rods are off.
Thanks Pete. After realizing that I had to take drastic measures if I was to move forward I used the Dremel to make a slot in the head to try rotating it with a screwdriver only to find out it is made of plastic and is pressed in as you described. Unfortunately it destroyed that pin but I was able to remove the other pins and move forward. Now I have to create a replacement pin unless these are available to buy somewhere. less
Todd Haskins said:
Sean McGillicuddy said:
I haven't put anythin... moreTodd Haskins said:
Sean McGillicuddy said:
I haven't put anything out for the last two years. No time for trains.
Wife has a new interest and guess who has one too?
So you traded the iron horse for a real one! I say trains are much cheaper.
I went to a Can-am race at laguna seca in 72 or 73... I standing... moreI went to a Can-am race at laguna seca in 72 or 73... I standing right next to the guardrail at the corkescrew when jackie oliver smashed his can am car into the rail... luckily the fiberglass shards went over my head, by at least 12 inches.
Fond memories of balls to the walls racing.
When I answered Shawn I assumed the Bachmann Forney does come wi... moreWhen I answered Shawn I assumed the Bachmann Forney does come with a spare pcb to which are soldered colour coded wires like the Climax and C19 have included in their bags of bits.
If such a pcb is not included the standard pcb plug Bachmann use can be modified easily to do the same thing. I have instructions for that.
OK, so you want to have wireless DCC via zigbee (why do you call... moreOK, so you want to have wireless DCC via zigbee (why do you call it xbee, are you only using the xbee brand name modules from Digi?)
It appears you want a servo out, but why would you not use the DCC decoder's servo outputs?
Why do you have a servo going into an ESC?
Why are you running the motor from an ESC instead of the DCC decoder?
How are you going to reconcile speed commands from DCC into signals that can go to either your xbee module and/or the DCC decoder?
Why do you have a relay connected to the motor? If this is for reversing, it's a bad idea, in fact having relays in trains is a bad idea period.
Not trying to give you a hard time, but most of this makes little sense to me.
1 guy working 2 guys exploring their posterior anatomy
Gee, sou... more1 guy working 2 guys exploring their posterior anatomy
Gee, sounds like the crews I see around here. I guess crews are crews no matter where you are.
The guy starts to fall, the chain saw whips upright, slices the fiber. I think it's ok to shoot people in WA if they do this.
We are nearing the end of the project...hoping to run her any da... moreWe are nearing the end of the project...hoping to run her any day now.
Yesterday the lettering was done by a professional sign painter...the type of guy who hand letters the stern of yachts.
here he is painting the "sizing" on. this is basically varnish with some white paint. We had a stencil made from the original lettering as a guide for the size and shape of the lettering. he is quite capable of doing without but we wanted to try to match the old style on the loco when she was in service on the WW&F Ry.
when the sizing was tacky, he laid on metal "leaf". The original Portland Company specs talked about aluminum leaf this is some modern alloy and vanishingly thin. it comes on a sheet of paper which is rubbed onto the sizing. the leaf sticks and the paper comes away.
here is the leaf stuck to the sizing.
he then rubs the letters with a cotton ball...maybe its wool, I didnt ask.
the rubbing works the metal leaf down onto the surface and removes the excess around the letter... less
Tom Ruby said:
I just use regular split jaw clamps on Sully's li... moreTom Ruby said:
I just use regular split jaw clamps on Sully's lift out bridge. Just loosen them, slide them back onto the rail and lift it out. To put it back, reverse the process.
That's a great solution for a bridge that only occasionally needs to be lifted. I have two that fit that category. I also have two that need to be lifted several times per session. For those the Hillman clamps were perfect when I was running track power and I still have them in place. Now that I'm 100% battery I could eliminate them and just devise a positive alignment system for the rails and leave the gap open. less
Shawn Viggiano said:
Daktah John said:
Nice! Now I have an... moreShawn Viggiano said:
Daktah John said:
Nice! Now I have another place to dump my sign scraps!!! See you in the spring with a trunk load
Thanks Jon Ill take whatever you have. I have a few more buildings to do.
You'll need a new out building to store it in :)