So I was able to move all of my work benches out of the layout r... moreSo I was able to move all of my work benches out of the layout room. which now opens a large area for me to put another loop of track.
The 27 and 75 mhz TE have 5 different momentum settings.
After a... moreThe 27 and 75 mhz TE have 5 different momentum settings.
After a receiver reset, I just hit the C key and then the C key again on the 27 (black) transmitter.
It is 3 key depressions on the 75 mhz unit and the HOTE manual explains it best.
A question about what would the weight of an 0-4-0 steam loco sh... moreA question about what would the weight of an 0-4-0 steam loco should be.
I have an LGB Stainz loco that weighs about 2Kg but an LGB "Shorty" loco that weights in at a rail crushing 3.5Kg.
Both are battery powered with the same electronics and battery capacity, but every time I run them the "Shorty" runs out of power first I ran them with identical wagons for the purpose of testing.
I am assuming that the extra 1.5Kg is causing the motor to draw to much out of the battery and am considering removing some more weight (I took some out when I converted to battery power).
What is the average weight that others use on small shunting type locos? less
It's always been a source of amusement that people in the UK rej... moreIt's always been a source of amusement that people in the UK rejected the government idea of carrying ID cards ..... yet give away personal details to the world on Farcebook and Twatter and at the same time they wear ID badges for work
There is an old Yorkshire (UK county) saying "There's 'nowt so queer as folk...."
Not as crazy as an actual working ACI scanner...but I did make a... moreNot as crazy as an actual working ACI scanner...but I did make accurate ACI tags for some of my Microsoft Train Sim equipment. So that might be a little crazy
I just finished hooking up all my building l... moreLooks great!
I just finished hooking up all my building lights today. I even added lights to my Texaco billboard. Should have taken a night shot. I'll see if I can find my tripod, otherwise the photos will be kinda blurry.
Did some night photos last year. Photo link 1, Photo link 2, Photo link 3
OK here are some more pictures of the inner loop that I promised... moreOK here are some more pictures of the inner loop that I promised. The first picture shows the double crossover and the start of the inner loop. Then the following pictures show the progress up the loop, over the bridge, through the cutout, and over the tunnel.
Tonight I completed the down hill straight section in the next picture. The second picture shows the lattice I had to remove so that I could remove some old 4x4 posts from the original layout. Tomorrow I'll re-install the lattice and hopefully continue laying track until we reach the tunnel. We're getting closer. less
The Airwire G3 operates on frequencies 0-16 for a total of 17. &... moreThe Airwire G3 operates on frequencies 0-16 for a total of 17. The new drop-in's also have that capability. Frequencies can be changed from the transmitter. No need for physical access to the decoder.
Great pic Vic, haha!
Our neighbor's epic reenactment lasted till... moreGreat pic Vic, haha!
Our neighbor's epic reenactment lasted till 11:00pm, with hi-flying fireworks completely illegal in MD (where sparklers are considered hazardous).
Nevertheless, I echo Ray's sentiment, and happy Independence Day to all. And may the 'independence' bit of that remain for our kids and grandkids!