Daktah John said:
David Maynard said:
Yes, it is. But don't all ... moreDaktah John said:
David Maynard said:
Yes, it is. But don't all wheels look alike?
Not really. He has wheels listed for $15/axle and others for $6/axle. I'd like to know the difference.
I was kidding. It looks like the more expensive ones are ball bearing wheels with electrical pick up.
Here is Frankie raising steam on my own railway this morning. &n... moreHere is Frankie raising steam on my own railway this morning. This is round 2, round 1 was a failure due to a servo arm coming loose causing me to loose full forward travel on the Johnson bar. I finaly figured out the technique to run Frankie on my railway. I must have 2 bar or higher on the pressure gauge. Even at 1.75 bar, Frankie will stall with the usual 3 or 4 coach consist I pull when he just clear the summit. But at 2 bar or higher, he can make the grade just fine, takes nearly full throttle, but he clears the summit with power to spare. The water bath(pain in the ass) is good for one boiler full of water, after that its cooled enough that trying to extend the run wont work, cant maintain steam pressure due to low gas pressure/ie cold water. I really need someone to rework Frankie to put the gas tank in the cab, this will require(I think) rearranging the servo set up for the throttle and move the receiver. Fighting with the gas/water bath and wanting to run in colder we... less
Thanks for all your replies, I just went down to the workshop an... moreThanks for all your replies, I just went down to the workshop and cut about 250 new ties at 7/16" x 3/8" x 4 1/8" for a first run to match the Accucraft ties and I'll use Korm's idea to install them leading up to and away from the turnouts. I have some Hartford ties that I checked and they measure the same as my first cuts and the SSVR ties, so I'm wondering where Accucraft obtained their dimensions? Any way thanks again.
Pete's right, The AMS rail I use on the rest of my layout ... morePete's right, The AMS rail I use on the rest of my layout doesn't work with the ME ties. I used rail from Switch Crafters with them and the old Llagas rail I have does as well. I just measured them both at 5mm.
Of interest is the 2016 edition of the annual publication L... moreOf interest is the 2016 edition of the annual publication Locomotive published by TRAINS magazine. This issue features "Los Angeles, one amazing Railroad town" -- an article/pictorial featuring a highly detailed visual Train-watchers Guide to Los Angeles. In the extensive article on the LA basin's railroading, there is also commentary on the Fullerton Station supported by the quote "Fullerton station, arguably the greatest train-watching place in the country..." We average over 120 trains daily.
The on site Fullerton Train Museum is a walk-through experience featuring vintage cabooses and two 1940s Lounge/Café and Dinning cars -in excellent condition. Visit us on the first and third Saturdays during our work time - 9-12 noon. Painters, woodworkers, cleaners, and electrically-focused helpers are always welcome during this three hour period twice a month. Our museum is at the Fullerton, CA, station on three sidings at the east end of the station. I... less
Of interest is the 2016 annual edition of Locomotive ... moreOf interest is the 2016 annual edition of Locomotive published by TRAINS magazine.
It features "Los Angeles, one amazing Railroad town" -- a article/pictorial featuring a Train-watchers Guide to LA. There is also commentary on Fullerton Station supported by "Fullerton station, arguably the greatest train-watching place in the country..."
It's a $10 publication, yet, worth the price.
Martin Sant said:
Thanks Michael, I can think of a dumb question... moreMartin Sant said:
Thanks Michael, I can think of a dumb question right off the bat here :) The butane. What do you use exactly and where do you get it?
I Google'd "web results for asian grocery store near Charlottesville, VA" Found a number of asian grocery stores within the area. This one looked very promising
Asian Grocery Store
1195 Seminole Trail
I'm installing Phoenix sound in an older version Bachmann Climax... moreI'm installing Phoenix sound in an older version Bachmann Climax. It will be DC powered and will use reed switches for triggering bell and whistle.
Can anyone tell me the best way to mount the reed switches. The instructions suggest mounting them on the brake rigging on the front and back of the rear truck. After some testing, I not sure that mounting them horizontally to the far left and far right on the brake beam will keep both the bell and whistle from triggering at the same time.
Is this going to be a problem when using the LGB track-mounted magnets? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Yes sir but yours is fantastic. I have saved pictures of it and ... moreYes sir but yours is fantastic. I have saved pictures of it and the real ones too. I have to stare closely to figure out which ones real. Only the grass around it gives it away.
So...... you need scale grass!
Nice looking building. Just remember if it is going to be ... moreNice looking building. Just remember if it is going to be out side, you need to protect the cedar wood from water! A good stain or water proofing material is to considered. I look forward to seeing your progress on finishing the building.
Noel Wilson said:
Joe Zullo said:
Huzzah! That's all we were all... moreNoel Wilson said:
Joe Zullo said:
Huzzah! That's all we were all saying. Glad you finally got it to work for you. Nothing has really changed, just as Bob was telling you all along.
Ok found there is a difference in frt sheds here.. Old frt shed, I fine the photo I want and hi-light the URL, right click and copy and paste it in the Image box. It works and goes in..
New frt. shed can't do the same hi light URL of a photo. Now have to right click on the photo and copy image location. There is a difference.
I go to another siite storage and like the old frt shed, just hi-light the URL and right click and copy. "copy and paste it." Then paste it on image box here. It been working ok and been doing that for years.
Now after Joe Z. show us the new way to do it, it is simple if know how. Again ...thanks for Joe Z walking us thru. less
Pete Thornton said:
Vic Smith said:
I have an old Big Hauler Cir... morePete Thornton said:
Vic Smith said:
I have an old Big Hauler Circus loco I picked up for $10, will the Annie chassis swap over on to it or should I just consider a replacement 'standard' drive chassis?
There are several threads about the swap. I believe the "Annie" has slightly different air tanks and some mods will be needed? Try a google search.
Well I was hoping for a simpler yes or no but , given Bmanns Annie replacement drive is only a few bucks more than the standard drive I figured might be worth giving it a whirl and go for the 'Upgrayedd" less
The reason I was thinking of the 5 volt regulator is I am th... moreTom
The reason I was thinking of the 5 volt regulator is I am thinking of using Blue Rail Trains in a couple of engines and the Groove Cube as a speaker for the Train sound (bells and horns) that come from the Blue Rail APP. So I was hoping to use one battery to power both the BL board and the Groove cube (with a 5 volt regulator + 2 diodes). The Li-ion Batteries that All-Battery have in the 11.1 to 14.8 range would work.
I just don't know how stable Lion batteries are, never used them.