Greg, yes. But isn't it just so much easier to bury your head in... moreGreg, yes. But isn't it just so much easier to bury your head in the sand and pretend there isn't a problem, right up until the explosion?
No, I don't tend to play it that way neither. I guess its the "Mr. Fix It" in me.
Bob McCown said:
We've had an influx of new users recently, so I... moreBob McCown said:
We've had an influx of new users recently, so I was poking about in the logs and looking at various numbers. In the last 10 days we've had about a 15% increase in page views. Since the beginning of February we've added 13 new members. The most curious thing in the logs, and I went back a year to verify it, is that somewhere around 20% of the traffic here is access by non-bot, non-logged-in, non-members. i.e. We have a lot of people reading the site that are not members. Interesting.
Bob, I see that on the site I moderate. A bot or two, and some real people who aren't members. But I do the same thing. I search for something, and eventually I end up reading a forum somewhere on the topic. I don't become a member, because once I am done reading that topic, I may never come back. Or, I might. less
Yes, the signature needs to be saved in an odd place. I edit my ... moreYes, the signature needs to be saved in an odd place. I edit my signature and then when it doesn't show up I snoop around my profile page till I find the other place.
Articles are just that, articles. They aren't forum posts with the banter and derailing that happens in the forum. Unfortunately, every article that I went to read, was missing all of its pictures.
In my address bar there is a post ID number, although I have never paid much attention to it. So I guess there is a number to the post, for what good it does. less
The preferance is for geared, I have been offered a 3 cyl shay b... moreThe preferance is for geared, I have been offered a 3 cyl shay but that will not get around my lines curves, but very tempting. I want a logging look, even a rod engine I can deal with if it has or can have RC. Geared I can run manualy. Anybody ever manage to regear the Lumberjack successfuly like has been done in Europe? One of the Regner geared engines would be perfect since they can do my R1 curves with ease. Mike
"Go to website, account name and password need to be created.
Sc... more"Go to website, account name and password need to be created.
Screw that. I'll make the 50 mile round trip to the city instead."
1 - Is there a way to put a quote inside a box? I can't seem to find it in quick reply.
2 - Forrest, you are not alone. And it's good to know I'm not alone. I can only guess how many sites I've had to "join" in order to do one little thing, find out one bit of information. I write down my password on a post-it that gets lost over the years until I need it again. But that's okay...I don't remember the username I used there anyway. I guess I don't understand why the site doesn't know I'm not a robot or a troll, and I always behave myself. Anybody who knows me knows that. That's why I don't want to join their club and receive news of great sales.
3 - Am I terrrribly old fashioned if I keep my cookies turned off unless I know the site I'm visiting really, really needs it? Is it just because I usually only order ONE item that the site lets me skate without that precious cookie?
Ken Brunt said:
Sure beats all the wild fires they were having a... moreKen Brunt said:
Sure beats all the wild fires they were having a few years ago when we were there.
The hills above our house here in Burbank are beautiful and green right now, but..........in a matter of a few weeks we will start to see the typical warm weather of spring and the dry Santa Ana winds. The green hills will be brown with thick sage brush and the fuel for our famous hillside wildfires. That's just the way life is here in "paradise" :),
Yeah, that's the way the World is going... Big and bigger.... moreYeah, that's the way the World is going... Big and bigger... At least there are some guys out there still able to do custom stuff to meet the needs of the creative modelers.
Just had a gentleman who models New Haven in HO contact me for some "exact" size lettering for a high end brass model that was lettered with the wrong colors. There's nothing out in the commercial world to "fix it" so it has to be done "custom"... Makes the day challenging and fun... less
What a great challenge it was and as usual the entrants showed o... moreWhat a great challenge it was and as usual the entrants showed off their skills to come up with amazing builds such as Eric S and Dave T's outstanding structures.
We had structures from BBQ joints to Pretzels to wine, baked goods and a place to enjoy it all in "The Lamb and Clover" Irish Pub and another place in Todd's Gallows if things got way out of hand.
It just goes to show that we are a thirsty hungry bunch.
It was tough to decide on the best of the best but here goes.
#1 John Passaro He took a hodgepodge of materials and married them together so well in his engine barn.
#2 Devon Sinsley It was interesting to see how his snowshed developed into such a unique structure that is seldom modeled.
#3 Todd Brody for his downright crazy Gallows.
The Spirit of Mik award should go to Lou Luczu for his Pretzel Hut.
Well done to all and for those that did not finish keep up the good work and keep us posted.
Watch sound amp specs closely. I have a decoder that is sp... moreWatch sound amp specs closely. I have a decoder that is spec'd at 10 watts but to a 4 ohm load. When using a 8 ohm speaker one will never get the 10 watts!! more like half (5 watts.)
Of course 2 8 ohm speakers in parallel will give the total power output. KISS engines actually had places for 2 speakers in the electrics I worked on.
Tom, it could. But from what I have seen, the difference in pric... moreTom, it could. But from what I have seen, the difference in price between HO and large scale isn't as large as some people think it is. I wanted a set of passenger cars in HO, a particular kind of passenger car. I ended up spending $50 per car. And some of the new BLI steam locomotives, in HO, can cost around $500, give or take.
Pete, my plan for those type structures is to leave out the benc... morePete, my plan for those type structures is to leave out the benchwork in that section and build up a concrete block and compacted soil fill or light weight concrete fill a couple feet high and then build the heavy scenery on that. That's the plan anyway. At least right now, this minute. Check back with me in five minutes and it is subject to change.
Bob is correct in the part , if you decrease the air intake on a... moreBob is correct in the part , if you decrease the air intake on a backward incline fan the amp load will decrease, because less air results in less load.
Static pressure will increase slightly but BI fans do not increase load, like radial fans as they load up or higher staic pressure.
Radial fans or straight bladed fans, amp load, will increase with increased static pressure, or restrictions.
IMHO you are over thinking a simple task here, hook it up and lets start cutting. down draft only is beneficial in a vector mode, not
in raster mode. You will probably cut more vector, down draft and pulling horizontal will be needed, Is your vector table a honeycomb
type table or a pin type table. My large machine has a solid table with hold up pins for vectoring, but it is solid resulting in horizontal smoke
removal. Our small units are honey combed, which benefits in vector mode only.
Your makeup air will be close to the same as your clothes dryer.
Have fun less
I am sure I studied that some time ago, there are probably simil... moreI am sure I studied that some time ago, there are probably similarities...I use a cover wire armature bulk up,with aluminum foil the have at it with sculpy. I have practiced with heads first, I bake them hard then progress with a body, bake and add stuff, bake again...etc.
I am located in the ci... moreGentleman,
I am located in the city of Chatham, Ontario, Canada. My wife and I are getting ready to move into an apartment and due to my health, will be stepping away from the large scale hobby.
I am looking for someone close by to sell my trains to, and at a very reasonable price. As we are all aware, shipping can be hard on the wallet. I have no intention of recovering the money I have spent on this hobby which has given me great joy. My goal over the last 20 years has been to promote the hobby.
If you are located nearby I will be happy to send you a rough list as to what I have for sale. My web site, www.ckgrs.com, has photos of my layout. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. This includes everything, even the ballast, die cast cars and figures.
Regards, Dennis Brown less
Korm Kormsen said:
today, after only 18 days came my new cutter.... moreKorm Kormsen said:
today, after only 18 days came my new cutter. (at about $36 including postage)
thanks for the info again.
Cool! Have fun with it (and wear a mask--the fumes are nasty)
I was surprised how well the loco stuck on the flat car as it we... moreI was surprised how well the loco stuck on the flat car as it went around the G scale layout, I thought the loco would fly off, but no issues.
That Searails docksider with the cast brass shell would be the cat's meow for these layouts.
Cool, I would say that the "Aristo Socket" is like kindergarten ... moreCool, I would say that the "Aristo Socket" is like kindergarten for you ha ha!
We do some ultra wide band stuff, and moving it through connectors is fun to say the least.
Have fun and welcome to the forum!
I hope you continue to updat... moreDevon Sinsley said:
I hope you continue to update this thread as you finish it. This is going to be a very cool build. It already is. Keep sluggin away we want to see it
I've already tapered and assembled the 2nd set of arched quarry stones for the other side and have nearly complete imagineered plans for the inner arch. I need to do something else for the solution to come to me. It's skewed and I need to 'see' the fit. I'm also seeing the upper inner finish, but haven't the TaylorStones to complete the job, oh woe. The 315 may dictate when I can get more....
5 bridges ... The next will be making 2 feet of Garden Metal Models bridge ties and catwalk do in a 3.5' gap. Ah just enough of a distraction for my answers to come....
My guess is not over about 2.5 amps...
If you don't get an answe... moreMy guess is not over about 2.5 amps...
If you don't get an answer I'll pull one out this weekend...
the motors used are not the little toy motors, so I would hesitate to use an HO decoder.
Does your friend have one he wants to use, i.e. specific model?