David, I think you are thinking of the prime mover drives where ... moreDavid, I think you are thinking of the prime mover drives where there is a piece of foam under the gearboxes.
Jeff, I cannot quite picture "vibrating in parallel with the motor shaft"... can you describe it a bit differently?
Paul, they make the 1:29 product themselves.... they make their ... morePaul, they make the 1:29 product themselves.... they make their own molds, etc.
I do believe the only thing they don't make themselves is the metal rail, but they mold the tie strips.
It's a family owned company.
After my failed attempt to ... moreWell good news for the build,
After my failed attempt to print the decals I went to the pro. I worked with Stan to come up with a sheet of decals. I haven't received them yet but for what it was going to cost me for one set of vinyl for one loco, Stan is printing decals for three locos, three flat cars, three box cars, and one caboose. Can't wait to get them and get them on the loco so I can do some weathering and then it will be done except the guts.
I want to have it running by Sept (maybe if I set a deadline I will complete it) then I can maybe get a litte runing on some of the club members layouts before I have to put her away for winter. less
Hey Michael I would imagine so but with all things considered i ... moreHey Michael I would imagine so but with all things considered i don't have the owners manual and on the Accucraft website they only offer the manual for the live steam version- go figure... ha ha.
This is the charger that I currently use for the Li batteries- Going by the voltages printed on the charger, it looks like it would support those batteries?
But size and colour differences could also be explained. Differe... moreBut size and colour differences could also be explained. Different builders, and being built at different times could explain a size difference. And railroads tried somewhat to match their colours, but each batch of paint, bought in different parts of the country, didn't exactly match. So, unless the size difference is extreme, you can explain it all away.
I am using ElCheepo Christmas lights on my Malibu. The bulbs are... moreI am using ElCheepo Christmas lights on my Malibu. The bulbs are 3 volt bulbs, so I have to wire enough in series so that I put 3 volts or less to the bulbs. I prefer running them at about 2 volts. That gives a nice orange glow, like lantern light, and they should last a very long time that way. But since I bought strings of them at yard sales for like 50 cents a string, and even salvaged a few from the trash, I don't need to worry if a bulb or two burns out. I have a nice supply laid in.
found a bad spot on the inside mainline. Must be a hump where th... morefound a bad spot on the inside mainline. Must be a hump where the train climbs a hill and then levels off? Took out my Triplex for a big test to see just how many cars she could pull. Didn't get many attached as she keeps dropping them here. I'll need to feather out the incline and make sure the lead cars have body mounted couplers. It's a lot easier when you use pusher engines!!
Vinny, send back the gas adapter to Jay. Fill the gas up a littl... moreVinny, send back the gas adapter to Jay. Fill the gas up a little and use some soapy water and a small paint brush to soke all the fittings. If it bubbles you need to tighten the fittings. Sounds like you did not get the gas tank full. get a new adapter first. then go from there. don't give up yet. And make sure you dont block the air flow. you have an adjustment ring. Oh and maybe you have a clogged jet, Give me a call if you want more info.
No problem Pat, was trying to inject some humor into this somewh... moreNo problem Pat, was trying to inject some humor into this somewhat emotion charged thread. Hope you smiled!
And speaking of weather, we had clouds, and last night some rain! I had to run inside the house before the laptop shorted out!
Andy, I think what Fred is thinking is that each loco would work... moreAndy, I think what Fred is thinking is that each loco would work independently at the same time. That would take two throttles. If you just want to run 1 at a time then 1 throttle would do. And it doesn't have to be a Revolution system. Many R/C systems can work this way,.
Seeing that little movie reminds me that we are making a trip to... moreSeeing that little movie reminds me that we are making a trip to see the Hall-Oakes Lumber company in Dawson OR in a couple of weeks. Seems like it's the only steam-operated lumber mill left on the West Coast..
Really looling forward to it, us.
tac, ig, ken the GFT and the Sawdust in the Ears Boys