Dennis, for some reason, the default volume level on the rod cla... moreDennis, for some reason, the default volume level on the rod clank is always too high to me too.
The QSI has 32 channel sound, one channel is the rod clank and it's volume is settable individually, by a CV or you can "burn it into the flash memory"
Anybody have one of the Corgi or even original Bassett Lowke liv... moreAnybody have one of the Corgi or even original Bassett Lowke live steam moguls that needs a new home? I so wanted one of the crimson LMS versions when Corgi reissued them around the year 2000ish.
Yes the fact that you/we don’t have to visit Cal... moreHi Chuck,
Yes the fact that you/we don’t have to visit California anymore is a big factor and this from a fourth generation native. Nough said!
We did downsize to a one acre lot with house and shop building. A smaller house which is working out great after the remodel but trying to move all the stuff from a barn, shop, garage, garden shed, and train building into a 26 X 30 shop has been challenging to say the least. In fact it can’t be done we have a 24 X 30 metal carport building on order and are adding 10 feet to the back of the shop for a train building.
The railroad will be going back up but will probably be a while yet before we get a good start on it. I will probably post a log on its progress on the site once we get started. You know that you and Chris are welcome to visit anytime, just let us know when.
Retirement is a whole new life style it seems to take some time to adjust to it. For instance it took me almost two days; my wife on the other hand se... less
Hi Todd,I just was looking at the combo machines on line and wen... moreHi Todd,I just was looking at the combo machines on line and went out into my shop and I came up with the same conclusion. So a separate mill and lathe are the best way to go. I like very much having the variable speed on my machines. My mini lathe is a 12" Grizzly and there have been times when using a chuck or a live center in the tailstock that a 12" lathe is not long enough. I sold my 10"/36" South Bend lathe years ago when I went back on active duty with the Army. I have been kicking myself about selling it ever since!!! I had cases of tooling for it with quick release, stand and other stuff. It was a flat belt machine with the motor hanging out the rear. It was over 4,000 pounds that I shipped to the new owner.When I bought the mini lathe I thought to myself that it was a toy, but it was a good size to do most of the work that I was into. I'm not a machinist by a long shot, but I've used lathes and milling machines all my life as a mechanic in both military and civilian jobs. Having built a transfer t... less
Nice video and cool subjects. The lincoln car is neat and the Le... moreNice video and cool subjects. The lincoln car is neat and the Leviathan is super sweet. They really knew how to spruce up the engines back then.
I looked at mine, and the front truck is a rigid truck, its not ... moreI looked at mine, and the front truck is a rigid truck, its not sprung like the other Delton trucks I have. It also has electrical pick ups on it, with a black and red wire screwed to the underside of the truck. If it had been a typical Delton truck, I would have offered you a set of Delton trucks. But it is unlike the spare trucks I have. So maybe Bachmann truck would work out better.
One thing about LEDs, that I have discovered. The output pulses ... moreOne thing about LEDs, that I have discovered. The output pulses from a decoder can cause a colour shift on coloured LEDs. I put a yellow one in for the headlight on my F7, but it looks kind of green when the locomotive is running on DCC. Running on DC, the LED is yellow.
One good thing about these suburban Denver developments is that ... moreOne good thing about these suburban Denver developments is that most people are within 5 minutes of a grocery store and 10-12 minutes from places like Home Depot, Walmart and the like. And in Matt's case, as consolation for the small yard and 4 lane road just over the fence, he has gorgeous mountain views.