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    • November 14, 2017 9:20 PM EST
      • romeoville, illinois
         
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      I know what you mean about the big stuff I leave that to the pro's . I'm gonna get a working heating element dag nabbit ! I'm not gonna use a exposed glowing wire after seeing it start on fire. When I run my trains I want to relax and having a fire extinguisher next to me kinda doesn't work . However i'm trying something else . Below is a photo of a couple of clay molds . The wire is encapsulated in cement and i'm hoping these work , however if they don't I might get some store bought resistors and lower the voltage to the heater which of course will require a resistor .                                                                                          

    • November 15, 2017 1:38 AM EST
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      Mike, the key is run multiple heaters and don't run each one as hard.

      Run 2 resistors each at half the amps the single one.

      You will still make the same heat output total.

       

      Watts is watts.

       

      Greg

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at November 15, 2017 3:02 AM EST
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    • November 16, 2017 6:58 PM EST
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      I am a novice when it comes to circuits . I am using a 12 volt battery for power . Can you show me somehow the circuit to use to accomplish using multiple heaters and dropping the amps ?

    • November 16, 2017 7:14 PM EST
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      This ought to be good..... 

    • November 16, 2017 7:33 PM EST
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    • November 16, 2017 7:33 PM EST
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      Mikes House ^^^^^^^^^^^

    • November 16, 2017 8:02 PM EST
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      Your killin me .

       

    • November 16, 2017 8:16 PM EST
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      mike dorsch said:

      Your killin me .

       

      Would you please will me your trains before you are dead?

      I will take care of them and whore them up and follow your wishes  !

    • November 17, 2017 12:27 AM EST
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      I guess I should take a crash course in basic electronics. I love the nuclear electrical explosion . What could go wrong ?

    • November 17, 2017 12:43 AM EST
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      With all due respect for your life, fingers, and people around you... no.
      It ain't simple and many people have experimented and failed... these resistors are not intended to be heaters.
      I don't know why you are burning up the stock unit, which should last a while at 12 volts...
      I think you need to scale back your expectations... I think you need to ask Harbor Models what to do, and why you are blowing up the resistors.
      Greg
      p.s. if you come back and have learned volts, amps, watts, Ohms law, then I can tell you.
      mike dorsch said:

      I am a novice when it comes to circuits . I am using a 12 volt battery for power . Can you show me somehow the circuit to use to accomplish using multiple heaters and dropping the amps ?

       

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    • November 17, 2017 9:03 AM EST
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      I'll play around with it a little more and if I can get the heaters to last that will be great. If I can't then I still have a working "B" unit .

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