Joe - can you send some photos of the laser cutter - especially ... moreJoe - can you send some photos of the laser cutter - especially any controls and connections. That would help us to figure out what you have.
Ok, I mistyped. I is not ah typist, nor ah Engalish major, or mi... moreOk, I mistyped. I is not ah typist, nor ah Engalish major, or minor, for that matter. Well I guess I had better pack and start drivin ta York.
" Rooster " said:Like John hoping to make Kens run in April but ... more" Rooster " said:Like John hoping to make Kens run in April but looks like I won't make the show this year myself.
What?! You mean I saved you all this worthless Amtrash stuff for nothing? You better be there, mister!
Edited because I can.
Mike, I am going to pass on this car for now.. Thank You for pos... moreMike, I am going to pass on this car for now.. Thank You for posting the pictures of the car. If you still have it down the road I may get it then.......
I figured it out! I went into Edit Spur. It gives you the option... moreI figured it out! I went into Edit Spur. It gives you the option of excluding routes or trains for set outs or pick ups. I excluded my "Switcher" train from pick ups at the spur. Now it will only do set outs. I can clear the yard track, provided space is available on the spur, and it will not move anything from the spur to the yard track.
Since the exclusion is defined by train, I can create another Switcher train if I want both pick ups and set outs.
I am a nerd...
About a year ago, my wife picked up a ... moreLooks nice, Jerry.
About a year ago, my wife picked up a Gas Station model kit in 1/24, from AMT. It came with just 3 walls and a partial roof, so it could be displayed and show everything inside. I was going to add the fourth wall, and complete the roof, to use on my layout, but lost interest. Now I have something to look forward to as yours is very appealing.
It seems no one took the time to let them know about the b... moreIt seems no one took the time to let them know about the broken link links to the 'installation manuals' till recently ;
"Doug, Thanks for the info on our user guide link. It appears they became broken with our recent site upgrade. I’ll try and fix them this weekend. Attached is a copy for you to review.
Best regards, Gary Paulino TRAINTEK, LLC . . . . "
I can trash my reputation with oddball posts all by myself.
&nbs... moreI can trash my reputation with oddball posts all by myself.
Programmers never cease to aggravate me. They take something that is working fine, and add new "features" to it, so it doesn't work like it used to. Lately, I haven't been able to read some of my mail on my smartphone, because of the new features that came in the latest update. I don't give a spit about the new colour coding in my in box, I just want to see and be able to read all of my mail. What do I tell my boss when I don't respond to his email? Oh, your mail is colour coded so pretty that I cannot open it??! less
Rockwall Canyon Jeff said:Most G scale control systems automati... moreRockwall Canyon Jeff said:Most G scale control systems automatically switch the lighting with the direction of the locomotive.
That's the behavior that I don't like, which was the motivation for ripping it all out and starting from scratch.
I now have three functions: headlight, classification lights (white only), and number boards. Each function key cycles between three states (front, rear, off), and none is affected by the direction of movement of the engine. I may set it up so the number boards chase the headlight, but can still be controlled independently so I can leave them on with the headlight off.
I'll put up a video next week. I've just landed in Denver, where I'll board the California Zephyr tomorrow morning for Emeryville! less
David Maynard said:Devon Sinsley said:
Trains magazine (investig... moreDavid Maynard said:Devon Sinsley said:
Trains magazine (investigative reporting, you be the judge?) http://trn.trains.com/railroads/abcs-of-railroading/2006/05/booster-units
From here we see that "booster" locomotives include both B units and calves. Both powered with prime movers and controlled from the cab model it is paired with. This was my understanding. Slugs are non powered with prime movers.
Nudge to John if we can agree that the folks at Trains have anything to say about it.
Ah, slugs get their electrical power from the the A unit, they do not have prime movers.
John Bouck said:Devon, Calves and B units do have prime movers and traction motors. They are controlled by the attached locomotive. And with remote controls, can move by themselves. Slugs do not have prime movers and cannot move unless they are connected to a locomotive equipped with a prime mover.
Well John....that's mostly true. But a friend of mine told me about an occasion when they came back from lunch to find that the... less
If he wants to see a Sammie without the body. I have my new seco... moreIf he wants to see a Sammie without the body. I have my new secondhand one in pieces. He also has every upgrade from Roundhouse. I highly recommend a Sammie over everything else. Between the build quality, copper vs a brass boiler and the long term support from Roundhouse make Sammie the best choice in my opinion. The Sammie that I got has the crosshead with combination lever upgrade, clip on cylinder covers, pressure gauge, water gauge, water top up valve and a Summerlands Chuffer. He also bought the Walschaerts valve gear kit that I am going to try to adapt to the model as soon as it arrives(coming in seperate package). These upgrades can be bought at anytime as train funds permit. But even in slip eccentric form, its one heck of a bargain for an engine. Has the standard Roundhouse slide valve cylinders over piston valve or oscillating cylinders. They just are not run in on steam for 12 hours that you get on a Classic model. So you get to do that as the new... less
I agree that securing the track at 3 ft. intervals gives a... moreGreg,
I agree that securing the track at 3 ft. intervals gives a little wiggle room for expansion. It's worked well for the last ten years, and yes, it is pleasant here in Pleasanton.
John Passaro said:
I'd seriously consider cutting i... moreJohn Passaro said:
I'd seriously consider cutting in a great big double door on one of the sides and I'd keep the doors open at all times to show off that spectacular interior framing....too good to hide if you ask me.
Thank you, David - Yes, they can be made in other scales. It's j... moreThank you, David - Yes, they can be made in other scales. It's just a matter of re-scaling the design file at the time of printing. If you or anyone else needs some, please drop me a line. I'll respond with some PDFs of the windows & doors.
Pricing is $5 (Canadian dollars) per unit in 1-29. $5.25 in 1-24 and $5.50 for 1-20.3 plus $10 flat shipping rate.
My biggest "gripe" with Facebook is the "crap, where did I see t... moreMy biggest "gripe" with Facebook is the "crap, where did I see that?" aspect. I see something cool, but can never seem to find it when I go back to looking for it later. (Yeah, I know you can "save" things, but even that gets tedious after a fashion.) I belong to a fair number of large scale and On30 groups on Facebook, so it's not always the easiest thing to remember which of those groups I saw what I'm looking for.
That having been said, I created a Facebook page for my On30 railroad so I can easily chronicle its construction. I upload photos and captions to an album on that page, then I can share that album with the various groups who may find it of interest. Folks don't necessarily have to "like" or "follow" my page specifically, because it's essentially on-line photo storage with an easy means of distribution. If, however, I ever want to look up a photo to reference either on Facebook or elsewhere (like here), I can quickly go to my page, find the appropriate album, and copy the URL for the photo to ... less
Today, after work, and going potty, and changing my clothes, I d... moreToday, after work, and going potty, and changing my clothes, I discovered the track crew was starting on the spring rehab of the railroad.
So right now we are ahead of schedule. The rehab doesn't usually start until AFTER the ECLSTS. But when the sun went below the treeline, the cold wind put a stop to the track-work for today.
Tom Morrow, my foreman, pointed out to me something he had discovered. I had purchased some used Aristo stainless 8 foot track at auction, for repairs and such. Some of the track has AML ties on it. He showed me the difference in the Aristo ties and the AML ties.
To my eye they look close enough, so I had Tom put the AML ties in the pile of new ties. When we have broken ties that need replaced, we will use some of the AML ties as well as the Aristo ones we have. less
Stan Cedarleaf said:
Hi Andy...... When I first read the p... moreStan Cedarleaf said:
Hi Andy...... When I first read the post headline, I was a bit concerned about this undertaking.
It's my understanding that Memphis is 257 miles or so south of Nashville.. You're a few miles south of Nashville so it's probably closer to 253. Laying all that G gauge track is going to take great effort and then you'll need to walk along side the trains all the way, have battery charging stations every few miles and places of rest and refreshments.
You might consider moving up to 7 1/2 inch "Ride-On" gauge so you could at least sit in the control car and have the locomotive powered by the gas engines pulling the trains. That way, you could run the track through towns on the way to Memphis and "gas up" as needed. Although, you may have quite a bit of gas.
Anyway, just a thought. Just thinking of your well being. Have fun with the project....
Stan, trust me, there are some days that I really believe... less