Well, when I spoke to Louis in person, he told me the truth. It ... moreWell, when I spoke to Louis in person, he told me the truth. It wasn't the answer I wanted, but I respect the fact that he told me the truth. As for his public misrepresentations and lies, what do you expect? I know of no business owner who is going to stand up in front of the world and say "Oh yes. My company will be out of business in 6 months." No, they want to put on a good game face, and try and make a few more dollars before the walls come crashing in.
As for Navin and Scott. I had my hopes that Scott could make it, and my doubts that he could. And Navin, I only spoke to him once or twice and..... He gives me an odd feeling. less
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http://www.elmassian.com/index.php?o... moreAt the bottom of this page:
I have my best attempt at explaining consisting. Since AirWire uses DCC commands, this applies, although I don't believe they support advanced consisting.
I am waiting to see if the new Slomo for the Lady Anne will work... moreI am waiting to see if the new Slomo for the Lady Anne will work on the Argyll engines. They do have the Slomo's for the Katie available. That makes the engine very controlable at slow speeds with no train in tow and much easier to control in manual mode as well. Let me know what you think of Reyauld's, never been there yet. Mike
Daktah John said:
I may own the only photograph of Ken at a trai... moreDaktah John said:
I may own the only photograph of Ken at a train event without a hat. I had to promise Ken I would stop posting it so he wouldn't come up and break my bumpers
If you need me to drive down there and break his legs/bumpers just say the word!
ok, yes, Jump might not be the best word. I did start, jus... moreok, yes, Jump might not be the best word. I did start, just didn't take pictures (I know the saying ... no pics, it didn't happen). Thus this post.
I have been doing some testing (gee, I guess I could have done this BEFORE this challenge started...there's one challenge - time management - you can't manage time, just what you do with it). I decided to make the top portion of the winery look like stucco....
The top half is the foam board/insulation board scuffed up with sandpaper - the bottom half smooth.
From left to right:Kilz primer/sealer spray, spackling, sand grout, hydro cement, latex paint ....I'm going with the middle one - sand grout, it seems the right color so all I have to do is seal it once it is applied and drys.
The platform is just about done - the glue is drying now....
Once the glue is dry, I'm going to coat it with latex paint and then hope the weather warms up enough so I can spray some brown paint on it - then a wash of indian ink (black) to highlight the carved in bo... less
Nice work Devon, you are tearing it up this year. Love the be... moreNice work Devon, you are tearing it up this year. Love the bear grass and that rock wall is impressive. The cool part is I know the whole look and feel of it will change when the snow goes down.
Jerry Barnes said:
Finally got warm enough-barely to get them ou... moreJerry Barnes said:
Finally got warm enough-barely to get them out for a test run. Only track power units I have(that are not DCS), so had to fiddle around some. The two run nice and smooth , and no there is no sound, doubt I'll bother.
David Maynard said:
The washers show so plainly in the above pic... moreDavid Maynard said:
The washers show so plainly in the above pictures because the track has not been ballasted yet, once ballasted they blend in surprisingly well.
I’m thinking that I won’t use any additional ballast for the track just the dirt base.
So, the washers will be so plainly visible forever then?
It's easier to fill and compact the dirt on the tables and in the ladders before the track is added, after the track is installed then the remaining dirt fill (ballast) can be added compacted and smoothed. The above pictures are before the final "ballast" work has been done. Perhaps I should have said earlier that I wouldn't be using a separate/different rock ballast instead of saying "additional" ballast.
There now, that should be clear as mud
Which the whole railroad is right now
Shawn Viggiano said:
Did I mention I loved it? As always l... moreShawn Viggiano said:
Did I mention I loved it? As always love it. Enjoyed the blooper at the end. Glad im not the only one with the accidents. We missed out on the snow here.
Double Rainbow but still a great original post !
again, depending on the track voltage you wish to have for full ... moreagain, depending on the track voltage you wish to have for full brightness, worst case I'd use 2 LEDs in parallel fed by a CL2, BUT I would think you want more than 2 LEDs in a car.
So, you can use a single bridge rectifier per car, therefore the current consumption is going to be more than 20 ma...
"but since you only need 20 miliampres,"
the recommendation to use a 1 amp bridge is a good one, but because you will most likely need at least 40 milliamps, most likely 60, not 20 milliamps. (just a nit picking correction, still nowhere near one amp)
I am using Goop. A brand new tube doesn't string like partly dri... moreI am using Goop. A brand new tube doesn't string like partly dried out Goop, but it does have some drying time. So I plant my butt in front of the TV, and glue during commercials.
Devon Sinsley said:This is Eric's thread not "the remind Devon a... moreDevon Sinsley said:This is Eric's thread not "the remind Devon about all he hasn't finished" thread. We already have enough of those.
Devon, and you started most of them........
I was reading a back issue of NGSLG (Nov/Dec 2001) and saw an ar... moreI was reading a back issue of NGSLG (Nov/Dec 2001) and saw an article on a film-making project that addressed the restoration of a very old steam-powered sawmill. So I went hunting for Sturgeon's Sawmill on YouTube, and found this short film. It may or may not be the one from the article, I'm not sure because of the lack of credits. There are many other YT vids about the same place now, but this is high quality. Anyway, the place is really amazing, I'd sure love to visit it.
Here's the mill's web site,http://www.sturgeonsmill.com/
Looks like fun Pete,
Will the Roy Woods loco... moreLooks like fun Pete,
Will the Roy Woods loco run more slowly?
Diamondhead was fun. I had to leave before the cajun lunch and entertainment which was a bummer. Also it is quite a drive and I'm accustomed to flying. Next year it could be possible to start with Cabin Fever then go to DH, both in one week. We'll see how I feel when it gets closer. Some friends are talking about going by train. Another adventure.
John Passaro said:
John Caughey said:
Use your spare door on the... moreJohn Passaro said:
John Caughey said:
Use your spare door on the other end and make it a drive through.
Pull it out back to clean out the smoke box.
J.C., I think that's just brilliant! Never would have thought of that.
Devon, I think it's worth extending the track, for sure.
When I say I never would have thought of that, I'm not kidding: sheepishly admitting my pathetic locomotive ignorance, I didn't know what a smokebox is, didn't know why it would have ash, and didn't know it had to be emptied. But....now......thanks to internet, now that I know what it is, I can see where it gives me excellent visual story-telling possibilities.
Methinks it's a matter of priorities; you opted to be normal and I followed the life of an artist, lived and worked in Laguna Beach making jewelry... wait a sec, you paint! Ah er um oh yeah, youse gots family, while I be the Great Uncle!
I scoured train mags and learned more a... less
The reason for noting to have the hood open is that when a lead ... moreThe reason for noting to have the hood open is that when a lead acid battery charges it gives of hydrogen gas. Even though it is a maintainer there will be gas produced when it goes into trickle/charge cycle. If you are parking it outside and you remember to raise the hood to air it out for a minute before starting you shouldn't have any problems. I did that on my wife's spare car we kept at her mom's house.