Such a deal I am for you! I have a large plastic Ziploc bag full... moreSuch a deal I am for you! I have a large plastic Ziploc bag full. I do not know who made which ones, but I will try to match you at least 13 sets.
Cannot do until tomorrow, but I call dibs!
I have a 3 truck shay and it is such a cool machine. ... more I have a 3 truck shay and it is such a cool machine. I bought mine used and it had issues with the plug to the tender so I fixed it best I could then built a tote for it so I wouldn't have to separate each time the loco went out for run.
In my opinion the plugs that are hard to access is a weak spot in the design. Otherwise what a great loco. Mine also has factory sound which is pretty good. I don't use DCC so I am missing out on the sounds that are possible.
Most of my track curves are 8 and 10 foot diameter but I have a horseshoe curve of 5' and the 3 truck shay makes it through without issues going both ways. I also have a Bachmann 2-6-6-2 and that one also will make it but only if the track is level.
The one place I do have a problem with it is when it heads out of my main yard through a Aristo WYE switch and the weight of the engine pushes the track gauge apart over the points and it falls into the switch.
Yeah thanks John. This just goes to show why I think having thes... moreYeah thanks John. This just goes to show why I think having these puzzles incorporated into the layout will be a great addition. Since I can't have a giant empire the more interest I can put into the operations the more fun I will have with it and others coming to visit. A person can spend an hour just playing with the puzzles. My layout will likely only be able to run 1 or two trains out on the mainline at a time. With the puzzles there could be as many as 4 people operating.
Size is a consideration. If I were to design them for full size 1:20 locos and full size box cars they would be huge. But this shows with small cars an a switcher they can be quite compact. I plan to have special cars for each puzzle and some smaller locos on hand for when people visit to work the puzzles while others can be running ops on the the larger layout. If designed right the puzzles can be operated as stand alone while others can run on the larger layout, or for a regular ops session larger cars can be put at the puzzle loc... less
They're runn... moreSean McGillicuddy said:
Were are the Trains?
They're running. Just not today..... it's raining. I have been running some small engines while I work. Usually, my trusty garage sale Aristo 0-4-0. Having something running around making noise while I work is awesome. I know that the stock sound system in the Aristo 0-4-0 has taken a lot of criticism over the years (not from me), but I look forward to hearing it chugging along while I dig dirt and lay retaining wall.
If anyone is interested in a caboose to staying in for a day or ... moreIf anyone is interested in a caboose to staying in for a day or two while in Durbin, here is the website.
The surface mounted ones at Trainli are much smaller than the on... moreThe surface mounted ones at Trainli are much smaller than the ones pictured above.
I tied 2 together in parallel yesterday and they increased in resistance at 5 1/4 amps.
I used a visaton FRS5 speaker in my LGB forney, and are availabl... moreI used a visaton FRS5 speaker in my LGB forney, and are available in 8 ohm, round or square plus can handle a peak 10 watt/4 watt average.
14.95 at Trainli.
If you have a DCC system, just place the engine on a DCC track.
... moreIf you have a DCC system, just place the engine on a DCC track.
My test track has an on-off switch and a 30 ohm resistor in series with the track. Limits current to under 1 amp but I can still address decoders.
DC only would have front and rear lights on and a buzzing motor with no motion.
DCC version would just sit there and never have both front and rear lights on at the same time.
Also, LGB decoders can be reset with cv 55 set t0 55. (cv 8 would be 123 for Massoth/LGB)
Thanks for posting those pictures, Bruce. Yep, that was on... moreThanks for posting those pictures, Bruce. Yep, that was one of those trips to remember. Thrown together with just a, "Yeah, we can do that".
Jan and I had already walked the track, but to ride it on a speeder was "over the top"! That trip also included the "Spencer Car Shops" and "The Cradle of Forestry". You've got to put those locations right up there with Cass, EBT and any railroad in Colorado.
I know that anyone can claim anything on the Internet and it mea... moreI know that anyone can claim anything on the Internet and it means nothing unless they back it up. I also know that no one can hear the sound of the 075 over their computer monitor, unless that's what they listen to on their computer.So if a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video is worth a vocabulary. This shows the Behringer 61-band RTA running pink noise, with and without my slant plate assembly on a JBL 075 ring radiator (tweeter). The microphone was set on-axis 1 meter from the tweeter. You can see as the plate is added/removed and results on the RTA.This is through the crossover with a frequency of ~7,500 Hz. The midrange is turned off so as not to confuse the reading for the tweeter.The tweeter displays the typical 075 hole just about 9kHz with a 10kHz peak and just above that creating a step. The hole removes inteligibility and the peak/just above give the tweeter that "In your face" sound that is fatigueing over time/in no time.Note that when the plate assembly is added, the 10kHz and just above pe... less
I looked up First Choice motors, better than average... moreDan,
I looked up First Choice motors, better than average quality motors it seems and they suggest all there offerings use ball bearings verses sleeve bearings (which are bushings effectively). Sounds like the old guy got hosed to me. Out here in California you file complaint with Contractors State License Board.
I've probably changed out several hundred condenser fan motors in my youngers days as an HVAC. Bottom line is even the cheaper motors work fine for years, to suggest the First Choice motor was junk and should be replaced prior to failure is wishful thinking at best!
great idea Ken, easy to access if repairs are needed too. Looks ... moregreat idea Ken, easy to access if repairs are needed too. Looks like you should have little problem of plants not getting water, unless a critter gnaws on a hose
Yes, I agree, your work is excellent. Back in June, my wif... moreYes, I agree, your work is excellent. Back in June, my wife and I spent a few days in Quebec City, Quebec. In one of the shops, the owner had dioramas of battle fields dating from Roman times to the present. I particularly liked his WWI scenes. I'm finding that that era has become rather interesting to me.
It has been over a year since I have gotten any no... more It has been over a year since I have gotten any notifications when I am in the forums.
Is there any way I can find out why they are being blocked? It is impossible to keep with with messages on the list.
It is actually nice to be able to get back to work ... more It is actually nice to be able to get back to work repairing buildings! I just about finished repairing a log cabin I bought from Bob Toohey who used to run Fairplex.
I should have it finished and back on the layout on Wednesday.
A cousin of mine gave me his long deceased father'... moreHi Gentlemen,
A cousin of mine gave me his long deceased father's collection of Model Railroader, Railroad Model Craftsman, Trains, and a smattering of other magazines from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. The MRs date into the 1930s. The magazines are a hodgepodge of years. I'm not going to take the time to catalog all these, but I will post a photo of what I've got, arranged in piles by titles. It is FREE to whomever is trying to flesh out his library--just pay shipping, via Media Mail. If you only need a few issues, I am good with that too.
Contact me offline.
Dave QueenerKnoxville, TN(865) 280-2882 less
Love it! That was a great teaser for the 10th. &nbs... moreLove it! That was a great teaser for the 10th. I'm finally back on my Ruby bash project and can't wait to have an RC steamer in my hands. You make it look so fun. I'm betting you could have got away pulling that same train with just one of those Locos, but it sure looked good with two.
Yep, when you said it Paul, I realized I had the names reversed.... moreYep, when you said it Paul, I realized I had the names reversed. Grandpa is "results oriented"? Who'd a thunk?
We always hear that the youth aren't interested, but if you give them a throttle - the interest is sparked.
[B]Coming September 17th, 2016, Wichita Area Garden Railway Soci... more[B]Coming September 17th, 2016, Wichita Area Garden Railway Society's 19th Annual Garden Tour[/B]
Visit 6 different lines in the Wichita, KS metro area. The layouts run from a layout that resides in an area that's in about 6'x6' area to a new layout that wraps around a house from the front porch to the back porch that has 2 intersecting loops, a pond and roads. One of the stops will have a portable steam layout along with a line in the backyard.
The Gene Spear Garden Railway at Wichita's Botanical Gardens (Botanica) is once again on the tour. Your immediate family will get free admission to Botanica during the tour with a free Railpass that must be picked up at the other layouts on the tour.
The tour runs Saturday, Sept 17th from 10am through 5pm (no rain date). The tour is free to the public. Be aware that all layouts (except Botanica) are not necessarily handicapped accessible.
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Devon.... what can I say ?
Thank you very much for your kind com... moreDevon.... what can I say ?
Thank you very much for your kind comments.
It is very gratifying to receive accolades from fellow modelers.
I very much appreciate your comments and your criticisms.Always room for improvement a little each day.
Again, thank you very much.
Wendell Hanks said:
One of our inside story contributors, Vic Sm... moreWendell Hanks said:
One of our inside story contributors, Vic Smith, noted in another topic thread:
"Considering Bachmann has shelved the Spectrum line, USA is in a holding pattern along with everyone else. With Crest closing and the sluggishness of the G market, I'm not surprised either. "
Any further information on Bachmann's G Spectrum line and their plans?
Does this mean termination of their "G Spectrum" Shays, and assorted Spectrum steamers? How long before this termination, to whatever degree it is, shows up at TRAINWORLD or anyone still carrying Bachmann G in any quantity?
I wonder if Bachmann mfg. has a sizeable backlog of product in their warehouse. My guess is the ever present three-truck Shay that listed for $1,300 and is available for under $400 is because of an excess.
Spectrum has not been terminated (yet). Kader has sidelined any further new Spectrum line production due to unsold NOS still sitting in the warehouses in China. I suspect the Big H... less
Wow, that's very encouraging guys. I truly mean it. Thanks Ken, ... moreWow, that's very encouraging guys. I truly mean it. Thanks Ken, David, Korm, Saen.
And thanks for the thanks Rooster.
Not to be too dramatic about it, but this garden rr'ing thing has been (for 8 years now) my antidote for over-focus on job (workaholism). But, the hobby is only as good as I can keep up with. More importantly, my wife must be at peace with it, and motivated to participate. The latter is happening gradually, via the gardening aspect. And you can bet I'm trying to enable that. So even though we were married in '84, we're seeing this hobby as a very helpful get-together element in our relationship after all these years.
Consequently, everything on my RR has been very slow in the creation, to put in place the features I think we'll need in the future. Features for watering, storing, hauling, etc.
So thanks for understanding folks, that means a lot.