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    • March 17, 2017 10:10 AM EDT
    • Vincent, don't feel bad. Mine doesn't matter neither.

    • March 17, 2017 9:11 AM EDT
    • Fred Mills, BSc, (Sd, ss) said:

      "Too soon to evaluate".....egads; it's been almost 3 months, and still no-one seems to be ready to evaluate.....

         

      Back on page 1 from June of 2016 is when I gave my eveluation of the new LGB product... I guess my opinion doesnt matter.

    • March 16, 2017 7:43 PM EDT
    • Fred, my Olomana has many hours of run time on it, and its doing fine. That is the only "new" LGB item I have.

    • March 16, 2017 6:10 PM EDT
    • "Too soon to evaluate".....egads; it's been almost 3 months, and still no-one seems to be ready to evaluate.....

         

    • January 25, 2017 7:29 PM EST
    • As far as I could remember from my childhood days along side a railroad track, Phoenix got it right.

    • January 25, 2017 6:47 PM EST
    • Sure sounds to me like they are trying to mimic a "Hit and Miss" motor.

    • January 25, 2017 10:13 AM EST
    • Boy that's some tapping going onnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    • January 24, 2017 4:56 PM EST
    • LGB Speeder Battery Powered https://youtu.be/QlzCiacQf6U

      When I disassembled the motor block to remove the sliders, i noticed LGB has made 2 significant design changes. The first being a much more robust contact strip between the axles and the sliders. The second change is the addition of separate bearing journals similar to USAT except theirs are made of some type of plastic. I'm assuming they would be part of the replacement wheel assembly and solves the problem of worn motor blocks.

    • January 24, 2017 7:14 PM EST
    • You like seeing unfinished projects under a layer of dust?

    • January 24, 2017 5:34 PM EST
    • Well, I'd rather not be, like to see what some others did with their kits.

    • January 24, 2017 4:30 PM EST
    • Than you are in an very exclusive group there Jerry.

    • January 24, 2017 12:10 PM EST
    • Rob Fern(he developed the A unit and the KM) was wondering if anyone else had finished up a Shark or not. I said I had not seen any pictures of any of it or the KM on any forums. Anyone aware of any completed ones out there?  He did about 25 castings of each kit. He said mine is the only kit he's seen finished, besides his.

    • January 20, 2017 6:59 AM EST
    • Great looking pair Jerry. They do look sweet on the rails. 

    • January 19, 2017 11:24 PM EST
    • Thanks for the kind comments. Jonathan(the kit maker) deserves a lot of the accolades.

    • January 19, 2017 1:42 PM EST
    • Jerry, what a great job you've made of those two units!  Congratulatements!

       

      tac

      OVGRS

    • January 18, 2017 7:16 PM EST
    • Jerry 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.

       

      NICE!

    • January 18, 2017 7:08 PM EST
    • Burl,

        this kit was made by a different guy in the UK. He used laser cut pieces to put it together, not sure of all the details. Had some build pix he sent but can't seem to find them. Next time I tear into it I'll send some pix.  He has an amazing support structure inside it.  I can't seem to find the ones I took.   Rob Fern did the A unit, it is a one piece casting he had done from the master he made.

    • January 18, 2017 3:51 PM EST
    • I don't suppose you have any pictures of the inside, before you put it together? I have been fascinated with how he's making one-piece bodies since you built the A unit.

    • January 18, 2017 3:14 PM EST
    • 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.