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    • June 18, 2018 12:28 AM EDT
    • Nowadays, web sites are cheap to the point of being free.

       

      The domain has a private registration, i.e. someone pays extra to not reveal who owns it... interesting... so they have the money to pay extra on the registration but not the money to have a working website?

       

       

    • June 17, 2018 10:20 PM EDT
    • I got the "Forbidden" message too. I guess they do not want my business.

      Tom

       

    • June 17, 2018 3:03 PM EDT
    • David Maynard said:

      Gee, round here we wear them so the FBI and/or the CIA can't control our thoughts.

      Is that why?

      We just wanted to fit in...

    • June 17, 2018 2:14 PM EDT
    • Gee, round here we wear them so the FBI and/or the CIA can't control our thoughts.

    • June 17, 2018 11:11 AM EDT
    • Dennis

      They accept heads of cabbage, chickens or cords of firewood but not teenagers or angry cats. (you were warned my friend).

       

      Their website is a bust. I suggest giving them a phone call for real info. 402-493-3864

       

      Now shielding I understand...that is like the tin foil hats we wear here in New Mexico to keep the space aliens from controlling our dreams.

    • June 17, 2018 9:43 AM EDT
    • Thanks Boomer.

      Did they have any pricing info?

      I do recognize the ESP-01 for wireless module on the decoder, that does work well but not FCC certified, has no shielding.

       

    • June 16, 2018 12:25 PM EDT
    • Last week Dennis Cherry asked about a vendor he saw in the background of one of the pictures of the NGRC convention hall: Scaled Automation. Here is the answer.

       

      This sytem uses battery power in the engines and WiFi for control.

      I grabbed the four handouts they had at their booth and talked to them briefly. The company is out of Omaha Nebraska and is introducing a full line of plug in electronics to allow operation of engines and the complete layout from your computer.

      I tried to go to their website but got a "Forbidden, You are not authorized access to this site Boomer" message. Strange that it was personalized, but I have seen that before. Rather then me trying to relay their information I have photographed the handouts and posted them below. Peruse at your own risk....and as always, if you are killed or captured LSC will disavow all knowledge of your mission.

       

       

      I am an electronics caveman who barely understands Airwire. If you are foolish enough to ask me a question about this system I will give you a credible sounding but completely wrong answer.

    • June 9, 2018 8:47 PM EDT
    • Nice pics and welcome Bill

    • June 9, 2018 4:16 PM EDT
    • don't know what happened to the description on this but again: placed 2 AAA battery holder along with small slide switch purchased at RC hobby shop in clearstory of roof, 10mm x soft white LED's were installed on styrene rectangle tube and were powered by copper foil used to make stained glass windows with to limit wiring hanging down. Left one on by mistake and found it a week later still lit. If 1 wanted a more yellow light I have covered it with yellow from a highlighter. light on 

    • May 30, 2018 2:34 AM EDT
    • I have fitted a combine with a couple of strips of 12v  AMBER flexileds (3 leds per strip)  (the 3030 types as I find the 5050 types too bright.

       I connected them to a Lith 400 MAH PP3 via switch.  Works ok on 9v and I am not bothered about reharging  times spacing...

      Battery charged  via its own self contained socket from a Lappy via min/usb cable available for these batteries.

      Does for me.

    • May 29, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
    • Last September I posted about a new combine for my CC&R layout.  I incorporated an internal 14.8 volt 2600 mAh Li-ion battery hidden in the baggage compartment of the combine. A small switching regulator provides a constant 12 volt output for LED lighting.  I used three LEDs in series with a 150 ohm resistor.  A toggle switch under the floor turns the lights on and off.  The regulated 12 volts is routed under the floor to the rear of the combine to connect to following coaches.  Each coach will utilize three LEDs in series with a resistor, just as in the combine.  The regulated 12 volts will pass under the floor of the following coach to subsequent coaches.  In this manner, any number of connected passenger cars will be illuminated from the same battery.  Here is the link to the original post:

      http://largescalecentral.com/forums/topic/27343/a-new-combine-for-the-cc-amp-r

    • May 29, 2018 2:21 PM EDT
    • Maybe not suited for the cars described in this thread, but I think the following info. may be useful:

      A 9 volt type battery, though relatively large can be housed in a case (with an on-off switch) maybe located on the under side of a car.  The battery can then be removed for charging in a dedicated charger.

      With respect to using a Lithium-ion battery, I did an experiment using one packaged in a "9 Volt" case for the USA Trains Caboose.  The caboose is intended to have the user semi permanently install a pre-charged 9 volt Ni-Cad type battery.  Because the caboose includes a keep alive charging circuit meant for the Ni-Cad, I isolated the Li-ion battery with a diode and connected it externally to the caboose for the experiment - with maybe at a later date putting it in case under the car body.

      USAT Bay Window Caboose Li-Ion Battery Test

      Of course, the caboose only has the one rear flashing light, so the charge on the battery can last a long time.

      -Ted

    • May 29, 2018 10:53 AM EDT
    • Bruce Chandler said:
      David Palmeter said:
      "Bruce Chandler said:

      I've had very good luck with KJ Magnetics.   I've used them for lots of different projects and never been let down by the quality - first class all the way."

      Thanks! KJ has no minimum order, Total Element mentioned above only sells in larger quantities but prices are lower. I'll research both to get what I need.

      Never knew that;  probably a good thing as I would just order a few of many different sizes, just to try to figure out what might work.   Of course, if there was a minimum, I probably would have ended up with a lot more magnets in my collection.   The other cool thing about KJ is that they periodically send out emails about various magnetic projects.   Very fun.

      Thanks, just signed up for their mailings...

      I like the informative site, easy to see what you are going to get.

    • May 28, 2018 8:48 PM EDT
    • David Palmeter said:
      "Bruce Chandler said:

      I've had very good luck with KJ Magnetics.   I've used them for lots of different projects and never been let down by the quality - first class all the way."

      Thanks! KJ has no minimum order, Total Element mentioned above only sells in larger quantities but prices are lower. I'll research both to get what I need.

      Never knew that;  probably a good thing as I would just order a few of many different sizes, just to try to figure out what might work.   Of course, if there was a minimum, I probably would have ended up with a lot more magnets in my collection.   The other cool thing about KJ is that they periodically send out emails about various magnetic projects.   Very fun.

    • May 28, 2018 6:23 PM EDT
    • "Bruce Chandler said:

      I've had very good luck with KJ Magnetics.   I've used them for lots of different projects and never been let down by the quality - first class all the way."

      Thanks! KJ has no minimum order, Total Element mentioned above only sells in larger quantities but prices are lower. I'll research both to get what I need.

    • May 28, 2018 5:08 PM EDT
    • I've had very good luck with KJ Magnetics.   I've used them for lots of different projects and never been let down by the quality - first class all the way.

    • May 28, 2018 4:17 PM EDT
    • "John Caughey said:

      I googled;

      https://totalelement.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7p7flICp2wIVmMpkCh2rmQhBEAMYASAAEgKDGfD_BwE

       

      They seem to have a wide variety.

      I have a couple of tubes / safety caps, that are all warnings and no product info... so weird packaging seems a norm"

       

      Thanks! It looks better than any source I could find; I'll give them a try.

    • May 28, 2018 2:15 PM EDT
    • I googled;

      https://totalelement.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7p7flICp2wIVmMpkCh2rmQhBEAMYASAAEgKDGfD_BwE

       

      They seem to have a wide variety.

      I have a couple of tubes / safety caps, that are all warnings and no product info... so weird packaging seems a norm