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    • May 28, 2020 4:26 PM EDT
    •  Your railroad looks great Shane. Like Dave and Andy said , your custom cars look great too !

    • May 28, 2020 1:14 AM EDT
    • Thanks Guys. I have a couple more rotary gons almost ready for paint, but I think my under deck expansion may take priority for the next month. Still no word on my new bridge, so the upper level is on hold.

       

      Shane

       

    • May 27, 2020 11:43 AM EDT
    • nice video Shane. It's great seeing your builds doing the work

    • May 27, 2020 11:35 AM EDT
    • Nice video and layout....      

      Your scratch-builds look fantastic...

    • May 27, 2020 11:08 AM EDT
    • The sun was pretty much a no show, but it was a fun day.

       

       

    • May 26, 2020 11:54 AM EDT
    • I ran some trains over the weekend, this is the Memorial Day Excursion double header.

    • May 16, 2020 12:47 PM EDT
    • Pete, I didn't get it off this site. I got it off the facebook group called, buy and sell large scale trains. He has since left that group and has been banned from the gscale swap and shop. His name was Kyle Lael.

       

      Thanks Ted!!!! I did. I bypassed the poly fuse's and it runs fine. I never had to do that to the Chessie Gp40. Its never cared where it was mu'd. I could run it anywhere. I plan on putting batteries inside each of those engines. I didn't want to put one in the GT right now, because I'll have to ship it off to a painter and I didn't like the idea of having a battery in the engine while shipping it. 

       

      Paul, that's all that is on the fuse. There is a number 30 above the numbers I gave you and made in China on the other side. I'll look again later to make sure though.

    • May 16, 2020 11:28 AM EDT
    • Ted,

      I asked Matt to give me a number off one of the poly fuses.  It ends in 300 which tells me it is a 3amp fuse.  What I don't know from what he sent is if that is the operating value or the trip value.  In any case it seems low.

    • May 16, 2020 12:47 AM EDT
    • Matt Russell said:

      I FINALLY, got time to work on it again. Just to remind those reading this, the seller sold this engine to me as only having 10 hours of run time on it.....max. Those were his words.  ugh. Thank you all to have helped me figure out what all was wrong.

      So, what fixed the problem of both engines just stopping, was to bypass the poly fuse. I did that, and ran both engines mu'd together until the battery died. So, I think it is FINALLy fixed. whew. 

       

      That's great Matt; you fixed it.  Did you bypass the poly fuses only in the GT unit?

      What happens if you put the GT unit as the lead loco, and put the Chessie unit second, connected to the battery car?

      -Ted

    • May 15, 2020 11:23 PM EDT
    • Care to mention the seller, so others don’t get taken by his lying a$$. If you don’t I understand , just wondering. 

    • May 15, 2020 10:19 PM EDT
    • I FINALLY, got time to work on it again. Just to remind those reading this, the seller sold this engine to me as only having 10 hours of run time on it.....max. Those were his words.  ugh. Thank you all to have helped me figure out what all was wrong. 

       

      So, what fixed the problem of both engines just stopping, was to bypass the poly fuse. I did that, and ran both engines mu'd together until the battery died. So, I think it is FINALLy fixed. whew. 

       

    • May 11, 2020 12:46 PM EDT
    • Yes, they engines come to a stop, just like hitting the stop button. And on the controller says link lost.

      I haven't had any free time to work on them again. I'm hoping after I run some errands, I will have some time this afternoon. 

       

      Thanks!

      Matt

       

    • May 9, 2020 11:34 PM EDT
    • Hi Matt,

      RE:  "...If I accelerate fast, they both stop...From 80 I held the button down to 100 on the controller and they both came to a stop in about 10 seconds...If I just hold the speed up all the way, they stop before they get to 100 and the controller says no link...If I hold the throttle button down, they both stop before reaching full speed... " Presumably, the link is lost for all those conditions?

      The Revolution would be expected to have a momentum setting, so I wonder if this were set to a slower (more inertial) setting, it may "mask" the problem.  But the basic problem should be resolved.

      Please let us know of your progress.

      Thank you,

      -Ted

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    • May 9, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
    • Just got home not too long ago, so i don't know how much testing I will do tonight. It's also getting cold out and dark.  So, I quickly grabbed my aristo sd45 and mu'd it with the aristo gp40 GT. If I accelerate fast, they both stop. If I slowly accelerate, then I can make it to almost 80 on my controller with no issues. From 80 I held the button down to 100 on the controller and they both came to a stop in about 10 seconds. 

       

      Oh, and the engine that I had originally been running with the aristo GT, was my Aristo gp40 chessie. Also, everything else I have runs fine. It's just this Aristo GT I have. I have multiple dash 9's, a couple sd40-2's, a single sd45 and the two gp40's now. 

       

      So, I just hooked up the aristo chessie gp40 and the aristo GT gp 40 with the battery car on the bench. If I just hold the speed up all the way, they stop before they get to 100 and the controller says no link. If I ease it up slowly....it does o.k. If I hold the throttle button down, they both stop before reaching full speed. I guess the other night I was slowly increasing speed with them on the bench. 

       

      I don't have anymore time tonight to mess with them. I think tomorrow morning, I'll just go ahead and replace the other motor. 

       

      I'd like to say thanks to all that have commented. I sure do appreciate it! I love all the help and good feedback. THANK YOU!!

       

    • May 9, 2020 6:57 PM EDT
    • Paul, good thought.   I would think when the locos are connected using the cables that stick out would not result having the Poly fuses in series.  I wonder what would happen if the Chessie and GT locos were connected in opposite positions? Would the Chessie loco then become the suspect problem?  That said, as I understand, Matt stated he connected the locos and battery car placed on their sides and could not duplicate the problem.

      -Ted

    • May 13, 2020 7:55 PM EDT
    • The mirror needs adjusted

    • May 13, 2020 12:17 AM EDT
    • Oh oh, proof of life.....

       

      Sean, I can't get him out of the seat.  I think he likes the new power.

       

    • May 12, 2020 8:06 PM EDT
    • Funny I didn't even see an engineer ..

    • May 12, 2020 5:15 PM EDT
    • Thanks Sean,

       

      I'm getting some heat from my conductor for not having "his" caboose complete yet. I ordered some rivet decals from Micro-Mark, so I'm a little delayed.

       

      Shane

       

    • May 12, 2020 4:32 PM EDT
    • Great work Shane ...