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    • August 26, 2017 8:06 PM EDT
    •  Father Fred (Mills) asked me to make him a diamond deck plate for his Annie. Fred normally made it with sheet styrene. With the use of my ABS filament 3D printer, I was able to go one step further & make a textured part. 

      One picture shows the CAD file. One shows the printed part primed white and then I sanded the surface to better show the diamond texture.

      The last picture shows the part with a coat of black paint on the top. I slid the 0.1'' OD styrene tubing which Fred will be gluing in place under the new part. He slides a stiff piece of piano wire in the tube. The piano wire gets fixed to the rear of the engine's cab floor. The hinging helps pivot the the deck plate between the cab & the tender floors. The engine and the tender have previously mounted closer together. Fred tells me he has wide curves on his outdoor layout.

       

    • August 18, 2017 11:13 AM EDT
    • Our Fall Open House will be Sept 29 & 30 2017

      Bring your trains and run on our layout. Battery Power or Live Steam.

      We will provide Lunch & Drinks both days.

       

      https://youtu.be/zkP3bi5ZiBs

    • August 17, 2017 12:32 PM EDT
    • Ahh, I was going to ask the same question, thanks for the clarification.

       

      Greg

    • August 17, 2017 9:58 AM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:

      Hmmmm ....  Rob has a section "RLD Hobbies"

      Have you considered having one for "Train World "  

       

      The Ads and Announcements forum is specifically for advertisers to be able to post ads.  If they want a support sub-forum, they can have one as well, but that costs extra.

    • August 17, 2017 9:50 AM EDT
    • Hmmmm ....  Rob has a section "RLD Hobbies"

      Have you considered having one for "Train World "  

    • August 8, 2017 10:44 AM EDT
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    • August 7, 2017 1:16 PM EDT
    • Welcome to one of my favorite dealers!

       

      Greg

    • July 20, 2017 3:10 PM EDT
    • Steve:

       

      PTC means "Positive Temperature Coefficient"... PTC is not really a device but a description of an attribute of a device.

      You probably have a resistor that has a PTC... like the orange PolySwitches we had on our Aristo equipment... too much current it heats up (Positive Temperature), and the Coefficient of resistance increases.

      The term "thermistor" is often applied, a THERMalresISTOR .... (cute huh?)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermistor

       

      (so a short circuit, lots of current, makes heat, the device increases in resistance and limits the flow of current).

       

      Note these gadgets normally do not completely cut the flow of current, just reduce it to a safer level... some current has to flow to keep it hot enough to limit the current.

       

      You can also have a thermal circuit breaker, but those are to sense heat from the cells, not really current. These are normally touching one of the cells. (but the problem is that if a different cell shorts and heats up, it takes a while for that heat to migrate to where the sensor is)

       

      Thermal cutouts are normally good for a sustained high current condition, either caused by too heavy discharge or too heavy charge.

       

      Again not really good for "suicide", where one cell goes bad, often reduces to a short circuit or reversed polarity, thus way too much current flowing through it and a lot of heat... and a lot of heat in lithium batteries normally results in fire.

       

      Reading Don's post, his "suicide" seems to be that the pack won't function after a short, probably tripped the protection PCB.

       

      So I'm in line with Michael, he's got more expertise than I have in batteries (and I have been using and learning for a long time), but would not mind hearing about MTO's PCB since it's not mentioned anywhere on their web site. I have a hard time comprehending how 2 packs can work with each other if their magic PCB's are not connected and communicating though.

       

      Greg

       

       

    • July 20, 2017 2:18 AM EDT
    • Industrial, Commercial and Retail batteries internationally are provided with PCM's that meet the requirements under the auspice of IEC SAFETY recommendations for travel and use for at least five years or better.

       

      So far as I know and have realized, PCM's incorporate EXTERNAL short circuit protection. A self resetting device known as a PTC provides short circuit protection by creating HIGH resistance when copious amounts of current are rendered and later when the short is removed the PTC drops back into LOW on resistance monitoring.

       

      The "Suicide" comment alluded to above is derived from INTERNAL failure modes leading to a short. PCM's have little to no effect and accordingly offer no protection under said circumstances.

       

      A resettable fuse opens in the event of elevated temperatures around 195*F.  

       

      Sleep mode opens the circuit when you run the battery down below the preset voltage safety level, typically a multiplier of 2.2V per cell. 

       

      Michael 

    • July 19, 2017 10:12 PM EDT
    • Does that protect the batteries when charging in parallel? 

    • July 19, 2017 9:32 PM EDT
    • Hi Steve, it is all about safety. Do you remember reading Kevin Strong description of a lithium battery commits suicide when the pack gets shorted or when the red and black wires accidentally touch. 

      Well we have eliminated that problem for you and me. Using an MTO battery pack it will be protected during a short and will recover after you fix the shorted wires. Pretty neat.  

      Thanks for asking, Don

    • July 19, 2017 2:08 PM EDT
    • Don, on your RCSNE website, you mention that these MTO batteries have a "next generation battery Protection Circuit Module  (board).  Can you describe it and how it works?

       

      What sort of magic does it preform?

    • July 19, 2017 1:54 PM EDT
    • the positive boon, as opposed to the boon + dog + L

      of course.

       

      Gerg  (yes I am spelling my name a special way for Rooster)

    • July 18, 2017 8:50 PM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Ha ha! That's an awfully big horn for such a little loco!

      Seriously, seems to work well, and if we get the firmware changed so the same transmitter runs both the HO and the LS, it will be a boon to many people.

       

      Greg

       

      What kind of Boon?

      Dog

      Half or Full

      Warren

    • July 18, 2017 8:28 PM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      Ha ha! That's an awfully big horn for such a little loco!

      Seriously, seems to work well, and if we get the firmware changed so the same transmitter runs both the HO and the LS, it will be a boon to many people.

      Greg

       

      Yup, you're right, Greg....  That's the only negative about the system in the Hartland Mack Phil Jensen 'bash.  Should be more of a "beep-beep" rather than a blast...  

       

      It runs about 8 hours on a 2600 mAh 11.1 volt Li-ion battery......  

    • July 18, 2017 6:53 PM EDT
    • Don, elsewhere,  you mentioned that these MTO batteries have a "next generation battery Protection Circuit Module  (board).  Can you describe it and how it works?

    • July 17, 2017 5:08 PM EDT
    • Ha ha! That's an awfully big horn for such a little loco!

      Seriously, seems to work well, and if we get the firmware changed so the same transmitter runs both the HO and the LS, it will be a boon to many people.

       

      Greg

       

    • July 15, 2017 10:12 AM EDT
    • Greg Elmassian said:

      {Snip}

      I beta tested the HO receiver, I have it running in an eggliner, it's pretty cool.

      Greg

      Greg....  I would agree about the HO receiver....   Here's an installation I did a couple of years ago when it first came out.  It still runs great.. .

       

      https://youtu.be/Y2XoohBzBaA

    • July 15, 2017 12:11 AM EDT
    • The USB dongles are coming Don, just communicated with JK and Navin a couple of days ago.

       

      I'm going to try to do some videos of the sound so people can decide which sound files to download.

       

      I beta tested the HO receiver, I have it running in an eggliner, it's pretty cool.

       

      Greg

    • July 14, 2017 2:12 PM EDT
    • Wish I'd seen this thread sooner.  I even looked on your website in June,  Don, but didn't see any reference to REVO.  I'll call you next week.