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 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 04:45 pm
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Dave-yes, probably Mr Allen would have dcc NOW if he was in this realm, however, if he was still around now and was still running his old Varney locos, a dcc decoder would be hard pressed to handle the current draw. As for the sound effects, he was a stickler for "prototype" operations and would probably kick an engineer for blowing the whistle just for the &^$$ of it.  Today's locos have low current draw motors and are well suited to the wimpy electronics in today's dcc boards. I know one man who installed the most heavy-duty dcc decoder he could fit into his old Penn-Line pacific and it smoked itself after just a couple of minutes run. He's back into dc now. I suppose that one could install new instrument motors in the old stuff but that is a JOB and sometimes will only smoke the new motor due to ancient gearing and extreme weight of the old lead boilers. Of course, r/c is probably out also because of all this. However, if there was dcc way back then, today there just might be full-function r/c available for the model railroader. Remember that this is only my personal view and I am sure that electrical engineers will respond with the "truth"...well, OK. I have run with sound and am still a "silent runner" who would rather listen to the birds (outside) and imagine that the loco is making all that noise. Just my opinion...

With all that said, thank God that we are all free to do as we want, I am waving the flag, will have some apple pie later, and will see my mom again someday in the great beyond. She may have caused my silence with her "be quiet" comments..

                                  Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Mar 24th, 2008 05:09 pm
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With all that said, thank God that we are all free to do as we want.

Agreed Woodie



I am waving the flag, will have some apple pie later, and will see my mom again someday in the great beyond. She may have caused my silence with her "be quiet" comments.. Woodie

Well I for one am glad your not quiet! ( Not yet anyway! )   ;) :P

Untill later Mr. Mayor! :bg:



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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 01:42 am
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Here are some more pix from the Mogollon Railway.



This photo shows the road's 2 Shay locos. No 5 (right) has a canvas cab roof amd is a bit heavier than No1.

Last edited on Sun Jul 4th, 2010 09:25 pm by W C Greene



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 Posted: Thu Apr 17th, 2008 07:40 pm
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Your line looks so good it hurts!

 

Hurt so good, that is :D

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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 03:19 am
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The "sander" on #5 must be a slow drinker, his bottle was that full last week. I think that he could use a little help.


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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 01:47 pm
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Woodie

I have been a little remiss in not commenting on your outdoor/ knock down railroad,

You have been keeping secrets from us, we would all like to see a little more please.

Does the layout stay out overnight during the good weather. ?

Please post a how to for unassembly.?

Maximum module size?

AND what times to you retire at night and when do you rise ?

Can you run fast ?

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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2008 11:32 pm
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Don-in good weather (and not so good weather), the layout stays outside set up. I cover it with heavy plastic sheets that are held down with bamboo bbq sqewers stuck in the underside of the sections. I will send some pix of how this is done. So far, there has been very little damage to anything, except flimsy plastic stuff. I am learning a lot about what will take the weather and what won't. We don't have really bad weather here in Dallas, but the layout survived the last 2 storms that had 70 plus MPH winds. Maybe I am living right or the Lord likes the trains, but so far, so good. I will take the line down when the temps reach below 40 (winter) since I won't be outside messing with anything. Set up takes maybe an hour and I am running...no wiring or track cleaning craaaaap to deal with. As for how fast can I run, well, not as fast as 00 buckshot from my double barrell 12 gauge shotgun. If you get what I mean. I will send some pix of all the above mentioned verbage. As for standard section size, etc...there ain't any standards!

                 Woodrow 



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 Posted: Sat Apr 19th, 2008 01:58 am
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Woah, from the other pics i've seen i thought you just brought it outside like on wheels or something from a garage or w/e, that's really awesome to have it outside near-full time like that.


More pics please!!

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 Posted: Sat Apr 19th, 2008 02:19 am
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When the layout is dismantled, it all fits inside my motor home. Not much room to relax, but the shop is clear to do some work. None of the sections weighs over 7 or 8 pounds and although bulky, the sizes range from 3.5 feet to 6.5 feet and various widths. About 20 or so feet rest on detachable shelf brackets mounted on the motor home and the "outrigger" sections all sit upon camera tripods. The tripods can be leveled, set at various heights, and hold the sections upright well enough to withstand 70 plus MPH winds!!! As I said, the Lord is watching over me here! As for any electrical problems...well, do I need to explain?

I will send some pix of all this arcane crap so you can get the visual idea. Matter of fact, we're probably going to operate Saturday, this layout is built for operation with plenty of switching. For many years (maybe 40), I built round & round layouts but I really love this point to point thing I have now and will probably not build "in the round" again. These are just my opinions and do not represent those of the staff and management at Freerails...well, maybe not.

                Woodie



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 Posted: Mon Jul 7th, 2008 12:32 am
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Well, well-since some of the layout photos were deleted by my igno-ramus I thought I'd send some pix of the new section with the same old enginehouse and turntable but in a new scene. I now have more yards for the ore car fleet and general mahem.







There is more to be done but these pix may give an idea of what I have been up to.

     Woodie



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