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 Posted: Thu Mar 3rd, 2011 01:08 am
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W C Greene wrote: Duane-I believe DW knows what to do with that "thing" on the left. With a larger cab, the board and 180MAH 2 cell can be installed with no problemo. Just more "pot stirring" going on...

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It's going in the trash. Part of the conversion is the installation of a Losi board in the new cab and juiced by a battery. :)



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 Posted: Thu Mar 3rd, 2011 01:53 am
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Turned a new boiler/smokebox on my Taig lathe using 1/2" pvc...




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 Posted: Tue Mar 8th, 2011 05:32 am
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New, larger cab completed. New boiler fitted. New side tanks added. :glad:



I'm hoping to get to my nearby RC store to see what kind of newer batteries are available these days with the hope that I can find something that will fit in the side tanks. Unfortunately because of the way I had to design the tanks in order to mount them I don't think I'll find anything that will fit. L:

That being the case I'll pull a "Woodie Technique" and paint the LiPo I have on hand black and hide it in the front corner of the cab. The Losi ESC will be fitted up against the underside of the cab roof and disguised as best as possible.

Need to make a new front boiler support. And make a new smokestack as well as turn a steam dome on the lathe. Not sure yet if I'll have a sand dome. Lot of smaller lokies got by without. Even larger locos sometimes had the sand lines disconnected when I look at my photo collections of steamers.

 

@elminer67... I somehow overlooked your question. My apologies. No, this is the new version. This thing has been heavily modified since I got it a couple of weeks ago. The frame has been chopped, ground down on the benchgrinder and had Dremel tool and files taken to it. No way that it could ever be put  back to original condition. :) 



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 Posted: Tue Mar 8th, 2011 05:51 am
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I think I've done this before... except in 1:20n3. :P




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DW,
So has Woodrow convinced you to come over to 1:37 scale - are you still working on the 1:17 stuff?  Rubber scaling now?
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 Posted: Wed Mar 16th, 2011 01:54 pm
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dmunseyjr wrote: DW,
So has Woodrow convinced you to come over to 1:37 scale - are you still working on the 1:17 stuff?  Rubber scaling now?
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Hey Don. The large scale stuff has been put on the back burner for the time being since I'm now living in a small apartment. I haven't given up on it but without the room my mind just isn't into that scale for the moment.

1:37n2 is a compromise (a good one at that) in that it's large enough to see and install RC in yet small enough that I can have a small module in the apartment and still play with trains.

Woodie I believe is working in 1:35 with his rails 20" apart I think. Slightly smaller but probably not enough to matter. As far as I know the only other person on Freerails working in 1:37n2 is Titus who posts regularly too.



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 Posted: Wed Mar 16th, 2011 02:18 pm
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DW not to be nitty pickkey on the "scale stuff"...I realize that math has shown that 1:35 scale running on 16.5MM gauge is something "close"...but in 3/8" scale, 1:32 makes 20" gauge. I have set a 1:35 scale ruler on an NMRA HO track gauge and it scales out so that 1:35 is damn close (23 5/8" gauge) to 2 footer.  Who's right? It don't make a durn. I use 1:35 since almost all of my figures are 1:35 and details are that scale also. But I also use larger Grandt 1:48 windows and some other details. And the autos and trucks...they are almost all 1:32 scale. 1:35 military truck kits work out right also so who really, REALLY cares. In the "final analysis", I am into 1:32/1:34/1:35/1:37   N2...OK, how's this...if the track gauge is 16.5MM, then the scale should be 8.25MM=1'0". Maybe from  now on, I will refer to what I have as 8.25n2...that should make Harold "no stinkin letters" happy and should help to assure pickers that they can sleep at night. 

Now, I am going to run a prototypically and politically correct 8.25n2 train on track which is sometimes 16MM gauge and sometimes 17MM gauge, depending on the air temperature and the sun's angle.

                                  We can all be happy....Woodrow



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