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 Posted: Mon Jun 7th, 2021 09:01 pm
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Over the years I've collected figures to use on my Gn15 layouts,
and this weekend my son dug out some of them for me to share. 





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The Large Scale Show in York, PA, had the manufacturer of "Just Plain Folks",
display many tables of figures for sale. 





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I don't know if they are still in business.
I haven't searched to find out. 

The figures were nicely done,
and not terribly expensive. 

Here are a few more.

Regards, Dave L. 





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This bag of farm animals,
might mean I have to build a small stock car,
to get a farmer's animals to market. 

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I do not know the source of these figures.
They are metal and thus quite heavy. 

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Although HO trucks are suitable for Gn15 rolling stock,
I prefer the On30 wheelsets by Bachmann. 

The passenger car trucks (right) are wired for electrical pickup,
and I have used them on tenders,
where I needed to run pickup to the locomotive's motor. 

Not very visible, but there is a wire,
that comes from pickup on one axle of each truck.

A quick check on Amazon showed,
the passenger and other freight trucks are available. 

Regards, Dave L.  





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In a few months, craft stores like Michael's and other stores,
will be stocking figures, buildings, and other bits for Holiday villages. 

I've found many Gn15 suitable items,
during the Halloween and Christmas seasons. 


A while back I found this 15 LED light set,
and figured that it would be useful to light something on the layout. 

Being LEDs, I bet two AA batteries would light them for quite a while. 
There is even an on-off switch on the battery box.     


Can someone answer this:

If these were hooked to a variable DC supply and run at 2 Volts,
would the LEDs be less bright ? 

Are LEDs dimmable ?  


Thanks, Dave L.





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Hello Dave,

Some LEDs are dimmable.

I usually buy the sets that have multiple display modes,
as the LEDs from those sets can be dimmed.

I have been known to wait for the after Holiday sales,
to buy them at a discount.

Great suggestion.

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Thanks, Don.

Sale prices are often great before the Holidays, too,
and selection is better than afterwards.

Regards, Dave L.


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Here is a photo of one of my first Gn15 locos. 
I built it on a Bachmann  chassis. 

It doesn't presently run due to a short across the rails,
while it was running on another part of the layout. 

I knew I was in trouble,
when I saw the smoke come from it. 

:f:  

Regards, Dave L.  





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