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Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 09:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,385
Posted By Lemonhawk
Nice job cleaning up all the metal flashing! I...

Nice job cleaning up all the metal flashing! I noticed that the roofs have what looks like holes for attaching ribs - were they missing or unusable? I did an old Round House tank car that had a...
Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Lemonhawk
Yes if you read the manual it talks about a shunt...

Yes if you read the manual it talks about a shunt bar across terminals 3 and 4 if no ammeter is connected. Not sure if the shunt is internal or external and missing, but without the shunt, you will...
Forum: HO Scale 01-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 113
Posted By Lemonhawk
If terminals 3-4 are for an ammeter, then they...

If terminals 3-4 are for an ammeter, then they might have to have a short across them to get anything to work - If you don't connect an actual ammeter. That's probably why you only get a voltage...
Forum: My Layout 01-24-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lemonhawk
Whats the radius of the helix?

Whats the radius of the helix?
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-24-2020, 01:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 972
Posted By Lemonhawk
Way better than wire nuts! I'm also thinking of...

Way better than wire nuts! I'm also thinking of using their Luminare connecters to run the bus and feeders.
Forum: My Layout 01-20-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 725
Posted By Lemonhawk
No, however if it does short, its harder to...

No, however if it does short, its harder to isolate. Your lucky, with 3 rail there are no special reversers needed!
Forum: My Layout 01-19-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By Lemonhawk
A working canal system! There are some really...

A working canal system! There are some really ingenious lock systems on canals that can keep you modeling for years! Really ingenious model! What an idea!
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-18-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lemonhawk
I'm with WVGCA, but I use a drop or 2 of...

I'm with WVGCA, but I use a drop or 2 of transmission fluid every couple of years.
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-18-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Lemonhawk
I thought your original contacts were just fine.

I thought your original contacts were just fine.
Forum: HO Scale 01-18-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Lemonhawk
If you want to turn the lights off via DCC, then...

If you want to turn the lights off via DCC, then you need a decoder and have to decide if you want a cheap decoder in each car, separate/same address and such. If you want them to light when on any...
Forum: HO Scale 01-17-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By Lemonhawk
Before gluing, you might clean everything and do...

Before gluing, you might clean everything and do a test fit, don't force anything. If the fit is so snug that it won't slide one then you may need to heat the gear up and/or cool the engine down...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Lemonhawk
You could always scrounge some contacts from a...

You could always scrounge some contacts from a relay, but I think your choice will work fine. Nice big contact area and easy to clean when necessary. Sometimes relay contacts don't work too well...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By Lemonhawk
It took me a while to notice that its water next...

It took me a while to notice that its water next to the Japanese Locomotives! What a mess! Wonder why they think adding cork under the tracks would be a good idea?
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,319
Posted By Lemonhawk
It seems a waste of DCC power run the turnout...

It seems a waste of DCC power run the turnout motors with it. Seems much better to run the stall motors on their own cheap power supply. This does not prevent control of the turnouts from being...
Forum: HO Scale 01-16-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Lemonhawk
DC operations can keep you very busy. I had a...

DC operations can keep you very busy. I had a simple dog leg layout with two cabs so I could run two trains on the dog leg or one on the dog leg while working one of the two yards. This was about...
Forum: Structures Forum 01-13-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 192
Posted By Lemonhawk
One of the advantages of flying saucers, good in...

One of the advantages of flying saucers, good in any time frame!
Forum: Layout Design Forum 01-12-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Lemonhawk
It also assumes no easement into the curve.

It also assumes no easement into the curve.
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Lemonhawk
AmFlyer, where is the "tail track"? I still...

AmFlyer, where is the "tail track"? I still think the only AR2 needed is just for the curve way back in the corner, after all the turnouts. I don't see anything else that gets the loco turned...
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By Lemonhawk
Does that 1 mm of slop that you get with IM axles...

Does that 1 mm of slop that you get with IM axles make any difference?
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,385
Posted By Lemonhawk
Seems like a rather strange short covered hopper!...

Seems like a rather strange short covered hopper! Wonder what it usually carried, something really heavy?
Forum: HO Scale 01-11-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Lemonhawk
I think you isolate the curved track at the back...

I think you isolate the curved track at the back of the picture and put the AR1 on it. I think of it as if you were to remove the curved track that comes back into the yard, there would be no need...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-11-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Lemonhawk
I use CV ties and weathered ME rail. I even make...

I use CV ties and weathered ME rail. I even make my own turnouts using weathered rail. Since I never get around to ballisting, I'm not sure why I bother with weathered rail, but I still like the...
Forum: HO Scale 01-10-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,053
Posted By Lemonhawk
5x9 makes a big difference over 4x8. You really...

5x9 makes a big difference over 4x8. You really don't want any 15" radius curves!
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-07-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Lemonhawk
You have described exactly what the AR1 does! ...

You have described exactly what the AR1 does! It's not bad, because it does it so fast. If you also want train detection, instead of the AR1, use the BPXA1 (for the reversing parts) and the BXP88...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 01-07-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Lemonhawk
You have described exactly what it does. It's...

You have described exactly what it does. It's not bad because it does it so fast! Besides the AR1 if you want train detection, look at the BXPA1 and BXP88. They act as circuit breakers and train...
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