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Forum: General Model Train Discussion Yesterday, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 484
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Vinegar is acidic, so if you continue to use it...

Vinegar is acidic, so if you continue to use it on ferrous track (steel), you'll likely see corrosion set in at some point. Best to stay pretty pH neutral.
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
EvapoRust is my go-to solution for rusty stuff. ...

EvapoRust is my go-to solution for rusty stuff. No caustic chemicals, EvapoRust is perfectly safe and benigne.
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 216
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
The catalog is big enough to choke a horse! ...

The catalog is big enough to choke a horse! However, a huge chunk of it is dedicated to the RTR stuff with ever cartoon character known to man represented. Lionel must have invested in some photo...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I hope you make it a good one. :) Ask away if...

I hope you make it a good one. :) Ask away if you have any more questions.
Forum: Forum News, Updates and Help Yesterday, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Correct, the board considers you "inactive" if...

Correct, the board considers you "inactive" if your connection has no activity for 15 minutes. If you say "stay logged in", you shouldn't have to login again.
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
In general the pot has worked out fine. However,...

In general the pot has worked out fine. However, it's somewhat hard to adjust, so the next production run I may switch to a different style. I just have to find one small enough not to alter the...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Running conventional gets a bit tricky with the...

Running conventional gets a bit tricky with the LED's. What I had one guy do is jumper out one of the LED's in each group of three to lower the voltage requirements of the string, then the...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Yes, the PS/3 upgrades offer full conventional...

Yes, the PS/3 upgrades offer full conventional operation.
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I downloaded the catalog, it's huge when you...

I downloaded the catalog, it's huge when you print it to disk. I didn't see anything that jumped out and called my name, so I'll be saving money this trip. :D
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
If you're talking about a single LED application,...

If you're talking about a single LED application, you can do those with a simpler scheme. Basically a diode, capacitor, and the CL2 constant current regulator.

So, if you can be more specific...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
What is "standard DC csb cab control"? You got...

What is "standard DC csb cab control"? You got me there!
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Mike, I believe you overstated the distance vs...

Mike, I believe you overstated the distance vs magnetism effect, it's the square of the distance. Magnetic force is inversely proportional to the distance squared (i.e. it obeys an inverse square...
Forum: Union Station Yesterday, 02:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,013
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
The 49ers game was over by half-time, I wondered...

The 49ers game was over by half-time, I wondered if GB was going to come to the game at all!
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 218
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Here's a schematic of an LED module that will...

Here's a schematic of an LED module that will give you flicker-free lighting, DCS compatibility, and intensity adjustment.

522826

It's what is used for my LED Lighting Regulator...
Forum: Forum News, Updates and Help Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Currently Active Users: 2517 (76 members and 2441...

Currently Active Users: 2517 (76 members and 2441 guests)

That's the number that actually currently has a page open. However, you could stay logged in and not really be looking at it.

As for...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 01:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I have the earlier Legacy B6sb and it's certainly...

I have the earlier Legacy B6sb and it's certainly scale sized. We had a discussion about it and measured it and compared to the prototype. Also, even in the description, they call it scale. :)
...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
The GG figures are not that small, though they're...

The GG figures are not that small, though they're a decent fit for a lot of O-gauge cars where things like the BEEP people won't fit.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 01-19-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I try to keep boxes for expensive stuff that I...

I try to keep boxes for expensive stuff that I might sell later, the plain facts are, you get more for them with the boxes. Rolling stock and cheap passenger sets I toss the boxes. I'm actually...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Well, anything with more than one stack and only...

Well, anything with more than one stack and only one smoke unit has a manifold that routes the smoke out of the smoke unit. Those are problematic for all makers, I get lots of queries about models...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 110
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Can you be more specific? How about an actual...

Can you be more specific? How about an actual MTH model product number?

If you're talking about installing the original Protosound 1, that ship sailed long ago. Nowadays, you'd be looking at the...
Forum: Union Station 01-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 272,420
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Perhaps a tiny chuckle?

Perhaps a tiny chuckle?
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I was going to go, but I chickened out. I am...

I was going to go, but I chickened out. I am remembering a few years ago when I went up and it took me forever to get home in a snowstorm! If the weather looks bad, I tend to skip it. I also was...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
The top of the core should be slightly above the...

The top of the core should be slightly above the level of the rail-head, perhaps around 1/16", that's what the standard uncoupling track does. The bolt head is going to be fairly obvious I would...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,276
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
Fast blow fuses will beat most circuit breakers...

Fast blow fuses will beat most circuit breakers with the exception of truly 100% electronic circuit protection.

For your circumstance, the 5A one should work, and you might even get away with the...
Forum: O Scale 01-19-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By gunrunnerjohn
I get varied results, the issue really is the...

I get varied results, the issue really is the airflow through the smoke unit. If there is sufficient airflow, you'll have less issues with the smoke unit. That applies to MTH as well. Lionel has...
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