Author Topic: kinda disappointed at the new code 65  (Read 7390 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Mark5

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 10907
  • Always with the negative waves Moriarty ...
  • Respect: +541
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2007, 08:46:21 AM »
0
Does that mean you still have 5 chime horns in stock?

Were those Leslie or Nathan?  :P

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15792
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +5590
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2007, 08:53:07 AM »
0
I'll have to look that up in my Funk and Wagnalls... :-X

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

inkaneer

  • Guest
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2007, 07:09:11 PM »
0
Why code 65 and not code 60?  Even the deep flange MT's just barely touch on code 55.  With code 60 they would clear. ???

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 24168
  • Head Kino
  • Respect: +8168
    • Conrail 1285
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2007, 11:16:07 PM »
0
I think this all has to do with strength and durability moreso than appearance or compatibility.

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15792
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +5590
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2007, 01:16:29 AM »
0
I just pulled a flatcar out of a train to put some weather on it, and when I turned it over, lo and behold, Pizza Cutters!  I never switched out the wheelsets.  Yet that car ran under operating session conditions on my c55 a couple weeks ago without causing any problems.

I doubt that a whole trainload of them would have worked very well, but apparently a car here and a car there don't seem to mind.

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10916
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +998
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2007, 08:30:35 AM »
0
I just pulled a flatcar out of a train to put some weather on it, and when I turned it over, lo and behold, Pizza Cutters!  I never switched out the wheelsets.  Yet that car ran under operating session conditions on my c55 a couple weeks ago without causing any problems.

I doubt that a whole trainload of them would have worked very well, but apparently a car here and a car there don't seem to mind.

Lee

Sure, I bet if only one car in a train and you won't even hear the flanges hitting the spike heads.

The problem is with locos and the momentarily loss of electrical contact.

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 24168
  • Head Kino
  • Respect: +8168
    • Conrail 1285
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2007, 09:26:35 AM »
0
What locomotives hit the spike heads? I haven't seen em.

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10916
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +998
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2007, 09:58:09 AM »
0
What locomotives hit the spike heads? I haven't seen em.

Life Like and older Atlas.

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15792
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +5590
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2007, 10:18:20 AM »
0
Ed, didn't I show you my grind-o-matic that I use for my Lifelike diesels?  (Two flat files with alligator clips that lead to the track power)

It just takes a couple minutes to run them down.

Lee
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

tom mann

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 10916
  • Representing The Railwire on The Railwire
  • Respect: +998
    • http://www.chicagoswitching.com
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2007, 10:25:44 AM »
0
Ed, didn't I show you my grind-o-matic that I use for my Lifelike diesels?  (Two flat files with alligator clips that lead to the track power)

It just takes a couple minutes to run them down.

Lee

Can you post photos of this beast?  Are you worried about metal dust getting into the gearing/motor when you do so?

I have a boatload of lifelikes that I bought over the years - at least 6 SW switchers.

John

  • Administrator
  • Crew
  • *****
  • Posts: 13195
  • Respect: +2958
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2007, 10:37:21 AM »
0
Can you post photos of this beast?  Are you worried about metal dust getting into the gearing/motor when you do so?

I have a boatload of lifelikes that I bought over the years - at least 6 SW switchers.

Just clean them out if they do .. these are not reduction gears on an aircraft carrier ...

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 15792
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +5590
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: kinda disappointed at the new code 65
« Reply #41 on: August 17, 2007, 08:57:17 PM »
0
Well, I would post a photo, but last night I was trying to get one of the files out from under the staple holding it in place,... and I broke it... :P

And my wife used up all the glue, ON PURPOSE!!

The Old Man
Rockin' It Old School

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net