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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #45 on: February 07, 2019, 05:27:54 PM »
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If you used the original universal, they can be really noisy if not aligned perfectly. Some of my stock Atlas/Rivarossi Pacifics and Mikados were that way and I replaced the plastic universals with a length of tubing and they quieted right down.

It has to do with the angled surfaces in the universal. They slip on each other and make noise if they aren't matched up exactly right which obviously happened on even some of the originals.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #46 on: February 07, 2019, 06:46:58 PM »
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That's interesting, and I'll keep that in mind for the next one I repower.  I'm reasonably happy with the functionality of this one, although it is noisy...  But I'm loathe to take it apart one more time!
I wonder if I inject a bit of silicone caulk between the two universals if that would provide the necessary "muffler"???

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« Reply #47 on: February 07, 2019, 07:32:53 PM »
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That's interesting, and I'll keep that in mind for the next one I repower.  I'm reasonably happy with the functionality of this one, although it is noisy...  But I'm loathe to take it apart one more time!
I wonder if I inject a bit of silicone caulk between the two universals if that would provide the necessary "muffler"???

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2019, 07:48:26 PM »
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@davefoxx check your email... my life is full of regrets... :facepalm:
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #49 on: February 07, 2019, 10:27:55 PM »
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Don’t do that.  You’ll regret it.

You have to admit it would muffle the sound... permanently.

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« Reply #50 on: February 07, 2019, 11:14:24 PM »
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Isn't the tubing recommended as a quiet replacement made of . . .  silicone?  :trollface:
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2019, 12:21:20 AM »
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@davefoxx check your email... my life is full of regrets... :facepalm:

Roger that, @wm3798.  Email received.  I'll try to get back to you in the next day or so.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2019, 03:01:22 AM »
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Isn't the tubing recommended as a quiet replacement made of . . .  silicone?  :trollface:

You may be being jocular but yes, yes it is.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2019, 09:17:19 AM »
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But just to be sure, I've just purchased another Atlas/Rivarossi Pacific, the same model I reworked into the WM K-2, to pull the Rivarossi B&O varnish I've been accumulating... total foob, but I've loved that set since I was a kid. By the time I could afford it, though, I "knew too much" to buy it.
 


I will have to paint the engine that wonderful blue/gray myself, though.  I've been eyeballing a couple on the popular auction site, but they keep floating up above my financial reach...

You need one of these locos:



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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #54 on: February 09, 2019, 02:09:53 PM »
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Yeah, the Rapido Pacifics are great. I have the B&O, Southern, and UP versions.

Even though I have been in N scale from the beginning, I never bought much of anything Rapido, mainly because my local hobby shop, back in the sixties had Atlas. However, I have recently found a real interest in Rapido and have been going overboard buying locos.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #55 on: February 09, 2019, 02:20:57 PM »
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Is that an offer? :D :D
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