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Cajonpassfan

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #45 on: May 06, 2019, 10:54:51 AM »
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Better (horse sh!t) modeling through peer pressure! Only on the Railwire :D
Seriously Wolf, that's a nice scene!
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #46 on: May 06, 2019, 11:24:03 AM »
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@SP Wolf, Where did you get the horsey stable building? 

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2019, 02:28:38 PM »
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Yes, it is a resistor and if you are lucky, you should be able to re-solder it.  I too was surprised that they used a cylindrical (not flat SMD chip) resistor. IIRC, it is 22 ohm (you can check the color bands, if curious).  I suspect they used that type of resistor because it probably has a higher power dissipation rating than an equivalent flat resistor of he same footprint.

And in my typical crumodgen way I like to mention that this post would be a better fit for the DCC section of the forum (since this is a decoder problem and if someone has a similar problem in the future, this info would likely be easier to locate in the DCC forum). That is my logic.

Sorry about that. I think I had this thread open in hopes that I could post my success here... and it ended up going pear-shaped. I will keep any further conversation on this decoder install in the DCC section.

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #48 on: May 06, 2019, 03:28:07 PM »
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Sorry about that. I think I had this thread open in hopes that I could post my success here... and it ended up going pear-shaped. I will keep any further conversation on this decoder install in the DCC section.

Don't worry about it - it is just me being me. I'm harmless and keep on trying to make people think my way (which to me seems logical).   If you ignore me nothing will  happen. I'm not a moderator (well, I actually am in the FAQ section, but that was a joke), just an opinionated loud-mouth with a lot of hot poop coming out of my pie-hole.  So  just relax and enjoy posting wherever the heck you want.  I'll be ok (and complain loudly). After all, that is what crumogens do.  :)

I hope that you are successful in reattaching that resistor, and that no other damage occurred.  But on the bright side, you can send damaged decoders to ESU America for repair/replacement.  I have not done it myself, but I know  that others have.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #49 on: May 06, 2019, 03:48:02 PM »
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Having shoveled a good bit of horse manure (literally as well as figuratively), I don't agree that horses go "splat" like cows do. 

Horse "road apples" are just sticky brown pellets maybe a couple of inches in diameter, which, for N scale, is only 0.0125".  They are typically left in a pile somewhere around 1' in diameter, with some pellets loose and separated.  They tend to get separated as they are kicked around, later.  So, some dusty pellets scattered around a paddock are typical. 

For N scale, I am thinking coffee grounds, with a little attention to the grind to get a believable size, plus some diluted white glue to keep the piles together and the separated ones tacked down.
This is what I really like about TRW... If you have a question, someone who really knows their $hit will be able to provide the answer.

I can confirm the above information is accurate, unfortunately having stepped in both.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 03:49:38 PM by CRL »

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2019, 03:54:46 PM »
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This is what I really like about TRW... If you have a question, someone who really knows their $hit will be able to provide the answer.

I can confirm the above information is accurate, unfortunately having stepped in both.

Here we go.

Normal consistency


And a bit on the loose side


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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2019, 03:58:30 PM »
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Seriously?   Another reason to be glad for the "Ignore Topic" button  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2019, 04:18:15 PM »
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Sorry those pictures don't have a ruler in it to give us a sense of "size".   :D  :trollface:

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #53 on: May 06, 2019, 04:28:06 PM »
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Sorry those pictures don't have a ruler in it to give us a sense of "size".   :D  :trollface:

...or Shinola to use as a comparison.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #54 on: May 06, 2019, 05:14:55 PM »
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Better (horse sh!t) modeling through peer pressure! Only on the Railwire :D
Seriously Wolf, that's a nice scene!
Otto

I shoulda used a different emoticon, like this :facepalm:
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2019, 05:45:26 PM »
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...or this===> 💩💩💩💩💩

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #56 on: May 06, 2019, 05:57:21 PM »
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Better (horse sh!t) modeling through peer pressure! Only on the Railwire :D
Seriously Wolf, that's a nice scene!
Otto
@SP Wolf, Where did you get the horsey stable building? 

Thanks Guys!! -- and to all!!

@brokemoto -- I believe it was made by Bachmann -- I'll check it out when I get home.

Thanks again,
Wolf

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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #57 on: May 06, 2019, 06:25:33 PM »
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Thanks to @CNR5529 and his craft cutter providing me with sides, (and also pictures and drawings) I’ve been able to start building a CN business car that I’ve wanted to build since I saw it when I was a kid.

This is the car:

CNR #93



It started life as a Concor coach. I modified the roof, added Rapido trucks, built the interior (scavenged from a Kato business car), and plan to go to town on the lighting including marker lights, rear porch lights, wall sconces in the dining area and corridor, and working table lamps in the sitting area. We’ll see, haha.

Here’s where I am now:







I expect Fredrick to jump in soon as he will be building a very similar car of an earlier vintage.

Craig.
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #58 on: May 06, 2019, 08:01:48 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 5/5/19
« Reply #59 on: May 06, 2019, 09:04:18 PM »
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Folks. I have been modifying a Minitrix class 6500 Electric that was brought to the US for testing in the '70's (aka, "The French Fry") as Amtrak #996. It was sent back and "The Swedish Meatball" won the contract. It would have been interesting: 6 axles, 8000 hp. Did not like the track on the NE corridor at the time, despite being quite successful in France. It looks like a mask from Japanese Kabuki theatre: The oval headlight covers were fashioned with brass tube made into a punch after sharpening, and bending into a oval. Still have to do the pilot/cowcatcher.




I had a short video of the Bachmann TGV I repowered, but looks like the file size is too big.