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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2019, 12:22:39 AM »
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Given that this set-up is going to be portable, you might want to fasten down the large 1000μF/25V capacitor on each of the OG/OG-AR boards.
Double-sided foam tape, silicone sealant or hot melt adhesive should work.
(At a former employer of mine, for that sort of application they used white silicone sealant - which was informally referred to as "sheep snot".)

Thanks! I'll do that.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2019, 03:10:27 PM »
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My RJ12 plugs and crimper arrived today. So that meant it was time to finish up the plumbing during a brief break in the workday.

Ignore the sawdust. The vacuum is downstairs and will be applied before ANY power is applied.

Also still pending: the schmooing down of the caps on the circuit breakers.


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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2019, 04:47:07 PM »
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I wouldn't worry about the caps.  Given the little mass they have, they are not going anywhere even if you slam the case down hard.  And you won't do that because other things will break first before the caps move.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2019, 04:52:43 PM »
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I wouldn't worry about the caps.  Given the little mass they have, they are not going anywhere even if you slam the case down hard.  And you won't do that because other things will break first before the caps move.

And I thought you were a "belt and suspenders" kind of a guy.  :)
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2019, 05:09:35 PM »
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #50 on: May 22, 2019, 10:52:51 PM »
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2019, 09:38:26 AM »
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Awesome!  Now you need to get some stickers on that box.  :D

(Hmmm, just popped int my head but are there any TRW decals????)

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #52 on: May 23, 2019, 09:47:49 AM »
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Awesome!  Now you need to get some stickers on that box.  :D

(Hmmm, just popped int my head but are there any TRW decals????)
We need this  :tommann: as a sticker  :D
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #53 on: May 23, 2019, 09:49:40 AM »
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We need this  :tommann: as a sticker  :D

Oh, that would be AWESOME!  As only us  :ashat: will know what that means!  No words, no letters, just  :tommann: as a sticker.

Any sticker makers here????  :)

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #54 on: May 23, 2019, 10:49:02 AM »
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Oh, that would be AWESOME!  As only us  :ashat: will know what that means!  No words, no letters, just  :tommann: as a sticker.

Any sticker makers here????  :)

I've got some plans. I don't want to go overboard, but I have a few ideas.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #55 on: May 23, 2019, 11:13:45 AM »
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The one thing I'm still looking for is something good to make a gasket out of that will surround the entire deck. I'd like to close up the air/debris gaps that can allow stuff to fall inside. I'd also like something that will protect the edges since I think I may add some interior storage which will mean the deck will be moving more frequently.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2019, 11:32:24 AM »
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The one thing I'm still looking for is something good to make a gasket out of that will surround the entire deck. I'd like to close up the air/debris gaps that can allow stuff to fall inside. I'd also like something that will protect the edges since I think I may add some interior storage which will mean the deck will be moving more frequently.


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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2019, 12:06:17 PM »
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Nice and compact.
But can you get it past Homeland Security...? :P
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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2019, 01:52:20 PM »
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The one thing I'm still looking for is something good to make a gasket out of that will surround the entire deck. I'd like to close up the air/debris gaps that can allow stuff to fall inside. I'd also like something that will protect the edges since I think I may add some interior storage which will mean the deck will be moving more frequently.
The weatherstripping section at the home improvement store will have something you can use for a gasket.

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Re: "DCC in a box"
« Reply #59 on: May 23, 2019, 01:55:27 PM »
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How about this stuff? ....https://bit.ly/2VJS079

That's kinda along the lines of what I was thinking, but that specific thing is a bit too big. I think I might need to just go wander around Home Depot a bit to find the right stuff.