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Look what the O scalers get.
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:06:47 AM »
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/>Although the"tight" curves don't do it justice.

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2021, 07:12:07 AM »
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the"tight" curves don't do it justice.

In O you could have a scale prototype 10-degree curve which would be a 12 foot radius, and that would still be tight for one of those.

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2021, 09:19:10 AM »
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Do the specs list amperage or just horsepower? 

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2021, 09:36:18 AM »
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Years ago there was a guy who scratchbuilt a Big Boy in O scale brass and he would run it at the BSME before they converted the o gauge to 2 rail DC.  It ran off of a small air compressor that was plumbed to the cylinders.  Basically live steam without the steam.  It wasn't true to scale, he had modified a few key dimensions so it would  fit through the various obstacles of the club layout, but it was still impressive.
And apart from the whirr of the compressor, it sounded remarkably good with all the chuffing through the two engines.
I wonder what ever happened to that thing?
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2021, 10:01:14 AM »
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Is there a non-annoying version available?
That’s pretty painful to watch. I would lose it if I had to listen to all that for more than 10 seconds. Not to mention the air pollution. I can imagine the hell of being set up next to the Lionel club at a train show with someone showing that thing off, letting all the kids blow the whistle. Kill me now.
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2021, 10:17:32 AM »
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[curmudgeon]
Is there a non-annoying version available?
That’s pretty painful to watch. I would lose it if I had to listen to all that for more than 10 seconds. Not to mention the air pollution. I can imagine the hell of being set up next to the Lionel club at a train show with someone showing that thing off, letting all the kids blow the whistle. Kill me now.
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Ha! We sorta have that situation already with a local guy who does something similar, but with a G scale Big Boy (maybe it's a Challenger?) and other noisy, smoky models. But wait, there's more! - he's a TRW semi-regular. Oh. Hi, Robbie. Just tweaking you.  :trollface:  :D

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2021, 12:19:23 PM »
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[curmudgeon]
Is there a non-annoying version available?
That’s pretty painful to watch. I would lose it if I had to listen to all that for more than 10 seconds. Not to mention the air pollution. I can imagine the hell of being set up next to the Lionel club at a train show with someone showing that thing off, letting all the kids blow the whistle. Kill me now.
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We used to be next to the Lionel club at a show we did. It was brutal
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2021, 12:35:25 PM »
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I’m sorry, no matter how you approach the hobby… That is a damned cool machine.  Kind of hard not to get excited about it.
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2021, 12:41:10 PM »
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The really cool machines were the electrically controlled “live steamers” that were covered in MR years ago that were powered by dry ice!
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2021, 02:55:46 PM »
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For three-rail O scale, I’m impressed, although it does look like it’s jousting in the corners.  Easily resolved with larger radius curves and not the fault of the locomotive.

Oh, and I agree about the air pollution, but I have to admit that is the best looking steam exhaust that I’ve seen.  And the whistle!

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2021, 03:00:06 PM »
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2021, 03:09:35 PM »
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A dude in my club has one of those.   It's a sight to behold when it's running.  Really cool.
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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2021, 03:18:30 PM »
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Imagine installing a vent hood system over your layout.

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Re: Look what the O scalers get.
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2021, 04:55:32 PM »
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Wow, amazing! But being an N scaler with 24" minimum curves I cringed watching that thing take turns. The passenger cars were just as bad. If I had the money and space I'd buy one, though.