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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2021, 02:32:58 PM »
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A Daisy Chain is a garland of daisies, with their stems woven together.  First appears in language in 1841 (according to OED)
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2021, 02:41:18 PM »
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For English (or at least American English) wiring,
"in a row" is called "in series", "in parallel" is called "in parallel"

So I wasn't far off then.... :D
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2021, 03:06:12 PM »
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A Daisy Chain is a garland of daisies, with their stems woven together.  First appears in language in 1841 (according to OED)

TRW is such a useful resource.  I learned about "passel", and now about daisies.  :)
Of course it would have been easy to just Duck-Duck-Go search for "origins of daisy chain", but it is more fun to ask here.  ;)
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2021, 01:20:05 PM »
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TRW is such a useful resource.  I learned about "passel", and now about daisies.  :)
Of course it would have been easy to just Duck-Duck-Go search for "origins of daisy chain", but it is more fun to ask here.  ;)

I take it you never tried to make a real Daisy  Chain.  Doing it with roses would be painful and difficult, because rose stems are both thorny and much woodier than daisy stems.

You can make a chain of dandelions quiet easily if you have no daisies handy, but your fingers will get sticky from the sap.
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2021, 06:57:13 PM »
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I take it you never tried to make a real Daisy  Chain.  Doing it with roses would be painful and difficult, because rose stems are both thorny and much woodier than daisy stems.

You can make a chain of dandelions quiet easily if you have no daisies handy, but your fingers will get sticky from the sap.

No, I have not. I've been always too manly for that!   ;)
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2021, 08:03:19 AM »
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Sooooo...
I ordered a LokSound 5 micro with the afore mentioned sound file and an additional speaker for the E6, which is now a dummy.

@RBrodzinsky which way did you go with the wires from the B unit to the dummy?
Through the windows in the doors?

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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2021, 09:15:06 AM »
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@RBrodzinsky which way did you go with the wires from the B unit to the dummy?
Through the windows in the doors?

Thomas

Precisely.  I made the wires extra long, and they can be pushed into the window on the other unit to take up the slack.
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2021, 10:19:00 PM »
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Well, yes, Rick provided two long wires coming out of the B unit back door window. But the wires enter the trailing A dummy through two notches in the dummy unit flour,  between the floor and the shell. This way, I can remove the dummy shell without interfering with the wires. It also accommodates a two pin connector in the dummy (which is too big to fit through the little window).
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2021, 06:22:31 AM »
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Ah, I see. I'm thinking of going with the wires on both units through the floor because I have four wires. Two for the speaker and two for the light.
Four wires are too thick for the window opening.

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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2021, 11:13:20 PM »
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Right. Let us know how it goes/went.
Good luck,
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2021, 12:34:28 PM »
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The LL E 6 now has a speaker and an old Kato board - a part of it - for the light.
The speaker is a Zimo 13 x 18 mm sugar cube.



I added the second light to the Erie Built shell.



Am I right in thinking that the lower light is the 'normal' light and the upper one the Mars Light?
Next step will be milling the frame.

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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2021, 12:46:14 PM »
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Yes, lower is headlight, upper is Mars
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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2021, 05:03:14 PM »
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The frame after the milling.





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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2021, 05:07:13 PM »
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Are these metal thingies really needed?
Right now she runs just fine without these. They are quite flimsy and I doubt that they work like eg. the Kato ones...



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Re: LokSound and LL Erie-Built
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2021, 06:10:54 PM »
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Nice clean and neat install - I like it!

Those thingies are to keep the worm aligned properly in the chassis. They are supposed to put constant pressure on the worm's bearing blocks.  It is a good design. I suppose you can run without them, but then the worms will be able to shift left and right in the chassis.  I highly recommend keeping them.  I actually bend the little finger that contact the bearing blocks slightly out to put more pressure on those blocks.
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