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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by interurban, Jan 17, 2005.
The sparks had a lot of work to finish, and as the sun sets
this G N is heading home.
Chris, Great Photo's :thumb: :thumb:
How does that thing work? You say it uses some sort of combustion... ?!?!
Don't know too much about the diesels, but I think that's an RS-1? Nice looking loco...
Hi Andrew, they go bing a bang a groan then they shoot sparks from the wheels
That is my R S 1. and a nice looking R S 1 it is.
OMG what have you done?
Hi Fred, it`s o k mate, We allow a few strange things on the tracks.
Yes it is. I am for steamers all the way, but if I had to have a diesel, it would be an RS unit (well, a 1, 2, or 3, but not the -11 or -18... ). Of course, I'd need another concession to my "era" and to my chosen road - CN did not have any RS-1's as far as I know.
Nice pics Chris!
Neat pics Chris...of course you know those towns people are looking at the future, don't you?
Yikes, he's startin' to stray....next thing you know, out come the wire cutters, some listings in the "Buy, Sell or Trade" forum and ---blamo---SD70MACs, pig trains and 85' auto-racks rollin' thru town.(sigh )art imitates life
Great shots, Chris :thumb:
Yeah but, he has lots of "time" to go through to reach SD70MACs ...etc... a RS1 is a long ways from that .
I've got to get a RS unit for my roster as both of my primary roads used them.
The wire will not be coming down folks
When my knee gets stronger I will be building a brand new Traction line in my newly aquired space.
There will be a independent track for the steam /diesels to make an apperance, the Station for all to use and the odd sidings for photo ops.
I am looking forward to the next phase in my modeling years.
Got to take the old L/O down first ,,slowly and carfully so I can reuse a lot of the track and switches
Keep modeling and posting folks.
It's fun to run little diesels on my city streets, although they do cry out for trolley wire--I just need to score some single-arm trolley poles for my mainline.
Don't think that's wize, matey, better mail her to me for disposal
Great pics as usual, babe!
Ahhh Chris, you always find a way to keep us guessing. Can't wait to see what your new layout will be like
Ya have to have some sort of back up for power outages!!!
Atleast it's the right type of diesel, Alco!:thumb:
A stupid question, if you don't mind
Do the "juice" comes from the overhead, on your layout?
If so :thumb: how complicated is it to string live wires and to hook up a pantograph?
I am installing some "non-operational" caternary and I am toying with the idea of puting real "juice" to it but I got no idea how to
Nice pix and loco by the way :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Hi C N 1. yes juice from the overhead.
First I installed a center on/off switch then ran the power to the center terminals.
Then wire one side for overhead and the other side for two rail.
ie + and - to the two rails on one sde of the center off switch .
Then + to the pole and - to one rail. make sure the + = + on one side.
The trick is to have the insulated wheels on the interurban on the side you dont want to pick up power .
Then you can run both at a flick of a switch so to speak.
I have no continuity problem to worry about. so it worked for me. :thumb:
btw if running overhead all the time then it`s + to the pole and - to both rails making sure you CHANGE the wheel insulated set to opposite sides so you can pick up - from all wheels.
Of course you have to open the unit up and rewire for overhead i e one pickup to all wheels other to overhead.
Or you could install a DPDT switch into the interurban body--that would mean four different power modes, potentially quite confusing!