Building the Andersley Western Railroad

Alan Jun 26, 2014

  1. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Are you also using the electrical contacts for power routing?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    Simplicity has its own beauty, for myself. I like it. It's not a center off slide switch right?
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No, just two way. They are actually double pole, but I wire the contacts together to use as single pole.

    Alan
    www.andersley.co.uk
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Three locomotives completed. It looks like I should replace the yellow lights in the Kato RSC with white LED's

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    JimJ Staff Member

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    I like the light on the far right better than the brighter two. Of course I'm a steam guy.
     
  8. gjslsffan

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    I agree the one on the right has a warmer glow than the other 2 IMHO. Like the custom paint jobs. always good to see some freelance MRRing going on.
     
  9. BoxcabE50

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    I agree. The other two have quite an intensity. Almost a blue-ish hue.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kato appear to use yellow LED's and Atlas use white. The two bright ones are Atlas with twin lights, the Kato one has a single round light.

    Alan
    www.andersley.co.uk
     
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    A friend of mine suggested that he used a Brown fine tip magic marker to color the bluish tinted LED. And it has worked very well for me. Changed the color of the LED to a real nice color and tone. and didnt damage the LED, or make it look weird.
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Wow, that's an out of the box solution.
     
  14. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member

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    I tried a Yellow magic marker, and it made the LED Green LOL
     
  15. RGW

    RGW TrainBoard Member

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    Well blue and yellow does make green, so stands to reason
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Freight leaves town behind an RS3 assisted by a Montana Central slug.

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  17. StickyMonk

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    Good to see that the MC slugs are getting used ;-)
     
  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Definitely. A first reading such an idea, for me.
     
  19. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Is this a simple track test type of run, or do you already use some kind of car list or card system?

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    Are you having fun yet? ;)
     
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    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    No serious running yet as I still have work to do on the layout and dome car kits do assemble, etc. But I will have a simple card system when I get into 'proper' operation. Will describe when up and running.

    Alan
    www.andersley.co.uk
     

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