Building the South Lewistown

StickyMonk Mar 4, 2013

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Now that we are curious, please let us know if this is indeed dual mode.
     
  2. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I tried it on my layout and it ran beautifully in dc but absolutely no response on dcc. No chip detected.
     
  3. N-Jineer

    N-Jineer TrainBoard Member

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    It looks to me like the board's marked out to have an 8 pin DCC Socket, only the factory worker has forgotten to fit it.
     
  4. StickyMonk

    StickyMonk Staff Member

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    Here are a few more shots of it what is dcc9?

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  5. J911

    J911 TrainBoard Member

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    Needs an 8 pin chip. Plugs right in. Dccing it is simple if you prefer to rewire it.

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  6. RT_Coker

    RT_Coker TrainBoard Supporter

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    The 9 pin in-line connector frequently used on mid-size DCC decoders and cables is referred to as a JST connector, whether folks are referring to the male or the female side of the connection.
    Look here under the "jst header" column: http://tonystrains.com/decoder-comparison-matrix/
    Bob
     
  7. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beats me why they should go away from the standard NMRA 8-pin socket and use an in-line 9-pin! What does the extra wire do?

    Suppose it could be hard wired to a 'normal' 8-pin decoder.
     
  8. StickyMonk

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    It's been rather a long time since I posted anything on here, mainly as I have not been able to progress my layout at all.

    But here is a short video I just made to prove that I am still alive...



    I used a filter on my phone to give it a 70's look, well that was the idea anyway ☺

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  9. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Very nice, but the slug needs weathering ;)
     
  10. StickyMonk

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    The window also needs fixing in the RS-11 cab door as well...

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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That FM looks as though it's days are numbered. Well worn.
     
  12. StickyMonk

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    The Montana Central has been trying to retire its FM fleet for a while but with no sign of a decrease in traffic and little funds to acquire new locos they keep chugging on, the MC also acquired 4 ex Milwaukee C-Lines for spares at scrap price to keep some of the units alive but one of them has had to be pressed into service...

    The thing I like about freelancing is inventing a history :)
     
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  13. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Gotta love the history :)
     
  14. StickyMonk

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    Some small progress on one of my many projects...

    I have managed to get the Proto 1000 RS2 chassis shortened and fitted, I had to cut out a scale 3' and required a lot more work than I originally thought, now that this is done work can progress on the rest of the building work such as the fuel tank, air tanks and truck side frames then it is on to detailing and scratch built handrails.

    Should have enough room to fit a sound decoder with a speaker in the cab roof.

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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
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  15. dalebaker

    dalebaker TrainBoard Member

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    Matt, how did you splice it back together? Good progress!
     
  16. StickyMonk

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    Hard to see on the photos but I drilled and put metal pins in the towers as there is quite a bit of thickness there to play with. And to top it off I glued the whole thing to the walkway.

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  17. StickyMonk

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    Quick video to show it moving



    Rather a nice smooth runner, but far to quiet needs the nice chug of a 251...

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  18. StickyMonk

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    Some more progress on the C415.

    Spend a couple of hours on the new pilots. Quite a bit of work to do yet but I need to built the coupler mount on the chassis before I finalise the cutout for the coupler.

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    After studying the photos of the pilot I have decided that I also need to completely rebuild the step wells.

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    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  19. gjslsffan

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    There is a lot of work there Matthew! I enjoy seeing your progress videos and pictures, great job on splicing the frame too. It really runs smooth as well.
     
  20. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Runs very nicely. A bit quiet though, needs a sound decoder ;)
     

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