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Re: MDC Moose Jaws Loco

Mark Kasprowicz
 

It's fairly standard to glue a narrow piece of PCB board on the insulated side of a loco and solder phosphor bronze wire onto it as wipers.
Using a trailing truck even a four wheel one gives just two wheel pickup on a narrow wheelbase - that's going to result in the supply having continuity issues, especially on turnouts.
There is an alternative to PCB ties and that is copper coated Kapton sheet. It's not easy to find (I got mine from the Czech Republic!) but its much tinner than ties, can mould to a shape and can be cut with scissors or a craft knife. The only thing to watch out for it making sure that the edges are insulated from the frame and I do that by letting the epoxy flow out from the sides slightly and check for insulation with a multimeter before the glue sets.

Mark K
Oxon England


Re: MDC Moose Jaws Loco

Mike Conder
 

Yes, that works and is better than relying on tender or pilot trucks.  

IIRC best way was something about epoxying a PC tie to the gear cover plate, with phosphor bronze wire solder to it so it can rub on the back tread of the insulated driver.  May be thinking of another loco though ... been a while since I looked into it. 

Mike Conder

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 10:41 PM Bill Lugg <luggw1@...> wrote:
Couldn't you pick up off the insulated side of the drivers with some
carefully placed wipers?

Just a thought...
Bill Lugg


On 11/7/20 7:25 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
> I'm VERY interested!
> Mike Conder
>
> Hello All.
>
> caught a break today, actually had some time to tinker at the train bench:
>
> made a little progress even.
>
> one thing (trailing truck)  is now decided. it will be a ?-8-4t.
>
> as this is a saddle tanker, i will have to pick up one leg of current
> from somewhere, so, it will have to come from the trailing truck, and
> possibly the lead truck.
> the drivers will supply the other leg.
>
> thanks.
> Kevin.
>






Re: MDC Moose Jaws Loco

Bill Lugg
 

Couldn't you pick up off the insulated side of the drivers with some carefully placed wipers?

Just a thought...
Bill Lugg

On 11/7/20 7:25 PM, kevin b via groups.io wrote:
I'm VERY interested!
Mike Conder

Hello All.

caught a break today, actually had some time to tinker at the train bench:

made a little progress even.

one thing (trailing truck)  is now decided. it will be a ?-8-4t.

as this is a saddle tanker, i will have to pick up one leg of current from somewhere, so, it will have to come from the trailing truck, and possibly the lead truck.
the drivers will supply the other leg.

thanks.
Kevin.


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Mike Mackey
 

Have you read the correspondence from the organization regarding rolling out a new store? I just went to the site and found On3, Sn3, HOn3 and standard gauges. It’s there guys. Are you logged in as members?

Mike

On Nov 7, 2020, at 8:16 PM, Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:


I looked on the NMRA store page on the web and could not find them in HOn3. I wonder what is going on?

Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 4:02 PM duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


--
Mike “Rustler” Mackey


Re: MDC Moose Jaws Loco

kevin b
 

I'm VERY interested!
Mike Conder

Hello All.

caught a break today, actually had some time to tinker at the train bench:

made a little progress even.

one thing (trailing truck)  is now decided. it will be a ?-8-4t.

as this is a saddle tanker, i will have to pick up one leg of current from somewhere, so, it will have to come from the trailing truck, and possibly the lead truck.
the drivers will supply the other leg.

thanks.
Kevin.


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Dale Buxton
 

I looked on the NMRA store page on the web and could not find them in HOn3. I wonder what is going on?

Dale Buxton 

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 4:02 PM duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Mike Mackey
 

It might just that they are currently out of stock and therefore not showing on the website. Let’s not “throw the baby out with the bath water“ as the old saying goes. 

The NMRA does many things that are beneficial to all scales. 

Mike

On Nov 7, 2020, at 7:19 PM, Wayne <waynewtaylorii@...> wrote:


Lots of places still have them, including NMRA.  https://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/nmr/nmr3.htm

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 6:11 PM Alan Kilby <alankilby@...> wrote:
I saw them in stock on jb klein website a couple months ago.
Alan


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:05:47 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] HOn3 standards gauge
 
Hi Wayne,
No, I went to the NMRA website and at their store only see HO, O, On30 and N scale standards gauge. So I was not sure if they were still made.

Thank you
Eric

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 18:02 duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric



--
Wayne Taylor

--
Mike “Rustler” Mackey


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Wayne
 

Lots of places still have them, including NMRA.  https://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/nmr/nmr3.htm

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 6:11 PM Alan Kilby <alankilby@...> wrote:
I saw them in stock on jb klein website a couple months ago.
Alan


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:05:47 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] HOn3 standards gauge
 
Hi Wayne,
No, I went to the NMRA website and at their store only see HO, O, On30 and N scale standards gauge. So I was not sure if they were still made.

Thank you
Eric

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 18:02 duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric



--
Wayne Taylor


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Alan Kilby
 

I saw them in stock on jb klein website a couple months ago.
Alan


From: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io> on behalf of Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...>
Sent: Saturday, November 7, 2020 5:05:47 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io <HOn3@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [HOn3] HOn3 standards gauge
 
Hi Wayne,
No, I went to the NMRA website and at their store only see HO, O, On30 and N scale standards gauge. So I was not sure if they were still made.

Thank you
Eric

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 18:02 duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Eric Schrowang
 

Hi Wayne,
No, I went to the NMRA website and at their store only see HO, O, On30 and N scale standards gauge. So I was not sure if they were still made.

Thank you
Eric

On Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 18:02 duncan <train3guy@...> wrote:

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

duncan
 

Eric,

    Is your question related to the fact the NMRA has just released plastic clearance gauges for most of the various scales and gauges, including ones for On3 and On30, but nothing for HOn3, which I believe is a larger market that the other two combined?  This would not be the first time the NMRA has done some pretty squirelly (sp?) things.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duncan Harvey

On 11/7/2020 10:26 AM, Eric Schrowang wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Or the Russian Hokey-Cokey. As in...
Left foot Putin
Right foot Putin

Mark K


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Dave Trimble
 

They are available from the Nmra. 
Login to NMRA.org


Re: HOn3 standards gauge

Wayne
 

Don't know if they stopped making them but eBay has 3 for sale right now.


On Sat, Nov 7, 2020 at 10:26 AM Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:
Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric



--
Wayne Taylor


HOn3 standards gauge

Eric Schrowang
 

Does the NMRA no longer make the HOn3 standards gauge? What are others using in place of it?

Thank You
Eric


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Climax@...
 

Either that our you get a Conga Line snaking around the airport.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Kasprowicz
Sent: Nov 7, 2020 12:01 PM
To: HOn3@groups.io
Subject: Re: [HOn3] [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Fair enough Chris, but I still believe the 'Follow me' technique should be restricted to airport vehicles guiding planes to their berth.

Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

Fair enough Chris, but I still believe the 'Follow me' technique should be restricted to airport vehicles guiding planes to their berth.

Mark K
Oxon England.


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

claneon30
 

I actually know James. He is a special effects artist in CA and a long-time model railroader. He does build some nice stuff. I didn’t see the post in question and it may well be spam. Lots of junk that goes out where someone’s email address is cloned and used. 


Chris Lane - Editor HOn3 Annual



On Nov 6, 2020, at 12:46 PM, Mark Kasprowicz <mark@...> wrote:

So let him post here - 'follow me' - what is that 'Alice in Wonderland'?, That just looks like spam. If I were a moderator, anything that drives people towards another social media site, should be viewed with caution. Anyway who the heck is this Powell fellow?

Mark K


Re: [finescaleminiatures] Great model building by James A Powell

Mark Kasprowicz
 

So let him post here - 'follow me' - what is that 'Alice in Wonderland'?, That just looks like spam. If I were a moderator, anything that drives people towards another social media site, should be viewed with caution. Anyway who the heck is this Powell fellow?

Mark K


Re: Banta Modelworks Crossbucks

Rick Rhode <rvrhode@...>
 

Dale,
       Thanks for your input.  I'm in no hurry.  Didn't realize he was doing this alone.  That being the case, he does an amazing job!  

                                                                                Rick

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, 09:01:44 PM EST, Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...> wrote:


This has happened to me with a couple of Banta kits. Just an oversight I’m sure. Bill has always made it good for me in a short period of time. As with so many kit manufacturers these days, he is a one man show. Give him a little more time. It will be just fine.

Dale Buxton

On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 17:32 Rick Rhode via groups.io <rvrhode=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
I just purchased a Banta Modelworks HO scale crossbucks kit.  It has laser cut crossbuck pieces and stripwood for the posts.  The kit is for 12 crossbucks and states so on the package.  Mine came with enough decals for only 10 crossbucks. I emailed Banta and asked them if this was correct or did I just get a fluke...Have yet to hear from them.  Has anyone else run into this problem?  I feel that $12 for a kit of 12 is a little steep if it is not complete.
                                                                                                        Rick Rhode

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