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Re: Best Decoder/Sound System for a Balboa C-21

Mike Chamberlain
 

I use Soundtraxx in all of my locos . Mike


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 2:03 PM Nigel Phillips <nigelp18000@...> wrote:
ESU Loksound micro is an alternative. The decoder size is usually not an issue, it's the speaker. Try "sugar cube" speakers. If you can get a speaker in the boiler all the better.

Nigel

On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 1:41 PM AdamKP <penncentral13@...> wrote:
So I just purchased a brass Balboa C-21 and I'm wondering what kind of decoder/speaker I should get for it. I'm thinking Soundtraxx as I think that might be the only brand to fit. I would appreciate any suggestions since I am not well versed in the electronic side of model railroading. Thank you. 


Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Richard Brennan
 

At 05:25 PM 7/14/2021, John via groups.io wrote:
The problem he has is that no printer (besides Apls) prints white
No...
Other digital printers that can print 'white' include the GhostWhite cartridges for CMYK laser printers,
a number of UV-LED printers (of different types with varying results), and the DecalPro laminate system.


Richard
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Re: Best Decoder/Sound System for a Balboa C-21

Nigel Phillips
 

ESU Loksound micro is an alternative. The decoder size is usually not an issue, it's the speaker. Try "sugar cube" speakers. If you can get a speaker in the boiler all the better.

Nigel


On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 1:41 PM AdamKP <penncentral13@...> wrote:
So I just purchased a brass Balboa C-21 and I'm wondering what kind of decoder/speaker I should get for it. I'm thinking Soundtraxx as I think that might be the only brand to fit. I would appreciate any suggestions since I am not well versed in the electronic side of model railroading. Thank you. 


Best Decoder/Sound System for a Balboa C-21

AdamKP
 

So I just purchased a brass Balboa C-21 and I'm wondering what kind of decoder/speaker I should get for it. I'm thinking Soundtraxx as I think that might be the only brand to fit. I would appreciate any suggestions since I am not well versed in the electronic side of model railroading. Thank you. 


Re: Precision Scale WSLC Heisler

Climax@...
 

Better yet.  Just take the paper and lay it over the sleeve.  Take the cracked part and put it on top the paper and push it down into the sleeve.  The paper will give way and take the new new form between the cracked part and sleeve.  Kind of like putting an insulated tire on a wheel.

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Jim
 
On a 3 .14mm OD socket, a nominally 1/8" ID K&S brass tube will need some shimming to get a tight fit. 
 
A light hard paper should suffice.  Cut the paper just long enough to go once, or as many times as needed, around the socket.  Cut the width equal to sleeve plus socket lengths. Cut a small taper inside the sleeve's leading edge and outside the socket's leading edge.  Clean socket and sleeve with alcohol to remove any oil.  Roll the paper so it fits tightly into the sleeve, start the socket into the paper tube, press together, and trim off excess paper.  It may take several tries to get a fit that firmly closes the cracked socket.  When done, hit the paper edges all around with water weight ACC to fix all together. 
 
John Stutz
On July 15, 2021 9:13 AM Jim Rohman <rohman@...> wrote:
 
 

Hello again

I’m trying the sleeving. I haven’t been able to get a real tight fit with the 1/8 sleeve. Don’t know if I should add some silicone or squeeze the sleeve together a bit. I would think the Sleeve (tube) should be a tight fit. I’ve found I have 3 cracked cups in the line plus there is a special plastic cup that comes off the gear box and mates directly with a brass cup with no dog bone. This special plastic cup looks to be cracked also. I’ve got myself quite a little mess to fix.

 

NWSL recommended using their 487-6 U joint set. My shaft size is 1.45mm and their U joint kit is made for 1.5mm shafting. It might work.  I may give that a try if the sleeving fails. It won’t help with the special cup that mates with the brass cup but I’ll see what happens.

 

Thanks everyone again for following along. I’m a novice at trying something like this, another-words, I don’t know what I’m doing, but I hope to learn something and get lucky and actually fix this guy. Any ideas you may think of I’d appreciate.

Below is a picture of the special cup highlighted.

Thanks for your help, Jim


 

 


Re: Precision Scale WSLC Heisler

John Stutz
 

Jim

On a 3 .14mm OD socket, a nominally 1/8" ID K&S brass tube will need some shimming to get a tight fit. 

A light hard paper should suffice.  Cut the paper just long enough to go once, or as many times as needed, around the socket.  Cut the width equal to sleeve plus socket lengths. Cut a small taper inside the sleeve's leading edge and outside the socket's leading edge.  Clean socket and sleeve with alcohol to remove any oil.  Roll the paper so it fits tightly into the sleeve, start the socket into the paper tube, press together, and trim off excess paper.  It may take several tries to get a fit that firmly closes the cracked socket.  When done, hit the paper edges all around with water weight ACC to fix all together. 

John Stutz

On July 15, 2021 9:13 AM Jim Rohman <rohman@...> wrote:


Hello again

I’m trying the sleeving. I haven’t been able to get a real tight fit with the 1/8 sleeve. Don’t know if I should add some silicone or squeeze the sleeve together a bit. I would think the Sleeve (tube) should be a tight fit. I’ve found I have 3 cracked cups in the line plus there is a special plastic cup that comes off the gear box and mates directly with a brass cup with no dog bone. This special plastic cup looks to be cracked also. I’ve got myself quite a little mess to fix.


NWSL recommended using their 487-6 U joint set. My shaft size is 1.45mm and their U joint kit is made for 1.5mm shafting. It might work.  I may give that a try if the sleeving fails. It won’t help with the special cup that mates with the brass cup but I’ll see what happens.


Thanks everyone again for following along. I’m a novice at trying something like this, another-words, I don’t know what I’m doing, but I hope to learn something and get lucky and actually fix this guy. Any ideas you may think of I’d appreciate.

Below is a picture of the special cup highlighted.

Thanks for your help, Jim


 


Re: Precision Scale WSLC Heisler

Climax@...
 


Re: Precision Scale WSLC Heisler

Jim Rohman
 

Hello again

I’m trying the sleeving. I haven’t been able to get a real tight fit with the 1/8 sleeve. Don’t know if I should add some silicone or squeeze the sleeve together a bit. I would think the Sleeve (tube) should be a tight fit. I’ve found I have 3 cracked cups in the line plus there is a special plastic cup that comes off the gear box and mates directly with a brass cup with no dog bone. This special plastic cup looks to be cracked also. I’ve got myself quite a little mess to fix.

 

NWSL recommended using their 487-6 U joint set. My shaft size is 1.45mm and their U joint kit is made for 1.5mm shafting. It might work.  I may give that a try if the sleeving fails. It won’t help with the special cup that mates with the brass cup but I’ll see what happens.

 

Thanks everyone again for following along. I’m a novice at trying something like this, another-words, I don’t know what I’m doing, but I hope to learn something and get lucky and actually fix this guy. Any ideas you may think of I’d appreciate.

Below is a picture of the special cup highlighted.

Thanks for your help, Jim


 


Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

John Stutz
 

Don

At the recent 2021 NMRA online convention, Frank Schneider gave a clinic titled " Make Your Own Decals".  This was based on a fairly new technology developed by the folks at http://decalprofx.com/, who have a way to make white decals, as well as a wide range of colors, from black laser printer output.  It's a moderately complex multi-step lamination/delamination based process, and requires some moderately expensive hardware and materials, but should be well worth investigating.

John Stutz

On July 14, 2021 12:42 PM Don Bergman <dbrenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,
Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73. 

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?
Don Bergman


Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Eric Schrowang
 

Actually that is no longer true. There is now a laser cartridge called Ghost White. It is made for HP and other color laser printers.
The only problem is the cost is up there. About 300.00 for the cartridge.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 8:25 PM John via groups.io <spaceway1999=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
The problem he has is that  no printer (besides Apls) prints white


On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 5:08 PM, R. W. Leibrand
Don,

   One more thought.  Do you have a photo editing program?  Try scanning black lettering, then use the “Negative” option.  The background should be black and the letters would be white.
   I’ve not tried it, but just trying to apply some critical thinking.

Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 5:10 PM, Robert W. Leibrand <rwleibrand@...> wrote:

Don, 

   Have you checked the San Juan Models website for possible decals?  Link is below.


Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 4:51 PM, Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:

Don can you do it with white decal paper

Eric

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 3:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73.  

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman






Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Ken Martin
 

Don,

You might try to print it in a light silver. Depending an the background color it might appear white.
The C&S used aluminum leaf on their loco’s and many thought it was white.
I have used silver decals on my engines and they look white.

Ken Martin


Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

John
 

The problem he has is that  no printer (besides Apls) prints white


On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 5:08 PM, R. W. Leibrand
<rwleibrand@...> wrote:
Don,

   One more thought.  Do you have a photo editing program?  Try scanning black lettering, then use the “Negative” option.  The background should be black and the letters would be white.
   I’ve not tried it, but just trying to apply some critical thinking.

Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 5:10 PM, Robert W. Leibrand <rwleibrand@...> wrote:

Don, 

   Have you checked the San Juan Models website for possible decals?  Link is below.


Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 4:51 PM, Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:

Don can you do it with white decal paper

Eric

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 3:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73.  

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman






Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

R. W. Leibrand
 

Don,

   One more thought.  Do you have a photo editing program?  Try scanning black lettering, then use the “Negative” option.  The background should be black and the letters would be white.
   I’ve not tried it, but just trying to apply some critical thinking.

Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 5:10 PM, Robert W. Leibrand <rwleibrand@...> wrote:

Don, 

   Have you checked the San Juan Models website for possible decals?  Link is below.


Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 4:51 PM, Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:

Don can you do it with white decal paper

Eric

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 3:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73.  

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman






Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

R. W. Leibrand
 

Don, 

   Have you checked the San Juan Models website for possible decals?  Link is below.


Good luck,
Bob

On Jul 14, 2021, at 4:51 PM, Eric Schrowang <eschrowang@...> wrote:

Don can you do it with white decal paper

Eric

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 3:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73.  

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman





Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Dale Buxton <dbtuathaddana@...>
 

Don,

CDS once made exactly what you are looking for. If that helps any.

Dale Buxton

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 1:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73. 

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman


Re: HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Eric Schrowang
 

Don can you do it with white decal paper

Eric

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021, 3:42 PM Don Bergman <DBRenegade@...> wrote:
Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73. 

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman


HO D&RG Refrigerator White Decal

Don Bergman
 

Folks,

Been running into a brick wall trying to find a White "REFRIGERATOR" decal for D&RG Refrigerator car class 1r.  A black one appears in Microscale Cecal set 87-73. 

I have print custom decals but my printer will not print white.

Any ideas?

Don Bergman


Re: 41st National Narrow Gauge Convention

Robert Bell
 

Can't wait!!

Rob Bell
Modeling the White Pass & Yukon Route in HOn3 
Waynesville, NC


41st National Narrow Gauge Convention

John Short
 

All,

We are now less than two months from hosting the 41st National Narrow Gauge Convention in Hickory, North Carolina!

I have attached to this message a flyer describing the Convention, and also a photo of two of the layouts that will be on the layout tour - and RGS and a Tweetsie layout!  Other layouts will be seen in additional messages, or, you can visit the Convention Web Site to see a brief description of the layouts, clinics, prototype activities, and non-rail events at the Convention.

We have several layouts on the tour this year, ranging from the Rio Grande Southern in HOn3, through the D&RGW in HO and HOn3 (including dual gauge!); through the ET&WNC in On30, to Fn3 logging.  Some layouts are outdoor garden layouts, and there are a few club layouts as well.

Hickory has many additional attractions to offer: please visit Hickory Metro Convention Center to see a video about the area, and links to other nearby attractions here in the Blue Ridge portion of North Carolina.

The Convention will run from September 1 through September 4, 2021.  This is NOT a virtual convention, but is in-person!

Hope to see you at this Convention!

John Short

Layout Chairman

41st National Narrow Gauge Convention


Re: Precision Scale WSLC Heisler

Keith Wiseman
 

Jim,

I have all the left over parts from the last run on PSC heislers. Is yours in a Orange or Silver box as the Silver would be the late eighties version.   All My parts are from the Orange box version. Saw your picture and will see if I have anything similar. Let Me know which version for sure as the fellow whou bought all of PSC's Import parts inventory will be here to visit in a few minutes. 

Keith

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