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Re: K4 Headlight Problem

Jens Wulf
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Johnson
Sent: Friday, 24. December 2004 07:59

Hello,

I also posted this on the Broadway Limited list, so if you are on both,
please excuse the duplication.

I just received my K4 and it runs like a watch and looks beautiful. However,
I am having problems with the headlight; it flickers nearly every time I
change speeds. Also sometimes it turns off and sometimes it is on. In
addition, the F0 doesn't seem to have any effect on it. I tried the reset,
but that didn't help. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? I tried
removing the smokebox front and giggling the wires, but there was no change.
Do you use 28 speed steps, and the decoder expects 14 speed steps?
'cause in 14 speed step mode the F0 is part of the speed command, as the
least significant bit. Thus going at the station from 0 to 1 the light
goes on, but speed is still 0. from 1 to 2 the light goes off, and the
loco starts moving (or tries to), and so on.
Anyway, check if CV29 is setup right. actually bit 1 of bits 0 to 7
should be set to 1 if you're using 28 (or 128) speed steps, and 0 if
you're using 14 speed steps.

cheers/jw


Adjusting start-up sounds

Don Borden <daborden@...>
 

I have played with the Soundtraxx decoders and find you can adjust the
start-up for different but consisted diesel units to initiate revs at
slightly different times making multiple unit lash-ups sounds even more
interesting. Has anyone played with the QSI decoders to do the same
thing?

Donald Borden
Doylestown, PA
daborden@comcast.net


K4 Headlight Problem

Greg Johnson <greg1950@...>
 

Hello,

I also posted this on the Broadway Limited list, so if you are on both,
please excuse the duplication.

I just received my K4 and it runs like a watch and looks beautiful. However,
I am having problems with the headlight; it flickers nearly every time I
change speeds. Also sometimes it turns off and sometimes it is on. In
addition, the F0 doesn't seem to have any effect on it. I tried the reset,
but that didn't help. Does anybody know how to fix this problem? I tried
removing the smokebox front and giggling the wires, but there was no change.

Thanks,

Greg Johnson


Re: QSI in Proto 2000 GP7 GP9

brian_rmsy <ramseypeoria@...>
 

--- In QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Dilley" <rdilley@s...>
wrote:

Thought some might be interested in pictures of the QSI mounted in
the new Proto 2000 geeps just released with QSI sound. Its amazing
to me that they were able to put the system in the narrow hood of a
geep. Photos are in the groups home page photo section.

Richard Dilley

Do they have LED's, or the lights that the regular Protos have?


Re: QSI decoders

Ross Kudlick <ross.kudlick@...>
 

Bob,

QSI does not currently sell directly to the aftermarket. Their decoders are
designed as specified by the locomotive manufacturer, and are available only
installed in a locomotive.

Ross

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Young [mailto:bob.young@tcc.on.ca]
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 13:35
To: QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [QSIndustries] QSI decoders



Is it possible to purchase a QSI decoder as a 'user install' item?
The QSI web site indicates to me at least that all QSI decoders are
sold as installed in a locomotive.


QSI decoders

Bob Young <bob.young@...>
 

Is it possible to purchase a QSI decoder as a 'user install' item?
The QSI web site indicates to me at least that all QSI decoders are
sold as installed in a locomotive.


Technical/Customer support

Bob Young <bob.young@...>
 

I have checked the QSI web page and the 'Customer Support' link is
not working. Any suggestion as to the E'Mail address for
QSI 'Technical/Customer Support'?


Engine sounds

Bob Young <bob.young@...>
 

Is it possible to purchase a QSI sound decoder with a specific
locomotive engine sound or is the QSI sound a single generic sound
for makes and types of diesel motors.

I ask beciase all of the QSI diesel sound decoders that I have heard
sound the same regardless of the actual locomotive in which they are
installed.


Re: Has anyone...

Glen Duke <Glen_Duke@...>
 

I'm sorry, Idahoan, I should have encluded the answer from Athearn. Here it
is:

The screws that hold the shell in place are located under the Boiler

half-top just in front of the cab (Part # 19) and under the Steam Dome cover

that is in about the center of the boiler top (Part # 26). These parts are

press fit so it simply a matter of popping them off.

The tender has two screws on either side of the rear coupler box that have

to be removed. To remove the screw that holds the tender body on from the

top you first have to remove the box that immediately behind the coal/oil

bunker. It is press fit on. Then you have to slide the coal/oil bunker back

a little bit in order to release it and access the screw.

Sincerely,

Athearn Trains

-----Original Message-----
From: idahoan2004 [mailto:idahoan2004@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 5:20 PM
To: QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [QSIndustries] Re: Has anyone...





You received an answer from Athearn as to how to remove the Lionel
boiler and tender shells? Then maybe I should write Lionel. I am
still trying to figure out how to remove the Athearn Challenger
tender shell (haven't tried the boiler yet). How do you remove the
coal load to get at the underlying screw?


--- In QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com, "Glen Duke" <Glen_Duke@1...>
wrote:
> I got a very nice answer from Athearn support regarding removing
the shells.
>
> I did not include the last paragraph as it was an afterthought when
> addressing this groupl
>
> Glen Duke
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Glen Duke [mailto:Glen_Duke@1...]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:01 PM
> To: QSIndustries
> Subject: [QSIndustries] Has anyone...
>
>
> Has anyone figured out to get the tender and boiler shells off of
the
> Lionel
> Challenger?
>
> In spite of what the document says about figuring out by studying
the
> exploded diagrams, I cannot figure out how to dismantle either
part.
>
> By the way, is the lack of a warranty card an anomaly or
reflective of
> Lionel's decision to get out of this part of the business?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Glen Duke





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Re: F10 Problem on Verbal Status

Clifton Johnson <clif_NMRA@...>
 

--- In QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com, "Clifton Johnson"

I have just received an Atlas HO C.J (#2410) that will identify
the
speed....BUT on idle will NOT identify the loco number.

Forgot to mention that I have tried (in Operations mode) 17 in CV64
and then also tried 18 in CV64 (per 'Note' on page 19 of manual).
It repeats the full extended id after setting CV64...but will still
not id the full extended address when on the layout.


F10 Problem on Verbal Status

Clifton Johnson <clif_NMRA@...>
 

I have an Atlas HO PA (#8703) that in neutral identifies itself and
also the speed if moving.

I have just received an Atlas HO C.J (#2410) that will identify the
speed....BUT on idle will NOT identify the loco number.

It does id the cv and value when changing values.
Both locos have extended 4-digit addresses.

Any suggestions other than doing a reset and then changing the
address again to 4-digit????


Re: Has anyone...

M R
 

You received an answer from Athearn as to how to remove the Lionel
boiler and tender shells? Then maybe I should write Lionel. I am
still trying to figure out how to remove the Athearn Challenger
tender shell (haven't tried the boiler yet). How do you remove the
coal load to get at the underlying screw?


--- In QSIndustries@yahoogroups.com, "Glen Duke" <Glen_Duke@1...>
wrote:
I got a very nice answer from Athearn support regarding removing
the shells.

I did not include the last paragraph as it was an afterthought when
addressing this groupl

Glen Duke
-----Original Message-----
From: Glen Duke [mailto:Glen_Duke@1...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:01 PM
To: QSIndustries
Subject: [QSIndustries] Has anyone...


Has anyone figured out to get the tender and boiler shells off of
the
Lionel
Challenger?

In spite of what the document says about figuring out by studying
the
exploded diagrams, I cannot figure out how to dismantle either
part.

By the way, is the lack of a warranty card an anomaly or
reflective of
Lionel's decision to get out of this part of the business?

Thanks,

Glen Duke


Re: Has anyone...

Glen Duke <Glen_Duke@...>
 

I got a very nice answer from Athearn support regarding removing the shells.

I did not include the last paragraph as it was an afterthought when
addressing this groupl

Glen Duke

-----Original Message-----
From: Glen Duke [mailto:Glen_Duke@141.net]
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:01 PM
To: QSIndustries
Subject: [QSIndustries] Has anyone...


Has anyone figured out to get the tender and boiler shells off of the
Lionel
Challenger?

In spite of what the document says about figuring out by studying the
exploded diagrams, I cannot figure out how to dismantle either part.

By the way, is the lack of a warranty card an anomaly or reflective of
Lionel's decision to get out of this part of the business?

Thanks,

Glen Duke



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Re: New member/P2k GP9

Thomas Hollenstein
 

Thanks for the response. I've already seen the photos but wasn't
sure, if there was a small parting line in the metal or not.
I guess that'll be a case for a good saw. The lights aren't a problem.

Tom


Re: New member/P2k GP9

denlippert <denlippert@...>
 

--- "Thomas Hollenstein" <thomas.hollenstein@h...> wrote:
I'm new here and would like to come up with the following question:
I've two GP9s where I chopped the noses. On the older P2k it was
possible to remove the upper part of the metal-weight which was
hold by a screw.
Now I'd like to put the shells of my low-nose GPs on the new drive
with the QSI-decoder. Is it still possible to remove the upper part
of the "nose-weight"?

As the photo in the other person's response shows... the entire low-
nose area of the QSI-equipped geep is filled with metal weight.

It shouldn't take a lot of effort to remove some of it with a hacksaw
after removing the weight from the loco. (It will probably take a
lot more effort to DO THAT, than to saw the weight!). It looks like
the electronics are confined to the other end of the unit.

You'd also have to rearrange the headlight arrangement.
Den


Re: New member/P2k GP9

Richard Dilley <rdilley@...>
 

I doubt it very much. If you go to the groups home page and click on photos
you will find several shots of the LL P2K GP9 with the shell removed. These
should answer your questions. The direct link to one of the pictures is
http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/qsindustries/vwp?.dir=/QSI+in+Proto+2000+GP7+GP9&.src=gr&.dnm=S_PICT0049.jpg&.view=t&.done=http%3a//photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/qsindustries/lst%3f%26.dir=/QSI%2bin%2bProto%2b2000%2bGP7%2bGP9%26.src=gr%26.view=t

If the link gets truncated or does not work go to the group web site and
look under photo's as I mentioned and you should find the shots I took

Richard Dilley


At 03:20 AM 12/22/2004, you wrote:


Hi all

I'm new here and would like to come up with the following question:
I've two GP9s where I chopped the noses. On the older P2k it was
possible to remove the upper part of the metal-weight which was hold
by a screw.
Now I'd like to put the shells of my low-nose GPs on the new drive
with the QSI-decoder. Is it still possible to remove the upper part
of the "nose-weight"?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom, Switzerland
______________________________________________________________________________
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Membership Chairman, TH&B Railway Historical Society (registrar@thbrailway.com)
Check out our web site at www.thbrailway.com/

Member CN, CP and ONR SIG Groups, NFR/NMRA, CRHA and Burlington Model
Railroad Club.
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New member/P2k GP9

Thomas Hollenstein
 

Hi all

I'm new here and would like to come up with the following question:
I've two GP9s where I chopped the noses. On the older P2k it was
possible to remove the upper part of the metal-weight which was hold
by a screw.
Now I'd like to put the shells of my low-nose GPs on the new drive
with the QSI-decoder. Is it still possible to remove the upper part
of the "nose-weight"?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Tom, Switzerland


Has anyone...

Glen Duke <Glen_Duke@...>
 

Has anyone figured out to get the tender and boiler shells off of the Lionel
Challenger?

In spite of what the document says about figuring out by studying the
exploded diagrams, I cannot figure out how to dismantle either part.

By the way, is the lack of a warranty card an anomaly or reflective of
Lionel's decision to get out of this part of the business?

Thanks,

Glen Duke


Re: B&O Light 2-8-2 Modification

Kert Peterson <kertp@...>
 

On 12/20/2004, Dave Beidle wrote (in response to Dennis Lippert):

Hmmmm....

I thought the 2-8-2 preceeded the "A"? My CB&Q O-4 2-8-2s have the "slow
turn-on" headlight too. I could be wrong about the sequence of
manufacture.....

Yes, you are wrong...

Cheers,
Kert Peterson
Fircrest, WA

Bon Vivant, Raconteur and Occasional Microferroequinologist


Re: B&O Light 2-8-2 Modification

David Beidle <gmnodave@...>
 

denlippert wrote:

The N&W A was publicized as having a Golden Glow LED... and was also
the first BLI with the "slow turn-on" headlight...
Hmmmm....

I thought the 2-8-2 preceeded the "A"? My CB&Q O-4 2-8-2s have the "slow turn-on" headlight too. I could be wrong about the sequence of manufacture.....

Dave

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