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Re: Circuit breaker advice

Kurt Konrath
 

Tell her is a medical deduction for stress relief after a hard day at work

Kurt K


On May 27, 2014, at 8:36 PM, "yankeezephyr@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

THANK YOU Everybody!
 I will use the light bulb method , track, and switches and switch over to circuit breakers as fund allow. After buying lumber, track, switches etc etc etc it will take a while to build up funds.
Any advice to get the wife to think the the railroad is more important then, food, bills, mortgage...etc?


Art
Guysborough Railroad

Re: Circuit breaker advice

Chris Killgore
 

Remember, light bulbs only limit the current, not stop it.  Current will still be flowing through the short!

Chris




On 5/27/2014 7:36 PM, yankeezephyr@... [WiringForDCC] wrote:
 

THANK YOU Everybody!
 I will use the light bulb method , track, and switches and switch over to circuit breakers as fund allow. After buying lumber, track, switches etc etc etc it will take a while to build up funds.
Any advice to get the wife to think the the railroad is more important then, food, bills, mortgage...etc?


Art
Guysborough Railroad


Re: Circuit breaker advice

Charles Zak
 

Just tell her when your in the basement working on the RR she knows where you are and the money is not being spent at the bar

Re: Circuit breaker advice

john
 

Are you sure you want to tell her that, the bar is cheaper, lol. You might want to look at Digitrax's PM42. It controls 4 power sections and current can be limited to between 3 and 10 amps with the additional feature of short protection.
john


On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 9:53 PM, "p42hogger@... [WiringForDCC]" wrote:




Just tell her when your in the basement working on the RR she knows where you are and the money is not being spent at the bar



Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

emrldsky
 

I have a Bachman item 51517 ,HO 2-6-6 steam engine that I would like to install a decoder into. Is there sufficient room in the engine itself to do this with a HO sized decoder or must I find an N scale decoder? If so, how do you remove the boiler to do it?

Thanks,

Mike G.


Re: Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

Richard Gagnon
 


Bachmann does not make a 2-6-6. What do you really have?
There is a Bachmann HO scale forum you can ask in also.

Rich
 
Failure is not an option. it comes bundled with Windows.


On Monday, June 2, 2014 1:25 PM, "azMikeG@... [WiringForDCC]" wrote:




I have a Bachman item 51517 ,HO 2-6-6 steam engine that I would like to install a decoder into. Is there sufficient room in the engine itself to do this with a HO sized decoder or must I find an N scale decoder? If so, how do you remove the boiler to do it?
Thanks,
Mike G.





Re: Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

emrldsky
 

My mistake. I thought I had proofed it better than that.

It is a 2-6-2








Bachmann does not make a 2-6-6. What do you really have?

There is a Bachmann HO scale forum you can ask in also.



Rich



Failure is not an option. it comes bundled with Windows.

On Monday, June 2, 2014 1:25 PM, "azMikeG@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:





I have a Bachman item 51517 ,HO 2-6-6 steam engine that I would like to install a decoder into. Is there sufficient room in the engine itself to do this with a HO sized decoder or must I find an N scale decoder? If so, how do you remove the boiler to do it?

Thanks,

Mike G.

Re: Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

jazzmanlj
 

Did you look at Bachmann's site under parts/service? They have the manuals listed for many locomotives.


Len Jaskiewicz

Re: Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

Richard Gagnon
 

The online Bachmann site does not show any 2-6-2's DCC ready. The one diagram shows a tender with plastic wheels. You will have to hardwire a small decoder into the loco. Isolate the two motor contacts from the loco frame.

TCS has some nice small decoders. There are some instructions for different Bachmann locos. This might give you some ideas. Don't expect Plug and Play.

Decoders come with instructions.


TCS digital decoder Installation for HO-Scale model trains


Rich

Re: Decoder Installation - smaller steamer

jazzmanlj
 

If the website does not list that loco in the parts diagram section, email them! They will send whatever info they might have.

Len Jaskiewicz

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Reverse Loops

Barry Rosier
 

Guys,


My friend Dave designed this track plan in my folder named Barry R. It looks like there are nested reverse loops and a wye. He asked me to help him plan out a PM42 install for auto reversing control but this one has me baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance,


Barry Rosier

Re: Reverse Loops

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Barry,

 

There is a reversing section at the wye leading into the turntable. It can be easily isolated by making the entire engine terminal a reversing section starting at the single turnout from the wye feeding to it. My preferred way would be to use 3 sets of isolating gaps with one toward the left of the ‘straight’ part of the wye, one where it re-joins toward the turntable and another over toward the right where it joins the yard leads. The turntable itself then could be a semi-automatic (based on rotation) or fully automatic reversing section without any double A-R section interference.

 

A second reversing section exists at the rather long straight track lead 2nd from the top in the diagram. Simply isolate it at the turnouts at both ends and add an A-R unit.

 

However note that once a train leaves the yard going CW there is no way to turn it around other than backing up through the A-R lead above or into the engine terminal. Is this what you want?

 

DonV

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Guys,

 

My friend Dave designed this track plan in my folder named Barry R. It looks like there are nested reverse loops and a wye. He asked me to help him plan out a PM42 install for auto reversing control but this one has me baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Barry Rosier




Re: Reverse Loops

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Barry, the track crossing you show at mid-left may need some consideration also depending what brand you purchase or build and how the individual track rails and frogs are insulated from each other. See http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a53.

DonV

 

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Guys,

 

My friend Dave designed this track plan in my folder named Barry R. It looks like there are nested reverse loops and a wye. He asked me to help him plan out a PM42 install for auto reversing control but this one has me baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Barry Rosier




Re: Reverse Loops

Steve Haas
 

<<My friend Dave designed this track plan in my folder named Barry R. It looks like there are nested reverse loops and a wye. He asked me to help him plan out a PM42 install for auto reversing control but this one has me baffled. Any help would be greatly appreciated.>>

This plan has two reversing sections:

1)      The first is the second track from the top as it traverses the layout, starting from the frog end of the switch on the left to the frog end of the switch in the upper right hand corner,

2)      The second, part of the wye, starts at that same turnout in the upper right hand corner.  When it reaches the turnout to the engine terminal the leg to the engine terminal ends immediately after the route diverges.  The reversing section continues on the other leg of the wye, terminating just before frog end of that turnout.

 

Best regards,

Steve

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

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Re: Reverse Loops

Barry Rosier
 

Don and Steve,

Thank for the input. I've posted a revised plan with the gaps marked in Red (based on my reading of your comments). Please let me know if this will work.

Don,

I'll let my friend know about the crossover too.

Again, thank you,

Barry R

Re: Reverse Loops

Steve Haas
 


<<Don and Steve,

 

Thank for the input. I've posted a revised plan with the gaps marked in Red (based on my reading of your comments). Please let me know if this will work.>>

 

I don’t think I conveyed what I was thinking very well.

 

The three sets up gaps you have on the track plan, lets call them “Southwest”, “Northeast” and “South”:

 

1)      The Southwest set is fine,

2)      Move the South pair of gaps to the other leg of that turnout and then move them clockwise to the turnout at the top right hand corner of the wye,

3)      Move the Northeast pair of gaps roughly 90 degrees clockwise so they are just _before_ the turnout on the east where it branches off from the main loop.

 

You still need two sets of gaps for the second line that runs across the top of the layout.  Gaps for this section should be just before the turnouts at either end (the reversing section should not include these turnouts).

 

I missed it the first time around, but the turntable itself is a reversing section and will need its own reversing circuit card.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

 

 

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Re: Reverse Loops

dvollrath@...
 

Barry, See my posting in your file folder. Don't forget to ask your friend about no way to easily reverse train direction once it is running CW through the yard portion of the layout.

DonV