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by jabsteam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Arch between engine stand and P/U
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: Arch between engine stand and P/U

I would think a 600 lb engine with a ~24" wheelbase would fold up that 4 ft. long aluminum plate. wa6mdi- I would re-rig your steel plate to mount a 1/2" lower to your engine stand and pickup creating a smooth interface not having to jump up on the plate, and PIN ALL connections. Learned this the ha...
by jabsteam
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: The Viability of Solid-State Components for Signal Systems
Replies: 27
Views: 3938

Re: The Viability of Solid-State Components for Signal Systems

Thanks for the track info, Chuck! EVERY rail joint must be bonded (or insulated), and EVERY turnout must be insulated/bonded? Wow! That's a LOT of work for converting an existing track… Especially for the Lone Wolf track owners. Looks like a Capture/Release system would be easier to install and less...
by jabsteam
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection

Thank you sir!
by jabsteam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection
Replies: 21
Views: 3201

Re: Track Circuit Occupancy Detection

I searched for 3 hours for BCS and only found a Facebook reference for their MABS system- Modular Auto Block Signals that I did not have permission to view, and when I went back to that exact worded Google search, the Facebook link was gone. Nothing on Facebook either for BCS Technologies Limited. B...
by jabsteam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Capture/Release type circuit?
Replies: 6
Views: 1606

Re: Capture/Release type circuit?

Bump from 2 years ago.
I'd like to see a basic circuit diagram too.
by jabsteam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: The Viability of Solid-State Components for Signal Systems
Replies: 27
Views: 3938

Re: The Viability of Solid-State Components for Signal Systems

Chuck, could you explain a little more on the track requirements for an automated system please. I read about track bonds - how and where? Insulated joints - how? Teflon sheets between fishplates and rail? What about the bolts holding it together shorting out the bond? How about turnout frogs? Just ...
by jabsteam
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Semaphores explained?
Replies: 27
Views: 5382

Re: Semaphores explained?

Hi Mike; Does your fail-safe question imply you would be the first person to buy one, if it was offered in a 1-1/2” scale? Would you be willing to offer, or make a suggestion as to how much you would be willing to spend for such a device? That would be helpful to know as well. Thanks! John John, I'...
by jabsteam
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?
Replies: 25
Views: 4075

Re: Fire watch, solid fuel run at Train Mountain?

I believe the tightest radius curve at TM is 75 ft.
I don't think TM will go for a "Coal Meet" , Waaay too much liability with the State of Oregon…
by jabsteam
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: BLS, LS or BS
Replies: 29
Views: 4800

Re: BLS, LS or BS

My home club is the "Rocky Mountain Rails" in Denver. No mention of Live Steam in the name, and good thing, as less than 5% of the members have running "Live Steam" engines. I do, but I am 65 years old… AND there are a few steam outline electrics running on their tracks (sacrilege!). Another good re...
by jabsteam
Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: DLS Goose Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: DLS Goose Kit

The castings themselves are pretty rough, with lots of little pock holes in the surface. I wonder if I could skim coat some Bondo over the surface, then sand smooth? Would it stick to the aluminum castings? The kit looked to be a quick and easy project, but it's not. Lots of steel chassis fabricatio...
by jabsteam
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: DLS Goose Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

Re: DLS Goose Kit

Thank you gentlemen, I'll look into these leads.
I also got in touch with Sam Pool at Plum Cove, since the front arch bar truck and drive axle supplied comes from him.
Seems the Generic Electric axle boxes should work, and they are sprung too.
by jabsteam
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: DLS Goose Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 1734

DLS Goose Kit

I've acquired a Discover Live Steam Goose kit and want to build a sprung suspension for the stock solid drive wheel setup. So I'm looking at a coil spring(s) over a journal box type suspension. Does anyone know where I could get a pair of journal boxes and the pedestals to mount them in? I would mod...