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by jabsteam
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Night Running & Lights?
Replies: 34
Views: 10446

Re: Night Running & Lights?

Do a Google search for 12v Landscape lights. They come LED in either flood or spot configuration. The housings are OK to use on Critter engines, but you'll have to gut them to use on your American.
by jabsteam
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Question about a DLS ad
Replies: 16
Views: 5110

Re: Question about a DLS ad

Too bad they don't show loading passengers. Looks pretty tough to climb up on the elevated track to sling a leg over to straddle sit on the cars. Then, how do you get off the cars?
Check out Pioneer Valley LS or Waushakum LS videos on Utube, they both have 4 3/4" and 3 1/2" raised tracks.
by jabsteam
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 6004

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Chris Brew - That is an elegant solution to riding the train cars on tube rail. I always had problems trailering my trains riding on any kind of rail. Just couldn't keep them from derailing on the heavy bumps, so I had to go to hook brackets to clamp to the car axles (all 4) to the tube rail. Times ...
by jabsteam
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 6004

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

instead of rails that 3/16" flanges can easily hop off of, I use wood "furring strips" that are 1/2" thick and screw them into the floor on the outside of the wheels. The wheels ride on the floor between the furring strips, and it takes a LOT to bounce over that 1/2" furring strip. Do I understand ...
by jabsteam
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul
Replies: 35
Views: 6004

Re: Temporary Trailer-Engine haul

Remember, for each freight car in your trailer add 6 inches per car for couplers. Example; I've got a 12 ft long trailer and I can not put 2 - 6 ft. cars on a track because they are 13 ft. long. (2 cars at 6ft. 6in. long each) So I alternate a 5 ft. car with a 6 ft. car on each track which just fits...
by jabsteam
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Museum Quality LE 1" scale Atlantic ****SOLD****
Replies: 5
Views: 3603

Re: Museum Quality LE 1" scale Atlantic

Amagosky, click on his name, then send him a PM to ask.
by jabsteam
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Arch between engine stand and P/U
Replies: 7
Views: 3988

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: 5961

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: 4702

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: 4702

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: 2295

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: 5961

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 ...