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by NCBQGUY
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: I started an Allen Mogul project
Replies: 8
Views: 4110

Re: I started an Allen Mogul project

Jim I live in Mt.Juliet and am a member at CSME. I have two 0-4-0 battery critters and a Railroad Supply 2-6-0 “project” which has the chassis almost complete and a boiler. I need to build a cab, tender, add running boards, boiler jacket, and plumb lines for steam and water. I live next door to a Li...
by NCBQGUY
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: EMD E5a or E6a Prototype drawings
Replies: 1
Views: 1384

Re: EMD E5a or E6a Prototype drawings

Please contact me off list.
I don’t have “prototype” drawings (the real drawings are many details most of which are useless for modeling such as interior fire extinguisher brackets) but do have excellent presentation drawings which would help you build them.
Charlie Vlk
cvlk at comcast dot net
by NCBQGUY
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric Engine Controllers
Replies: 7
Views: 3276

Re: Electric Engine Controllers

Thanks to Daris offline I now understand the SyRen50 circuit. The relays are common 87A parts and wired bases can also be purchased at auto parts stores as can the circuit breakers. The device to the left side of the circuit is an onboard 24v battery charger. I wired in a new DPDT reversing switch a...
by NCBQGUY
Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric Engine Controllers
Replies: 7
Views: 3276

Re: Electric Engine Controllers

The Dimension Engineering Syren50 seems like a fit to my situation (see thread I started 24v Reversing switch)
The linked wiring diagram does not identify several components nor give specs for them. Could anyone fill in the blanks so I can unspderstand the circuit and order components?
Charlie Vlk
by NCBQGUY
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Re: Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric

Thanks for the replies. Turns out this was covered in a current thread where a Dimension Engineering Syren50 controller was recommend. On the linked diagram there are components pictured and in the wiring diagram that are not identified. It would be helpful to know what everything is and what the sp...
by NCBQGUY
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 2423

Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric

I bought a 24V Centercab 0-4-0 critter that has a nicely done beefed up homemade version of a Mr. Motion drive based on a Schwinn bicycle motor and controller. Because bikes don't have much need for a reverse the builder provided a simple DPDT bat handled switch for reversing....mounted on the under...
by NCBQGUY
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Great Northern Railway green paint scheme
Replies: 3
Views: 899

Re: Great Northern Railway green paint scheme

Glenn
Contact the GH Historical Society. IIRC the green for boiler jackets is a much different color than the Empire Builder green. They produced color chips which included the boiler jacket color and might have some paint advice for you.
Charlie Vlk
by NCBQGUY
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Fire Extingusher recall
Replies: 10
Views: 1706

Re: Fire Extingusher recall

One of my professional activities involved Value Engineering and there was nothing in it to make the product cost less. Not to say that management, marketing, sales, and accountants haven't used it as a cover for overriding sound engineering. Value does not mean the same thing as cheaper....as most ...
by NCBQGUY
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Reading Bobber Caboose drawing?
Replies: 13
Views: 2975

Re: Reading Bobber Caboose drawing?

If anyone is interested in building a CB&Q NW-2 Bobber, please contact me for correct prototype drawings. Neither the drawings presented here nor the J.Harold Geisel drawings in the November 1954 Model Railroader are correct.
Charlie Vlk
by NCBQGUY
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Rail Joiners and Drill Fixture
Replies: 0
Views: 1070

Rail Joiners and Drill Fixture

Some of you may have seen an advertisement in Discover Live Steam for Rail Joint Bars and a Visegrip-based drill fixture. I previously ordered a pack of the joint bars and today received another batch along with a drill fixture. Al at High Oaks R.R. made a special tool for me to use on my 1/4" x 1" ...
by NCBQGUY
Mon May 29, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Time table and train order?
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Time table and train order?

TT&TO and Car Cards are two separate concepts that can be used in parallel. Car Cards/Waybill systems are schemes to determine the logic of movement of loaded and empty cars on a railroad. TT&TO is one form of controlling the running of trains over specified sections of railroad. Both are designed t...
by NCBQGUY
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Bobber caboose pedestal sets
Replies: 15
Views: 5746

Re: Bobber caboose pedestal sets

I received a set of castings from Peter and they are very nice. They match the prototype drawings at 1 1/2" scale. In case anyone is interested in building a CB&Q NM2 Bobber I have enough original railroad drawings to build one in 12" = 1'-0". I am going through the drawings now to determine the dim...