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by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: LocoParts?
Replies: 16
Views: 1148

Re: LocoParts?

+1 for what Gregg said. It’s hard to impossible to get a domain name anymore as people and bots register everyname under the sun for resale.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Show us your ET (electric train)
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Show us your ET (electric train)

Amadlinger, Classic and Classy locomotive! Curious if you have gear reduction leading to the jackshaft? Or is your total gear reduction 2:1 from the tolomatic gear boxes? If so, what kind of voltage are you pulling and how does the motor perform at slow speeds- say 2-4 mph? Thanks for posting! Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Show us your ET (electric train)
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Show us your ET (electric train)

Here’s a thread to show off your ET (electric Train) and describe your loco a bit - weight on drivers, voltage/current draw, motor size, gear ratio in the drive train, type of controller, Max payload, etc - a few pertinent facts that could help others make decisions about electrifying their build. A...
by Glenn Brooks
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Controlling separate DC traction motors
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Controlling separate DC traction motors

Hello all, Iam on to the next stage in planning my old yard goat center cab electric train conversion. Wondering how to synchronize two separate DC series wound motors and controllers to operate with one speed control/throttle? Can anybody recommend the best way to wire two separate DC series wound ...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Electric power primer

Russ, we heard about the storm. 500k without power around Seattle, apparently. Now heading north on I-5. Palm Springs to Redding today. Clear sky and sunny all day up the Central Valley, until we hit Shasta. Then almost a steady string of clouds across the horizon. Likely only will get worse as we h...
by Glenn Brooks
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Electric power primer

Be fair now, Russ, as you know, the tracks do actually emerge from the waters, once in awhile, usually.

Glenn
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 27
Views: 4489

Re: Electric power prime

Well, over this crazy winter break, finally settled on using two DC series wound, 48 volt traction motors to power my Center cab yard goat. (One motor per truck with 6:1 two stage chain and gear reduction). I found the motors and their controllers for a $100 bucks from a local EV member (electrical ...
by Glenn Brooks
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Tie spacing chart
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Tie spacing chart

Terry, thanks for posting. Looking good! Regarding file size, I just checked, and apparently the forum software will load .PDF files. So, You could possibly increase the font size in the word document, and the spreadsheet, then save it as a larger size .Pdf to increase the physical document size and...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 452
Views: 165642

Re: Show us your lathe!

Couple of shots of my NOS 1925 SB 9 x48” lathe, and a lathe bench I recently built for it. Lathe was in storage for around 85 years until I found it on Craigs list.. D9A266D5-A26F-402A-9B8E-24A9AC9A357F.jpeg The original overhead drive belt countershaft assembly was missing when I bought it, so fitt...
by Glenn Brooks
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Wanted: Tolomatic Gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Wanted: Tolomatic Gearbox

Tolomatic seems to be very good about replying to inquiries. I just went through a similar search with them and they had a local distributor contact me directly the next day. Just use this link and fill out the form on their contact page. https://www.tolomatic.com/support/find-a-distributor BTW, I f...
by Glenn Brooks
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Could I get help picking a set of reamers?

You’ll be well served with chucking readers, whatever sizes you choose. Now, you’ll need standard size readers for boring clean, smooth concentric holes. But, Also consider an over and under reamer set to allow you to make slip fit and press fit holes, as needed. Quite often a reamer set will be les...
by Glenn Brooks
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Tie spacing chart
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Tie spacing chart

Hi Terry, Please accept my sincerest apology for not properly acknowledging your authorship and ownership of this valuable reference. I will edit my original post to correct my error, right away. Please know that It was not my intention to slight your contribution, in any way. I do very much appreci...