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by Berkman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

sorry wasn't clear. Meaning one gas engine connected to one hydraulic pump with one set of controls. It certainly is not typical to have multiple "prime movers" set up with multiple hydraulic pumps. There doesn't seem to be any reason to go this route. Now i've also heard of variations in how the hy...
by Berkman
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Could always replace the dual system with one 16 hp twin V setup. eaton hydraulic systems are pretty robust. Likely this would provide more usable power and consume much less fuel, potentially be much quieter as well. Even the largest 1.6 scale diesels generally just have one motor/hydraulic system ...
by Berkman
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 26
Views: 1902

Re: Steam in Nashville

Curious what the speed limit is on the Summerville trip ? and what it will be eventually raised to ?
by Berkman
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 26
Views: 1902

Re: Steam in Nashville

Doubtful TVRM would want to use it on an excursion.... the only place to run is to summerville now that NS is out of the game. It is too big and less well suited to that trip than 4501.
by Berkman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine stand
Replies: 16
Views: 2274

Re: Engine stand

the hudson engine only is too heavy ?
by Berkman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Complexity
Replies: 74
Views: 5994

Re: Signal Complexity

Thanks for the EPRR info. Curious how you handle multiple sections in a "block"? ie how many times one car wonder trains will group up in 2-3 sections and run with the first claiming a signal and the last releasing.
by Berkman
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?
Replies: 13
Views: 1568

Re: Automatic Signals: How many tracks use them?

Have a chart of the new signal aspects with the new automatic signals at EPRR?
by Berkman
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 3139

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

Do you use ties that have the molded in tie plates? I'd assume this would keep the gauge in check better. Also anyone experiment with using longer sections of rail, say 20-40ft sections instead of ten foot? Is that common thought that the steel rail doesn't wear rolling stock wheels anymore than alu...
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

Would these work https://www.clippard.com/part/MQC-3 ?

Whats the difference between the MJQC and MQC series?
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

But isn't this the part # that most systems use as the " gladhands" ?
by Berkman
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4
Replies: 13
Views: 1663

Re: WTB Clippard MJQC-B4B4

isn't this part used by most that have a clippard based air system ?
by Berkman
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Soler II Pumps
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Soler II Pumps

Maybe someone like Banning loco works would be interested in continuing to offer the design.