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by Erskine Tramway
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 3998

Re: Looking for info about high-speed caboose trucks

Hi Benjamin....

Here's a picture of a truck under a CB&Q waycar up in Billings, Mont. that I took a few years ago. Waycar trucks would have been sprung more lightly than passenger car trucks, mostly account they are not as heavy.

Sorry I can't help you out with a manufacturer.

Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6906

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

We always called them switches, as in 'Number 1 Track switch', or ' power witches , never turnouts, anyway. I've met one or two witches over the years, but was not sure if they were manually operated or had power assist. :D Well, you've got me there, BDD :lol: :lol: I never learned to type, and on ...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 6906

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Well, At least I have turn outs in my track work and not switches. Thanks Nik3v Well....if we're getting pedantic, you have both :D The switch is the track assembly. The turnout is the curved side of a switch that 'turns out', and is usually speed restricted. They are shown in the Company's 'Timeta...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Hi Bob....

Not being an 'electronic' guy, am I correct in thinking that the 'Cathode end', with the stripe, is to the left in your circuit diagram, the way I've labeled it on the drawing?
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I don't want to do it backwards. Thanks,


Mike
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Thanks for the detailed reply Mike. It clears up questions on the panel operation. Especially why there are ten positions of the throttle. I'm going to use throttle stop as one of the E-stops. Idle will be notch one and nine will be warp drive engagement...... Here's a sideview of my FrankenCritter...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Mike, Question on the operation of the EMD panel. When the throttle is in notch one you can pull it out and go one lower into what I believe is the engine off/shutdown position. If that assumption is correct, is it normal that you have to go back to notch one to be able to remove the reverser lever...
by Erskine Tramway
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

rkcarguy wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:10 pm
^^^^ Mikes track after trying notch 11 :)

wheelspin.jpg
:D :D :D
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Love the control stand...my favorite. Somebody suggested once that I use the Arduino processor, but, like you, it wasn't something I figured I wanted to get mixed up in trying to learn. Originally, the rotary switch I'm using to give me 'notches' on my pot had a stop on it, which only gave me 5 powe...
by Erskine Tramway
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Train Mountain Track Building update
Replies: 31
Views: 10136

Re: Train Mountain Track Building update

I was surprised to see a flange lubricator near one of our local grade crossings and noticed it's set to apply the lubricant rather liberally. I don't know how that is supposed to work. With my proposed grades, that would be a good way to ensure my train got a one way ticket to the lowest portion o...
by Erskine Tramway
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Well, folks, I shoveled my way up to Sparky this morning and looked at the SyRen board. It is set up for Option 3, so somewhere along the line, I must have changed it. It probably was after I had the pot failure runaway, and I called Dimension Engineering to see what I could do about it. So, we're g...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Mike, Looks good and should work as you want. Another thing to consider. If you want to safely freewheel the loco with the controller not powered up you can place a diode across the controller power switch to sink the regen power to the battery to prevent controller damage. Thanks, Bob... I hadn't ...
by Erskine Tramway
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Dimension Engineering controller question
Replies: 34
Views: 8220

Re: Dimension Engineering controller question

Let's do it like this, C.P.: This way, everybody can see what I'm talking about and offer suggestions, if they have any. Here's the relevant page from the Syren50 'Owner's Manual', showing the various DIP switch positions for 'Analog' mode. That's opposed to a computer control of the board. I'm pret...