New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by steamin10 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:45 pm

The back testing weight will only add to traction and stopping power, something usually lacking in the small critters. So long as you get the go juice and braking good, it should work out to be an awsome unit. Looks good from here. :)
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:39 pm

I know its going to have plenty of go power for sure with the 500W motor. The controller should also have no issues dealing with it either. Just not sure on the stopping power but from what I have heard it should do well in that department as well. But I do plan on air brakes on my cars for added assurance.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by chooch » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:22 pm

Thanks for reply Jason and Kevin.
Memory failed me for a while, the BCWRR.
Almost Monday, set alarm, back to work. Friend and I have a couple locos with the Syren 50 controllers, they work OK for us but, we haven`t pulled many cars or passengers yet. We use two 350 watt scooter motors, 24 volts like Ride Trains builds. Your system should work pretty good also. Personally I prefer "ElectricScooterParts.com I think they have a better website than Monster.

No fuss what you`re doing/using, just a matter of comparison and opinion. Keep on keepin` on what you`re doing.
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As for my back it is much better than it was Monday and should allow me to head back to work this Monday.

For the power components:
500W motor from monster scooter
Dimension Engineering Syren 50 Controller
24v system running it all.

Kevin is also correct BCWRR = Bittercreek Western Railroad in Arroyo Grande, CA. Its a great 7.5" railroad that is privately owned and holds a few meets a year. http://www.bcwrr.org/index.html

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:56 am

Well a little update. I now have the drive chains in hand but am unable to get my hands on a freaking motor. Apparently everyone else is either building locomotives or we are about to be inundated by a flurry of electric scooters :roll: .

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:26 pm

Ok so I am having a hard time finding any info on what horns were on these little beasties. I have been offered and am planning on getting in on another Beta test of a new sound/controller system being developed. So trying to find the right horn so I can request the right one on the board. I have the right prime mover sound just need the horn or did it have a whistle?

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:28 pm

Just a quick update. I ordered the controller/sound system yesterday. Sounds for the loco are the prime mover as a GE Cummins Deisel switcher and for warning the Hancock Air Whistle. The system will also be controlling the lights for loco as well.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by chooch » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:30 pm

I wonder if the person working on a "new sound/controller system being developed' would mind having his name/site info etc. mentioned.
It might help the developer person and modeler as well to get something that I believe would be a reasonable price and "unit".

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:14 am

LOL. Sorry didn't know how the boards were about having names and advertising thrown around. I know others don't care for it much. I also was planning on doing a show and tell kinda thing once it was installed and working.

But the controller is being made by Roy Stevens of Ride Trains. The handle held unit integrates the controls of the loco with on board buttons on the face. The unit inside the cab that it plugs into then wires into the motor controller and syncs the sounds and lights to the inputs of the hand held unit. Plus it is designed for drop in plug in for the Dimension Syren and Sabertooth controllers, which is what I am using. So perfect fit. I don't have any pics of my unit as its still enroute. But you can view the unit on Roy's site. http://www.ridetrains.net/sound-light-m ... trol-2.htm

As a side note I have begun to move on to the next stage of the build while I wait for all the electrics to arrive.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:03 am

Here is the fruits of today's work.
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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:16 pm

Here is a better pic of where the loco is in its build. The shot is with my youngest boy (9yo) to show scale.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by fresnojay » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:48 pm

Last pics for a few days. Got a lot done this weekend and the loco is looking good I think. Hope to have most of the rest of the parts to get her moving on her own power by Tuesday. Can't wait.

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Re: New Project GE 23T Boxcab in 1.5" scale.

Post by chooch » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:34 pm

Jason,
You "Think" the your loco looks good? I think it looks DARN good and you`re doing a great job. Keep it up and you`ll have a hard time getting your Son off it when finished. :-)
Would like to see your show and tell when you get Roy`s sound system ready.
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fresnojay wrote:Last pics for a few days. Got a lot done this weekend and the loco is looking good I think. Hope to have most of the rest of the parts to get her moving on her own power by Tuesday. Can't wait.

Jason

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