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by BigDumbDinosaur
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Oil/Fluids?
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Hydraulic/Hydrostatic Oil/Fluids?

Most of the specs I'm reading online for the hydraulic motors and pumps call out fairly basic SUS (viscousity range) requirements for hydraulic oil/fluid. Any particular product that is preferred? In most cases, a quality motor oil is suitable. In my F7, I use 10W-30, the same as I use in my automo...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Nik3v wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 am
So I would know what fittings to order.
I was going to attach some Parker catalogs for you but the Chaski board software apparently won't allow the upload of a PDF file.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

There’s something I hadn’t even thought about. These are set up in parallel with a tee and lines to each truck. Would plumbing them in series be a better choice? I do understand the extra restrictions in elbows, tees, and such. I know about electric in series and parallel, but not so much in fluid....
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Not to be too pedantic, but the correct term for those two oily things with the fins that make noise and horsepower is "engine," not "motor." :D In mechanical engineering, a machine that converts the chemical energy of fuel into kinetic energy is called an engine or prime mover. A machine that conv...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Signal Control Enclosure For Landscaped Areas

At the ILS, we use NEMA enclosures that are basically sealed PVC boxes. However, all are ventilated and have fans to keep air moving, especially on hot days.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Completed Standard AAR Offset Hopper
Replies: 6
Views: 529

Re: Completed Standard AAR Offset Hopper

Looks great. Wouldn't mind having one or two to pull behind my F-unit.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

5D57CDF1-ABB9-4922-8D66-25B188C7C063.jpegYeah I didn’t think it necessary. Well built I guess but will gain a lot of real estate taking one motor and pump unit along with hoses out. Not to be too pedantic, but the correct term for those two oily things with the fins that make noise and horsepower i...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Berkman wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:59 am
Even the largest 1.6 scale diesels generally just have one motor/hydraulic system and typically 16hp is more than enough.
What do you mean by "one motor/hydraulic system?"
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: 8hp vs 16 hp
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: 8hp vs 16 hp

Probably not enough info, but in a generic way in 1.5 scale how much difference does it make? I have a PA that is set up with twin 8hp kohler engines driving twin hydraulic pumps which come together in a tee before passing through the valve and on to the truck mounted motors. My track is not ready ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Security Update! This will happen within the hour
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Security Update! This will happen within the hour

dorin wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:18 pm
Done!
Again, no smoke! :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th
Replies: 12
Views: 934

Re: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th

dorin wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:15 pm
We are back!
No smoke, so all must be okay. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1799

Re: Welding Machine

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Might be interesting to hear from the original poster. I think he was looking for a welder, and with the currant direction of the thread.....gave up.
If you use a big enough audio amp you might be able to strike an arc somewhere. :D