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by JohnHudak
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

I guess I never answered your question about the handrail size...
I don’t know the actual diameter of the PRR handrails, but I was planning on using 5/32” brass tube for mine, if that’s not available then 3/16”..
John
by JohnHudak
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Feedback requested, PRR junction box
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: Feedback requested, PRR junction box

Paul, knowing first hand about the hardness of the Shapeways bronze/steel, you're right.. It is very hard, and carbide tooling is really the only thing that will cut it.. And even with carbide, it still wasn't easy.. I have successfully soft soldered it, and it seemed to take the solder fairly well....
by JohnHudak
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

It was a great meet at a great club, and I ran into a lot of friends there that I haven't seen in ages.. The 3/4" F's stretched their legs on a really nice highline, that had very little traffic. We arrived Saturday morning and left around 4 PM, as we were headed to Strasburg to see 611 on Sunday. I...
by JohnHudak
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Looks like great weather for the meet, can’t wait to get there..!
John
by JohnHudak
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Baldwin 3 Chime Whistles
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Baldwin 3 Chime Whistles

Once again, Thanks to everyone who've purchased these, I am down to the final 3 Baldwin Whistles..
by JohnHudak
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Battery Life

Mr Ron wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:49 pm
I have heard that you must not place batteries directly on a concrete floor, but to place them on wood supports.
Ron, I’ve never heard that, but these were stored in the locomotive on a wood bench about 3 feet off the floor...
John
by JohnHudak
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Re: Battery Life

Thanks Ben, Thanks, I should have added that these have always been stored in a heated basement...
by JohnHudak
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 6
Views: 964

Battery Life

Hi All, I'm just wondering if there is a specific life on the 12V batteries we use in our electric locomotives? In my case, I have two 12V batteries (#12180) powering a 24V 4QD system on my 3/4" F units.. I haven't put them on the charger in over 6-7 years, and when I did last night, they seemed to ...
by JohnHudak
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Lol, Sorry Don...
I’ve been looking forward to meeting a bunch of people I only know as friends here on Chaski and on Facebook...
I’ve been wanting to go to a meet out your way for a while now...
Hopefully next year I’ll have the little Docksider finished, and I’ll head east again..
John
by JohnHudak
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Sandiapaul wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:15 am
I missed the meet when someone brought a 3/4" Commodore Vanderbilt...whose engine is that? I'd love to see it!
Does this meet usually have a big 3/4" scale following?
by JohnHudak
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: NJLS Fall Meet
Replies: 23
Views: 3387

Re: NJLS Fall Meet

Thinking about attending this meet, anyone else here on Chaski going?
John
by JohnHudak
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Baldwin 3 Chime Whistles
Replies: 5
Views: 1250

Re: Baldwin 3 Chime Whistles

Just a heads up, from an original batch of 10, I have 5 remaining..
Thanks to all who've purchased them...
John