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by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Corrosion between dissimilar metals
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Corrosion between dissimilar metals

Dissimilar metal mating issues is a very useful topic for discussion.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Updated Signal Rule Book Page
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Updated Signal Rule Book Page

Todd Sestero at http://www.railroadsignals.us has posted an update to his rule book page that now features an additional 61 new rule books spanning many eras of railroading. Chances are, you’re favorite railroad is featured among the list. One can only guess the amount of work that went into creatin...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: LITTLE ENGINES
Replies: 72
Views: 5493

Re: LITTLE ENGINES

There are multiple views and valid contributions on this discussion thread that will continue to simmer for years to come. One point not mentioned in the conversation until trivettj just highlighted it… is how everyone modeling railroad subject matter is copying someone’s earlier idea whether they w...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: Reversing Switch/Relay for 24V Electric

Google "H Bridge Relay Circuit". You'll find plenty of ideas, including connection diagrams. URL Reference: https://www.google.com/search?lr=&as_qdr=all&ei=9c0WWtDJFpGT_QbnpJHICw&q=H+bridge+relay+circuit&oq=H+bridge+relay+circuit&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0j0i8i30k1.101248.107222....
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will I succeed bending AL sheet?
Replies: 9
Views: 470

Re: Will I succeed bending AL sheet?

What is the Alloy and Temper of the aluminum? Until that question is answered, all opinions written here, are just........ Ya. Hard aluminum tempers are difficult to form in a hobbyist's shop environment. Soft aluminum tempers are easy. If you're having an issue forming the aluminum sheet you have o...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Two Unit Searchlight Signal ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re: Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Two Unit Searchlight Signal

Drawing attached illustrates suggested method the Two Unit Searchlight w/302A mechanism(s) can be controlled using push-buttons and diodes to produce 7 different signal aspects. Additional push-buttons and diodes connected to the circuit can provide more aspects. A multi-point selector switch connec...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Two Unit Searchlight Signal ****SOLD****
Replies: 3
Views: 509

Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Two Unit Searchlight Signal ****SOLD****

Re-manufactured 1-1/2” Scale Two Unit Searchlight Signal Product Number: D271-2PS3 Two Unit Ground Signal w/Double Instrument Case. Assembled in permissive signal arrangement with number plate and aluminum-silver paint scheme. Nominal height 34 inches. Searchlight heads employ earlier 3-coil operati...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: New board on chaski.org devoted to Miniature Railway Signaling?
Replies: 26
Views: 1643

Re: New board on chaski.org devoted to Miniature Railway Signaling?

That is a VERY optimistic, positive report dino : )

Good for You!

I hear in celebration of your return... they are creating a new forum board here at chaski in your honor.
(I read it somewhere on the Internet ; )

...mean while... back on topic, HA!

John ; )
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: Miniature Railroading in the Saginaw News today
Replies: 9
Views: 682

Re: Miniature Railroading in the Saginaw News today

~smiling~~~ at the misc info bits. "I read it on the Internet, so it must be true!" Marty was off by an 1/8" on distance between the rails. Glenn corrected the gauge recalling the actual 12-15/16". "but", he was off one generation on the builder who was my grandfather, ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signaling Beyond Simple Passing Sidings
Replies: 12
Views: 638

Re: Signaling Beyond Simple Passing Sidings

Okay. Very good illustration. It helps immensely. I guess I would still label the track arrangement as a triangle (or delta : ) 3 wye's hooked together? I'm also on the same page with you regarding your philosophy. We'll say adopting full-size practice is a goal we can strive for some day. (Minus fi...

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