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by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Signal Help
Replies: 34
Views: 5143

Re: Signal Help

Section 9 of an instruction manual that complimented a signal product I was making in the 1990s dealt with block signaling circuits and the issues related to track ballast resistance. Eleven pages from that January, 1996 document can be scrolled through using the Previous and Next buttons found in t...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: SW1200 Drawings
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: SW1200 Drawings

This PDF file is a handy reference related to SW1200 locomotive trucks:

http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/manual/emd-mpc-1500.pdf

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon

Good points Pontiac.
Yes, the trailing wheels would be fixed and the front set made to pivot or "steer" as found on a regular wagon.
And of course all the wheels would need to roll independently as you mention.
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Re: Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon

Thank you for replying Glenn; From an esthetic viewpoint, the wheels should indeed replicate "trucks". This is my engineering struggling point. (Pivot points, smooth operation, etc.) Durability, the lowest part count and light weight are among my major objectives. There's no mention of "cheap". It c...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: Modeltec

Acknowledging your reply Legend.

It's all good ; )

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

Converting 1946 tender to pull behind Wagon

The tender for a locomotive my grandfather finished in 1948 has become a candidate for conversion into a “Radio Flyer” pull behind wagon. I’m looking at different options for wheels, tires, suspension, etc. Durability, the lowest part count and light weight are among my major objectives. A Google se...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Modeltec
Replies: 13
Views: 2534

Re: Modeltec

WhhhhaTTTT?

LivingLegend writes, "...Modeltec was taken over by Smith from the Fitt family following Bill's death."

Shaking my head at this COMPLETELY erroneous statement.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Scrolling OLD Message Threads and Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Scrolling OLD Message Threads and Posts

Robert; The signaling equipment I built was on the market for about a decade. (Back when you sent a self addressed stamped envelope for more information.) The products were made from polyurethane tooling resins, aluminum for the construction of ladder components, and stainless steel fasteners. A sem...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Scrolling OLD Message Threads and Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Scrolling OLD Message Threads and Posts

Hello Everyone; I’ve been reading some of the older threads and posts on this site from over a decade ago, and discovered a couple different profile names I had here from back then… I didn’t know I had. (One… from back in 2003!) I’m chuckling at some of the musings written ten or more years ago and ...
by Atkinson_Railroad
Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:24 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: MDM
Replies: 7
Views: 1854

Re: MDM

Just "Googled" MDM to refresh my memory of the product line.
In visiting "Jim's" website... one is quickly reminded of the incredible amount of work that goes into [building up] such an endeavor.

John
by Atkinson_Railroad
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Between-car eelctrical connections, redux
Replies: 10
Views: 1755

Re: Between-car eelctrical connections, redux

Mike; What are you sending through your car-to-car connections? Your original post mentions, "...maybe 1 or 2 amps total for little light bulbs around the engine...". Are the two conductors just a path for a toggle switch link, a source of power from another car, or do you have some other kind of in...