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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/23/2019 :  7:57:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, good news. Great news actually. Glad you're back on this project.


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railman28
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Posted - 01/23/2019 :  10:59:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andre, Thank you, I appreciate the kind remarks. I'll take a picture tomorrow but it doesn't look any different. it has the same foot print as the old one.
Dave, That's good news. Kitwood Hill makes a good product. and a HO gallows or A-frame turntable will be a welcomed product. But, one that I don't need as this turntable is being used in my staging yard along with code 100 track and Peco turnouts. It just has to work not look good or be period accurate.

Bill, Thank you it's good to be back.


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 01/24/2019 :  12:15:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

Same footprint? Nah... don't mess with a photo of it. Thanks for the offer. Besides, I can't really fit in a turntable anywhere anyway.

I'll just continue with the idea of using the partially hidden reversing loop as a hidden "wye" to turn an engine when absolutely necessary for operational purposes.

Again, appreciate your willingness to snap a pic, but there is no need.

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  7:23:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A change of pace. I decided to improve the electrical pick up of one of my new tool Bachmann Americans. Bachmann spent a ton of money on re-tool their American and it's a great improvement. It just amazes me that they didn't at least add all wheel pick up to the tender.
Harold Minky led the way. His approach can be found here;

http://www.chainsawjunction.com/1879/nt_440/wipers/

Hakan Nillsson Used Phosphorous/Bronze wire instead of copper Kadee springs for the wipes.
His video can be found here;

https://youtu.be/Wj4CP71MOAA

I liked Hakan's approach but simplified (IMHO) the wiring;



I took the picture with out the wheels so the modifications could be easier seen.
It Runs a lot better.

Bob


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  8:02:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very good Bob!

I am going to eventually improve the pickup on my Bachmann NT's as well as improve pickup on the MDC/Roundhouse engines that I will building/putting into service.

Thanks for sharing a pic!

Andre



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  8:31:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good, Bob, but I'm not quite sure I follow. Does the tender now have all wheel pickups?


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railman28
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  9:37:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Andre

Bill, Yes. The tender now has all wheel Pick up.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  10:38:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Excellent. I’m wondering what sizes of wire you used. Also, how did you attach the pickup to the truck?

Mike



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railman28
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Posted - 01/27/2019 :  10:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike. I used .008 P/B wire. I attached the pick up wire like Hakan showed in his Video. I just changed the Wiring to run to the other truck instead of going into the tender to tie in there.

Bob


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masonamerican
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  5:30:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm happy it worked Bob! And nice simplification of the wiring.

Great seeing you back at the worktable with the Mogul! I'll stay tuned.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  7:09:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Håkan, Thank you. It's easier, much easier with a community.

A little more work on the Mogul. I had planned to use a Kemtron (Precision Scale) C-16 Crosshead but;


As you can see it isn't quit right so I'm going to have to design my own. I'll have to print a plastic prototype and then a Brass model as this part will be nickel platted.

Thanks everybody.

Bob


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OK Hogger
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Posted - 01/28/2019 :  7:54:08 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

Is the problem because of the significant rotational radius of the main rod?

Isn't it fascinating how much trial and error fitting there is in such a project?

However, I can recall spending many pleasurable hours at the work bench tinkering and making things work on some of my past steam projects. I don't think I want to spend that much time once I get serious about tackling some of my steam kits n' bashes, but I sure have received a lot of play value in the past!

Glad you've got the cajones to stay with it, 'cause you're going to end up with a super cool little Mogul.

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  2:16:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger


Glad you've got the cajones to stay with it, 'cause you're going to end up with a super cool little Mogul.

Andre



Or mental instability?

I Ruffed out the part to make sure I can still handle Sketch up.



Now to do it the right size and scale.

Bob


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Edited by - railman28 on 01/29/2019 2:19:25 PM

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masonamerican
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Posted - 01/29/2019 :  4:10:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One need a certain mental instability to be able to get things done:-)

Looking good keep at it!

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 01/30/2019 :  01:12:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An evening of work produced this drawing.





Shapeways computer accepted the order so hopefully I'll the parts in a few days.

Bob


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