Ngineering is an excellent resource.
Lots of information and excellent products. They’re one of my go-to suppliers.
I’ve always used a separate resistor on each function wire and used the blue common +. I’ve always done it that way and it works well. I just...
The decoder is a TCS M4. I only used three of the functions. (so far)
One is the headlight, the second a Mars light and each use a warm white 0603...
I’ve done several.
I milked material out at the rear of the frame and cut a slot down the middle on top to route the wiring toward the front.
I used some of the Tangent 36”x.537 wheels on some tank cars with MT trucks.
They look great and roll extremely well.
I was very happy with them.
That also answers my other question: Which decoder did you use?
Nicely done and congratulations on your first sound install!
I see you put a resistor on the blue wire feeding the capacitor. I haven’t seen that...
I finished building an Alco HH660.
The chassis is a shortened Atlas S2 with a coreless motor and worms from a Bachmann S4. The trucks, cab and...
I have a couple Atlas packs exactly like that from around 1970. Still have them and they still work.
Nicely done Marty!
I have used the ESU and also TCS. Both are excellent but the ESU is slightly thinner and more flexible.
The retailer listed above is my go-to source.
+1 on the HH 600 & HH660
There were no modifications to the chassis at all. The shell as I remember is designed to be a direct fit and maybe only...
[ATTACH] Here’s my FM H10-44 in the as delivered paint scheme.
It’s a Shapeways shell on an Atlas VO1000 mechanism.
I took a couple photos as I did the install but didn’t get one before I put the shell back on. Here’s a link to a thread on The Railwire about it....
I added sound to the SW1 recently.
This was a WM scheme originally.
I simply painted the lower portion orange. A Sunrise spark arrestor and a few details finished it out.
I’ve installed decoders in several of these both hardwired and the light board replacement type.
I’m unsure what you are referring to about the...
Those are excellent Bill.
Double the fun!
Cool thread. Thanks for the calculator link. I hadn’t seen that one before.
I just measured my latest LifeLike SW9 tuneup with an ESU Lokpilot...