Nov 5, 2016
I think I am liking the retaining walls. First set emplaced but not fastened.
Looking great John.
Nice, John. Eye catching. The elements work well together.
So, for the last week and a half, I've been fighting with a P2K, GP-9 (very old) that I've been upgrading to DCC. Various problems had me convinced motor was dead, ordered another and got the new one tonight. After trying it on DC and not having it work, found out that the DC power pack was faulty and the original motor was NOT dead. Installed the new motor anyway, Got the decoder programmed, and wired in and tried it out. Ran really rough and then shorted out the NCE Powerhouse Pro. Ended up tearing all apart again, checked the trucks and determined split gears on all four axles. Luckily I still had some from a previous engine when I bought two packs of 6 and had only used 4. Installed them, checked the wheels with the NMRA gauge, reassembled, rewired, and tested it out and it now works really great. Next up is installing the LED lights and reassembling with the body which has initial weathering done on it.
Question! The marker(?) lights up on the 4 corners of the body. Do they come on only in direction of travel or do they all stay on in both directions? Also, do they point forward, or out at a 45 degree angle. May add fiber optic cables but need to know where their light source needs to be.
The markers on the gp7-9 face out at about 45 degrees as having the opportunity to run said locos.
The markers are either all on on-call off depending on the engineer's preference.
Have fun John
Thanks, Vince! Good info and given the restrictions, probably won't light 'em up.
Here's a picture of what I've been working on. Only the beginnings of weathering and none on trucks and fuel tank.
John a lot of good rock Island power pics over at.
In the RI section.
Looks like you still need to add the pilot's floorboards still.