N Scale T-Trak

billmtx Oct 28, 2010

  1. Massey

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    Thanks Joe. I have done that many times in the past too. This wiring is pretty good hanging free but if it gets into trouble then masking tape or hot glue to the rescue.
     
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  2. WPZephyrFan

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    WOW! A Saturn V! Is that a kit or...?
     
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  3. Massey

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    It's Lego!! Yes you can make a round rocket using Lego bricks. It's my favorite Lego set I have ever built. It will actually separate at each stage and there is a small LEM that fits inside the top of the 3rd stage just like it would have been in launch configuration. Amazingly the F1 engines look just like the real F1 engines, not just a toyish stand in. The J2 engines are not as close as the F1s are but still it's a good looking model. Now if they would just make a kit for the access and service structure with the mobile launch platform!!

    The set number is 21309, it was a special set from their Ideas line. It has 1969 pieces, and it took me about 2 hours to build. When you stand it up on it's engine bells the rocket is about 3 feet tall.
     
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  4. MK

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    Wow! Must have some hefty weight! I just checked on Amazon and it's $260 but I'm sure it's worth it!
     
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    Lego usually sells for $.10 per piece retail and I paid $199 for this set. It is pretty heavy and it was worth every penny. The instruction book is a book and it has different factoids about the moon missions as you go through the build.
     
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  6. Massey

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    Well I started building the wiring harness for the modules last night. It was going really good at first but then when it came to soldering some of the wiring together I found that my solder did not like my iron or wire. I will have to try again this weekend when I can get some more solder. I ran out of daylight to get some pics of the wiring harness, I will try to get that up here soon.
     
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  7. badlandnp

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    Tip for soldering, get some paste flux for electronics.It is amazing how well that it works!
     
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  8. Massey

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    Yup I know it. I have some and I always use it. My issue is this is a brand new roll of solder and from the get go it didn't want to stick well to anything, even the tip of my iron. I also even changed tips since the one I started out with is quite old. My favorite solder is no longer available thanks to Radio Shack going out of business so I tried another brand... That I will never try again. I ordered some rosin core from my local auto part store and it should be here today.
     
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  9. MK

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    Watch out for lead free solder due to ROHS requirements. That's are a b*t*h to work with as they need a higher temperature to stick to things. There are still 60/40 and 67/33 solder out there, easily purchased.
     
  10. BoxcabE50

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    Radio Shack has an on-line presence. I ordered some items from them about two months ago.
     
  11. Massey

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    !!! I will have to look and see what I can find. Thank you
     

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