T.H.E.R.R. Reborn!

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. BigJake

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    Give us a pic through an RV window, showing the layout inside!
     
  2. mtntrainman

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    How about in through the windshield....

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    :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle::p
     
  3. BigJake

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    LOL, I was thinking a shot showing the inside of the RV model, showing the N-squared scale model railroad!
     
  4. mtntrainman

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    But...but...it is ! I spent 12 years making that little n scale layout to put in that little n scale RV...o_O:eek::cautious::coffee::coffee::p:p:p:p:p


    My camera can't focus on the inside of an N scale RV....sorry.:sneaky::sneaky::sneaky::sneaky::sneaky:
     
  5. country joe

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    The N scale model RV looks great.
     
  6. country joe

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    This N scale model of your N scale layout is truly amazing. It looks just like your layout. The detail is incredible. :barefoot::D:LOL:
     
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  7. Hoss

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    What would that be...like 1:25,600 scale? :ROFLMAO:
     
  8. BNSF FAN

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    Just reduce this picture and put it inside the windshield of the N scale RV and no one will know you cheated George :D
     
  9. BigJake

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    Yep, N squared, or 1:(160^2)
     
  10. DeaconKC

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    Y'all's cornbread ain't done in the middle!
     
  11. BigJake

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    ugh... emoji strikes again... 1 : (160^2)
     
  12. mtntrainman

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    Hmmmmmmmmmm........(y)(y):coffee:
     
  13. mtntrainman

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    Just a quick recap of of THERR RV build.....Enjoy !

    Bought the RV in June of 2012 and started gutting it and getting it ready for my N scale layout.

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    By mid July 2012 I was experimenting with track layout....

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    Early September 2012 I pretty much had what I wanted and I was running trains daily !...:D:D

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    Early Jan 2013 track was glued down and the 'plywood prairie' was running flawlessly !!!(y)(y)

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    By mid January 2013 scenery started taken over much of our time. We where still running trains though ! :D

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    Since 2014 and through today it is all about running trains and a lot less work !:LOL::LOL::coffee:

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    (y)(y):coffee:
     

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  14. country joe

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    Thanks for the recap, George. It’s nice seeing the very beginning and how THERR RV came to be. It’s a great layout.
     
  15. mtntrainman

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    OK...so I have had my Kato SD70ACe on the workbench long enough !:mad: The front truck picked up a small piece of 'debris' in the gears a month ago. No problem right ? WRONG!! These stupid Kato screwed up 'no screws' frames and trucks are JUNK ! :censored::censored: I finally got the truck out of the frame...disassembled it:censored::mad::coffee::mad::censored: and cleaned the truck gears. :censored:. Reinstalled the truck and put the shell back on. I put the loco on the track and NOTHING! :coffee::censored: It's been sitting on the workbench ever since.

    Today I figured I would get back to it. If you have one of these you know how much fun they are to work on...NOT !!!:mad:

    So off came the trucks. Carefully realigned the bronze pickup strips.:censored::coffee: Got everything else aligned and reinstalled again. Put the shell back on. Put in on the track. Same results 'dead on the rails' !:coffee::coffee: I finally pushed down on the decoder and the lights came on and the wheels spun !!o_O So I figured out the board was lifting in the narrowest part of the frame. (just to the right of the "X" on the top yellow line in attached pic) Do I have any 'Kapton tape' to tape it down with? NOOOOOOOOOO !!:mad: Ordered some and it will be here by Wednesday:rolleyes:

    So for giggles I figured maybe I could put something 'spongy' on the board at the yellow "X" marked the top line...just to put some light pressure down on the board when the shell was put back on...just to get it running 'temporarily'..:whistle:

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    What to use? HMMMMMMmmmmmmmm. Shipping peanuts are too BIG. Cotton ball didn't seem logical. Shipping foam seemed to hard.

    OK here is the part you all can hate on me for...:p:p:p. I am a smokero_O:eek::p

    Soooo I cut a 1/4 inch short piece off the end of a cig filter...placed it on the board at the "X" on the top line. I put the shell back on and snapped it down. Put the loco back on the track and............. away it went...:):):):) It has been running fine all afternoon :p:):):):):)

    I'll fix it permanently by removing the 'filter' and taping the board down when the Kapton Tape gets here. (y)(y)

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  17. MK

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    Could this be one of those "the board is too thin and you need to add some solder to the contacts" situation?
     
  18. Carl Sowell

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    Where there is a will, there is a way !
     
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  19. mtntrainman

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    Yes and Yes. I added thin puddles of solder to the pads. The board is really thin. That is why I believe it bows up in that narrow area. :(
     
  20. in2tech

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    Thing about Kapton tape is my roll I bought would last me 4 lifetimes. I've used maybe 12 inches of it since I bought it a year or so ago. Now losing it is a different story, but I have not, YET :) Speaking of, why not make smaller rolls of that stuff?
     
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