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

mtntrainman Jul 9, 2012

  1. mtntrainman

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    Thanks guys :)

    I enjoyed it a lot...even though it was work. Still have to pick up everything not glued down and vacume up the debris. Went out today and just ran trains. I swapped in locos from the turntable area that i hadnt run in awhile. Most ran just fine. A few needed wheel cleaning. One needed a small drop of oil on the gears through the bottom of the trucks. It quieted down pretty quick.

    All in all...another relaxing day with trains (y):D
     
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    So 3 years ago I bought these led light strips. They worked fine...until recently. I turned them on one day this summer and only the first 3 feet lit up. Further investigating led to the discovery that they are NOT a continious 16 foot strip as I had thought !!! They are 3 foot sections soldered together at the ends to make whatever length they are/where selling ! :mad::censored:

    With temps in THERR RV ranging from 100 degrees in the summer ( until I turn on the AC ) to 15 degrees in the winter ( untill I turn the heaters on ) it seems to have messed up the light strips where they are soldered at the overlaps...:mad::mad::mad::mad:. Had I known these were not continious strips I would have looked elsewhere until I found ones that where.......:censored::censored::censored:

    END OF RANT

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  3. badlandnp

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    dang! And now I suppose they also kept the solder joints sealed in gunk?! Just to keep us from fixing them.
     
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    I am to old to get up there to try and fix them. I will wait until my son comes back into town and see if i can get him to. He is an IT guy so I am sure he can figure them out. (y)

    Just annoyed at the moment...:mad::censored::censored::censored::censored:
     
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    Kinda makes you glad they grew up! And know how to do the things we don't or won't!
     
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    Ok...this is way to weird ! Not 10 minutes after I post that I will wait till my son comes back into town... HE SHOWS UP !!! I swear...freaky huh ???

    Anyways...we go out to THERR RV and I explain the problem. He says "No Problem Pops." out comes my soldering station...some cat 5 wire...strippers...solder and a step stool. Within 10 minutes he finds 3 different bad areas. He solders 2 wires across each joint (4 solder pads total each joint). I Flip the light switch. And I am about in tears !!

    THERR RV has layout lights again...:cry::cry::D:D(y)(y)(y)

    I love my kids...:love::love::love:
     
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    So good to hear that George! You have a great son there!
     
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  9. BarstowRick

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    Well, I was rooting for you. Solder, a solder gun, wire strippers, wire and some paste and you are in good shape.

    You aren't the only one that goes through these untimely and misery creating situations.

    Spooky when the kids show up, unannounced and at the right time.
     
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