May 30, 2021
I think i got it, Now if it works when i put it back together..yeah,that..
Found out why they stop working. Heat from heat wrap. Now that i know.. Lesson learned..
Lights came in. The loco is working with lights! Job done...next..
Got a couple of questions for you all. My S-2 stopped working with the lights. I can't remember which one was right, 0 or 1 too turn on lights in dcc. Second, where can i find parts for locos like, hand rails, ect. I need to dress up a couple of the locos.
On my Digitrax throttle it is "0"
yep. that worked. thanks
Some may be in stock, such as Atlas or Kato. Check their web sites. Otherwise, you can check swap meets, or try placing a Wanted ad here in our Swap Meet section.
I have been looking around for different pieces. Bachmann has some of what i need so i am going to make a order on what i have seen.Mike at Fifer hobby has some too. If i make the rails for those engines what size wire to use? I don't like the plastic rails they use
I finished the painting but still got to detail yet. I hate those handrails. The ones on the 44toner are small enough that i like them. The NW-2 has the rails taken off and that S-2 is going to be removed. I thought i had some black numbers around here but cannot find them. time to order more. Shots below smoke
Modeling in HOn30 and N scales, I keep several sizes on hand. Perhaps look at .010"?
I had some small solid wire here and it was still too big. Heading to hobby lobby and see if i can find something that could work. Will let you know what i find
In there Jewelry dept, i found super fine wire. 28 gauge it says. Looks way better than what came with the engines. I got more numbers and letters coming too. So i can work on building railings for the engines. i will make a few shots later when i can get it right.
So, working with fine wire is no joy! hehe I got some new tools to help with the bending and shaping of the fine wire for the railings ill get some shots when i get into it. I am almost not able to see the pieces so i am pretty sure it won't show in pictures.
So, Republic locomotive works is down so i am in progress of building a kit from scratch. Thats ok, I wasn't doing much while waiting for parts to come in so i am building a service tank for diesel fuel. Shot of what i am making and start up of build. Not a big build but fun anyway.
i like that diesel tank.
yep, me too
Did you scavenge the tank off a tank car, or scratch build it too?
The colors are awesome!
Scratch built. I have about 20 different structures i scratch built. Have about 12 built from Republic Locomotive works and one other from Wathers and two i can't remember who made the kits. All are wood for the most part. I like the wood kits better than plastic.
I have been sick with a sinus cold that won't quit!!! I got one side pretty much done but more to add. Shot below
here is the latest of the little fueling station