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Help Finding Weaver EMD 40-2 Operating Manual

Basil ·
I recently picked up a beautiful Weaver 1320LP Soo Line EMD 40-2.  This is my first model locomotive.  I bought it used and, naturally, it didn't come with the operating manual.  I've searched online using Google, but no luck in locating a manual.  Does anyone have a manual they could share or sell?  I'm also open to any suggestions to assist in finding one.  I want to use this beauty to it's full capacity and maintain it properly and fear I cannot do either...
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How do I paint delrin plastic?

Steven Michael ·
Okay, so I was visiting a local O scale two rail layout, and the owner had two Weaver GP38-2s running. He had detailed them very nicely, and they looked nothing like the basic models they came as. Many years ago my dad purchased three of these engines decorated in Conrail, and I too plan on detailing mine. In order to get started on this, the handrails need to be repainted to blue rather than their current black. These handrails are made out of delrin plastic, so if I paint them with Floquil...
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Re: Weaver Dreyfus Hudson 5445

gunrunnerjohn ·
I think you'll find the constant voltage board is simple enough to trace out. It just takes track power and drops it to 6V for the lighting and the Seuthe smoke unit. Since you're doing the PS/3 upgrade, you can power the 6V bulbs directly from the upgrade kit, just lose the constant voltage board.
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Re: Weaver Dreyfus Hudson 5445

john in western pa ·
Thanks for the reply. My concern, or maybe curiosity, was the 3 wires going into it... obviously(?) track voltage, ground, and ????? ! I was planning on running wheat bulbs over wheels on the head-lite circuit of PS3 wiring. Do you have any new or used fan driven smoke units available, I'm not afraid to cut a PS1 smoke board but I'd rather not do that.! Thanks for your reply to me and all the other advice to others
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Re: Weaver Dreyfus Hudson 5445

gunrunnerjohn ·
I'd have to see what the board looks like. Truthfully, I have a box of these. When I do an upgrade, either TMCC or PS2/3 to a brass Weaver/Williams/3rd Rail locomotive, I rip all that stuff out first, I don't spend a lot of time worrying how it's wired. You can typically put at least three 60ma bulbs on the headlight circuit of the PS/2 boards, and I suspect the PS/3 piggyback board is similar. For the ground lights, I'd consider wiring up some chip LED's so you can have three or four on a...
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Re: Weaver Dreyfus Hudson 5445

john in western pa ·
Great Info... Thank you! I am going to purchase several constant voltage units for LED's in passenger coaches from you. Do you have a "chip LEDs" if not, do you know of a source? I need 6 for the Dreyfus and another 6 for an Empire State Express PS1 which is my next project. Thanks again,
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Re: Weaver Dreyfus Hudson 5445

gunrunnerjohn ·
I buy mine on eBay, cheaper than I could ever sell them. Check eBay 151921708354 for these. These are from a US seller, so you should get them in at most a few days. I just use CA adhesive to stick them where I need them and wire them with #30 wire. Ultra Warm White 5050 SMD LED PLCC-6 3-Chip SMT 50pcs
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

GGG ·
About the same spot the DCRU is in. Need to get speaker in fuel tank if possible. Heat sink for square rectifier mount same, but you may need to drill holes for the brass mount attached to the regulator at the other end. G
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

Paul Moore ·
Where is the DCRU, and what does it look like? This is the first time I've tried something like this.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

Paul Moore ·
Oh wait, after some research, it turns out the DCRU is the whole reverse unit board. Whoops, my mistake. So where do the motor and power leads attach?
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

Gregg ·
Can you get a pic of the bottom of the new dcru ? Orange (center rail ) and brown (outside rail)wires were at one time QSI colours. However you may have a little more than that to worry about . There's probably a voltage regulator that must be insulated from the chassis. It's also part of the mounting bracket on some engines.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

ReadingFan ·
DCRU = DC current Reverse Unit. That is the bottom board. A full-wave bridge rectifier sends DC current to can motor(s). QSIndustries began with ACRU's for Lionel postwar locomotives. Early instructions explained how to cut a trace underneath and add a full-wave bridge rectifier for locomotives with DC can motors that were just coming out.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

GGG ·
If your PS-1 board has 2 pin connectors on the bottom, Red is AC center rail, Black is Outer ground, White and Yellow are motor leads. If no connectors look a the board closely and you will see AC, ACG, M1 and M2, they tell you what goes where. G
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

PRRronbh ·
Also, maybe I am missing it, but do not see a volume control pot in the picture. Ron
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

gunrunnerjohn ·
There's no audio components in those pictures, thus no volume control.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

PRRronbh ·
Is a speaker an "audio component"?! There sure is one pictured with the Proto Sound boards! Ron
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

GGG ·
Come on John! Look at the 3 wire plug with wires going to the bracket under the board. Many PS-1 models had the volume pot as an integral part of the brass bracket. Looks like he has it all including the coupler selection switch. G
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

gunrunnerjohn ·
OOPS, I was looking at his "old" picture, sorry guys.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

Paul Moore ·
OK. I figured out where the power goes to, now I need to figure out where to attach the motors and lights. This engine does not have firing couplers.
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

PRRronbh ·
But Proto Sound does support remote firing proto sound couplers if you find the correct ones. Ron
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Re: Weaver U25b PS1 board questions

gunrunnerjohn ·
Protosound 1 or Lionel couplers will work, however PS/2 or PS/3 couplers will not work.
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Re: Weaver Milwaukee Road Hiawatha passenger cars

Oldcarsrule ·
Rattler21, I normally don't run a reefer with my passenger cars but will think about it. Thanks Mark
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Re: Weaver Milwaukee Road Hiawatha passenger cars

Chas ·
E-mail sent in regards to the Weaver GL1613L 2 car add on set.
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Re: Weaver daylight passenger cars

Oldcarsrule ·
May have to widen my search. Any Weaver 20 In cars out there in Daylight???
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Re: weaver e-8 santa fe AA

Oldcarsrule ·
Running or not, Really just need the Silver trucks and belly tank.
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Re: weaver e-8 santa fe AA

TimDude ·
Why just the trucks and tank?
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Re: weaver e-8 santa fe AA

Oldcarsrule ·
What I want to do is put my Southern pacific daylight shells on the Santa fe's frame for the silver trucks and belly tank. I have a set of The Blalackwidow shells (no frames or wheels) that I was then going to put on the black frames of the daylights. I just like the look of the daylight colors on the silver trucks. I have a set of f3's that look great like this on my upper shelf. markb
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c.sam ·
Ok Mark - enough now. You MUST post some photos! I had a custom set of Daylight F3's many years ago with the silver chassis/trucks and they looked great.
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Oldcarsrule ·
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Barry's trains ·
Mark, Just saw your blog. I have two Weaver EMD E8's with B units.available for sale. One is a Union Pacific and the other one is Amtrak. The Amtrak has sound and extra power added. Let me know if this is of interest to you. Barry Leonard
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Oldcarsrule ·
Mike CT, I notice that only one of the two engines has a tack reader on a motor. is the second a slave? Is the battery shaped item in the middle a weight? How much $ to do a motor replace and new boards?
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Oldcarsrule ·
Fgroza, Beat my bid by $4... Did you see the guy selling the (Weaver/Williams) e-8 shells. I don't think he knows the difference. How can you tell the difference?? Dennis, I will consider your offer while I see if I can find the Black widow set. How much to ship them to San Diego? Mark
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Mike CT ·
This set of Weaver Pennsy E8 had vertical can motors, no flywheels and the weight that was mentioned. QSI drive board. If I remember it was a bit difficult to get the (2) A units to run together. There was something about the A unit running backwards. Great candidates for electronics upgrades. Lots of room. Per discussion here on the forum some of the original offering had issues with the stainless grills coming loose on the sides of the units, which may account for the shells (only) that...
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Dennis M ·
Oldcarsrule: The above upgrade series of photo's pretty much shows you all about the Weaver E-8's; both outside and inside. As regards the note by another about the grills - they are stainless and the holes in the shell for mounting them via tabs that are folded over are very small and tight; so much so that the grills cannot move when they expand with temp. change and so they will buckle/wave in spots - not very much, but a little. Many just glue them down with a clear glue as the tabs on...
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Mike CT ·
Originally Posted by Oldcarsrule: Mike CT, I notice that only one of the two engines has a tack reader on a motor. is the second a slave? No, both A units are wired the same with a complete EOB system with tach reader in each. Unfortunately the progress photo does not show that. At the time it was mentioned that one EOB board would handle all four motors of Both A units. I opted for each A unit to be complete, and combine them as a consist/lash-up, each with it's own TMCC ID number. Is the...
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Oldcarsrule ·
Denis M, Im in 92128 for ZIP. Mike CT, They turned out great. At the time I only run conventional (ZW) but am planning on upgrading. Most of my engines are MTH proto 1 so I was planning on going the DCS route. Will the EOB boards run with the DCS system? You mention the TMCC (lionel) system. Thanks for all the use full info. Mark
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Mike CT ·
EOB drive system was from Train America Studios, no longer available. If you are upgrading there should be proto 2 or 3 kits available. Check with MTH.
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

fgroza ·
SP never had E8 B units, E7's yes and PA'S. The widow E8's show up on evilbay from time to time and a B unit went for $68 last week. I got mine from the web and remotored them, run great! I started bidding on the widow E8 just for the "neat-cool"factor. Nothing better looking than the Blackwidow scheme on a GM F/E unit. Yea I like the Warbonnet also. As stated, living on the east coast , SP is hard to find at times. Good luck on your search. Frank
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Dennis M ·
Yes, both E-8 A's are powered with can motors. There are big weights inside the A unit shells. The B units are non-powered, and all have fixed couplers except for the front of the A units. They also have stainless steel grills. Dennis M.
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Dennis M ·
Hey OldCarsRule: I have a set of the Weaver E-8's in the Southern Pacific Daylight color in an ABBA package. I was planing to power up one of the B's and run as an ABB, but never got around to doing it; so all units are still as manufactured. I did put some 3M frosted tape on the inside to cut out the glare of the light bulb through the number board area (can be just peeled off and all is like new). The boxes are beginning to show wear and tare as I took them to shows several times to sell;...
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Re: WTB weaver E-8 ABA Blackwidow

Oldcarsrule ·
Dennis M Are both A units powered and the B units dummy?
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Marty Milner ·
welcome aboard Kelly. looks like you are off to an awesome start. several of those were running at the o scale show in Cleveland on a Proto48 layout. keep posting we need more 2 railers here!!
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

AGHRMatt ·
That's impressive work. Welcome aboard.
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

SJVRR ·
Hello Kelly, I stay tuned here because I'm interested too. Your chassis look very good. Nice work.
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Gregg Laiben ·
I look forward to watching your progress - those frames look great.
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

PRR Man ·
Kelly, your work is nearly an exact replica of the brass deck that was offered for the RC GP7/9 by Des Plaines Hobbies. Well done.
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Bob Anson ·
when & where do I send my order??
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Brother_Love ·
I'm with Bob, I want one too!! Originally Posted by Bob Anson: when & where do I send my order??
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Gregg Laiben ·
Count me in too!
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Re: Red Caboose GP9 Frame

Daniel Raible ·
Wow, if you make a run of those I would buy at least one, and maybe two.
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