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Re: Knowledge of the art and science of graphics production

Rich Melvin ·
I moved this here from the Tech Support forum.
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Lionel EMD SD45

ericstrains.com ·
Hi folks, Happy Cinco De Mayo! And on a completely unrelated note, here's my latest product review video. I hope you enjoy it and find it useful. Thanks, Eric Siegel
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MTH prototype and Unpainted Engine 4-8-4 J Boxcar and Launch Car Caboose EMD LOOK !!

NavyBen ·
Up for sale are a few things from MTH that are unpainted and unassembled. Unfinished Box Car: SOLD Unfinished Helicopter Launch Car; $25 plus shipping ( UNPAINTED DIECAST Missing copter and some of the inerds) Metal Slag Car Parts: $25 Plus shipping (just a bunch of un-used unpainted parts) Prototype Caboose EMD Test Paint: $25 plus shipping (See inside for MTH approval of paint job) 4-8-4 J unpainted shell with chassis: SOLD The diecast units are heavy so shipping will be exactly what USPS...
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Commuter Power

GenesisFan99 ·
I would love to see someone make the EMD F59PH and/or MPI MPXpress-series locomotives. Quite a lot of schemes are available and I think they would sell. MTH seemed to express an interest in doing more commuter models when I talked to Mike Wolf a couple weeks ago, so perhaps this would be a project for the purple box. What does everybody else think?
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10 Different Diesel Locomotive Operating Manuals, ONLY 1 Left

Waverly 5 Yard ·
* EMD GP18 Diesel Locomotive Operating Manual, 1960, Torn Cover, $18 Wow, did these all get sold quick. Only have this one available. Yeah, it's in rough shape, but I've priced it at $15 because of the condition. Great reference piece. Putting very fair and reasonable price based on rarity, very limited availability. Buy with confidence from me. Already SOLD 9 different manuals to members, at fair and reasonable prices. Been on OGR since 2010 and a loyal Subscriber for years before that. MY...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Ed ·
Hi guys, Carl and I are good friends and have lots of experience installing TMCC so let me help clarify this.........the Mini Commanders use the soft set technology and do not require a program/run switch for programming but all of the other ERR products do. The mini commanders are no longer available and were the only boards that Carl and I have found that fit the S-Helper Switchers. There was not enough room in the switchers for any of the sound cards hence only TMCC without sound was and...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ed, The Mini-2 also can use the soft set technology though it, the Mini-2, is not listed in the soft set manual. Ray
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Mikeaa ·
Hi Jonathan, It's been a few weeks since you started the thread. Just curious if you had this out running on a layout to see how it performs and if you ended up reconsidering installing the Keep Alive module? Thanks again for posting here. It's nice to see what's possible in DCC. Mike A.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

richabr ·
The Mini-2 also uses the soft set technology The Mini II's do not use the same components and hence do not need the heat sink but do require the run/program switch as they cannot be programmed using Soft Set Technology. No wonder I'm confused. Rich
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Ed ·
I don't know where you are getting the information that the Mini II has the soft set technology but it doesn't. The manual stipulates installing the program/run switch and to use it during the programming process. Ed
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ed, The manual for the soft set technology specifies it to use in the Mini Commander series. Although it is not specifically in the manual for the Mini-2 it does work. I have used soft set on a number of my Mini-2 installations, the one in particular is the Doodlebug that I purchased at S Fest, and had discussed with you previously. I did not want to cut a hole in the chassis of the Doodlebug for the switch. I also used soft set on the Milwaukee Rd. RS 3 that I acquired from one of our club...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Ed ·
Ray, well I'll be............it works and after all these years I never knew that nor did Carl. I wonder if ERR knows but next time I talk to Ken I will tell him. Thanks for giving me that information as it is going to make some of my installations easier really appreciate that. I just read ERR's entire installation procedure and cannot find anything about the soft set so how did you discover that it works? Ed
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ed, I just read the soft set manual, It says it works for the Mini-series and just took it for granted that the Mini-2 was part of that. I thought because it did not utilize the RLC board that it would work, it did. Ray
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Ed ·
Smarter than the average bear...........thanks again for the info.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ed, After the help you gave me on that sound board what less could I do. I consider you a friend and more than just an acquaintance. I owe you for your help. Thanks Ray
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Ed ·
Ray, thanks for the thought but you don't owe me anything it is all about the hobby and helper each other.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ed, When you contact Ken I am curious to know if they were aware of the soft set for the Mini-2. I would believe that they are aware of it and maybe did not update the soft set manual to mention it. Those folks are pretty busy, maybe did not find time to do it. Ray
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Re: Commuter Power

Gpritch ·
The EMD F59PH was already done by MTH and K-Line, in several road names. Both are good engines!
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Re: Commuter Power

GenesisFan99 ·
That was the F59PHI.
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

CentralFan1976 ·
I realize we "vote" with our money; so I already have... I've preordered a set. That means I'm willing to pay for them, if corrected.
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

Scratchbuilder1-48 ·
how about the side grills ???????????????????????
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

JC642 ·
How about 2 tiny can motors in a big long heavy engine dragging its dead twin along for the ride?? joe
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

KOOLjock1 ·
The Facebook post specifically says these are the details for the Conrail Executive units. Are they correct for those? Jon
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

CentralFan1976 ·
Grilles... yes; well at least for 4022. Dynamics?... not for 4022.
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

CentralFan1976 ·
Here's what I'm worried about so far... ACL E8As 544 / 545: Vertical Farr Grilles No dynamic brakes White (top) & Red bottom lens in nose Gyralight BN E8As 9935 / 9940 : Vertical Farr grilles No dynamic brakes Dual steam generators (rear hatch) #9935 has rotary cab top beacon ( #9940 does not ) #9935 has single headlight housing (#9940 has dual) Exhaust spark arrestors Offset road numbers in number boards Conrail E8As 4020 / 4021 : Vertical grilles & here . (only 4022 had horizontal...
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

Eccentric Crank ·
Can't tell, but has the pilot been fixed to fit the body and not be wider than it?
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

RETINPA ·
I don't think so since the Lionel web page specifies minimum O-36 curves. On curves that tight, I think a fixed pilot would cause one derailment after another when coupled to anything with swinging couplers. I'm a big fan of fixed pilots but I'm willing to accept this concession knowing it makes the models usable by the widest possible audience. And no, I don't work for Lionel. I pre-ordered a set of these today in PRR livery to replace my early-mid-2000s K-Line set. I take to heart all of...
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

Former Member ·
I'd have been in on the Lionel E units but the dummy unit ruined it. There's no option for another powered unit if I need one.
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

RETINPA ·
What about the 6-84084? Is it also a dummy?
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

Eccentric Crank ·
Ret, No, that is not what I meant. I should have used the term corrected instead "fixed". See this thread: https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/lionel-e8 The darn pilot is larger than the engine body and sticks out beyond the side of the engine! Looks like the body itself is too narrow. So have these things been corrected?
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

Sam Jumper ·
Nobody has mentioned the porthole windows yet. The Conrail E's didn't have them. If anyone at Lionel reads this, the devil is in the details, and these are why you'll never sucker me into preordering.
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Re: Lionel E8 Pre-Production Photos

CentralFan1976 ·
There's a light at the end of the tunnel. First, the road numbers that Lionel chose for the NYC units have the correct side grilles. 4036 and 4037 were the first units delivered, and had horizontal grilles. Yay!!!!! That's a big relief! Now we just need to work on the dynamic brake fan. I'm not canceling my pre-order just yet, mostly because I'm not overly concerned about the pilot, because I have experience with installing P&D Hobby passenger pilots.
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Re: 8-axle flatcars and UP run-through power on the NS Fort Wayne Line (video)

PAUL ROMANO ·
Nice video. Good to see a C40-8W in the still leading every now and then.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

DAPENGUIN ·
It is probably some where but ... Which TB Speaker Module are you using? Thanks TC Carr
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Chris Lonero ·
Well done! I have never seen under the hood of the SW-1 but it seams to have a good size fly wheel and motor. I'm hoping MTH does something with tooling they now have for the SW-1 switcher. Hopefully a little quicker than the F3.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Mikeaa ·
Hey Jonathan, Really nice work! Thanks for sharing. It appears the TO-2008S is the smallest module they make, but it looks like it barely fits! Did you have to do anything special to get the ohms to match the decoder? Do you have any more photos showing the connections? Thanks, Mike A.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

AmFlyer ·
Wow! Fantastic sound in an SW1!
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

rtr12 ·
That sounds really good! They are really improving the DCC sounds and smaller speakers these days. Impressive!
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

jonnyspeed ·
Hey Mike, Thanks. I cut off the mounting loops on the sides of the module to get it to fit. The LokSound Micro supports 4-8 Ohm speakers so this is a simple plug and go affair. I did wire in a micro 2 pole M/F plug so I could disconnect the decoder and speaker if I ever need to. I didn't take any more photos. There isn't much more to show though... Just plug in the 8 pin DCC decoder, wire the speaker to the two purple wires and that's it. I would have preferred a keep alive capacitor, but...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Engineer-Joe ·
I am impressed with the Locksound's sounds and the speaker as well. Nice work.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
I wonder if we will ever see TMCC that will fit into one of these? Ray
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AmFlyer ·
The SW1 Carl did is TMCC w/o sound. The only way I know of to have full TMCC and RS5 in the SW1 is a 2 unit tethered set with the electronics and speaker in the dummy.
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

jonnyspeed ·
Carl was able to get TMCC control, but not RailSounds. Not enough room. One of the reasons I like DCC is that it is a competitive environment which drives innovation. The LokSound Micro that I used is about twice the size of your pinky fingernail. That little unit offers better motor control than TMCC or Legacy, 2 Watt sound that is better than RailSounds, and the whole thing is software upgradeable so you can easily add new features or sound sets by uploading them with out ripping out the...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

richabr ·
I seems to me that it appears that some of Carl's conversions were made with ERR units that have been supplanted with improved units made by ERR. Maybe Carl can jump in here and clarify the issue for some of us that are not that proficient in the features and improvements made. From what I can gather, the mini commander II does not require a heat sink like previous versions which would make the overall install a little easier for most of us. I think the newer cruise commander also does not...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Rich, Actually no, ERR has made improvements on their products. Some of the comparable products that were improved the size has changed little. The Mini-2 can be programmed without the program switch, the Cruise-Lite does need the programing switch. Carl is very much into TMCC and is always available for questions about his conversions. Some of his installations required heat sink. Some of them needed machining of the chassis. Most all of what Carl shows are within the capabilities of most...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

richabr ·
Actually no, ERR has made improvements on their products. Some of the comparable products that were improved the size has changed little. The Mini-2 can be programmed without the program switch, the Cruise-Lite does need the programing switch. Carl is very much into TMCC and is always available for questions about his conversions. Some of his installations required heat sink. Some of them needed machining of the chassis. Most all of what Carl shows are within the capabilities of most of us...
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Re: Tang Band speaker module installed in S-Helper SW1

Rayin"S" ·
Ray, Are you sure about that? My instructions for an as of yet uninstalled mini commander version 1 state that a run/program switch is required. As far as machining, I realize a hole along with 2 additional threaded holes need to be made in the chassis for the switch. Some of the older tutorials on Carl's web site are for early versions of the mini commander board which contained triacs? that seem to require a sink to dissipate the heat. The mini II as stated by Carl does not require them.
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Re: Weekend at the Movies 9/23/16?

SDIV Tim ·
Night Time Challenger operating on the San Diego 3-Railers Layout
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Re: Weekend at the Movies 9/23/16?

CNJ 3676 ·
An NS eastbound on the Lehigh Line of Conrail Shared Assets at New Market in Piscataway Township, NJ: Bob
 
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