The videos are great, thanks and well done again.

One last self-ed question from me. Not sure, despite re-reading this thread, which RCMC board you used in this project (and in combination with what sound board) but I assume it came pre-programmed for the whistle smoke function? Not that I could ever attempt a project like yours but I had a look at what I think is your last (2019) RCMC and related board diagrams. There appears to be one version of the RCMC designed for steam equipped with tether and thermistors installed in the main and auxiliary smoke units. Is that the one used in this project? 

Either way, I can see what a bear assembling wire harnesses would be; way above my pay and skill grades. 

Amazing results Bruk.  What’s more amazing was the journey you took us on to get from there to here.  Dare I say, worthy of an article in one of our magazines.

Cheers to you!

-Brian

Ugh..... but that diesel in the consist .   You need to buy up all of the old TMCC steamers and upgrade them Bruk. They are well built solid runners worthy of some extra realism.

Great job. This has been an interesting thread to help pass the time during the "stay at home order". When do you start the next project?

Hancock52 posted:

Which RCMC board you used in this project (and in combination with what sound board) but I assume it came pre-programmed for the whistle smoke function? Not that I could ever attempt a project like yours but I had a look at what I think is your last (2019) RCMC and related board diagrams. There appears to be one version of the RCMC designed for steam equipped with tether and thermistors installed in the main and auxiliary smoke units.

Yes you are correct, it is the version with thermistors. The boards come pre-flashed so they have to be selected carefully. I ended up using the same boards from the ESE Hudson. Both RCMC and Railsound Lite.  

I wish I could program this stuff at home....

RickO posted:

Ugh..... but that diesel in the consist .   You need to buy up all of the old TMCC steamers and upgrade them Bruk. They are well built solid runners worthy of some extra realism.

Great job. This has been an interesting thread to help pass the time during the "stay at home order". When do you start the next project?

Thanks! Haha maybe sooner than later. T1 duplex is next.

And yes the diesel was what was on the layout. That was the Display layout at Eastside Trains we test projects/repairs on it.  I stop by a couple days out of the week after my real job to help them out. They were the only set of cars available to me.

I was tempted to take down the MTH Dreyfus set on the wall and throw the cars on there instead. But i was lazy. I sadly don’t have layout and only that test track on my desk  

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Valpac posted:

Amazing results Bruk.  What’s more amazing was the journey you took us on to get from there to here.  Dare I say, worthy of an article in one of our magazines.

Cheers to you!

-Brian

Thank you Brain! 

An article would be pretty cool!

Thank you for the opportunity to do this conversion on your Dreyfus. It was a pleasure and learning curve as usual.

gunrunnerjohn posted:
Jayhawk500 posted:

How big is the RCMC board Burk?

Looks like 1 1/4" wide, 3 3/4" long, and 1" tall at the highest point.  That also leaves room for the connectors.

Thanks John! Very  kind of you.

After seeing this, I wish I could do this as well. My only problem is the tach drive on the motor. I don't have the room for the flywheel.Oh well, such is life.

Burk,

Sorry to ask this question, but my brain is in overload. What are the P/Ns for the Pittman tach sensor and the flywheel? And anything else I may need for that as well.

Thanks

Never mind, dumby me, You had the model number in the title.

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Jayhawk500 posted:

Burk,

Sorry to ask this question, but my brain is in overload. What are the P/Ns for the Pittman tach sensor and the flywheel? And anything else I may need for that as well.

Thanks

Never mind, dumby me, You had the model number in the title.

Look at the parts list for a Empire State Express (ESE) with Legacy.

Dave NYC Hudson PRR K4 posted:

I'm a little late to the videos, great job Bruk. I did catch one on YouTube, and was going to pop back here, but have been busy. Excellent!

Thank you! 

Wrapping it up! 

I have sent the loco back home to Brian, it completed all my tests to make sure it will continue to work once he gets it. 

I made two professional looking instruction about filling the smoke unit and the switch locations, and of course what extremely custom upgrade isn’t complete without a certificate of authenticity. 

 

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I have sent you an email about this engine and upgrading it to legacy. I have the same one and Im looking for a legacy upgrade. Please check your email thanks. 

Bruk posted:

Wrapping it up! 

I have sent the loco back home to Brian, it completed all my tests to make sure it will continue to work once he gets it. 

I made two professional looking instruction about filling the smoke unit and the switch locations, and of course what extremely custom upgrade isn’t complete without a certificate of authenticity. 

 

8E9AD713-0591-4E06-BBFB-ACE76AEB25B2

Now that is cool. Tells a complete story about how this ain't the old thing anymore. Real cool Bruk.

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