I’m quite happy with mine. I need to swap the LEDs for incandescent bulbs and tweak the DCC parameters to personal preference... also I wish the frame was extended to avoid the gap above the trailing trucks.. but all in all it’s a stunning loco.
Ok question for Steam titan users.... why is it that the shutdown function is f15 and not f9 like they say in the manuals?
a few upgrades to my #3704...
A couple of artista figures replaced the robotic figures from the factory...
The units come with lighted gauges which is nice. A few tweaks with the QSI programmer helped get a more realistic brightness...
I replaced the factory installed LEDs on both the headlight and rear light.... LEDs do not belong on a 3k model. Sorry, guys. I set up the brightness with the programmer below the bulb’s max brightness to maximize the bulb’s life. Finally, a new lens was added. The factory installed one was, well, not very clean.
A scratch built parabolic reflector helps the 1.5v bulb glow appropriately...
the number boards LEDs were replaced with surface mount LEDs. The new LEDs were tinted with coats of clear paint until the desired hue was achieved. Note how they match the headlight. I find that incandescent bulbs give a pinkish hue rather than a gold hue.
finally, I was able to extend the frame above the trailing trucks. That gap was killing me.... the cab armrests were painted bright green as well.
Happy to report that all wheels come with ball bearings, even the tender! Awesome, Scott!
Once again, your observations and improvements are Spot-on. The LEDs looks like my SD70Ace. I’m always amazed how forum members, as yourself, are able to up the game after receiving an engine. I can only muse at the knowledge and equipments one must have to make changes like these at home. But Man! Do I LOVE this engine. Scott! 👏👏👏
Is it me or OGR has the upload capacity of a 1998 website. I was going to upload a 1 min video but the site tells me the file is too big hahaha.
Santiago, I love your work but don’t use the Lords name like that.
No one is perfect especially me.
Looks awesome, love listening to the articulated chuffing go in and out of sync. Is this using the ESU decoders now?
I'm not sure if you fixed it, or this works? Can you just remap the (shutdown) function you mentioned above?
Joe, that’s exactly what I did. No issues now. The QSI programmer sure makes things easier.
In the Otto Perry photo above of 3707 it looks like the pilot truck wheels have bearings in the wheel hubs. This was a development by ASF around 1940. I have only seen a couple of then, I think they were not commonly used. A large WP tender one time that was in MW service had to be rerailed. I opened the journal box covers to check the bearings when it was first back on the track. They were 7 X 14 journals, which are huge. When the tender first started to move I could not understand what I was seeing. The tender was moving, but the axle was not turning under the brass. It took me a while to figure out that there was a large roller bearing in the wheel hub and all the rotation was occurring there. It sounded like a good idea, but I doubt the cost justified the benefit.
"she" looks beautiful to me.
SantiagoP23..could you please contact me; my email is in my profile. I have a few questions regarding the new Sunset D&RGW L-105 4-6-6-4.
That is absolutely gorgeous, what O Scale is all about...