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gandydancer1950 posted:
RSJB18 posted:

Took another one of my K-line diesels apart yesterday and changed the motors to series wiring. Three down two to go.

Bob

Bob, I have two K-Line "speed demons" that I would love to slow down by wiring in series. Is it possible that you could explain the process in layman's terms so that even I could do it? ThanksCVRR 59  

gandydancer- the typical K-line diesel has two motors. The two wires coming off of the reversing board (blue and brown), that feed each of the motor leads (blue and yellow).

What I do is disconnect the 6 wires and clean up  and re-tin the ends. Connect the blue wire from the board to the blue wire on one of the motors. Next I connect the brown wire from the board to the blue wire on the other motor. Finally connect the two yellow motor wires together. The motors in these are installed opposite each other so the need to turn in opposite directions for the loco to move in the right direction.

I use heat-shrink tubing on my connections, tape is ok if that is what you have.

Here is a recent discussion on the topic.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...ive-motors-in-series

This is one of my S2's looks like its the same as your NYC.

Bob

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Wow Bob waaaay easier than I thought! Thank you very much for your explanation

Today not much done. Errands to run in the morning and this afternoon with the weather being better I had to sweep the driveway to get all the acorns off of it. But once that was out of the way I got to the basement. I brought a couple of Weaver PS-2 discharge hoppers from the attic. Then I got out what cars I had down there and placed them through out the sidings for the future brewery. Going to end up with 2- 3 D buildings with the rest as building flats. Not a tremendous amount of track for storing cars but it will make for some interesting switching. I finished painting the stands to hold the storage tanks and glued them to the base. Then I got some paper and put down all the measurements to see what I will need for flats. This probably the extent of work today. Pics...........Paul

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Mike the way it looks I can get three cars on three of the tracks two cars are each track where the hoppers are siting and one or two cars along the wall down from the end. Around the corner two cars on the one siding and one tank car on the other siding. I think once it is all done I am going to have fun switching cars there. Trying to figure out amount of buildings flats I'll need for this. I have a blower for outside but it stopped working right the last time I used it. I have got to get it fix.............Paul

decoynh posted:
mike g. posted:

Paul, sounds like a great plan! Cant wait to see it all in place! Couldn't wait on a Menards Brewery so I repoed a building and made my own!20170512_07450120170512_07451120170512_07453520170512_074617

I see a Cottage Industry in your future.  Nice job Mike.  How much will these sell for? i'd like mine customized as Sam Adams!

Wait- if your taking orders Yuengling!

Mike,  Yep, started working on my train engines when about 8 yrs old, and not always to the best results.   Sooooo... you learn as you grow and have always liked doing things with my hands.  Suppose that was why I chose work as a stevedore and iron worker/rigger/crane operator/truck driver over the years.  Since I no longer rebuild automotive engines, only my own for race, etc., and trannys.. so now back to internals of trains.

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Again, imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I really enjoyed the recent drainage ditch build by Paul_2, so I thought one would fit perfect in my recent area of concentration.

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I used 1/2" foam for the shape, and a piece of "wire loom", the split plastic you put over loose wires to keep them together or prevent chaffing (commonly found in your engine compartment of your vehicle. I had to use epoxy to hold them together, no other glue would work.

I got more roads painted, and for some reason, maybe I shook theses cans better, but this batch came out much darker. Had to put them back in the garage for the night, they're still putting off fumes! 

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Last thing I got accomplished was to wire "block detection" for my crossing signals. I don't have any IATD's, so I figured this would work just as well. Isolated the inner rails on the curves, starting at the mouth of the portal, and 1/4 way up the bridge. For the bridge, I used my razor saw to cut a 30" pice C of rail in half.  Ran the meter for continuity before and after, and everything looks like it should work out. I'll put the power on it tomorrow. 

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Mo985 posted:

Again, imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I really enjoyed the recent drainage ditch build by Paul_2, so I thought one would fit perfect in my recent area of concentration.

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I used 1/2" foam for the shape, and a piece of "wire loom", the split plastic you put over loose wires to keep them together or prevent chaffing (commonly found in your engine compartment of your vehicle. I had to use epoxy to hold them together, no other glue would work.

I got more roads painted, and for some reason, maybe I shook theses cans better, but this batch came out much darker. Had to put them back in the garage for the night, they're still putting off fumes! 

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Last thing I got accomplished was to wire "block detection" for my crossing signals. I don't have any IATD's, so I figured this would work just as well. Isolated the inner rails on the curves, starting at the mouth of the portal, and 1/4 way up the bridge. For the bridge, I used my razor saw to cut a 30" pice C of rail in half.  Ran the meter for continuity before and after, and everything looks like it should work out. I'll put the power on it tomorrow. 

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Are you going to paint the culvert gray or silver ?? looks great! 

Jim

Today I cleaned up.   Moved a bunch of track around.   Added these straight pieces to add room to the front of that section. 

Then I added this siding on the long wall so I could park the Wabash there.  Running on DC at the moment so cant run it. 

Don't think I will leave it there.   May move the two mains closer to the wall by adding a straight piece in the middle of the curves.   Would add 40 inches to the main loops (20 each). And put the sidings closer to the station that I plan to put on that side.  The Wabash is nearly 12 feet long so I think the long wall will be the station/yard.  

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Back to the business at hand. I spent 12 hours over the last two days working on a whole bunch of stuff.

The first thing I did yesterday was install a 2.5 Amp breaker on the Newport panel. In the event of a derailment during switching operations, it will pop a lot faster than the 6 Amp Polyfuse back at the power distribution panel under the layout. I'll be doing this on the other panels too.

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I finished the cardboard for this entire section.

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Then did a couple more rolls of plaster cloth. There's really not much of that left to do here...

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maybe two rolls to finish.

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In the middle of the afternoon I took a trip to Menards, and filled my 15% off bag with a variety of supplies, and three flavors of paint, earth, asphalt and concrete. I also have black, white and brown so I can make small batch variations for different projects.

When I got back, I decided to finish the last little bit of fascia. I swear this is it, there is no more in the entire room.

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Sanded and primed.

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This is the last bit to be primed in the entire room, I swear.

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Done! Next step semi gloss paint. Maybe this week, we'll see.

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I went back over to Hiawatha, and started patching the streets so they can be painted.

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All of this wood is the beginning of some bridge supports. More on this later.

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I got into the earth paint, and started putting down a base coat getting ready for scenery.

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Mo985 posted:
carsntrains posted: 

Are you going to paint the culvert gray or silver ?? looks great! 

Jim

I'm actually planning to leave it black, similar to this:

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Oh you must be doing a modern display.  Didn't have plastic back in the day.   Come to think of it not even sure when metal culvert came along?   

RSJB18 posted:
decoynh posted:
mike g. posted:

Paul, sounds like a great plan! Cant wait to see it all in place! Couldn't wait on a Menards Brewery so I repoed a building and made my own!20170512_07450120170512_07451120170512_07453520170512_074617

I see a Cottage Industry in your future.  Nice job Mike.  How much will these sell for? i'd like mine customized as Sam Adams!

Wait- if your taking orders Yuengling!

Wait a second guy, I only had one building! and it was a gift

Mo985 posted:

Again, imitation being the greatest form of flattery, I really enjoyed the recent drainage ditch build by Paul_2, so I thought one would fit perfect in my recent area of concentration.

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I used 1/2" foam for the shape, and a piece of "wire loom", the split plastic you put over loose wires to keep them together or prevent chaffing (commonly found in your engine compartment of your vehicle. I had to use epoxy to hold them together, no other glue would work.

I got more roads painted, and for some reason, maybe I shook theses cans better, but this batch came out much darker. Had to put them back in the garage for the night, they're still putting off fumes! 

image

Last thing I got accomplished was to wire "block detection" for my crossing signals. I don't have any IATD's, so I figured this would work just as well. Isolated the inner rails on the curves, starting at the mouth of the portal, and 1/4 way up the bridge. For the bridge, I used my razor saw to cut a 30" pice C of rail in half.  Ran the meter for continuity before and after, and everything looks like it should work out. I'll put the power on it tomorrow. 

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Mo it sure is nice to see you back at it again! You really come up with some great ideas and when you put them onto the layout they look great!

Apples55 posted:
mike g. posted:

Paul, sounds like a great plan! Cant wait to see it all in place! Couldn't wait on a Menards Brewery so I repoed a building and made my own!20170512_074501

Mike;

Very nice job. But seems like something is missing. Oh... that's it... no tap. Might I suggest adding a beer distribution system???

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Hi Paul I will work on that once I figure out where it will be going and how much room I will have!

The other day on eBay, I found one of these diecast cars in 1/43rd scale. They were made by a company that marked many of them up for Highway Patrol and City police vehicles. This one was a 1941 Ford Tennessee state patrol car. I hadn't seen one for sale in years, and jumped at the first one I finally saw her recently. I got it yesterday, and today I took it apart, hit it with dull coat, then did some very subtle weathering with washes. I figured it probably wouldn't have been washed a lot, but would be a lot more clean than the normal civilian vehicles out on the road at that time. They did a very good job, even recreating the license plates correctly.0121182058-1_resized0121182058a-1_resized0121182058b-1_resized0121182059-1_resized

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carsntrains posted:
Mo985 posted:
carsntrains posted: 

Are you going to paint the culvert gray or silver ?? looks great! 

Jim

I'm actually planning to leave it black, similar to this:

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Oh you must be doing a modern display.  Didn't have plastic back in the day.   Come to think of it not even sure when metal culvert came along?   

If I may interject, gentlemen, your conversation really has me thinking, now, about my own work modeling such a detail. Here is a project I crafted. IMG_5137

Through my modeling, I am pretending they are made of...no wait...what do you think I am modeling that they are made of? And of what circa would they appear to be a product and representative?IMG_5138

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Moonson posted:
carsntrains posted:
Mo985 posted:
carsntrains posted: 

Are you going to paint the culvert gray or silver ?? looks great! 

Jim

I'm actually planning to leave it black, similar to this:

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Oh you must be doing a modern display.  Didn't have plastic back in the day.   Come to think of it not even sure when metal culvert came along?   

If I may interject, gentlemen, your conversation really has me thinking, now, about my own work modeling such a detail. Here is a project I crafted. IMG_5137

Through my modeling, I am pretending they are made of...no wait...what do you think I am modeling that they are made of? And of what circa would they appear to be a product and representative?IMG_5138

FrankM

Frank,

Id guess they are supposed to be concrete, however with just the picture provided, to me it look like the top of a plastic cup, I order to get that size diameter. 

The conversation about culverts hits home.  I have a hole cut out in my roadbed on my diorama, but haven’t decided how to finish it.  Since all my equipment is steam diesel transition era, I want what would be there in about 1950, meaning it was built well before.  At first I thought concrete culvert pipe.  Then I thought of putting in a box culvert of stone or concrete.  Maybe concrete since the tunnel portal is stone to give some variety.

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