AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:16 pm

Status Report 20April2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 18/24
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 16/12 - COMPLETE

Here is a short video of TT diesel and steam in action:
https://youtu.be/w6Ptt7uV3aQ
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:55 pm

Is it strange that I actually enjoy putting Kadee 713/714 couplers together and mounting them to TT scale railcars?
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby RodTT » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:47 pm

After doing my first two sets, I'd be inclined to say yes! I lost two springs but got there in the end.
I expect we all develop our own way of doing it.
I found that 'threading' the spring onto a map pin was the best way to insert it. Also the slightest dab of PTFE grease smeared beforehand with said pin around the inside of the coupler box stops the spring pinging away when it's half in without hindering the springing action.
But I wouldn't go so far as saying I enjoy it!
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:10 pm

RodTT wrote:After doing my first two sets, I'd be inclined to say yes! I lost two springs but got there in the end.
I expect we all develop our own way of doing it.
I found that 'threading' the spring onto a map pin was the best way to insert it. Also the slightest dab of PTFE grease smeared beforehand with said pin around the inside of the coupler box stops the spring pinging away when it's half in without hindering the springing action.
But I wouldn't go so far as saying I enjoy it!

I use a hobby knife to put the spring in. I think that it is the concentration that I put into the work and the end result as why I enjoy installing Kadee 713/714s so much.
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:57 pm

Status Report 21April2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 20/24
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 16/12 - COMPLETE

Two more railcars have received knuckle couplers, a caboose and a passenger car (coach).
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:01 am

Status Report 29April2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 22/24
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 16/12 - COMPLETE

Two more railcars have received knuckle couplers, a flatcar and a boxcar:
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Status Report 02May2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 24/24 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 16/12 - COMPLETE

Two more railcars have received knuckle couplers:
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:29 pm

Status Report 09May2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 24/24 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 17/12 - COMPLETE

Here is a video of two HP steamers pulling freight trains:
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 10, 2018 12:25 am

Status Report 10May2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 24/24 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 18/12 - COMPLETE

Here is a video that shows a pair of HP 0-6-0s pulling freight trains:
https://youtu.be/07vvmCyjVqc
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Re: AstroGoat and CaTTwoman's 2018 TT Scale Resolutions

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu May 10, 2018 10:38 pm

Status Report 10May2018:

1.) TT Scale Displays 02/02 - COMPLETE
2.) TT Scale Vehicles 5/24
3.) TT Scale Railcars 26/24 - COMPLETE
4.) TT Scale Structures 3/12
5.) TT Scale Videos 18/12 - COMPLETE

A pair of railcars have received Kadee couplers:
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