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by ConnRiver
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fox Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Fox Valley

Guess it's time for me to get a CNC lathe and produce my own. Looking at a Sherline CNC lathe. Bernd I have a Sherline 4400 (long bed) CNC lathe (and 2000 mill, too). With your machining experience and expertise, and these CNC machines, you would do wonderful things for TT scale. Please go for it! ...
by ConnRiver
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?

You guys are tops! Really good information, thank you much.
by ConnRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Re: Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?

Thanks, Al, good ideas. Well, I think I'll order a one-foot long x .375" dia. bar ($15) to play with. And, I can pursue the alloy question down the line if necessary. Maybe there's a way to test conductivity? I'll google that, see what comes up. -Brian C. Ha! Just found instructions for testing cond...
by ConnRiver
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?
Replies: 5
Views: 563

Nickel Silver alloy for wheels?

I'm going to get going with a diesel wheel project. I'm looking for nickel silver bar online but so far have not found which nickel silver alloy is commonly used in model railroading. Anyone have that information? On OnlineMetals.com I'm looking at Nickel Silver Round 792. Thanks. Brian Chapman Ceda...
by ConnRiver
Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motors for TT
Replies: 22
Views: 2412

Re: Motors for TT

Hey Brian, Nice looking motors. Specs are good looking too. 28V max, quite high. RPM looks good, wonder if that's at 28 volts or the rated 8 volts. I wouldn't run this motor at the higher voltage than 12 to 14. May run at 28 volts but I think the brushes would burn out after a while. You miss place...
by ConnRiver
Tue May 15, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motors for TT
Replies: 22
Views: 2412

Re: Motors for TT

AstroGoat, hey! Are you interested in testing another motor? If so, I'll mail you a couple. (I'm ignorant about power and motors at this point, so don't know how to test them, yet.) IIRC, these motors were recommended by a rail group, maybe UK? Usually, I make a note about each purchase, can't find ...
by ConnRiver
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disapointed... (Engine failure)
Replies: 14
Views: 1746

Re: Disapointed... (Engine failure)

What is it with motors? Why so difficult to obtain? Or, maybe they're not? Some of the prices seem astronomical to me, likely the result of middlemen taking their cut? And, perhaps, for individual projects, one or two motors aren't difficult to find. But, finding a reliable supplier appears to be im...
by ConnRiver
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Proto-freelanced
Replies: 11
Views: 1339

Re: Proto-freelanced

My best wishes, too!
by ConnRiver
Mon May 22, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: My dream TT layout . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: My dream TT layout . . .

And there is an option for expansion ;) http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/images/earle_newpierp.jpg That's it, same location. The trident shape. Although . . . today I spotted an easier location to model, closer to land and with a lot of trees. The track enters the pier under a roadwa...
by ConnRiver
Sun May 21, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Layouts / Track Plans
Topic: My dream TT layout . . .
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

Re: My dream TT layout . . .

areibel wrote:Except hauling in the 7+ foot long TT battleship!! :o
Yeah, 7'-4.7" long 'ship . . . at least it would fit on an eight-foot module!

Besides no vegetation, no railroad ties, either. All track embedded in concrete.

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