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by Tom Dempsey
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Electric / DCC
Topic: Wiring practices
Replies: 9
Views: 2442

Re: Wiring practices

Not a big fan of suitcase connectors long term. They tend to create failures down the road, usually at the most inopportune moments. I do like the bell wire approach though.
by Tom Dempsey
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Large 4-4-0?
Replies: 14
Views: 1456

Re: Large 4-4-0?

RF&P possibly.
by Tom Dempsey
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: HP Products TT Scale Models
Topic: HP detailing parts
Replies: 5
Views: 690

Re: HP detailing parts

I think all those masters were lost in the fire.
by Tom Dempsey
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Underway on Nuclear Power?
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Underway on Nuclear Power?

I built the N Scale version and the cooling towers, you got two, were decidedly well underscale. An HO version might still be too small. Several companies utilized those molds over the years, so the kits are probably out there. ConCor may still have some in their warehouse.
by Tom Dempsey
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BTTB Geared axles
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: BTTB Geared axles

Boston Gear perhaps
by Tom Dempsey
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Contacting Lok-n-Roll and Siggis
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Contacting Lok-n-Roll and Siggis

Rod, Do you build, if so, PM me. Tom Dempsey
by Tom Dempsey
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 171
Views: 17101

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

The FV axles will work fine, just a little too loose. They weren't made to standard, that was admitted on this forum by the fellow who made the original order, so it's not FV's fault. We all need to think about NEM/NMRA standards when building stuff, interoperability is the reason they exist. I'm su...
by Tom Dempsey
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 171
Views: 17101

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

You guys miss my point, which is, we should build all TT Scale axle sets to a standard, that is the problem with the FV wheelsets, the axle length was picked at random. This is why NEM and NMRA exist, the standards. You can't blame FV, the fellow who originally placed the custom order has admitted o...
by Tom Dempsey
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: 33' 2 bay offset hopper
Replies: 171
Views: 17101

Re: 33' 2 bay offset hopper

As we discussed at OSW, I plugged my last set of Fox Valley wheels into one of the truck sets and it's loose but acceptable. Seems to roll okay with forefinger pressure on it. We really need to build our trucksets (axles & truckframes) to NMRA standards just for interoperability in the future. Just ...
by Tom Dempsey
Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Etched brass kits
Replies: 6
Views: 854

Re: Etched brass kits

Did he ever update the SW-1200 etch to fix the problem on the rear plate?

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