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  2. Tom51

    Big boy issue

    Hi Ray, the engine was tested and ran fine, Still under warranty, got it home, put it on the track, ran about 16 minutes then quit again. We have tried a hand held MTH unit and cant get it to find the engine. switched out TIU's and nothing there either. MTH rep in Wisconsin coming over to see it. on the track. We have tried everything we can to make this thing run and nothing seems to work. cant find which version of TIU I have because the unit will not find the engine and we have absoultly no control of the engine. Had another guy bring his brand new in the box BB over and we could not get it to run. then we got control of it with his hand held and we had 16 volts to the track and all of a sudden I started to bring it up to 22 mph scale and BOOM a capaciter in the the TIU blew and it started smoking. to say the guy was disapointed is an understatement He has not been able to get his to do anything either. I sent a note to MTH but of course heard nothing back. Wish you were closer. If it does not get fixed by Dec. I will be in S. Iowa again and will bring the damn thing down to have to you give it a go. You are the best when it comes to these things but to bad you are so far away. I dont trust the Mail to get it there unbroken.
  3. Yesterday
  4. Jerry B44

    My elevated lyout

    Bought some rocks locally and he helped haul them over and put them in the layout. Big/strong guy, I died the small stuff. Four pickup loads. North end here is about done, was getting hot so we stacked the rocks on the blocks and I can get to them, once it dries out again. Rain again, sheesh. Lots of mulch is next and then put down the plants I have been babying since spring.
  5. Last week
  6. Screwy Nick

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Sean, sounds like he had a REAL PERSONALITY. They're truly our family members. LiG
  7. Sean

    PRR Railroad Barge

    He was funny like that, he like to were costumes and climb up into chairs and sit! On one occasion we were @ the local shelter to get pics with Santa and we had to wait in line. Some one got up from there chair and he climbed up and sat there with a green derby and a bow tie. More pics were taken of him then of Santa..
  8. Screwy Nick

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Sean, Most Certainly. Planning on starting the tug in the fall, the LS Salvage Tug will stay on the back burner. But I have scouted out a couple of possible lakes to sail on. The one I'm most interested is I think on local municipal property, will approach them and see what they say. BTW, the pic with the derby is PRICELESS. LiG
  9. Sean

    PRR Railroad Barge

    So Nick, are we going to see a video of the barge ( Tank ) in the water with a tug ?
  10. Alan 80

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Thought I had seen it before.....
  11. Screwy Nick

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Alan, that is the one I tried to emulate. LiG
  12. Alan 80

    PRR Railroad Barge

    An interesting set of photos of a barge which, I believe, still operates: https://gizmodo.com/a-rare-trip-on-the-floating-train-yard-of-hudson-harbor-1557809294 http://nynjr.com/
  13. Screwy Nick

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Alan, thank you for the interesting history. I saw a fleeting pic, which I have not been able to find, that this barge has/had the designation NYC420 on the left bow. Sean, Life is Good, and our little ones enhance that, cake--- of course. Enjoy.
  14. Sean

    PRR Railroad Barge

    Well done my friend well done!! I'm honored ! Were honored ! He is missed and this is beyond words... I know what Tank would of said.... Do we get cake @ the dedication ? Thanks Nick!
  15. Alan 80

    PRR Railroad Barge

    I guess you are pleased with the finished project, Nick. You are probaby ccorrect in saying that the barges (rail ferry) were not named. However, nearly all, if not all, of the barges that are generally permanently coupled to pushing tugs that sail the Great Lakes are named. The barges change when under repair as do the tugs. I believe those that work the Hudson and East Rivers are similarly named, so why not yours. Thinking about it, there must have been some form of identification. Railroads are not noted for anonymity of their inventory
  16. Screwy Nick

    PRR Railroad Barge

    The Final Touch: Don't think barges are named but this one is a tribute. LiG
  17. Jerry B44

    My elevated lyout

    Last load of dirt was not too good, so hope it works out. My son and granddaughter came up to help move the dirt after the skid steer left. They were a big help. She works out a lot and did more than me and my son. Before and after pic. I put down some pre-emergent and have 45 bags of mulch. I plan on lots of mulcsh and rocks and some plants. Getting too old to weed . TOwn will be on a piece of tile back board, had good luck with that in Nebraska. Once I get some rocks I will start laying track.
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  19. Wil 7542

    LGB 29232 Disney

    Lgb 29232 Disney If sombody is intrested. i do have a verry rare set for sale . its new ,only used a cuple of rounds and digitalsed it. Comes with original box. if intrested make me a offer include shipppng costs from Holland . see link above . greetz wil
  20. Screwy Nick

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    Bob, thank you for sharing your experience. I already have a 'catch can' that is attached directly to the exhaust pipe (the white PVC container) that has a sponge in it. If nothing else it's fun to run the Live Diesel and I'll just have to clean the roof of the first two cars. Life is Good
  21. rbrown7713

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    The only way would be to go to a gasoline 4 cycle engine with its own oil in the sump and I don't think they make one that small, but I might be wrong. 2 cycle engines require the oil to be mixed in with the fuel, so there is the problem. The only other idea that I can think of is to make some sort of an oil trap box to separate the oil from the exhaust and then keep emptying the tank. That might be possible with some sort of filter. Bob.
  22. The seller ana.kramer on ebay has some 1/32nd scale vehicles of different eras and some buildings and figures. He was San Val trains.
  23. Screwy Nick

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    Bob, Drifting even further off thread topic: I have no experience with planes, this is my first little engine. Can you recommend a good fuel, the one I used, even with the catch can, spits oil out of the exhaust stack and all over my cars. thank you.
  24. Screwy Nick

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    Bob, thank you very much. Life is Good
  25. rbrown7713

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    That's fantastic Nick. Keep up the good work. Bob.
  26. Screwy Nick

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    Sean, thank you. That build took me over 6 months, I was still working at that time. Life is Good
  27. Screwy Nick

    What glue disolves polycarbonate to weld it?

    Bob, It runs great. Yes the motor is connected directly to the generator through that big fly wheel. That then feeds the stock Aristocraft motorized trucks. The exhaust passes through that large copper pipe into the PVC container that has a sponge to collect the oil that is spitted out, then to the exhaust pipe that brings it to where the RS2 model has the exhaust. Here's a video of it pulling my beer train, a short string of box cars, tanker and caboose. As you can hear, it is a bit noisy.
  28. I just worked thru post delivery of my Big Boy #4023 G scale engine from Ray's ... what great service, worth every penny! This is a dead rail system. The DCS TIU and WIU are in the 1st boxcar, the 2nd holds batteries and voltage regulators. Steve
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