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    ooo dear... the Atlas 2882 has 2 pins holding...

    ooo dear...
    the Atlas 2882 has 2 pins holding the engine trucks to the boiler.
    it can swing but it does not move up and down to follow changes of grade.

    I fixed one. by measuring three times and...
  2. hi Rodney, yer killin me... I'll send you a...

    hi Rodney,

    yer killin me...

    I'll send you a PM you will want some answers to not be public
    mostly because some of why you make decisions for a kit
    are hard to explain while you are trying to...
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    that does sound like a failed decoder... the...

    that does sound like a failed decoder...

    the best way to test that is to remove it and run the loco on DC power.

    victor
  4. yep. to save running two wires. I think it coin...

    yep. to save running two wires. I think it coin well spent.

    victor
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    can you un-thank some one? I have been sorting...

    can you un-thank some one?

    I have been sorting out problems I am having getting the mike running.
    and I built a whole 'nother steam engine!
    :-D

    sadly, my schedule for the next 8 plus months...
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    in an effort to get some quiet into one of my...

    in an effort to get some quiet into one of my locos,
    I came up with this item in the drawing.
    I grabbed a hex joint from one of my diesels. Life-like and Atlas both have joints like the
    one in...
  7. I have been told, pointedly ; " this is DCC. I...

    I have been told, pointedly ;
    " this is DCC. I want to turn off the headlamp."

    so while I think the headlamp should be on at all times....

    lets call it the magic of a decoder

    victor
  8. ya kno'... I think it could be used for a...

    ya kno'...

    I think it could be used for a steam engine headlamp...
    it would save running wires from the tender of a sound conversion
    or the w/life-like 0-8-0 I have a memory of another similar...
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    Hi Paul, thanks for making that post I thought...

    Hi Paul,
    thanks for making that post
    I thought much the same and I did not want to post similar
    for sounding argumentative.
    I also happen to agree with Tom that the gp-7 wants for pulling power. ...
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    I move incrementally... did a little work on my...

    I move incrementally... did a little work on my ghq kit and am trying ideas.

    if you can see he difference in ride height of the two pictures,
    you are quicker than I for photo comparisons.
    ...
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    glad you read the humor in my previous post. ...

    glad you read the humor in my previous post.

    to answer your question... I have seen brass gears and plastic.

    I am not certain what came with the bemo one. my guess is the black plastic gears...
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    ah why am I shaking my head? remotoring an...

    ah why am I shaking my head?

    remotoring an Atlas 2882.
    are you sure?!?
    I think re-motoring an MRC 2-8-4 might be easier...
    have you considered using two back to back 2-8-0's?
    reviving an...
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    ok. I get it. you have a bit of a tinker...

    ok. I get it.

    you have a bit of a tinker project.
    are you willing to hunt for the problem?

    I hear it runs straight and level.
    when I first saw the b-mann pickups in that loco
    I hoped the...
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    this is a hard question to ask. why did buy...

    this is a hard question to ask.

    why did buy the b-mann gp7?
    part of this is got some to do with two alternatives
    in the form of the Atlas and life-like diesels

    I have the impression that...
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    try running them. usually the commutator is in...

    try running them.

    usually the commutator is in need of cleaning...
    best way to do that? run it!

    after that, if any have problems they will be specific to the loco.
    sometimes the old oil will...
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    floor bowed. bolster pins bent. trucks...

    floor bowed.
    bolster pins bent.

    trucks malformed.

    those are in the order I have most often found causing the problem described.

    all three can happen in one car...

    victor
  17. hi Donzi you seem to read with care, so please...

    hi Donzi
    you seem to read with care, so please read and consider the offers I make.

    this is going to be a bit of a ramble.
    I have said this before and I have to repeat it now.
    I have been...
  18. the folded tab kinda does look like a pick-up...

    the folded tab kinda does look like a pick-up shoe...
    it is not intended to touch rail.
    it should hide behind the truck side frame.

    and yes the metal side-frame floats on the axles and that is...
  19. far easier to pay atention. the listing didn't...

    far easier to pay atention.
    the listing didn't say a thing about the conversions

    I saw them and some other MT and coupler items
    I low bid it without looking closlely.
    the tape on the...
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    after a lot of doing this and that I lowered the...

    after a lot of doing this and that I lowered the tender.
    I put this photo on another thread if it seems familiar...
  21. hohohohohohohoohohohohoohoh aim at 0603? I...

    hohohohohohohoohohohohoohoh
    aim at 0603? I find these are way easier than the smaller 0402.

    more important than soldering wires, consider ways to get the LED/chip to sit on a PCB somehow
    wires...
  22. I have some more photos to take and I thought Id...

    I have some more photos to take and I thought Id try to get them shot
    buuut my plans went a little off from my mark.

    so I did this and if any of you want 4 of what is pictured here
    please PM me...
  23. lets be careful out there (atlas/RR pacific parts)

    Forumers,
    the past few days have had a lot of tinkering and planning and trials of n-scale steam loco ideas.

    I saw on the bay a lot that included some parts for the Atlas/RR pacific and the...
  24. hi Dave, I know I seem to dislike 'DCC sound.' ...

    hi Dave,
    I know I seem to dislike 'DCC sound.' or just DCC.
    the fact is that right now I get no real options about.
    If I want a new Steam engine...with the exception of Kato, I get a kit that...
  25. Hi Rook, take my word for it, I have sometimes...

    Hi Rook,
    take my word for it, I have sometimes found it hard to look into someone else's build and follow.

    I happen to be doing another tender when you asked and I looked at my previous posts.
    ...
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