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    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N...

    Wow. Great modeling. I won’t try to do that in N scale. :-/
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    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome...

    Thanks for that video link. These are awesome machines when working. Hmmm, wonder what would happen if I tried some WS snow or baking soda? :rolleyes:
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    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months...

    The rotary plow is finally complete, two months and several "back to the drawing boards" later. Two SP F units are pushing plow and tender up to the Sierras to clear the mainline after a fierce late...
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    Rotary snow plow III

    First test run on real tracks. Still working on fashioning a drawbar between plow and tender and also need more weight in the plow, but at least it works! Tender shell is not all the way on.
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    Rotary Snow Plow Part II

    I was just not satisfied with the Kato motor, as it spun too quickly even at steps 1-3 on my throttle. So I did some hunting and found this incredible 700:1 sub-micro planetary gear motor that runs...
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    I agree with Moose2013. This book was a great...

    I agree with Moose2013. This book was a great help in learning about prototype operations and my layout is based on one of his sample plans. Enjoy it.
  7. You didn’t mention which DCC system you have, but...

    You didn’t mention which DCC system you have, but most modern ones have good circuit breakers to prevent damage to the system even in the event of a short (which your description suggests will not...
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    Those are great mortar lines - what did you use?

    Those are great mortar lines - what did you use?
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    Nice models. I have had good experience with both...

    Nice models. I have had good experience with both the Kato FEF and Kato E units released for the City of Los Angeles that were both factory (Kobo) sound equipped. They run just as well as Kato are...
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    Where does an axle spring go and how does it...

    Where does an axle spring go and how does it reduce the slinky effect?
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    Evan Designs sells some fairly small ones -...

    Evan Designs sells some fairly small ones - depends on what type of locomotive you’re talking about. They might fit.
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    All colors of the rainbow?

    The same seller has similarly painted buildings in green and red.
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    Ah, but it also says “built good.” .....just...

    Ah, but it also says “built good.”

    .....just “painted bad.”
  14. Peco turnouts are great, but even these need...

    Peco turnouts are great, but even these need maintenance. Before dumping your old Atlas, do some detective work with a magnifier (OptiVisor is my favorite), a strong light and lots of patience. I had...
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    Moose: the scenery is looking great. Can’t wait...

    Moose: the scenery is looking great. Can’t wait to see the next phase.

    One thought regarding those long tunnels and those reach police - it looks like a difficult reach inside if there was ever...
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    Thanks, Scotian_Huntress. That video was my...

    Thanks, Scotian_Huntress. That video was my motivation for doing this project in the first place. I just wanted to also add DCC, but still need to slow the motor down. It may be that gear motors have...
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    John Armstrong is my go to for anything layout...

    John Armstrong is my go to for anything layout planning.
  18. Very nice modification! I am considering using a...

    Very nice modification! I am considering using a reduction gear head for my rotary snow plow. I went to the Faulhaber website and it looks like they have multiple options. It was hard for me to...
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    Working SP Rotary Snow Plow

    I have always loved videos of rotary snow plows clearing the mainline over Donner Pass and other snowbound areas of the Pacific Northwest, throwing plumes of white to the side as they tunnel through...
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    Thanks, Mark. From measuring with my...

    Thanks, Mark.

    From measuring with my ohmmeter, it looks like the resistors are connected to the light outputs. I think the little black boxes with numbers may possibly be bridge rectifiers. Looks...
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    Bachman Caboose Wiring

    Edit: Title should be Tender Wiring, not Caboose.

    I am trying to build a working Southern Pacific rotary snow plow, using a Tichy Trains kit with an added Kato motor and DCC controller (will post...
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    Those “cars” are clearly vintage. I expect...

    Those “cars” are clearly vintage. I expect they’ll appear on the Classic EBay thread selling for $100 each. :lol:
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    What about an Arduino with a motor shield? You...

    What about an Arduino with a motor shield? You could then program it to do exactly what you want.
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    Nice video and great modules. Thanks for posting.

    Nice video and great modules. Thanks for posting.
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    The spec sheet says that these are 2.2 mm thick....

    The spec sheet says that these are 2.2 mm thick. Multiplied by 160 that would be about 14 inches in real world width. A slight bit thick for a roadside sign, but probably acceptable. However for a...
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