Re: blackstone k27
> Steve,Hi Bob
> Looks really nice. What specific adhesive did you use, Spray 77??
> Robert Bell
i just used a can of 3m adhesive spray. The same one I use to
attach ground foam to trees. It stays tacky for about 5 minutes
so it gives you time to sprinkle the coal (or foam)
The NCNG boys came over sunday and ran trains but.......
while they were here, several of them helped me run the
injection machine and we made parts.
So it looks like I will have some more Carter Car kits
ready in the next month. I will definitely have some
for the HOn3 Symposium.
Finally...... it's taken three years to get this last
Thank you's go to The NCNG "gang"
Belinda Black (she fixed dinner)
Ron and I had a spirited debate about DCC and it's
various facets. Ron convinced me that there is a large amount of
Dis-information out there about DCC.
Most systems and decoders are very easy to use now.
Even the new Tsunamis.
You don't have to learn hexadecimal or any of that anymore.
I have both an NCE and Digitrax system on my RR and one
switch to select either.
They are both just about as easy to use and program with.
You do need a "buddy" to help you kinda get started, but
that can be here on this list.
The NCNG guys have several Tsunamis and we programmed
some of them on Sunday. It's just not dificult anymore.
If someone tells you it is, they're wrong. It's
just there is a lot of bad information out "there".
If you have any concerns or questions about DCC, please
feel free to seek help here or e-mail me directly and
I'll help get rid of the misunderstandings.
Most of the systems available work just fine so please
don't get into a debate over "the best system" take that
to one of the DCC lists.
But if you want straight forward SIMPLE answers, we have
them here. It's not tough. Anyone can learn it in a
It is a new language, so it takes a day or so to
get it, but that's all. It's a very simple language.
I'm 67 and I learned it so, relax. Ask, we'll answer.
Once you have that, you've got the whole thing.
-Proud member of the NCNG
- I am curious, how many of y'all's k-27's had the draw-bar connected
in the box??
Mine was not, the instructions say it should've been, and now the
retaining pin on the loco side has broken. I think the tender
portion of the draw-bar was pushing down on the top of the loco side
in the box, possibly bending the retaining pin. On the brighter
side, I have been playing with a friends' DCC and the Blackstone is
White Pass & Yukon Route,
- When I received my #464, the connector was connected, but like you
mentioned, the connecting pin/stud to the locomotive was broken off
and in the bottom of the box. Have returned to Blackstone and Alan
says they will fix vs replace (am interested in seing how this will
be done). Expect back early this week.
D&RGW - CA Div
--- In HOn3@yahoogroups.com, Rob Bell <ionhoss@...> wrote:
> I am curious, how many of y'all's k-27's had the draw-bar
> in the box??
> Mine was not, the instructions say it should've been, and now the
> retaining pin on the loco side has broken. I think the tender
> portion of the draw-bar was pushing down on the top of the loco
> in the box, possibly bending the retaining pin. On the brighter
> side, I have been playing with a friends' DCC and the Blackstone
> really incredible.
> Robert Bell
> Division Chief,
> White Pass & Yukon Route,
> Poplar Division
> Waynesville, NC
- Robert and all,
Mine was connected, and that part of the loco was not a problem.
I'm still awaiting the return. The promissed Friday delivery didn't
materialize, but that could also be a UPS action, more than likely. I'm
hoping for tomorrow!
As far as I know, nothing has changed in the projections for the last couple of months. It is still end of August, first of September, or there about. Hope this helps!
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