Re: New layout photos
- --- Inx The big addition was a three
> bent trestle and lake - my first experience with making water.This
Dean, The trestle and lake are a nice addition-that
is one Zmall
> layout was made for a family member who insisted that steamengines
> are supposed to have cowcatchers on the front of them. xthis onehas been
> slightly "Americanized" with the addition of a cowcatcher to it.Her
Come on Dean, how can you be so cruel as to "tease" us with a
cow catcher WITHOUT taking any close ups of your work and a "how I
did it" explanation------you owe us on that one !!! It sure looks
good from a distance !!!
> point was "It's MY railroad and I can run anything I want on it."I like the attitude of the engineer, "when you're on my
railroad, we do it MY WAY !"
> The layout is dual powered with a 9V battery under the big rockor,
> plugging a regulated wall wart into a jack on the back disconnectspower.
> the battery and runs from wall
Maybe you could draw us a picture of how you wired up the
dual power source. >
>The power is controlled by oneactually
> of Jeremy Brandon's System Joerger speed controllers. It is
> a new prototype he provided me Sounds like Jeremy has anew winner on his hands--did he mention the new
x> As always, comments and
suggestions on improving the layout are
> appreciated. Appreciate the pictures and the inspiration----keep up the geat work Loren
- --- In email@example.com, "loren snyder" <ljsnyder@c...> wrote:
>> Come on Dean, how can you be so cruel as to "tease" us witha
> cow catcher WITHOUT taking any close ups of your work and a "how II wish I could take credit for some fancy modeling but it is a
> did it" explanation------you owe us on that one !!! It sure looks
> good from a distance !!!
Westmodel "Old Time Cowcatcher" that I bought from
www.aspenmodel.com I had to do a little cutting and fitting and I
bent up a small brass mounting plate so that the cowcatcher is
fastened only to the boiler and will lift off along with the body if
the body has to be removed to service the engine.
I have a higher resolution version of the picture which I will send
you (and anyone else that asks for it) directly. (I am getting ready
to go on vacation though and won't be checking mail after Tuesday.)
> Maybe you could draw us a picture of how you wired up theI used a jack from http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?
> dual power source.
category=190&item=DCJ-21&type=store which has a normally closed
switch in it. It allows the battery power to pass through. When a
plug is inserted, the switch opens and sends the power from the plug
to the Joerger controller. I used this power supply,
category=480&item=PS-10&type=store, which had a plug to fit the above
I will send you (and anyone else that asks) a pdf file showing the
wiring on request.