View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Sat May 18th, 2013 04:07 am
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6003

Unusual that something that modern has a full pan, --most all you see anymore on modern stuff is Flaviley -or the like- half pans.

Well, as to your question. I tore all the single suspension wire down over one terminal and half the main, and erected catenary. Not entirely happy with the looks. While my "eye" is quite happy with the series of short straight tangents of single suspension over a sharp curve, catenary looks entirely too "busy" in the same situation. Might try painting the wire to kill the bright bronze look. Don't know---

As for the Stanton charging through the track system--I installed that in an On2 1/2 Plymouth (Ex Joe Car Works I think) and was running it on just a loop of HO snap track.
Performance is fine, great concept, but I think that Neil is working on a later version.

My standard gauge locos that are R/C use the standard S-cab. One is powered by a two cell pack, the other has a single cell, and a voltage step up board (BPS from Neil) to raise the 3.7V to 12V for the motor--although for that particular loco 7-8V is plenty fast enough for switching--probably too fast. Both work well, and do all that I could possibly want them to do--but I do recharge via a small Deans type connector under the floor of each loco, since all my rail is one polarity, and ungapped.

Pantograph equipped locos and coaches run 12VDC conventional control, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

Don't know about writing the cat up. Not all that proud of the result.


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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