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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 04:06 am
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Hi again Steve :wave:


I did actually find this :-


http://www.finescalerr.com/outdoor_railroader_articles/1-32-Scale-Narrow-Gauge.htm


Not much & no pix. also not dated, but take a look anyway.


:moose:


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 Posted: Sun Mar 5th, 2017 04:49 am
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You want indoors Steve.
Try this for starters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t4zXi4lszY

and

http://nzmrg.org.nz/media/gallery/gal4e24a243ea972.jpg

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Good morning, Bob and Si thank you for your postings both are not only interesting but most helpful, it certainly keeps the fires of creativity going full tilt.  I have a full day of modeling ahead, since my wife won't be home from her quilting gathering until late today.  Bob, my railroad is in a 11' x 25' out building, it runs point to point with a peninsula in the middle, this is where the docks are. The two un-named towns are at each end of the points.  I have built three locos, the first is a small 4 wheeled box cab with pantograph, the second is a 4 wheel center cab diesel, and the third a small 4 wheel cab unit that switches the dock and what ever industries and warehouses that might populate the middle.  All of the rolling stock except for one caboose are 20' two trucks, the small caboose is a 4 wheel bobber. I am using battery power, radio control and I like the fact that I din't need to waste my time wiring the railroad.  Since this railroad will be operated by just me and an occassional guest, I am going to add an overhead single wire, something I have wanted to do for years.  when you have an operating group my size and age, it would have been very foolish to do overhead in O scale. Again, many thanks to both of you,Steve 

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" I am going to add an overhead single wire, something I have wanted to do for years."


Hi Steve :wave:


WAY TO GO !


Operating catenary is the aim for my HO pantograph steeple-cab.

I have wanted to do this for years as well.


I like the sound of your loco fleet Steve. :cool:

There seems to be a growing fan-club for overhead-wiring operations here at freerails. :bg:


:moose:


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Hi, Si, this has been a dream for a very long time but knew with an operating group, it would have been total destruction for my over head with the group I have.  We all suffer large thumb disease and since the On30 was built for operation having over head was out.  As I stated, it will be mostly me and hopefully when the time comes I won't destroy it.Well, lunch is over and time to get back to the 3/8's whatever it is called,Steve

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Hi Steve :wave:


I would have loved operating catenary when I was a kid.

Just imagine that ! ... TWO locos operating on ONE track !

Yep I'd figured that out as a kid.


My Dad said though...

...working catenary is for GROWN UPS !


I guess he was probably right.

Oh well ... I guess I'm 'grown up' enough to give it a go now ! ;)


:moose:


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Herb has an AWESOME THREAD in the trolley Forum, for anyone who needs to know how to get real working catenary built & operating.


From the horses mouth, and all that ! ;)



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Good luck with the overhead. I have had it operating in smaller scales back years ago. I came to the conclusion it was a maintenance nightmare. Since then I have only modelled the stanchions. Most of the fun with none of the headaches.

Might try some of that stretchy thread one of these days as it can be pushed out of the way for maint and scenicing etc. Only have the spiders to deal with then :>)
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Hi Bob, It will be non functional and with a large pantograph hopefully it won't be a problem.  I have thought about the elastic string as well.  I have a long way to go before I can even consider this.  Also, it might be limited to a small area and not the entire railroad.  A long way to go and much to think about.Spiders are minimal, I have the building treated every 4 months.S

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Hi Steve :wave:


Knicker-elastic isn't the greatest electrical-conductor...

...I guess it doesn't matter for dummy operation though. ;)


Herb swears by phospher-bronze wire I believe...

...panty-hose is kinda tricky to solder to.


Might need supergluing up...

...so it won't come down during critical ops. ;)


:bg:


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I ain't contemplating building an overhead operation in my scale, I would, however, consider actually using live overhead. Yes, I would need to clean the rails sometime but I would use the overhead and track to power an r/c receiver in the box motor/locomotive.Yes, I am crazy but that's what I would at least try to do. I suppose a dummy overhead is OK, but I'm just funny that way.

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