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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 11:04 pm
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Woodie, now work with me slow in take of air, now hold it, let it out slowly yes, do that a couple  of more times and you will be in your happy spot, all is good! See I am a willow, this works every time when the struggle becomes real.  All silliness aside, I plan on having dead wire over head and I am totally committed to r/c battery, the On30 railroad has 38 locos all r/c battery, there is NO other way.  At this point I do not see any kind of wire for at least a year.  This railroad is a creative journey, even though I am turning 70 I see no rush to finish it any time soon.  Now if I can get Ryan to post the photos I sent him you all could see what I am doing.  In the mean time, I have to go finish getting the On30 ready for Saturday's ops session, I can't disappoint the guys.Later,Steve

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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2017 11:05 pm
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Dummies

Knicker elastic

&

DelTang


WOW !


Life is just so complicated these days ! ;)

The old Tri-ang catenary was just so simple & well made ... Those were the days !


You don't have to be Einstein :brill: to have a bit of operating catenary !

What electrical knowledge ?

Just solder a wire to it from your resistance controller !


Making it just needs the right materials & sensible construction and installation techniques.

It aint rocket-science ... But EXPERIENCE not TALK counts for everything.

So.

Anyone who wants the top dope from the horses mouth on skyhook wiring...

...go to Herbies house !!


Herbs Thread in the Trolley Forum is THE LAST WORD on catenary construction.

Adapt & adopt your own ways as well of course.

But if Herb say use this wire, then use that wire.

If Herb tells you how to make an effective pole/mast, then make it like that.

If he says stand on one leg singing Rule Britannia with a cork in one ear, do that as well ! ;)


Dummies, knicker elastic & DelTang are for the birds baby !


Get that catenary JUICED UP !

Or just sell all your electric-locos & get a steam-engine or something.

I guess you could chop off the pantos & pretend they were diesels maybe.


LET THERE BE WIRES !


:bg:


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if Herb was really our friend, he would have posted a link: http://www.freerails.com/view_topic.php?id=2906&forum_id=53

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 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2017 12:30 pm
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Good morning Si, Well at least it is for me but not overly sure it is for you, since reading your last post. Well it is a bright and sunny day here and the temps are around 50F just a perfect day to go into the shop and cut ties for the railroad, no cares, no worries, and no discussion with myself about over head wire.Do enjoy the day I am and I have it on good authority that my friend Ryan Vigus will soon be posting some shots of my 3/8's work.That's all,Steve

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Hi Steve :wave:

EVERY day is a good day for me, of that you CAN be sure.
They normally start with a ;) and end with a :bg: and have a few :brill:s in between.
I reserve the right to attempt the impossible.
Make simple what some seek to complicate.
And model railroad on a budget, not a mortgage. ;)

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The Pacific Electric ran several diesels with trolley poles.  The poles were needed to activate the signal system.

http://donsdepot.donrossgroup.net/dr1007/pe1653.jpg




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 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 01:59 pm
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OK Steve, dead overhead wire...that's alright but please have the wheel/shoe/pantograph actually touching the wire. I wuz just a' thinkin' (bad thing to do) that it would be neat to observe the occasional spark from overhead. Actually, it seems that running traction with live overhead and grounded rail is the most "real" way that a model railroad could run. Us nuts with r/c steam are having fun but the live overhead is real!
Just another "my opinion" line of BS...just have fun and run a train today.

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 Posted: Sat Jun 10th, 2017 03:03 pm
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running traction with live overhead and grounded rail is the most "real" way that a model railroad could run

Easiest to wire also: no gaps, no reversing loops, no shorts at switches, no insulated wheel sets. What is not to like with it?.
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If I can get organized I will post an article from the May 20th 1911 issue of the Mining & Scientific Press on an electric railway system which

A no overhead wire
B no Batteries
C no onboard generator
D no 3rd rail
E power via rails



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Can anyone find the link here to "Sparky"? the thread with minimal overhead , and real sparks?

Remember that one Woodie?


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