The valve gear on your U is back to front. the link on the bottom of the crosshead ought to be facing forward. Hope you don't mind me saying.TNX, Gizzy. I'll need advice in many an aspect. Just became fully clear to me that my power packs won't do (MRC 1300, 1370) and wondering what people think about their big ThrottlePack 9950. Fine for DC (switch for big scales/smaller scales) and 'future proof' as it works for DCC as well. I don't think I will delve into that Real Soon Now but battery power and radio control might become the way to go once I extend the layout from beneath the cover of the deck.
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For your first attempt at a battery job you may find the 0-6-2 somewhat easier with more space i side than say Stainz or the Tram, though thinking as I am typing for the little ones a Battery Car may be a better bet. Then all you would need to do is isolate the motor via a double pole double throw switch so that it an still be track powered or just via the battery car. I am not normally a fan of battety cars but as they say all options have their place. With some careful work the connection at the rear could be re-wired to be what connects toe loco to the battery car with no outward changes. The switch could be hidden inside the cab like this.Hints wrt battery powered locos duly noted. I'd have to do the conversion myself, feels a bit daunting but a long winter has begun in the BC Kootenays.
I think it very much depends on the sound card, if it is a MLS one the instructions should show compatibility of either, in fact with a battery setup you should be able to control some if the sounds from the TX. If it is a digital installation things are generally much simpler with battery as the power feed to the chip is either via track or x the battery system, decided by a double pole double throw centre off switch between the two feeds in....however. Coming to think of wiring, it's either the sound car's sound fed from the loco or else the power fed from the sound car to the loco. So, sound would have to be rearranged.
Welcome from La Pine OregonAnd hello from that part of Kaslo/BC where the old K & S left its traces.
After long period of inactivity I return to railway modelling. Had a little Z-scale 'empire', exhibit some Bemo RhB beneath the RhB calendar, and now into G scale. My current computer desktop image tells some but when it comes to scale, I actually have 2 1/2 ft or 760mm gear running and the line is a never completed connection between North Tyrol (Landeck) and the Engadine (Scuol/Schuls-Tarasp) and for good measure I invent a junction 'Ramosch da suot' from which trains could connect to South Tyrol (Mals/Malles).
A scant 130 sqft beneath a deck makes for a beginning. The yard tho' is sizeable ...next year!
Greetings -- rentren/Renard
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