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Progress on the West Ridge Branch Line

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Monday, April 19, 2021 11:04 AM

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share some videos of my new C-19 with the sound decoder installed.  I'm pretty satisfied all around.  The digitrax DCC system I bought came with a power pack that only puts out 15.5 Volts so I'll be upgrading to a 23 volt power supply to allow for higher speeds.

Here is the engine pulling out of Koi Harbor Station:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AqILW-fgNH8ngQXduMQ4W0rTIqyh?e=cSdQGl

 

 

 

Have a great day!

John

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:12 AM
Dude, that was right on! The sound was incredible, and it looks really, really sharp!
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Posted by Postwar Paul on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 5:31 PM

Very nice! And the RGS version,which is my fave!

COOL!

Paul

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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:24 PM

The RGS seems to be the only one left at a reasonable price.  I believe this is the shorter tender version which actually is a plus aesthetically since my rolling stock is on the smaller side.

Here is another video at top speed (for the 15 volt power supply):

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqILW-fgNH8ngQZhJOnr_VBC5MTh?e=hZnhOQ

 

And here is a video of an idea I had to be able to easily carry the engine in and out between operating.  The platform connects to the dead end of the track utilizing the rail joiners.  I'm going to add handles to make carrying even easier.

https://1drv.ms/v/s!AqILW-fgNH8ngQTxtJyImRckThuq?e=LrA5JW

 

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:49 AM
Now that is a clever carrying case!
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Posted by BLT_BY_LIONEL on Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:24 AM

Thanks! The connector plugs between engine and tender were very hard to unplug so, rather than breaking them, I needed a way to carry it as one piece.  Even when I build my train shed down the road, anything with electronics will go inside at night.

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Posted by Postwar Paul on Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:30 PM

John, I think Bachmann did a great job detailing this engine. When you look at the old pictures from Otto Perry, Dick Kindig, and all those guys that were around to shoot the RGS, number 40 looks right. The domes are correct. There was a story in one of my books, I think it had been in a wreck. Just like " Mudhen" 455 has a home made cab after a wreck on Dallas Divide.

Anyway, that's the one I would have gotten. 

Very nice!

Paul

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