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  • MinerFortyNiner
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    Originally posted by brownbr


    Verne, do you have any troubles with heat from the TSU-750 with the glass in the windows? I'm wondering whether to leave them out for ventilation.


    Bryan, I left the windows open on the sides where the crewmembers sit, so the engineer can have his arm on the window sill...and to provide ventilation. Most important is the brass heat sink, the TSU-750 will overheat and give you problems unless you provide a large metal heat sink.

    Have fun!

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  • brownbr
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    Verne, do you have any troubles with heat from the TSU-750 with the glass in the windows? I'm wondering whether to leave them out for ventilation.

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  • brownbr
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    My Schnozzer arrived yesterday! I've got the cab together and primed. Ordered the electronics and deciding on a paint scheme. Very exciting indeed.

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  • ironflyer
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    Took a second to watch the video, they're great!

    So that makes em fit right in for sure!

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  • MinerFortyNiner
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    No update, bumped the thread so a friend could find it...

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  • andykins
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    "All those crazy hours making molds & castings & packing them into kits really "pays off" when I see the kits built up so beautifully "

    and here i am cutting up the cab from those kits

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  • OregonOn30
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    Thanks for the how-to's Verne. Neat little locos and a fun video.

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  • dallas_m
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    All those crazy hours making molds & castings & packing them into kits really "pays off" when I see the kits built up so beautifully ... not to mention running in such a nice setting! (Oops, I mentioned it.) THAT'S where "job satisfaction" comes into play. Nice job & thank you!

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  • Tommatthews
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    Verne great video and a nice running loco.

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  • MinerFortyNiner
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    Thanks, Larry. The color balance is off some, and I hope to be able to get a more capable camera for future videos. But you have to start somewhere!

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  • BigLars
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    Great video Verne, you layout shows well on the silver screen.

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  • MinerFortyNiner
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    Well, I finally cleaned the track and made my first video, using my daughter's iPod Touch:

    http://youtu.be/iEN99ct_ZpM

    It is filled with minor technical glitches, but you have to start somewhere! I forgot to set my decoder for 128 steps, so you don't get to see the silky smooth throttle performance, and the tripod work is a bit jerky. I wish the camera had zoom to follow the train better. I should have run a second train by #9 from time to time, but I was trying to keep things simple. Oh well, perhaps next time!

    By the way, this Schnozzer is for sale, please contact me offline for details.

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  • MinerFortyNiner
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    Heh...Dallas, perhaps there should be some kind of 'nose plug' radiator cover for these sensitive situations when handling noxious loads such as Frijolene.

    Thanks Andy! Any resemblance of the factory representative to persons living or otherwise is purely coincidental!

    Geezer...I keep forgetting to shave the chin...getting more forgetful lately!

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  • Geezer
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    Way to go Verne!!!

    Er....whats that stuff on yer chin????

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  • andykins
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    yup, same as Dallas, lovely photos and lovely locos verne, and a good laugh at the end

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