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  • #16
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    Originally posted by Michael Hohn


    Bernd,

    Gee whizz! Just as I was about to follow along its all over!

    Works like a charm, I see. Very cool.

    Mike


    Thanks Mike.

    It's only over for the powering and on/off control of the blades. I've got an Athearn Hustler coming from E-bay that'll get turned into the motive power to push the plow. I have some freelance ideas to apply to this project, so keep following along. I just need rainy days to work on the project. Right now it looks like I may need to build an Ark before working on this project with the amount of rain we've gotten and will be getting.

    Bernd
    New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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    • #17
      indeed, a record setting project build for Bernd'...CONGRATULATIONS'....

      That sure is a noisy little critter'...........Great job'...Bernd'...[^]


      Ted

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      • #18
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        Originally posted by quartergauger48


        indeed, a record setting project build for Bernd'...CONGRATULATIONS'....

        That sure is a noisy little critter'...........Great job'...Bernd'...[^]


        Thanks Ted. How about you doing one in Quarter Scale?

        Actually that's what is sounds like when you scale down the engine noise from the real thing. The pitch gets higher. [:-clown]

        Bernd
        New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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        • #19
          On the other forum I posted this on a tip was suggested, why not have the reed switch on the floor of the plow and a magnet between the track so when the plow gets pushed over the magnet it will start to turn. My answer: I can magically wave my hand over the roof and have it start to turn any where on the layout. [^]

          Another was how will I charge the battery. I still need to come up with a plug system so I don't have to take the shell off. Charging is done with this little device.



          It's an MP3 player. At one time I was going to use these for a "Noise Maker", like an engine idling in the engine house. It would be easy to download an engine sound and then play it on the MP3 player. That project never got of the ground. So I'm using it to charge one 3.7volt LiPo. On board the battery is a tiny circuit board that doesn't allow over charging or discharging to were battery damage occurs.

          Peeking under the hood. This is what's under there.



          I know. Why don't I use the battery that's in the player? It's a 60Mah battery. The one out of the heli is larger. Can't remember what size it is.

          Add some long wires and home made plugs and you have a very cheap charger. Works great. Haven't burned down the house yet.



          So, on it's way is an Athearn Hustler from E-bay. From the weather forcast it looks like I may be able to get this project finished before the sun shines again. That is if the wife doesn't catch me not working on the "honey do list"

          [B)][B)] Yes dear right away.

          Bernd
          New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

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