No announcement yet.

Thursday morning lounge

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Thursday morning lounge

    Good morning crew, readers, and lurkers from a blustery looking N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn has signaled READY with MOW Shop blend. The special is a Western omelet, a side of grits and Texas toast. Oatmeal pot is heating up. Other beverages at the end of the line.

    I worked on a few small 1:1 projects yesterday, but spent quite a bit of time on the VO-1000 DCC/Sound conversion on the Stewart model. Ran great in in a straight line. It would not make it through a 20" radius without ending up on the ground. This is an old model that was new when I bought it. The rear truck (under the cab) was only turning about 5 degrees off center. The brake hangers were hitting the frame. After disassembling and filing on the frame, problem solved. I found no reference to this as a problem on 'the web'. I bought the engine as a Bowser, but the model was clearly a Stewart. Truly a 'transition' model.

    Today I'll read through 5,000 pages of the Tsunami 'quick start' manual to tune and adjust the sound parameters, or maybe a trip to COSTCO and 'wing it' on the sound setup.

    Have a Super Day!

    Take the red pill

  • #2
    Simultaneous posts; I'm off to drop 1:1 ballast.


    • #3
      Good morning Jim and James,

      It's a dreary 47F outside here in northern WV, with a mid sixties high expected. Might rain.

      I did a little modeling yesterday; I mostly straightened up my work area. Cleared off and took down a table no longer needed. It rained on and off so no outdoor activities, but today looks promising.

      Have a great day!


      Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin


      • #4
        Good morning Jim, James, Mike and all incoming crew. Thanks for a good sounding breakfast Jim. You and James are making this a habit opening at the same time.

        Jim what you need is a JMRI DecoderPro set-up for your decoder programing needs.

        Well today is a much better day after all that rain and heavy winds here in Rhode Island. I live in southern RI, Portsmouth part of Newport, RI and got all the brunt of it except the power loss, we did fine there. A lot of leaves and other peoples stuff to clean up from the yard. I hate those Nor'easters. Its 46 degrees and cloudy today.

        Today after the clean-up I guess I'll work on the Flat Car for the split camp store, and get it ready to mount, then the front section will be completed.

        Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day ahead. See you all on the forum.

        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast


        • BurleyJim
          BurleyJim commented
          Editing a comment
          Morning Lou, The process is pretty simple. Check for online users, see Guilford Scottish who has only made 1 post since joining 9/4/21 and CarlB. Rick was also online. Start a new topic, and begin typing. It seems to have worked for at least the past 2 years.

          I;ve got Decoder Pro3 and a Digitrax PR3 which just doesn't have the uumph to write the CV's on the Tsunami and Soundtraxx decoders. I'm adding a PTB-100 to the kluge, in a few minutes. Just stopped to grab some wire.


      • #5
        48 outside when I took off to the semi-weekly grocery run......nice 1st thing in the early morning in a near empty store.

        See if I can get back to my routine and get some work in the office and shop done today. Stuff sitting idle in both locations.

        Lots of leaves down that I really don't want to rake, but it's only going to get worse, so............I'm hoping that my Yard-Vac comes back from the service shop soon,
        In a time like ours seemings and portents signify. Ours is a generation when dogs howl and the skin crawls on the skull with its beast's foreboding.


        • #6
          Mornin' All!

          55, headed for 62 and "mostly cloudy" here in the northern mitten. That said, there's a lovely, sunshiny hole in the "mostly," and the autumn colors are peaking, so the sunlit views are elegant. But duty calls, and bills and comestibles are on today's agenda. It's payback for a very nice "Op Session One" on one of the local railroads last night. First go for the host, it went well for a not-designed-for-ops railroad, and a Good Time was had by all. This has some interesting possibilities on down the road....

          Duty calls, so make it a great day, and stay safe!

          in Michigan


          • #7
            Had one of those breaks in the “mostly” here, too. Short lived Back to your regularly scheduled blah
            Karl Scribner-Curmudgeon

            Cedar Swamp
            SW of Manistique, MI


            • #8
              Originally posted by Orionvp17 View Post
              Mornin' All!

              it went well for a not-designed-for-ops railroad, and a Good Time was had by all.

              in Michigan

              Just like the prototypes.

              Take the red pill


              • #9
                Good morning from mostly sunny S.E. Michigan. Looks like we will be in the low 50's most of the day. Rain coming back tomorrow.

                Some garage chores for much of the day.

                Have a great day!


                • #10
                  Burley Jim,

                  Thanks for the "Heads-up" on the VO-1000 issue. I have a couple of those locos in storage that I want to add DCC and sound. Just working on layout construction now. Can't run locos without a layout, so first things first.

                  Take care....John

                  GULF COAST & WESTERN