Posts Tagged ‘1961’

Electric Motors: “DC Motors and Generators” pt3-3 1961 US Army Training Film

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

more at scitech.quickfound.net “DC MOTORS AND GENERATORS… DESIGN, APPLICATION, AND OPERATION OF BASIC, SERIES, SHUNT, AND COMPOUND WOUND TYPE DC GENERATORS AND MOTORS.” US Army training film TF9-3106 Public domain film from the National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). Split with MKVmerge GUI (part of MKVToolNix), the same software can recombine the downloaded parts (in mp4 format): www.bunkus.org part 1: www.youtube.com part 2: www.youtube.com en.wikipedia.org A DC motor is an electric motor that runs on direct current (DC) electricity… Two important performance parameters of DC motors are the Motor constants, Kv and Km Brush The brushed DC electric motor generates torque directly from DC power supplied to the motor by using internal commutation, stationary magnets (permanent or electromagnets), and rotating electrical magnets. Like all electric motors or generators, torque is produced by the principle of Lorentz force, which states that any current-carrying conductor placed within an external magnetic field experiences a torque or force known as Lorentz force. Advantages of a brushed DC motor include low initial cost, high reliability, and simple control of motor speed. Disadvantages

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964

Monday, February 18th, 2013

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01997
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01989
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: UP 80 & 80B, ALCO Coal Burning Turbine Electric, built 1961; Council Bluffs, IA; April 1964
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_01988
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Lionel train set help from 1961?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Question by ILuhhhhchooo: Lionel train set help from 1961?
I found my dads Post War Era Lionel Train Set in a closet. There is:
-“Exploding Elxplosives Box Car” No. 6480. Red/Gloss, which is option B i guess
-“IRBM Launcher Car” w/ Black 6511-2 Mold Base, Blue thing on top of that and then the actual launcher is black.
-“Work Caboose” Yellow, was one of the unassigned ones so there is no number, on a black base. Set no. 19142-502
-An “ALCO Union Pacific Diesel Engine” witha headlight and I dont see a battery pack, but there is a copper coil under the rear wheels.

All from 1961. There is no rust, and everything seems to be intact although I cannot get the explosives car to keep the walls up. There are 2 old white wires in the box but im not sure if I should hook it up. That leads me to my main question: Should I use the transformer it came with (Type 1026 25 Watt) to hook up the trains? There is no track, and I believe it is an O gauge. I cannot ask my dad about it, because Im going to put it around the base of our tree as an early surprise/present because this was his favorite memory as a child.

Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!!!

Best answer:

Answer by dc911ds19
http://www.lionel.com/

This is Lionel’s official website. Contact them, they may have the original instruction books. Visit your local hobby store. Need to find one? Try: http://www.thestorefinder.com/rr/rr_index.html

They will be able to help you and get you track to put under the tree. Even if you don’t get it running for Christmas I’m sure he will be pleased with the thought and effort you put forth to make his special memory come alive again. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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The Bluebell Railway in 1961

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

The Bluebell Railway has been running steam trains on a line in rural Sussex for fifty years. This is how it looked in the early days. For more on the Bluebell Railway visit www.bluebell-railway.co.uk The music is from Suite No1 for brass band by Gustav Holst and is taken from Beulah 1PD82 visit www.eavb.co.uk The film is now safely preserved by the South East of England Film Archive. Visit www.brighton.ac.uk View all A60Stock’s railway videos at www.youtube.com Flim Crusty writes on his blog at filmcrusty.blogspot.com “Much has been achieved over the fifty years, but there is one aspect of the Bluebell Railway that few have appreciated. As well as preserving steam trains they have preserved the operation and atmosphere of the old Southern Railway. The Southern ran a tight ship, money was never needlessly expended and staff were kept motivated to work to the highest standards by a very small management team. Likewise Bluebell has always been careful with money and volunteers work to the very highest standards. An old Southern Railway friend, alas no longer with us, once remarked that having sat in the C&W mess room it reminded him of his days on the Southern. The subsequent ride in a 100 seater completed the experience for him. I think the profligate and top heavy railway system we have in Britain today could learn at lot from Bluebell.”
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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