Posts Tagged ‘Small’

I am going to run tracks around my yard for a small train/cart and does anyone know where i can get tracks?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Question by Chris: I am going to run tracks around my yard for a small train/cart and does anyone know where i can get tracks?
I need to know where to buy some cheap (still good) tracks for and electric cart.

Best answer:

Answer by Bob
http://www.greatamericantrain.com/

http://www.lawntracks.com/

try google “yard trains” or “garden trains”

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What is the Power Use, of an Average Small Charger, When Plugged In the Wall (Unconnected)?

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Question by mdGreg C: What is the Power Use, of an Average Small Charger, When Plugged In the Wall (Unconnected)?

Thanks g.venkatesan, but One Could Expect a Very Small Amount of Heat Dissipation.
Thanks .*., as I Suspected.
Thanks Very Much Retired EE.

Best answer:

Answer by g.venkatesan
when there is no load there wont be any power consumption

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Small Lionel Intermodel shunting and running.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

I was bored and I havent posted a video in 3 days so here ya go 🙂
Video Rating: 5 / 5

If you can’t build a mental model of what is going on, two or three small blocks of wood connected with cup?

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Question by ericson c: If you can’t build a mental model of what is going on, two or three small blocks of wood connected with cup?
If you can’t build a mental model of what is going on, two or three small blocks of wood connected with cup hooks can enlighten the problem … Make sure you consider the fact that the railroad train car couplers have a good 3 inches of slack when they are hooked up. Write me up your answer

Best answer:

Answer by billrussell42
what is the question?

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Small 5×8 Lionel Layout Update #2

Friday, July 27th, 2012

So I’m back after a long summer break from running trains. In this video you’ll see my new Lionel Rio Grand Ski Train as well as a few other things. I hope everyone enjoys my second layout update.

CG370 Small Town

Friday, July 6th, 2012

CG370 Small Town
ho model trains
Image by listentoreason
Visit to Northlandz in January of 2010. An astonishingly large HO model railroad layout, recommended for train enthusiasts. It occupies a building the size of a large 3-story warehouse.

Pros:
+ Quirky – some of the scenes are pretty amusing
+ Detailed – lots of fine work. You can spend a long time in one place, just looking at the subtleties
+ Huge – Very extensive dioramas
+ No that does not quite do it, how about "Gargantuan?"
+ No, still not right. I think this: "You’re lying. It cant be that big." – No, it is. Jaw-dropping. That link shows only part of one of maybe a dozen rooms. Plan on 90 minutes if you jog through, three hours if you take your time and enjoy it.
+ Organ music – The builder and owner, Bruce Zaccagnino, is a skilled organist and plays for visitors (I think every day) in a little theater in the middle of the building.

Cons:
Dust – Lots of it. I’m sure it’s a nightmare to clean, but it needs it. At HO scale, it’s up to the inhabitants’ ankles.
Disrepair – Plaster landscape cracking in places. Little figures fallen over. Not too often, but enough to jar you from your reverie.
Few trains! – When we visited most rooms were largely silent; I guess it made the trains more exciting when they did come through, but they did so rarely, and often only a handful of cars.
– Somewhat inflexible – you have one shot at moving through, then you need to buy another ticket if you want to revisit a scene. Not a big deal… except there’s only one bathroom inside at the halfway point. Remember, it’s HUGE. Know your kids’ tolerances if you go.

All in all if you like railroads (or have kids that do) you should probably see it at least once.

Small town accident

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Small town accident
g scale trains
Image by Brazilfox
Living Desert Zoo & Botanical Garden, Palm Desert, CA.

Why can’t we make trucks like trains, run by electric motors and charged by small diesel generators?

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Question by FreddieOh!: Why can’t we make trucks like trains, run by electric motors and charged by small diesel generators?

Best answer:

Answer by artgrantz
Trains are not charged by small deisel engines, they are charged by large deisel engines. Besides the weight of the engine you would need to add the weight of the batteries and the electric motors. A lot of space would be needed.
Trains are efficient because they can slowly build up speed and then cruise along without stopping. Trucks have to operat ein traffic where they start and stop frequently.

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How do i mount a small electric motor on a piece of balsa wood?

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Question by : How do i mount a small electric motor on a piece of balsa wood?
I am making an electric train with a balsa wood base, but the electric motor i bought did not come with a mount. I need to figure out which kind of material is light, easy to use, and will hold my motor securely. If you know how or have any suggestions, please tell me!

Best answer:

Answer by jeffrey l
Ben,
you can use western red cedar, this timber is very light and will hold screws better than the Balsa, .
build an arch to fit around the motor on a cedar base , a thin layer of neoprene rubber will stop the motor slipping , and absorb any stress on the mount,.

you could also use 2 electricial zippy ties to secure the motor to a light ceadr base, or if you can do some basic metal work and have access to light guage aluminium, you could use the alloy instead of the cedar.

Jeff

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small lionel train layout part 1.avi

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

movie of small layout – taken on December 29, 2009 – part 1

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