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by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1/24th Cow Figure
Replies: 2
Views: 999

1/24th Cow Figure

I am always on the lookout for items to add to my layouts. I found a nice cow figure at Hobby Lobby the other day. Found in the Christmas decorations which were marked 50% off. Cost was $3.00 each. Bought one to test and then went back for more. Looking at the internet I found full grown cattle were...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Dreaded Bachmann Split Gear Fix
Replies: 3
Views: 1917

Dreaded Bachmann Split Gear Fix

I suspect there are many people using the Bachmann HO scale GE 44 Ton powered trucks as power units for their critters. Like some other Bachmann products there is a major flaw that has been a source of frustation to many of us. That is the splitting of the plastic axle gear. This has sidelined many ...
by Bob Roegge
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: R/C in Gn15?
Replies: 30
Views: 9766

I converted another critter to RC. If I had known it was to be RC I could have built to have the radio gear internally and the battery in a hollowed out engineer. As it is I put radio gear in a trailing wagon. You can see the size in relation to US quarter. The receiver is a DelTang RX63 (on left). ...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: R/C in Gn15?
Replies: 30
Views: 9766

I converted two critters to RC recently - see my post "Radio Control". I used the DelTang system and it works great. I have since given two presentations on dead rail which have been well received and shown there is a lot of interest. I am waiting for delivery of more receivers to convert ...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Oct 13, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 5478

Thanks Juergen, The sound is definitely appropriate for small critters. I like the fact that it is compatible with DelTang and the optional sounds for brakes, horn, bell etc are great. Unfortunately, I do not read German (although I started school in Munich in the early 50s) and do not see a languag...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 5478

David, thanks for the Turnigy tip. I will check that out. I chose from what was on the shelf locally. I too do indoor rc planes. Mostly scale aircraft. On prices - there are other transmitters priced at $70 US. The transmitter I chose was the most expensive but has a twelve model memory which will b...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 5478

Answers to the many questions...... Cost - wired receivers cost $44 US. Transmitters are $88 US or $38 for kit. Kit is not complicated. Voltage regulator is $8 US. I bought mine from 0n30Guy.com. Great service. Pickup - I used the track pickups but insulated the wheels from the pickups. I simply pun...
by Bob Roegge
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 5478

No speaker. DelTang is not currently compatible with sound. Besides, I have not been able to find a source for a small sound unit that has a good critter sound. Something like a two cylinder gas or diesel engine sound. I have seen some youtube videos of Gn15 with appropriate sound. I just can not fi...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Radio Control
Replies: 22
Views: 5478

Radio Control

I have been contemplating radio control for some time now. After reading about the DelTang system I decided to give it a try. I have converted two of my critters and am very pleased with the way they operate. Installation was much easier than I had assumed. The first picture is a mock up of componen...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Christmas Window Display Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 14509

To extend the motor shaft you might want to use brass tubing with an inside diameter that fits over the motor shaft. For a collar to secure it look in the model airplane hardwaare section of your hobby shop for "wheel collars" that fit over the tubing. The set screw should crush the tubing...
by Bob Roegge
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Christmas Window Display Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 14509

Your rock work and color is excellent. Very impressive! One option for the bridge near air traffic control would be a spindly metal trestle similar to the one on my High Trestle Creek layout. It was simple and would fit well with rocky area. Mine was made from card stock with some balsa support and ...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Christmas Window Display Layout
Replies: 44
Views: 14509

Inspiring...... the winter atmosphere is already evident. I can imagine the snow and scene. Can't wait to see what animation you create.
by Bob Roegge
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 54726

Have recently made a new space available for modeling. Have an L shaped area 14 ft x 13 ft. Have not decided how to use it. I am considering extending the Old World Charm modules. The right side track passing through the tunnel runs to edge of layout and would be the side to extend. I am needing inp...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: The Ikea Box Challenge
Replies: 25
Views: 5955

Excellent. Great imagination. I envy your ability to create figures that truly reflect the mood of the scene. Have you considered marketing figures. There are small model businesses that could/would create resin castings from your masters. Schomberg Models in Ontario, Canada sells resin figures crea...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Little Critter
Replies: 9
Views: 4452

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by Bob Roegge
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: New Little Critter
Replies: 9
Views: 4452

New Little Critter

Could not resist the temptation to copy another Ian Thompson design of a small critter. My modeling is not up to the standards of Ian so I hope he will not be offended by my effort. Primarily made from from paper, cardstock and balsa the structure is made to fit an N scale Bachmann Plymouth mechanis...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 40060

Sorry.....the post was titled "New Critters".

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by Bob Roegge
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 40060

I just purchased two more two weeks ago. I found them at........ Estore.bachmanntrains.com They are the power trucks for the GE44 ton HO engine. Be sure to order old style. Pictures will clearly show. The old style engine had two motorized power trucks. The new style has a central motor with drive s...
by Bob Roegge
Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Bullers Quay
Replies: 197
Views: 40060

The Bachmann bogie is an excellent choice. I have several critters powered by that bogie. At $15 US it is a great buy. I have weighted mine quite a bit and they run great after a short break in. I have run them for 8 continuous hours at several shows. At the last show I ran two continuously for two ...
by Bob Roegge
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21651

Thanks for the kind comments.

First outing will be weekend of 12 July at Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, NE during Union Pacific Railroad Days celebration.
by Bob Roegge
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21651

Finally considering the little layout complete with addition of a few little people. Posted a video..............

http://youtu.be/AvBWhcRiLoc
by Bob Roegge
Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21651

May require an extension to the layout. Can envision weighing, polishing, packing and shipping facilities. Of course they have to first be sorted by size. With all this activity it easy to understand why rivet counting is just to much to deal with.
by Bob Roegge
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21651

The rivet mine is beginning to be productive. Rivets made from Evergreen plastic rod of varying sizes. Rivet mine idea borrowed from another forum visitors rivet counter "commentary" with R. Counter and Sons boxes. Around here there also exist prototype modelers who look down their noses a...
by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Messing with Wagons
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Really like your wagons. The rust coloration is exellent.
by Bob Roegge
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:48 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: High Trestle Creek
Replies: 60
Views: 21651

I cut out the ends of bucket and the piece for the center (sides). Then I wrapped the center sheet around one end and added a drop of CA. Then glued the other end. Really quite easy and not difficult to keep square.

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