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jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
I figured it was time to have a thread to show new accomplishments and whatever you may want to show off, even if it's not new.
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
I got some electrical tape and redid the DCC job on my Athearn GP50

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I then devised a way to get rid of the heat developed by the motor and decoder. I removed the dynamic brake housing from the shell then cut out the top of the shell with my Dremel tool. I then cut the grills out of the brake housing and reinstalled it onto the shell.

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kjd

Go make something!
I got some electrical tape and redid the DCC job on my Athearn GP50



I then devised a way to get rid of the heat developed by the motor and decoder. I removed the dynamic brake housing from the shell then cut out the top of the shell with my Dremel tool. I then cut the grills out of the brake housing and reinstalled it onto the shell.
Are you going build a grill to fill in the hole a la Dale Sanders or Dave Hussey?
For one of Dale's see:
http://www.pbase.com/tracktime/image/68377518 or
http://www.pbase.com/tracktime/image/68377522
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Looks good, but it's not something I plan on doing. I could see it if it was a $150 Kato or Proto 2000, but not for a $30 Athearn.
 

kjd

Go make something!
Was there that much heat that needed dissipating? Hacking a hole in the side of loco seems a bit extreme to me unless there was a problem. I would have put an Overland brass fan grill if I needed ventilation.

What road will the GP50 be painted for?
 

jeffrey-wimberly

Dr Frankendiesel
Bachmann decoders ALWAYS run hot when they're pulling Athearn Jet 400 motors. The Jet 400 is a power hog. Besides, I wasn't too worried about the dynamic brake housing. This pic explains why.

I have a spare. I always hedge my bets.

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NickB

Wannabe Engineer
You know Jeffrey if you made your own thread with all of your photos it would save you a lot of work because you wouldn't have to post everything in three different threads. Just a my $.02
 

mtrpls

Ignorance is Patriotic
I agree. Jeffrey should make his own thread dedicated specifically to his work. It's irritating to open up two different threads and find the same pictures from the same poster.
 

RexHea

RAIL BENDER
Jeff, I would like to see a story of your layout in the Virtual Layout Topic (Thread). That would give a better idea of what your have done and want to accomplish.;)
 

Zephyr

Rocket Red
You know Jeffrey if you made your own thread with all of your photos it would save you a lot of work because you wouldn't have to post everything in three different threads. Just a my $.02
I like that idea. Even better, it could be called Jeffrey Photo Fun. :)
 




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