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Some of us have talked about this before.
Thought it would be a good thread.
I have bought used engines that was damaged.
all I reaaly need in them is
1 the 24 volt motors
2 leds head lights ,direction board.
3 some may want smoker.
4 sound unit w/speaker

I have been asked why is all the boards in side the locos for if you don't need them?
In the old days all we had was lights, smoke

In my mind engines are designed for meeting everyones needs the easiest way possible.

Some of us even remove everything and start over with some sytems.

I have a couple of engines that just have a plug in and out at each end and leads to the motors. nothing else.the lead engine controls them or a battery car.

what do you think.??
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

RJ
My first 69 chevy pick up I could sit in the engine area and work on it. My newer van I am afraid to stick my arm in it.
Its scarry under the hood.

I run almost 50% AC and USAT locos. I've removed alot of stuff on a couple of them. based on need.
I know so little about wiring other than wiring a house as a contractor.
Thats why all this RC stuff gets me. I like simple on/off forward /back.
Should still be a basic around.
good topic
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Paul
you simply brought out a good point that no others share or keep hidden. BEEP!BEEP!.
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Barry
Most of the time I just stand aside and go on to the next thread.

** Its all Dwights fault for sitting back laughing at us sparkies of any kind thinking if all the world was live steam it would be so much happier place....
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Barry
yes and Lewis Polk even gave me a patch to place over the rose. Now if I could only see to thread the needle I would have it on. I ware the tuxs during the Sat night chat Lewis and I had about his new RC unit. Which left me totally confussed that night.
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Chuck
I think working sanders is very important in winter.
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Nick
did you get that package I sent you yet? was it still ticking???
 

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RE: What does an engine "need" in it?

Nick
I will send 4 more and a box of Nebraska gravel dust.. Send that to RJ
 
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