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Re: I'm Back

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:12 pm
by Ronald Wenger
I managed to get one of the remote transmitters working. I had a bad battery in a brand new box. The other two went off to Navin and he should have gotten them last Sunday. Now it is just a matter of waiting. Here is one thing many of you may want to take note of and I am not the only one having this problem. After using Duracell Batteries for years, in the past six months, I have tossed five good flashlights, and a few other things that use batteries, and I have also found corrosion starting in several remotes for TV's and VCR's here in the house. I had to switch over to Eveready Batteries. I keep a supply of batteries around for emergencies and I carry a couple of extra D cell's in each vehicle for the lights in those vehicles as you never know when your going to need them. If you are using any of these batteries monitor them closely, and I mean like at least once a month. I was in the process of upgrading to LED Lights but I lost some of those that I upgraded to and still have others to upgrade. These LED's keep the batteries lasting for every and they take being dropped much better than incandescent bulbs.

Ron

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:59 pm
by Ed Headington
I agree about the LED lights, Ron. I have converted my heavyweights and my Sierra passenger calls all to LED's. Being battery powered, they allow the batteries to last MUCH longer!!

Ed

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:19 am
by wayne jardine
Ron

Glad you where able to reach Navin and he is working on thoughts units :D :D

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:19 pm
by Ronald Wenger
wayne jardine wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:11 am
Ron
Did you hear from Navin
Wayne, I did and I sent my two non working transmitters off to Navin. According to the Post Office they were delivered to his residence on the 29th of Oct. I have not yet heard back from him. One of the three had a bad battery right out of the box and once I caught that I got it working. Same for the wired controllers. The only one that I could not fix was factory sealed. It went in the trash. I have been running trains for three weeks or so now. I am looking forward to next spring and summer now.

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:23 pm
by Ronald Wenger
Ed Headington wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:59 pm
I agree about the LED lights, Ron. I have converted my heavyweights and my Sierra passenger calls all to LED's. Being battery powered, they allow the batteries to last MUCH longer!!

Ed
Ed,

I converted all of the lights in my house but three in the attic to LED's. No incandescent or CFL lights. I even swapped out the 48 inch tubes in the basement and garage to led's. A month latter the power company came out and replaced my meter. I guess I got on to something.

Ron

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:00 pm
by Paul Norton
Good to hear you are back Ron!

You comment about grandkids made me remember a bumper sticker I saw in Florida decades ago which read, "If I had know how much fun grandchildren are, I would have had them first".

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:56 pm
by R.J DeBerg
Yes like all have said, glade your back and trains are once again on the move. Have fun. Later RJD

Re: I'm Back

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:41 pm
by Peter Brayshaw
I don't come by here much since the fall of Aristo, but glad your back Ron. I used to love reading your posts back in the good old days. Hope all is well, enjoy your trains.