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Richard

  1. Equipment Frustrations

    After a full two weeks, I have cancelled my original order for equipment from Tony's Train XChange. The cancellation policy unambiguously states "[o]rder cancellation requests must be submitted ... within 24 hours", which I have exceeded by at least 300 hours. Most of what I ordered was out of stock with an expected restocking time of 10 days, but I think it likely that the supply chain has been disrupted by the Wuhan virus.

    I will not be receiving:
    • Kato N 106-6273
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  2. Starting Equipment Purchased

    Additional Equipment Purchased:
    • Kato N 106-6273 EMD F7 Freight Train Set, Std. DC, ATSF Bluebonnet
    • Digitrax DN163K0B Decoder
    • Digitrax DTXZEPE Zephyr Express Starter Set DCS52
    • 2 x Atlas #2092 N Scale Code 55 Terminal Joiners
    • 10 x N CODE 55 SUPERFLEX TRACK 30" LONG
    • ATLAS MODEL 2091 Code 55 Insulated Rail Joiner (24) N
    • 2 x N Code 55 Nickel Silver Metal Rail Joiner (24pcs) Atlas Trains by Atlas
    • 50 x Midwest Products 3019 Railroad Cork N Cork Roadbed
    • Printer Cable USB 2.0
    • Kapton
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    Updated 19th Apr 2020 at 12:28 PM by Richard

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  3. Modeling a Model Railroad.

    Musings,

    This is a complex, expensive, multi-disapline hobby and I am a profoundly ignorant man. I have no idea at all how to build a model railroad so instead I am going to build a model of a model railroad, a development railroad, on which I can test or validate each decision I make, or at least gain a practical understanding of the design trade-offs involved in such decisions.

    I have already purchased a pair of hopper cars and I have pre-ordered a locomotive.
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