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    I used lighter wire for the feeders - 0.14mm^2...

    I used lighter wire for the feeders - 0.14mm^2 stranded metric, that's between AWG25 and AWG26 according to wikipedia. 8 inches max length though, I run a bus wire (solid 1.5mm^2 metric, that's...
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    Plugged some of those pre-wired warm-white 0603...

    Plugged some of those pre-wired warm-white 0603 LEDs into my FVM GEVO - the original LEDs were yellow and in the way of the decoder :)
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    Those pre-wired SMD LEDs I ordered beginning of...

    Those pre-wired SMD LEDs I ordered beginning of the month arrived. 25 days, pretty typical for China-Germany free shipping.

    Heiko
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    Not yet, but I googled quickly... ...

    Not yet, but I googled quickly...

    https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/livestock/feeding-coproducts-of-the-ethanol-industry-to-beef-cattle say "Each bushel of corn produces 2.7 to 2.8 gallons of...
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    Oh, and one more: Here's a couple of links to the...

    Oh, and one more: Here's a couple of links to the wet distillers grain aka protein hoppers - basically coal hoppers with tarps:
    https://www.fiferhobby.com/kato-n-scale-hopper-cars/...
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    My take: It depends... mostly on how many trains...

    My take: It depends... mostly on how many trains you are running along the line. I guess the prototype would mostly be running unit trains and break them up at the plant, but that's boring to model...
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    Well, my understanding is: At 1V, you have 0.8F....

    Well, my understanding is: At 1V, you have 0.8F. At 2V it's 0.6F. At 3V it's 0.4F.

    And it's not the circuit supply voltage but the actual voltage at the capacitor. So if you have it loaded to...
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    At 1MOhm, probably dirt or leakage current from...

    At 1MOhm, probably dirt or leakage current from the chip or the capacitor has a large influence. I didn't expect it to be that bad, but who knows...

    That would also explain why the off time error...
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    You'll have to figure out how the peco crossing...

    You'll have to figure out how the peco crossing is wired. I'm assuming direct through, and then your plan would be perfect, but I'm not sure.

    Apart from that, WP&P is spot on as usual about using...
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    Have I called you nuts on this already? ;) ...

    Have I called you nuts on this already? ;)

    Seriously, nice work on getting it to operate :D Congratulations and cheers, go have a celebrationary beverage of your choice, I'll drink with you :)
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    Repeating in my words what others have said...

    Repeating in my words what others have said already (I know sometimes you just need to hear something in different ways for it to make sense :) ):

    You also need to insulate the "mainline inside...
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    Really looks like a great plan for switching. I...

    Really looks like a great plan for switching. I like it, also how you included the staging, with access from the rear.

    Regarding the "more than you can chew" aspect, since you are already planning...
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    I wasn't aware of those kits, that does look...

    I wasn't aware of those kits, that does look super easy. Thanks for pointing me towards them, hope Trainworx will add to the line. Wonder how they can keep the price that low, if I go for 1015s and...
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    Planted some telegraph poles today: ...

    Planted some telegraph poles today:

    http://he-ro.fairuse.org/krempel/2020-05-12_0001.jpg

    They are removable, just held by tiny little magnets. Can you spot one here? It's in the giant blob of...
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    I like the flow much better :) Heiko

    I like the flow much better :)

    Heiko
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    Don't you hate it when that happens? Everything's...

    Don't you hate it when that happens? Everything's planned out and then something just won't fit? ;)

    I still like your plan, I think it's kept much of the feel of a crowded industrial harbor scene....
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    Pulled all the modules I laid track on during the...

    Pulled all the modules I laid track on during the lockdown out of my workshop to clean up:
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    More track paint... ...

    More track paint...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fhe-ro.fairuse.org%2Fkrempel%2F2020-05-07_0002.jpg

    Bad part about that: I ordered and paid for six, they only shipped...
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    17 miles isn't that long......

    17 miles isn't that long... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DYEVnc--7M ;)

    No chance here in Germany for such a long straight (not even 17 miles).

    But I can confirm Janbouli's thinking from our...
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    Not exactly weekend, but I couldn't resist...

    Not exactly weekend, but I couldn't resist putting some cars on those two center modules :)
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    Oh yeah, I do like the track plan too :) Forgot...

    Oh yeah, I do like the track plan too :) Forgot to add that this morning...

    If you're worried about the barge (I wouldn't be) you could try rotating it further from vertical to move it up....
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    You could probably add a runaround on the...

    You could probably add a runaround on the diagonal section between #3 and the straight between the two turnouts. Like the red line in this picture:

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    Or you could sandwich your cars:...
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    There are two things that can go wrong: -...

    There are two things that can go wrong:

    - Power flow
    - Gumming up the mechanism

    I do solder feeders to every piece of rail, including a little wire across the pivots (for #10s I just solder...
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    A lot of paint :)...

    A lot of paint :) https://www.tamiya.de/en/accessories/tamiya-accessories/colours-paints/ts-paints/ts-4-german-grey-flat-100ml-300085004/

    Heiko
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    I spent the weekend laying some track (not all...

    I spent the weekend laying some track (not all that's in the pictures, but most of the middle modules), dropping feeders on the middle modules, gapping rails for electric gaps and for thermal...
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