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    I'm in a similar boat. I'm pretty sure it's...

    I'm in a similar boat. I'm pretty sure it's entirely fallout from COVID. Waiting on MicroEngineering to ship their C55 weathered concrete tie track. At this point I've just shelved that part of my...
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    Your local government will probably require a...

    Your local government will probably require a permit and an inspection anyway if you're doing something as extensive as standing and wiring a new wall.
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    On the bright side I've already figured out a...

    On the bright side I've already figured out a workaround. I can leave the PCA chip off, hand-wire the 4 servo outputs directly to Arduino pins and use a different Servo library to control the servos...
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    Venting time. GRRRR :mad: I decided to put...

    Venting time.

    GRRRR :mad:

    I decided to put the turnouts at the PB plant on servos and build a little local control panel to control them... I like the look of the Berrett Hill touch toggles so...
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    Welcome back! Nice ride. Looking forward to...

    Welcome back! Nice ride. Looking forward to seeing the layout progress. Even I took a 2-year break. It's all good.
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    Nicely done, MetroRedLn! It's a good AF joke...

    Nicely done, MetroRedLn!

    It's a good AF joke when you have to think for a second.. "Could this be for real?"
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    Oh I'd buy these! My chemistry student daughter...

    Oh I'd buy these! My chemistry student daughter would freak!
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    Oh wow. Absnut, I'm sorry to hear about your...

    Oh wow. Absnut, I'm sorry to hear about your health and your family's. And I hope you have many enjoyable years ahead of you. I, too, thank you for your service to the forum. More than most you...
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    We should all keep in mind that there are likely...

    We should all keep in mind that there are likely a group of very stressed-out web programmers working long hours to fix all of these bugs... likely being egged on by the same management who pushed...
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    Lots of great information already here. I'd love...

    Lots of great information already here. I'd love to hook up with a "local" FREMOn club at some point, but for now my spare bedroom layout is keeping me busy.

    I did want to add another use for...
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    Well, as I said, I kind of had to go hunting for...

    Well, as I said, I kind of had to go hunting for it, for whatever reason...
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    4000K should be fine. It falls into the "Cool...

    4000K should be fine. It falls into the "Cool white" range that most work space lighting shoots for.

    Personally I went with 5000K to simulate daylight, but you specifically said that's not what...
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    You mean like this one? ...

    You mean like this one?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d4ymjU9NqM

    I'm not sure everything is curated into playlists, or perhaps just not quite organized the way I expect... I had to go...
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    Wait... what? Did you change your name?

    Wait... what? Did you change your name?
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    Good YouTube Training Videos

    The YouTube algorithms threw one of this guy's videos up and I found it to be pretty informative and educational. Looks like there are quite a few covering basic electronic components and circuits...
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    Funny... I literally just yesterday saw one of...

    Funny... I literally just yesterday saw one of these - the "M" for the University of Montana in Missoula, MT - in a geology video. It always strikes me as odd when coincidences like that crop up.
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    Asking Paul Schmidt is a good idea. Also keep...

    Asking Paul Schmidt is a good idea.

    Also keep in mind that this is your railroad. You can, legitimately, implement anything you want that makes sense to you. The 1:1 scale railroads all have...
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    I agree... a break can do wonders. Lowers the...

    I agree... a break can do wonders. Lowers the frustration level and lets your subconscious work on the problem.

    Could you maybe cut back to 2 furnaces and build back some "mass" with background...
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    I wonder how many of those Fords are still in...

    I wonder how many of those Fords are still in use? I bet it's a lot. That thing might be even more iconic than the John Deere, if that's possible.

    Looks pretty nicely detailed for something so...
  20. Looks good to me... glad we cleared that up.

    Looks good to me... glad we cleared that up.
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    Aaaaaaand... here's the "finished" product... at...

    Aaaaaaand... here's the "finished" product... at least until I scratchbuild a nicer car to install it in.

    Here's the inside view:
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    Watts doesn't necessarily correspond directly to...

    Watts doesn't necessarily correspond directly to brightness. The white ones I have are 40W for a 300-LED strip (16.5 ft), or about 130mW per LED. They put out 3600 lumens per strip... which is...
  23. We might be talking about two different things......

    We might be talking about two different things... or having a language/translation issue... Solenoids like the Atlas, Peco and Kato switch machines have to be pulsed. If they are kept on, they will...
  24. Yeah all of my turnouts Atlas or otherwise are...

    Yeah all of my turnouts Atlas or otherwise are controlled by 9g servo motors. They are powered all the time and hold their position until commanded otherwise. You cant turn them off but you don’t...
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    RGB strips won't have a color temperature for...

    RGB strips won't have a color temperature for white... they would create (simulate) white by lighting all three colors (RGB) at the same time... you should in theory be able to hit whatever K of...
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