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    IMHO it depends on what you want to do with it -...

    IMHO it depends on what you want to do with it - a circle is better for constant speed (and I think the Accutrack II should fit over a reasonable radius curve as well?) but if you want to run in...
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    This probably still belongs into this update...

    This probably still belongs into this update thread: I took car card photos of my passenger and passenger related equipment - my modular club is now expanding operations from freight to passenger,...
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    I did get back to modeling today... we'll see if...

    I did get back to modeling today... we'll see if that was a good idea for my cold and my swollen ear...

    Those modules I was re-laying the track on got some paint on the track (and only on the...
  4. I've got a pair of Trainworx TripleCrown...

    I've got a pair of Trainworx TripleCrown trailers: http://www.train-worx.com/trailers-tripplecrown.htm

    They are 16.4mm wide, roof is 26mm above ground, height of the box (including the taillight...
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    Thanks guys, I keep responding and deleting my...

    Thanks guys, I keep responding and deleting my response cause it's got nothing to do with MRR. Ignore list here we go...

    Heiko
  6. Thread: What guage wire?

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    My guess, from comparing with other wire I have...

    My guess, from comparing with other wire I have at hand, is in the AWG24-AWG26 range.

    HTH,
    Heiko
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    Jigs. Helping people bend the world to their will...

    Jigs. Helping people bend the world to their will since... god knows when:

    http://he-ro.fairuse.org/krempel/2019-08-04_0001.jpg

    (the actual work behind this: CA-ing PCB-ties to the module ends...
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    The worst part: Sometimes they don't properly...

    The worst part: Sometimes they don't properly file all the paperwork, so you have to pay import duties again (at least to Germany). Might have been a glitch when it was introduced, but I'm not ready...
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    I'm not sure about building models, but I stick...

    I'm not sure about building models, but I stick my track feeders to my module undersides with CA - I don't want them just flopping around so they can snag somewhere and rip off the track.

    YMMV,...
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    Modeling a modern bikepath ;) ...

    Modeling a modern bikepath ;)

    http://he-ro.fairuse.org/krempel/2019-08-03_0001.jpg

    As a matter of fact, I didn't expect it to go so well... just soak for an hour, push a chisel to the right...
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    You may have some luck finding a match in the AMP...

    You may have some luck finding a match in the AMP Mate'n'Lock product line, but not without breaking out your calipers and reading datasheets... I don't think there is a real "standard" to them, they...
  12. Along with the SPSF-marked Kodachrome SD70s they...

    Along with the SPSF-marked Kodachrome SD70s they also announced (before any ATSF/BNSF or SP units...), I wouldn't be too surprised if those hoppers were alternate reality models too...

    Heiko
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    Herbie on Rails?

    Herbie on Rails?
  14. Twist and pull is what I remember... Any...

    Twist and pull is what I remember...

    Any reason you didn't go body-mount? That's what I did, didn't need a new tender truck, just cut off coupler from old one and screw a 1015 onto the tender...
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    Damn. There goes my money... reminds me of the...

    Damn. There goes my money... reminds me of the time when I looked for the last remaining Herpa/Concor tank trailers, but these look so much better :D

    Heiko
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    Allen, Yes, exactly. He made them...

    Allen,



    Yes, exactly. He made them specially for me to fit the 1015s/2004s instead of the old 1025s :)



    That's one of Athearn's ethanol tank cars, from the 2011/2012-run I believe.
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    I had one of those in a 100-box of FVM...

    I had one of those in a 100-box of FVM replacement wheelsets... guess it's Monday or Friday every once in a while at just about every factory :)

    Yes, it takes a while to locate the culprit. And...
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    Just my 2 cents: The "new style" MTL couplers,...

    Just my 2 cents: The "new style" MTL couplers, 1015 and 2004, don't show the slinky effect when the cars are being pulled, because the spring is "in front of" the coupler, pushing it out against the...
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    Almost seems like they are reading your blog and...

    Almost seems like they are reading your blog and trying to find ways to make your modeling life miserable :D

    Heiko

    (deleted the pictures to not make such large a post)
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    And it doesn't even have to make the trademark...

    And it doesn't even have to make the trademark owner any money. Even if they'd (UPS, GM, EMD, Ford, whoever) allow them (Walthers, Atlas, whoever) to use the trademark for free, it's going to run a...
  21. I agree, it's well worth the money. I have two...

    I agree, it's well worth the money.

    I have two nits to pick, though... I agree with the tank, the fuel spills look too heavy (and with too defined boundaries) on an otherwise clean tank. And also...
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    Well, in my experience consistent weight is...

    Well,

    in my experience consistent weight is more important than exactly meeting the NMRA RP. A very light long flatcar or wellcar ahead of heavy reefers is asking for trouble, especially when...
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    Or go into building one yourself... There's...

    Or go into building one yourself...

    There's Geoff Bunza's project: https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/35652
    There's my project: https://newheiko.github.io/wiFred

    And I believe there's a...
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    There is the formula in RP20.1:...

    There is the formula in RP20.1: https://nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/rp-20.1.pdf - not sure if that's what you were looking for or more of a table?

    Heiko
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    I believe that's not how to read that document....

    I believe that's not how to read that document. Rather, I think it's "if you set the LNWI WiFi channel by setting the Duplex Group channel with your throttle, it will be 10 apart. If you want a...
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