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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...
  6. 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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    Have fun getting into the art of OPs :) I do...

    Have fun getting into the art of OPs :) I do believe it's worth it.

    This doesn't have to have any influence on what you want to do, but the prototype today would probably have the road power...
  12. +1 for graphite. I usually just push the tip of a...

    +1 for graphite. I usually just push the tip of a 4B (=very soft) pencil into those axle pockets, and I also "paint" the wipers with the pencil. Seems to help...

    Heiko
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    Well, I guess it depends on how much of a shop...

    Well, I guess it depends on how much of a shop you want to model... a fueling/sanding spot and a single unit shed could be anywhere a loco can reasonably be expected to spend the night, larger stuff...
  14. Thread: Done!

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    ...and when I read the thread title, I thought...

    ...and when I read the thread title, I thought hell had frozen over and someone had gotten their model railroad done :D

    Heiko
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    Which doesn't make it less true, from what I'm...

    Which doesn't make it less true, from what I'm reading on the jmri-developers list :)

    Funny how in this small community of software developing model railroaders you always keep running into the...
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    And - as promised - I'm also putting together a...

    And - as promised - I'm also putting together a few small corner modules:

    http://he-ro.onmypc.org/krempel/2019-05-05_0001.jpg

    Also I continued updating the wiFred documentation with pictures...
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    My work this weekend was electronics only so far:...

    My work this weekend was electronics only so far:

    Four more wiFreds...
    http://he-ro.onmypc.org/krempel/2019-05-04_0001.jpg

    ...and the first one also got the correct pushbutton switches - still...
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    That, and there is also a "Keep-Alive light" (my...

    That, and there is also a "Keep-Alive light" (my term) which is also based around a capacitor, but only keeps the decoder operating on dead spots, so it doesn't go through it's power-up sequence...
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    I use a bunch of these (or similar ones) in...

    I use a bunch of these (or similar ones) in parallel for my sound decoders - just make sure they are rated 25V or higher:

    https://www.mouser.de/ProductDetail/81-GRM21BR61E226ME4K

    Even smaller...
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    By the way: WD-40 Electrical Contact Cleaner...

    By the way: WD-40 Electrical Contact Cleaner (don't know if that's what you refer to when you say WD-40 Contact Cleaner?) consists of Heptane, Isopropylalkohol and (mostly) Diflourethane, according...
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    ...and then I also added some images to my...

    ...and then I also added some images to my wireless throttle project documentation: https://newheiko.github.io/wiFred/documentation/html/docu.html

    Heiko
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    Spent five hours at my miter saw yesterday,...

    Spent five hours at my miter saw yesterday, chopping wood into module sidewalls and end profiles, the nice paper box contains corner braces at the correct angles. And in the background there is...
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    What you could do, though, is a kind of two level...

    What you could do, though, is a kind of two level layout - a sort of high line oval for continuous running of (Amtrak push-and-pull?) trains:...
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    And that - again - is where the real value is:...

    And that - again - is where the real value is: Know when you can simply rescale and when you have to remove details, because they turn out too small to print.

    Heiko
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    On the DCC side (the data flowing on the track)...

    On the DCC side (the data flowing on the track) the code is continuously repeated (although most command stations these days prioritize and send emergency stop first, then speed and direction...
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