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    I looked at that option but I like the vise and I...

    I looked at that option but I like the vise and I didn't want to take the time to modify it. If you cut the vise part off it doesn't lay flat since the two screws protrude through the bottom. It...
  2. I'm finally about done with the N scale 3D...

    I'm finally about done with the N scale 3D printed turntable that will be used with the 3D printed roundhouse at some point. Here is a video I put together of the main features....

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    Yep, definitely excellent. Your video work is...

    Yep, definitely excellent. Your video work is great, very professional!

    Sumner
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    Do the turnouts you are using have the spring...

    Do the turnouts you are using have the spring that holds them over-center? If so I think you need to remove it,

    Sumner
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    If only the bottom slides up you could put...

    If only the bottom slides up you could put something above it on the sides of the window frame so that it can't slide any higher. Of course they could break the window and remove it but they could...
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    How is the servo mounted? Is it a commercial...

    How is the servo mounted? Is it a commercial mount with a very small hole that the wire goes through, something like this...
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  7. As Gordon pointed out I think the spool for this...

    As Gordon pointed out I think the spool for this application would add unnecessary complications in running the lines and keeping them taught and such. The stepper motor with the weight could easily...
  8. Curious as to which stepper motor and controller...

    Curious as to which stepper motor and controller will work on those voltages? The driver I'm using ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HHS14VQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 )...
  9. You need basically the parts I outlined. The...

    You need basically the parts I outlined. The program could work with a one button push like you need and still have more sophisticated movement like I outlined if you wanted it out of sight. The...
  10. Don't know if you looked into it or not but a...

    Don't know if you looked into it or not but a stepper motor along with two pushbuttons and one potentiometer would allow you to control direction of the climber and the speed either ascending or...
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    Duplicate Cutter....

    This is a tool to make duplicate cuts in pieces of longer round, square or rectangular stock up to .250 X .250 X Any Length.
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  12. I'd go with a stepper motor as it can easily be...

    I'd go with a stepper motor as it can easily be controlled speed wise and distance wise with an Arduino and the parts aren't that expensive, probably under $50 total. You could have it move...
  13. It would probably help if you described how you...

    It would probably help if you described how you are doing the 'physical part' so we would know what you are using that needs to be controlled. I'm wondering how you will keep the climber oriented...
  14. Thread: Nskale's Layout

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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attac...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=119840&d=1618779880

    I wondered how you would tackle this and couldn't come up with any good ideas myself. You nailed it though. Very...
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    I have a feeling either motor is going to work. ...

    I have a feeling either motor is going to work. It will depend on which you prefer ...

    https://www.trainboard.com/highball/index.php?threads/atlas-slow-speed-vs-scale-speed-motor.46840/

    Also...
  16. I'm using the stock 0.4 mm nozzle. I have a...

    I'm using the stock 0.4 mm nozzle. I have a smaller one but have never used it.

    The printer is a stock Ender 3 Pro except I put on a $12 metal extruder after 10 months of use. The original...
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    Sid are you working on a staircase for the one...

    Sid are you working on a staircase for the one you printed or the 4 story one? I do have the files up for the one you printed....

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4458404
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  18. Turntable pit bottom and Bridge Track...

    Getting closer...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-04-16%20Bridge%20Track-1.jpg


    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-04-16%20Bridge%20Track-2.jpg

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  19. Thanks guys. Working on the print files for the...

    Thanks guys. Working on the print files for the pit so might be able to wrap this up soon. I'll try and answer some of the questions but remember this is my first experience using an Arduino and...
  20. Turntable Controller....

    On this page I'll outline how I'm controlling the turntable. You could use whatever method suits you. The following is fairly complex but very doable for anyone who has done much in the way of...
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    Modelldepo Sound Decoders...

    Does anyone have any experience with Modelldepo sound decoders from Russia? I see they are suppose to have sound files possibly for the twin engine GE U50's and also the GTEL's. I read a lot of...
  22. Thread: DCC++EX Power

    by Sumner
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    Personally if you are running a layout with a...

    Personally if you are running a layout with a couple trains max 2 would be fine. 4 would probably still protect your buss wiring. It wouldn't be hard to change values if one wasn't working. I'd...
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    Knob/Ring Control...

    This is by far the easiest method to operate the Gravity-Switcher. Also requires the quickest print time for the parts. One can also come up with their own parts to do the same thing. The only...
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    Eye Hook l...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/21-03-29%20Pulley-Adjuster-11.jpg

    I also tested a simple 'eye hook', as shown above, as an alternative to a turning pulley and it worked fine. If it worked...
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    Gravity-Switcher switch machine....

    I thought I had a thread going on here already about this but couldn't find it so started this one. I had almost all of the following finished back in December but never finished a couple print...
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