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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  5. 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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  7. 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

    ...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  11. Thread: DCC++EX Power

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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...
  15. Thanks, makes me feel better about my decision to...

    Thanks, makes me feel better about my decision to order some a couple days ago, should be here in a few more,

    Sumner
  16. Thanks guys, tried the double sided tape and it...

    Thanks guys, tried the double sided tape and it is a no and I need the track to slide in and out so can't use the bosses. Don't think the I can manage designing and printing the snap in fit. Will...
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    Sent you a PM, Sumner

    Sent you a PM,

    Sumner
  18. After I posted I found Moose's question about...

    After I posted I found Moose's question about "Non-Permanent Adhesive"....

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49664-Non-Permanent-Adhesive

    After reading the posts it looks like the...
  19. Thanks, I wouldn't be able to do the soaking...

    Thanks, I wouldn't be able to do the soaking though. I have to get that strip off first in order to get to the screws and the wiring so that I can remove the turntable from the pit for servicing.
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  20. Anyone have just the right adhesive for this problem???

    I'm setting the turntable up where you can have the ties ....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-03-21%20Shack-2.jpg

    .... showing between the rails or ...
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    Nice and thanks for posting. I have two of those...

    Nice and thanks for posting. I have two of those to do. Couple questions.

    Have you been able to find the Lais decoders recently? I found some for $12 about a year ago before COVID but not...
  22. https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-03-23-Ce...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-03-23-Center%20Deck-1.jpg

    You can decide if you want use a center deck between the rails or not.
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    Thanks for re-directing me back here. I was...

    Thanks for re-directing me back here. I was following this at the beginning and then spaced it out and forgot about it :( . Great work and as others have said I'd be happy if what I end up is half...
  24. Yes that is what I'm using .... ...

    Yes that is what I'm using ....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Servo%20Control/20-07-14%20Servo%20Control-1.jpg

    You can put together the parts needed for a turnout for under $8.00. A switch box...
  25. Turntable Control Shack.....

    Finished the 'Shack' for the turntable today....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Turntable/21-03-21%20Shack-2.jpg

    Hopefully there will be an LED inside of it. I left room and a hole in the bottom...
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