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    Even though it's prototypical, it still looks...

    Even though it's prototypical, it still looks strange... to me, at least.

    My opinion would be either one in the center, which looks "balanced" and I think that's what Jan went for, or one like you...
  2. I use a lighter so far... not good though if you...

    I use a lighter so far... not good though if you have shrink tubing inside a loco to install.

    Heiko
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    Re-routed the wires on my UP #844 - now she can...

    Re-routed the wires on my UP #844 - now she can do 315mm Kato curves again without derailing. Looking stupid, but... she was derailing on Atlas 21" curves as well, and that was a problem at our...
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    Actually at least here in Europe there is a...

    Actually at least here in Europe there is a reference resistance per meter for every nominal (copper) wire dimension. So if a wire that is geometrically AWG16 but conducts current better (because of...
  5. Thank you for the feedback - always a pleasure :)...

    Thank you for the feedback - always a pleasure :)

    Heiko
  6. Thread: Module ideas...

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    Yeah, we have to adjust the prototype to get a...

    Yeah, we have to adjust the prototype to get a reasonable traffic game going ;) Industries right on the main are frowned upon, because a local switching them blocks the main (in the prototype too,...
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    There are many ways to do that, but basically you...

    There are many ways to do that, but basically you feed the feeder in from the same side as one of the bus wires and then clamp them together with the screw. It's actually only meant for connecting...
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    It's following the Fremo americaN and...

    It's following the Fremo americaN and americaN-iNdustries standards (americaN on the left and right end, americaN iNdustries on the branch - and actually americaN double track where the little boxes...
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    Almost half a year and a lot of discussions...

    Almost half a year and a lot of discussions later, I'm leaning towards building something way smaller, separating the "car storage" part from the "plant" part (see my other thread in the "Modular"...
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    Module ideas...

    Thought I'd start a thread to share some ideas for modules...

    A modest-to-large interchange:

    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/7250x500-americaN-interchange.png

    May be used on a single main...
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    Before:...

    Before:
    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/2018-10-16_0001.jpg

    After:
    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/2018-10-16_0008.jpg

    And the detail shot on the windows... worked better on small parts like...
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    Any Pictures, Moose?

    Any Pictures, Moose?
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    Before (City of Portland) and after (Columbine):...

    Before (City of Portland) and after (Columbine):

    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/2018-10-14.jpg

    It does help make the car look real, not plastic. Luckily the window frames don't look as rusty in...
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    Poll: All your options are valid, it depends on what...

    All your options are valid, it depends on what you want from your layout...

    If you want some kind of "mainline running", choose option B, so you can have the manifest trains run from staging...
  15. Shouldn't paint so fast... *scnr* Heiko

    Shouldn't paint so fast...

    *scnr* Heiko
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    Sounds like you're ready to build modules ;) Not...

    Sounds like you're ready to build modules ;) Not just taking them out for photography, but also for ops sessions with other modelers?

    Heiko
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    Well... uncoupling tends to occur when there are...

    Well... uncoupling tends to occur when there are vertical kinks in your track, so that's one thing to look for. But if the El Capitan runs fine with MTL couplers, I'd go that route. They're also...
  18. ...and mostly Fords (F-150, Explorer, Taurus...),...

    ...and mostly Fords (F-150, Explorer, Taurus...), because apparently FoMoCo was ready to make a deal. ISTR GM is worried a kid might choke on a model of one of their cars making them liable somehow...
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    Preparing for more weathering: ...

    Preparing for more weathering:

    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/2018-10-13_0001.jpg
    http://he-ro.sytes.net/krempel/2018-10-13_0002.jpg

    I'll try to go light on those cars and locos... the blueish...
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    Yeah, storage is one point, transportation to...

    Yeah, storage is one point, transportation to module meetings and quick unpacking/repacking is the more important one. I brought 39 tank cars with their jewel cases to a meet at the beginning of this...
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    It's made from an IKEA SAMLA box (the 11l...

    It's made from an IKEA SAMLA box (the 11l version), some cut-to-fit PVC plates and the inserts from the jewel cases the cars came in, stuck onto the PVC plates with double sided tape. No custom...
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    After getting back from the modular railroading...

    After getting back from the modular railroading event on Saturday, I went to the office on Sunday to catch up on some work, then had a few more long days. But now I'm kinda sorta back in the model...
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    I find very often that it's a combination between...

    I find very often that it's a combination between turnouts on the very wide end of the tolerance and wheelsets on the narrow end... A friend has a turnout I call a "narrow wheelset detector" on one...
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    Maximum length of a USB cable is 5m, afaik, so...

    Maximum length of a USB cable is 5m, afaik, so that's about 16'. You can add up to five hubs or repeaters (basically single port hubs) for another 5m per hub, so you can get to a total of 30m or 100'...
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    They were made until 1990 - which means they are...

    They were made until 1990 - which means they are not all 70 years old, but also not much younger than 30...

    Guess it's more a matter of taking good care of them - and the fact they are pretty...
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