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    A Bachmann EMD GP40 arrived, my first sound-equipped engine. Lots of fun playing with the sound functions. As expected there is zero bass and overall impression is it sounds a bit shrill. Definitely loud enough.
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    Out of the box the slow speed is unacceptable, it jutters along like watching a video with too low a frame rate. I'm going to run it for an hour and see if there is an improvement, otherwise I'll have to disassemble it and find what's going on with the gears.

    The lack of bass is no surprise. Seems to me there is need in this hobby of a product that spies on the DCC packets and produces audio output for a sound system with a bass speaker and subwoofer. Might as well take advantage that our ears can't tell which direction low frequency sound comes from.

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    Put in minimum bids for three PFE reefers and a Rock Island gondola.
    There were no other bidders, so ...



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    Quote Originally Posted by NtheBasement View Post
    A Bachmann EMD GP40 arrived, my first sound-equipped engine. Lots of fun playing with the sound functions. As expected there is zero bass and overall impression is it sounds a bit shrill. Definitely loud enough.
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attach...6&d=1581087677

    Out of the box the slow speed is unacceptable, it jutters along like watching a video with too low a frame rate. I'm going to run it for an hour and see if there is an improvement, otherwise I'll have to disassemble it and find what's going on with the gears.

    The lack of bass is no surprise. Seems to me there is need in this hobby of a product that spies on the DCC packets and produces audio output for a sound system with a bass speaker and subwoofer. Might as well take advantage that our ears can't tell which direction low frequency sound comes from.
    That's exactly what BLIs rolling thunder system is. Aside from the reliance on Paragon3 decoders, it's a good system and works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwizard88 View Post
    Aside from the reliance on Paragon3 decoders,
    Aside from reliance on the Edsel. ...
    Aside from reliance on the Titanic. ...
    Aside from reliance on Beta. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    A little fuzzy on the details here, Gordon. Will this be an au natural Alpine skiing scene?
    Don't forget behind the gas station scene with Jimmi cab and it's customer's lol.
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    Moose: If the box has to say “High Quality” on it...........

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    .. must resist ... cannot give in ... have too much already ... can't justify it ... BUT I WANT IT! So ... new edition:
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    Doooooo It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingmeow View Post
    Doooooo It!
    I did it!!!

    Good ol' M.B.Klein to the rescue

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    Part 1 (of 3) of a buying splurge from Hattons.

    This came yesterday:


    Other two orders should be here next week. Coupling up these wagons seems a bit tricky. One end of each wagon has the Rapido couplers we all know (and love?) but the other side has a totally different setup that I'm not sure how to describe.

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    People were asking where this and that forum user was at now, and I was just worried that Jeff had stopped buying stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by railohio View Post
    People were asking where this and that forum user was at now, and I was just worried that Jeff had stopped buying stuff!
    I'm around...haven't been out lately, but still buying stuff. Planned on going to Indy last week for a train show but changed plans. So I bought some stuff from Hattons instead.


    Been busy working on a few side "gigs" as well. Almost have enough cash in Amazon Gift Cards racked up to buy an engine off of there (or anything else they have, albeit it's quite a limited selection).

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    Some of my trains have showed up today.DSC00002 (5).jpgDSC00004 (3).jpg
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    And then one day this box of Kato PRR BM70 Baggage/Mail car kits showed up... I'd forgotten I'd ordered them back in August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimRacin14 View Post
    ... Coupling up these wagons seems a bit tricky. One end of each wagon has the Rapido couplers we all know (and love?) but the other side has a totally different setup that I'm not sure how to describe.
    From what I can gather of info, the wagons are permanently coupled two and two with drawbars. The Rapido couplers are mounted in a standard NEM dock.
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    In preparation for the upcoming build, I picked up 3 cases (225') of Midwest cork and 12 of my 14 packs (216' of 252') of ME code 55 flex track today. The other 12 lengths are on back order. I also picked up a 3' length of ME code 55 bridge track.
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    I pre-ordered this Brawa EMU last year and finally received it last week. It is a double decker self propelled train which I first saw in the Hamburg area, on the Schleswig-Holstein Bahn. This particular unit is for the Main-Spessart Bahn, which is a commuter line from Wurzburg to Frankfurt am Main.

    it is, of course, digital with sound. There are functions for turning on the driver's cab lights, the destination sign, the passenger compartment lights, and the running lights. Announcements include instructions to passengers to debark to the left or right (Aussteigen Links - oder Rechts). One disappointment is that there are no platform announcements.



    Once the driver's cab light is turned on, it automatically goes off just before the train starts in motion, and comes back on when the train comes to a stop. Top speed of the prototype is 140 k/h (about 87 mph).
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    My two Hattons orders arrived Monday.

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    I bought five back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman published between August-December 1979.

    There's a lot to be learned and gleaned from back issues of that era. The hobby was changing, and many things we take for granted now were in their infancy back then. A lot more scratchbuilding, patience, and adaptations of common materials found in nature for scenery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I bought five back issues of Railroad Model Craftsman
    No, no you did not ... You know the rules...
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