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    How well do the Rapido uncouplers work in N Scale? Are you using MT couplers?

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    @Bronman

    What? No eunuchs?

    Seriously, looks nice! Now,if only you had a nice big black beautiful 4-8-4 pulling them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    How well do the Rapido uncouplers work in N Scale? Are you using MT couplers?
    Hi Danb,

    The Rapido Uncouplers work great in N Scale. I have standardized on MT couplers but I would think other similar types would work.

    Check out out the thread below. It has a couple of links to videos that show the uncouplers in action on my N scale layout.


    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...er-from-Rapido
    Regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
    Now,if only you had a nice big black beautiful 4-8-4 pulling them...
    Did you mean 9-4-8-4 like this, or are you saying you're sending me a 4-8-4? If so that's a very kind offer!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post
    Did you mean 9-4-8-4 like this, or are you saying you're sending me a 4-8-4? If so that's a very kind offer!
    Always with the funny ha ha, aren't you Mr Bro-man?!
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    I learned how to make, edit and upload YouTube videos today. Here is a video of my Union Pacific unit TOFC train as it is today (about 50% complete), which includes my first assembled, painted and decaled 48' All-Purpose Spine car:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hnNAoWHXZ0Y
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    Moose been slooowly working on converting three cabeese to the MT&P ... Had taken the wheels off their trucks and painted them, and as Moose was putting the last wheel set back on, Moose ask Mooseself:

    "Moose?"

    "Yes Moose?"

    "Moose, why do the flanges on these here wheels look sooo large?"

    "Well Moose, that's because Moose forgot to check the flanges on these when Moose bought them at the train show last month... "

    Yea, Moose gotta start all over again...
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    Been working on a some smaller projects for the Slate Fork: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...727#post581727

    I did post photos, because Shelter-in-Place is no protection from a Moose Stampede.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schmidt View Post
    I did post photos, because Shelter-in-Place is no protection from a Moose Stampede.
    I heard no stampedes after 8pm, or 9pm depending on the state you live in.

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    Warren:

    Thanks for sharing those videos. Looks like the Rapido electromagnets work really well. Will definitely install these when I’m ready to start building the yard extension on my layout.

    Dan

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    I worked on several project over the weekend, thanks to shelter-in-place. Adding only my n-scale projects to this thread:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...9-Build-Thread
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    A lot of frame milling has been going on before fitting the drive kits from SB Modellbau in the engines.






    Four repowered engines on parade. 2 x BR151 and 2 x BR103 ...




    Comparing the fairly old constructions, the Fleischmann models seem to run more silent than the Minitrix even with the new motors, but now they are all great performers. I remember the hassle of making the old three pole motors perform merely acceptable ... fiddling with the I and K motor parameter CVs, auto tuning over and over and never really arriving at something satisfactory. I know people who say they can make any motor run nicely with DCC, but they must know some wizardry that I don't.

    With the new coreless motors, I simply selected the 'Generic bell armature' motor setting using the ESU LokProgrammer, and they all run like tiny sewing machines without further adjustment.

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    Today's project. I'm working on my TOFC unit train. One thing that's been bothering me is this:

    Do you see it?

    Another view:

    How about now?

    See it?

    Of course you don't because it's not there. I'm talking about the mudflaps! This trailer's backside is nekkid.

    The solution:


    The mudflaps are printed on paper. I drew them in Inkscape, printed them, colored the back with a sharpie, and then cut them out. I added a tab to fold and glued it to the underside of the trailer. When I printed them the program closed and the file wasn't saved. The dimensions if anyone is interested is 14mm wide, 5mm tall with a 2mm by 7mm tab added to the top (to fold 90 to create a gluing surface). The flaps are each 4mm wide and the space between is 3mm by 6mm. After that test print I made about 29 or so copies and printed the whole sheet. I used regular copy paper but would use a light card stock if I did it again so I could add graphics to the flaps. I did a couple but those didn't turn out when I colored the back with a sharpie because the ink bleed through.

    Here they are attached:

    Much better!

    Now all of my trailers will have flaps.
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    Uh, where is the silhouette of the buxom lady? Are you sure you got the pattern right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Uh, where is the silhouette of the buxom lady? Are you sure you got the pattern right?
    I thought about that, but considering the Santa Fe trailers (and most other trailers I have) aren't privately owned, I doubt you'd have seen those mudflaps on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bronman View Post

    Now all of my trailers will have flaps.
    Nice addition, but I would suggest for variety to cut off one side on one trailer or make one side shorter or with a non-square edge to simulate wear.
    Getting back into the hobby after a couple false starts and life getting in the way

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