|View single post by Daniel Osvaldo Caso|
|Posted: Sun Sep 7th, 2008 08:45 am||
Daniel Osvaldo Caso
Yes. I understand that. But I have a dozen of those wonderfull 1/32 scale Wrightlines skips. They are white metal and epoxy glued. They are just PERFECT in every aspect. No way I am going to try to remove the wheelsets for replacement. Among other things because even their tiny wheels are prototype (curly spoked, rigth size, right profile, etc); but most of all because they run as Swiss watches.
I thinki I will give link & pin operation a seriuos try and then see. One of the most interesting aspects of our hobby is that we are constasntloy learning, changing, re-starting, adapting,etc. May be, if link & pin operation becames too frustrating, I will reconsider it. But first I want to give it a chance.
I am a bit confused now and don´t know if I have picked up the idea here or somwhere else: a few days ago I saw someone had installed under the table magnets but with a sliding mechanism that alows it to stay out from track except when needed. I like that idea a lot. But still remains the fact that a 20` gauge railway with automatic couplers seems not too prototypical.
I must confess that if Woodie hasn´t saved the whole thing with his roll as RCC Guru, I´d choosed for giving up every operation and concentrate on building static models. Some guys as Marc reusser are doing wonderful work that way.
But don´t misunderstand me: NOTHING IS DEFINITIVE in this hobby.
Extract from "THE FOUR STEPS METHOD" by Ching Pang Tsè:
1) Calm down.
2) Calm down.
3) Calm down.
4) First calm down.