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 Posted: Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 08:21 am
   
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Kent K
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Micheal and Si,

I am modeling in S scale, but I'm doing the Maine two foot stuff. As for hijacking threads, I have had it happen when I asked for some advice on Sn2 things and ended up somehow getting back suggestions that I should consider converting to Sn42 and use regular HO track instead of HOn3 track. About seven people jumped in on the various merits of this particular combination which bore absolutely no relationship to what I had originally asked. I was not amused, and have become sensitized to this as a major issue in these forum type discussions. On other forum sites the other big issue is people who DON'T know how to delete the previous messages. You end up with very long messages which are repeats of everything that has been on the site to date.

Very difficult to find anything new in such circumstances.

I have been following this thread with some interest for a while. I am glad that I have some things to offer as a result of my experiences in designing electronics for a living. I am a retired computer design engineer who now has time for the important things in life like the Maine two foot gauge roads. I am glad to see that I am not the only one left in the model rail world who isn't enthused by the trend to DCC.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 10:58 pm
   
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" Looking at your old blue capacitors (1st photo) are you sure that isn't really an old delay/reverb/echo unit ?. I'd never thought of trying to use my old Roland pedals to control a model train."

Hi Michael.

Wot ? ... Yer mean like this old Roland I refurbished a couple of months back.



She was suffering from 'The Usual Suspects'.

Ingress of beer & cigarette-ash.
Plus all her knobs had fallen off & got lost !

A lil' bit of T.L.C later...



...and she's heading for the  M.M.M prototype sound-system !

VERY 'Steam-Punk' !

She sounds like a cross between 'Eraserhead' & the Caterpillar-SIXTY from 'Mulholland Drive' !

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

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 Posted: Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 11:00 pm
   
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Kent,

I thought Admin had banned computer design engineers from Freerails ? (only joking).

Regards,                   Michael

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 Posted: Wed Jun 3rd, 2015 11:16 pm
   
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Ah, the ingress of beer & fag ash ! Now that really reminds me of my 'old days' !

Before ANY gig rigging, the same guy was always deputed to hijack a "Staff Ashtray" for the night. Damn thing was always put on one of my speaker cabs. Not that I smoked of course, ...... much !.

Nice bit of real vintage kit there Si. For me, Roland Boss was always the best. Can't beat their original Chorus pedal. I always & only ever used the same setup - Chorus then through a digital delay into one of Mr F's spring reverb combos with the tremolo off. Nice clean sound but with some interesting depth, all knobs trimmed back to a lower setting.

Isn't this supposed to be a model railway site ?

Cheers,           Michael

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 Posted: Thu Jun 4th, 2015 06:24 am
   
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Micheal,

In the spirit of Ed McMann and Johnny Carson:
"May your micromotors have the good fortune to only have
SCR throttles to drive them"

In jest,

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 Posted: Thu Jun 4th, 2015 04:29 pm
   
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Kent mentioned three words that softened my usually hard heart.

Maine    two    footers

That blinds me to a lot-----


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 Posted: Thu Jun 4th, 2015 09:27 pm
   
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Sn2 wouldn't that be 9.5mm gauge? In them olde days I tried that using adapted N-scale mechanisms on handlaid 9.5mm gauge track. Even had come by some LoneStar 000 sections.

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 Posted: Thu Jun 4th, 2015 09:30 pm
   
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OK if you say so Boss - but only the ONE computer design engineer, no matter how often he/she says your favourite 3 little words.

Cheers Kent, looks like you've got Official Approval (that's more than the rest of us motley lot have got - I only got in by pretending to be someone else).

Regards,           Michael  

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 Posted: Fri Jun 5th, 2015 02:14 am
   
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Hi yer lil' 2-foot chaps !

Here's a 1/4" model of an SR&RL flanger...
...made while I was 'rubber-gaugeing'.



Sorry about the D&RGW On3 trucks Kent !!

:P



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 Posted: Fri Jun 5th, 2015 02:26 am
   
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I know another couple of rail-spikes have just got stuck into the plasticine Voodoo-model of my Portescap-motor, that Kent has been making !

Michael's wondering...
...what's that tiny diminutive garden-shed doing on those nice huge D&RGW trucks !?

& Herb's probably thinking...
...this narrow-gauge stuff is for pussys !...
...I'm a BIG dog !

Si.

:moose:

P.S. Kent, if you can help me hack into the Freerails 'mainframe' in Herb's basement...
...I could delete some of the model railroading trash that Michael keeps posting, in my guitar-playing thread !

Don't worry; we can blame it on the Chinese !



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