Dan Hilyer said:
Impressive to say the least. Its nice to ... moreDan Hilyer said:
Impressive to say the least. Its nice to see someone take a genuine interest in producing products that are not generally available from the big manufacturers. Mark, in your experience, how well do the 3D printed shells hold up to the rigors of outdoor use? Thanks for sharing.
I would also like to know how these models hold up in the elements. I assume these are printied in ABS?
Cliff Jennings said:
This page has the USB driver & Moshidraw do... moreCliff Jennings said:
This page has the USB driver & Moshidraw download,
Ooops, got the driver to download.
I'm clicking on stuff to download. I don't know what I'll need?
Found a link there for the corel plug? Is that a whole program or just an add to corel draw?
Edit: these links seem like mini programs, of just so many KB sized? I tried to run the corel version of that link on my old computer (that I was told would be better for the older laser control programs). It comes up with a message that it's looking for what program created it? I'll try an online search but that computer wasn't connected to the net for years.
I think I'm chasing my tail! less
Latest pic - the cab is painted and fitted, along with a new sta... moreLatest pic - the cab is painted and fitted, along with a new stack and wood running boards. The tender is from a small Accucraft loco - it's a bit small but has a gas tank and valve fitted, plus trucks, so I can live with it.'
The tender has an unusual 6 wheel arrangement which meant I had to combine two frames to make it work. It still needs the tender floor shortening and the frame bolting to the tank. But there is light at the end of the tunnel . .
I was told at a show by a little birdie that Kader embargoed all... moreI was told at a show by a little birdie that Kader embargoed all new 1/20 rolling stock manufacturing until the stock already produced in China has been sold off. Whether they resume production will be dependent on market demand.
But as has been said, price is the limiting factor now. Even new Big Hauler stuff is expensive. Latest Gazette shows a new release BH combine, the MSRP is $139. Whaaaaa? Holy cow I can remember when they were $70 MSRP. Now the street price is more than the MSRP from 10 years ago. That's a daunting challenge for newbies. Given where prices were heading for all large scale, I am not surprised that the Spectrum line hadn't sold well and that they had to pull it. less
I picked up some basswood at Ace this evening to see if I might ... moreI picked up some basswood at Ace this evening to see if I might be able make a nice smooth jig for forming the roof. I found a post over on MlS where Kevin S. used grooved stock to help make a even curve for a cab roof. I may try that as well.
I have found the engine I want to purchase, if anybody has any i... moreI have found the engine I want to purchase, if anybody has any interest in these, please make an offer, trying to avoid dealing with ebay fees. Thanks. Mike
RAILROAD DAYS, May 6-7, at the Fullerton, CA., station is... more
RAILROAD DAYS, May 6-7, at the Fullerton, CA., station is FREE. Bring your family. G, H0, N, and Z club layouts, kid operated layouts, tours and photo ops up in the newest giant BSNF diesel, see and photo the steamed up 4 - 8 - 4 loco, tours of 1940s passenger lounge and café cars, plus tours of the cabooses. Disney will be there with one of their steamers. 1/4 mile long vendor/display tents have the layouts and vendors out of the sun. Park in the parking stack off Santa Fe avenue. Fullerton station is the 3rd busiest in the nation off Harbor Blvd. north of the 91 FWY. Last year we drew 34,000 over the Sat.- Sunday weekend. We fund the entire show by donations. Free means large family attendance. Yours is welcome! less
Luckily the installation is pretty straightforward, so the manua... moreLuckily the installation is pretty straightforward, so the manual probably does not add much.
Are there pictures of the LED boards in the manual you received?
This thread was about trying to get information on the LED boards.
I called home to say that I arrived in York, and my mom informed... moreI called home to say that I arrived in York, and my mom informed me that yet another box arrived for me. She told me she doesn't know whats in it, she doesn't open my boxes, and its my job to "make them disappear". So, maybe, I guess, I could be safe on this one....
Ok, I mistyped. I is not ah typist, nor ah Engalish major, or mi... moreOk, I mistyped. I is not ah typist, nor ah Engalish major, or minor, for that matter. Well I guess I had better pack and start drivin ta York.
I figured it out! I went into Edit Spur. It gives you the option... moreI figured it out! I went into Edit Spur. It gives you the option of excluding routes or trains for set outs or pick ups. I excluded my "Switcher" train from pick ups at the spur. Now it will only do set outs. I can clear the yard track, provided space is available on the spur, and it will not move anything from the spur to the yard track.
Since the exclusion is defined by train, I can create another Switcher train if I want both pick ups and set outs.
I am a nerd...
Rockwall Canyon Jeff said:Most G scale control systems automati... moreRockwall Canyon Jeff said:Most G scale control systems automatically switch the lighting with the direction of the locomotive.
That's the behavior that I don't like, which was the motivation for ripping it all out and starting from scratch.
I now have three functions: headlight, classification lights (white only), and number boards. Each function key cycles between three states (front, rear, off), and none is affected by the direction of movement of the engine. I may set it up so the number boards chase the headlight, but can still be controlled independently so I can leave them on with the headlight off.
I'll put up a video next week. I've just landed in Denver, where I'll board the California Zephyr tomorrow morning for Emeryville! less
I agree that securing the track at 3 ft. intervals gives a... moreGreg,
I agree that securing the track at 3 ft. intervals gives a little wiggle room for expansion. It's worked well for the last ten years, and yes, it is pleasant here in Pleasanton.
John Passaro said:
I'd seriously consider cutting i... moreJohn Passaro said:
I'd seriously consider cutting in a great big double door on one of the sides and I'd keep the doors open at all times to show off that spectacular interior framing....too good to hide if you ask me.
Thank you, David - Yes, they can be made in other scales. It's j... moreThank you, David - Yes, they can be made in other scales. It's just a matter of re-scaling the design file at the time of printing. If you or anyone else needs some, please drop me a line. I'll respond with some PDFs of the windows & doors.
Pricing is $5 (Canadian dollars) per unit in 1-29. $5.25 in 1-24 and $5.50 for 1-20.3 plus $10 flat shipping rate.