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by velotrain
Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New plans for my 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: New plans for my 3D printing

Part of what I was trying to say is that I don't think there is any one term for it that is known / accepted by all model railroaders - even within a single country. Here in the States I think "street track" might be most common, but then nowadays that would mean track surrounded by asphal...
by velotrain
Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: New plans for my 3D printing
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Re: New plans for my 3D printing

> " It is easy to mention examples where inset track is used, such as in dockyards or on quaysides, but that can make the message too long." I disagree. The first few times I saw you mentioning inset track, I had no idea what you were talking about, as I'd say it's far from a universal ter...
by velotrain
Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: La Cour Bertain
Replies: 17
Views: 7254

Re: La Cour Bertain

I was interested in the track arrangement at the back of this layout, thinking that there could be a connecting loop. I found a track plan on a French site. La Cour Bertain trackplan.jpg There's also some video of it running at Modelspoor Expo 2012 - starting at minute 10:58 https://www.youtube.com/...
by velotrain
Mon Oct 05, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: Kato Unitram, Tomix TCS, and buying from Japan for GNine
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Kato Unitram, Tomix TCS, and buying from Japan for GNine

Well - about two hours ago this started as a reply to Simon's question in the "Ideas for new Kato tramway track" topic from March of 2013 under GNine. However, I've delved into so many related (to my train-of-thought mind) areas, that I realized I should just start a new topic. He asked: &...
by velotrain
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: I'm going for it!
Replies: 9
Views: 2200

Re: I'm going for it!

> TheON30Guy (very good service . . . If this is the Geren M. I suspect it is, maybe he's reformed. About 4-5 years ago I hired him to install RC in a large scale steamer. He took over a year, kept giving BS excuses (when he bothered to reply at all), and I finally had to get Accucraft involved.
by velotrain
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: interesting new motor chassis from Japan
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Re: interesting new motor chassis from Japan

HS offers lower prices and shipping than PJ.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10300862
by velotrain
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:13 am
Forum: Size doesn't matter
Topic: HOf Busch Feldbahn set
Replies: 25
Views: 9968

Has anyone tried the Rokuhan Z gauge track as they do a very tight radius curve(4.5cm radius), small radius points and are N/S not steel rail. I've tried the Rokuhan, but not with the Busch engines. The 45mm is too tight for them (see below), but the 70 mm should work. Rokuhan states that the 45mm ...
by velotrain
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

bikes and trains

Scott - my email address is velotrain! I've done a lot of tours using Amtrak - usually heading west on the Lake Shore Limited and returning up the NE corridor; also Finger Lakes and Erie Canal tours using the LSL both ways. I've done Buffalo - Philly and Cleveland - DC tours. Sadly some trains that ...
by velotrain
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:17 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Lake Champlain Islands

Peter - I'm no railway historian, but somehow I always thought it was the Central Vermont that ran through the islands? The causeway runs from north of Burlington to South Hero. The bridge at the gap is down, but an outfit in Burlington called Local Motion runs a summertime weekend bicycle ferry ser...
by velotrain
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

MDDM

Michael - It's the Memorial Day Dash to Montreal and we ran the 23rd annual this May. I used to say that I'd ride it until the 25th and then drive the sag (support) van, but now I think I'll keep on riding until I'm too feeble. We start at Gordon Landing in the Lake Champlain Islands, just a bit NW ...
by velotrain
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:45 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Thanks Emrys -

I don't know if that was the default setting or not, but I clearly had no idea what it was or what it should be set to and why.

Charles
by velotrain
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

URLs

Thanks Gerry - I didn't know what the lifespan of a TinyURL was and was having trouble pasting images in the message. Speaking of which, can you explain why the one that foxed Steve didn't work? for Michael - I lead an annual bicycle tour to Montreal from Vermont. If the weather is good on Saturday ...
by velotrain
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Hmmmm . . .

I'll try not to take it personally that I'm encountering all the group's oddities as a new member . . .
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Flared hood

I don't know if this engine is related to those that Kato licensed, but it clearly had a flared hood at one time. Actually, it clearly had a lot more bodywork at one time ;-) [img]http://my.gn15.info/funky_plymouth.jpg[/img] I love this engine and want to do that exhaust system on a critter sometime...
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

scrolling

Since you're so good with solutions Steve, I need to scroll horizontally to read the whole message on this "list". I could probably change my internet text size, but I'm not sure if I want to do that globally, so wondered if there is any other solution. Perhaps the width is related to one ...
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Garden railway

Thanks, Steve - As I recall, when I pasted the generated URL's into the message and didn't see the images on preview I used the Img tag to see if that made any difference, which did add that last Img - however, I then deleted it, so don't know how it got back again. Could you explain what you meant ...
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 scale Revell Anglia
Replies: 34
Views: 16953

Chevy tractor

Thanks, Paul - since it's in a museum, are there more photos online? or, just available for the taking if one goes there.
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Micro photos

Hi Steve - yeah, it's not intuitive at all. There's a button inviting you to insert images, then it shows you the syntax, but then apparently ignores you if the image isn't in the right place. These are on my hard drive and the HOn30 Yahoo group, but I didn't want to send people there as history tel...
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Japanese Critter
Replies: 35
Views: 15426

Japanese critters and HOn30 micros

I've bought a few engines from Yoshiya Kobayashi and they're all great little runners - and I do mean little. I recently built two micro layouts for the US National NG Convention, using these engines for power. One is a multi-scale V-tipper layout, with the HOn30 loop running on a Bachmann F-scale t...
by velotrain
Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: 1:24 scale Revell Anglia
Replies: 34
Views: 16953

Chevy railcar

I went to the loggingz site but didn't find the double-ended railcar, which I assumed would be under Diesels and Misc.

Charles

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