Author Topic: Think of the Model RR Uses  (Read 1261 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Bob Bufkin

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 6396
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +42
Think of the Model RR Uses
« on: November 02, 2007, 10:49:22 AM »
0
Here's something that could do wonders in the model RR field.  Think of the possibilities:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20071102/sc_livescience/microscopicradiosetsminiaturizationrecord

TrainCat2

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 1673
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm here to take a beating from RailWire members.
  • Respect: +77
    • TrainCat Model Sales
Re: Think of the Model RR Uses
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2007, 11:00:29 AM »
0
That gives a whole new perspective on the moniker "Micro-Brains"

Come to think about it, don't think I would be able to "see" the uses of a nanotube.



Regards
Bob Knight

TrainCat Model Sales

Ed Kapuscinski

  • Global Moderator
  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 17875
  • Has a degree in American History & Culture.
  • Respect: +2126
    • Conrail 1285
Re: Think of the Model RR Uses
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2007, 12:38:56 PM »
0
DCC controlled articulation in N scale figures hands.

First you controlled the track (via DC power applied to the rails). Then you controlled the lcoomotives (via DCC decoders in the engines). Now you can control the actual individual n scale figures, who can control the locomotives.


Mark5

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 9112
  • Always with the negative waves Moriarty ...
  • Respect: +182
Re: Think of the Model RR Uses
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 12:40:22 PM »
0
DCC controlled articulation in N scale figures hands.

First you controlled the track (via DC power applied to the rails). Then you controlled the lcoomotives (via DCC decoders in the engines). Now you can control the actual individual n scale figures, who can control the locomotives.



I guess 1st we'd need N scale figures with hands instead of clumps. :P

wm3798

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 13108
  • Gender: Male
  • I like models. She likes antiques. Perfect!
  • Respect: +1336
    • Western Maryland Railway Western Lines
Re: Think of the Model RR Uses
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2007, 02:04:27 PM »
0
My question is can you still sew railroad logo patches onto your Tyvek suit that you'd have to wear to run your micro trains?

Lee
Route of the Alpha Jets

Lee Weldon www.wmrywesternlines.net

sirenwerks

  • Crew
  • *
  • Posts: 5221
  • Gender: Male
  • Respect: +150
Re: Think of the Model RR Uses
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 02:45:29 PM »
0
Kung-fu grip at 1:160! Yeah! Just what we need... and then we can all get virtual suits to control the figures, and due away with knobs and buttons on the controller, we could sit in a room far away from our layout, one outfitted like a diesel, or steam cab. But then we need separate rooms for each loco, so controls would match the prototype loco and... sheesh and oi.
Now seeking Pacific NW N scalers to create a Modutrak-style modular club featuring NP's shared mainline between Seattle and Portland. PM me if interested.