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daniel_leavitt2000

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Why Germans rock!
« on: December 13, 2007, 03:59:20 AM »
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Man if only I had those building skills.
http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=ubmB4zqB2Pw
http://www.myvideo.de/watch/2883990

The roads look great... no slots or wires, no nothing to indicate the models are powered. Now I would Love to have a radio controled Mustang GT on my layout chasing a Conrail TV hotshot. This will probibly be doable in a few years as the batteries and motors and servos shrink.

Now if we wanted to automate all traffic on our layout, we would need to come up with a transponding and tracking software... we might actually help the real car manufactuers in vehicle automotion.
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2007, 04:26:25 AM »
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Man, I thought there'd be something about sauerbraten.  mmmmmmmm, sauerbraten. ;D


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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2007, 07:41:02 AM »
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Wonder if its someone making their own vehicles for the Faller Car System (available in N and HO)?

Here's a link to the product in N (on sale at Walthers):
http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/272-162000

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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2007, 07:53:32 AM »
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That's a great price.  You can do a lot with 39' of guide wire in N scale.

Now when do I get my Mini Cooper!

Lee

PS - I'm partial to sauerbraten myself... especially when you use venison...
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2007, 09:24:33 AM »
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Thats so cool .

Not all Germans rock , or at least the part within me doesn't . In fact my part can't even do a waltz .   

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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2007, 10:29:54 AM »
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Kinda partial to Jaegershnitzel myself.....Got to love a country with a beer purity law...
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2007, 10:38:54 AM »
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Rick Spano uses this system; so far he has two buses and four trucks, as well as many options such as route switching, automatic stopping, etc. See the second video on this page: http://scenicedandundecided.net/animation.htm

He did a very amusing thing: he tied an Atlas Taurus to the back end of a truck using a nearly invisible monofilament thread. Because the car has no steering capability, it swerves back and forth across the road just like a drunk driver as it tailgates the truck. Lots of mindless fun.
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2007, 10:43:53 AM »
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Kinda partial to Jaegershnitzel myself.....Got to love a country with a beer purity law...

Jaegerschnitzel = Austria
Bratwurst, Hamburger, Hot Dog = Germany

You've got to love the food channel even for geography lessons.

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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2007, 10:57:58 AM »
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I saw the Faller system in operation last month at Trainfest in Milwaukee (the morning after I had my favorite Weinerschnitzel ala Holstein at a restaurant in Waukesha).

The busses were running around a very twisting mountain road with steep grades. Very impressive.  The vehicles are self contained, battery operated and have a magnet on the front which follows a wire buried in the pavement.  Not sure if that was what was in the video above since the bus stops at one point and then activates its rear flashers ??? ???

BTW Weinerschnitzel ala Holstein is a traditional Weinerschnitzel topped with a sunnyside up fried egg and anchovies with pickled beets on the side.   Mmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2007, 11:17:42 AM »
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(the morning after I had my favorite Weinerschnitzel ala Holstein at a restaurant in Waukesha).


Roger- you must have gone to the Gasthaus?  That's the only authentic bavarian restaurant that I know of in Waukesha, I lived there for over 30 years until a few months ago.

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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007, 11:31:40 AM »
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Kinda partial to Jaegershnitzel myself.....Got to love a country with a beer purity law...

Jaegerschnitzel = Austria
Bratwurst, Hamburger, Hot Dog = Germany

You've got to love the food channel even for geography lessons.

That may be, but I downed a lot of Jaegershnitzel in Frankfurt..With a half liter of Binding Export..
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2007, 11:41:30 AM »
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I still have a bottle of Jaeger marked "Product of West Germany."

Dass ist nicht so gut, wann es so alt ist.  Vielleicht muss ich es schneller trinken!  Aber ich trinke Bier gern.
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2007, 12:36:04 PM »
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(the morning after I had my favorite Weinerschnitzel ala Holstein at a restaurant in Waukesha).


Roger- you must have gone to the Gasthaus?  That's the only authentic bavarian restaurant that I know of in Waukesha, I lived there for over 30 years until a few months ago.

Sparky--That's the place.  We found it two years ago when we first went to Trainfest.  Now it's become something of a tradition for our crew.  Good stuff ;D
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2007, 01:01:49 PM »
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Not sure if that was what was in the video above since the bus stops at one point and then activates its rear flashers

There are ways to modify the vehicles for special effects. Stopping is easy with a solenoid under the road that activates a reed switch on the bus that shuts it down (see the video on Rick Spano's page--the truck yields to oncoming traffic). Not sure about the lights, but I imagine a microprocessor could do the job as a programmed cycle whenever the bus is stopped.
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Re: Why Germans rock!
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2007, 01:36:12 PM »
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I still have a bottle of Jaeger marked "Product of West Germany."

Dass ist nicht so gut, wann es so alt ist.  Vielleicht muss ich es schneller trinken!  Aber ich trinke Bier gern.


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