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Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« on: August 22, 2008, 01:43:30 PM »
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Reality Reduced Episode #8 is now available at http://realityreduced.blip.tv/file/1195193/, as always you can see all of our episodes at http://realityreduced.blip.tv/.  In this episode we check out the new McHenry couplers, and look at converting some Rapidos to Micro-Trains couplers via both truck replacement and body mount.  Don't forget our Derby City Express DVD, available for pre-order now!

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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 06:51:59 PM »
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Good back to basics stuff... Always a pleasure to watch.
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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 07:04:47 PM »
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It's episode eight, let's get those sound levels equalized. :D


Good show.


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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 07:52:31 PM »
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Yes,, A very good job done. I even learned something..... now I know what the shelf is for on the MT coupler gauge,, I never knew that.

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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 07:53:16 PM »
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It's episode eight, let's get those sound levels equalized. :D

You would not believe how hard that is to get right.  Trust me, I try hard with every episode, and when I edit it I'm convinced I have it right; but when I watch it back on the web for the first time I always find areas that need improvement.

I will get it right, eventually.

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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 08:06:02 PM »
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oh, also, it's a covered gondola you fixed, not a covered hopper (I bet you knew that...) and I'm pretty sure that arch bar trucks were not in wide use on new equipment in 1930...  I'm not sure when they were banned from interchange service, but I would think that Bettendorfs would be fine on a steel car of that vintage...

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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 08:19:48 PM »
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I will get it right, eventually.

I have no doubts about that.


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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 08:26:35 PM »
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oh, also, it's a covered gondola you fixed, not a covered hopper (I bet you knew that...) and I'm pretty sure that arch bar trucks were not in wide use on new equipment in 1930...  I'm not sure when they were banned from interchange service, but I would think that Bettendorfs would be fine on a steel car of that vintage...

I realized in editing that a Bettendorf would probably have been a better choice.

I wish someone would really make a user friendly web page about these with basic guidelines.  I know there are a lot of road to road differences, but there are some really good rules of thumb and I'm not up on all of them.

Truthfully though, unless I'm holding an individual truck in my hand I'm hard pressed to tell any difference; even friction vrs roller bearing is hard to tell from four feet....

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Re: Reality Reduced Episode #8 Now Available
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2008, 08:41:49 PM »
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We could get away with a lot more back before digital photography...
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