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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2010, 08:56:32 AM »
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Well, I had no idea Z scale locos are that smooth.  I had imagined jack rabbit starts that would prevent switching.

Conditioning of early N, looks like. Z enjoys the benefit of N's advances: can motors + PWM throttles = Z scale switching.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2010, 09:08:23 AM »
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Well, I had no idea Z scale locos are that smooth.  I had imagined jack rabbit starts that would prevent switching.

Conditioning of early N, looks like. Z enjoys the benefit of N's advances: can motors + PWM throttles = Z scale switching.

And yet wide body locos crept in anyway, even with all that conditioning...

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2010, 09:11:20 AM »
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Well, I had no idea Z scale locos are that smooth.  I had imagined jack rabbit starts that would prevent switching.

I actually can switch a little smoother. I run dcc and use the momentum feature to smooth out the stop and go.  I think Frank runs dc.
John

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2010, 12:33:27 PM »
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Just some videos of Z running slow:
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2010, 03:41:56 PM »
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That 35 creeps so smooth , and over a turnout no less . It's the best I have ever seen in any scale . There is no reason a manufacturer couldn't re-truck that mech for a N Scale SW-1 or HH-600 .

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2010, 08:22:45 PM »
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random scenic testing:



other random things:

« Last Edit: July 07, 2010, 08:25:02 PM by tom mann »

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2010, 08:58:14 PM »
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Very nice. Why do you tease us so.?????? We want more.  ;D

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #37 on: July 07, 2010, 09:03:00 PM »
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Very nice. Why do you tease us so.?????? We want more.  ;D

lots of pain in my hand from hand crushing different materials so they look good in Z up close.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2010, 10:32:33 PM »
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Very expressionist.  Looks like you're getting some decent scale textures though.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #39 on: July 08, 2010, 01:14:38 AM »
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I'm liking the look of that palm tree... might be time to do something in that arena!

As always, more photos!

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2010, 08:48:08 AM »
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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2010, 10:31:47 AM »
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It's the best I have ever seen in any scale .

Really? 

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2010, 11:02:43 AM »
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It's the best I have ever seen in any scale .

Really? 

Not everyone has seen a Hans Starman steam engine running!   :D

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #43 on: July 09, 2010, 09:53:12 AM »
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Good one Tom.   ;D

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #44 on: July 09, 2010, 12:23:58 PM »
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somewhat complete American Warehouse.