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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1620 on: July 26, 2021, 11:00:24 PM »
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Swap fodder demonstration reel. 
I've negotiated a major trade with @learmoia that will send these prized vintage Bachmann diesels out to him in Iowa.  I'll withhold discussing what's coming back here in the trade, but rest assured, you'll enjoy the result.

To celebrate their departure, I made this murky film of them hard at work on the Retro layout.  I tried out the "slow motion" function on my phone (pardon the glare and fog from my broken lenz protector... in this case I think it adds to the effect!)
First, turn the sound way up.  It's amazing how realistic the slo-mo sound is.  Those clattering gears now sound almost like pistons in a 567, and those old metal Roco freight car wheels actually do clickety clack over the inevitable jointed rail of vintage snap track!  The only flaw is the pulsing of the headlights, which I'm not sure why that's happening, since the engine is equipped with incandescent bulbs...   I especially like the way the cars appear to sway over some poorly maintained trackwork.  (probably caused by axle points that are almost imperceptibly off center, and not visible when operating at speed)  Anyway, enjoy the ride.

How do you improve the performance of old Bachmann diesels?
Film them in slow motion... :D

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1621 on: July 27, 2021, 09:24:54 AM »
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Shipping Lee's box this morning...

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Hint... Its not a dildo..

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1622 on: July 27, 2021, 01:39:12 PM »
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Shipping Lee's box this morning...

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Hint... Its not a dildo..

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1623 on: July 27, 2021, 05:12:23 PM »
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This being the Railwire, a forum for modelers, that was my one and only guess

I was trying to find a way to make the packaging look very suspicious... like that is the first thing anyone would guess is in the box..

But I couldn't think of something to do without delaying the package..

I did cross my mind to see if I could 2 day prime myself a motion activated vibrator module to put in the box...

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1624 on: July 27, 2021, 06:22:23 PM »
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Just slap a label on it: FRAGILE - HANDLE WITH CARE - (USED <- optional) DILDO INSIDE   :D

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1625 on: July 27, 2021, 07:33:29 PM »
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1626 on: July 27, 2021, 08:44:08 PM »
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Okay, the sound on this one is extra fun.  Two powered Bachmann brass gear diesels and a track joint.  Turn it all the way up.
Again, filmed in slow motion on the Samsung 20.  I need to get that cracked lens cover fixed, although I'm kind of diggin the weird foggy effect I'm getting...

As you watch this, I want you to ask yourself "How much did I pay for the last sound equipped locomotive I bought?" then contemplate that I might be out $60 bucks for the entire train you see there.
Sure, there's no horns or air pumps, but I'm digging how the gear noise ends up sounding like an old diesel slogging it out.  The rocking of the cars is also fun to see.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1627 on: July 27, 2021, 09:53:06 PM »
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Lee,

Wonderful job on the slo mo videos.  I really enjoyed watching and listening to them.

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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1628 on: July 27, 2021, 11:37:39 PM »
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That sounds surprisingly good...

I'm a bit curious why the LED Strobes?
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Re: N Scale Hi Rail - Retro Hollow Core Door Layout
« Reply #1629 on: July 28, 2021, 02:00:35 PM »
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Shutter speed and a digital light fixture, I suppose.   You'll be able to experiment with it when it gets there.

I hope you don't hole them up in that showcase permanently.  They are actually pretty smooth runners!  BTW, the F unit has original equipment incandescent.  The Geep has the LEDs, and is directional! 

I miss them already :oops:

Lee
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