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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #480 on: September 28, 2019, 04:54:31 AM »
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...and some proper wiring done yo consider the fully installed...

Hmmm... have another cocktail, Lee!
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #481 on: September 28, 2019, 05:05:39 AM »
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All four loops are in place... still need a few pieces of foam cut and some proper wiring done yo consider the fully installed, but tonight I was able to stare blankly across my cocktail as four trains made the rounds simultaneously.
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #482 on: September 28, 2019, 06:37:49 AM »
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IMO, the therapeutic benefits obtained from observing roundy-round operation have been substantially underrated.
When combined with the consumption of a proper libation, the effects are further enhanced.

^This.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #483 on: September 28, 2019, 07:53:39 AM »
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^This.

Agreed. Almost as effective as watching a sleeping cat (scientifically proven to lower one's blood pressure).
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #484 on: September 28, 2019, 08:06:36 AM »
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My aim is to complete the wiring this weekend so I can finish building the scenery base.  Once it has a coat of paint on it, I can confidently bring it into the den to start on the scenery.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #485 on: September 28, 2019, 10:17:23 AM »
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Were the 4 trains running at break neck speed ?  Only then could it be considered fully retro :D

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #486 on: September 28, 2019, 05:36:16 PM »
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Absolutely!
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #487 on: September 29, 2019, 08:07:11 AM »
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Worked getting the juice where it needs to go last night.


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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #488 on: September 30, 2019, 02:52:05 AM »
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I'm thinking for that spot where the two upper lines cross over the two lower lines, build a concrete overpass/tunnel/flyover thingie. It's really hard to come up with reference images, because searches always focus inappropriately on one of the search terms. And right now, I can't even see my own images--but hopefully everyone else can...


It's where the NH entered the NYC Harlem Division at Woodlawn. The track crossing over the mains is electrified.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #489 on: October 02, 2019, 02:09:35 PM »
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Plaza Japan delivered the Tomytec drive i ordered a couple weeks ago, and it runs sublimely.  Hopefully it will again after I stretch it out to run my old Metroliner.



Then again, maybe close enough is good enough!🙄I
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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #490 on: October 02, 2019, 09:07:57 PM »
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Plaza Japan delivered the Tomytec drive i ordered a couple weeks ago, and it runs sublimely.  Hopefully it will again after I stretch it out to run my old Metroliner.



Then again, maybe close enough is good enough!🙄I
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As my dad often says, "It's nothing that a man on a galloping horse would notice" On second thought, I think you should go ahead with the stretch surgery on the Tomytec drive  ;)

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #491 on: October 03, 2019, 08:12:41 AM »
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The only one I know of that is still free is XTrkCad ( http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/CurrentRelease ) Here is the Beginners Tutorial ( http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/BeginnerTutorial ) Now the disclaimer, I don't have any experience with the product, but you can't beat the price   ;) 

Lastly, Here's an YouTube overview video.



Xtrkcad is good stuff .. and free .. as a side benefit .. it also allows you to run trains on the "layout" .. that would let you work out the operations

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #492 on: October 03, 2019, 12:09:29 PM »
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Xtrkcad is good stuff .. and free .. as a side benefit .. it also allows you to run trains on the "layout" .. that would let you work out the operations

I used it to design my layout.  It's a great tool, but can be a little glitchy and the help files can sometimes be lacking, I've stumbled onto several useful functions that aren't mentioned in the help files.

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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #493 on: October 04, 2019, 02:59:29 PM »
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The surgery is nearly complete...


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Re: Retro Tech Layout Project - N Scale Compact Layout
« Reply #494 on: October 04, 2019, 05:15:13 PM »
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Looking good Lee,

HOn3 is small enough, I don't know how you guys do this kind of motive power bashing in N scale.

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