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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2021, 08:23:46 PM »
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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2021, 09:57:09 PM »
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I built a flowering crabapple tree and planted some tulips this weekend.  Looks like some of those wild daffodils moved in, too.



More on the Carolina Sandhills Lines thread in the Layout Engineering Forum.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #47 on: October 03, 2021, 11:34:47 PM »
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Are Apple or Samsung, or any camera maker, for that matter even aware that focus stacking is a thing or that there might be a demand for it being a built in function?  I can't imagine there are too many settings outside of model photography where it's a thing, or where anyone needing it for work wouldn't have better tools with the capability built in to whatever they are using to make their images.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2021, 12:02:33 AM »
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Are Apple or Samsung, or any camera maker, for that matter even aware that focus stacking is a thing or that there might be a demand for it being a built in function?  I can't imagine there are too many settings outside of model photography where it's a thing, or where anyone needing it for work wouldn't have better tools with the capability built in to whatever they are using to make their images.

Any sort of macro-photography greatly benefits from focus stacking.  Just visit https://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconsoft-products/helicon-focus/ for some examples.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2021, 02:24:37 AM »
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Any sort of macro-photography greatly benefits from focus stacking.  Just visit https://www.heliconsoft.com/heliconsoft-products/helicon-focus/ for some examples.



But was it taken with a cell phone camera? I doubt it.
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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2021, 09:38:35 AM »
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Yes there is. I just need to do some fitment tests before I am comfortable with selling any.

Count me in as interested as well. Not for myself, but for https://conrailshoppe.com/

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2021, 10:04:38 AM »
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So I've been doing all sorts of stuff on the layout recently.

I bought a $180 computer from Micro Center to run the thing. That allowed me to get JMRI up and running (pro-tip, if you're using a PR3 and recent PC, make sure to update the firmware).

That in turn allowed me to make sure that detection was working. It was.



Then I spent some time messing with my locking hand throw switches with reporting. See the thread here (please, I need some info about diodes):
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=52492.new#new



It's nice seeing that come together.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #52 on: October 04, 2021, 10:16:08 AM »
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That really is cool and novel, Ed.  I like it.  Any chance you can take a Dremel to those exposed screw tips in the box?  Or, are you expecting your operators to literally give "blood, sweat, and tears"?   ;)

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2021, 10:21:10 AM »
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That really is cool and novel, Ed.  I like it.  Any chance you can take a Dremel to those exposed screw tips in the box?  Or, are you expecting your operators to literally give "blood, sweat, and tears"?   ;)

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Haha, you know, I was just looking at that picture thinking "I need to do something about those screws".

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #54 on: October 04, 2021, 10:42:37 AM »
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Haha, you know, I was just looking at that picture thinking "I need to do something about those screws".

small machine screws with cap nuts and washers. like these:



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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2021, 10:44:20 AM »
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Haha, you know, I was just looking at that picture thinking "I need to do something about those screws".

Too funny.  You really only need to take the sharp point off and don't necessarily have to cut them back flush with the box.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2021, 11:04:36 AM »
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small machine screws with cap nuts and washers. like these:

I like the aesthetics of those, but these are the cheapo wood screws that came with the cheapo mini hinges, so they're not machine threaded.

I think it'll just be hitting them with the Dremel and calling it done.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2021, 11:27:45 AM »
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I like the aesthetics of those, but these are the cheapo wood screws that came with the cheapo mini hinges, so they're not machine threaded.

I think it'll just be hitting them with the Dremel and calling it done.

I thought you were modeling Conrail not Penn Central?   :trollface:
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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2021, 11:42:50 AM »
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I thought you were modeling Conrail not Penn Central?   :trollface:

Early Conrail.

So one of the screws should be rusted to hell and falling apart with some PC green showing through the rust.

The other one should be solid gold.

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Re: Weekend Update 10/3/21
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2021, 12:51:34 PM »
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Have you considered silicone nubs.  :trollface:
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