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Meet my RB II
« on: October 14, 2021, 10:13:40 PM »
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If I was one to run crossing gates, I would sure hate to look up and see this "beast" bearing down on me . . . .



My version is an SD-90, cause it's larger.

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Carl
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2021, 11:11:16 PM »
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Wow!
Hand-painted or decals?
The photo is really neat too!
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2021, 11:52:46 PM »
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That will make a great computer wall paper!

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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2021, 03:04:04 PM »
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Thanks Peteski, the mouth and eyes are decals. the stripes were done by me, obviously, with a Sharpie fine point permanent pen. My numb fingers and hand made it sort of tough, but I am pleased with turnout.


MK - I have that on now, the night shot is just cool !

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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2021, 03:57:20 PM »
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Nice hand-job Carl!   :D  Who knows, maybe the shaky hands might have actually helped in this particular instance.  ;)
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2021, 04:32:39 PM »
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2021, 10:23:18 AM »
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Here is a short vid I made yesterday :

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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2021, 03:35:25 PM »
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Looks good Carl.  You made  the loco's front lights flicker?  That is an interesting effect.

 Last night it rained here, and bunch of leaves fell from the trees.  It smells like Fall around here (or like Halloween).  Nothing like small of damp leaves this time of the year.  Your loco fits right into that spooky theme.  :)
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2021, 12:22:30 PM »
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Peteski,

Thanks for the kind remarks, much appreciated. Yes, I set the decoder to a double strobe pattern, just to be different.

We don't have damp leaves around here but the fall season is upon us with cooler night times. I suppose I'll have to think of this beast as my Halloween loco. Of well, it will draw attention to "special" trains such as in the video or maybe a track cleaning train to run during shows.

Be well,
Carl
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Re: Meet my RB II
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2021, 08:33:13 PM »
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Peteski,

Thanks for the kind remarks, much appreciated. Yes, I set the decoder to a double strobe pattern, just to be different.

We don't have damp leaves around here but the fall season is upon us with cooler night times. I suppose I'll have to think of this beast as my Halloween loco. Of well, it will draw attention to "special" trains such as in the video or maybe a track cleaning train to run during shows.

Be well,
Carl

Using it on a track cleaning car is a good idea, but I think that having it head any train during a train show will be very entertaining to the attendees.  Many of them (especially kids) do not really care whether a train is realistic or a foob, as long as it looks cool!  That loco definitely qualifies as "cool".
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