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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sat 17 Jan 2015, 11:56 pm

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that is a matter of discretion, but so far it's been my old house, my current job, and my trains
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Fri 06 Feb 2015, 4:00 pm

kind of like that, yes
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Fri 06 Feb 2015, 4:04 pm

Why? That just sounds like uneedes work, what is a turntable going to do on that set up anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Fri 06 Feb 2015, 4:18 pm

the turntable is for the first part of the 2nd phase, and the upper level will give me more tracks to run my trains on
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Fri 06 Feb 2015, 5:25 pm

Ok, can you provide me a picture of your train set when you can? Just so I can visiualize this better.

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sat 07 Feb 2015, 5:08 pm

I agree with @brandon with a picture Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 2:03 pm

I have some pics of this setup from its early days but there aren't any new ones available at the present time.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 2:46 pm

Is it possible for someone to take a new picture or even maybe a video and post it? It would help me better visualize this.

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 2:47 pm

I will try and do this during my next visit.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 2:51 pm

Ok thanks, it would help greatly Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 3:43 pm

cool, I will do my best
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Sun 08 Feb 2015, 3:53 pm

Ok thanks Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 2:40 pm

just hope the trains can pass the grades
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 3:10 pm

There are tests?
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 5:28 pm

Not sure what u mean by the term "tests" but its always good to try and use a new model before installing it on a model train layout in order to make sure it works. Its also a good idea to have a way of safely removing it so that the device can be repaired/replaced without too much damage done to the layout itself.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 6:10 pm

@1mtvfan wrote:
just hope the trains can pass the grades

OH dear... I forgot to qoute Mtvfan in my reply... that is what I meant by are there tests. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 10:07 pm

haha, no, not that kind of test, by grades i mean the inclines to climb the hill, if my trains can't pass the grade of hill, they will not make it up to the 2nd level
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 10:28 pm

Whate is the grade you are reffering to?

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Mon 09 Feb 2015, 11:55 pm

perhaps these online articles may help explain things:

http://modeltrains.about.com/od/layoutconstruction/tp/track_grades.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grade_%28slope%29

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 12:26 am

I also have some new photos of the setup that MTV and I have nearby, but I'm not entirely sure how to upload them to here at the moment. Once I learn the upload controls I will get these posted on here.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:26 am

Click the image uploader. It is an icon 3 over to the left of the youtube icon.

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 1:32 pm

grades are what the railroads call hills, as the gradients are what they have to try and get over
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 3:10 pm

ok, thanks. I have yet to download these photos to my computer at present but it won't take too long.
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 4:41 pm

@TigerTankFan wrote:
ok, thanks. I have yet to download these photos to my computer at present but it won't take too long.

Ok no problem Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:35 pm

still hoping the grades on the train setup are easy enough for my trains to pass over without much trouble
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PostSubject: Re: Train sets!   Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:03 pm

Are they set up yet?

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