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railman28
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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  11:45:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Arizona Dave

Thanks guys!

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Dave, which system do you use for DCC and why?



I use an NCE Power Cab and have been very happy with it. The system was recommended by a friend and has turned out to be perfect for my needs. Plenty of power for a railroad this size.



Thank you Dave. How many Amps is your System?

And Simpler is better after all isn't it.


It's only make-believe

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/13/2016 :  12:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's a 2 Amp system.

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  9:10:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Today I started in on the foam scenery for the big canyons at Calico and Hanging Rock. The pink foam is cut to size with a hotwire tool and then rocky textures are sculpted with a Dremel.

Here's one of the balancing rocks at Devil's Garden. Rock pillars like this will sway to and fro when the trains go by. Calico siding is in the background.



It's gonna take a lot of foam to sculpt the walls of these canyons! At least I've made a start.



Checking sight lines for the new scenery.



This Kato power pack will provide DC track power for the On18 mining tram. It sits in a nook in the cliffs far below Hanging Rock.



David Meek

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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  10:09:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Arizona Dave

Here's one of the balancing rocks at Devil's Garden. Rock pillars like this will sway to and fro when the trains go by.



What fun!




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railman28
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Posted - 02/14/2016 :  10:53:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The balancing rocks reminds me of the Donald Duck cartoon where he's a park visitor to the Grand Canyon and with the help of a mountain lion ends up having to re-!dig the canyon. Hum,you might end up feeling a bit like Donald when your done with your rock carving. I'm sure the results will be spectacular.


Edited by - railman28 on 02/14/2016 10:56:21 PM

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darrylhuffman
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  12:39:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit darrylhuffman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I remember the balancing rocks in Disneyland in the late 1950s.

Are your's going to wobble?

Great modeling and great photography.

I'm envious.



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  07:02:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave your latest creations have my head spinning :) great fun!


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MarkF
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  10:09:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Dave! It looks Disney! So how are you going to make the rocks 'sway'?

Mark

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  11:20:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes the rocks will wobble and sway just like at Disneyland. My friend Sam Towler devised a very clever way to do this and I'll probably do mine the same way. Basically, a bent, flexible rod runs up through a loose hole in the center of each rock in the stack (they are loosely attached but not glued together), and the rods are attached to a slow spinning mechanism below decks. When the rod spins, the rocks wobble and sway. Several rock stacks can be animated by one motor and some basic gearing. All of this will be activated by a reed or optical switch when a train passes by. Fun, simple and effective.

David Meek

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Rick
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  11:53:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Always nice to see your work on your layout.
Thanks for sharing.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  12:01:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave that looks great. Love that balance of the rocks and the little critter up there.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Arizona Dave
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Posted - 02/16/2016 :  2:11:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Arizona Dave's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's a video by Sam showing how he animated the teetering boulders on his layout. He used Kinex gears and it's a pretty cool looking effect.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUABqm_ST58&list=PL88AD6ED5A40949A4&index=20


David Meek

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leeflan
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  10:53:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW! That's just awesome!! Can't wait to see your version develop on the TMMC.

Steve Flanigan



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MarkF
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  11:34:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Now that's some serious gear work! Very cool though.

Mark

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Guff
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Posted - 02/17/2016 :  1:23:51 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Dave, Your work is so unique and fun to look at.
Keep it coming!
Dave


David Guffey

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