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  2. nscalestation

    R/C Cars

    Similar experiences. One time with sending up rockets from Los Angeles river bed got LA Sheriff's helo flying around. Growing up in an urban area even back then you could get into trouble if it made to much noise, or flew too high.
  3. cteno4

    N scale model airports

    Nice! Takes me back to my childhood as I made a lot of 1\72 biplane models from plastic kits and cardstock as well. A friend and I made a few airstrips like this and hangers from thin ply. good to see you back todd! cheers jeff
  4. nscalestation

    What did you do on your layout today?

    I've actually seen these signs a few times when riding the bus and that was my inspiration for the signs and the module.
  5. nscalestation

    What did you do on your layout today?

    Sam, last I heard was we were going to be at 51". I just finished cutting all the blue skirting to use at that height so I hope so.
  6. Madsing

    Yamakaigan Railway

    Thank you! I am also interested in programming so I might give a look to JMRI in the future too. Interestingly, Rocrail does not require any programming for automating the layout. You get tables and dialog boxes to set up switches, routes, signals, locos, ..., that also allow you to set rules, limits and constraints telling where each train can and cannot go. Then you press "Start all locos" and you watch the whole layout come to live...
  7. tossedman

    N scale model airports

    These are some pics from our local model train show a couple of years ago. Pretty sure these aren't N scale but they look great. Old biplanes and a Piper Cub and a grass airstrip with a few hangers. Looked great and didn't take up a ton of space. It was one of my favourite layouts at the show. Cheers eh, Todd
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  9. Madsing

    Commuter Shinkansen

    I do not live in Japan, but my company has an office near the Shin-Yokohama station. Every other month I work from there for a few days and we always use the Shinkansen as a fast way to get to Shinagawa or Tokyo (we usually don't purchase reserved seats). One of our employees lives in northern Tokyo and commutes using the Shinkansen every day. This is sponsored by the company.
  10. trainsforever8

    Commuter Shinkansen

    As a JR pass holder I was encouraged by the station employees to use it like a commuter train when I wanted to go to Yokohama
  11. bikkuri bahn

    Commuter Shinkansen

    Max speed is either 200 or 210km/h, whether the speed is reached depends on the ATC system (i.e. traffic conditions). Whether people use that stretch for commuting to work is entirely dependent on whether their employer is willing to subsidize the premium over the amount required for a zairaisen commuter season ticket.
  12. cteno4

    Tires anyone?

    There are no good guys with puns, they all make you groan. jeff
  13. Folks, Artillery shells are designed to withstand much heavier forces than just falling off a truck. The thing that makes a shell go bang is its fuse.These are so designed so that they only arm (that is become sensitive to impact) after the gun is fired, the combination of the very rapid acceleration up the barrel and the spin imparted by the rifling arm the fuse., so then the shell will explode on impact. The fuse has a screw off safety cap, removed before firing, even with this removed and the exposed inner cap hit with a hammer, the shell will not explode. I know, I worked in this business during the war. Regards, Bill, Melbourne.
  14. railsquid

    Tires anyone?

    Where's a good guy with a pun when you need him?
  15. railsquid

    Commuter Shinkansen

    No idea on either, but I do recall someone I knew who lived near Shin-Yokohama seriously considering using the Shinkansen to commute with. I imagine there are a few people using it, it would be convenient if you live near Shin-Yokohama and need to get to somewhere convenient to Shinagawa or Tokyo I also read something recently about a hand-wavy plan to add a Shinkansen stop at Musashi-Kosugi once the linear Shinkansen is opened, as there would be more slots available for commuter traffic.
  16. Not just jobs, but somewhat NSFW jobs. Do a search on amazonco.jp for KATO Koki 107 or similar and look at some of the descriptions.
  17. railsquid

    Some more odd English translations of JR freight car classes.

    Hmm, though actually thinking about it "job(s)" could be the second word in the 2 word NSFW phrase alluded to by chadbag.
  18. railsquid

    Some more odd English translations of JR freight car classes.

    I can't for the life of me imagine how "KoKi" gets translated into "jobs", can you provide a link to the page where you got that?
  19. ben_issacs

    Some more odd English translations of JR freight car classes.

    Folks, So, 'Armpits' is WaKi, the bogie vans, and 'Jobs' is KoKi, the container bogie flats. Thanks for that info. Regards, Bill, Melbourne.
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  21. JR 500系

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Haha that makes your Shikishima one grade higher, a MEGA luxury trip of a lifetime with only 6 people on board per trip! Bet the balloting for the tickets go all the way to 2050 and costs 10 million yen 🤣
  22. Hi Everyone, Do you know the top speed the shinkansen gets from Shinagawa to Shin-Yokohama? Also, do you know passenger statistics from Tokyo and Shinagawa to Shin-Yokohama? My guess is very few people would use the shinkansen for commuter trips, but who knows. Thanks in advance, Pablo
  23. bill937ca

    What did you order or the post deliver? (N Gauge)

    Well you can wine and dine six people. 🙂You musn't let this get in the way of running a good train.
  24. How much are you charging for a ride? 🤣
  25. So, this arrived. Fun fact: the full ten-car train carries only 34 passengers. Now, because this set includes both power/observation cars, the lounge, and the diner, it only has one sleeping car. So my five car train carries... um... six people
  26. kevsmiththai

    Hakuho

    So round the back I've drilled the mounting holes for the power pack and fixed M8 threaded mounting plates on the inside of the baseboard. This three Marklin controller powerpack is used on nearly all my layouts and supplies three 8V DC, three 15V AC and various LED power supplies. Built into the front is the NCE Powercab panel and the Keyswitch and DPDT switch and BIG Blue warning light all come into play when the inner track is switched to DCC so that I don't fry a non decoder fitted loco! alongside is the basic shell for the control panel of which more later. The yellow cable hanging down is the feed to the control panel from the power pack which uses the good old SCART plug and socket. You can see how the photo extension board and lighting rig case sit underneath on the trestles safely out of harms way. This picture does give an idea of how small the layout is. Probably not going to get much more done this week as we are leading up to our big Rail open day at our Kingmoor depot on Saturday (Big Toys!) This was last year's held at our Crewe depot Kev
  27. BalticRailways

    Baltic railways

    Lithuanian railways (LG - Lietuvos gelezinkeliai) diesel shunting locomotive TEM TMH-041 with a mixed freight train together with Uzbekistan railways owned new diesel shunting locomotives TEM18DM-3184 and TEM18DM-3183, Paneriai station, Lithuania
  28. A bunch of new stuff came in late last week. From auction items to more DCC equipment. I am really excited to start playing with it but my office is currently out of commission due to some mold and water damage that occurred. Hopefully I can get that all fixed up and back to my workbench. I'd like to start putting together some videos of my work with DCC.
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