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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:07 am

they can go fast enought that they fall over when you take corners...
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:12 am

Thats pretty fast if you consider their low and chunky stance.

Do you realise that a spoonerism of model railway is "rodel mailway" :D
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:37 am

hey do you have any lists of rail fourums that could help me fix my engines?

and also,i came to realize today that i have enough track for my HO trains to make a rail line along my basement roof, climbing into the roof to get over doorways. YAY i cant wait. you have seriously inspired me.
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:26 am

Ok, just be mindful that trains cant handle gradients that well. Aim for a 1:50 gradient or less, so thats for every 1 inch of vertical height gained, it must have done 50 inches forwards...
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:27 am

Sorry to go off topic, but are you into bowling? I saw a couple of your videos on youtube.
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:29 am

Yeah bowling is cool. The pinsetter machines fascinate me....
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:29 am

That's awesome, I bowl on a league every week, I love bowling.
Edit: I have tried multiple times to try and build pin resetting machines, but haven't been able to, I just took them apart and used the parts for cannons!
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:33 am

I wish I could do league stuff, but the nearest competitive bowling centre to me is about a half hour drive, AND im not that good at it :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:35 am

hoarp001 wrote:I wish I could do league stuff, but the nearest competitive bowling centre to me is about a half hour drive, AND im not that good at it :roll:

Well, when I started about six years ago, I was struggling to break 100. Now, if a game is lower than 170, it's bad.
My nearest bowling alley is about 20 minutes away too, but it's worth it.
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:03 am

that train layout is awesome you cameras are awesome, i just have a simple digetal camera with a short video option

I just wish that you could do some thing so it wouldn't fall off at the top, :!: wait I got it maybe a direction reversing switch
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:07 am

It wont fall off at the top, its going to carry on to the rest of the house
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:08 am

It wont fall off at the top, its going to carry on to the rest of the house

Muahaha, awesome! :D
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:04 am

hoarp001 wrote:It wont fall off at the top, its going to carry on to the rest of the house

:?: i don't understand what you mean by carry on the the rest of the house
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Unread postAuthor: hoarp001 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:24 am

No, it goes back out through the wall and into the room to go round again
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:38 am

How long is the track going to be in total?
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