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dunnyrail

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I must confess I am new to their products and possibly you are right about the inertia, I sort of set it halfway and leave it. One of the settings is indeed half speed, not that these shunters are very fast anyway, but it will be played with, just to test it obviously :cool:
If you turn the Inertia to zero you get absolute direct control of acceleration with no delay. That Is how I prefer things then driving becomes an issue of gently rather than harsh turn of the control lever. Have a play with that and see what you think. I find a real pleasure in starting a train or stopping it under complete control to reflect how a real train starts rather than let a chip do it.
 

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Today I’ve been building a small factory. It’s made up from the ModelTown locomotive shed and Corris cottage. I’m very pleased with the way it is developing:-
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This annex will be the mess room.
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The “WC”.
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Shed doors have received a first coat of gloss.
 

Rhinochugger

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If you turn the Inertia to zero you get absolute direct control of acceleration with no delay. That Is how I prefer things then driving becomes an issue of gently rather than harsh turn of the control lever. Have a play with that and see what you think. I find a real pleasure in starting a train or stopping it under complete control to reflect how a real train starts rather than let a chip do it.
That's the point of inertia - a real train doesn't respond instantly, either accelerating or braking, and so the inertia allows for the delay caused by the weight of the train and allows you to drive the loco the way that a real train starts and stops :nod::nod::nod:
 

dunnyrail

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That's the point of inertia - a real train doesn't respond instantly, either accelerating or braking, and so the inertia allows for the delay caused by the weight of the train and allows you to drive the loco the way that a real train starts and stops :nod::nod::nod:
Nothing will convince me about inertia. Had it years ago with a smaller scale controller and it even had a lever to act as a brake. Com-speed I think it was called, but it still did not in my eyes replicate the real effect effectively. Problem is we do not have the same distance on our line to reflect the braking distances of the real thing hence the human eye with careful use and slower use of the speed knob can used with care give a pretty good show of controlled acceleration and braking.
 

Rhinochugger

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Nothing will convince me about inertia. Had it years ago with a smaller scale controller and it even had a lever to act as a brake. Com-speed I think it was called, but it still did not in my eyes replicate the real effect effectively. Problem is we do not have the same distance on our line to reflect the braking distances of the real thing hence the human eye with careful use and slower use of the speed knob can used with care give a pretty good show of controlled acceleration and braking.
Ah, that's different and not what you were saying - yes, manually you can get the appearance, but inertia will give you the feel.

I used a Spoerer (before it was Fosworks) controller with inertia at Peter's place and I believe it and the train belonged to Mr Fos. I found it immensely instructive and entertaining and, just like the real thing, it took me quite a few attempts to get the train at rest alongside the platform.
 

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I always thought inertia was a bad thing, my wife is accusing me of it, constantly.

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dunnyrail

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Ah, that's different and not what you were saying - yes, manually you can get the appearance, but inertia will give you the feel.

I used a Spoerer (before it was Fosworks) controller with inertia at Peter's place and I believe it and the train belonged to Mr Fos. I found it immensely instructive and entertaining and, just like the real thing, it took me quite a few attempts to get the train at rest alongside the platform.
Guess it is all very personal, but for me having guests and trying to get them used to inertia with a train not stopping correctly at a platform at a passing station with another train artiving under the control of someone else would be a real issue. Crunch comes to mind.
 

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Been doing a bit of tweaking today, added some fire buckets to the Gernise End Goods Loading Dock. Brass etch and white metal fire bucket kit from Garden Railways Specialists (GRS), warning sign from Pendle Valley Workshops, posts and board scratch built from plasticard and styrene strip.

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dunnyrail

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Having sold one of my Playmobil Railcars (subject to completion of the deal) I decided to have a look at the other one, it was very dirty unlike the one that has been sold so I gave it a wash and where possible removed some grotty glue and some tatty overlays to where the Pans would fit. I decided to renew these with some small squares of black painted plasticard, carefully glued on so that if a new owner (if one appears) can put pans back on if they can find some. So a pic of the much tidier Railcar on the workbench. Also below link to the For Sale Post.

https://www.gscalecentral.net/threa...antographs-present-uk-only-please-£75.316570/

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I must admit I’ve been doing nothing for the past 9 months... and I can’t wait to restart previous projects!
Making the shed a bit larger would be a good start....
You need to find an old tram body
 

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On my workbench today I had some luggage (courtesy of Tanker man Tanker man ) for painting. When spraying small items I have often used double sided tape to hold the item down, however dependant on the tape this often results in not being secure enough or tough to part, so today a I came up with a "brainwave" - glue-gun, a strong hold that is not too difficult to remove, and for the hand painting afterwards a nice working platform :)

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Guess it is all very personal, but for me having guests and trying to get them used to inertia with a train not stopping correctly at a platform at a passing station with another train artiving under the control of someone else would be a real issue. Crunch comes to mind.
Oh yes, there's a time and a place for everything :nod::nod:
 

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Just finished putting some passengers in front control car of an LGB 22225 Allegra. It took me about four hours. What a pain opening these babies then getting all the wires back in without pinching anything when closing it back up. :banghead::banghead::banghead: Only the center car and rear control car left to go! I'm glad I'll only have to do this once!
 

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Just finished putting some passengers in front control car of an LGB 22225 Allegra. It took me about four hours. What a pain opening these babies then getting all the wires back in without pinching anything when closing it back up. :banghead::banghead::banghead: Only the center car and rear control car left to go! I'm glad I'll only have to do this once!
Watch the screws around the centre car doors..
They are almost trimmed to fit, so may all be different lengths! :(

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dunnyrail

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Watch the screws around the centre car doors..
They are almost trimmed to fit, so may all be different lengths! :(

PhilP
Hm remember pulling apart the LGB single car EMU to put a sound unit in, what a faff to get back together we still had some loose bits in and stuff that was not in the exact right place after an hour or two of faffing with disasembly and assembly again to get it right. I wish Phil luck with the Allegra, it looks 10 times more complex to me. One has to admire the masters who put these things together as new.
 

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Got out a brush and a pot of Testors flat black and painted the underside of my four Hudson chassis.
Haven't decided whether to scratchbuild tippers on the chassis or take the easy way out and make them into opens or flats; I do have eight Snailbeach-ish hopper wagons, so I don't really need tippers. On t'other hand, 'twould be a challenge; am I up for it? :wondering: