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Radio Control Goes STEAMPUNK ! - Part I
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 Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 01:41 pm
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Controlling one loco at a time..absolutely! When you "get into" radio control, you will come to the realization that YOU are the engineer of the loco, one engineer running one loco. I am not saying that you can't run more than one at a time but consider this...you are running a couple of engines, your attention is with one, the other one runs against a turnout and derails. Without pesky track wiring, that loco will continue to run...across the scenery, maybe into the concrete canyon. Beware of multi tasking when you use r/c. Just like the real thing, you are in the cab.
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 Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2011 02:30 pm
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VERY valid Woodie

Even with two Xmtrs running two different locos, both within my vision without moving my head---invariably I will mess up.

But then,  :brill:  I ain't!


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 Posted: Tue Nov 1st, 2011 03:05 pm
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Some update



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 Posted: Tue Nov 1st, 2011 03:29 pm
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Hi Jurgen,

Nice!

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Hi Juergen

Totaly love your 'steam-punk' throttle !!!

I make electronics stuff.
With some pretty funky cases.
But I haven't tried 'steam-punk' yet.
( except for a valve-microphone holder, in brass, my friend called 'steam-punk )

I wouldn't be surprised if 'steam-punk' was invented on the island of Toeffelholm.
They seem to be developing their technology at quite a rate, for the era.

Perhaps it's the Aquavit !

Toeffelholm looks like a cool place to visit.
I shall have to get a top-hat & holiday there soon !!!

Cheers

Si.

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Can we have some more stories from Toeffelholm ?



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Juergen's transmitter is just wonderful! One of these days I will build something similar (not as great looking however). Yes, you need to visit Toffelholm as soon as possible. Just fantastic modeling and verbage.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 22nd, 2012 08:32 pm
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Hi,


last update of the test box.

I recently found time to implement the "power on" light.

It took some time and trial and error,

but now it's like i imagined it.











A small glass tube, two UV LED's, a fluorescent fluid and two milled brass caps glued on watertight with silicone.

Now, as the last step, the cardboard box will change to a stabil wooden box.


Juergen



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Looks great! I'm a steam punk fan myself and have thought of modeling it. Are your layouts SP themed also or is it just this?

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 Posted: Wed May 2nd, 2012 11:29 pm
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Hi Cody,

thank you. No my Toeffelholm Island World is not steampunk based. It's situated in the mid 1920's.

But there is the idea of a mad scientist living in the wood near Lungwai (on my Gn15 layout) building mysterious machines. So place for a little touch of steampunk.


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Great work Juergen, you are very inspirational!



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