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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 09:48 pm
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To be truthful, I bought both On30 Shays and Porters back when I worked for a hobby shop, paid cost. But then, the Porters retailed for 50 bucks, I paid 26 or so. The Shays were a little over 100, my cost was about 60. So, that was when the On30 "craze" started and prices were less...no DCC or sound effects. There's no way I could afford these today so I keep them running. These days, I spend money on 1:35 military details parts or things like the 1:48 dozer which I "upscaled". "Good enough" is fine for me but remember that larger models need more and better detailing...but that's just my "thing".

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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 11:15 pm
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I am surprised in some ways more people aren't doing 1:35n2


Perfect for some of the U.K. 2ft thereabouts railways as well.


As a railroader though, I had heard of 1/4" 1/2" On30 etc even 1:32 to a certain extent.


But 1:35 ?


I never heard of it really, since I just aint even been a military modeller...

...except for a bit of 1:32 & 1:76 toy stuff as a kid.


There are some interesting loco bodies & bits available from smallbrookstudios.co.uk these days as well...

...although not as popular as On30 by a long way.


I guess On30 gives you the option of R.T.R or kits & scratchbuilding.

But 1:35 is scratchbuild only.


It is cheap though, the military trucks figures & parts etc. are just not expensive like some modelrailroading stuff.

Nice cheap diecast trucks from eBay 'junk' means even this part isn't a crazy expense.


:bg:


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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 07:49 am
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I was thinking (often a bad idea) of putting a little music inside a 1:35 scale building I'm working on.  Given the era that one is modeling it shouldn't be too hard to come up with something.  This is what I had in mind since I'm modeling a western narrow gauge somewhere out in eastern California of Nevada around the 1920s-1930s:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdbRn9cl0dk
                              ("The Wild, Wild West - Main Theme" by The City of
                               Prague Philharmonic Orchestra)

Who could forget this:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuCuf5tvTqE

Or even The Magnificent Seven Theme:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XDB7GMnbUQ


Woodie, I'd bet some of this might sound good on your Mogollon Railway.

Need to come up with some kind of small CD player and a decent speaker.  Might work.  Wonder what I can scrounge up?



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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 12:12 pm
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The smallest CD player will be somewhat larger than a CD itself, and you need access to the controls. What if you just put a speaker inside?.
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Hi Michael :wave:

This MP3-player uses a microSD-card & operates on about 7-12 Volts.

They are available on eBay for about $2.00c inc P&P ! :shocked:

It also has a built-in 3+3 Watt amplifier !! :cool:

& comes with remote-control and wiring looms !

:moose:

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Can be used by Mooses, if you can find earphones with a large enough headband. ;)

:pimp:

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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 06:46 pm
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" What if you just put a speaker inside?."


Would have to be really with the MP3-player...

...as the remote-control is an I.R. type.

You could 'aim' through an open window though ! ;)


:moose:


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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 07:29 pm
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..as the remote-control is an I.R. type.

Bluetooth anyone?.
Jose.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 08:58 pm
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Thanks Jose !

Our top-ticket trashologist has hit the jackpot (or the trash bin) again ! :bg:

It normally takes around 5 coffees before things start to work good here ! ;)

I think I was up to about 3 earlier.

This teeny-tweeny lil' Bluetooth board has been used successfully for experimental sound.

Costs about a Buck Fifty from you know where & has a built-in 3+3 Watt amplifier.

It will play all your favorite Madonna tracks from the cellphone...

...or even The Magnificent Seven by The Clash !! ;)

:brill:

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 Posted: Sat Mar 4th, 2017 10:39 pm
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Tocatta and Fugue in D minor. JS Bach. LOUD.
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