> Well sure if something is in the way the laser won't work, but heck
> anyone into Z should be able to do anything. -- :)
you mean as in:
If you can't do it in Z it's impossible anyway, and if you do it,
you're a wizard.... ;-))
> BTW a 0.5% out of 2% is a pretty substantial error percentage wise but
> for what you are really doing I agree the Marklin unit is O.K.,
you're right 0.5% out of 2% is 25%... but out of 4 it's only 12.5%...
...well now, since we are into % anyway I like to have a 40% (or 80
proof) anytime while watching my trains... ;-)
...for getting serious again, I would always recommend to test any
grade with the rolling stock that is intended for the use on that
> plus it is kind of nice looking. Just think if it were full of
> beer-I saw some photos the other day in one of the current train
> magazines with 14 tank cars each holding 10,000 gallons of Coors
lately there was a auction at EBay with a set of glas tank cars
labeled for different beverages. The Whiskey and the Rum were still
full, but one labeled for beer was empty... :-( ... ;-)
and sorry, but I don't know Coors... I always had a Miller time when
in the US... and Coors is hard to get over here anyway :-)
> To me, Woodland Scenics is the easy way especially if you are
> building a curve.
It wasn't very hard to build the grade (including curves) in plywood.
The main thing is, not to start the grade with a new piece of plywood.
I did cut the track base out of the sheet, and then started to bend
the grade up after I fixed a good part of the track base level. This
way I also did get a very smooth change from level to grade.