Re: [VECRR] What waZ he thinking?
- Dear Jeff,
even if I dont know what you are talking about: BleZZed and Forgiven!
I am keen, to learn more from your experiences in completing your layout.
Especially I like to get more knowledge from the electrical side of your
flawless operation of the layout.
Jeffrey MacHan schrieb:
>Dieter W. Nolte
> Dear fellow Valeasians,
> I am much distressed by the fact that you were not the first to
> receive the following invitation. I don't know what came over me.
> As Valeasians, I know that you appreciate the slightly canted
> mumblings of the Chief Imagineer. It almost stands to reason, that
> you would be obliquely interested in the sort of childishness
> that "Zscale" is likely to encourage.
> Zscale now has 16 members, all of whom are Valeasians but they came
> to learn of this folly elsewhere. Hopefully, this message will make
> amends for my inexcusable oversight.
> Chief Imagineer
> From: "Jeffrey MacHan"
> Date: Wed Mar 9, 2005 3:03 pm
> Subject: New group, not for the faint of heart ;-)
> Hi Gang,
> Believe it or not, the group name "Zscale" was still available so I
> immediately took possession so that somebody with more sense and good
> looks would not make good use of it.
> The group is active as you read this and I am literally thinking up
> what to do with it as I type.
> Let's see...
> - all members must be approved, check!
> - message archive is private, check!
> - email attachments are not allowed, check!
> - messages are moderated, check!
> - long-winded doctoral dissertations are accepted, check!
> - twisted senses of humour/humor are strongly advised, check!
> - encourage FUN between the members, no universal Z-scale mission,
> - and probable many other crazy thingZ...
> So anybody who is willing to contribute and I mean contribute to a
> FUN time between conZenting juvenileZ (well we could hardly call
> memberZ of such a group "adultZ" now can we), then you are most
> welcome to apply for membership. Successfullly answering a skill-
> testing question and month-long quest may be required. Oh, and I
> almost forgot, you have to put up with absolute rule by the despot, I
> mean, the listowner.
> Have a great day!
> Jeffrey MacHan
> *********** The End ***********
> Small SiZe, BIG Enjoyment!
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- Hi Dieter,
I think that you have a great idea there. I was looking for the theme
of my next Ztrack "Last Spike" article (September-October). I agree
that it is about time that I gave a detailed account of the electrical
wiZardry hidden underneath the layout and in the control boxes.
Although DCC seems to be gaining support in Z, the vast majority of
our fellow modellers are using traditional DC block control. The VEC
is a good example of how DC block control can be customized to the
needs of a particular situation. In the case of the VEC I needed,
multiple single-cabs, diode-matrix turnout control powered by
dedicated Capacitor discharge units (CDU), integrated sound, HF track
conditioners and a way to run 3 trains during train shows. And power
for various lighting, smoke and sound effects.
Of course all of the above had to be contained inside the suitcases
and the control boxes could only use 25 conductors each.
I think that the story of where the electrons flow on the VECRR will
be an interesting article to prepare and, hopefully, to read!
PS. If you check out the VECRR Library you'll see the titles of the
future "Last Spikes" that have already been submitted to Ztrack.
These articles will be made immediately available to Valeasians when
the corresponding Ztrack issue is mailed. Next up, "A PURRfect kitbash"
--- In VECRR@yahoogroups.com, Dieter_Mac_Nolte@t... wrote:
> I am keen, to learn more from your experiences in completing your
> Especially I like to get more knowledge from the electrical side of
> flawless operation of the layout.