1159Re: [z_scale] I'm still waiting. attn: Bill Hoshiko
- Mar 13, 2000
On Sat, 11 Mar 2000 10:54:41 -0800, you wrote:
>From: Bill Hoshiko <billhko@...>
>If you don't mind another suggestion.
I'm always open for suggestions - in fact I need them!
>Please take yourself away from your computer.
I know. I'm spending so much time here in front of my computer,
that I haven't got time for building in the real world. I'm gonna
>Make an oval of track to run your trains. Add a siding with switches at
>both ends so that you can park one train while operating another.
In fact - this is what I have. My little oval was used to check my MT
What I meant by saying that I wanted a temporary lay-out was something
a little more sophisticated.
But that idea is already dead and burried. I will NOT run on Marklin
tracks ever again. Except for testing couplers etc.
I will wait until my handlaid tracks are ready :-( (= no trains
running in the foreseable future)
>Run all of your equipment on this test track. If you can operate every
>piece of equipment on this track, forward and reverse, through the
>switches, at any speed, and you do not have any derailments, you will
>have learned much about laying track.
All I learned from this is, that Marklin cannot make tracks. Not only
are they UGLY they are useless as well. My double-slip derails trans
at every given occasion, my ordinary turn-outs are nothing but dead
It was my hope, that homemade code 40 tracks would alleviate the
problems. I believe in this, but I'm beginning to doubt my skills in
making the tracks. But I will succeed - sooner or (as it seems) later
Thank you for your support!
regards Ole Rosted, Denmark
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