Re: [Z_Scale] Re: New MTL Z scale body style
- WHAT's A FOOBIE ???
--- On Wed, 7/4/12, dr strangelove <kaiserwillieii0815@...> wrote:
From: dr strangelove <kaiserwillieii0815@...>
Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: New MTL Z scale body style
Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 11:27 AM
I guess I will just be throwing fuel on the fire.
I think there is a lot of fudging done, especially in Z
People seem to be cool with , a flat car that is supposed to be 42 foot, and only measures out at 40, the boxcar that is supposed to have one kind of door but has another, the kind of almost looking caboose, all because it would cost too much to make things THAT specific. These things are really close, but not 100 percent
I am sure if we took the time and went through inventories of all the cars that were ever made, we will find discrepancies in most of them.I won't even talk about passenger cars.
I am thinking, what complicates matters in this case, is the effect it could have using after market products like containers. (I do transition era and really cannot wrap my brain around people getting excited about shipping container, but, to each his own).
I am surprised at the friction this case is producing. I do, however see both sides.
Look at the new UP waffel gondola from AZL. That IS totally foobie.
I also cannot go along with the idea that the N and HO scales would not go along with foobieness, as those waffelcars are copies of Exactrail's cars, which were proudly displayed at the NMRA convention. People like them, and people buy them, even if it is really an example of a total fairy-tale car.
One man's foobie is another man's treasure, no use fighting over it.
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- What's wrong with this one?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jeff" <sjbazman49@...> wrote:
> I started another thread regarding the buss wiring.
> Jeff M
> SF Bay Area Z
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Brady <kbvrod@...>
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> Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 12:09:55
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> Subject: Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Happy 4th, and anyone want to discuss buss wiring?
> Hi Greg,all,
> Are the modules DCC?
> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM, trainssd <greg@...> wrote:
> > **
> > Again, my perspective here is modules.
> > One very important thing a module does is pass the power to the next
> > module with the minimum of loss.
> > The feeders within a module are important for many reasons, to work around
> > poor joiners, switches that don't pass power, and another reason is if you
> > have used insulated rail joiners on the expansion tracks connecting the
> > modules (there's some very real reasons that this is a good idea).
> > Greg
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kevin Brady <kbvrod@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hi Greg,all,
> > > "When in doubt,power out."
> > > And solder feeders.you may or not need them,yet they are there,....
> > >
> > > Best,Kev
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