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Post all model train related stuff here. All scales (O, N, HO, etc.) welcome.
Not great but good enough for me.
You can also melt the foam away to sculpt, using a shitty soldering iron, blowtorch, or high-temp hot air gun.
Can give some unique weathering effects, but can also make a huge fucking mess.
I saw Bachmann are releasing some narrow gauge 009 (?) WW1 era trains; I think a mixed gauge layout running them and that train pack would look ace!
Posted this as its own thread, but thought I should cross-link it here:
Any opinions on layout CAD software? I've been using XTrackCAD and generally having a shit experience, due to XQuartz bugs. Rail Modeller Pro looks particularly appealing, but thought I might ask
I use SCARM. The version I use has a limited amount of track I can put down, think I've ended the free trial for it. I've gotten on with it really well though.
I've been drafting out a TOMA layout in XTrackCAD, and just running into a lot of problems with the software. On macOS it uses XQuartz, which has varying degress of crappiness. So, in short, I'm looking for something else.
MRH comments pointed me towards the options listed in the subject; RailModeller Pro, EmpireExpress, & AnyRail. Any opinions on them? Anyone used any of them? All of them? None of them?
From the gloss and shine point of view, Rail Modeller looks incredible, particularly the repeat function. But I thought I'd ask fellow /n/gineers what they thought.
friend of friend selling a fixy for $60. Dont want one, but never tried. I hardly ride, but want to ride more often. Space isn't issue, I have a p big garage and backayrd
I bought pic related and loved it. It was my baby. Then somebody stole it.
The saddle is not the greatest, the tires are cheap, and the gear ratio isn't the best. I changed the rear cog out for one that has 20t and it made it way more enjoyable for commuting although 18t would have worked as well.
It served me for years and thousands of miles. Best $60 dollars I ever spent.
And to specify I didn't use the fixed gear side. I'm not an idiot. Fixed gear is for people that want to be cooler than they really are, hate their knees, and have a death wish.
fucking newfags blaspheming sheldon
>stamped caliper brakes grab hold of that upside down handlebar and steer clear
Im planning on taking one on a 2000 mile trip
Why does the UCI and CPA hate disc brakes?
Even touring bikes have made the conversion and they hold on to old tech the most (chainstay mounted derailleurs?).
Discs are OLD tech too. They have been around since the 50's in mech and hydraulic forms.
>>1112078 >chainstay mounted derailleurs
jan heine is not touring bikes
If it weren't for the UCI you'd be riding a recumbent with dick breaks.
>>1112417 >dat thru axel fork
>>1112294 >implying recumbents wouldn't be a massive safety problem in bike races
Anyone play this game? Or Trainz?
It's kinda like those model trains you had as a kid, you watched them go around the tracks for hours not really knowing why but still captivated by it.
Motherfucker, I got everything running on Win10... everything. Shit from 1993. Look:
Read the error messages that pop up. They tell you everything you need to know... it's usually just a 16 bit installer issue (replace setup.exe with a 32 bit one) or an ancient .dll (download it and throw it in the game dir)
No way MSTS doesn't work on W10. No way.
been playing trains since 1.1.1 until 2009, which was the last one worth playing. One of the best editors I've ever used in games and where I come from it had a solid community, both playing, map- and mod-making. I was mostly into mapmaking myself, 2004 was pretty good-looking by contemporary standards.
have good time for me as well, I'd play, but I'd only end up trying to make mods work again and never get to actually play
I came by this video while searching for MSTS, I hope this is something you'll find interesting
The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns. They were prevalent in North America between 1900 and 1925 and were used primarily for passenger travel between cities and their surrounding suburban and rural communities. Limited examples existed in Europe and Asia. Interurban as a term encompassed the companies, their infrastructure, and the cars that ran on the rails.
George W. Hilton and John F. Due identified four characteristics of an interurban:
>Electric power for propulsion.
>Passenger service as the primary business.
>Equipment heavier and faster than urban streetcars.
>Operation on tracks in city streets, and in rural areas on roadside tracks or private right-of-way.
Holy moly, how long is that thing?
To expand, i think the term "interurban" is only really applicable in the historical context of urban development, and not as a word for certain characteristics of a railway. It's the product of the first waves of suburbanisation, and washed away by the rapid acceleration of that process past WWII. Even if you rebulit the North Shore system today, it wouldn't be an interurban, but a commuter line or metro line or Stadtbahn or whatever you want to call it. There are no city centers with ground-level streetcars and no suburban towns, just a giant suburban area.
Or shaking some shit into my appendix.
This. The few well-built interurbans that survived into/beyond the 1950s all essentially evolved into commuter railroads by the end.
Map of Toronto's old Streetcar and Radial Railways.
Old, tired out, busted meme from Last Thursday is old, tired out, and busted.
blimptrain will always be /n/
not a meme, you shitheel
>>1112290 >Talking shit about a timeless meme
>Cagers kill hundreds of people every year
>Cyclist kills one person
>BAN THESE ASSAULT BIKES
They're only viable because they're free to ride
How does running a red increase safety?
Multiple studies have found that in Idaho, where it is legal to run reds and stop signs, has fewer cyclist crashes. Other areas that have implemented the same rules also show either no increase or a decrease.
By changing the point of interaction when a car overtakes a bicycle away from the most dangerous place where the cyclist has the least manuvering energy.
Some places get the same effect by letting cyclists launch early so cars pass them while they're at speed.
Nope, not poor at all. Engineer here.
>ride shared vanpool to work (factory in the suburbs with poor fixed route transit access) and back >live in reasonably dense neighborhood so I can walk, bike, bus/LRT, or uberpool to the pub, to sporting events, to run errands, etc
I save several hundred dollars a month by not owning a car and I'm not significantly inconvenienced in any major way.
Velomobiles can't replace cars, but they can replace scooters and mopeds. Scooters and mopeds pollute a lot more than cars or trucks, and the exhaust is a lot unhealthier for bystanders. Also as velomobile production increases, they'll become cheaper and cheaper. You can already buy pic related on the second hand Dutch market for 2k euros. Soon that will be 1.5 and lower, it'll be an adequate alternative for mopeds.
What do you think?
Earth is still in the remnants of an age ice.
CO2 levels have prehistorically been much higher.
Life flourished like no other.
Not that anon but looking just at snapshots of Earth's geological history can be misleading. Transitions are harmful if they're too fast for life to adapt. The rate at which species currently die out is about the same as 65mya when that asteroid hit Earth.
great, i'm sure we'll all be pleased for all those non-human organisms flourishing
its good on sushi
Imagine listening to this on full blast as you set out on your bike journey: