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ryeguyisme

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« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2010, 11:26:49 PM »

Well guys, that time of year has come:) and for those of you who anticipated this year's results I have some pictures and Video for you guys to look at, I will be adding more when we open up to the public here at Rockwell Park in Bristol, CT  Grin

 






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsnTUTvCmqU
^and a video on youtube

More to come Smiley


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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2010, 01:47:22 AM »

Way to go. Great job! Smiley
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ryeguyisme

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« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2010, 05:26:00 AM »

Thanks terry! Smiley
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« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2010, 01:32:03 PM »

Dear Rye Guy,

Fantastic.

You put so much work into it. 

Congrats on a job well done. 

You video sure puts me in the Christmas spirit. 

Question; was the stop-and-go action somehow automated, or was someone just working the throttles?

Thanks.

Sincerely,

Joe Satnik
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ryeguyisme

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« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2010, 03:16:26 PM »

Thanks Joe,

actually no one is at the throttle  the stop and go feature uses a lionel gadget that went along with the 151 Semaphore set i believe, it's a track switch that activates via gravity of rolling stock rolling over it. So basically the track before the bridge is isolated in the center rail for about 2 feet(momentum would keep my hudson rolling on) One train would stop while the other one comes from the exit loop and goes around and hits the gravity switch on the other side of the track loop therefore starting the other train.

This concept was in the original American Flyer Layout which was a real eye catcher for most people simply because the trains weren't continuously looping and stopped on occasion. With all the action, it'lll sure bring up an incredible imagination for the thousands of youngster that are going to see it during show which the first day starts tonight Smiley I'm excited
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