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by TinGoat
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NorthWest Short Line Closing
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark. NEVER... They don't like to get their hands dirty... My thoughts too- especially after the way Micro-Mark ripped off NWSL over he years You're right: In my defense, I did say "My first guess". :dance: Those big companies would farm the actual work out...
by TinGoat
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NorthWest Short Line Closing
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

Bernd wrote:Best one to take over would be the owner of Fast Tracks, Tim Warris.

Bernd
Yeah, or the owner of Rapido Trains, Jason Shron.

Or a parnership between them.

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by TinGoat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NorthWest Short Line Closing
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

Re: NorthWest Short Line Closing

My first guess would be Walthers or Micro-Mark.
by TinGoat
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NorthWest Short Line Closing
Replies: 13
Views: 1734

NorthWest Short Line Closing

I just saw the announcement on facebook this morning.

NorthWest Short Line is closing:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 5813221465

The source for wheels and gears, etc...

The source for many tools...
by TinGoat
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Prototypes / Models
Topic: Motor Possibility
Replies: 17
Views: 2522

Re: Motor Possibility

I don't know if it's true but I had heard that you can't use DCC on coreless motors.

That may have been true a few years ago but maybe DCC has improved their sin wave dc since then.

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by TinGoat
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 13938

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

Well Gentlemen I leave you to your designs. I'm off on my own. Good luck on a committee designed drive. Bernd As the old expression goes... When everything is said and done: There's usually a lot more said than done. Nothing ever gets done by committee. My advice: Everyone needs to stop waiting for...
by TinGoat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 13938

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

Bernd, I know belts and pulleys are quiet and efficient but the addition of ball bearings adds to the complexity and expense. For something that could be quick and inexpesive for a cottage industry to assemble it would be better to stick with gears for the basic version save pulleys for a deluxe ver...
by TinGoat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 13938

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

Hi Bernd, The things that I didn't want to scratch build are my own mechanisms. I suppose I could though.. The lament I heard here is that there isn't a need for another loco shell until there are mechanisms to put under them. That's the cottage industry we need. Gears can be ripped out of old VCR's...
by TinGoat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 13938

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

Bill, I wouldn't do an exact copy and I don't think they have a patent on modularity. I also don't think that a North American competitor would hurt them since I don't think that they sell very many mechanisms on this side of the planet. As for cottage industry. The On30 guys got started by selling ...
by TinGoat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is there a market for US TT?
Replies: 214
Views: 13938

Re: Is there a market for US TT?

The BullAnt looks like a great little drive, but like most things TT, it has been hard to get in the past and appears to be unobtainable at this time. Even if it were currently available, the difficulty and cost of overseas shipping adds significantly to its price for anyone in the USA or Canada. S...

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