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I like this layout every time I see it.

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And it still LOOKS amazing. Legitimately one of the best layouts ever.
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From my own experience, I can say that it's a nice pastime to drive the switcher on it. :grin:

@Bill: I'm curious how you rate the playful-looking controller UT6D.
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MacG wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:41 am
From my own experience, I can say that it's a nice pastime to drive the switcher on it. :grin:

@Bill: I'm curious how you rate the playful-looking controller UT6D.
I like the DT602D. Taking a bit of time to figure out the menus but I haven't had to resort to reading the manual yet.

I have only played with the UT6D in the store but I like it. A small colour screen, full set of numeric buttons, and the menu system with help makes it easy to use.
Both throttles are nicely shaped and fit well in your hand.
I expect to get my UT6D today or tomorrow so I can try it on the GuiTTar Case layout.
Right now I have one battery pack, but will pickup some batteries for backup. I will probably get a second battery pack and a dedicated PS14 to charge them.

I need to organize my DCC stuff better for transport. Right now it takes too many boxes and bags to get setup. Should be able to get all of it into the Z21 box.
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ConducTTor wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:50 pm
And it still LOOKS amazing. Legitimately one of the best layouts ever.
I agree wholeheartedly. And having operated it at several shows for several hours... it's a lot of fun to play with, too!
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One problem with the GuiTTar case layout at shows is tables that are not level.
At shows that I only display the GuiTTar Case Layout at, I usually don't have a level and we bodge things until the cars stop rolling around.
The solution has been in my tool box all a long.
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A pocket level. It fits on a flat car and I can drive at around the layout and add shims to level the case. This will be added to the GuiTTar box.
To the right of it is a power indicator from the people who make the Sprog. It is just a Bi-Color LED, resistor and two alligator clips. Easy to make or just buy one.
If the DCC power is on it glows orange. On DC you get red or green depending on the polarity.
Another useful tool to put into the box.
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TT-Tracks is 10!
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Excepting last year (an Annus horribilis) it has been a fun 10 years.
Many good displays, much good time, and almost enough beer.<G>
2021 is not shaping up to be much better, but we can hope.
We can't get together for a 3B session (beer, burger and bs) but we can all in our homes, hoist a glass of whatever is our fancy, and toast to 10 years of TT-Tracks and many more to come.
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One of the first projects of the new year is this kit:
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The kits says N-Scale but it is actually TT-Scale.
One of our customers is working on making these kits for N-Scale. I asked him to make one for me in TT-Scale and he did.
Going to be an interesting build.
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That is indeed an interesting build. Would he be willing to do some more?

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Congratulations on the anniversary!

I am curious about the model. It looks like a Russell Snow Plow, which was widely common.
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