Project "Hippel" is coming back to life.

eXact Modellbau Mar 15, 2020

  1. eXact Modellbau

    eXact Modellbau TrainBoard Member

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  2. eXact Modellbau

    eXact Modellbau TrainBoard Member

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    Hi Folks

    Some more Fotos:

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  3. eXact Modellbau

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    And a short video:

     
  4. JoeS

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    That is one cool looking loco! How does in compare in size to the marklin 0-6-0?

    Your loco is exceptionally smooth!
     
  5. husafreak

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    Just brilliant, it runs so well and looks fantastic, the operation of the drive is nice and smooth. I also liked the way you did your video and the cool music ;)
    I like how smooth the transitions are in your Rokuhan track too. Most of mine have a bump at the butts.
     
  6. eXact Modellbau

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    This is MTL track. I love it. And I don't like Rokuhan track. The switches looking like cheap toy. A benefit of MTL track is the slim rounded rail head. To small to collect any dirt.

    You can see my foldable test oval here:
     
  7. husafreak

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    Thanks for your response and the video. I may have to build one of those for myself. And I really like the method you used of attaching the track. I am well invested in Rokuhan track and I love the incredible variety available. especially the larger radius curves. But maybe someday I'll try MTL track.
     
  8. eXact Modellbau

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    Hi folks
    Here is another video of the second loco. It shows how it runs over some masking tape.



    Stay healthy!
     
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    Very impressive locomotive and mechanism. That huge flywheel sure does keep it running smooth. I wish manufacturers would build all Z Scale mechanisms to run like that one. [​IMG]
     
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  10. shamoo737

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    Nice work.
     
  11. husafreak

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    Does it have a capacitor "keep alive" as well as flywheel? Or is that just the flywheel power getting it over the tape? What a smooth running mechanism in any case.
     
  12. eXact Modellbau

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    It's just the flywheel effect. I'm oldschool. Capacitors do not exist in my world. :ROFLMAO:

    Stay healthy!
     
  13. JoeS

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    I swear that’s amazing watching it go through that tape! Fantastic!
     
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  15. husafreak

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    I appreciate that.
    I have a little track with DC loops for my Marklin trains and a DCC loop for my AZL and MTL DCC locos. They are both fun but I realize now that I enjoy the simple direct nature of DC and working on the Marklin loco mechanics. My first Marklin locos were all older ones and I spent a lot of time under the hood with them, but they all run great now! So I like hardware.
    Hours spent fussing with DCC programming don’t seem so rewarding. But I have not been lucky in that department. My DCC experience has not been “set and forget”. I’m not sure I like software.
     

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