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    • May 15, 2017 3:29 AM EDT
    • I kept waiting for Luke Skywalker to go zippin by on his speeder. Or Obi Wan to come trudging over one of those hills...................

    • May 14, 2017 7:21 PM EDT
    • Here's another one, with more emphasis on scenery:






    • May 13, 2017 1:16 PM EDT
    • Thanks! 


      In the Arroyo Seco video, the drone was operating autonomously and definitely using its obstacle avoidance as well as tracking. It's a very sophisticated piece of tech!



    • May 13, 2017 10:36 AM EDT
    • Wow Ray that is cool.  While my 3S has the follow me feature, it would scare the dickens out of me to use it in the canyon like you did. Echoing Eric, did the obstacle avoidance feature kick in while following you in the canyon?  Or was it just wide enough not to matter?



    • May 13, 2017 8:24 AM EDT
    • Very cool!  Looks like some interesting territory,  the orroyo especially!  When you have the drone follow you, do need someone to manage it or is it entirely autonomous?   Does it avoid things?

    • May 13, 2017 12:48 AM EDT
    • This next video has some more tracking shots, as well as a brief clip from a manual flight, and also some regular, non-drone footage:






    • May 13, 2017 12:34 AM EDT
    • A few days ago I went out to the desert to camp and to try out my new Mavic Pro drone. Had a lot of fun and got some cool pics and video. I've finished editing a couple vids and posted them on YouTube. This first one was shot entirely with the Mavic's "active tracking" feature:




    • May 5, 2017 12:05 PM EDT
    • Love the streamliners! 

    • April 27, 2017 9:45 PM EDT
    • Whats the next step Marty?

      Genesse and Wyoming is looking for investors if you want to start off small !  You and dad (Andy) could split the trackage rights.


    • April 27, 2017 2:34 PM EDT
    • WOW, You all do make me feel welcome.

      The hard part is not only has the trains grown, we have 4 grandkids all in sports, we have 18 rental units and I simply can't keep up or have a social life. LOL

      Carrie has her own business plus helping us in carpentry.

      I really spend little time on a few sites .

      I did not see a ," other scales" listed on here, other wise I would post there.

      ***I found it, I did not scroll down far enough, I did not notice other categories***** .

      I'm glad to see Bob and all of you are doing fine.

      thanks all. 

    • April 27, 2017 1:14 PM EDT
    • Marty,  Ride stuff has really grown there...   Looks fantastic....


       Hope the shoulder heals quickly...

    • April 27, 2017 11:16 AM EDT
    • Marty Hmmm I remember him... Is it real or Marty's.... Welcome back


    • April 27, 2017 11:05 AM EDT
    • Marty,

      Nice to hear from you.  Drop in once in awhile here and give  some updates for those of us that don't follow the ride on websites.  You know, some teaser photos.

    • April 27, 2017 8:14 AM EDT
    • "Ride on" stuff is always interesting, and should be considered as the "Extra" Large Scale......always welcome here. I belong to the Finger Lakes gang, but am more interested in their 7 1/4" inch stuff, due to its extra stability.  As you grow older, the extra stability is rather attractive !!.

      It is GREAT to have you posting here. We need to hear more about the LARGER scale stuff's all LARGE SCALE MODEL RAILROADING, and is another great part of a GREAT hobby, involving GREAT people.

        Fred Mills

    • April 27, 2017 8:10 AM EDT
    • HI Marty- good to hear from you.  I hope your shoulder recovery is coming along good, I know how difficult that can be.



    • April 27, 2017 7:40 AM EDT
    • I've been following your progress on FB.  I cant believe how much you got done.  I remember seeing your post when you started.  Its come a long way and looks great.  

    • April 27, 2017 7:27 AM EDT
    • Hey Marty,

      Jan and I follow the "Operating Sessions" in many scales, including 1 inch (1/12) at the Finger Lakes Live Steamers and the 1.5 inches (1/8) at

      Finger Lakes Live Steamers, Chattanooga Society of Model Engineering at Eagle Point and the Ridge Live Steamers.  Its great fun!  And we are still

      heavily involved in the Number 1 Gauge, but mostly with Ops and then, of course, OPs in HO, also.

      So much to do, so little time.

      Say Hi to Carrie, I think Jan and her still chat on Facebook



    • April 27, 2017 4:07 AM EDT
    • Marty, if you look in "Other Scales" you'll see there are a few other with the ride on addiction:

    • April 27, 2017 3:40 PM EDT
    • This is my '64 Corvette (from 0:55 - 1:55) used in shooting the "Wheeler Dealers" TV show.  When Mike Brewer came back from driving the car he said, and I quote, "I think I wet myself a little on that one!"


    • April 27, 2017 2:06 PM EDT
    • I have a '65 Ford Mustang Coupe, in dark ivy green.  6 cyl, 200 CID engine, AM radio.  The one in this pic has a 289, but this will give you the idea.  I don't have any pics, she's in the garage, and its raining.


      I'm the second owner.  I got it as cheap transportation in grad school, 1971.  I've been restoring it bit by bit, ever since. 

      Edit:  Ooops, this is a 66, perhaps a 67.  Sorry.  You can tell by the "air scoops" just aft of the door.  The 64 1/2 and 65 didn't have any chrome, there.  That is the only visible body difference.