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    • December 11, 2020 4:34 PM EST
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      Conquering the 4% on the C.V.S.Ry.

      After running a test train around the railroad, trimming back some plants and general clean-up, I ran a double-headed freight train with a mid train (diesel) helper up the grade and around the wye.  This train was more than twice the length of what I can turn on the wye. Once the top of the grade was reached, #8 was cut off and run around the wye light. Next #345 brought half the train through the wye and tied on to #8 pulling clear together and waiting for the rest of the train.  M-10 brought the second section around the wye and then tied on to the first section for the trip down the hill.

       

      All of that breaking, re-making, breaking and re-making again of the consist was really easy using RailPros Link and Unlink commands. Building the consist is a matter of simply selecting the locos in the correct order after pressing the Link button. Breaking it up is a single Unlink button. Simple and fast.  Speed matching of the locomotives is not needed since the modules talk to each other balancing the load perfectly.

       

      I spent more time running thetrain than I did editing this video. Not my best work but it shows off the system quite nicely...

       

      Conquering the 4% on the C.V.S.Ry. from Jon Radder on Vimeo.

       

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    • December 11, 2020 5:40 PM EST
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      Jon;

       

      Very nice, I really enjoyed the video.  I guess they can still be found here and there, so thought I should mention that the Hartland Big John locomotives are also champs on heavy grades.

       

       

      Best Wishes, David Meashey

    • December 11, 2020 6:12 PM EST
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      Excellent !

       

      Shorty sounds like a HEP car ?

    • December 11, 2020 6:46 PM EST
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      Jon, Nice video but more important to me is your review on the RailPro's easy to use consisting. Simple explanation of the functions. I can understand why it was  an easy choice for you

    • December 11, 2020 7:17 PM EST
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      Rooster said:

      Excellent !

       

      Shorty sounds like a HEP car ?

      Yep, but you already knew that.  I think this is now Version 3.  Version 4 is already in my head, simply a speaker car to enhance to on-board battery r/c in the loco. I'd like to have the flexibility of switching without the trail car, but don't want to loose what it adds to the sound

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    • December 11, 2020 7:20 PM EST
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      David Marconi,FOGCH said:

      Jon, Nice video but more important to me is your review on the RailPro's easy to use consisting. Simple explanation of the functions. I can understand why it was  an easy choice for you

      Thanks. Maybe I'll put together a full review once I have a little more experience.  There are things I love, things I wish they had, and some things I don't like. Overall, I think I'm sold and constsiting really had a huge part of that decision.

       

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    • December 11, 2020 7:26 PM EST
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      Jon Radder said:
      Rooster said:

      Excellent !

       

      Shorty sounds like a HEP car ?

      Yep, but you already knew that.  I think this is now Version 3.  Version 4 is already in my head, simply a speaker car to enhance to on-board battery r/c in the loco. I'd like to have the flexibility of switching without the trail car, but don't want to loose what it adds to the sound

       

       

      A I have been told in the past .......get "Version 4 " out of your,you're head and into ours!

    • December 14, 2020 11:03 AM EST
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      I think that yellow thing needs to be painted box car red ..  

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    • December 14, 2020 12:14 PM EST
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      Sean McGillicuddy said:

      I think that yellow thing needs to be painted box car red ..  

      OK.  How's this?

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    • December 14, 2020 1:16 PM EST
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      The light in the tunnel might not be an engine , but a light in the caboose of my own train on my Roundy Round Rail Road !    My empire is complete...I think...

    • December 15, 2020 8:29 PM EST
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      Jon,

      I really enjoyed your video. Nice job. That section of your pike looks very realistic!

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    • December 16, 2020 6:47 AM EST
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      Thanks Joe.  I keep working on angles and view blocks.  I didn't bother to drag out the tripod for this one, so the angles here what I could get placing the camera on existing objects. Wish I had a better video camera, but this one has to do!

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    • December 19, 2020 4:40 PM EST
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      I need about $2000. of plants on mine to come close to your layout!! being in the desert doesn't help either. Very nice looking video Jon. 

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      The Babs River Railway

      We can do that, but its gonna cost you... a lot more

       

    • December 19, 2020 4:55 PM EST
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      Pete Lassen said:

      I need about $2000. of plants on mine to come close to your layout!! being in the desert doesn't help either. Very nice looking video Jon. 

      Thank you Pete. I don't think I have more than $500 invested in plantings over the nearly 20 years of the layout's lifetime. Quite a few of the small conifers are volunteers that sprout every year from a line of Hemlocks at a neighbor's house. They get ugly at about 20" so I just cut them down. A handful of Seedums were given to me by a neighbor over 10 years ago. They are nearly impossible to kill and every cutting will root. The have spread (with help) all over the railroad and beyond.  There is also a lot of Creeping Jenny that was purchased in a small pot and has spread a lot, also with some help.

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