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  • #31
    great work verne, how about a video? :P

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    • #32
      Very nice. I love the sound installation
      Built a waterfront HO layout in Ireland http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=22161 but now making a start in On30 in Australia http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=52273

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      • #33
        Nice install, Verne, and thanks for the lighting tips. Looks like a great kit to build...I may have to do one...
        -------------------------

        Chuck

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        • #34
          Verne...thanks so much for the how-to....It will

          encourage me to finish the decoder install in my Schnozzer.

          Somehow, I can relate to the "fat guy eating a sammich...."

          I have a vest, I like sammiches & I am also too tall for my hair.....

          (Not to mention the belly).....

          Mucha Gracias! Amigo!

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          • #35
            Thanks, guys!

            Andy, I was thinking the same thing...perhaps I can persuade my daughter to let me use her ipod and capture the Schnozzer nosing its way around the layout!

            Geezer, you crack me up...I relate to that fat guy too!

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            • #36
              Well, all three Twin Schnozzers are complete with Tsunami sound, headlights and weathering.



              Here's the first Schnozzer I built, and recently added sound and lights.



              Here it is going through some switching moves on the layout.



              Here is E&SG #9 as delivered from Durante Motors...in snazzy green livery...working the Apache Wells coke plant. That nice green paint won't last long under the desert sun!



              This Twin Schnozzer is equipped with Tsunami sound, dual headlights, link and pin couplers, and has an engineer from Buffalo Landing.



              Here is old #9 much later in her career, with worn paint and signs of hard use, switching a Frijolene tank car in San Lorenzo yard.



              This was the first Twin Schnozzer to receive sound and headlights, but I finished the wiring installation to hide the wires in the cab and added final details...including the same engineer figure (they come two to a package) with grayer hair!



              It's Schnozzer-Fest on the E&SG this week! Here the trio roll by the camera in a salute to Durante Motors.



              The much-overrated highlight of tonight's festivities was an appearance of a Durante Motors factory representative.

              I will experiment with shooting video, and hope to get some live action with these critters going through their paces soon. With all three running on the layout, they are LOUD!

              [:-cowboy]

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              • #37
                Starting to think how the poor (and undoubtedly "sensitive") Schnozzer felt coupled right up to the Frijolene tanker ...

                Scrolling ... enjoying the pix, lovely scenery and varied finishes on the locos ...

                Scroll down to that last photo ... [}] [}] [}]

                Well played, again, sir! Ink-a-dink-a-dink-a-dink-a-doo-a-dink-a-dink ...[:-disguise]
                Cheers,

                Dallas



                Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build

                Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor! []

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                • #38
                  yup, same as Dallas, lovely photos and lovely locos verne, and a good laugh at the end

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                  • #39
                    Way to go Verne!!!

                    Er....whats that stuff on yer chin????

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                    • #40
                      Heh...Dallas, perhaps there should be some kind of 'nose plug' radiator cover for these sensitive situations when handling noxious loads such as Frijolene.

                      Thanks Andy! Any resemblance of the factory representative to persons living or otherwise is purely coincidental!

                      Geezer...I keep forgetting to shave the chin...getting more forgetful lately!

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                      • #41
                        Well, I finally cleaned the track and made my first video, using my daughter's iPod Touch:

                        http://youtu.be/iEN99ct_ZpM

                        It is filled with minor technical glitches, but you have to start somewhere! I forgot to set my decoder for 128 steps, so you don't get to see the silky smooth throttle performance, and the tripod work is a bit jerky. I wish the camera had zoom to follow the train better. I should have run a second train by #9 from time to time, but I was trying to keep things simple. Oh well, perhaps next time!

                        By the way, this Schnozzer is for sale, please contact me offline for details.

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                        • #42
                          Great video Verne, you layout shows well on the silver screen.

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                          • #43
                            Thanks, Larry. The color balance is off some, and I hope to be able to get a more capable camera for future videos. But you have to start somewhere!

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                            • #44
                              Verne great video and a nice running loco.
                              Tom M.

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                              • #45
                                All those crazy hours making molds & castings & packing them into kits really "pays off" when I see the kits built up so beautifully ... not to mention running in such a nice setting! (Oops, I mentioned it.) THAT'S where "job satisfaction" comes into play. Nice job & thank you!
                                Cheers,

                                Dallas



                                Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build

                                Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor! []

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