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On 8/30/2017 at 4:54 AM, pirzyk said:

I wound up sorting the order last night for my LUG but they look awesome.  Hope to have them all ballasted this long weekend.

This is hurting your fingers for a very good cause! Have fun!!

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Pre-orders all shipped earlier this week.  If you haven't gotten yours yet, they'll be there soon.

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Here's my first curve ballasted:

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Not the greatest photo taken...

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5 hours ago, supertruper1988 said:

is that using the ballast pattern that @SavaTheAggie showed on his flickr?

Snigger, I came up with my own, but as you can see they looks really similar:

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Just now, ALCO said:

Whoa! Looks good @pirzyk! Can't wait to see that in person! 

Thanks!  Hope you can check them out too!  I'm planning on having 4 curves and one of them will be showing off all 6 radi!

I am really happy with the color correction, @coaster nailed it.  I think they look closer to LEGO Dark Stone Grey than ME models do.  The only way to make it even closer I think would be to polish the parts even more, but I'm not sure it worth the effort, I'm already happy.  Also the issues we saw with the stud clutch power on the pre production pieces at BW have been solved.

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@coaster, finally I was able to set up a test layout to see your 3D-printed switches in action. They work so well, fantastic. And my trains love to change over to the inner track on your switches!

Any plans to make the R104 switches in molded ABS in the near future? Is there another kickstarter comming up for the switches?

Great work! I need a pair of left switches now :-)

HoMa

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Hi Holger, thanks!  I'd love to be able to mold the switches in ABS.  It's just a little more to capitalize than I can afford right now.  I do plan to kickstart them again, probably next year sometime.  I want the tracks to get a solid footing/following first.  We've got a handful of dedicated followers, but it's going to take more than that to make them happen.  

Of course, if I can find a benevolent benefactor to fund the project, I'll move full steam ahead!  Anyone have $200k they're looking to burn?

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On 9/11/2017 at 4:31 PM, coaster said:

We've got a handful of dedicated followers, but it's going to take more than that to make them happen.  

Of course, if I can find a benevolent benefactor to fund the project, I'll move full steam ahead!  Anyone have $200k they're looking to burn?

Or, if you could coax 1,000 people to release $200 each, you might get there faster?

Maybe try to get some sort of celebrity endorsement? lol

On 9/12/2017 at 3:31 AM, MagnusE said:

Got my two full circles of R104 and R120 yesterday and they look and feel nice.

You should post some pictures here!

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5 hours ago, M_slug357 said:

Maybe try to get some sort of celebrity endorsement? lol

You mean Tony and Cale don't count?  😋

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3 hours ago, pirzyk said:

You mean Tony and Cale don't count?  😋

hahaha, I should have said "more" celebrity endorsements then!

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On 9/14/2017 at 1:10 PM, M_slug357 said:

hahaha, I should have said "more" celebrity endorsements then!

Tony is the real star. And I would be a terrible celebrity. I have a face for radio, and a speaking voice perfect silent movies.

 

Cale

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