Yeah, I can tell from your job description that you know what's up,
however the best productions I ever saw, back when I lived in n NYC,
were completely acoustic and the actors/musicians took care of
business. Just my opinion, eh. Reproduce that acousticness and yer
on the right track.
Klaus, my friend -
It was never my intention to "talk down" to anyone and certainly I
have no clue as to if I'm "right," politics aside.
I've got a bit of HO train stuff and recently I've been enjoying
structure construction and detailing. Meantime I dig flying R/C.
That's all. No talking down or any kind of harm intended.
My dad doesn't fly any more either, too old maybe, but then who
The poor quality, price, and annoyance factor of more than one in the
same area is a good reason why I don't plan on having many sound
equipped locos if at all.
I suggested this a couple of weeks ago, and what I would like is a
stationary sound decoder that can handle multiple speakers in a surrond
The external sound decoder should also be capable of reading the
assigned loco address of the DCC system network to determine it's speed
and direction plus know when and where that loco is on the layout via
I bet I had more fun with my c.1950 AF 290 passenger set with smoke,
choo-choo and air-chime whistle than the majority of rivet counters on
this group have ever had.
Sounds like a kid with a walkman radio having a conversation with an
I used to play baseball and basketball, but that was long ago. Was
half-decent at the former, lousy at the latter. The thing about most
sports is, once in a while you wind up in a game so good that it
transcends all concepts of "winning" and "losing" and every player on
the field or court comes out ahead irrespective of the final score.
I don't think it's a valid comparison. All of my layouts have been built
at my eye level, so the underside details of my rollingstock are very
visible. And my operating scheme is mainly concerned with low-speed
shunting. Most of the modellers I know who are into superdetailing their
locos and stock have eye-level layouts as well, so they too can enjoy
looking at their handiwork.
But if the layout was three feet off the floor and full of trains
screaming past at 50mph I doubt any of us would bother with details.
A man and his son were walking through a cemetery. The boy asked,
"Daddy, do they bury two people in the same grave?"
The father said, "Two people? Let me look."
So the father took a look, and sure enough, the marker said, "Here
lies a symphony conductor and a humble man."