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ZCochrane

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I am a railroad enthusiast. I'm also a computer enthusiast, but my products there don't make pictures anywhere near as nice. My photography is generally amateur level. I hope to get good enough to be a "Pro-sumer" one day.

Oh, and I write way too much in image descriptions. So if you want to know more, and particularly if not, that's the place.

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Favourite TV Shows
Whichever I bought the DVDs of last
Favourite Books
Way too many
Favourite Writers
Way too many
Favourite Games
I'm working on it
Favourite Gaming Platform
Mac OS X
Tools of the Trade
Canon EOS 1000D
Other Interests
Programming, Star Trek, Railroads

Ruebelandbahn

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The title of this is supposed to be Rübelandbahn, but DA won't let me type that. Anyway… I did talk about the Rübelandbahn a few times before, but I figured there was room to do a more thorough description of what it is and why it is the way it is. To explain all of this, I'll have to start by explaining Germany. …look, there are reasons why I never post any fan art for anything here. I'll try to explain the basic geography anyway. Germany is roughly rectangular and a bit taller than wide (longer in north-south direction than east-west), and in terms of landscape it’s largely divided into two main parts: The north is essentially one giant big flat plain. There’s also a bit of coast and some rivers, but generally no notable mountains or anything. The southern half, on the other hand, is filled essentially completely with medium-sized hills and mountain ranges, the “Mittelgebirge” (literally middle mountain ranges). The higher peaks in them reach generally up to the 800-1200 m above
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I've posted this everywhere else, so I figure, why not put it here as well? In the past few weeks I’ve built a model railroad signal for garden railways with a custom DCC decdoder. Here’s what it looks like: I’ve heard from a number of people that they thought this was interesting, but they didn’t really understand what I was doing. So today I’ll try to explain the core of it all, this circuit board: And here’s the associated circuit diagram: I’ll try to explain why this is the way it is and what it does. (This whole explanation is aimed at people who have never done anything with electronics before. If that’s not you, then this may be a bit boring. Also, I didn’t come up with any of the parts of this. Most of this is based on things I learned by reading OpenDCC and Mikrocontroller.net. I’m sure I still made a lot of mistakes, though, and they’re definitely all mine and not the fault of anyone on these sites.) The goal First let’s talk about requirements. My goal was to build an
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Is there a list of all the weird gamification crap DA offers? I just got a note that I got "25 new fragments because I'm a core member", and I have no idea what a "fragment" is or why I would want one (or 25).
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Thank you for faving my Miniature Subway model :clap:

*cheers from Florida*

Miniature Subway Model Lower Platform

You're welcome, it's amazing!

Danke für's ⭐!

Gern geschehen!

thanks for the fave on Arriva Wink 610

Sorry for the late reply, but many thanks for the :+devwatch: and all of the recent faves!! :hug:

You're welcome! (Sorry for the late reply myself. I don't spend that much time looking here at the moment since I don't really have stuff to post, for obvious reasons.)