Old 05-07-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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I'm trying to get a very basic wedgie on, and I can't even do that! What am I missing? I understand the first rejection, but the second is puzzling. Which way should I go? Thanks!

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Old 05-07-2012, 04:02 AM   #2
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First one rotate CCW so the train looks parallel to the horizontal of the frame.

Same with the second.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:21 AM   #3
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Agreed that a CCW rotation is needed for both attempts. Use the rear corner of the lead loco for reference.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
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In the past, when there was nothing else in the scene to reference, I've used the hand rail on the side to level these Amtrak units.

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Yep....it's certainly not level. It leans to the right (even the second version does). Needs a degree or so of CCW rotation.

Hint: It's not always possible to determine "level." You have to deal with curve superelevation in some cases, or elements in the background that really aren't 90 degrees vertical to begin with. That's why lining up the handrails doesn't always work (but it does most of the time...).
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Thanks guys! I got it on:
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