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  1. Tam Valley Depot Controllers

    Quote Originally Posted by iwlf View Post
    Received a Tam Valley Depot "Octopus III" today and set up a test turnout and control panel. Works like a charm! Automatically found the endpoints and drives the LEDs, too. I used an aluminum "U" channel for the servo mount.




    (The panel button takes more than one push because it's not mounted and kept moving! The button works with one push to change the turnout as it should.)


    Gary
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  2. Get your stinkin' box car out of my yard! (question about freight operations)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim R View Post
    The question you ask is addressed by the AAR (American Association of Railroads) car service rules. If you Google "AAR car service rules" you'll get a bunch of stuff.

    Basically, when a freight car owned by a railroad is on another railroad, the railroad that owns the car gets paid by the railroad where the car is. This is called per-dium, and it was calculated on a daily basis, but is now calculated on the basis of the time when a car is interchanged to another railroad.
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  3. RR Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by mhampton View Post
    http://nasrr.hostzi.com/video_library.html is the list of RR videos that I own. None are as detailed as a written account would be, but they're still educational and entertaining to watch. Most of the multi-disc sets were purchased on bargain bin or closeout displays. Some of the titles (watch "Snow on the Run" and you'll complain less about shoveling your driveway in the winter) are available on YouTube.
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  4. My PCB for Kato Unitrack Turnout with route detection

    Quote Originally Posted by forthwith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Yeah, are you planning to share/open-source the schematic and/or PCB, or are you thinking of selling these little puppies...I, too, would like to see how you solved the puzzle Also, why two power supply (green) connectors... can you not power both sections of the board from the same connector? I can understand having two footprints in case you want to literally cut the board in half, but why not have power traces crossing the cut line so you only need the one connector?
    Haha it would be great
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  5. My PCB for Kato Unitrack Turnout with route detection

    Quote Originally Posted by forthwith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TwinDad View Post
    Yeah, are you planning to share/open-source the schematic and/or PCB, or are you thinking of selling these little puppies...I, too, would like to see how you solved the puzzle Also, why two power supply (green) connectors... can you not power both sections of the board from the same connector? I can understand having two footprints in case you want to literally cut the board in half, but why not have power traces crossing the cut line so you only need the one connector?
    Haha it would be great
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