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    Sticky: That is a fine piece of modeling. Wow!

    That is a fine piece of modeling. Wow!
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    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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    Indeed, brute force works with these. I managed...

    Indeed, brute force works with these. I managed to puncture a nice hole in my thumb trying! Now I use a cut piece of rail as a joiner inserter. Pecos are tight.
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    It is for things like this why JMRI is so helpful...

    It is for things like this why JMRI is so helpful - you can usually see each of these options, rather than pouring through tables of CVs. I am still learning how to use Decoder Pro, but it is worth...
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    You didn’t say which DCC system you’re running,...

    You didn’t say which DCC system you’re running, but try calling up one of the trailing loco addresses (not the top loco of the consist) and see if you can control the sound, e.g. bell or horn or...
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    I have a Chopper and have gotten a lot of use out...

    I have a Chopper and have gotten a lot of use out of it. I scratch built a wooden trestle bridge requiring lots of duplicate cuts and could not have done it as easily or accurately without it. Good...
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    Mark: where did you get that phonebooth from?...

    Mark: where did you get that phonebooth from? I’ve been searching for one for my Main Street.
  8. And then they pull out a 12’ tall NMRA gauge to...

    And then they pull out a 12’ tall NMRA gauge to check the rails?
  9. For anyone who thought that re-railing N scale locos was hard...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txNMwminoiw&feature=share

    See this video to see how itís really done. I will never complain about derailments again.
  10. Any pictures to share?

    Any pictures to share?
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    Wouldn’t 36 stalls make a complete circle? :lol:

    Wouldn’t 36 stalls make a complete circle? :lol:
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    Tony: After installing a bunch of non-sound...

    Tony: After installing a bunch of non-sound decoders, I am thinking of doing my first sound install in a Kato E8/9, so I will watch with interest your progress. I was leaning towards Digitrax, since...
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    Not sure if this is true for all sound decoders,...

    Not sure if this is true for all sound decoders, but many have cvs that control the master volume level. If you’re bothered by how loud the sound is that should do the job. For the MRC you might...
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    Another reason for seeing “foreign power” working...

    Another reason for seeing “foreign power” working together is the delay between when a merger or acquisition happens and when all locos are repainted in the style of the new owner railroad. Since...
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    Then would Z scale be Nano trains?

    Then would Z scale be Nano trains?
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    In the first photo, you can see a small...

    In the first photo, you can see a small rectangular shaped gray plastic clip which helps to hold the decoder in place and keep the decoder power pickups in contact with the long brass rails that...
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    Mark: the details on your antique store are...

    Mark: the details on your antique store are great. You can almost smell that slightly musty antique store air!

    Also, glad that backdrop worked out so well for you. I will be mounting mine in a...
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    Not sure about your decoder problem, but opening...

    Not sure about your decoder problem, but opening the shell is not difficult. Admittedly, I was also nervous about opening up N scale locos at first, and several folks on this forum we’re helpful in...
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    I’ve had a similar experience a bunch of years...

    I’ve had a similar experience a bunch of years ago, not awful but just not great customer service. Their website is hard to navigate and when I tried to order something, they insisted that I listen...
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    Feeders: yes. Power bus lines: no. I’ve also used...

    Feeders: yes. Power bus lines: no. I’ve also used telephone wire to hook up tortoises to DCC stationary decoders like the DS64, but that doesn’t help you for a DC layout.
  21. I’ve seen some current keepers use both a...

    I’ve seen some current keepers use both a capacitor and a resistor, e.g. the one shown in the ESU instruction manual. Is the resistor necessary?
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    I wound up with one of each manufacture date....

    I wound up with one of each manufacture date. They both took the a Digitrax decoder easily.
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    Mark- I’ve tried to see if I can get those...

    Mark- I’ve tried to see if I can get those secondary axles to shift and can’t do so with normal changes in position. Even nudging the gear itself a little with a screwdriver doesn’t make the axle...
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    Thanks for the info. How do distributed power...

    Thanks for the info. How do distributed power units work, when the extra loco may be in the middle or at the end of a long freight train? Are these radio controlled or is there a physical hookup...
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    Follow-up No. 4: Another night of decent running,...

    Follow-up No. 4: Another night of decent running, about an hour's worth at both high and very low speeds. No stalling, grinding sounds or over-heating. I added another 6 cars for a total of 17...
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