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    All good advice here. My first DCC system was an...

    All good advice here. My first DCC system was an Atlas Commander (Lenz based). I was very close to getting NCE, but wound up with a DigiTrax system in 2015. I used both and they are both good...
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    I like the switching layout plan. Good luck and...

    I like the switching layout plan. Good luck and enjoy your new adventure!
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    Tred Glad to help and I done many purchases from...

    Tred
    Glad to help and I done many purchases from them over the years, mostly at train shows. Lately from internet and the shipping is fast, but I'm in the same state. Good customer service as well...
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    I'm not sure what unitrack you need, but have you...

    I'm not sure what unitrack you need, but have you tried Yankee Dabbler?
    https://yankeedabbler.com/search.php?search_query=Unitrack&section=product
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    taholmes Have you seen this? ...

    taholmes
    Have you seen this?
    https://trainsluvr.com/2017/12/roadbed-choice-and-noise-dampening/
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    Can I simply put it this way? Cheap or...

    Can I simply put it this way? Cheap or economically priced models = toys. Fine, correctly scaled, and details products = excellent modeling examples. Isn't that what this hobby it about to a large...
  7. Hi Maurice I could not find any info (Spec) on...

    Hi Maurice
    I could not find any info (Spec) on your MRC power pack to confirm, but if it has pulse or impulse or should I say it's not straight DC power. Then this is probably the cause of why your...
  8. I think this is normal, but I'm not familiar with...

    I think this is normal, but I'm not familiar with that Bachmann decoder and your MRC Tech 4. I can tell you that I have two Bachmann steam loco's with sound and they start to move at 5 volts and that...
  9. Thread: Hello All

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    Ditto! Greg have excellent scenery without a...

    Ditto! Greg have excellent scenery without a doubt. Looking forward to your offerings.
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    Nice Tony! Show us when your done with it.

    Nice Tony! Show us when your done with it.
  11. Hey Maurice, I've seen erratic behavior from my...

    Hey Maurice,
    I've seen erratic behavior from my decoders on my DCC layout in the past. To resolve it I had to reset the decoder and I also had to reset my Zephyr Xtra. Your situation may be related...
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    According to Wikipedia the concrete ties are...

    According to Wikipedia the concrete ties are widely used in Asia and Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railroad_tie
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    Yes, I agree with you. It is a challenge and it's...

    Yes, I agree with you. It is a challenge and it's too bad Kato doesn't have a solution as I know it. May be the Kato Kobo custom service is worth asking or asking if they have any future plans for a...
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    Ah, I remember your post. That is mostly concrete...

    Ah, I remember your post. That is mostly concrete ties. Hey it's your railroad, so don't sweat it. Let it unfold as you progress, then see if you don't like it with the concrete ties. It could be...
  15. Thread: Track cleaning

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    Here is his follow up. Shorter and does explain a...

    Here is his follow up. Shorter and does explain a little more.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfwYMo42iyQ
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    To simplify, a traction tire is on some types of...

    To simplify, a traction tire is on some types of N Scale locomotives (like Steam but I have them on an old Atlas/Kato Diesel and happens to be a great puller). It is typically a black rubber band on...
  17. Thread: Mosslake?

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    wombat457 PM sent

    wombat457
    PM sent
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    Hi davidN , I have a talented N scale modeling...

    Hi davidN ,
    I have a talented N scale modeling friend who has installed decoders in some Trams (not the Kato brand). He is not part of this forum so I forwarded your question to him. Below is his...
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    Tony, That's how we became friends....

    Tony,
    That's how we became friends. Unfortunately, Russ and I have been on the same ugly track. He is inspirational and a positive person.
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    Tony, I wasn't aware he was contending with...

    Tony,
    I wasn't aware he was contending with things. Seeing him post often and useful words made me assume he was doing good. I wish him the best.
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    Well, I sent Russ an email on 4/14/20. It is...

    Well, I sent Russ an email on 4/14/20. It is concerning that I have not heard any reply.
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    FishnBeer Here is a couple of website to get the...

    FishnBeer
    Here is a couple of website to get the ideas flowing.

    http://www.cke1st.com/m_train2.htm

    If you are thinking reliable, here is a Kato plan....
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    Prrperson Here is an interesting technique for...

    Prrperson
    Here is an interesting technique for HO. May be it will help you.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8rAW5xmAtI
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    If you look on the Katousa web site under...

    If you look on the Katousa web site under sub-terrain banner. You see the unfinished module has the concrete ties, but look at the finished module....
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    Sodapop you made some good points. lgl007 you...

    Sodapop you made some good points. lgl007 you have good taste and I think it's the way to go.:smile: I've seen both sides of the coin and this hobby has so much variety to focus on. The bottom line...
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