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    I'll PM you, but if they are still available,...

    I'll PM you, but if they are still available, I'll take some. I have a different use now, but it is still perfect for me.
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    Just a note from my recent experience. It looks...

    Just a note from my recent experience. It looks like you have a pretty deep section in the top right with a 48" reach. I've found that 24" is about the sweet spot, at least for me at 6' to reach and...
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    So my hope is that a small speaker will fit in...

    So my hope is that a small speaker will fit in the cab area as the nano will take up a lot less space. I don't care too much if the sound isn't great, but a switcher like this needs to make a little...
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    Bachman 70 ton DCC upgrade

    I've seen similar DCC howto's, but they are all for HO or much different decoders. I was wondering if anyone had tried to replace the DCC install for this unit? It's a two wire solution from the...
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    As a follow up, are these lighting kits all the...

    As a follow up, are these lighting kits all the same size? I have the 11-214 and want to install that into another of my kato car kits. However, they don't seem to fit correctly. I have the UP...
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    I'll try that. Honestly, it was my 36 inch...

    I'll try that. Honestly, it was my 36 inch programming track though, so I'll start there. I agree with theory though, and we'll see when I put it back together this weekend to program up some locos.
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    Kato 11-21x lighting kits and DCC

    I'm installing my lighting kits for my Meta styled Nippon-Sharyo cars, and one issue I have is they can be pretty blinky. I'm running DCC which I think makes simply adding a capacitor more difficult....
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    Seanifer, you're right. They do not have N scale....

    Seanifer, you're right. They do not have N scale. However, it's hard to know that from the webpage which doesn't mention scale for individual products, just on the front page. I had hoped, but no,...
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    Yeah, I ordered that last night. I guess I was...

    Yeah, I ordered that last night. I guess I was hoping someone made a pre-built caboose like that. I'm also going to order some wheels from jbwheelsets which are simply resistors, and would give me...
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    I've been following this for a while now, and am...

    I've been following this for a while now, and am sorely tempted to want one. I did order the Firefly just now too, as I need a solution that electrifies rolling stock so I can use it to trigger block...
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    DCC built into a caboose

    I'm just starting to dig into this, but I'm looking for a pre electrified caboose that can be used on a DCC layout. I know (or they did) Model Train Tech has something to do this, and I've seen a few...
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    Tunnel portal and cover in place, more track...

    Tunnel portal and cover in place, more track removed to replace now that I'm learning how to do it better. And I ran my first loco on the layout, even if it was just an isolated section.
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    Updated my blog for the first time in a while. I...

    Updated my blog for the first time in a while. I was able to rip out some bad track and replace it this week. I even started scenery. All the underside wiring was finished last week, but I’m waiting...
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    WS cut stone retaining walls question

    What do people use to cut the stone retaining walls from Woodland Scenics? I'm not super worried about mess, but rather, good clean cuts. Suggestions for saws or other types of equipment which will...
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    My .02 cents. From scratch, for smaller layouts,...

    My .02 cents. From scratch, for smaller layouts, DCC isn't all that different from DC in terms of wiring. You still need a bus, you still need local drops. In your original post, you mentioned a 6x6...
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    Well, in an interesting bit of Kismet, about 2...

    Well, in an interesting bit of Kismet, about 2 weeks ago, we decided to move (like, house we wanted went up for sale Thursday morning, Friday morning we were under contract, and Saturday we were...
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    Now that CAN connection peripherals are coming...

    Now that CAN connection peripherals are coming down in price due to more use in more industries, it will find it's way into uses like MRR's. As stated above, LCC is using it, because it's cheap, two...
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    If anyone is following because of the same...

    If anyone is following because of the same issues, modeltrainstuff.com now has code 80 flex in stock. I already ordered two boxes before I posted this, so I'm feeling confident in posting. Good luck.
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    I have enough to do all the scenery and track...

    I have enough to do all the scenery and track work for the west half of the layout, and the east half will have to wait until late summer now I suppose. I can't run trains, but I can lay the track,...
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    Yeah, I've decided to do the scenery work for...

    Yeah, I've decided to do the scenery work for now, and use some 19" radius track instead of flex for some sections going forward. Thanks for the offer spyder62, but I'll just wait it out and do what...
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    Wow, thanks for the offer. I'm already thinking...

    Wow, thanks for the offer. I'm already thinking about it. However, I've got a lot of code 80 turnouts and some specific straight segments for the rest of the system. After reading your response, I'm...
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    Flex track shortage

    Can anyone offer insight as to why seemingly all flex track types are sold out without dates in sight for replacement? I bought a few pieces of Atas flex code 80 to get started a while back, and now...
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    HA, that's funny. I've been getting the nag...

    HA, that's funny. I've been getting the nag emails about the transition and how wonderful it would be for a bit now. It's been awful. I'm letting my subscription go too, this hasn't gone well. My...
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    That would be interesting. I do a lot of lighting...

    That would be interesting. I do a lot of lighting work for a variety of projects around the house, and love the ESP32 and FastLED to make it fast and easy. I'm starting my first N scale layout this...
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    Hey TwinDad, I'm interested in knowing why you...

    Hey TwinDad, I'm interested in knowing why you are choosing to do some of the heavy lifting for LED control when you might have chosen and RGB or RGBW strip and reduced some complexity. I've been...
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