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  1. I picked up one of the Ribbed versions just to...

    I picked up one of the Ribbed versions just to see it up close.
    I agree with most of your comments.
    The details on these cars are not the best and could be done better, especially for the price....
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    Well depending on who I shot down, it might feel...

    Well depending on who I shot down, it might feel pretty good! ;)




    Some KATO couplers do have the magnetic abilities, but I have not heard if they work that good or not, If any do it will be...
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    :lol::lol::lol: Tony, to be honest on my end, I...

    :lol::lol::lol:
    Tony, to be honest on my end, I uncouple by hand on my end.
    What you were seeing was the magic of video editing. Sorry...

    If you plan to use or try the magnetic uncoupling...
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    That doesn't count!

    That doesn't count!
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    I agree that a lot of the manuals are loosely...

    I agree that a lot of the manuals are loosely written and leaves a lot to be desired.
    How do they say that? Designed by Geeks, Written by Geeks and only understood by Geeks.

    I think this would...
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    Here's a link to Transponding:...

    Here's a link to Transponding:
    https://dccwiki.com/Transponding#Transponding

    Basic explanation: It has to do with locations. Knowing where something is and allowing the system to talk to it....
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    NO. DCC as a whole is not complicated. How we...

    NO.
    DCC as a whole is not complicated.
    How we choose to use DCC or what we want our DCC system to do for us can be.

    It's the Add-On's to DCC that is the problem.
    I don't think it was truly...
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    In my eyes this is where DCC shines, it give us...

    In my eyes this is where DCC shines, it give us the opportunity to make our toys run better.
    But yes Zos, a lot has to do with the quality of both.... the chips and the locos.
    DCC as whole is not...
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    Trying to walk the fence and look at both sides...

    Trying to walk the fence and look at both sides of this thread.
    I find it easy looking back on it (trust me, it can still make my blood run cold at times), but I thank my lucky stars for the...
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    The basic DCC option is still there. No one is...

    The basic DCC option is still there.
    No one is twisting your arm to make you go any farther than what you want to.
    The choice is yours.




    Choices.
    We asked for them and we got them, careful...
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    No reason that couldn't work. Looks like you...

    No reason that couldn't work.
    Looks like you drew two Orange A/D tracks the whole length now.
    I didn't do that on my plan.


    The turnout that leads into the yard/engine house, move that to the...
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    Bo, This is what JMRI is all about, a GRAPHIC...

    Bo,
    This is what JMRI is all about, a GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE. You don't have to remember where things are, there are separate tabs for each chip, each tab is broken down to the different functions...
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    That is basically correct Tony. You have the DCC...

    That is basically correct Tony.
    You have the DCC systems which are used to control the chips.
    They also are used to program the chips.

    Then you have the Chips themselves.
    You have to learn what...
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    This is what I'm thinking of....

    This is what I'm thinking of.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48909104411_7e2f056c29_b.jpg
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    I guess I'm at a loss of where you guys are...

    I guess I'm at a loss of where you guys are coming from about DCC being overly complicated?
    Maybe I'm just not awake enough?

    At what point are you talking that the line has been crossed from...
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    When it comes to sound, in my view....yes. ...

    When it comes to sound, in my view....yes. That's because there are just too many options.
    Back before all this sound nonsense came around, DCC WAS pretty simple.
    Which is one reason my layout...
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    As for your main yard, unless that is how you...

    As for your main yard, unless that is how you want it, it could be redesigned for smoother operation.

    First thing I'd do would be to get rid of the three A/D tracks, you don't need three, two...
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    That Wombat, is a very slippery slope, be...

    That Wombat, is a very slippery slope, be careful....;)
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    While I'm not a fan of Bachmann, I think this...

    While I'm not a fan of Bachmann, I think this opinion has been well observed.
    So before this thread goes off the rails, let's keep the opinions to ourselves and see if a replacement motor can be...
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    Moose how long does/did the battery last? Or...

    Moose how long does/did the battery last?
    Or maybe you haven't used it enough to know.
    Kind of keep an eye out for me please.
    The one knock off that I got off of eBay drained the batteries pretty...
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    That's interesting Paul, I'll have to play around...

    That's interesting Paul, I'll have to play around with that.
    I remember a buddy rigged up one of the early ZIMO decoders that touted BEMF to an old ConCor SW1200/1500 switcher that ran like crap....
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    This should help to explain what BEMF is and why...

    This should help to explain what BEMF is and why it's useful

    https://sites.google.com/site/markgurries/home/technical-discussions/decoder-motor-drive/back-emf-bemf
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    Tony, Lombard Hobbies has a decent selection of...

    Tony,
    Lombard Hobbies has a decent selection of Atlas S2's starting around $75
    They also have some GMD-1's
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    OK, Discussion time! Disable the BEMF, why? ...

    OK, Discussion time!

    Disable the BEMF, why? Just curious Paul?
    If your using it in a consist, maybe, but as a single unit like I did in my video, I think it would be beneficial and help to...
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    I have both of these units and will agree with...

    I have both of these units and will agree with Papa.
    Smooth runners, and easy to convert to DCC if needed.
    Mine are non sound.

    Here's video of my S2 with DCC.
    This was before I messed around...
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