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    Me too. Round tooth picks or, if you insist on...

    Me too. Round tooth picks or, if you insist on special tools, this one: https://rixproducts.com/product/rix-pick-uncoupling-tool-n-scale/

    I bet you'll find tons of spots where you want to do...
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    And while it will cost ya, it won't cost ya much....

    And while it will cost ya, it won't cost ya much. Printing is cheap these days, both locally and online, at least over here in Europe. 30x40" for 13 shipped.

    Hell, I recently needed large PVC...
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    No, I don't think so. It gives us tons more...

    No, I don't think so. It gives us tons more options, but unless you want to use them, it's not any more complicated.

    DC works out of the box with two wires to the track.

    DCC works out of the...
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    In an ideal world, maybe. In the real world,...

    In an ideal world, maybe.

    In the real world, I'd expect Klarna to still go after your money until the retailer tells them they've accepted your return. With all the hiccups potentially occurring...
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    We have quite a few shops offering payment...

    We have quite a few shops offering payment through Klarna over here in Europe.

    They are a payment processor - basically an alternative to services like Paypal - but contrary to Paypal, they offer...
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    Are you more comfortable programming or...

    Are you more comfortable programming or soldering? I guess that will answer the question for you :)

    I personally prefer "normal" multiplexing, less complex than charlieplexing, needs more I/Os,...
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    The one exception from that rule may be in the...

    The one exception from that rule may be in the middle of re-ballasting.

    Heiko
  8. Thread: Baro's 3x8

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    I really like all those little details you put in...

    I really like all those little details you put in there, they just make the scene come together so nicely without popping out.

    Heiko
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    Digitrax sound decoders come with them too -...

    Digitrax sound decoders come with them too - though it's a rather large one. And even though they call it "optional", don't try to run a Digitrax sound decoder without a keep alive. Worst stuttering...
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    I would expect the combo to work without a...

    I would expect the combo to work without a pull-down resistor at 6.4mA on the ATMega pin.

    But if it turns out to be unreliable, a pull-down should pull the voltages closer to the "guaranteed to...
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    I'm 99% sure the Arduino Nano with the ATMega328P...

    I'm 99% sure the Arduino Nano with the ATMega328P will happily drive 16 (and more) standard TTL gates. But it's not guaranteed.

    The ATMega328P datasheet at...
  12. I live in Bremerhaven, I'll be in Rodgau both...

    I live in Bremerhaven, I'll be in Rodgau both days, helping with the americaN layout the organizers call Hoquiam:
    http://us-convention-brd.de/anlagen.htm
    http://us-convention-brd.de/Hq1.jpg...
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    Now that we're all looking for Code 55 turnouts -...

    Now that we're all looking for Code 55 turnouts - anyone got a lead on ME Code 55 #6s? They seem to be mostly out of stock as well...

    Heiko
  14. From the pictures of the device, I have a rough...

    From the pictures of the device, I have a rough idea, but I guess I'd have to have the decoder and the car in my hands to try it out...

    Are you going to be in Rodgau at the US Convention by any...
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    Yes, you can control multiple trains with it....

    Yes, you can control multiple trains with it. Generally speaking, you can always start one engine, leave it running and switch control over to another, on most DCC systems (that is to say: All DCC...
  16. Thread: The Soo's P-Line

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    And here I thought Moose were a hazard to...

    And here I thought Moose were a hazard to diesels...

    Heiko
  17. Basically, yes. And if you don't have two irons...

    Basically, yes. And if you don't have two irons or hot air, get one with a large(r) tip and place it in the middle of the part to heat up both pads at the same time, lift off the part with the iron,...
  18. If you can't get a "fitting" PCB replacement...

    If you can't get a "fitting" PCB replacement decoder for the loco and you have space for the wired decoder, it's a good plan to keep the light board. On my FEF3, I also soldered a sound decoder to...
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    Oh yeah, logistics companies... I had two DHL...

    Oh yeah, logistics companies... I had two DHL shipments come here on Saturday. DHL for some reason came by twice, first package at 11:54am, second at 12:13pm. I wasn't home, first package is waiting...
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    +1 for Atlas/ME Code 55. Mix and match as needed,...

    +1 for Atlas/ME Code 55. Mix and match as needed, and you can also add in a few special handlaid turnouts (if it's just a few, you don't have to buy the stuff, there are people who offer custom built...
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    Got an eight-pack of those:...

    Got an eight-pack of those: http://archive.atlasrr.com/NFreight/arc-nbx166.htm from a modeling friend. I had good resolutions not to buy anything, but he convinced me with a very good price. And with...
  22. Thread: Going Modular

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    Don't go for hump yard - that's going to look...

    Don't go for hump yard - that's going to look really strange and you will have a pair of cars/loco+car with wrong height couplers that will disconnect there. Sooner or later.

    I see multiple...
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    IMHO it depends on what you want to do with it -...

    IMHO it depends on what you want to do with it - a circle is better for constant speed (and I think the Accutrack II should fit over a reasonable radius curve as well?) but if you want to run in...
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    This probably still belongs into this update...

    This probably still belongs into this update thread: I took car card photos of my passenger and passenger related equipment - my modular club is now expanding operations from freight to passenger,...
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    I did get back to modeling today... we'll see if...

    I did get back to modeling today... we'll see if that was a good idea for my cold and my swollen ear...

    Those modules I was re-laying the track on got some paint on the track (and only on the...
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