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    Jim McCroskie's CBQ I wasn't in the...

    Jim McCroskie's CBQ





    I wasn't in the loop back then. Next time you get here, let me know and we'll get together.
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    Greg, I'll call you tomorrow afternoon. N...

    Greg,

    I'll call you tomorrow afternoon.

    N scale layouts

    Jon Percy Buffalo and Pittsburg
    John Acheson ATSF
    Joe Kasper BN
    Brett Overholzer MKT
  3. Article: Using servos to throw turnouts

    You can view the page at https://www.nscale.net/forums/content.php?253-Using-servos-to-throw-turnouts
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    Something in the decoder is messing with the DCC...

    Something in the decoder is messing with the DCC waves in the command station and that is what is causing it to shut down, not a short. Just need to replace the decoder.
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    Thanks Russ, It's Oroville yard on my layout...

    Thanks Russ,

    It's Oroville yard on my layout and this was the 4th time I've relaid it and I hope the last.
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    Mark, I do have a couple that do the...

    Mark,

    I do have a couple that do the "jumping" that I would like to program the "de-activate" into the my arduino sketch.
    Sending a PM

    Very nice control panel. Cost wise, it was easier for...
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    Mark, What controller are you using and how...

    Mark,

    What controller are you using and how are you de-activating??
  8. Why not fix the Atlas turnouts. It's not that...

    Why not fix the Atlas turnouts. It's not that hard. I filed the points from Atlas rail, used HOn3 PC ties from Clover House for the throwbars, and used Atlas rail joiner cut in half with a cutoff...
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    Thanks Tim

    Thanks Tim
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    Once mounted you can do some minor adjustments by...

    Once mounted you can do some minor adjustments by bending the tubing so that the turnout has equal tension on each side of the throw.
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    Bend the music wire so that it fits the holes...

    Bend the music wire so that it fits the holes without forcing it in the tubing and turnout throwbar.




    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/rZrrqI.jpg
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    Sorry for not getting back to this sooner, but...

    Sorry for not getting back to this sooner, but I've had a flu bug that keep me down for a few days and then had to catch up on family things.

    You'll need some 1/16" OD brass tubing (KS part#...
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    Soundtraxx MC1Z102SQ ESU 546883 Theses are...

    Soundtraxx MC1Z102SQ
    ESU 546883

    Theses are what I use. They both are very good decoders.
    Just need to find the two wires that goes to the motor and the two pickup wires and solder the...
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    Replace the decoder I have a fleet of their...

    Replace the decoder


    I have a fleet of their S4's and haven't had any problems with them. When and if they go down, they'll get new Soundtrax or ESU nonsound decoders. I bought these from...
  15. Just sorry it took so long to get mailed. I keep...

    Just sorry it took so long to get mailed. I keep forgetting to take them with me whenever I was close to the PO.





    Just pay it forward.
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    Yes, they are spdt. I buy them in 50 or 100 pc...

    Yes, they are spdt. I buy them in 50 or 100 pc lots for the great price breaks.
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    I use sensor shields like this on the Arduino's ...

    I use sensor shields like this on the Arduino's
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    I use Arduino to control the servos. It's a very...

    I use Arduino to control the servos. It's a very simple sketch that assigns a pin to the servo and a pin to throw said servo.


    This is the sketch I use on the uno.




    include <Servo.h>
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    Using servos to throw turnouts

    I've been using servos to throw turnout for a few years now. I try to buy the 9g servos in bulk, and the cost is less than $1.50 each and I've bought them as low as $1.19 each. My mounts are 3D...
  20. I have 7 Arduino mega's with sensor shields...

    I have 7 Arduino mega's with sensor shields controlling over 55 servos on my layout now, and in the process of adding 4 more mega/shields for another 47 servos as I write this. 6 of the mega's...
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    I've been doing this for a couple of years now....

    I've been doing this for a couple of years now. It's not as fancy as yours, but does the same thing. I also just started doing mine a different way, as I hated the big hole that is needed for the...
  22. Happy Belated Birthday Hope it was a good one,...

    Happy Belated Birthday
    Hope it was a good one, Steve
  23. Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday
  24. Dave, I have a few those Atlas trucks that I'll...

    Dave, I have a few those Atlas trucks that I'll let go of. PM me your address and I'll send them to you.
  25. Those are good books too. I have both in hard...

    Those are good books too. I have both in hard copies as Pat (Harriman) is local. I just realized I lent them to someone and they haven't came back yet and I forgot who has them. Now that going to be...
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