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  1. Thread: Can of worms

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    It sounds like a pretty cool idea.

    It sounds like a pretty cool idea.
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    Thanks. Those seem like they would be I am...

    Thanks. Those seem like they would be I am looking for.
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    Kato turnout control on DCC system

    I am looking to remote control kato turnouts on a dcc system. I know what option is to get accessory controller and control them from my NCE powercab, which I am kind of leaning away from. I would...
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    Using the free scarm I believe I can get close if...

    Using the free scarm I believe I can get close if the back section uses 4 248s, while the angled leg uses 2 248s, 124, and a 33 prior to the 45 back to center.
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    Unitrack balloon

    Has anyone made a decent balloon track (either off set or center) using the 348mm 45 degree curves? I saw lots of examples for t Trak but those are in a smaller radius then I am looking to do. I am...
  6. After spending a good 40 hours trying to get the...

    After spending a good 40 hours trying to get the track working I have pulled it all up. I am moving over to Kato for all my mainline track. I am okay with keeping the code 55 for spurs and yards as...
  7. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    Here are a few pictures of what I am pulling up...

    Here are a few pictures of what I am pulling up due to all the problems running. I pulled everything up with minimal damage in about 20 min.
  8. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    *update* I am taking down all of my track. I...

    *update*

    I am taking down all of my track. I ordered a Kato V11, a Kato V15, and a few extra curves.

    My plan is to use the double track and super elevated curves along the front of my...
  9. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    Thanks I will check those out. *update* I...

    Thanks I will check those out.

    *update* I have found if I change out how my tracks incline area and another small tweak I can replace all my problem areas with the tracks found in the Kato V11...
  10. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    *update* This project is on hold for a while. I...

    *update* This project is on hold for a while. I got a track plan down that I kind of like but I have decided that I will be starting over. I had been using code 55 and the amount of work it takes...
  11. Thread: Amtrack

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    Amtrack

    Not sure which section to post this in.... I have been running an amtrack train with 8 cars using two engines at the front. I have been thinking about seeing if itís possible to put one at the front...
  12. I think I had a bad patch since it seems to...

    I think I had a bad patch since it seems to effect the ones that were in unopened packages. (all 2009) The ones already open work just fine. I ended up just putting in the peco turnouts in the...
  13. Had some luck getting a few more turnouts into...

    Had some luck getting a few more turnouts into shape. I was able to “finish” laying down my basic track plan. After finding how much additional work is required to solder code 55 rail I have...
  14. I kind of like your idea. It would be cheaper...

    I kind of like your idea. It would be cheaper then buying new and will look better then using the Peco
  15. A couple of them I broke my self. The number 10s...

    A couple of them I broke my self. The number 10s seemed to be missing a ring that holds the point rail on. The #7 with issues seems like rails near the back of the turn put out are twisting. It...
  16. Mixing Peco code 80 turnouts with atlas code 55 flex.

    I am finishing up laying out all my track and have been running into the issue of Atlas code 55 switchs having issues. About 12 years ago I was giving a lot of atlas code 55 flex and a few turnouts....
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    Another Peco Electrofrog question

    I am still in the process of building my new layout and while most of track is going to be atlas code 55, I am looking to use Peco switchs and Peco (code 55) in my staging.

    I am running DCC and...
  18. Thread: L Shape Ideas

    by josef86
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    Here are some very basic pictures. I will post...

    Here are some very basic pictures. I will post more as a get some more track down.
  19. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    Got a basic idea now. One side of the L will...

    Got a basic idea now. One side of the L will have a yard. The other aide will have a sort double track figure 8. I am trying to decide between using 4 crossings (Think the diamond in Rochelle) or...
  20. Thread: L Shape Ideas

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    L Shape Ideas

    I have been out of the hobby for a few years. I recently put together a 12x12 foot L shape layout that has 3 by 3 foot sections on the end and narrows down to 2 feet in the middle. I am hoping to...
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    Okay, here is the updated

    Okay, here is the updated versionhttp://s98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/lordjoechu/Current%20Layout/?action=view&current=design1-1.jpg[Mod note: try the link:...
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    Access is from the front or

    Access is from the front or either side. The back is attached to the wall. At first I had it set up so where the turns are it was going to be 36". But I went a head and did mostly 36"...
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    At this time I was just

    At this time I was just going to use the top so I can run trains either in the other direction, or say for example allow a slow coal train to move over for a faster train.As you can see I do have...
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    (No subject)

    http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l259/lordjoechu/Current%20Layout/Untitled2.jpg Not sure why it did not work the first time.[Mod note: Image reinserted using the Edit/Insert Image tool...
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    You could try using either

    You could try using either IR sensors. Put one at each and of crossing gate so if a train goes by it sends the gate down and when neither one detects a train the gate goes back...
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