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    Giw about these:...

    Giw about these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/50Pcs-00-90-UNF-304-stainless-steel-Phillips-Countersunk-head-screws-2mm-8mm-L/263661600944?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649.
    Not...
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    Osiris are the crossing (diamonds) Peco...

    Osiris

    are the crossing (diamonds) Peco electro frogs . If so the will be wired somewhat similar to the turnouts (switches), here is a picture on how to wire.

    Doug
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    Here is a couple of sources:...

    Here is a couple of sources: http://store.sbs4dcc.com/esu-electronicsolutionsulm-14.aspx https://www.modeltrainstuff.com/dcc-sound-power/dcc-accessories/#/filter:brand:ESU
    Doug
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    I seem to remember that the MRC decoders need a...

    I seem to remember that the MRC decoders need a different programing mode to read cv,s, Try various modes and see if that helps, Sorry that I ane bo better hele.

    Soug
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    Yes you can use a decoder for motor control and...

    Yes you can use a decoder for motor control and keep the sound decoder. Two ways that it can be done is to consist the decoders together, will use two addresses. Or use decoder lock for one address....
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    Atlas 56 switch control box can be surface...

    Atlas 56 switch control box can be surface mounted to control the turnouts. Have 2 wire in put but 3 wire output to turnout, also can be daisy chained to each outer. My suggestion would be to cut a...
  7. Try this for your slow speed problem...

    Try this for your slow speed problem :http://www.sbs4dcc.com/tutorialstipstricks/esuloksoundmotorautotune.html.

    Doug
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    Here is a link to John;s install in a rs3:...

    Here is a link to John;s install in a rs3: https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=31953.0

    Doug
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    Steve, The problem starts with missing spring....

    Steve,
    The problem starts with missing spring. Peco,turnout mechanism are twin coil and have no means of holding the point against stock rail. Your question about tortoise working with Atlas...
  10. You could do like the n-track group and use a...

    You could do like the n-track group and use a rerailer across the joints. Atlas makes a code 55 rerailer , or even use a straight 6 inch piece.

    Doug
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    You won't be disappointed with the Kato D51. I...

    You won't be disappointed with the Kato D51. I have one that runs great. Another brand that sells a D51 is MicroAce. I have 5 of them and they all run very good.

    Doug
  12. ss454, I use on-off-on on my layout. Having said...

    ss454,
    I use on-off-on on my layout. Having said that a on-on switch will also work. The Tortoise are a stall type of device so continuous power will not harm them.
    Doug
  13. ss454, Here is .pdf file that will clear up...

    ss454,
    Here is .pdf file that will clear up some of your questions.

    doug
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    I agree with updating JMRI but you can also...

    I agree with updating JMRI but you can also update decoder definition files: mri.org/xml/decoders/ . I have a light and heavy BLI Mike that i program with decoder pro without any problems.
    My...
  15. I don't agree with the advice to never cut the...

    I don't agree with the advice to never cut the main line buss. There are lots of modular layouts that have the main buss cut. Think about all the ones at a train show the by necessary cant have a...
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    The board looks fine to me. Those pins sticking...

    The board looks fine to me. Those pins sticking up are the means of sending power to loco. Pin closest to right side of board (as you picture is orated ) is the right rail pickup or positive on dc....
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    Jim, a couple of things.On a Digitrax system...

    Jim,
    a couple of things.On a Digitrax system function key are latching or non-latching. F0 is a latching key F2 is a non-latching key, what that means is the function being controlled is on...
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    Moose, Homer describes what can be done with a...

    Moose,
    Homer describes what can be done with a wooden horse,

    Doug
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    The plug in first picture pins 1 and 6 are the...

    The plug in first picture pins 1 and 6 are the motor inputs. Check board in 2nd picture for motor inputs then take a 9v battery and power motor. Try input to plug first( motor run?) if not power...
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    Moose, Red caboose unimate couplers can replace...

    Moose,
    Red caboose unimate couplers can replace rapido. Thev come in short, medium and long shank looking at your picture i guess a short will do. Fox Valley now owns red caboose. Here is a link to...
  21. Here is one to look at:...

    Here is one to look at: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-5V-12V-72RPM-Slow-Speed-Mini-20mm-Gear-Motor-Full-Metal-Gearbox-DIY-Robot-Car/
    may be what you need.
    Doug
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    Here is a link describing mu:...

    Here is a link describing mu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple-unit_train_control
    Doug
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    there is a u-tube video of a gp38 with that...

    there is a u-tube video of a gp38 with that decoder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6C70eaWRG0&ab_channel=Brandon. So does the gp15 use the same decoder as the gp38. I think that it does a a N12ao...
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    Here is a .pdf file for you that i a little old...

    Here is a .pdf file for you that i a little old but still has good information:
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    I use a pin drill to hold the tap. Works for me....

    I use a pin drill to hold the tap. Works for me. Use some kind of oil for lubricant 3 in 1 is what i use.
    Doug
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