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  1. https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Decoder-1/19-10-39%20...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Decoder-1/19-10-39%20Atlas%20GP35-7.jpg

    Started with my mill but that was way overkill and hard to get the vise the right tension without screwing the frame up.

    Way...
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    I'm getting to where I don't want to be under the...

    I'm getting to where I don't want to be under the layout if I can avoid it so plan on running feeder from every section out to the front of the facia where I'll run the buss wires and plan on 22...
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    Roundhouse Turntable Control.......

    I started on a turntable to go with the 3D printed roundhouse I finished (all the files not all the printing). I did a preliminary bridge deck for it yesterday with Fusion 360 so I could try out...
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    I like it the way it is but here are two other...

    I like it the way it is but here are two other options. I like the second one best myself...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/21-02-26%20Aussie%20Eng-5.jpg
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  5. ...and here I ordered 1mm today :cry:, almost...

    ...and here I ordered 1mm today :cry:, almost ordered .75mm :). It wasn't expensive so no big deal. Is the 1mm not bright enough?

    I like the innovative solutions that you are posting, thanks,
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  6. Just curious is that all nickel silver track? I...

    Just curious is that all nickel silver track? I had track from the 70's when I got back into this that wasn't and tossed it all,

    Sumner
  7. Thread: dcc++

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    I don't see why you couldn't. One reason for not...

    I don't see why you couldn't. One reason for not cutting the trace and/or the pin would be if things changed and you ever wanted to use the motor shield for a different project. Probably not going...
  8. Thread: dcc++

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    Well start with the Uno and when you need if for...

    Well start with the Uno and when you need if for a different project use it and spend $18 on a Mega.

    For sure use the 'Installer Program' ....

    https://dcc-ex.com/get-started/installer.html
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    I have a number of my dad's older tools from...

    I have a number of my dad's older tools from 1920's to 30's and newer. He lived to 94 and was born in 1907.

    A couple of his large 1/2" drills with the side handles will pull your arm off if the...
  10. Thread: dcc++

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    I've bought a booster from Tam Valley to take...

    I've bought a booster from Tam Valley to take care of the power requirements and it wasn't that expensive. I'd highly recommend the newer DCC+ (DCC++EX) that is being developed here.....
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  11. Thread: Track Spacing?

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    Good source (decide which Class applies to you...

    Good source (decide which Class applies to you and which radiuses you will have)...

    https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/s-8.pdf

    Sumner
  12. Thread: Track Spacing?

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    Just in case someone is interested in the ones I...

    Just in case someone is interested in the ones I have the print files for you have the option of either 1 1/4" (1.250") or 1 1/8" (1.125"). In case you know someone that is Z I also just put up some...
  13. https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Finrd.indianarailroads.org%2Frfgrivertoncoal.jpg

    Original above... Modified next if you aren't going to make it swing. I think most people...
  14. I got the cases done and up on my site and on...

    I got the cases done and up on my site and on thingiverse.com for the....

    Arduino Uno Case (one option) ............

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/3D-Printer-2/21-02-08%20Uno%20Case-8.jpg
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    I have a nice Weller but actually prefer these...

    I have a nice Weller but actually prefer these --Google 'Vastar Soldering Iron Kit' and you find them in the "A" store. I have three of them and they cost about the same as the one Weller I have. I...
  16. Thanks, I sent you a PM, Sumner

    Thanks, I sent you a PM,

    Sumner
  17. I guess I'll have to give up on this for now. I...

    I guess I'll have to give up on this for now. I can't find a similar product anywhere and thought for sure I would in China but no luck. A quick look at mail-forwarding indicates it might be quite...
  18. First, love the install and thanks for taking the...

    First, love the install and thanks for taking the time to post and explain it.

    Second...



    That is a really nice tip and I saw it before on one of your posts. I searched back to a post about...
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    Pretty cool that you actually worked there.... ...

    Pretty cool that you actually worked there....
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    World's Largest Layout????

    I like looking at Google Earth and found this layout yesterday....

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/21-02-13%20Largest%20Layout-1.jpg

    How many of you have seen it?

    Sumner
  21. Part of the reason.... ...

    Part of the reason....


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    A while back ….


    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/3D-Printer-2/21-02-08%20Uno%20Case-1.jpg
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    I'm not sure how many but some roundhouses had an...

    I'm not sure how many but some roundhouses had an overhead traveling crane to use while servicing locomotives. I wanted the option for a little more character to be added to the roundhouse so...
  23. Yes there are buttons for all of the tops that...

    Yes there are buttons for all of the tops that have holes, I just didn't put some of the ones in for the pictures...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/RR-misc/21-02-10%20Arduino%20Case-1.jpg

    They...
  24. Arduino Uno, Mega, Pi and Mega DCC++ EX Cases....

    Been busy designing a bunch of different cases for the Arduino Uno, Mega and the Raspberry Pi and a command station case for DCC++ EX that holds a Mega with shield and also a Raspberry Pi.

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    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/20-11-17%20...

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Trackwork/20-11-17%20Track%20Tools-4.jpg

    When I got back into this I saw a video of a guy using a tool that looks like the one above to quickly either put a curve in...
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