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    I use travel time as an opportunity to work on...

    I use travel time as an opportunity to work on electronic projects: 3D modeling, artwork for future decal projects, testing tweaks to JMRI Operations, etc. I have tried to take projects on the road...
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    Stuck in a hotel room so spent time doing...

    Stuck in a hotel room so spent time doing electronic work including a 24' reefer (which I have added a facsimile of the logo to the side... slogan in this case should be "SERVING ALL HAWAII",...
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    Gene, A (loosely) related discussion over the...

    Gene,

    A (loosely) related discussion over the last few days at the JMRI group:
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    It depends on the size of speaker that you...

    It depends on the size of speaker that you install. 8x12mm should be fine, 9x16 may or may not fit... really depends on what is inside. I believe that one of my FVM GEVOs has a 9x16 and it fit in...
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    Looking very nice! Are you going to have an...

    Looking very nice!

    Are you going to have an open house for Prairie Rail(Not that I'll make it... I'm on call that week)? Spoke with Jon P earlier this week about the next N scale weekend up your...
  6. Best wishes for a happy birthday and successful...

    Best wishes for a happy birthday and successful year!
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    Looks very good! When I was in the frac sand...

    Looks very good!

    When I was in the frac sand business some years ago, our trains looked like the head end of yours: all private cars. System cars - we mostly shipped UP - were quite rare; it may...
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    20.5v is quite high... mine usually measures in...

    20.5v is quite high... mine usually measures in the 12.6-12.7 area.

    as for programmming, another hardware option is the SPROG series, which I’ve had good luck with. We’ve got three or more in the...
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    How about Atlas' ex-BLMA parts? Somewhat pricey...

    How about Atlas' ex-BLMA parts? Somewhat pricey but, incredibly, in stock per their website:

    https://shop.atlasrr.com/p-47915-n-scale-early-locomotive-cut-lever-1-pair.aspx

    More modern styles...
  10. Found this monster at a hobby shop during my...

    Found this monster at a hobby shop during my travels. Disregarded our friend Spookshow and his advice to inspect the insides of it as I already have EMDX 7014, one of three that Athearn released at...
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    Mark, Looking great as usual. Do you plan on...

    Mark,

    Looking great as usual. Do you plan on adding the wheel tracks for the center pivot tires at some point?

    Sam
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    Laser cutting bents is easy, but it does leave...

    Laser cutting bents is easy, but it does leave them weaker than bents from stripwood or 3d printed ones.
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    Kato’s page, with MSRP in greenbacks:...

    Kato’s page, with MSRP in greenbacks: http://www.katousa.com/N/CNTrain/index.html
  14. Thread: Metrolink 935

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    Another one that would be cool to see would be...

    Another one that would be cool to see would be the Siemens locomotives... saw a Brightline trainset earlier this month whilst down in that part of Florida.

    Sorry for the hijack.
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    Regarding the FVM NS GEVOs: 1. No rear ditch...

    Regarding the FVM NS GEVOs:

    1. No rear ditch lights from the factory. Of course, this doesn't preclude adding your own. They are an earlier model than the FVM ACe, which (for NS) does have rear...
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    Absolutely. I don't do Facebook at all except...

    Absolutely.

    I don't do Facebook at all except check his site.

    Sam
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    Have you checked at Matt’s site, shopfvm.com?...

    Have you checked at Matt’s site, shopfvm.com? He’s got a number listed under the detailed locos area.
  18. Containers coming too... pre-90s modelers can...

    Containers coming too... pre-90s modelers can rejoice. Only thing that would make me happier is to see some (Hanjin, NYK, MOL) as five or six packs... JTC will be seeing a lot of my money in the near...
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    On the road so doing electronic work: JMRI...

    On the road so doing electronic work: JMRI Operations to prep for next year's Layout Design and Ops weekend in Tulsa, and rummaging through a 1970 ORER to help clarify the N.P. traffic information I...
  20. I'm sure I'll take some flak for slipping and...

    I'm sure I'll take some flak for slipping and finally sullying my locomotive fleet with ATSF, but ran across these two whilst on the road in Florida and decided I could give them a home.

    105911
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    These folks might have the answer:

    http://www.jnsforum.com/community/forum/22-dcc-electrical-automation/

    My understanding is that Tomix isn't as DCC-friendly as Kato. Not that all Kato are all...
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    Very good idea in that article as well! Sam

    Very good idea in that article as well!

    Sam
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    Unfortunately, I don't believe that'll work...

    Unfortunately, I don't believe that'll work either... it's not really different from placing a speaker atop the decoder. There simply isn't space in the typical Atlas hood diesel to do so. Perhaps if...
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    I don't think there is enough vertical space to...

    I don't think there is enough vertical space to place a speaker atop the decoder. Factory sound installs using the ESU series favor a speaker in the fuel tank and after-market installs usually place...
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    Didn't do anything on my layout, but participated...

    Didn't do anything on my layout, but participated in the DFW Interchange, getting the opportunity to operate on some first-class layouts. Here's an image I took whilst two thirds of the way through...
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