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  1. Thread: Wye switches

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    We have a couple of the #3.5s on some of our...

    We have a couple of the #3.5s on some of our Fremo modules. No issues, even when we run the mainline through the wye. I personally have one on a spur, tested extensively with my FEF-3.

    In fact,...
  2. Train-worx has really picked up the ball...

    Train-worx has really picked up the ball regarding modern trucks, so my typical complaint is one short.

    But I'd still appreciate a modern Greyhound (or other overland) bus. And modern centerbeam...
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    If you change the address of the loco, does the...

    If you change the address of the loco, does the behaviour continue?

    Because: Even though you don't have any other throttle, it very much sounds like a second throttle controlling the same address....
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    Was that question aimed at me? I fill the space...

    Was that question aimed at me? I fill the space between the roadbed substructure and the sidewalls with (XPS) foam, and I use white glue to glue them together.

    You can see the steps in earlier...
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    ...as long as the power packs are independent. If...

    ...as long as the power packs are independent. If they already have an internal connection or share the same wall wart, there may be a short, depending on how they are designed internally.

    Hope...
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    Well, think a little further than full train...

    Well, think a little further than full train operation. How many blocks (and how much thought) do you need to put into adding helpers to trains? Have the road power pull off, wait for the local...
  7. ...and the anodes go to +COM (blue). Don't forget...

    ...and the anodes go to +COM (blue). Don't forget you need current limiting resistors, either between F1/F2 and the cathodes or between the anodes and +COM. Start around 1k, that's usually enough...
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    You can get an extendable starter set for about...

    You can get an extendable starter set for about $150-$200 street price (I personally am very fond of my Digitrax Zephyr and the latest version even has a USB port and comes at $235 MSRP) and a...
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    Well, as long as you are happy with the V4, there...

    Well, as long as you are happy with the V4, there are no reasons to upgrade them.

    The V5 brings some more features, the one I recall off the top of my head is three different brakes, not "just"...
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    To elaborate on this a bit further: You can test...

    To elaborate on this a bit further: You can test if you need both rails gapped or not by connecting one terminal from Controller 1 to one terminal from Controller 2 (just a single wire).

    See if...
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    Dust collection - that's what my half assembled...

    Dust collection - that's what my half assembled structures do ;)

    Heiko
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    How are you planning to use it? a) Do you want...

    How are you planning to use it?

    a) Do you want each block to be on Controller 1, Controller 2 or off?

    b) Or do you want to use only one controller and just be able to turn the blocks on and...
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    They do look great for joints that always go...

    They do look great for joints that always go together the same way or at least are prepared by the same person so they have a template to match them all up together. I'd be a little worried if you...
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    3mm, that's about 1/8". But there are different...

    3mm, that's about 1/8". But there are different thicknesses available...

    Heiko
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    I use the green foam stuff you put under laminate...

    I use the green foam stuff you put under laminate flooring. It's cheap, can be cut to the required size and works just fine :)

    There are a couple of pictures here:...
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    Queue the theme from Rawhide:...

    Queue the theme from Rawhide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs

    Wiring, Wiring, Wiring...
    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/E3FjeQKDDYGCRKQ/download

    ...wiring, wiring,...
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    Seems like most of them hit the market around...

    Seems like most of them hit the market around 2010, so possibly many people had the same good idea at the same time and then realized the market wasn't big enough for so many competitors, and then...
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    The FVM 3601 wheels (36" for MTL trucks) are what...

    The FVM 3601 wheels (36" for MTL trucks) are what I need the most of (as in: I spent about 200 of them on my ~150 cars, with about half already coming factory-equipped or pre-owned with metal wheels,...
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    Got a bunch of pre-owned cars from a modeling...

    Got a bunch of pre-owned cars from a modeling friend:

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/em8F6x24Bdq99DL/download

    Someone already changed all the trucks to MTL (that weren't...
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    I guess that's because the car storage tracks are...

    I guess that's because the car storage tracks are way shorter than the "run through" track, just doesn't show up on the schematic that way?

    But my input goes in a similar direction: I'd suggest to...
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    Then probably the shell presses onto something......

    Then probably the shell presses onto something... I'd probably try it again with the shell off and push my fingers everywhere the shell might touch to see where :)

    Heiko
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    Installed some track yesterday... ...

    Installed some track yesterday...

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/RoMLXtPmDxrJqw5/download

    https://he-ro.fairuse.org/nextcloud/index.php/s/WqHJLc2ZbT9XTf7/download

    ...and...
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    Do the lights work? Because then the problem...

    Do the lights work?

    Because then the problem is only the connection to the motor.

    In your second picture (the one with the screwdriver) the motor contact tab does not touch the wide copper tab...
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    Fiddled with an old ME #6 turnout to make it what...

    Fiddled with an old ME #6 turnout to make it what they call DCC friendly (I guess avoiding shorts is more important on DCC than DC):
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  25. Thread: Nskale's Layout

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    OTFan makes some great points :) Also...

    OTFan makes some great points :)

    Also something from the concrete industry or gravel could be nice. Haven't seen that done (besides a quarry, which obviously is way too large for your space).
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