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  1. Happy Birthday! I hope your day is going well!

    Happy Birthday! I hope your day is going well!
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    I am also surprised that a Kato motor would have...

    I am also surprised that a Kato motor would have this problem. I wonder if this was evident prior to the decoder installation. I would think the loco would run slow and build up heat. If there is no...
  3. Happy Birthday Mark! I hope you have a grand day!

    Happy Birthday Mark! I hope you have a grand day!
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    Sometimes pictures help when we try to figure out...

    Sometimes pictures help when we try to figure out what could be the problem. iwlf does this look like your loco? As I recall this installation was a tight fit. Notice in the last two pictures how I...
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    el Gato Gordo The owner runs some of his JNR...

    el Gato Gordo
    The owner runs some of his JNR (mostly Kato) trains. It's hard to keep those delicate scenery items damage free. At one time he had a broadcasting antenna with a red light there.
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    You make a good point. To me, decoders...

    You make a good point. To me, decoders manufactures have their strengths, design limits, and preferences to fill a need based on their profit margins. I installed a NCE drop in decoder in an Atlas...
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    Allen and Paul provided excellent responses. I...

    Allen and Paul provided excellent responses. I just wanted to add the Digitrax DN163K1C (MSRP: $36) is a six function decoder. The NCE N12K1 (MSRP: $29.95) is a four function decoder. You should be...
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    Interesting sid It brought back a memory of my...

    Interesting sid
    It brought back a memory of my Science Fair 65 in 1 Electronic Project Kit I got from Radio Shack way back in the day. Have fun learning in your new adventure!
  9. Thread: New to N Scsle

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    Hi Michael, Welcome! I lived in the Mt. Holly...

    Hi Michael,
    Welcome! I lived in the Mt. Holly area decades ago. Anyway, to add and inspire more ideas for you. Here is a You Tube link.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/StevesTrains/videos
    This...
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    @New...

    @New
    Food for thought. No pun intended. Two words: Paper Mache. In this picture is a mountain that is many years old, is removable, and has endured many many road trips to train show.
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    I...
  11. Looks like you have the plans well in motion...

    Looks like you have the plans well in motion Neil! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to the way you are covering your layout build.
  12. Hi Steve, Just to let you, I'm in Central...

    Hi Steve,
    Just to let you, I'm in Central Jersey. Here are my replies:
    Interest and commitment? - It maybe hard to fully commit so I'll say. Level 5
    Preference for style - N-track, Free-Mo,...
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    Hey Russ, sorry to here you are having more woes...

    Hey Russ, sorry to here you are having more woes to deal with. I think you passion for modeling won't stay dormant. Maybe you need to think modular and perform some modification or surgery to your...
  14. I looked on the Kato website and after many click...

    I looked on the Kato website and after many click I stumble on this picture http://www.katousa.com/images/800085.jpg It has what appears to where to insert the pin. I would contact Kato USA. Tell...
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    Oh Yeah Clayton! The fun restarts.

    Oh Yeah Clayton! The fun restarts.
  16. Pilgrim I don't which brand of coupler you have,...

    Pilgrim I don't which brand of coupler you have, but this video may help you. Go to 1:30 on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLjCsmai_e8
    Good luck!
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    Rasputin That is some fine modeling you created....

    Rasputin
    That is some fine modeling you created. Looking forward to seeing more of your creativity and the star of your layout. Yes, your trains on it.
  18. Thread: New/Old layout

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    @Ralph...

    @Ralph YES! Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
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    I finally did something in the hobby. I completed...

    I finally did something in the hobby. I completed building a spheroid water tower with blinking red light, roof details, & a quonset hut. Hooray for me! :cheers:
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  20. I'm not sure how much you paid for your Digitrax...

    I'm not sure how much you paid for your Digitrax decoder, but I got my NCE from: https://yankeedabbler.com/n-scale-nce-524-159-plug-and-play-control-decoder-fits-atlas-h1
    You will N-Joy your H16-44...
  21. The NCE drop in decoder has 4 LED, so does the...

    The NCE drop in decoder has 4 LED, so does the original light board. May be this will help. I did not have to do anything except kapton tape. This is one of my favorite loco's because of the...
  22. Hi Rob, I have something for you. It's not the...

    Hi Rob,
    I have something for you. It's not the best video, but gives you the idea on what it does.
    https://youtu.be/tWjr4piDIn8.
    Let me know what you think of the model.
  23. Hi mtganzer I have a H15-44, but used a NCE...

    Hi mtganzer I have a H15-44, but used a NCE decoder because it supports the red and green marker lights. All worked out well and I have head lights and colored marker lights all working. Are your...
  24. I hope your day is going well! Happy Birthday!!!

    I hope your day is going well! Happy Birthday!!!
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    Sticky: Welcome Marc! Don't be bashful, so ask away. It's...

    Welcome Marc! Don't be bashful, so ask away. It's a rewarding feel for member here to help and answer questions. We like promoting N Scale. Opinions, preferences, etc. You will hear it here. As you...
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