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    On the DCC side (the data flowing on the track)...

    On the DCC side (the data flowing on the track) the code is continuously repeated (although most command stations these days prioritize and send emergency stop first, then speed and direction...
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    ...and for a second I thought that was your model...

    ...and for a second I thought that was your model :D

    I'd go for a look through electronics or home improvement stores - wire end splices or micro rivets could probably be made to look similar...
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  3. Testing like that should work, it won't hurt the...

    Testing like that should work, it won't hurt the decoder.

    Basic programming will probably work too, but anything requiring an "acknowledge" from the decoder won't, because the "acknowledge" is a...
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    I only put out pre-orders for these (together...

    I only put out pre-orders for these (together with a few MRR friends to share them):

    http://www.micro-trains.com/ttx-ver-1-3-pack-coming-spring-2020-99301840...
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    It depends on where you are. OpenStreetMap is...

    It depends on where you are. OpenStreetMap is usually rather good in rich countries with large government (what Breitbart et al call "socialist") where some government agency sits on a stack of...
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    Yeah, most IDCs are not really made for different...

    Yeah, most IDCs are not really made for different size wires - and if you use too large IDCs for your wire, they won't cut the insulation or make proper contact, if you use too small IDCs, they may...
  7. Yes. Electrically, it's just a standard DC loco....

    Yes. Electrically, it's just a standard DC loco.

    Heiko
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    MTL Modern (as in 2003+) large boxcars

    Wow, where do these come from?

    https://www.micro-trains.com/index.php?_route_=ttx-ver-1-3-pack-coming-spring-2020-99301840...
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    Thanks! I used a thick layer of oil paint to...

    Thanks!

    I used a thick layer of oil paint to cover the entire wall and then a couple of Q-Tips to rub off the paint everywhere but from the mortar lines. This also leaves a thin, not entirely even...
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    Found the courage to do the second part of my...

    Found the courage to do the second part of my first brick structure - the mortar lines:

    http://he-ro.onmypc.org/krempel/2019-03-31_0001.jpg

    It's just about 1 inch square, a little LPG pump...
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    I haven't had a chance / reason to travel on the...

    I haven't had a chance / reason to travel on the NightJet yet either, but ÖBB basically took over the rolling stock from the CNL trains from DB and also run mostly the same lines (as the last CNL...
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    You're spot on with your last paragraph. Just...

    You're spot on with your last paragraph. Just need to make sure the maximum output voltage is higher than the LEDs in series need (or they won't light) and - as you say - make sure the LED driver...
  13. Well... I guess if you want a switch with...

    Well...

    I guess if you want a switch with integrated switch motor like the one you have in the pic, and you don't want more than 2.5" straight between the curve and the turnout, then you'll always...
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    Please head over to the NMRA and check the...

    Please head over to the NMRA and check the appropriate standard at https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/s-9.1.1_connectors_2015.05.22.pdf - the first page has a table of wire...
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    The little black boxes with numbers actually are...

    The little black boxes with numbers actually are resistors, the numbers telling the value (471 -> 47, add 1 zero -> 470 Ohms, 152 -> 15, add 2 zeros -> 1500 Ohms = 1.5kOhms). Guess the loco has LED...
  16. Thread: Going Modular

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    And it won't be long until that merges to PITA -...

    And it won't be long until that merges to PITA - kind of the job description for the next decades :) Congratulations!

    Heiko
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    You are spot on about Digitrax designing Loconet...

    You are spot on about Digitrax designing Loconet so Pins 2 and 5 as well as 3 and 4 can and will be connected (or the cable flipped). Pins 1 and 6 carry railsync on the regular Loconet, but on...
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    That's the same tune I was going to take: Drink...

    That's the same tune I was going to take: Drink the stuff with caffeine and the beer, use the Diet Chemicals to weigh down the track ;)

    Heiko
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    Supposedly, here in Germany some engineers used...

    Supposedly, here in Germany some engineers used to very critically watch the engine behind them to make sure they didn't shut down and let the lead engine (and fireman) do all the work ;)

    But yes,...
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    And what a nice hat, really helps to blend you...

    And what a nice hat, really helps to blend you into the summer scenery ;)

    Thanks for investing the time to make the video and for the courage to share it with us,
    Heiko
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    Good luck with that heater mess and the wet walls...

    Good luck with that heater mess and the wet walls and ceiling - these are the times I'm really happy to live in an apartment building with the heater located deep in the basement. Because we had a...
  22. Before you fix those Eurostar plans, wait and see...

    Before you fix those Eurostar plans, wait and see how Britain does with the Brexit - might make travel between the EU and GB complicated/cumbersome for a certain period. I do hope they get this...
  23. What's that, a forum meetup less than a day from...

    What's that, a forum meetup less than a day from here? And in 2021, so I have ample time to prepare? Set a date yet?

    Heiko
  24. On a personal note: I'm replacing everything with...

    On a personal note: I'm replacing everything with MTL (1015 or 2004, because of the reduced slinky effect compared to the "old standard" MTLs - the spring is in the pushing stage, not in the pulling...
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    Since I'm running modular railroads with very...

    Since I'm running modular railroads with very little track and very easy electrical connections, the wiring also ends up pretty simple...

    I use two bare solid copper wires (made from cheap house...
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