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    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook....

    Digitrax just posted another update on Facebook. Looks like they are still rebuilding, but coming along nicely.
    I'd post a link, but I can't figure out how to get a link from the FB app on my...
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    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact...

    One thing I've done on occasion is to put contact tabs on the shell and engine to transfer power for the lights. Takes a little bit of fabricating, but lets you remove the shell without pulling the...
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    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over,...

    Wish I could. Unfortunately, life has taken over, and I currently don't have the time, space, or money to continue. Everything except for a few trains and some track are in storage until time permits...
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    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!

    Sweet! Those are some nice shots!
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    Do your research, because this is off the top of...

    Do your research, because this is off the top of my head, but this is what it looks like per my guess.

    M+ and M- are your motor connections, the orange and gray wires (if it runs backwards, switch...
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    Might help to add your decoder info so we can get...

    Might help to add your decoder info so we can get a little more specific, but it sounds like your decoder's kick start is set too high.

    Andrew
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    Somewhere online there's a video of an Arnold SW1...

    Somewhere online there's a video of an Arnold SW1 with sound. I want to say I've also seen a video of a Bachmann 44 tonner with sound as well. Definitely not easy installs, but apparently doable.
    ...
  8. There was someone who made them with the base....

    There was someone who made them with the base. They made a variety of switch stands and other details for several brands of track. Though they've been temporarily (I think?) closed for a few years...
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    Whenever I was building complex track work, I'd...

    Whenever I was building complex track work, I'd do a pencil sketch first. I'd draw the main rails, then go back and draw the gaurdrails needed. I don't know how comfortable you are hand laying track...
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    I like the idea of a DIY stand. I was actually...

    I like the idea of a DIY stand. I was actually looking into it a month or two ago, but haven't had the time to do anything yet. I was thinking of using something like these, but my holdup was needing...
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    It's fairly easy to make a custom turnouts and...

    It's fairly easy to make a custom turnouts and crossovers in XTrackCad. I used to do it all the time when I was designing trackplans. Life's been busy lately, but if I get time in the next couple...
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    Ordered from this guy a while back and the laser...

    Ordered from this guy a while back and the laser paper works well, nice and thin.

    http://www.tangopapadecals.com/paper.htm

    Andrew
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    It's more project oriented vs. large scale wiring...

    It's more project oriented vs. large scale wiring project oriented, but for electronics CAD program I use Fritzing now and then.

    Andrew
  14. We could volunteer a moose stampede to get the...

    We could volunteer a moose stampede to get the pictures, but then, methinks we're missing something crucial... Hard to have a moose stampede without the moose! Lol
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    Very nice work!!! I'd be interested in seeing...

    Very nice work!!! I'd be interested in seeing more pictures! I'm also interested in how you built the Nn3 critter, if you want to share!

    Andrew
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    Be careful with soldering all your rail together....

    Be careful with soldering all your rail together. Thermal expansion of the rail can destroy your careful work.

    Edit: I think I misread, and you're keeping it in expansion sections.
    Andrew
  17. An SPDT would work as well if they're easier to...

    An SPDT would work as well if they're easier to find locally for you, cutting power to one rail on either the layout or on the programming track. The other rail would always be connected, but since...
  18. That's some toasty spring weather there for us...

    That's some toasty spring weather there for us northerners! In my neck of the woods, 30F is a nice warm sunny day in February, time to shed the coats! Lol ;)
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    I only know about them because I have a friend...

    I only know about them because I have a friend who has a long train of them, lol. I've been helping him upgrade them to metal wheels, operating diaphrams, MT couplers, etc.

    Andrew
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    Bachmann made it years ago. How accurate it is, I...

    Bachmann made it years ago. How accurate it is, I don't know, and finding it may be hard too.

    http://www.themetrains.com/images/auto/auto-train-m-bachmann-n-set-isoldit_03_450x.jpg

    Andrew
  21. What about the Arduino Mega? It has 48 IO's, if I...

    What about the Arduino Mega? It has 48 IO's, if I remember right.

    Andrew
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    Coin operated turnouts? ;)

    Now that is an idea! [/QUOTE]

    Coin operated turnouts? ;)
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    This is my personal favorite for resizing images...

    This is my personal favorite for resizing images on Windows, simply select the images you want to resize, right-click, select resize images from the right-click menu, choose the size you want, and...
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    Driving home today, I ran across the #3 out...

    Driving home today, I ran across the #3 out making a delivery! So awesome to see the S4 back up and running again!!!

    https://youtu.be/Pk2S4ggCGz8
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    You seem to me to be someone like me who did tons...

    You seem to me to be someone like me who did tons of research into building layouts, so I'm not going to go into the how of all this, but rather give you an idea of the process. I STRONGLY recommend...
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