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    There seems to be an eBay seller in Canada with a...

    There seems to be an eBay seller in Canada with a small supply of #5 L and R, some #7s and #10s, and curved...
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    My layout (114" x 42") had to fit beneath some...

    My layout (114" x 42") had to fit beneath some shelves and windows in a small (9 x 9.5 ft) spare bedroom in the basement, which dictated that it would be designed for viewing/operating while seated. ...
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    I would add that you CAN run two (or more!)...

    I would add that you CAN run two (or more!) independently controlled locos (meaning not as a consist) simultaneously using just the PowerCab... using the "Recall" key to swap between locos. I have...
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    As others indicated, the NCE PowerCab is a...

    As others indicated, the NCE PowerCab is a complete starter system... nothing else needed to get started.

    I started with my PowerCab, and my introduction to DCC/sound in N scale, just a little...
  5. It's possible to measure speeds and speed match...

    It's possible to measure speeds and speed match while CV 3 & 4 are set... as long as sufficient time/distance is provided to allow the locos to reach speed before timing them.

    I don't speed match...
  6. As in NtheBasement said, once cleared, you can't...

    As in NtheBasement said, once cleared, you can't recall the consist. OTOH, it is so easy to set it up (seems like a lot of steps. but it really is easy), why worry about it?

    There are a few other...
  7. Just started doing the same thing recently... ...

    Just started doing the same thing recently...

    I saw a post that gave a very simple explanation, but it is easier to explain that it is to find the post...

    So, with your Powercab on and the two...
  8. I do believe it was a C&S car I patterned it...

    I do believe it was a C&S car I patterned it after, taking liberties where size or availability of materials required. Seems to me there was an article or drawing I saw in NG&SL Gazette about that...
  9. You know, I just can't remember. It was 40+ years...

    You know, I just can't remember. It was 40+ years ago... all I remember is driving forever out near Loma Linda, CA...
  10. My crude attempt at an Nn3 Mogul, circa 1979...

    Towards the end of my first foray into N-scale, circa 1979, I got "bit" by the narrow gauge bug. Being of young and naive, I decided to try my hand at narrow gauge modeling in N scale... IOW, Nn3......
  11. First Nn3 rolling stock post! All the way back to 1979...

    Towards the end of my first foray into N-scale, circa 1979, I got "bit" by the narrow gauge bug. Being of unsound mind and body, I decided to try my hand at narrow gauge modeling in N scale... IOW,...
  12. Thanks! I think the operative should be changed...

    Thanks! I think the operative should be changed to "were"... in my youth. My eyes and hands aren't what they used to be. But, on the upside, my pocket book is (somewhat) bigger!
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    Sticky: I’ve mentioned in a few posts that I came back to...

    I’ve mentioned in a few posts that I came back to N-scale a couple years back, after a 40 year hiatus. In going thru some boxes in the basement looking for something else, I came across box...
  14. My "Not so new" M.O.W. rolling stock... from 1978.

    Iíve mentioned in a few posts that I came back to N-scale a couple years back, after a 40 year hiatus. In going thru some boxes in the basement looking for something else, I came across box...
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    Spookshow liked 'em:...

    Spookshow liked 'em: http://www.spookshow.net/loco/bach262.html
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    I pulled the tender shell for my 4-6-0 to tweak...

    I pulled the tender shell for my 4-6-0 to tweak the rail pickups and add some weight (~3.5 g tungsten putty and ~1 g lead ribbon), and shot a couple pics to show the decoder/speaker layout (I had...
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    Thanks for posting this! I grew up in Portland,...

    Thanks for posting this! I grew up in Portland, so have always had a soft spot for the SP&S...
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    I've had my share of cuts, bumps and bruises from...

    I've had my share of cuts, bumps and bruises from model railroading. But I had a different expectation from the title of this thread...

    Forty years ago, while in college/grad school, I built a...
  19. I have considered it on both this and my 4-6-0......

    I have considered it on both this and my 4-6-0... that would make them resemble their prototypes more closely. For now, I think I will leave the running gear alone, being afraid I would screw...
  20. Hadn't made any serious plans... drop me a PM.

    Hadn't made any serious plans... drop me a PM.
  21. Thanks! Let's wait and see the final product......

    Thanks! Let's wait and see the final product... the tricky part (moving domes and piping) is still to come!
  22. Initial tests indicate that changing the low...

    Initial tests indicate that changing the low speed compensation (CV 211) from the default of 180 to a value of 75 seems to have eliminated the slight hesitation I was seeing at slow speeds. Here's a...
  23. One last side benefit of the decoder swap: From...

    One last side benefit of the decoder swap: From the factory, the headlight on my 2-8-0 was almost non-existent. You could barely see an orange glow thru the lens when the loco as directly facing you....
  24. Almost done (with phase 1)! Here’s a shot...

    Almost done (with phase 1)!
    Here’s a shot showing the newly connected loco and tender, with their shells off:

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    You can see the layout of the decoder in the water tank, with the capacitor...
  25. The tender power busses... I decided the best...

    The tender power busses...
    I decided the best way to connect all the wires was to create two tender busses, one on each side, to connect all the various reds and blacks. I happened to have a supply...
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