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    You know, I didn't until you said something. ...

    You know, I didn't until you said something. Must have been distracted by that nice Pacific.
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    Got the top of the mountain constructed, along...

    Got the top of the mountain constructed, along with the road up, and the greenery continues to spread.

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    Pretty soon we'll have to do something about that pink edge. The flat part will be...
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    Just checking - those GP38-2s have knuckle...

    Just checking - those GP38-2s have knuckle couplers on them already right? You certainly can (and some people prefer to) install MT couplers instead of Atlas' version of knuckle couplers, but I ask...
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    Thank you very much, and she got them from a...

    Thank you very much, and she got them from a place called Fire Mountain Gems, which sells a lot of beads, jewelry supplies, and the like. She tells me they are 1mm, un-drilled red beads, and they...
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    I used some (small pieces of abrasive pad),...

    I used some (small pieces of abrasive pad), painted grey and with blue-green ground foam on it for sage brush. It wasn't my idea, but I can't remember where I got it from. Turned out fairly well, I...
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    A little more progress over the last two weeks. ...

    A little more progress over the last two weeks. Some greenery in three different colors (he likes sprinkling the ground foam), and gravel on the road up (or more accurately, down) the mountain. ...
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    I didn't have any issues at that point either -...

    I didn't have any issues at that point either - it wasn't until I got the Elmer's foam board wet by adding sculptamold and then with diluted glue to hold scenery material down that it started to warp.
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    I sent them an email about the sound decoder in...

    I sent them an email about the sound decoder in my MRC/Model Power 2-8-2 not working right on 24 June, and have yet to receive any kind of response (as of 10 July). I haven't pursued it because in...
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    I use True Track also, and like it. There aren't...

    I use True Track also, and like it. There aren't many of us though. Not only the tie spacing, but the joints between sections just look better than Unitrack. And the turnouts (and other track) on...
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    Congratulations, and glad to hear everyone is...

    Congratulations, and glad to hear everyone is doing well. Don't worry, there will be plenty (OK, not plenty, but more) time for trains later, and before you know it the little one will be helping...
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    I'll second the suggestion to go with 11" minimum...

    I'll second the suggestion to go with 11" minimum radius. You don't have to expand the width of your entire benchwork, you just need to allow for a two inch or so extension where the curve on each...
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    A little more terraforming on the mountain: ...

    A little more terraforming on the mountain:

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    Corn looks great though.
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    Nope. Multiple times.

    Nope. Multiple times.
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    More progress this week with the tunnel and...

    More progress this week with the tunnel and mountain, as well as a little paint and zip texturing with the grout. Part way through construction my son decided he needs a road up the mountain... that...
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    So upon further reflection.... 103800 I...

    So upon further reflection....

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    I have a Tsunami II and speaker on the way, and a Bachmann USRA tender I already had that I'll see if I can replace the stock tender with for better...
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    There is a similar two page (or more accurately,...

    There is a similar two page (or more accurately, front and back of a single sheet) manual that came in the box with the loco, and it doesn't give any info on function mapping either. In theory there...
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    Welcome to the forum. I'm assuming the story...

    Welcome to the forum. I'm assuming the story continues... maybe early steam in N scale now? You have to make a few posts before you can upload pictures (it's a way of weeding out spam) but once you...
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    I think you're right - sent them an email this...

    I think you're right - sent them an email this morning. I'll post back when they answer.




    I kind of think that may be it, but I can't find any information on how to map it back correctly....
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    Great idea, but no luck. I did discover that...

    Great idea, but no luck. I did discover that programing different values into CV50 (which is supposed to select the whistle type) just selects different, non-whistle sounds... so I can choose...
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    MRC 2-8-2 sound decoder woes

    ...So this isn't my week for decoders... My kid was helping run my MRC/Model Power 2-8-2 with DCC and sound around the layout, and hit some random buttons (I didn't see exactly what). Now the...
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    I'm doing the same thing! This week I put...

    I'm doing the same thing! This week I put together the base (all foam so it's easy to move around, and the cutting and gluing part was pretty much all me) and this weekend we've been putting on the...
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    25" x 46" sectional project layout

    This layout is a project with my 4 year old son, who has long taken an interest in dad's layout, making stuff, and running trains as fast as they will go :) It's a simple loop, no turnouts for him...
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    Thanks guys, got it working again. I never did...

    Thanks guys, got it working again. I never did spot the exact problem, but it had to have been the wires to the motor. I noticed the motor wasn't sitting quite square in the plastic motor saddle...
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    Another option is save the receipt and contact...

    Another option is save the receipt and contact the hobby shop.
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    Bought some Unitrack for a project with my son. ...

    Bought some Unitrack for a project with my son. It doesn't look too exciting yet, but it was fun taking him to the train store to get it, and this should be good fun together.
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