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    I agree with updating JMRI but you can also...

    I agree with updating JMRI but you can also update decoder definition files: mri.org/xml/decoders/ . I have a light and heavy BLI Mike that i program with decoder pro without any problems.
    My...
  2. I don't agree with the advice to never cut the...

    I don't agree with the advice to never cut the main line buss. There are lots of modular layouts that have the main buss cut. Think about all the ones at a train show the by necessary cant have a...
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    The board looks fine to me. Those pins sticking...

    The board looks fine to me. Those pins sticking up are the means of sending power to loco. Pin closest to right side of board (as you picture is orated ) is the right rail pickup or positive on dc....
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    Jim, a couple of things.On a Digitrax system...

    Jim,
    a couple of things.On a Digitrax system function key are latching or non-latching. F0 is a latching key F2 is a non-latching key, what that means is the function being controlled is on...
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    Moose, Homer describes what can be done with a...

    Moose,
    Homer describes what can be done with a wooden horse,

    Doug
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    The plug in first picture pins 1 and 6 are the...

    The plug in first picture pins 1 and 6 are the motor inputs. Check board in 2nd picture for motor inputs then take a 9v battery and power motor. Try input to plug first( motor run?) if not power...
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    Moose, Red caboose unimate couplers can replace...

    Moose,
    Red caboose unimate couplers can replace rapido. Thev come in short, medium and long shank looking at your picture i guess a short will do. Fox Valley now owns red caboose. Here is a link to...
  8. Here is one to look at:...

    Here is one to look at: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-5V-12V-72RPM-Slow-Speed-Mini-20mm-Gear-Motor-Full-Metal-Gearbox-DIY-Robot-Car/
    may be what you need.
    Doug
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    Here is a link describing mu:...

    Here is a link describing mu: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiple-unit_train_control
    Doug
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    there is a u-tube video of a gp38 with that...

    there is a u-tube video of a gp38 with that decoder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6C70eaWRG0&ab_channel=Brandon. So does the gp15 use the same decoder as the gp38. I think that it does a a N12ao...
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    Here is a .pdf file for you that i a little old...

    Here is a .pdf file for you that i a little old but still has good information:
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    I use a pin drill to hold the tap. Works for me....

    I use a pin drill to hold the tap. Works for me. Use some kind of oil for lubricant 3 in 1 is what i use.
    Doug
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    There might not be a problem with the ar on the...

    There might not be a problem with the ar on the turntable. Atlas and Walthers use a split ring for reversing so it is a mechanical device. What brand is the turntable?

    Doug
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    Here is what is in the mt tap and drill package:...

    Here is what is in the mt tap and drill package:
    Package includes 00-90 tap, #62 tap drill, and #56 clearance drill. A #62 drill is 0.038 diameter.

    Doug
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    Tony, Here is a link to another supplier of...

    Tony,
    Here is a link to another supplier of switches: http://www.led-switch.com/Miniature%20Toggle%20Switch.htm. That is where I buy most of my switches.

    Doug
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    Tony, The 4 pads on each side are connected to...

    Tony,
    The 4 pads on each side are connected to each other. So it will run as your picture shows. Looks to me that having the decoder angled causes upward pressure on the front pads enabling good...
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    Tony The only way i know to check a decoder...

    Tony
    The only way i know to check a decoder before installation is with a decoder tester that is made just for that. NCE and ESU make a tester. Mine is a old Loy"s toy model.
    Doug
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    Tony, On thing i do with a wired decoder...

    Tony,
    On thing i do with a wired decoder installation before wiring in the decoder is I take the wires going to motor and use 9v battery to check that is runs without any binding.
    Could save some...
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    Tony Use klapton tape instead of heat shrink to...

    Tony
    Use klapton tape instead of heat shrink to cover the wires soldered much thinner. Clean the area with some alcohol and don't use your fingers to apply. Oil from skin keeps it from sticking....
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    Just a thought about the LED why don't you use a...

    Just a thought about the LED why don't you use a SMD LED instead. Glue the SMD to speaker box and use wire from decoder to LED. That way the speaker can
    be mounted to frame.
    Doug
  21. Thread: Rail yard

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    Yes add power feeds to the track. The track will...

    Yes add power feeds to the track. The track will be live all the time doing this. My recommendation would be to add a on-off switch to the power lead. That way you can park a loco
    and kill power to...
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    Best practice would be a resistor to each...

    Best practice would be a resistor to each streetlight. But one resistor on the input wire to the PDB-2 will work. Just size correctly per ohms law
    V(V) = I(A) R(Ω) assuming 12 v = 24x.02(.48) R...
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    Spookshow is the go to place for reviews. Here is...

    Spookshow is the go to place for reviews. Here is a link to his review: http://www.spookshow.net/loco/mp462.html.

    Doug
  24. Thread: Kato turntable

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    The dimensions on Amazon are from front coupler...

    The dimensions on Amazon are from front coupler to the coupler on tender. Dimsions from the rear wheels to the front pony truck wheel is 145.28 mm. So if overhang of couplers are not a problem it...
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    you sure are unlucky. I have 5 bachman 4-8-2 one...

    you sure are unlucky. I have 5 bachman 4-8-2 one is a heavy but they all run ok (to me anyway).

    Doug
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