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    Big Boy for me, but I have to admit that I...

    Big Boy for me, but I have to admit that I generally rate the choices as slightly above "Meh".

    Andy
    UK
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    I am liking the responses here. I think I'm...

    I am liking the responses here. I think I'm going to keep using the 4mm for my fields and overgrown areas, and use 6mm for wasteland and round my water culvert. I will probably experiment with...
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    I had no idea you could buy "mirror stickers"! ...

    I had no idea you could buy "mirror stickers"! They look like a great investment. I think I'll be buying some in the near future.

    Andy
    UK
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    Static grass lengths

    I'm sorry if my question has been covered elsewhere, but I wanted to ask if anyone thought that 4mm and 6mm static grass fibres look too long on their layouts on things like grass embankments or...
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    Yes, you have to use the FLAT cable. The...

    Yes, you have to use the FLAT cable.

    The Coiled cable does not transmit power from the PowerCab to the rails. The coiled cable is for using your PowerCab as a throttle on a PowerPro based system....
  6. Happy Birthday! Andy UK

    Happy Birthday!

    Andy
    UK
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    Got to the bottom of it. It's all connected to...

    Got to the bottom of it. It's all connected to BEMF.

    If anyone else has a similar problem, you need to change CV56 to 00, and CV57 to either 0 or 5, depending on what's already in the decoder....
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    Thank you for your advice guys, and you're right...

    Thank you for your advice guys, and you're right : I'm a novice at programming CV values. The decoder is a Digitrax SDN144K0A. I know how to do CV5,6 and 2. 3 and 4 at a push. After that it's...
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    Jerky loco before moving

    I wonder if someone could shed some light on this for me?

    I've put a sound decoder in my new Kato P42, and all is fine but for one thing. When I apply power to make the loco move, it jerks...
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    Happy New Year everyone! Andy UK

    Happy New Year everyone!

    Andy
    UK
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    Oh right! That's a relief! I thought you were...

    Oh right! That's a relief! I thought you were calling me a cabbage because of the idea I had for my layout!

    Andy
    UK
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    Cabbage? What am I missing? Andy UK

    Cabbage? What am I missing?

    Andy
    UK
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    Well I now have something to consider. I have...

    Well I now have something to consider. I have bought a second "dummy" P42 which I can put on the back end of the train. Might look a bit strange though with only two coaches!!! It's either that,...
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    Thanks for that Buddy, and I guess you're right. ...

    Thanks for that Buddy, and I guess you're right. I would like a more definitive answer though from someone if possible.

    Andy
    UK
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    GE Genesis P42

    Hi guys

    I hope this isn't a stupid question. It relates to the Genesis P42 locomotives which Amtrak use. I know they only have cabs at one end. If a loco + train reaches a terminus station, and...
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    Merry Christmas to everyone here on the Forum. ...

    Merry Christmas to everyone here on the Forum.

    I hope Santa has brought you lots of N Scale goodies!

    More than that, I wish you all a Happy, peaceful and safe Christmas!

    Andy
    UK
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    Because I like Diseasels Mister Moose! Much...

    Because I like Diseasels Mister Moose! Much better than those leaky, steamy boilers on wheels. (Actually I like those too)!

    Andy
    UK
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    Oh Mister Moose, how I've missed your pressure to...

    Oh Mister Moose, how I've missed your pressure to post photos and videos!!!! I can't show the video of the Christmas stuff yet but I'll provide you with a link to my last video from last week, to...
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    Today I returned to the layout for the first time...

    Today I returned to the layout for the first time in a while to make improvements. As usual I spent far too much time playing trains, although I did put an old chest of drawers in the shed to...
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    I love that spooky old farm! Wouldn't like to be...

    I love that spooky old farm! Wouldn't like to be anywhere around that place any time soon! Nice modelling.

    Andy
    UK
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    Hi Dave! I agree with the other comments above. ...

    Hi Dave! I agree with the other comments above. I prefer layouts which go around the edges of the room, where you can stand in different spots to operate. It's also easier to retrieve wayward...
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    I have visited both Hattons and Rails of...

    I have visited both Hattons and Rails of Sheffield. Both stores are always well stocked, and while they don't sell a whole lot of American stuff, what they do have is good quality. Actually, Rails...
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    Montrose and Highland Railroad 42

    Hi guys

    I haven't been up to a lot on the layout recently, although I have put a new video on Youtube for people to enjoy. Take a look and let me know what you think.

    My latest Youtube video...
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    Thanks for that Ike! I'm sure these are...

    Thanks for that Ike! I'm sure these are replacement trucks, as they do have the usual Microtrains pins holding them in place. But they are so wobbly! I like the look of those metal floors. I knew...
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    Well, how depressing!!!!! I was hoping someone...

    Well, how depressing!!!!! I was hoping someone would help me to get these three gifts of mine running better, not have a run down on companies' failings on releasing old models!

    Anyway, I have...
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