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    Yes I can see problems with using a decoder with...

    Yes I can see problems with using a decoder with those engines and the flat car.



    I'm aware of the diode dropping the voltage but believe it still lets all the current through except for a...
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    Curious as to what your are running since about...

    Curious as to what your are running since about any engine can be hard wired for DCC.

    On the LEDs even if you come up with a 3 volt supply for them you are still going to want to add resistors to...
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    I use an inexpensive 60 watt iron...

    I use an inexpensive 60 watt iron (have 3 of them) and it is suppose to be 450c - 842f on high. For almost all my soldering from wires to track to building turnouts and ....

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  4. Thanks, I got to thinking later that house...

    Thanks, I got to thinking later that house current is AC and you only break the hot wire with it. Just wasn't sure about DCC since it is a strange AC type current so wanted to make sure. I'll try...
  5. Slide Switcher for the Gravity Switcher Switch Machine...

    I've been using what I call the 'Slide Switcher' shown below to control two of my 'Gravity-Switcher' switch machines on my test layout for a couple months now and wanted to do a 'how well do they...
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    Do you have some tubing that will work for the...

    Do you have some tubing that will work for the extension. Cut the drive shaft and glue each end into a piece of tubing.

    Randgust does this with some of his Tomytec chassis installs. I'm doing...
  7. Thanks, so you use a regular steel joiner ahead...

    Thanks, so you use a regular steel joiner ahead of where the cut is like I did above but then the super glue does a good job of holding the rail to the ties where the isolation cut is made?

    I knew...
  8. N Scale ME Code 55 Track Power Isolation....

    I'm new to trackwork and I'm sure the following has been tackled a hundred different ways but thought I'd share the following. Hopefully I'll also see what others have done.

    On my test layout I...
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    I'd be looking on eBay for comparables and see...

    I'd be looking on eBay for comparables and see what they are selling for.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=SD45&_sacat=0

    If you are selling now is...
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    Part 3 and conclusion of decoder install. The...

    Part 3 and conclusion of decoder install.

    The Doodlebug has the Bachmann white gears that tend to crack. These seem to be fine but who knows what the future will hold for them. Randgust has...
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    Part 2 ......................... ...

    Part 2 .........................

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Decoder-1/21-09-15%20Doodlebug%20Pt-2-1.JPG

    The one area where clearance is tight is right above the motor contacts area where...
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    I've used 1" on top of 1/2" plywood (1 1/2"...

    I've used 1" on top of 1/2" plywood (1 1/2" total) with no problem using a servo not a tortoise machine. I think I could go to 2" with no problem but over that it might get iffy.
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    Here is the first segment of the build .... ...

    Here is the first segment of the build ....

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?50340-ESU-Decoder-in-Bachmann-Doodlebug&p=616202#post616202

    I'll try to get the rest up by tonight,
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    ESU Decoder in Bachmann Doodlebug...

    I'm trying to model roughly UP in the late 40's to early 70's but once I saw a UP painted Doodlebug I was bitten. Not sure if any were still active in my time period but I'll make it work in my...
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    I will have some of the pictures you probably are...

    I will have some of the pictures you probably are interested in up tomorrow on my website and I'll post them here also. Sumner
  16. Part 4 .....

    I never put up Part 4 of this decoder install, which is also the conclusion of the install, so here it is if anyone is still looking.
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    Thanks, I thought I marked it 'public' but it...

    Thanks, I thought I marked it 'public' but it wasn't. I think I got that fixed. Let me know if you still can't see it,

    Sumner
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    ESU Decoder in Bachmann Doodlebug...

    Bachmann N scale Doodlebug with ESU 53661 LokPilot Nano Standard.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POmlxQUaVwI

    My first ESU decoder install and really like the decoder. Small and 4 functions....
  19. Yep it can be confusing as there are a number of...

    Yep it can be confusing as there are a number of ways to mount and use the servos. I'm using a mount like this...
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  20. I had one that I had in and can't remember the...

    I had one that I had in and can't remember the reason now but pulled the switch machine and then reinstalled it. I put a long wire one it and was able to finally find the hole and bring the wire and...
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    No at this point I haven't gone any further with...

    No at this point I haven't gone any further with it but thanks for the idea and others have also suggest methods I might try when I get back to using it. Basically.....
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    I've been experimenting with sifted paver sand...

    I've been experimenting with sifted paver sand (50 lbs. for $20) ...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?49268-Arizona-Rock-and-Mineral-Ballast&highlight=paver

    .... One downside is...
  23. think you would find that if the wire came down...

    think you would find that if the wire came down from the top you would have to somehow get the bends in it under the layout and then have the problem of getting the wire into the servo arm and the...
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    Did you buy the remote direct or from a dealer? ...

    Did you buy the remote direct or from a dealer? Maybe a call to to where you bought them? I've bought my Tam Valley products from LitchfieldStation and they have been helpful but I haven't bought...
  25. Part 3 .....

    ............... continued Part 3

    https://1fatgmc.com/RailRoad/Decoder-1/21-08-05%20XL%20Pt3-1.JPG

    Link to using the flex drive Dremel tool ( HERE ).
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