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  1. You seem to have overlooked the review of N scale...

    You seem to have overlooked the review of N scale Con-Cor's GS-4 that I wrote for MR in 2002. Con-Cor called to complain because they didn't like some of the shortcomings the review pointed out. It...
  2. Which is garbage. Apart from all those...

    Which is garbage.

    Apart from all those bloviating here about MR, I'm the only one to have written product reviews for that magazine, as a staff member, as well as for RMC, as a freelancer. That...
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    Oh, whew, good, I thought you wanted it for...

    Oh, whew, good, I thought you wanted it for full-length stockings!:D
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    Complex topic. But unless a car is held in...

    Complex topic. But unless a car is held in captive service, it can be interchanged anywhere as needed. Cars from Railroad X are not imprisoned on Railroad X, so to speak.

    Here is the simplest...
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    Think "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." :D ...

    Think "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." :D

    https://youtu.be/KS6f1MKpLGM
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    Allen? Allen? Allen?

    Allen?

    Allen?

    Allen?
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    I'd just be concerned with milage buildup due to...

    I'd just be concerned with milage buildup due to several oversprays of Dullcote. I usually apply one light coat to add "tooth" to whatever surface I'm working on, then no more than two additional...
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    Congrats to Allen H!

    I waited several days to post this, thinking there must be another Running Extra reader on this forum who'd say something. Guess not.

    So a hearty congrats to Allen H. for his article in this...
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    12 volts should more than enough. It's just an...

    12 volts should more than enough.

    It's just an inexpensive astable multivibrator circuit. So if you're using all LEDs as they show on the eBay listing and have the correct polarity with the LEDs,...
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    Bessemer Bob, the answer is N+2.:D

    Bessemer Bob, the answer is N+2.:D
  11. You're going to need at minimum the ESU manual....

    You're going to need at minimum the ESU manual. Should be something in there about headlights and which CVs and sub CVs you'll need to monkey with to turn off the effect. I have the S-2, and it might...
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    I know, silly isn't it? "Soccer" here is...

    I know, silly isn't it?

    "Soccer" here is derived from "association football," the SOC being the root. Back about 120 years or so. Before DCC, anyway.
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    Not a thing you said addressed the intent of the...

    Not a thing you said addressed the intent of the question. It's not an all or nothing issue. And DCC is not too complex for me. But I think it's becoming too complex for the good of the hobby. When...
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    baronjutter, I think it's brilliant! A great...

    baronjutter, I think it's brilliant! A great solution to an "Oh, crap!" situation. The bridge looks good too.
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    But happy weeds and happy dirt, with happy rust.:D

    But happy weeds and happy dirt, with happy rust.:D
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    Sure it can. One real life example is defining...

    Sure it can. One real life example is defining what is and what is not a catch in the National Football League. It's been parsed to uselessness.

    And if you think each and every facet of DCC is...
  17. Thank you for a review that tells it like it is:...

    Thank you for a review that tells it like it is: this product is not a good value for most modelers.
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    Shame really, that one of the best-running and...

    Shame really, that one of the best-running and nicer looking N scale locomotives (if you can overlook the huge flanges) was so poorly designed to allow the owner easy access to the motor.

    What...
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    With all due respect, Allen, I'll keep turning my...

    With all due respect, Allen, I'll keep turning my question back to its original premise; it's not whether DCC is complicated, but has it become overly complicated? "Overly" is the operative word.
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    Again, the context of my question is not whether...

    Again, the context of my question is not whether DCC is more complicated than DC control. Each in its basic form has inherent complexities.

    I don't care a fig for comparisons to DC viz. DCC.

    My...
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    Not really, Tony. No two motors are identical --...

    Not really, Tony. No two motors are identical -- at the price point to keep the model affordable -- in performance at a given voltage, no two drive assemblies and wheel sets have the identical...
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    I tend to think these types of quality control...

    I tend to think these types of quality control issues have their genesis inside the company, within the culture, then come to fruition at the manufscturing level.
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    You want zosimas to repaint it?:D Just joshing...

    You want zosimas to repaint it?:D Just joshing you, Tony. I knew what you meant!
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    I want to reemphasize that I used the adverb...

    I want to reemphasize that I used the adverb "overly" intentionally. Yes, DCC had a degree of sophistication, complication and learning curve right out of shoot 25 years ago. Still does, just to use...
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    I think you'll be quite pleased with both models,...

    I think you'll be quite pleased with both models, Tony.
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