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    They are called "Pizza Cutters" and i'm...

    They are called "Pizza Cutters" and i'm surprised they still put them on their cars. You either need to get microtrains low profile wheel sets or some of the other wheel sets offered out there. I...
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    Were they around the Mcalester area?

    Were they around the Mcalester area?
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    yeah i'm with you, I would love to hear it to, to...

    yeah i'm with you, I would love to hear it to, to compare to what I already have, the 1644. I had to do a little shaving on the inside where the exhaust sits to get the shell to sit flat. No big...
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    I'd suggest the MRC 1960: ...

    I'd suggest the MRC 1960: http://www.modelrec.com/search/product-view.asp?ID=12281. It used to be referred to as the 1644, but they've revised it for 16 bit sound.

    $74 bucks at tony's train...
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    I can only speak to personal experience. I have...

    I can only speak to personal experience. I have an NCE PH-Pro R set. I plug that into a computer via serial port to the controller box, with JMRI set up on the computer. I turn on withrottle in...
  6. This sounds like an issue with wheel guage and...

    This sounds like an issue with wheel guage and can be adjusted pushing or pulling the wheelsets. I've had to adjust most of my locos to get them just right, otherwise they hit on the turnout or...
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    I play my game(trainz simulator 2010) when I get...

    I play my game(trainz simulator 2010) when I get frustrated with my layout. It's a great operations outlet, plus it helps with understanding what you could do with operations on the layout. Not to...
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    I've made 3 elevators similar to these out of 1"...

    I've made 3 elevators similar to these out of 1" pvc pipe, and just glue them together with pvc cement. I personally think they look pretty realistic, even without painting them(although I did and...
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    CV19 is the consist CV. Just set cv19 to the...

    CV19 is the consist CV. Just set cv19 to the desired consist address for each decoder. Or get a serial cable, plug into command station and computer, Install JMRI and let it set up your consists. ...
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    http://www.grainelevatorphotos.com/photos/2010/OK_...

    http://www.grainelevatorphotos.com/photos/2010/OK_2010/Weatherford_OK_d10022505.jpg

    I like this one :) I've put the weatherford yard on my layout. Nice shot of some Farmrail power there.
    I'm...
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    3-4 Hex frog juicers, 4 more left hand turnouts,...

    3-4 Hex frog juicers, 4 more left hand turnouts, 20 sets of kato bethgon coalporters, 10 UP, 10 BNSF, a bunch more rollingstock in general, 5-10 gp20's, and an assortment of modern large diesels....
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    I use two 3/8" carriage bolts, washer and nut ...

    I use two 3/8" carriage bolts, washer and nut for the connection of each module. Seems to work out pretty good for me. It's simple and cheap and solid.
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    I've personally used a mixture of 50/50 water and...

    I've personally used a mixture of 50/50 water and white glue to adhere most of my track. It holds great and if you need to rip up the track, it comes up easily too. On a helix with flextrack on...
  14. I've installed this same decoder....it's just...

    I've installed this same decoder....it's just plug and play. no wiring needed.
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    I have an NCE system and it has a serial port...

    I have an NCE system and it has a serial port built in. Nothing extra. I hear the new booster they are coming out with will have a usb port built in.
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    Do you have to buy an extra item to connect to a...

    Do you have to buy an extra item to connect to a computer for the digitrax systems or do they come with a plug already built it?
  17. Here is yet another discussion on the topic:...

    Here is yet another discussion on the topic: http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?t=119278.
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    Here is where I got my info from: http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/p/181162/1983157.aspx. Posters over and over are talking about 28" wheelsets on tall equipment(well cars and auto racks). It's...
  19. To add to that here is a link for comparison...

    To add to that here is a link for comparison shopping:
    Fox Valley Models
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    My vote is for NCE. A PH-Box for around 280 from...

    My vote is for NCE. A PH-Box for around 280 from tony's gives you all the computer functionality you need to do your jmri and withrottle. Plus its got 5 amps of power, plenty for lots of trains. ...
  21. A week or so ago I was reading about wheelsets...

    A week or so ago I was reading about wheelsets specifically, and why you'd need the different sized wheelsets that Fox valley and others are putting out these days. I found info specifically on your...
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    I'm diggin it. Looks great.

    I'm diggin it. Looks great.
  23. loco (Kato c44-9w) runs much slower in reverse

    I have 5 kato c44-9ws, all with MRC 1644's. One or two of them run slower in reverse, much slower. I've messed around with trim values, but doesn't seem to really change much. Does anyone have any...
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    The only thing I can think of is maybe the motor...

    The only thing I can think of is maybe the motor tabs aren't touching the decoder properly. Just make sure they are getting fit underneath the decoder board properly. Other than that, you may have...
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    That's impressive. You going to build it now? ...

    That's impressive. You going to build it now? I'd be curious to know what it would take and how well it works.
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