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  1. Thread: Module ideas...

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    Not happening, others in my group aren't that...

    Not happening, others in my group aren't that enthusiastic for a large yard/branch, either.

    Particularly the arrangement planners... right now what they need most is curves to fit stuff into rooms...
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    Well, if you follow the three-feet-rule, I think...

    Well, if you follow the three-feet-rule, I think you don't need anything but the dining car (and Steuerwagen = cab car) from the ICE 2. The coaches aren't that different from the outside (inside is a...
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    That resistor calculation sounds right. It's...

    That resistor calculation sounds right.

    It's just... LEDs hardly change color with current, they just get dimmer. If you want a really warm glow, you need different LEDs (sometimes called warm...
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    Well, a couple of reasons... 1) As you figured...

    Well, a couple of reasons...

    1) As you figured out, most high speed lines are designed for 200 kph / 250 kph so faster trains are kind of a waste. Only a very limited selection is built for 280...
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    12 working diesels (one still needs a decoder,...

    12 working diesels (one still needs a decoder, going to try a LokSound, after I wasn't too impressed with the Digitrax sound decoders I have in the others)
    one FEF-3
    and one frame and...
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    What I actually did once: Used my inkjet printer...

    What I actually did once: Used my inkjet printer to make "patches". Took a boxcar, applied graffiti decal over the old number and patched a ~2mm x 2mm square patch of printout on top of the graffiti...
  7. It's not too well known a fact, but electronics...

    It's not too well known a fact, but electronics do run on smoke. When it comes out, they cease to work ;)

    I double-checked the manual, at what you are planning should work. I'd go for a slightly...
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    Same answer as to your question about how many...

    Same answer as to your question about how many feeders: Is this more of an interim - one year or so - layout? Then don't care too much - rail joiners will last for quite a while, solder joints and...
  9. Heath, Sorry to hear that :( Hope things go...

    Heath,

    Sorry to hear that :( Hope things go over quick there, though I wouldn't expect it.

    I got an email from our big boss today, stating we might be closing down, but our wages are safe... if...
  10. I was afraid of that, but still, better you know...

    I was afraid of that, but still, better you know than not...



    It is fair for what you get, and I wouldn't expect anyone to make it cheaper. Not with software, warranty, instructions, customer...
  11. Interior lights of passenger cars. Though it...

    Interior lights of passenger cars. Though it doesn't have to be that small for that. If it's really cheap, I could also see myself using two of them to control interior lights and rear lights.

    But...
  12. Thread: Kato FP7 issues

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    I agree with all of you, but there's also more to...

    I agree with all of you, but there's also more to the term "programming track". It's probably so confusing because it's used for a multitude of mostly overlapping, but not quite exactly the same...
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    I agree. Bigger is always better, but for the...

    I agree. Bigger is always better, but for the space you have, you've made the most of it. And not too much (as in overcrowded spaghetti) either.

    I think locos need sand on flat territory as well -...
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    ...or the "outside" wheelset rubs on the coupler...

    ...or the "outside" wheelset rubs on the coupler box if the car has body mounts. Needs shims/washers between truck and bolster in that case...

    Hope this helps,
    Heiko
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    Most of them have great models and lemons... Just...

    Most of them have great models and lemons... Just for example, Atlas (not to single them out, same is true for Athearn, Micro-Trains, Intermountain...) has made some beautiful (IMO) tank cars with...
  16. Neat idea, Bruce! I'll try and adapt it a bit,...

    Neat idea, Bruce! I'll try and adapt it a bit, but really like the idea of soldering first, cutting later. It's one of those simple things I never thought about, yet it seems obvious in hindsight......
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    Good to hear you're ready to get back on the...

    Good to hear you're ready to get back on the horse, wombat457 :)

    I honestly don't remember the discussions, but do check the length of the tail "underneath" the turnout on the bottom right (center...
  18. Thread: Kato FP7 issues

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    Check page 4 of the TCS "Comprehensive...

    Check page 4 of the TCS "Comprehensive Programming Guide":


    So try on the programming track before giving up.

    Hope this helps,
    Heiko
  19. Thread: Kato FP7 issues

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    What kind of decoder do you have in there? How...

    What kind of decoder do you have in there? How are you trying to change the address?

    Some decoders don't accept address changes when programming on the main. Others only allow changing the...
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    Just for reference: At about two minutes into the...

    Just for reference: At about two minutes into the video, there are some sounds from that little N scale engine https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7jsJb0LJxo&feature=youtu.be

    That's a Loksound decoder,...
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    Well, first thing I would get would be a second...

    Well, first thing I would get would be a second loco - there rarely is a single engine anywhere beyond very local switching, and that normally is not the job of a Dash 9 ;)

    There are - very...
  22. It's probably more flexible and more easily...

    It's probably more flexible and more easily adaptable if you have every light separately controlled (whatever HW you use - NCE decoders, selfmade decoders...) and change it through JMRI scripting....
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    I bought some IKEA Samla boxes (3 gal version)...

    I bought some IKEA Samla boxes (3 gal version) with lids and those clips: https://www.ikea.com/de/de/p/samla-verschlussklips-f-box-5-11-22-l-transparent-20293455/ to hold the lids.

    Then I took...
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    Absolutely. Those used to be desert modules, but...

    Absolutely. Those used to be desert modules, but everyone else in our modular club is modeling more of a New-England-Pacific-Northwest mix: http://www.america-n.de So they always stood out like sore...
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    Deplastified some telegraph poles:...

    Deplastified some telegraph poles:
    https://www.nscale.net/forums/cache.php?img=http%3A%2F%2Fhe-ro.fairuse.org%2Fkrempel%2F2020-03-01_0001.jpg

    Also, planted some grass in my desert (nobody else in...
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