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    Jim, If you own LL Canada models that I have not...

    Jim, If you own LL Canada models that I have not yet listed here, I'll be interested to get photos or even some description (road number, color, etc.), as I'm stuck.

    The full list is as follows,...
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    As I wrote in my article...

    As I wrote in my article: Dimension of the speaker reserved space: 17 x 11 x 4.5 mm. It looks like it has been designed for the ESU 50321 Sugar Cube speaker, but any of size 15 x 11 x 4.5 mm will...
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    Kato are good (always) but ScaleTrains' Rivet...

    Kato are good (always) but ScaleTrains' Rivet Counter are far superior to anything else when it comes to details. Quality/Cost ratio is just higher than competition.
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    I was able to find an exhaustive list of these LL...

    I was able to find an exhaustive list of these LL Canada freight cars searching on the wayback machine.
    They seem to have been released circa 2005-2006, and probably in two versions for most (Rapido...
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    Life-Like Canada Rolling Stock of 2000's

    I've purchased a number of Life-Like Canada (Canadian Hobbycraft) cars in the mid 2000 and I'm trying to inventory what has been released in that period.
    In addition to the ones I own, I've found a...
  6. New feature on TroveStar N scale model train database: upload your inventory

    This was a feature requested by many users of our database; we have now added the possibility to upload an existing inventory in order to create a personal collection on TroveStar.
    Currently it...
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    DCC for Kato CNW 400

    Kato has just released its Chicago & Northwestern '400' set with an E8 locomotive and 5 bi-level cars.

    I'm puzzled by the difference in price between the DC and DCC version, that is $80 (even...
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    More Atlas Catalogs, freshly scanned: 1971, 1975,...

    More Atlas Catalogs, freshly scanned: 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994

    The pages have sometimes different orientations, but we have elected to rotate...
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    @reinhardtjh...

    @reinhardtjh
    Thanks for the information and links.

    Article updated.
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    This is becoming a routine now! Fifth...

    This is becoming a routine now! Fifth announcement in the March 2019 All Scale Atlas Catalog:

    Re-run of former Life-Like Alco RS-2 and Walthers 45' Logging Flat Car.

    Article updated accordingly.
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    Done. Article has been updated accordingly...

    Done. Article has been updated accordingly.
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    Both locomotives already announced will be...

    Both locomotives already announced will be available with sound. So let's assume that next announcements will follow the trend.
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    Thank you for pointing at this. Yes actually we...

    Thank you for pointing at this. Yes actually we have not make the distinction and the very few FA2/FB2 that are currently in the database are listed as FA1/FB1.
    I'll split in two separate body...
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    I have just added the USRA 0-8-0 to be complete....

    I have just added the USRA 0-8-0 to be complete. See revised article here.

    I have however read on this forum that the tooling for this locomotive could have been 'lost' in China and therefore not...
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    And my vote for the next locomotives is: BL-2 and...

    And my vote for the next locomotives is: BL-2 and DL-109
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    Atlas re-runs of former Walthers toolings

    Hello,

    You may not have noticed it, but for the 4th month in a row Atlas has been announcing 'new' models that are actually new runs of the former Walthers toolings that Atlas acquired in June...
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    Hello, Yes it is the same tooling. Atlas has...

    Hello,

    Yes it is the same tooling. Atlas has purchased Walthers tooling; this was announced in June 2018.
    Please read this article for more details.
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    Just added two Revell-Rapido catalogs of 1967 and...

    Just added two Revell-Rapido catalogs of 1967 and 1970, thanks to RoadRailer, a great contributor to the TroveStar database.
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    New catalogs: Walthers, Noch and Jägerndorfer. ...

    New catalogs: Walthers, Noch and Jägerndorfer.

    Regarding Walthers, I was able to retrieve catalogs of 2005-06, 2006-07 (incl. Life-Like) and 2007-08 for Walthers' own production (all-scales), ...
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    I have received a new FL12, and careful followed...

    I have received a new FL12, and careful followed the instructions found on these pages:
    http://www.sumidacrossing.org/ModelTrains/ModelTrainDCC/KatoDCCDecoders/
    ...
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    OK will do. Need to procure a new FL12 though, so...

    OK will do. Need to procure a new FL12 though, so won't be immediate.
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    Thanks for the tip. I don't have a BLI...

    Thanks for the tip. I don't have a BLI programmer, but I think that it is possible to program function decoders 'blindly' i.e. without feedback (no reading of values); my SPROG does that. Otherwise,...
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    Kato FL12 in California Zephyr tail car

    Hello,

    Kato website claims that their FL12 light decoder for tail cars can be fitted into the California Zephyr tail (observation) car.
    A friend just lend me a FL12 for a trial.

    There is...
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    Sticky: Welcome Dave, You can combine computers and...

    Welcome Dave,

    You can combine computers and model trains by building your own train controller or integrate existing components.
    The most frequent model train control system is called DCC, in...
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    Rapido has released the Turbo a few weeks ago. I...

    Rapido has released the Turbo a few weeks ago. I purchased one in CN livery with DCC and Sound, and the add-on set. :eek: it hurt my wallet badly!

    I've written a review on TroveStar if you are...
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