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    All plug-and-play decoders come with LED...

    All plug-and-play decoders come with LED headlights installed. And those that aren't PnP have wiring for headlight installation. That's been the standard for at least two decades. Unless your...
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    Of course you can solder to the motor tabs. By...

    Of course you can solder to the motor tabs. By why would you want to? Invest in a DCC system and embrace the 21st century -- or at least the late 1990s.
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    Sounds to me as if someone in the Atlas parts...

    Sounds to me as if someone in the Atlas parts department has no friggin idea what they're talking about. Motors are not upgraded account of sound or DCC. Dimensional changes, yes. That would be my...
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    Curious guys, I think (might be wrong) that the...

    Curious guys, I think (might be wrong) that the -35 uses the same motor as the -38/40 and the SD7/9.

    Point is, I had a brand new Atlas motor in a new SD9 die a couple years ago as well. From my...
  5. Sounds to me as if Micro Engineering's $33...

    Sounds to me as if Micro Engineering's $33 turnouts are the best advertising FastTracks could ask for.
  6. Hopin' they say, "Yes." I'd be shocked if they...

    Hopin' they say, "Yes." I'd be shocked if they didn't!
  7. Why don't you contact NCE and find out whether...

    Why don't you contact NCE and find out whether they do?
  8. Never had that issue back in the ol' analog days....

    Never had that issue back in the ol' analog days. The last layout N scale I built with DC throttles (circa 1995) was common rail. Worked quite well. As long as the throttles have separate power...
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    I'm sure you would agree that what you suggest...

    I'm sure you would agree that what you suggest would be a tad difficult with track that is already in place. :)

    In my experience, I've not needed to file away lots of excess solder nor dressed the...
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    You're making a lot of extra work for yourself...

    You're making a lot of extra work for yourself with no appreciable benefit.

    Here's the easy and reliable way:

    Place a rail joiner on the end of the code 70 rail, leaving one half of the rail...
  11. That's an interesting idea, Serdar. A change of...

    That's an interesting idea, Serdar. A change of scenery, to borrow the "life" adage, could be a boon.

    I think though that Michael needs a long think-through on what exactly it is he wants from a...
  12. This! I mean this in the best spirit...

    This!

    I mean this in the best spirit possible: You attempt to build too much, Michael, and by doing so you have repeatedly doomed yourself to losing interest or becoming dispirited. You have...
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    Allen McClelland has passed

    W. Allen McClelland, one of the hobby's most influential thinkers and doers since the early 1960s, passed away yesterday following a massive stroke that occurred Thursday.

    His legendary Virginian...
  14. Happy Birthday, you bubble gum-chewin',...

    Happy Birthday, you bubble gum-chewin', butt-kickin' Soo fan!
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    Jim, what's your thoughts on motive power and...

    Jim, what's your thoughts on motive power and era? Thinking steam era or early diesel? Small 55-ton twin-bay hoppers will have no problems on this layout!
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    Yep, I agree! Great little layout! Good for you...

    Yep, I agree! Great little layout! Good for you for taking advantage of what space you have.
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    Disingenuous? Deceitful? Really? What a load of...

    Disingenuous? Deceitful? Really? What a load of BS.
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    If the supply voltage is 3V and the LED rating is...

    If the supply voltage is 3V and the LED rating is 3V, you'll be fine wiring up as is. Any higher output voltage will require current limiting resistors. You might consider putting just one resistor...
  19. Maybe he should outsource the weathering work....

    Maybe he should outsource the weathering work. You have a source, if I recall?
  20. I'm sure ME and Atlas would suffer a similar fate!

    I'm sure ME and Atlas would suffer a similar fate!
  21. New method for cleaning Unitrack

    Disclaimer: If you cannot take a light-hearted joke, please pass this by.

    Posted recently on another forum: https://realisticmodelrailroading.net/forum/modeling/track/16691-cleaning-kato-unitrack
  22. Has as much to do with the friction in the...

    Has as much to do with the friction in the mechanism and tolerances of the motors. These are not high-quality motors. They're good motors to be sure. But putting 20 milliamps into one motor and 20...
  23. No, model manufacturers thankfully don't design...

    No, model manufacturers thankfully don't design locomotives that way. It would be an added degree of difficulty trying to build consists using model locomotives' minute tractive effort or minute...
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    Bingo! Add a bit of solder atop the pads that...

    Bingo! Add a bit of solder atop the pads that contact the frame. You will probably have to file down the excess.
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    Yes, me too. Otherwise I'd have to maintain a...

    Yes, me too. Otherwise I'd have to maintain a list of what and when I've ordered that wasn't in stock just for recall.
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