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    Poll: I forgot all about them, until I remembered that...

    I forgot all about them, until I remembered that I've been to at least two.... now that's the sign of a good party!

    mine from 2012:...
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    The U Boat on the left is actually doing laps...

    The U Boat on the left is actually doing laps around the mainline with a short cut of cars, while the other 3 played some hopscotch to rearrange things in the yard.
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    Spent a little time moving some stuff around the...

    Spent a little time moving some stuff around the yard... just procrastinating on turnout controls, really.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48714938767_e12110e8c2_c.jpgIMG_3929 by Paul Haas, on...
  4. Thread: DCC For Dummies

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    The book is right here (this forum) and it’s...

    The book is right here (this forum) and it’s free.

    There’s all sorts of dummies just waiting to help you.

    There, I just saved you $40. Now put that aside for your new DCC starter set!
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    Order a decoder for your favorite loco. When you...

    Order a decoder for your favorite loco. When you hook the system up, you're going to want to run it.

    You might as well order a few decoders if you can (I don't know how many locos you have),...
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    https://www.nscale.net/forums/faq.php?faq=imgfaq#f...

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/faq.php?faq=imgfaq#faq_imgfaq01
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    I think the title will just live on forever

    I think the title will just live on forever
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    Ha! You have no idea how many of my subordinates...

    Ha! You have no idea how many of my subordinates keep a close on me for that exact reason.
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    This did happen, Gene... but I was negligently(?)...

    This did happen, Gene... but I was negligently(?) not closely monitoring the layout. So the PowerCab, as advertised through NCE's website (Power Cab has built in over current sensing for basic...
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    Risen from the ashes!! ​After being...

    Risen from the ashes!!

    ​After being proverbially burned at the (turnout), melting one set of trucks completely to the tracks, and deforming the other set...
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    Not so dramatic, please!! I'm rising from the...

    Not so dramatic, please!! I'm rising from the ashes, you wait and see! (hint: see my thread)
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    I don't think it's even safe to call it a circuit...

    I don't think it's even safe to call it a circuit breaker, is it? It's more like a circuit pauser, and if you don't take care of the problem quick enough - it's pyrolysis time!!!

    py-rol-y-sis...
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    That's a great example... what a difference! I...

    That's a great example... what a difference! I noticed the "multiple" grab rails on the GP60 and was going to ask about use of a tripod, but you answered it later in your post. I haven't used focus...
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    Dan, i added a post to my layout thread that...

    Dan,

    i added a post to my layout thread that might be of interest to your Powercab research. Just good to know info (purchase extra circuit protection!)

    Paul
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    I finally had a minute to look into the NCE...

    I finally had a minute to look into the NCE website. I grabbed a few quotes from people who had an interest in this conversation, as follow up. This is what I found from NCE (below). Certainly...
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    As this conversation seems applicable to the OP's...

    As this conversation seems applicable to the OP's thread, I'll continue it here. Happy to move over to my own thread if preferred, though.



    That's interesting feedback, thanks. I'll have to go...
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    I converted my DC layout to DCC with an NCE...

    I converted my DC layout to DCC with an NCE Powercab in about 8 1/2 minutes, start to finish.

    I also melted one of my newly converted DCC locos a couple days later in about half that time, but...
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    Sticky: I do like the idea of us members supporting the...

    I do like the idea of us members supporting the site.

    We could have an "upstanding citizen membership" annual fee of, say $10 for those frequent users that have contributed in excess of 25...
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    1955 Chevy, for sure. Wait... what was the...

    1955 Chevy, for sure.
    Wait... what was the question? ;)
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    I don't recall (I could go down and check) but...

    I don't recall (I could go down and check) but those numbers seem accurate, Allen. I think the buss is 16 and the feeders are around 20-22.



    I think I'll also examine the connection where the...
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    I haven't checked that loco, because it doesn't...

    I haven't checked that loco, because it doesn't presently have any hind feet. But everything else seems to be working ok.



    I would have to agree.



    No booster.
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    Great pics as usual, Jeff. I appreciate the...

    Great pics as usual, Jeff. I appreciate the commentary that accompanies them.

    Paul
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    Oh man, you’re already talking all Texas-like!...

    Oh man, you’re already talking all Texas-like! Time to come back to the granite state!
    Happy Birthday
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    I've investigated quite a few fires in my time,...

    I've investigated quite a few fires in my time, and this sure looks like an n scale version of one!

    Is it strange that the majority of the damage is actually where the feeders are soldered to the...
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    Sticky: I appreciate that you're asking for the feedback....

    I appreciate that you're asking for the feedback. Makes it seem like a member/owner community to me...
    I would have no problem with it.
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