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  1. Thread: Metrolink 935

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    Another one that would be cool to see would be...

    Another one that would be cool to see would be the Siemens locomotives... saw a Brightline trainset earlier this month whilst down in that part of Florida.

    Sorry for the hijack.
  2. Thread: Ns es44ac

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    Regarding the FVM NS GEVOs: 1. No rear ditch...

    Regarding the FVM NS GEVOs:

    1. No rear ditch lights from the factory. Of course, this doesn't preclude adding your own. They are an earlier model than the FVM ACe, which (for NS) does have rear...
  3. Thread: Ns es44ac

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    Absolutely. I don't do Facebook at all except...

    Absolutely.

    I don't do Facebook at all except check his site.

    Sam
  4. Thread: Ns es44ac

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    Have you checked at Matt’s site, shopfvm.com?...

    Have you checked at Matt’s site, shopfvm.com? He’s got a number listed under the detailed locos area.
  5. Containers coming too... pre-90s modelers can...

    Containers coming too... pre-90s modelers can rejoice. Only thing that would make me happier is to see some (Hanjin, NYK, MOL) as five or six packs... JTC will be seeing a lot of my money in the near...
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    On the road so doing electronic work: JMRI...

    On the road so doing electronic work: JMRI Operations to prep for next year's Layout Design and Ops weekend in Tulsa, and rummaging through a 1970 ORER to help clarify the N.P. traffic information I...
  7. I'm sure I'll take some flak for slipping and...

    I'm sure I'll take some flak for slipping and finally sullying my locomotive fleet with ATSF, but ran across these two whilst on the road in Florida and decided I could give them a home.

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  8. These folks might have the answer: ...

    These folks might have the answer:

    http://www.jnsforum.com/community/forum/22-dcc-electrical-automation/

    My understanding is that Tomix isn't as DCC-friendly as Kato. Not that all Kato are all...
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    Very good idea in that article as well! Sam

    Very good idea in that article as well!

    Sam
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    Unfortunately, I don't believe that'll work...

    Unfortunately, I don't believe that'll work either... it's not really different from placing a speaker atop the decoder. There simply isn't space in the typical Atlas hood diesel to do so. Perhaps if...
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    I don't think there is enough vertical space to...

    I don't think there is enough vertical space to place a speaker atop the decoder. Factory sound installs using the ESU series favor a speaker in the fuel tank and after-market installs usually place...
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    Didn't do anything on my layout, but participated...

    Didn't do anything on my layout, but participated in the DFW Interchange, getting the opportunity to operate on some first-class layouts. Here's an image I took whilst two thirds of the way through...
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    What command station?

    What command station?
  14. Sorry to hear that. Was a regular stop when I...

    Sorry to hear that. Was a regular stop when I lived up there.
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    Spent almost all of my railroad time last week on...

    Spent almost all of my railroad time last week on removing a trio of sections and replacing them with new sections in an effort to improve staging.

    Old staging ladder, after removal:
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    Mark, Thank you for the pointers. My servos do...

    Mark,

    Thank you for the pointers. My servos do twitch when first connected to power but they don't jump to zero... that has the potential to be a large swing.

    I'm in the midst of disassembling...
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    There are a lot of great N scale layouts in the...

    There are a lot of great N scale layouts in the Kansas City area. A number of us came up from Oklahoma for the KC Ops Weekend (entirely N scale!) last February, and I had the opportunity to operate...
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    Mark, The original post by Geoff is at...

    Mark,

    The original post by Geoff is at https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/34417 and his sketch may be downloaded from there. The relevant part is as you note, and is below:



    void...
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    EsK You're probably seeing this screen: ...

    EsK

    You're probably seeing this screen:

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    Click on one of the squares (note that, depending on your layout size and print size, more or less lines may be visible)

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    Mark, I am sitting here listing to one servo...

    Mark,

    I am sitting here listing to one servo clicking away in the background. Like Rodney, some tips on how you deactivate your servos would be appreciated. The sketch I am using - from Geoff...
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    DCC Specialties has an auto-reverser of some...

    DCC Specialties has an auto-reverser of some sort. Their products tend to be pricier than Digitrax but given my experience with the Digitrax AR-1 I'd not recommend it. If you have a Digitrax command...
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    The limit switches for frog power are SPDT? I...

    The limit switches for frog power are SPDT?

    I tried to run about 14' of 22ga servo wire and that was a miserable failure, so I ended up using a pair of Arduinos, one for each end of the staging...
  23. Thread: XTrackCAD 5.1

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    What do you have under Options > Colors...

    What do you have under Options > Colors (Ctrl+Alt+C)? I don't have any yellow tracks displayed, but I do see reddish track if there is a problem (excessive grade, radii too tight, etc.). I've...
  24. Depending on your Arduino control method,...

    Depending on your Arduino control method, shouldn't this be pretty straightforward? My present turnout solution is a JMRI - Arduino connection, and setting something like this up as a route in JMRI...
  25. Sort of like soldering tweezers? The Hakko...

    Sort of like soldering tweezers? The Hakko conversion kit for my station is $200, so I've not yet jumped on that boat. I haven't had much luck with soldering wicks so I ended up purchasing a solder...
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