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    I'm one who will put cork under the track then...

    I'm one who will put cork under the track then sand it to slope, old school.
    My thought if you don't use it would be to have the cork extend past the end of the turnout just a bit, maybe an inch or...
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    Going back to the article that Joe Fugate wrote...

    Going back to the article that Joe Fugate wrote on the different types of cleaners for track: Polar vs Non Polar.
    Alcohol was ranked low on the list as a good cleaner for track.
    Maybe use a Non...
  3. Looks good Moose, but I have my suspicion that, ...

    Looks good Moose, but I have my suspicion that,
    that Moose pushed the bush on the tracks to stop the loco so as to get a better view?
  4. Yes you could, just grab a stip of Atlas joiners,...

    Yes you could, just grab a stip of Atlas joiners, solder a wire to each and install.
    The troubles I've heard of is the joiners may become loose over time or oxidized or glue gets into them when...
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  6. Thread: ok steamers

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    Short memory???

    Short memory???
  7. I picked up one of the Ribbed versions just to...

    I picked up one of the Ribbed versions just to see it up close.
    I agree with most of your comments.
    The details on these cars are not the best and could be done better, especially for the price....
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    Well depending on who I shot down, it might feel...

    Well depending on who I shot down, it might feel pretty good! ;)




    Some KATO couplers do have the magnetic abilities, but I have not heard if they work that good or not, If any do it will be...
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    :lol::lol::lol: Tony, to be honest on my end, I...

    :lol::lol::lol:
    Tony, to be honest on my end, I uncouple by hand on my end.
    What you were seeing was the magic of video editing. Sorry...

    If you plan to use or try the magnetic uncoupling...
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    That doesn't count!

    That doesn't count!
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    I agree that a lot of the manuals are loosely...

    I agree that a lot of the manuals are loosely written and leaves a lot to be desired.
    How do they say that? Designed by Geeks, Written by Geeks and only understood by Geeks.

    I think this would...
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    Here's a link to Transponding:...

    Here's a link to Transponding:
    https://dccwiki.com/Transponding#Transponding

    Basic explanation: It has to do with locations. Knowing where something is and allowing the system to talk to it....
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    NO. DCC as a whole is not complicated. How we...

    NO.
    DCC as a whole is not complicated.
    How we choose to use DCC or what we want our DCC system to do for us can be.

    It's the Add-On's to DCC that is the problem.
    I don't think it was truly...
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    In my eyes this is where DCC shines, it give us...

    In my eyes this is where DCC shines, it give us the opportunity to make our toys run better.
    But yes Zos, a lot has to do with the quality of both.... the chips and the locos.
    DCC as whole is not...
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    Trying to walk the fence and look at both sides...

    Trying to walk the fence and look at both sides of this thread.
    I find it easy looking back on it (trust me, it can still make my blood run cold at times), but I thank my lucky stars for the...
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    The basic DCC option is still there. No one is...

    The basic DCC option is still there.
    No one is twisting your arm to make you go any farther than what you want to.
    The choice is yours.




    Choices.
    We asked for them and we got them, careful...
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    No reason that couldn't work. Looks like you...

    No reason that couldn't work.
    Looks like you drew two Orange A/D tracks the whole length now.
    I didn't do that on my plan.


    The turnout that leads into the yard/engine house, move that to the...
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    Bo, This is what JMRI is all about, a GRAPHIC...

    Bo,
    This is what JMRI is all about, a GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE. You don't have to remember where things are, there are separate tabs for each chip, each tab is broken down to the different functions...
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    That is basically correct Tony. You have the DCC...

    That is basically correct Tony.
    You have the DCC systems which are used to control the chips.
    They also are used to program the chips.

    Then you have the Chips themselves.
    You have to learn what...
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    This is what I'm thinking of....

    This is what I'm thinking of.
    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48909104411_7e2f056c29_b.jpg
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    I guess I'm at a loss of where you guys are...

    I guess I'm at a loss of where you guys are coming from about DCC being overly complicated?
    Maybe I'm just not awake enough?

    At what point are you talking that the line has been crossed from...
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    When it comes to sound, in my view....yes. ...

    When it comes to sound, in my view....yes. That's because there are just too many options.
    Back before all this sound nonsense came around, DCC WAS pretty simple.
    Which is one reason my layout...
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    As for your main yard, unless that is how you...

    As for your main yard, unless that is how you want it, it could be redesigned for smoother operation.

    First thing I'd do would be to get rid of the three A/D tracks, you don't need three, two...
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    That Wombat, is a very slippery slope, be...

    That Wombat, is a very slippery slope, be careful....;)
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    While I'm not a fan of Bachmann, I think this...

    While I'm not a fan of Bachmann, I think this opinion has been well observed.
    So before this thread goes off the rails, let's keep the opinions to ourselves and see if a replacement motor can be...
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