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    Shame really, that one of the best-running and...

    Shame really, that one of the best-running and nicer looking N scale locomotives (if you can overlook the huge flanges) was so poorly designed to allow the owner easy access to the motor.

    What...
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    With all due respect, Allen, I'll keep turning my...

    With all due respect, Allen, I'll keep turning my question back to its original premise; it's not whether DCC is complicated, but has it become overly complicated? "Overly" is the operative word.
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    Again, the context of my question is not whether...

    Again, the context of my question is not whether DCC is more complicated than DC control. Each in its basic form has inherent complexities.

    I don't care a fig for comparisons to DC viz. DCC.

    My...
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    Not really, Tony. No two motors are identical --...

    Not really, Tony. No two motors are identical -- at the price point to keep the model affordable -- in performance at a given voltage, no two drive assemblies and wheel sets have the identical...
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    I tend to think these types of quality control...

    I tend to think these types of quality control issues have their genesis inside the company, within the culture, then come to fruition at the manufscturing level.
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    You want zosimas to repaint it?:D Just joshing...

    You want zosimas to repaint it?:D Just joshing you, Tony. I knew what you meant!
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    I want to reemphasize that I used the adverb...

    I want to reemphasize that I used the adverb "overly" intentionally. Yes, DCC had a degree of sophistication, complication and learning curve right out of shoot 25 years ago. Still does, just to use...
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    I think you'll be quite pleased with both models,...

    I think you'll be quite pleased with both models, Tony.
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    I think purchasing anything from BLI has become...

    I think purchasing anything from BLI has become as much as a dice roll as purchasing Bachmann. The quality control of both outfits is up and down the scale from model to model. Why buy the potential...
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    But that's the issue, isn't it? DCC was supposed...

    But that's the issue, isn't it? DCC was supposed to be handheld, with simple steps to program and easier to use than DC. The simplicity is vanishing; the techno geeks just can't keep their hands off...
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    And you know, those CVs -- 2, 5 and 6 -- are like...

    And you know, those CVs -- 2, 5 and 6 -- are like the ABCs, with CV29 being as or a bit more important. Bread and butter stuff.

    Let me tell you, uploading new vital signal software and PTC...
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    Has DCC become overly complicated?

    So, has DCC become overly complicated? Have ESU and other manufacturers drilled down so deeply into sub-CVs that using DCC has become tedious, even mind-numbing? And what can be done about it?

    For...
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    From what I'm seeing about Klarna (a Swedish...

    From what I'm seeing about Klarna (a Swedish outfit), that's not exactly what Klarna is. It's more of a simplified payment system in which Klarna buys the item, then the consumer reimburses Klarna. ...
  14. richfiles, sounds as if you are describing...

    richfiles, sounds as if you are describing Astrac, which GE introduced in the 1960s, an analog command control system for model railroads. Used FM on fixed frequencies to one of five receivers.

    It...
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    Cool! That would be welcome!

    Cool! That would be welcome!
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    Sticky: Naw, it looks just like the junk I see every now...

    Naw, it looks just like the junk I see every now and then around here!
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    I believe Kirchoff's fifth law of voltage proves...

    I believe Kirchoff's fifth law of voltage proves that is the case::D

    V = 1/Z+M^squared

    Where V is voltage of the batteries, Z is zaps and M is Moose. So the more zaps involving Moose being...
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    Good going! I like that creativity. :thumbs-up:

    Good going! I like that creativity. :thumbs-up:
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    Just a thought. Mine seems to buck the teeniest...

    Just a thought. Mine seems to buck the teeniest tiny bit, barely preceptible, with BEMF on and auto-calibrated.
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    Sheesh, forgot about Atlas's S-2! Yes, smooth...

    Sheesh, forgot about Atlas's S-2! Yes, smooth runner (even better with BEMF disabled, anyone?).
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    The Kato NW-2 and Life-Like/Walthers/Atlas...

    The Kato NW-2 and Life-Like/Walthers/Atlas SW-1200 are sure contenders.
  22. My experience with using gray primer only is that...

    My experience with using gray primer only is that deciduous trunks and branches are too light, even under 5000K layout lighting, Tom. This coloring would be even more egregious for coniferous trees....
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    Ha!:lol::lol:

    Ha!:lol::lol:
  24. Good to hear from you again! Hope the surgery...

    Good to hear from you again! Hope the surgery goes well, both on your neck and at Bachmann!
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    Yep, you know how to measure current!:D Ah,...

    Yep, you know how to measure current!:D

    Ah, so only 2 volts at 3 amps, if I'm understanding, that's what's keeping the motor from melting. Couldn't you just it back to Bachmann for repair?
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