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  1. There are some nice photos of the 4014 tour on...

    There are some nice photos of the 4014 tour on Facebook group.
  2. Has long has there is not a real close other...

    Has long has there is not a real close other componet close, I use a heat gun (shrink gun) I put on a bit of flux on the solder pads and heat it up until,I can remove with tweezers
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    Are you talking about a decoder that is in the...

    Are you talking about a decoder that is in the tender now, or are you converting to a new sound decoder?
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    Be a while that I have done one of these. Has I...

    Be a while that I have done one of these. Has I recall there are some obstructions on the inside of the shell that fit into the place where that decoder sits. Try putting some modeling clay on the...
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    They are a real stinker to get back together. I...

    They are a real stinker to get back together. I use a short piece of # 36 magnet wire. Put the coupler together, then wrap two turns of the wire around the shank and twist one turn. Leave enough wire...
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    there is but only one GS-4 locomotive, and it is...

    there is but only one GS-4 locomotive, and it is the Southern Pacific 4449 from up in Portland.
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    I would be looking for a bad connection at the...

    I would be looking for a bad connection at the draw bar , and then the connection, in the tender to make sure the small l shaped contacts has not become disconnected.
    If you have no steam...
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    I have installed 50 or more of these. One thing I...

    I have installed 50 or more of these. One thing I do is wire up the motor decoder wires first. I unsolder the gray and orange wires from the decoder. This lets me hook up the motor to these wires...
  9. Was wondering if you did a sir ware update to the...

    Was wondering if you did a sir ware update to the new 2.3 version?
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    Well the GS-4 is very touchy . Do you know if...

    Well the GS-4 is very touchy . Do you know if this is a first run of the 4449.
    If so the first run units had problems with the drivers hitting the frame and causing a short.
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    I would be looking for a short! Motor to frame...

    I would be looking for a short! Motor to frame most likely. The Power Cab will program most all decoders.
    need more information to be able to trouble shoot.
    what locomotive? What decoder?
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    no need for any drilling/tapping nor any LED’s. I...

    no need for any drilling/tapping nor any LED’s. I use the original light boards so there is no additional parts to buy.
    soldering, yes it is required.
    If you are going to be doing DCC installs, I...
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    OK, I did say list price- but at any rate...

    OK,
    I did say list price- but at any rate $37.30 plus shipping is getting too close to $50.00 for me.
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    Love the split decoder——BUT at a list price of...

    Love the split decoder——BUT at a list price of almost $50.00 I have been using some of the smaller decoders on the market and hard wiring them, and saving $$.
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    So, poster #5 was hearing things? My point was...

    So, poster #5 was hearing things?
    My point was this- why does a information video need a lead of music?
    If I wanted to hear the latest-greatest music, I would not be looking for it hear on a RR...
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    I have to ask! Why do we need music in the back...

    I have to ask! Why do we need music in the back ground?
    Are you trying to be like the TV shows where you canít hear the dialog because the music is so loud ?
    JMO
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    I would order a new set of drivers from Kato....

    I would order a new set of drivers from Kato. Replace the front only and save the rest for spares.
    watch that small pin- it’s VERY small. Has a matter of fact I would order some pins at the same...
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    No grooves— If you route your wires for the power...

    No grooves— If you route your wires for the power pickups through the slots where the motor wings were you will not have to groove the frame, just solder to the contact strips on the frame and route...
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    What you do is hook up a motor, speaker to the...

    What you do is hook up a motor, speaker to the decoder- hook up your track outputs from your DCC system. The red & black wires- the motor can just be a spare-speaker same thing.
    don’t worry about...
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    I am going to jump in here and state some things...

    I am going to jump in here and state some things that may or may not have been addressed.
    First off when tapping with a very small tap (00-90) use a pin vice NOT A TAP HANDLE ! A pin vise will give...
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    Latex rubber is pretty much the same from brand...

    Latex rubber is pretty much the same from brand to brand. Two things I learned. 1. Seal your master! 2 before you remove your master make a plaster casting around your master and laytex. If you don’t...
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    WOW, where did all my colors go? I put them in my...

    WOW, where did all my colors go? I put them in my post but they sure are not there- I see in a later post some one listed them- 3MM on the shrink. The Kapton tape will work, but the shrink makes for...
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    OK Tony, saw your work bench . Is that a half...

    OK Tony, saw your work bench . Is that a half eaten sandwich setting there?
    going to give you a hard time here-Get some wire for you hookups. THE RIGHT COLORS! Case you don't know here are the...
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    GREAT JOB TONY! the filings will not attach to...

    GREAT JOB TONY!
    the filings will not attach to the motor(they are not magnetic)- you can blow off with compressed air.
    don’t forget to clean behind those copper holders on the one frame- they will...
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    Tony To strip down to the bare frame you remove...

    Tony
    To strip down to the bare frame you remove the two screws that hold the frame half’s together. One at each end,also remove the fuel tank- mark the tank front so you will get it back on the way...
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