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    I agree with Paul Schmidt :) I haven't tried...

    I agree with Paul Schmidt :)

    I haven't tried that yet, but I do have some PCBs for exactly that purpose on the way to me once the Chinese get back to work... let us know your experience over time,...
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    Do check out more pictures when you have the time...

    Do check out more pictures when you have the time and especially the particular loco number you are looking at: http://rrpicturearchives.net/Search/SearchLocomotives.aspx - at least if you want that...
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    Well, it can depend on how deep into details you...

    Well, it can depend on how deep into details you go.

    Yes, the 1993+ Dash 9s are still very much in service today at BNSF, alongside and consisted with Tier 4 GEVOs. Yes, I believe there still are...
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    Digitrax also has a set of nine colors, 10" each....

    Digitrax also has a set of nine colors, 10" each. Seems like it's not too good in supply, though, but if it is, it's cheap at $15 MSRP. Called DECODERWIRE:...
  5. Sounds like a solid plan, especially if you go...

    Sounds like a solid plan, especially if you go 15" or even larger (I know that increases the size of the balloons).

    Have fun,
    Heiko
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    There is a difference between joiners on...

    There is a difference between joiners on T-Trak-modules that are being disconnected and reconnected every few weeks - that's what those Kato joiners are made for - and joiners that are being left to...
  7. Not really anything to lubricate on them... and...

    Not really anything to lubricate on them... and if you do, it'll probably end up where it doesn't belong and does more harm than good (i.e. the collector/brushes).

    I guess from your description...
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    I say go for it. Like you say, it's not a "now or...

    I say go for it. Like you say, it's not a "now or never" decision. And I believe it's much easier to run a single loconet (and power?) cable to every DS64 (which can be interchanged freely between...
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    For a long-term layout, I agree. Though with...

    For a long-term layout, I agree. Though with Unitrack, I'd solder a feeder to every rail joiner - don't see a way to do nice solder jobs on the rails there. Might solder (most of) the joints,...
  10. Rule of thumb (and my modular standard): 4" in...

    Rule of thumb (and my modular standard): 4" in front of first track center, 4" behind last track center minimum to avoid derailed trains taking a deep plunge. So minimum width 8" ;)

    Realistically,...
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    Nah, he's probably sitting somewhere giggling to...

    Nah, he's probably sitting somewhere giggling to himself because he succeeded getting people out of his layout thread and they don't notice he doesn't post any pictures ;)

    Heiko
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    Second, good to hear you got it fixed :) ...

    Second, good to hear you got it fixed :)

    Third, yes, usually it is. Sometimes - very rarely in DCC, more typical in computers - leading zeros are used to indicate octal notation (as in 001, 002,...
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    Melvin or Melvinton or West Melvin after...

    Melvin or Melvinton or West Melvin after https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Melvin,_Buff,_and_Max ?

    Or, as Bremner and @Scotian Huntress suggested, something from a Native language? Wampoose has been...
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    Here's a timelapse from a 2017 meeting of my...

    Here's a timelapse from a 2017 meeting of my modular group: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZO_l_KIUI - you can see most of us do the sandwich technique with end plates for landscaped modules and...
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    Shipping probably won't be much affected, but I'd...

    Shipping probably won't be much affected, but I'd expect production to be delayed. There are a couple of cases - nowhere near the Chinese numbers - at a Bavarian auto parts manufacturer, and they...
  16. Thread: Life on Mars !

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    So that's where Mr. Beeblebrox went after his...

    So that's where Mr. Beeblebrox went after his latest coup - better watch out or you might have some Heart of Gold parked on the tracks...

    Heiko
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    Thanks, I wasn't even aware they had made it onto...

    Thanks, I wasn't even aware they had made it onto their production schedule. Hope the company survives until the D in TBD and then also to actually making and shipping them :)

    Heiko
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    Holy ****, $43 for a flat car? I paid $24...

    Holy ****, $43 for a flat car? I paid $24 (granted, that wasn't MSRP) when BLMA was making them five-six years ago...

    Still, I might get myself another one or two. Flat cars are often scarce at...
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    Congratulations on two wonderful ladies in your...

    Congratulations on two wonderful ladies in your life, and good luck with the DCS52. Let us know if you have more trouble (and also if you don't :D)

    Heiko
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    You are so spot on there. I visited an exhibition...

    You are so spot on there. I visited an exhibition with my just-turned-six godchild last weekend, and he kept going back to the single pushbutton at the entire exhibition :) Those firefighters sure...
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    Maybe it falsely triggers in this case because...

    Maybe it falsely triggers in this case because the link also contains "nscale"?

    Just a theory, I haven't seen it happening before. Let me check:

    https://www.nscaleintermodal.com <-http...
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    Naw, they just like your MRR so much... Heiko

    Naw, they just like your MRR so much...

    Heiko
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    That programming track sounds pretty dead... I...

    That programming track sounds pretty dead... I mean, you did switch from OPS to PAGE or DIR or PHYS before trying, right? Then I'm out of ideas, it should definitely register something on the...
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    I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for, in...

    I'm not exactly sure what you are looking for, in terms of "how many contacts" and "how much current" and also I don't exactly know how you plan to connect them through the wood (Will you drill...
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    You close OpSwitch 39, as explained here:...

    You close OpSwitch 39, as explained here: http://www.digitrax.com/tsd/KB579/zephyr-xtra-reset-to-factory-default/ - definitely worth a try. And afterwards, as @kingmeow suggested, try the different...
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