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  1. Yup, got to agree with you there. Buying a DCC...

    Yup, got to agree with you there. Buying a DCC system now. Everything's should be fine now. Except for getting two engines repaired.:rolleyes:
  2. Part of the problem is that a full feature DCC...

    Part of the problem is that a full feature DCC system (no point spending money on a starter system that would need an eventual upgrade, and wireless throttles are pretty much required with my...
  3. I am using the variable DC output from the...

    I am using the variable DC output from the throttle. (The trains "do" respond to the throttle after all, and I'm using DC operation for testing and breaking in new engines. It doesn't even have a...
  4. Recommendations for a decent power pack that won't fry my decoders?

    I've been doing my DC testing for ever with a solid, dependable but old power pack that my dad bought in the 70's. Turns out that despite saying it only goes up to 14 volts, it actually seems to be...
  5. Designed for 120V input. We took a multimeter to...

    Designed for 120V input. We took a multimeter to the track, and although we're not 100% sure how to use it, at full power under load it's about 18 volts. That would also explain the buzzing sound...
  6. I just looked at it, and discovered that my very...

    I just looked at it, and discovered that my very old power pack goes up to 14 volts, not 12. The mikado, since it's top end speed is very realistic, was left to run with the throttle pretty high for...
  7. Anybody else having problems with BLI Paragon 4 engines?

    So far I'm two for two in problems with Broadway Limited Paragon 4 steamers. Ones a heavy pacific, the other's a heavy mikado. Ran them on the test track to break them in and make sure they work, and...
  8. 15", for running the old Rivarrossi heavyweights...

    15", for running the old Rivarrossi heavyweights with American Limited diaphragms before they went away and Micro Trains came out with much better ones. I'm assuming if they're fitted to Micro Trains...
  9. Rivarrossi heavyweight w/ American Limited Diaphragms coupling distance?

    I'm planning on adding some American Limited Diaphragms (operating) to Micro Trains heavyweights, but first I need to know if I need to adjust the coupling distance. I'm assuming things should work...
  10. Well, made some phone calls, and... AAA is...

    Well, made some phone calls, and... AAA is definitely out of business, Custom Model Railroads is a firm no (they're fed up with their own turntables), but Diamond Scale is in business, (although only...
  11. The Fleischmann one is long enough, but doesn't...

    The Fleischmann one is long enough, but doesn't look like an American turntable. I need a 90' and a 105/110/115' turntable, and the ability to get 15 degree track spacing. for the latter one. I'm...
  12. Do ANY turntuble options other than 135' Walthers and Atlas EXIST??

    Simply put, N scale (and model railroading in general) is out of turntable manufactures. Diamond Scale went out of business several years ago, leaving AAA Precision Turntables the only game left in...
  13. Is a 10" radius curve noticeably sharper (visually) than an 11" radius curve?

    This is a weird sort of "minimum radius in reverse" question. Mainline any anywhere passenger stock is to go is 15" radius with no problems, and 11" on industry trackage (since plan-wise there's no...
  14. Actually, I have no need at all for plan sheets....

    Actually, I have no need at all for plan sheets. I downloaded track planning software, added Peco turnouts with view set to "centerline," and printed them out and measured along extended centerlines....
  15. Well aware. I'm planning to use either all of one...

    Well aware. I'm planning to use either all of one or all of the other, except that if I go with Atlas than a Peco 3-way turnout (or possibly slip switch) might get used if needed. (Serious adjustment...
  16. Trying to figure out what size Peco code 55 turnouts to use

    Right now, I'm in the track planning stage, planning versions with both Atlas and Peco code 55 (to be determined when construction eventually starts) and I'm confused by Peco's code 55...
  17. Seconded. What forum, and how long ago was this?

    Seconded. What forum, and how long ago was this?
  18. Any mention of other possible body styles in that...

    Any mention of other possible body styles in that chat?
  19. New body styles for Micro Trains heavyweights?

    Wondering when/if Micro Trains is going to make new body styles for its heavyweights. Notably not produced so far is a combine; actually surprising considering it would certainly sell well. Other...
  20. OK, I give up - Vallejo -game/model color (mix) equivlent for PRR Fright Car Color?

    I'm pretty much at the point where I need to paint some PRR freight cars. And I don't know how to use an airbrush. And the material I'm painting is incompatible with enamels. And pretty much the only...
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    Funnily enough, I'm planning on trying out liquid...

    Funnily enough, I'm planning on trying out liquid masking tomorrow. Plan - Elmer's glue. Vallejo also makes a liquid mask, which since it's them, should be incredibly easy to apply with a brush. It...
  22. Advice needed - converting model power pacific to knuckle couplers

    I've got 2 model power pacifies that I need to convert to knuckle couplers, and I don't really know how to do it. I bought some underslung micro trains couplers, but it's very obvious that they won't...
  23. Unfortunately, I can't say I'm surprised. In the...

    Unfortunately, I can't say I'm surprised. In the locomotive department particularly, there hasn't been any news in several years, and I'm not even sure if they were even in production. It's also true...
  24. List of all micro trains special run cars?

    Anybody know of a a listing of all micro trains special run cars? I'm mainly interested if they ever did a special run of a group of USRA steel boxcars lettered for the PRR, not Merchandise Service...
  25. 53' 6" AAR 70 Ton Flatcar - when were they first built?

    Intermountain is coming out with new 53' 6" AAR 70 Ton flatcars, and I want to know if they're era appropriate. I'm modeling 1938 or so, so a lot of cars are too modern for me, and I can't seem to...
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