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    yep it is the neo Cn. Works really well and...

    yep it is the neo Cn. Works really well and easier to break down and clean than my paache.
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    I went down this road several years ago. It...

    I went down this road several years ago. It spawned an almostreligious debate on this forum. I went with an Iwata. I had a paasche and wanted something a little better.... and I found the Iwata...
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    I think it offers some scenic opportunities that...

    I think it offers some scenic opportunities that a standard helix does not. Every other or even ever layer could have an area exposed in the mountainside.... Eliminates that "Goes into a hole down...
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    Love the cobbler shop. For 18 years I had a shop...

    Love the cobbler shop. For 18 years I had a shop called "The Old Soft Shoe" You captured the look very well. Now if you can make it smell like shoe polish and barge cement...:-)
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    Those are super devices. I have the4 channel...

    Those are super devices. I have the4 channel versionand like it very much.

    TD... you are given some parameters for distance between sensors and I believe there are some jumpers to configure the...
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    WE were all new once... no worries. First...

    WE were all new once... no worries.

    First clean the rails. Use a lint free cloth and some alcohol. A coffee filter works well. If you feel any roughness on the rails like paint or scenery...
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    Have you cleaned the rails or checked wheel gauge?

    Have you cleaned the rails or checked wheel gauge?
  8. Or a nice strong CDU.

    Or a nice strong CDU.
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    In my youth, my father worked for Standard Oil at...

    In my youth, my father worked for Standard Oil at in their Richmond refinery. With that came access to what they called their "Rod and Gun" club which had some great swimming pools and other fun...
  10. Thread: Dc & dcc

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    In short....and there are exceptions to almost...

    In short....and there are exceptions to almost all of what I am about to say... DC requires the track to be broken into discrete blocks of power in order to run more that one train (or MU consist)...
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    TVD makes some fantastic equipment. Servos and...

    TVD makes some fantastic equipment. Servos and TVD controls offer a superior cost/turnout to almost any other method other than manual. I have to disagree with TD a little about servos being...
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    Its not a job! There are no deliverables or...

    Its not a job! There are no deliverables or action items. Get to it when you have some me time.
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    I do not have the electronics background to say...

    I do not have the electronics background to say this, but I bet dollars to donuts that this is PWM. I believe this because there is a known situation where PWM can cause buzzing in some engines. ...
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    Awesome scene in the making there!

    Awesome scene in the making there!
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    That is a great video. The rollingstock looks...

    That is a great video. The rollingstock looks dead on like loose teeth just like the proto... something about how the locos react seems a little off. Maybe it is a relative mass thing. Aver all, a...
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    Looks like they would both be fun. It seems a...

    Looks like they would both be fun. It seems a little odd to me that you access the "yard" through the turntable. Maybe there is a prototype for that someplace. As a play set for you and your 8...
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    Don' t want to hijack the thread...The speedo is...

    Don' t want to hijack the thread...The speedo is on the right. Looks like it is now being made by TCS. http://tcsdcc.com/Customer_Content/Products/Train_Speedometers/index.php
    It has 4 zones. One...
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    Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but it is a...

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but it is a REALLY good idea to make sure you have a gap as long as your longest loco that will be DEAD when in Programming mode. This requires a 4pDT switch, but...
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    i have had 2 SD40T's that never ran well. I...

    i have had 2 SD40T's that never ran well. I think I could have worked on tehm, but did not have the stomach. Als teh railings were very fragile and I had to replace them before i could sell out...
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    I remember years ago seeing BART trains in HO. ...

    I remember years ago seeing BART trains in HO. They looked very proto as I recall. It seem to me I saw them in a basement of an Ace Hardware in Berkeley CA. It was a train shop I had been visiting...
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    I am new at this as well. I have one turnout...

    I am new at this as well. I have one turnout sort of made, just not to well. The gaps for the frog will be just above and below the frog, so point rails will always have the polarity of the stock...
  22. Thread: Decoder choices

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    Once you get going on this it is a VERY good idea...

    Once you get going on this it is a VERY good idea to standardize with one company. It makes consisting and other features more consistent and you don;t need to try to remember what type f decoder is...
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Cool-White-600-LED-3528...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-Cool-White-600-LED-3528-SMD-Flexible-LED-Light-Lamp-Strip-DC12V-IP20-/322049926792?hash=item4afbabe688:g:K2MAAOSwBnVW8j40
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    Needs sauce! actually I have always like track...

    Needs sauce! actually I have always like track plans like this... Very cool.
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    Now that you are thinking about pulling power, it...

    Now that you are thinking about pulling power, it is a good time to think about standardization of rolling stock. It is fun t build a short test ramp with strait and level after. Let the cars roll...
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