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    amstilost, Looking at the second picture in this...

    amstilost, Looking at the second picture in this post: https://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?50452-Shelf-brackets-up-construction-has-begun&p=617882#post617882

    I highly suggest moving the...
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    Sticky: This person is clearly trying to get collectors...

    This person is clearly trying to get collectors prices, especially on the brass, which he must think are worth more than they are.

    And of course, he just has pictures of the boxes for the...
  3. That has been a typical consist for the Heartland...

    That has been a typical consist for the Heartland Flyer since its inception. I rode it both directions shortly after that run started, here’s a picture before leaving FT. Worth on 12/30/2000.
    ...
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    Sticky: It is on my iPhone

    It is on my iPhone
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    Sticky: After skimming through the posts on this thread...

    After skimming through the posts on this thread from the last couple of days, I found the filter box in the app on my ipad now has a gauge selection… at least if your search criteria has any results...
  6. Well, you have to consider this a chicken and egg...

    Well, you have to consider this a chicken and egg problem…. Did the quality of service go down because the trains were losing money or was a degradation of service a reason for loss of revenue.
    ...
  7. My comment on all of this is that there isn’t a...

    My comment on all of this is that there isn’t a passenger carrying service in the US that makes a profit and isn’t subsidized in some way by the government.

    When passenger trains were profitable...
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    Could you flip the body of the camera over… so...

    Could you flip the body of the camera over… so the arm is on the bottom instead of the camera?
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    I like to say there are two parts to operations:...

    I like to say there are two parts to operations:
    1) getting trains from point A to point B.
    2) getting cars from shipper to consignee.

    You can design a layout so, either by design or by...
  10. Theoretically that should work. Are you also...

    Theoretically that should work.

    Are you also going to be using the module network connection for NCE throttles?

    Except for the power cab, when used as a command station, NCE’s cab bus doesn’t...
  11. RS232 is limited to two devices. RS485 can...

    RS232 is limited to two devices.

    RS485 can have up to 128 devices. RS485 is actually pretty common in industrial applications. In model railroading, it is the physical layer communication...
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    NCE does not use LocoNet. NCE’s command bus...

    NCE does not use LocoNet.

    NCE’s command bus is called Cabbus. It is based on RS485.

    Paul
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    OpenLCB ( which has been adopted by the NMRA as...

    OpenLCB ( which has been adopted by the NMRA as LCC - see https://openlcb.org/ ) is mostly implemented using CAN bus.

    Rr-cirkits has a few nice OpenLCB nodes built using CAN. See...
  14. Oops, yes, I got it backwards.... but... the...

    Oops, yes, I got it backwards.... but... the wiring is almost the same.

    NCE recommends adding a few resistor to the cable to connect to a Digitrax booster:
    ...
  15. True, but the LocoNet panels on the protected...

    True, but the LocoNet panels on the protected side are optional... and you aren’t going to be daisy chaining other devices on the protected side after the booster because the NCE booster doesn’t have...
  16. Heiko, I think the LNRP is less of an issue. ...

    Heiko,

    I think the LNRP is less of an issue.

    When you are connecting an NCE booster to a LocoNet system, you are only connecting the booster input signals ( Railsync in Digitrax terminology )...
  17. Glen, What booster do you use with your NCE...

    Glen,

    What booster do you use with your NCE system?

    Most NCE booster manuals include the wiring diagram for the cable you need to create to connect an NCE booster to a Digitrax system. The...
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    12th Ohio N-scale weekend (2021 Edition)

    Hello All,

    It is now one month until the 12th Ohio N-scale weekend (2021 Edition).

    As in years past, the event will take place at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, OH. Setup on...
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    I see no mention of lighting in the listing on...

    I see no mention of lighting in the listing on the Atlas web page.
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    I don’t have mine in front of me at the moment,...

    I don’t have mine in front of me at the moment, but here are three things I know for sure:

    The Atlas version has window glass.

    The Atlas version has knuckle couplers ( accumates, but that is...
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    I just bought myself two BN plows... one from the...

    I just bought myself two BN plows... one from the last run and one from Walthers.

    Atlas made some great additions to these.

    I don’t like seeing the price increase either, but I also don’t...
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    It is called the LokSound 5 FX ...

    It is called the LokSound 5 FX

    http://www.esu.eu/en/products/loksound/loksound-5-fx/
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    Similarly, I can do the software part of all this...

    Similarly, I can do the software part of all this any day... the hardware is sometimes beyond me, but I can usually follow a circuit once some draws it up for me.
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    Yes, there are several motor shields out there. ...

    Yes, there are several motor shields out there. Here is on example:

    https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-motor-shield-rev3

    These types of shields can be used as the booster for DCC++ system,...
  25. I have a smaller touch screen I use with JMRI on...

    I have a smaller touch screen I use with JMRI on a RaspberryPi. It works pretty well.

    For small control panels, you set the zoom so the panel fills the whole screen. If done right, this makes...
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