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    Try using a short piece of your track (a cut off)...

    Try using a short piece of your track (a cut off) and attach it to a small wood dowel. File the one end that you will be using to inserting the track, sharpen and tapper. Now take one of your joiners...
  2. OK, just how many hours did you spend to get...

    OK, just how many hours did you spend to get here? Or was it days?
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    OK , here you go: Search for. WWW...

    OK , here you go: Search for. WWW HOSEEKER.NET. Then N scale, then find your loco.
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    Not sure which loco’s you have. Getting to the...

    Not sure which loco’s you have. Getting to the H/L bulb is a chore. Do you plan on replacing the bulb, or maybe it is just a bad connection?
    to get to the bulb you have to remove the gear cover...
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    When you first started did you set an address? If...

    When you first started did you set an address? If so when you did the reset did the decoder go bock to the default address of 3.
    I would try a reset again. You might read the instruction manual...
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    Well we were all noob’s when we started . You to...

    Well we were all noob’s when we started . You to will become experienced.
  7. Kato used several different LED’s on different...

    Kato used several different LED’s on different locos. Might be as simple has changing the LED it self. I know over the years I have seen bright ones and others that were almost yellow. When I ever...
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    You know that the B unit could be non sound,...

    You know that the B unit could be non sound, right? A simple DCC decoder would let them run together.
    Sound in just the A unit might be all you need?
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    If both units are powered you will need to...

    If both units are powered you will need to install a DCC decoder into each one. You would not be able to run one on DCC with the second on DC.
    Any DCC system will control your DCC equipped...
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    Looking at your first post— what kind of noise...

    Looking at your first post— what kind of noise are you hearing? Is it a high pitched squeal, ? Or some thing else?
    I am thinking that you may have a motor bearing that is dry and needs just a touch...
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    Hard to see the motor mounting in your photos....

    Hard to see the motor mounting in your photos.
    is the motor held in place via 4 small clips in a plastic holder that snaps into the frame halves?- If not then there are two small rings that fit over...
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    Heating a frame will take a very large heat...

    Heating a frame will take a very large heat source! Not a good idea I M.O..
    Electrical tap is iffy at best- when it gets hot itís not stable. It melts with heat and will get every thing inside a...
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    Try Builders InScale

    Try Builders InScale
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    Sending you a PM woodone

    Sending you a PM
    woodone
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    P-LineSoo, Sending you a PM. Jerry— AKA woodone

    P-LineSoo,
    Sending you a PM.
    Jerry— AKA woodone
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    Could you explain transmission went out? What are...

    Could you explain transmission went out? What are you seeing or not seeing.
    I have 4 or 5 Mikados and have not had any problems with them. Some are going on 10 years old. Pulling power could be...
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    I have three or four older TSU-750’s in my Kato...

    I have three or four older TSU-750’s in my Kato Mikados. Never had a overheating problem.
    Most over heating problems come from the decoder not mounted to something to disparate the heat.
    I had one...
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    Noah> sent you a PM. woodone

    Noah> sent you a PM.
    woodone
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    One thing to keep in mind- if you do not re use ...

    One thing to keep in mind- if you do not re use the Kato board clip, you must press down on the motor tabs to the board, other wise you might not make a good contact from the decoder to the Kato...
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    Wise move- you have a $200.00 locomotive, you...

    Wise move- you have a $200.00 locomotive, you might just has well invest in a quality sound decoder!
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    Take a look at CV 61- make sure it’s set to zero.

    Take a look at CV 61- make sure it’s set to zero.
  22. This may be a bit late- when you did a reset of...

    This may be a bit late- when you did a reset of the decoder did that change the address back to the default 3?
    if not (well maybe you are still running on address 3) you would not know- but after a...
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    I guess I do not understand your repair? With...

    I guess I do not understand your repair? With everything painted black is is hard to see where the break was.
    The most important thing about repairing this draw bar is getting the two pickup wires...
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    JB weld is a insulator and will not conduct...

    JB weld is a insulator and will not conduct electricity.
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    Well I clean real well with a good solvent then...

    Well I clean real well with a good solvent then make sure the wires are in place . Then I use JB weld. Let cure and your set to go.
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