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    I have locomotives with different top speeds...

    I have locomotives with different top speeds (usually way too high) but that is not related to power. I have yet to see a motor actually stall from pulling too many cars. Instead, the wheels lose...
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    What MRLdave said. Are the terminals or copper...

    What MRLdave said. Are the terminals or copper tabs touching the frame somewhere? Remove (if not hard wired) the decoder, put it back together, and ensure no continuity between frame halves and...
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    Those switches look nice, smaller than the ones...

    Those switches look nice, smaller than the ones I've used. Do they have enough throw to move the points all the way? Where are they from?
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    Great looking layout! What did you use for the...

    Great looking layout! What did you use for the cyclone fence webbing around the substation?
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    Yeah, if you look at the water from a low angle...

    Yeah, if you look at the water from a low angle it reflects, and it will appear blue if the reflection is clear sky. If it reflects cloudy you get steel gray. If you stand on a bridge and look down...
  6. These are from the DJI Osmo. Unedited: ...

    These are from the DJI Osmo. Unedited:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j405n0YdDDY&t=3s Edited here and see my sig's old way link:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ21pWCCwfw&t=8s
  7. I have an ancient standard res camera that will...

    I have an ancient standard res camera that will transmit to a receiver which you you hook up to a TV. 90's tech. I have two newer. Both record and you play back later; no live view. All have tiny...
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    Like body mounted couplers, in my particular case...

    Like body mounted couplers, in my particular case using plywood beams it is a solution in search of a problem. I have 22 year old benchwork built with 1x4s topped with plywood, all screwed and...
  9. I use Chickenhawk's approach. I didn't have...

    I use Chickenhawk's approach. I didn't have issues until I ballasted and even then it wasn't very often, but adding an electrical switch makes it rock solid.

    A couple of additional details: the...
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    I recommend supergluing the ties to roadbed and...

    I recommend supergluing the ties to roadbed and rails to ties on either side of your cut so they don't move during or after the cut, and cutting with a Dremel cutoff disk or, very carefully to avoid...
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    The way I move about, I would pad that thing or...

    The way I move about, I would pad that thing or wear a helmet.
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    Quick name for prototypes. Is it just BNSF and...

    Quick name for prototypes. Is it just BNSF and UP? The article said Amtrak has not cancelled its northeast corridor trains.
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    Realroad strike?

    It appears that US railroad engineers are about to go on strike. Does anyone know more details? https://www.npr.org/2022/09/14/1122770345/freight-train-strike-travel
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    Could also try Formica... er.. countertop...

    Could also try Formica... er.. countertop laminate... for strength. IIRC Menards sells them in less than the standard 10' x 5' size. I've cut them with both a carbide laminate cutter and with a...
  15. Looks pretty good, lots of good stuff. Some...

    Looks pretty good, lots of good stuff. Some comments/questions:
    Your yard needs a runaround. Ditch the turnaround, that's what the turntable is for.
    Your yard could start earlier to make its...
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    If you mean how to insert a piece into a gap and...

    If you mean how to insert a piece into a gap and deal with the joiners, remove enough ties from one of the ends at each joint so that you can slide the joiners all the way under, then slide them back...
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    When the left (lower) turnout was laid, it was...

    When the left (lower) turnout was laid, it was laid a bit crooked. Specifically, the point end is angled too close to the camera, needs to be pushed farther back.

    I don't think you need to...
  18. Should help - just a tiny dab. I would still...

    Should help - just a tiny dab. I would still scrape the point contacts with an exacto.
  19. I never had problems until I ballasted, ended up...

    I never had problems until I ballasted, ended up using slide switches to throw and power the turnouts.

    There are actually two contact points. One is the point of the rail, the other is where it...
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    Has anyone tried just carbon paint along the axle...

    Has anyone tried just carbon paint along the axle from one metal wheel to the other? Seems like it would not draw much amperage. ...
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    I tried it without logging in and was able to add...

    I tried it without logging in and was able to add a hopper to my order. I have not ordered from them in the past, so maybe clear the site's cookies from your browser.
  22. This is my dumper setup. It differs from a hump...

    This is my dumper setup. It differs from a hump scenario in that the hoppers are uncoupled prior to being pushed up the ramp on the left. The pusher does not have a coupler so it will not couple...
  23. Those in-track magnets work better than almost...

    Those in-track magnets work better than almost anything else that I've tried. There has to be slack to uncouple, and I frequently have to do a back/forth dance over the magnet to uncouple on flat...
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    Thanks! It discounted a $30 car $7.50.

    Thanks! It discounted a $30 car $7.50.
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    I started to order something, got to the point on...

    I started to order something, got to the point on the MT website where the total including shipping was shown and I needed to enter credit card info. I didn't see anything about a code and balked. ...
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