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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 05:54 AM
    The Wabash Railroad GreenFrogVideos Published on Aug 8, 2013 Purchase the complete DVD at www.greenfrog.com In the summer of 1952, Emery Gulash, well known rail-fan photographer, began capturing activities on the Wabash on beautiful 16 mm color film. Green Frog is proud to release this...
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  • wcfn100's Avatar
    Today, 05:51 AM
    That'd be a good time to fix the orange and silver paint on the nose too. I wonder if the tooling is wearing out. The shell on the IM site is pretty ragged. Jason
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 05:29 AM
    BarstowRick replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    You guys and gals might be interested in this video: Ho scale locomotives dcc with sound mike carey Uploaded on Feb 8, 2011
    43 replies | 808 view(s)
  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 05:10 AM
    HO Walthers American Crane - DCC and lights challenger3999 Uploaded on Aug 21, 2011 I converted my Walthers DC powered American Crane to DCC. Well, this was very easy, adding lights are not! I used a Zimo MX621 DCC decoder and 0603 pre-wired LEDs for lighting, drilling holes through the the...
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  • YoHo's Avatar
    Today, 04:38 AM
    YoHo replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Yeah, the TCS wow decoder is making waves. The diesel version is in beta. The MRH site has one of the beta testers blogging about it. Sounds interesting. Pun very much intended.
    43 replies | 808 view(s)
  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 04:37 AM
    We've covered bridges, buildings, lighting and other things you can do to rehab or revamp your layout. How about tackling some new technology and seeing what it can do for you. DCC, oh no not DCC? You've been working with analog DC, and the performance is less then you had anticipated. Kind of like watching a silent movie. Here is a video that illustrates what DCC can bring to your model railroad table. Model Trains...
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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Today, 04:28 AM
    MioneRR,Check your PM's..
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    BarstowRick replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    A rather lengthy search and I found what I was looking for and talking about earlier. Never mind the English Accent. Check this out. TCS WOW Sound Sample 1 Courtesy of:
    43 replies | 808 view(s)
  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 04:05 AM
    BarstowRick replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    You know there is a way to embed these video's. Look for the film like symbol, click on it, paste the address you copied earlier... into the window provided and hit "Ok" and you are home free. A little editing and further copying gives you a intro. Introducing the SoundTraxx Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder SoundTraxx
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  • santafe's Avatar
    Today, 03:48 AM
    custom make one for your engine that what models do
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 02:58 AM
    Amendment to the above comment, "Unless someone trimmed them that way on purpose". I know a gardener, Japanese descendant who can take a tree and sculpture it into almost anything you want. Beautiful trees and shrubbery. So it's possible to have perfect looking trees. It all depends on the landscaping for a particular home place or business. On the next video: I must warn you someone forgot to mic up the presenter so it get's a...
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  • J911's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    If moneys an issue and you want a simple switcher than yea by all means good for $50 yes it can be converted to dcc.
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  • Carl Sowell's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 AM
    Carl Sowell replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Mike, I am like a child at Christmas time, I am about to burst with anticipation. I used a Knowles Fox speaker with Colombo style enclosure. It sure should meet my expectations. Carl
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  • Mike Madonna's Avatar
    Today, 02:44 AM
    Don't worry.... it will!
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  • Mike Madonna's Avatar
    Today, 02:39 AM
    Hmmm. I thought the "A" units were supposed to have a "Snow plow" pilot? IM kinda slipped them in on us....
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  • Backshop's Avatar
    Today, 02:38 AM
    Backshop replied to a thread CSXDixieLine-Sad News in N Scale
    OMG, he was only 47!!! Holy cow!!
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  • Mike Madonna's Avatar
    Today, 02:37 AM
    Mike Madonna replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Carl, Wait until you install Loksound in that AC-9... you will be :)
    43 replies | 808 view(s)
  • Backshop's Avatar
    Today, 02:32 AM
    This is the first time I've included a live frog crossing in my track plans, and also my first DCC layout. The Peco EF crossings come with four wires attached to the frogs... how do I wire these in on a DCC circuit? The instructions only show a DC set-up. I'm also assuming the Atlas crossings have the same live frog wire attachments? As I plan on using an Atlas Xing too.
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  • urodoji's Avatar
    Today, 02:24 AM
    WTS Atlas GP-7 EMD Demo #300. Box says the loco is decoder ready, but the model has the Classic frame. I believe the box is misprinted. $65 shipped.
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 02:21 AM
    Are you ready for another video. Operations night at the local model railroad club or by invitation to a private layout. Nothing like it. Should you get invited don't turn it down. Loads of fun. Thursday Operations Night at K-10 Model Trains Courtesy of: MrCrispybake
    84 replies | 1803 view(s)
  • urodoji's Avatar
    Today, 02:13 AM
    Want to buy Kato SP F3A 6102(Kato 176-1104A) and matching B unit(Kat 176-1108). Want to buy Intermountain SP F3A 6100(IM 69102-01), F3A 6137(IM 69102-02, and two B units(IM 69802). Want to buy Intermountain F7A EMD Demonstrator(IM 69297-01). I'm not sure if there is an IM 69297-02 or not.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    Familiar scenes for me:
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  • Carl Sowell's Avatar
    Today, 02:00 AM
    Carl Sowell replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Hi guys, I must admit that I have not gone back through the entire content of this thread, so what I have may have been discussed. At our club layout today my good friend Mike Fifer was telling me about some new decoder from Soundtraxx. He saw it demonstrated at Cleveland. He thinks it is "cool" and for one of the most anti sound guys I have been around that is quite a comment. If you have not seen or heard about the Soubdtraxx Tsunami Sound...
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  • markm's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    markm replied to a thread AZL some new items we saw at Cleveland in Z Scale
    Funny. I seem to recall the same prediction on CompuServe in the Trainnet forum. I'd quote it, but I don't have the time to boot up an MS-DOS 6.2 machine and copy it out to a floppy disk. Mark
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 01:58 AM
    John, Must be that 0-5-0 switching move so many talk about. New units put on, serviced and ready to go at end of track? Just thinking out loud. Yep, Analog DC still has it's place in model railroading. Most club layouts are finding it's an easy conversion or add on when it comes to DCC. The San Diego clubs are making the switch and in most cases it's a simple add on. Allowing them to operate on Analog one weekend and DCC...
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Today, 01:56 AM
    I've never owned the N scale version, but had four of their HO. They ran nicely, but weren't exactly quiet.
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 AM
    Paperkite, You are more then welcome. Awesome to see to stoves doubling the point to make the pull. Double heading a train is always awesome. Ken, Bob, should appreciate the FEC video. Keep coming back.:cool:
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  • Allegheny's Avatar
    Today, 01:42 AM
    Eagle2 Thanks. Got it together after getting some sleep and re-reading the referenced thread.
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  • BarstowRick's Avatar
    Today, 01:30 AM
    BarstowRick replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Wow Doug, I couldn't put your novel down. What a read! Well put. I'll send you my clock and you can re-work it. Maybe we could add a WOW sound decoder to the mix. Incidentally, the WOW sound decoder's with the Doppler effect, all done by stereo speakers is as close to the real deal...I've seen yet. On another friends layout he has one of these. The only negative the magnets on the speakers keeps pulling his track nails out. ...
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  • tayder's Avatar
    Today, 01:19 AM
    Thank you, Paul, I re measured and found that I have a space 5 X 7.5' to work with. I believe this will satisfy my wants and I've been considering the attached track plan to fit in and around the Scenic Ridge kit. Anyone recognize this layout?
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  • John Moore's Avatar
    Today, 01:17 AM
    I am wondering if it was supposed to have a thin foam pad or pads to insulate the shell from conducting the mechanism sound. I watched a couple of YouTube videos of one running and they did seem a tad bit noisy.
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  • nickelplate759's Avatar
    Today, 01:08 AM
    nickelplate759 replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    I'm just been getting started to DCC (which is terrific!), but never thought I'd want sound in my trains. Then I bought a pair of BLI PAs, 'cause they came out with NKP (and the correct number boards, finally!), and with sound is how they came. I blanched a bit at the price, but hey, NKP PAs... I put them on the programming track, powered them on, blew the horn and started grinning like the kid with a new toy that I was. Now I want...
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  • woodone's Avatar
    Today, 01:03 AM
    I am using a Power Cab for control system. When I try to change the address the unit will not run. I have to set CV29 to 2 to get the unit to operate. If I change CV 5 so I can control top speed the unit stops running. I then have to reset the decoder and reset CV29 back to 2, default seams to be 3. It then runs and the light work but if I change CV5 it stops.
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  • Spookshow's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    I just purchased one of these and it runs loud enough to wake the dead. Are they all like this or did I just get lucky? Thanks, -Mark
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  • ntex's Avatar
    Today, 12:28 AM
    For Sale used but great condition Precision Masters and Red Caboose 3-bay covered hoppers. All have been upgraded to Micro-Trains (MT) or Accumate (AM) couplers from original Rapidos. Some have Red Caboose hopper gates added. All are $7.50 each plus $4.00 1st Class mail to U.S. only. Will combine shipping. Buy all and get free shipping. Check or USPS money order only. See photos below. PRECISION MASTERS HOPPERS FOR SALE ...
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  • LOU D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:59 PM
    LOU D replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    LOL!!! For me,add all that to that living on a main street,owning a Harley shop and having train tracks on one side of my house,a firehouse on the other,and three huge dogs,I'm not so crazy about sound,either.I strive to make my trains DEAD silent..When I'm in the train room,I'm listening to talk radio,or watching Dr. Who,the military channel, or Top Gear..That said,I have sound in all of my switchers..Yep,an MRC sound unit with strategically...
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  • umtrr-author's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    MRH spent what was in my opinion an inordinate amount of space in a recent issue explaining how their circulation now exceeded that of Railroad Model Craftsman. I found that curious to say the least-- and that's all I will say.
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  • r_i_straw's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    By the second and third night aboard a train, you can get used to it and sleep real well. I always have trouble on the first night. But I do enjoy laying there and listening for the Doppler shift as the road crossing bells go by. The shafts of light through the blinds from the passing lights as you go through a town add to the experience. Its all good. The photos of Nebraska look a lot like I remember Kansas from my recent trip on the Southwest...
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  • thetramp's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:47 PM
    It has been parked a while - won't start. Will need to call a wrecker. lol
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    How much time remaining, until your move? I know you've mentioned it previously.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    You are a sound sleeper! Interesting how the street crossing photos seem to show similarities in how towns appear. The views of Otis are really sad. How small town America is being lost is truly devastating.
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  • BoxcabE50's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Jim- Too embed, it must first be uploaded somewhere. Embedding is a method of linking into a post.
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    It takes a while to travel the 80 miles from Ft Morgan to Denver (they schedule 2 hours), but it is basically 60 miles in 1 hour, 20 miles the second. About the end of the first hour, we finally saw the Rockies. It was very hazy, and I actually had to adjust these photos to make them stand out (we could only just tell they were out there) Look just around the white water tower And here was our first real sight of the Denver Metro...
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    This is Brush CO. Supposedly, the Desky Hotel is a historic building We then pulled into Ft Morgan, CO. Our last stop before Denver Big town, actually
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:20 PM
    We then approached Yuma, CO (also not a stop). These grain silos were at the east end of town The yards and houses in Yuma looked very nice and well kept (unlike some of the towns right along the tracks) This is the Yuma, CO depot - but not an Amtrak stop
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  • mtntrainman's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    mtntrainman replied to a thread Sound or No Sound in N Scale
    Thnxs for the reply Doug. Well thought out summary.
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    This biker (on US 34) basically paced us for about 15 minutes
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    At some point between those photos, we had crossed from Nebraska into Colorado. We approached a little town, not a stop, called Otis, CO. We were still basically paralleling US 34. These buildings in Otis reminded me so much of the western building kits so many of us have on our layouts
    51 replies | 707 view(s)
  • 2slim's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:13 PM
    Hi, Everyone, I have an opportunity to purchase a Con-Cor MP-15 locomotive new in a sealed box. Can anyone tell me if this locomotive is worth $50. I've never owned a Con-Cor HO locomotive. Do they run OK? Can they be converted to KD couplers, DCC ? Any info is greatly appreciated. 2slim, (aka Todd)
    1 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Candy_Streeter's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:11 PM
    These boxcars are really weathered, but do you notice something? No rust areas , or very little, is visible. The red color has faded and black seems to be the important weathering color
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 PM
    We cleaned up, got dressed and went to breakfast. During that time, we continued through this portion of Nebraska, and at some point, all the corn fields turned into "not corn". The transition was so fast, at one point basically flat land with corn as far as you could see, and then, ranch land, with more roll to the terrain.
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  • RBrodzinsky's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:06 PM
    After getting a VERY GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP (very important, and for whatever reason, I really slept well both nights on the Zephyr), I woke to find that we had made it all the way to McCook, Nebraska. Still following US Highway 34. The stops that I had missed were Osceola, IA (Des Moines); Creston, IA; Omaha, NE; Lincoln, NE; Hastings, NE (Grand Island); and, Holdrege, NE. As the sun was coming up, I got out the camera just as we were pulling...
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  • PaulBeinert's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:05 PM
    Tayder, One of the key aspects about a 4x8 layout is that you need access to the two long sides and 1 of the short sides, most people would say you need 30" aisles on each of those three sides so you need a space of 9x10.5
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  • fitz's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    With all the videos BarstowRick has posted, I have to see if I can remember how to imbed one of the Hammond Lumber 17 approaching our train to couple up. Hmm, I saw your comment on another thread about selecting computer source vs. URL , but I don't see that option on the video upload. Also can't seem to find the instructions on imbedding video, which I have done in the past.
    11 replies | 199 view(s)
  • rogergperkins's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:48 PM
    I have already built so many structures that I could repopulate/rebuild the dream layout I had before I retired and moved to IL. Now so much model rr stuff to move that I am hesitant to do anything beyond layout plans and investigate dcc upgrade features and get dcc added or dcc sound added to the current roster. The latter is all hired out.
    3 replies | 156 view(s)
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