Kato Double crossover Stutters ONLY on one Route or Path

Mark Ricci Apr 24, 2021

  1. Hardcoaler

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    You are a sick man, Doug. :LOL:
     
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    What a great car!!
     
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    The 24-018 does not output PWM but uses internal circuitry to mimic or simulate the much greater granular control of throttle that PWM via DCC offers. I think its a great DC throttle! If I had gone with the Digitrax, the DCS52 allows connection of fine Analog Throttles however may try to interface to arduino as future project. Didn't look at Prodigy.

    Yes, born and lived in NJ for most of my life. Doing a fictitious mid 20th century rural NJ town winter layout. It has a cooling effect when the torrid and humid Florida summer weather is in full force. One small section is actually complete so I can show you.

    But with this issue, almost at the point of throwing layout in dumpster.
     
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    A tired Miss Liberty on a real gon, as seen 01/1980 at Knoxville, TN.

    1980-01 CNJ Logo Knoxville TN.jpg
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

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    I hope I don't have a similar problem. My future layout has a Kato crossover at a critical spot.

    Heehee -- my wife even carved us a CNJ pumpkin many years ago .....

    2003-10-31 CNJ Pumpkin Columbia SC - for upload.jpg
     
  6. Doug Gosha

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    I try to get over it but it won't go away and they tell me there's no cure OR vaccine!

    :D

    Doug
     
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    That should have been top priority to get that repainted!

    Doug
     
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    Very cool. Your wife has REAL talent!

    Doug
     
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    There are a set of 5 videos "Along the Jersey Central" on youtube that were transferred from film. A joy to watch if you haven't see them..
     
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    Whoa, that's some excellent footage. I've not seen these and will have to check them out! Sometime in the early '80s I bought a Betamax video of the CNJ's company-produced The BIG Little Railroad film.

    A portion of it is here

     
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    Per your request.. a couple of pics of the almost finished part of layout
     

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  12. Doug Gosha

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    Great videos. Quite few EMD/Alco consists. Did the CNJ change their color scheme every other week?

    :D

    Doug
     
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    Just watched.. Wonderfully done!
     
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    Yeah, that was one of the big problems in finding stock for the layout's era. I love the Brunswick green as shown on my sd35 pictures above. Also, it took a while to try to find a chronological name pattern.. Central Railroad of NJ or Jersey Central Lines or Jersey Central. I really wanted a loco shorter than the BLI F3 but using trovestar database, shows the Atlas VO-1000 at 48' the shortest CNJ DCC N scale loco commercially made. Love the SW7 and at 44' Jersey Central had them in green.
     
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    Just about. After the war when the future looked bright, the CNJ went with tangerine and blue as replicated by NS with its CNJ Heritage Unit. But conditions instead worsened and the austere Deep Sea Green with yellow stripes became standard (aka the "Toothpaste Stripe" scheme). At some point in the 1970s, the CNJ then added the red "Coast Guard" scheme to the roster, with its bold white stripe being deleted thereafter.

    The CNJ and LV both loved new paint schemes. With both roads often running within sight of each other, they must have been constantly inspired. :LOL:
     
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    I realize we have completely gone off track in this thread originally about poor performance of locos over a particular double crossover but... here's another contribution to the New Jersey sub thread:

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    My older brother received one like this little HO loco for Christmas of 1962, I believe. I still have it plus two others I found on eBay.

    Doug
     
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    Wow, very nice..
    Wow, only have a few odd parts around from my first layout in 1965. You are very lucky to have such a nice loco.

    Yes, going off on tangents is something I'm at fault too however this is the first time I've encountered CNJ followers so it was maybe a little justified?
     
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    While we're "off track" as it were, if you haven't seen it Mark, the CNJ station in Flemington as been beautifully renovated and serves as a bank. [Photo taken 04/01/2017]. An N Scale kit of it is available at [ https://thenarch.com/products/cnj-two-story-station-n ].

    2017-04-01 01 Flemington NJ CNJ Station - for upload.jpg
     
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    Wow, its very nice. Haven't been to the central western part of NJ since the mid 90's. My brother may know as he lived in Morris for a while. N Scale Architect did a great job with the kit. I would have considered this but too large for my layout. Guess you know the Maywood Station in Bergen Ctny, Atlas has model in N. Ended going with the WS pre-built LED Depot and added 2 exterior platform lights.
     
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    It'll probably too large for mine too, when I get my layout underway that is. N Scale Architect has a lot of neat stuff. I'm an interlocking tower fan and they have some mighty neat models in that category too. Speaking of which, the next time you pass through Phillipsburg, check out the CNJ's PU Tower if you've not seen it. It's owned by a rail club and is closed, but is being renovated.

    I shot PU in 09/1982. You can see part of the depot on the other side of the bridge.

    1982-09 Phillipsburg NJ PU Tower - for upload.jpg
     
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