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OC Engineer JD Jan 16, 2009

  1. Keith

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    I bet you can get them down to $2100.00 flat (and you get free shipping!)
     
  4. BoxcabE50

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    Some sellers just like to go sucker fishing. $2100? Ha ha ha.
     
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    Not sure, but his cousin sells ohms by the pint container elsewhere on the bait. Buy plenty, pour some in whenever it sounds like you're low on ohms.
     
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    At the risk of being that "geeky guy", the speaker needs to be 8 ohms. The typical decoder is putting out 2 watts at 8 ohms. So if someone installs a 4 ohm speaker, the decoder will pump 4 watts to it. Since the amp is not rated at 4 watts, it will distort.

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  10. Point353

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    Are we discussing a "typical decoder" or an ESU Lok-sound decoder as mentioned in the auction description?
    If we confine our remarks to ESU decoders, then it depends upon whether or not it is a v4.0 decoder or an earlier version.
    While the earlier versions were specified for use with an 8Ω speaker, the v4.0 version is rated to drive a 4Ω load.
    Also, each decoder has a maximum output voltage and current capability, if you don't exceed either one, then you can connect a lower impedance load to it.
     
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    Many years ago, someone had done a single truck passenger car in HO. It was quite whimsical and was actually reproduced by a kit company. Sold through Walthers(?). Cannot recall who it was or their model RR name, but it was a well known person.
     
  14. badlandnp

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    It was Walthers and I think it was a tribute to Grandt?
     
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    Yes it was Walthers in HO. I have a grade school friend and his grandfather was
    a station agent for the Milwaukee Road. I got my friend two in Milwaukee Road colors,
    as I recall. I think there was a Pullman and an observation car.
     
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  16. Randy Stahl

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    The Oscar ( Observation short car) and the Piker
     
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  18. BoxcabE50

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    Yes. These are what I am remembering.
     
  19. Maletrain

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    But neither of those had the cupola, so this eBay item must be worth more, right? If he had glued-on a steam dome, think what it would go for!
     
  20. Randy Stahl

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    Kinda looks like a dynamometer car for the toonerville trolley.
     

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