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  1. Sasha
    03-22-2015 10:27 PM
    Hello, tr1! How are you?
  2. JerryH
    03-11-2015 09:39 PM
    My layout was home run wired instead of common rail from the outset. The are +/- feeders for every block. There are 4 blocks per zone with the - rail feeders wired to one buss per zone and individual + feeders for each block. Each group of 4 blocks are double gapped at zone junctions. I didn't have to do it this way, but I did it for circuit breaker protection for each zone. Zones are also know as power sub districts. Each zone - buss is wired to a circuit breaker on a Digitrax PM42.
  3. wvgca
    02-11-2015 09:26 PM
    Ebay, four good suppliers, thestylehome, wehonest_cn, sfcdirect, and cnmodelnt , not sure exactly which one those specific trees came from though...might have been sfcdirect or maybe evemodel_es .. I think I may have upwards of 5000 trees on there so far..
  4. ronnie
    12-13-2014 07:49 PM
    doing good TR ,thanks, I hope to get some photos up soon, I got kinda sidetracked LO building some model cars and stick and tissue air planes, but I am definatly still into it
  5. sstlaure
    10-05-2014 12:14 PM
    No problem tr1.....
  6. ronnie
    09-23-2014 08:59 PM
    don is right the instruction was not clear, thanks for the friend request , I accept
  7. tr1
    07-23-2014 01:12 PM
    A cheap or inexpensive way too make mountains is too use the "hard shell scenery" technique. This was first introduced some time in the 70's, by a gentleman named; Linn Westscott.(not sure on the"spelling") It involves the use of"hydrolcal." It is a lite weight casting plaster... When paper toweling is dipped into the water mixture, or applied. It forms a strong and light weight "hard shell". The color receptive shell requires oil paint washes,(earth tones; burnt-umber and such). I highly recommend, this technique for making mountains. Also: rock face castings may be added together with the rocky landscape that is normally found in these mountainous regions. I think this method for scenery was first called "ziptexturing." I greatly recommend this process for making mountains and things of that nature. If your layout is in the garage, once again I highly recommend this process.
    The area I'm trying to represent. Here, may be washed to represent sand, stone, and gravel.Then, the actual material will not have to be used and micro waved to "kill" unwanted
    outside pests, bugs, ect. ect. And Woodland Scenics offers water based earth toned
    color washes..... As I had mentioned earlier; I'm planning too add pictures here at the forum.
  8. tr1
    05-04-2014 04:56 PM
    When this layout was first started, DCC was not mainstream. Consequently, the first wiring
    attempt was for single engine operation. So 18 AWG wire was adequate for the current levels
    produced or expected. Now with the DCC current level possibly even greater than the current carrying capacity of the wire. I will be required to beef up my wires.(larger AWG) After exhaustive research, I Feel I'll be able to meet the requirements for risk free operation.(No smoke on the decoders and things of that nature). NO signals confused instructional data.Doing so...... I think, the use of "snubber's",(an R/C)circuit will help absorb the current spikes along with signal reflections.(unwanted noise) in the command signal. It's really not much trouble to add,just an additional form of insurance. for the electrical components, and
    instructional data. I presume. Regard's,tr1
  9. tr1
    01-01-2014 02:15 PM
    the have it!
  10. tr1
    11-17-2013 10:56 AM
    :{sell it :-{P

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    R/C Aviation Inthusiast
    Medically retired
    Scales Modeled
    Aviation Inthusiast
    Southeastern Wisconsin
    United States
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