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Old 01-21-2013, 09:30 AM   #21
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Yep, the interesting part is, that one has already exited the picture. It, for some reason, would derail it's pilots on O36 Fastrack, even though it ran fine on O31 tubular track. I finally got tired of trying to make it run and pulled the electronics out and put back a simple electronic reverse board and sold it. Those electronics made their way into another locomotive.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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Well, I now know who to ask for advise if and when I decide to convert my Williams GP-9 to TMCC. You know your stuff, GRJ. I did add a sound system to the GP-9 Williams dummy diesel (lots of room in there) from MRC. It's ok at best.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:43 PM   #23
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The GP-9 should be a piece of cake to convert, I've done several Williams conversions. I most recently converted a Reading F-7 A-A to MTH PS/2. I have another Reading set that I'm going to do in TMCC so I can run on either system.

For absolute sound quality, Lionel Legacy is still the best, but it's not available for upgrades.

For retrofit command, I have to give the edge to MTH PS/2 conversions, the RailSounds 4 is not quite the quality of the MTH. I keep hoping Lionel will make the RailSounds 5.0 stuff available for sale, I'd love to pick up a couple of sound sets in RS5.

Make sure you're happy with the operation on the layout in conventional first, I ended up taking the command out of that GG-1 because it couldn't handle Fastrack O-36 curves.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:34 PM   #24
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Grj , nice job. ( from what little I did understand) . This stuff is way beyond me!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #25
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Thanks GRJ, all my locomotives are now Legacy except for a Williams Warbonnet Sante Fe Dash 9 and a Western Maryland GP-9 and matching dummy. These locomotives will traverse my entire layout without any problems so it's a matter of making up my mind if I want to spend the money on the conversion and if I want to give it a try. I'll keep one of them in conventional transformer mode to pull my track cleaner car around the layout. The little GP-9 works great for that.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:23 AM   #26
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Actually, pulling the track cleaner around with cruise control is great, you can just set it to work and watch it, no throttle jockeying required.
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