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  1. I am (obviously) a real newbie. I am starting my first design and have some space considerations. I am thinking about terminating one of my legs with two tracks coming into a turntable, so I can decouple the engine, turn it onto the other track, then advance it and pick up the consist from the...
  2. I just tested my Texas Special & Delaware & Hudson Diesel A Units - they are running great & crew talk, horn & bells all are working fine. Both engines are making a "shrill, piercing noise" as they fly around the track. Any ideas on what is making that sound??
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    Iam not the best at electrical that is my weakness. Why is it when iam running my trains i have to turn power on handle to 70 to 90. Know my tracks are clean have jumpers that what i call it. Replaced the roller pins in transformer i have a duel transformer 30 watt 300 amps and the other one is...
  4. Last night I ran across a discussion regarding track cleaning solvents. I copied a chart showing cleaners sorted by their polar, semi polar and non polar characteristics. I wish to re read the technical explanation, but I can't find it again. Not even sure what forum it was in. I think I got...
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