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Forum: HO Scale 11-17-2019, 05:55 PM
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Posted By JerryH
removable yard

I can now handle the yard as a single removable panel. The turnouts all work and the blocks are powered. I still have to reassign the blocks and TO detectors in TCG. The trains run fine so i think...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 11-16-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By JerryH
Planning on PC control should be done with...

Planning on PC control should be done with research and planning before spending any money. How much is automated from a little to anything goes, will dictate what would be required in hardware and...
Forum: HO Scale 11-10-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
I will try it that way in the future. That would...

I will try it that way in the future. That would be slick. The speed profiling I can do, but what do you use to compare the momentum and acceleration? Just eyeball them chasing?
Forum: HO Scale 11-10-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Does TCG set up loco consists? It just seemed...

Does TCG set up loco consists? It just seemed that if I gave both locos the same address they would run together easier as I will have them always lashed up.
Forum: HO Scale 11-10-2019, 12:17 PM
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Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
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Forum: HO Scale 11-10-2019, 10:47 AM
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Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
decoder did what?

I had a first for me this morning with a decoder.:confused: The E8A would light up but no functions would work not even run. It was fine last night when I shut everything down. The B unit was still...
Forum: HO Scale 11-09-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Yes I did.

Yes I did.
Forum: HO Scale 11-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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Posted By JerryH
At that end of the tunnel it is 3.2" from the...

At that end of the tunnel it is 3.2" from the rail head to the bottom of the plywood which is fine. However at the opposite end of the tunnel I didn't cut the framework deep enough and it is only...
Forum: HO Scale 11-09-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Track proofing consist

This is the train I like to prove out the track laying. The long cars and overall length will show your track issues real quick. With addition of a second powered locomotive, I can now pull the...
Forum: HO Scale 11-09-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Yard operations?

I know nothing about yard ops. The previous yard layout left little length for switching. I am going to relocate the crossover turnouts. This tentative plan gives 30 inches on the tail beyond the...
Forum: HO Scale 11-08-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
I made up the new yard panel, reprogrammed TCG...

I made up the new yard panel, reprogrammed TCG for the BXP 88, speed matched my 2 E units, and set them to the same DCC address. They run well together. The addressing in TCG is different with the...
Forum: HO Scale 11-08-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Winter is here again and I didn't get anything...

Winter is here again and I didn't get anything done last year. My recent 4014 visit has sparked renewed interest.
After taking and putting this semi portable layout together several times, I...
Forum: Union Station 11-06-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 164
Posted By JerryH
We went and saw it running parallel to HWY 90...

We went and saw it running parallel to HWY 90 near Hondo when it was coming to San Antonio. We also saw it up close on display yesterday.
Forum: HO Scale 10-31-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 375
Posted By JerryH
MIne are all sound equipped. I do turn them down...

MIne are all sound equipped. I do turn them down so that they are heard when close but drown out the ones that are far away on a 8 x 16 HO layout.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 10-19-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By JerryH
This is a long thread but it should give you some...

This is a long thread but it should give you some insight in general. The are various posts concerning signals from simple start up to complex.
...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 10-19-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By JerryH
Easy vs realistic is your choice. Static lit...

Easy vs realistic is your choice. Static lit signals that don't change is easy. Elaborate and realistic signals that change automatically according to the rules you want, often require significant...
Forum: HO Scale 10-01-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 750
Posted By JerryH
I solder all my track except turnouts and...

I solder all my track except turnouts and crossings. They are powered individually. I use double insulated gaps where the track is not soldered. Generally the longest section that is soldered is less...
Forum: HO Scale 03-29-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
I built the first version with the turnouts...

I built the first version with the turnouts included in the blocks and as far as I could tell, it worked. I did have to alter the stop markers though to prevent stopping in a turnout. This new layout...
Forum: HO Scale 02-24-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
Train Controller was the easiest choice for me to...

Train Controller was the easiest choice for me to run the layout the way I wanted. Even though the layout is not very big, I am multi train running deficient. I want more than two trains...
Forum: HO Scale 02-23-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
No. Track power is DCC and Train Controller...

No. Track power is DCC and Train Controller software runs the decoders for trains, turnouts, and signals.
Forum: HO Scale 02-23-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
The attached file is a 3rd PlanIt file. Rename...

The attached file is a 3rd PlanIt file. Rename the txt file extension to 3pi to use.
Forum: HO Scale 01-27-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
I finally put in the crossing signals which I...

I finally put in the crossing signals which I never added to the previous version. This is the likely area where a collision would occur so I always wanted them there. The logic is configured but it...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-17-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By JerryH
You will need the extra functions to make the...

You will need the extra functions to make the ditch lights work realistically. The ditch lights use 2 of the functions. One for each light.
Forum: HO Scale 12-09-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By JerryH
The top of the line models of BLI, Kato, Athearn,...

The top of the line models of BLI, Kato, Athearn, and Atlas with them offering nice detail and sound. Any other brands would not be my choice. Anyone of those 4 brands can produce a unit that has an...
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 181,103
Posted By JerryH
I guess then the center rail pickup is missing,...

I guess then the center rail pickup is missing, which then makes it the OO1 variant.
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