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Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 184
Posted By DonR
Maybe I'm one of the few members old enough to ...

Maybe I'm one of the few members old enough to
remember CARBON PAPER. Typists placed it between
two sheets of paper in the typewriter. You got the
original plus the 'carbon copy'. (that's where...
Forum: HO Scale Yesterday, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By DonR
Dennis You are right...your gap should be...

Dennis

You are right...your gap should be OVER the
uncoupling ramp. You could then stop the 2nd loco
while the lead loco pulls away.

Don
Forum: N Scale Yesterday, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By DonR
I'm very familiar with the panel used for ...

I'm very familiar with the panel used for
connecting any wired hand held controller
with the main controller.
I just didn't recognize it with the term 'PC circuit board'.

There could be a...
Forum: N Scale 12-08-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By DonR
Akabu What 'small pc board' are you plugging...

Akabu

What 'small pc board' are you plugging your DCC
controller into? Normally, the two wires from
the controller connect directly to the track or to a bus
that then feeds the track by drop...
Forum: HO Scale 12-07-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By DonR
John There are many times the need for...

John

There are many times the need for soldering
occurs around a layout.

Soldering is not at all difficult. You start with
a small 25 or 30 watt iron. They often come with
a coil of resin...
Forum: HO Scale 12-07-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 173
Posted By DonR
If you see the 8 pin connector the loco is DCC...

If you see the 8 pin connector the loco is
DCC ready...possibly says so under the frame.
So, all you need is to buy any make of 8 pin
decoder, then plug it in.

If you will ultimately go sound,...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-07-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 50
Posted By DonR
Welcome to our fun house. And thank you for...

Welcome to our fun house.

And thank you for your service.

There's a bunch of guys here with decades of
experience in all aspects of the train hobby,
so just let us know how we can help you...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-06-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By DonR
You've done the right thing by cleaning and ...

You've done the right thing by cleaning and
replacing the lube in the gearing with LaBelle's.

The reason the wheels won't turn with motor
installed is that is uses a 'worm' gear.

However, the...
Forum: HO Scale 12-06-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By DonR
Not at all clear what you have in mind but I'll...

Not at all clear what you have in mind but I'll go out on
a limb with it any way.

If it is your intent to have the turntable as a block 'T'
then you would have a gap where you have a red line....
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-04-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By DonR
Buckster Welcome to our merry band of train...

Buckster

Welcome to our merry band of train guys.

All that old stuff is probably going to need
TLC...cleaning out the old lube and putting
in fresh plastic friendly lubes...LaBelle's has
a...
Forum: HO Scale 12-03-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By DonR
I loved my two GE 70 tonners but you will be more...

I loved my two GE 70 tonners but you will be more
pleased with it's pulling ability if you add weight.
I basically filled the cab and seldom had any
wheel slip.

Don
Forum: HO Scale 12-03-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By DonR
The capacitor may be a 'filter' to eliminate...

The capacitor may be a 'filter' to eliminate radio
interference. If you have a soldering iron, remove
one leg and see if your locos runs properly.
It has no function related to the operation of...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By DonR
Jack There are various types of couplings as...

Jack

There are various types of couplings as you
have found. To help you, post a picture of
the coupling on the Mehano loco and another
pic of the coupling on one of the cars you have.
Our...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-02-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By DonR
Doris A big Christmas season welcome to the...

Doris

A big Christmas season welcome to the Forum.

If you have any questions about setting up your
train we'll be glad to help. We'll need to know
what train you have. Is it 2 rail HO or...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 433
Posted By DonR
CharterPa Our members have provided very...

CharterPa

Our members have provided very helpful information
regarding your question.

It isn't clear how your bridge will move. The easiest
construction is a lift bridge, hinged at one end. ...
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By DonR
It appears that the 4 most popular DCC systems ...

It appears that the 4 most popular DCC systems
are NCE, Digitrax, MRC and Bachmann. Any one
of them would have the power to run 3, 4 or more
trains at the same time, each individually controlled....
Forum: HO Scale 12-02-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 462
Posted By DonR
No. The Peco turnouts are NOT DIRECT...

No. The Peco turnouts are NOT DIRECT replacements
for Atlas turnouts. The measurements and geometry
are different.

However, if you are using flex track you can easily
overcome those...
Forum: N Scale 12-01-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By DonR
Maybe this video will help you. For turnout...

Maybe this video will help you.

For turnout info scroll to 5:30 on this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfmrpkQ4e0A

Don
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 11-30-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By DonR
The Azatrax is a very good detector system. ...

The Azatrax is a very good detector system.

But here is another les costly:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HO-CROSSING-FLASHER-and-BLOCK-DETECTOR-IN-ONE-/264100345629

Use Google search for HO...
Forum: HO Scale 11-30-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 851
Posted By DonR
aquakiwi The suggestions offered would be...

aquakiwi

The suggestions offered would be the same for DC or
DCC operation. There is actually no difference in the
tracks or turnouts for DCC. They merely transmit whatever
type of current...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-29-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By DonR
Barry Regardless of the number of power ...

Barry

Regardless of the number of power
districts you have there can be only one
DCC system connected to your layout.

You can add a booster that will provide more
amps if you have a number...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-29-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By DonR
Most turnout motors are designed to use around...

Most turnout motors are designed to use
around 14 volts.

5 amps is way more than you need for
turnout points. Regardless of the number you
have, each uses a burst of power momentarily
then...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-29-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 113
Posted By DonR
Barry The DCS50 is a complete DCC system and...

Barry

The DCS50 is a complete DCC system and is not
intended to be an additional controller or power supply
for an existing system.

Why do you want to add to your system?

Do you want...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-29-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By DonR
Ron It would seem to me that if you are...

Ron

It would seem to me that if you are using DCC stationary
decoders to control your turnouts you would need
to have them on the DCC bus in order to get the
DCC encoded 'commands'. I have not...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 11-28-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By DonR
I have not used these double crossovers in the...

I have not used these double crossovers in the 'non reverse
loop' situation you have, but I doubt
that you will need do any special wiring for them. When
you get them 'temporarily' installed you...
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