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Forum: HO Scale 10-01-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
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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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 693
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, 09:57 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
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.
Forum: HO Scale 11-23-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
Posted By JerryH
thanksgiving gift

I got this yesterday from my mother in-law. It has been in the family for a long time. I do not know if it runs and it is missing some parts. I looked it up on google. I think it is a Lionel OO gauge...
Forum: HO Scale 11-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By JerryH
Yes, the pictures pretty well show that the kinks...

Yes, the pictures pretty well show that the kinks are the likely cause of derailments.
Forum: HO Scale 11-01-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By JerryH
Some pictures of the trackage might provide...

Some pictures of the trackage might provide clues. Code 83 is less tolerant than code 100.
Forum: HO Scale 10-26-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 177,039
Posted By JerryH
It has finally cooled down, so it's time to work...

It has finally cooled down, so it's time to work on the layout again. The layout is in 4 sections with the first section up for base scenery. The gray area is for the paved part and the tan is for...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 10-19-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By JerryH
Hit the quote button and you will see the youtube...

Hit the quote button and you will see the youtube id.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 09-19-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By JerryH
You might try envirotex found at hardware stores...

You might try envirotex found at hardware stores and it comes 8 ounces to gallon sizes.
Forum: Layout Design Forum 08-30-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By JerryH
This link will get you close. Just chose which...

This link will get you close. Just chose which product number you want.
https://peco-uk.com/collections/turn-out-crossing-plans?page=3
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 08-22-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By JerryH
Power routing turnouts send power with the track...

Power routing turnouts send power with the track route and removes power from the other route. A voltmeter is a handy tool that you need to learn how to use. You can start with it set to AC volts and...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 08-22-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By JerryH
If your DCS is detecting shorts, I think the BXPs...

If your DCS is detecting shorts, I think the BXPs are not doing their job. They should trip before the DCS. Sounds like the turnouts are power routing. Time to get out the voltmeter and see what is...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 08-21-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By JerryH
Are you getting a short on a BXP? I would guess...

Are you getting a short on a BXP? I would guess spur 2 is the culprit. Maybe wired wrong.
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 07-28-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By JerryH
It should be fine. The current draw is low and...

It should be fine. The current draw is low and therefore the voltage loss is low which may be desirable as the voltage regulates the speed of the throw.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 07-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 774
Posted By JerryH
Me too 100% but i had to guess on some and got...

Me too 100% but i had to guess on some and got lucky.
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-20-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By JerryH
I use cheap latex caulk and if done sparingly,...

I use cheap latex caulk and if done sparingly, you can pull up the track by slipping a thin blade between the ties and roadbed to break the bond later. A thin bead down the middle is usually...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 07-20-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 698
Posted By JerryH
The joints on a curve will want to stagger anyway...

The joints on a curve will want to stagger anyway and should be staggered if you are using insulated joiners. If you are using regular joiners that are going to be soldered, then you don't have to...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 07-18-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By JerryH
You can purchase a manual or download it for free.

You can purchase a manual or download it for free.
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 07-14-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,594
Posted By JerryH
I run as many as 9 locos at a time. I set the...

I run as many as 9 locos at a time. I set the sound levels low enough that I can still hear the wheel clicks at the track joints. At a distance the other locos are barely audible when there is no...
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