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Forum: New Member Introduction 02-23-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By DonR
While posting in the 0 gauge forum will get you...

While posting in the 0 gauge forum will get you the
attention of our members who work in that scale, if
you wish to sell any of what you have you can
advertise it FREE in our For sale or Trade...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-22-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By DonR
Was there a capacitor in the errant loco motor...

Was there a capacitor in the errant loco motor circuit by
any chance? That could interfere with the motor
reactions to the decoder.

Since the decoder works fine in another loco it would
seem...
Forum: My Layout 02-20-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 28,463
Posted By DonR
That harsh 'R' pronunciation as in 'warsh' has...

That harsh 'R' pronunciation as in 'warsh' has been often used
in 'them thar hills'...and in movie and TV scenes
involving 'red necks'.

However, in the case of the manual...looks like a
plain...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-19-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By DonR
If you want your 'inner circle' to be isolated ...

If you want your 'inner circle' to be isolated
from the outer oval, you might consider a
double crossover. That would enable trains to move
from inner to outer if desired, but also to operate...
Forum: HO Scale 02-19-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By DonR
Very interesting study. You've sure put in some...

Very interesting study. You've sure put in some thought
and time to provide it.

However, unless I missed seeing it in all of your details,
I don't find any consideration for the WEIGHT of the...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 673
Posted By DonR
I don't know about favorites...most of you were...

I don't know about favorites...most of you were not
born when I was INTO music.

But, how about these:

Chattanooga Choo Choo
On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
City of New Orleans
Casey...
Forum: N Scale 02-16-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By DonR
With or without wood sheet underlay, 2" foam...

With or without wood sheet underlay, 2" foam offers
the opportunity to carve contours doe your layout...small
ditches, a nice pond...or even a river. You
Also could run your wires UNDER it and...
Forum: N Scale 02-14-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By DonR
Sam There is no technical reason why you...

Sam

There is no technical reason why you couldn't have
both N and HO trains on the same benchwork. With
DCC, you could even run both layouts from the
same controller at the same time.

Did...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-14-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By DonR
Your turnout stationary decoders should take the ...

Your turnout stationary decoders should take the
power from your track bus direct from your DCC
controller. The rails on the turnout should take
the power from connected tracks and should...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-14-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By DonR
Bill From what you say it would seem that...

Bill

From what you say it would seem that the Plymouth
and your Proto 2000 locos have the same decoder
address.

The solution would be to change the address of
ONE of them to a different...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By DonR
The motor on your loco is DC. So if it is...

The motor on your loco is DC. So if it is running
the wrong direction, you probably connected the
wires from the decoder to the motor backward.
Flip them. The wires from the trucks to the...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-13-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By DonR
Could your detectors be 'seeing' the EZ turnout...

Could your detectors be 'seeing' the EZ turnout decoders?
They would draw about the same current as an idle
loco decoder. Is it possible to 'feed' the EZ's off
of a bus that is not a part of your...
Forum: My Layout 02-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 789
Posted By DonR
When you have a yard and also sidings and spurs ...

When you have a yard and also sidings and spurs
you are going to need a passing siding. The siding
makes it possible to run 'around' a car. That would
enable a loco to push a car forward into a...
Forum: HO Scale 02-13-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By DonR
Fine looking locomotive. It could probably...

Fine looking locomotive.

It could probably pull a lot more of those big
hoppers if you would replaces the actual 'coal' load with
foam or other lite material 'topped' by the 'coal'.

Don
Forum: New Member Introduction 02-13-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By DonR
Welcome to the fun place for 70 year old folks. ...

Welcome to the fun place for 70 year old folks.

I was over 80 when i began my latest layout and
that worked out fine...HO
is just right for the space you have available.

Now is the time to...
Forum: HO Scale 02-12-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By DonR
This video shows how the new Twist lock Peco...

This video shows how the new Twist lock Peco motor
works and how easily it is installed.

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

These would be a desirable replacement for the PL10 Peco...
Forum: HO Scale 02-12-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 262
Posted By DonR
It would be very unusual for a loco to draw more ...

It would be very unusual for a loco to draw more
than .4 or .5 amps, most are much less. First thing to
do is find out what your loco is drawing. Disconnect
one wire to your track. Set your...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-12-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By DonR
You can't go wrong with Peco turnouts. You just...

You can't go wrong with Peco turnouts.
You just don't have turnout caused derails
with them.

However, you should be aware they offer
'Insulfrog' and 'Electrofrog' versions.

Those with small...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-10-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By DonR
That sure seems to be a very complex device. ...

That sure seems to be a very complex device.
Way above my pay grade.

I assume you have seen this video and read
the manual.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei--8gl1U8U

Don
Forum: HO Scale 02-10-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By DonR
What voltage does the motherboard maker claim ...

What voltage does the motherboard maker claim
for the LED output? If more than 1.5 volts your
incandescent bulb would soon die.

If there is no information, you would best use
your multimeter...
Forum: HO Scale 02-10-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 958
Posted By DonR
Possibly the easiest urban area to plan for your ...

Possibly the easiest urban area to plan for your
layout is a small town. Building kits are widely
available at hobby stores. But it is enjoyable to
create your own. Hobby shops have scale...
Forum: Union Station 02-08-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 448
Posted By DonR
I sure agree, an off the air antenna is the way...

I sure agree, an off the air antenna is the way to go.
Mine is an RCA designed for digital and mounted outside
the on fascia. I think it ran around 30.00 at Walmart. Easy install.
They claimed...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-08-2020, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By DonR
The BLUE wire on decoders is the common, and it...

The BLUE wire on decoders is the common, and
it is POSITIVE. So, if you are using LEDs you'll
need to see that the blue wire connects to the
positive wire on each LED.

Decoder light feed is 12...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-07-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 270
Posted By DonR
Michael Your DCC controller does feed all...

Michael

Your DCC controller does feed all tracks in the
layout, I assume. That being the case, your
main controller and any other hand held controller
can run any trains anywhere on your...
Forum: Layout Design Forum 02-07-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By DonR
The craft section of Walmart, Michaels and Hobby...

The craft section of Walmart, Michaels and Hobby Lobby
have excellent very low priced water based paints. One 'color' available is asphalt. You can mix your own. Black with a little white or gray...
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