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Forum: O Scale 12-24-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 588
Posted By Paul Kallus
That is a very nice Christmas train! Perhaps...

That is a very nice Christmas train! Perhaps nostalgia plays a part, but to me anything with red and/or green in it makes a nice Christmas train. Anything shiny, actually.
Forum: O Scale 12-04-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Paul Kallus
Curt, I agree with your summary of CTT. While...

Curt, I agree with your summary of CTT. While Roger Carp seems like a good man, I find his layout narration "cookie-cutter" and rather monotonous; in fact, I can't even read his narration anymore its...
Forum: O Scale 10-30-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
I am kind of surprised to read about the various...

I am kind of surprised to read about the various issues with the DCS thumbwheel. I was one of the first buyers (beta testers) of DCS - which is going on 19 years now - and still have two DCS remotes...
Forum: O Scale 10-20-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Paul Kallus
Wow, what a powerful machine that is. A true...

Wow, what a powerful machine that is. A true classic in the final days of steam...and it does me good to see it steam again.

I almost pre-ordered the latest Lionel Legacy version...I had to draw...
Forum: O Scale 10-19-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
Yeah, the DCS remote is a "middle-way" of...

Yeah, the DCS remote is a "middle-way" of operating MTH trains.

I know there's still lots of people who operate conventionally - and I respect that for its ease of operations, and others at the...
Forum: O Scale 10-17-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,259
Posted By Paul Kallus
Who is most helpful? Marios has been extremely...

Who is most helpful?
Marios has been extremely helpful to me. Best packing I've ever seen, bar-none - Styrofoam peanuts on all sides = UPS standards.

Who has best customer service?
Toss-up...
Forum: O Scale 10-12-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By Paul Kallus
I am also in SE PA, about 30 minutes south of...

I am also in SE PA, about 30 minutes south of Reading. While I've let my TCA membership lapse and haven't been to York since 2005 or so, perhaps in the future we can carpool. My work is pretty...
Forum: O Scale 10-12-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By Paul Kallus
Are there any parts to be on the lookout to buy...

Are there any parts to be on the lookout to buy for future repairs? I have to admit I don't know what to even look for on the 50% sale on-line. I mostly run Legacy steam, and only have a couple of...
Forum: O Scale 10-10-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,418
Posted By Paul Kallus
That is a model that needs to stretch its legs,...

That is a model that needs to stretch its legs, and it can do so on your fantastic layout, Dave.

Its a good thing I stick to eastern roadnames, with the exception of the Milwaukee Road that is,...
Forum: O Scale 10-08-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
fwiw: I sent an e-mail to MTH last week politely...

fwiw: I sent an e-mail to MTH last week politely requesting that they re-consider their decision. As I pointed out, not everyone can use Windows applications on Smart devices, whereas the analog...
Forum: O Scale 10-07-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,273
Posted By Paul Kallus
Lee, I hope your "repairs" go well :)

Lee, I hope your "repairs" go well :)
Forum: O Scale 10-06-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
John - what I especially like about the...

John - what I especially like about the thumbwheel is that I can hold the remote in one-hand and dial the thumbwheel with my thumb of that same hand. Whereas the dial on the Cab 1 and Cab II requires...
Forum: O Scale 10-06-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
I prefer the DCS remote, too. Window's...

I prefer the DCS remote, too.

Window's driven handheld devices are too challenging for my fingers and/or limited dexterity.

I actually like the DCS remote more than the Legacy Cab II remote,...
Forum: O Scale 10-05-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Paul Kallus
Just in time for Halloween, Jeff. Did Lionel...

Just in time for Halloween, Jeff.

Did Lionel make Scooby-Doo figures as well?

I watched the cartoon every Saturday morning in the 70s, was my favorite, and Looney Tunes, too.
Forum: O Scale 10-02-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
John, that's good to know. BTW: My DCS is...

John, that's good to know.

BTW: My DCS is set to 4.1 - I recall its the version you loaded...must have been 2-3 years ago now. Is there any benefits to updating to 6.x or whatever it is now?
...
Forum: O Scale 10-02-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,048
Posted By Paul Kallus
Does anyone know if the MTH remotes currently for...

Does anyone know if the MTH remotes currently for sale will work with the 4.1 software update (which is what I am currently running in my TIUs and remotes)? Or, another way of asking, do replacement...
Forum: O Scale 09-26-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Paul Kallus
Thanks for the tips on odor removers. The...

Thanks for the tips on odor removers.

The plastic items in question are fairly large - coaling and water towers. If I cannot get satisfaction on returning these items, I will be stuck with them...
Forum: O Scale 09-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By Paul Kallus
Dreaded mildew odor on "new" train stuff

Unlike GunnerJohn who scored a hit with his Reading diesels, I didn't do so well from e-bay on what I initially thought were good deals on what was advertised as "new" train accessories and a tank...
Forum: O Scale 09-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By Paul Kallus
John, fwiw on the speed variances...in my case,...

John, fwiw on the speed variances...in my case, it was a Premier PS3 Triplex and Premier PS Angus, and the Angus was slower to a rate that resulted in a 3-4 feet lag over about 50 feet or so, enough...
Forum: O Scale 09-25-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 872
Posted By Paul Kallus
Pete: great video. I think an Oscar is in your...

Pete: great video. I think an Oscar is in your future for special effects.

How does the Trackmobile run under command control? I don't think it has speed control, so is it smooth? Lionel first...
Forum: O Scale 09-24-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By Paul Kallus
That is some serious motive power. fwiw: I...

That is some serious motive power.

fwiw: I noticed that different PS3 steamers run at different rates, despite lashing-up via DCS. I can't figure it out.
Forum: O Scale 09-23-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By Paul Kallus
Excellent demonstration and a really nice layout...

Excellent demonstration and a really nice layout Jeff.

When I received mine I switched them to "min" before even testing thinking that "max" would be too loud. But, your demo shows rail-joint...
Forum: O Scale 09-15-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,590
Posted By Paul Kallus
I got the Pennsy version. I like all the sounds....

I got the Pennsy version. I like all the sounds. The squeaking is wheel-flanges rubbing against rails - and that is very realistic as I recall from my days of walking along the train tracks. The...
Forum: O Scale 09-11-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Paul Kallus
Here's a shot of my in-progress Strasburg...

Here's a shot of my in-progress Strasburg industrial area, that has been made possible due in no small part to Menards buildings having a "tunnel" feature. Of course, normally, industry would be on a...
Forum: O Scale 09-10-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Paul Kallus
John, I got the sounds to come on today...after...

John, I got the sounds to come on today...after re-programming a 3rd time. No more blinks of cab light, but the smoke unit now whines pretty bad.
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