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Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) Today, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 152
Posted By wvgca
some DCC systems do support DC loco, by using...

some DCC systems do support DC loco, by using zero stretching ... without adding a decoder ..

but in response to your main question, while a DC loco is sitting there is no difference to an empty...
Forum: O Scale Yesterday, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By wvgca
just as a matter of interest ... say that you...

just as a matter of interest ... say that you have 100 watt light bulbs on the far end, two of them, for a total of 200 watt ...
assuming 100 per cent efficiency [which unfortunately isn't the...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum Yesterday, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By wvgca
yes, that solution uses one NC switch, and one NO...

yes, that solution uses one NC switch, and one NO switch ...
wasn't sure if it would work or not, just a suggestion ..
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-23-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By wvgca
rather than a standard latching relay , would an...

rather than a standard latching relay , would an ordinary relay work with a resistor that isn't strong enough to pull it in, but is strong enough to hold it once full current is applied ??
i have...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-23-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By wvgca
I usually use Digikey, I can shop online at my...

I usually use Digikey, I can shop online at my leisure, and [so far] they have what I want in stock that day ..... no experience with allectronics at all ..
Forum: HO Scale 02-23-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By wvgca
I use sandblasting sand, a smaller version of...

I use sandblasting sand, a smaller version of real rock .... no problems to date, and a 55 pound bag was less than ten bucks ...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-22-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 218
Posted By wvgca
I can't say for sure, as I don't have any BLI or...

I can't say for sure, as I don't have any BLI or MTH locos, but the amp draw on other brands would be less than half an amp each, without smoke .While I do have locos with smoke, I don't run them...
Forum: Model Trains in the News 02-21-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,184
Posted By wvgca
he said his application was held up due to his mj...

he said his application was held up due to his mj usage , go figure ...
he did keep dual citizenship though [just i case ??], and his wife is daryl hannah, a new one of only 1 1/2 years
Forum: Union Station 02-21-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By wvgca
up here in sask we pay for registration and...

up here in sask we pay for registration and insurance in one cheque .. it all goes to the government, a fifteen year old truck is around a thousand dollars ...
other provinces can have registration...
Forum: HO Scale 02-21-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By wvgca
it may have something to do with what you are...

it may have something to do with what you are logged it with ??? is it a phone, tablet, pc , etc ??
Forum: HO Scale 02-21-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By wvgca
if he is not logged in, he will not be able to...

if he is not logged in, he will not be able to even post a reply, seems like he can do that ?? but not start a new thread [ most times, lol]
Forum: Union Station 02-20-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By wvgca
true ..

true ..
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-20-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By wvgca
I -think- a diorama is quite a bit smaller, even...

I -think- a diorama is quite a bit smaller, even fits into a SINGLE photo, lol
Forum: HO Scale 02-20-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By wvgca
IN a post all you see is 'Post Reply' ... to...

IN a post all you see is 'Post Reply' ... to make a NEW thread, you have to go UP one level in the forum first ..

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Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-20-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By wvgca
that's only where you want signals ... no signals...

that's only where you want signals ... no signals , longer [much longer] blocks
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 02-20-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By wvgca
nah .. too much like work, lol

nah .. too much like work, lol
Forum: HO Scale 02-20-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By wvgca
sure there are ... go to any one of the subforums...

sure there are ... go to any one of the subforums [like HO] and click on 'New Thread' ..
that will start a new post and thread .. to make a new post in a existing thread, just hit 'Reply'
Forum: Union Station 02-20-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By wvgca
up here we have two taxes, one everybody pays is...

up here we have two taxes, one everybody pays is the GST [or goods and services tax] at 5 percent, on everything, every time .. we also have a 'education and health tax] which is paid on new stuff,...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 02-20-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By wvgca
if it's still moving, that means it's still...

if it's still moving, that means it's still getting power, and your NCE zero actually isn't zero voltage..
Forum: Beginner Q & A 02-19-2020, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By wvgca
the 2175 is designed for softer metals, for half...

the 2175 is designed for softer metals, for half hard the model is 691, and for hard metals the model is 2193 ..
the B is designed for cutting track before you lay it while the M is designed for...
Forum: Union Station 02-18-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By wvgca
I count the dollar value 'at my door' ....so if...

I count the dollar value 'at my door' ....so if the seller adds duty, tax, shipping, whatever .. they are ALL included in my 'at my door' price ... if it's reasonable I don't care how they have it...
Forum: O Scale 02-17-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By wvgca
definitely a big back light ...sure makes the...

definitely a big back light ...sure makes the front one small by comparison ....
..rather a fast pull, wonder how it would do at one third of that speed ???
Forum: N Scale 02-16-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,078
Posted By wvgca
uh, congratulations ?? So what does this have...

uh, congratulations ??
So what does this have to do about trains ??
Forum: N Scale 02-15-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By wvgca
well, not really brand new, the company itself...

well, not really brand new, the company itself has been gone for a half dozen years or so .. so who knows how old that stuff was ...

and they were pretty low quality to begin with, maybe 10 bucks...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 02-15-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 954
Posted By wvgca
some on ebay , more on digikey , lol

some on ebay , more on digikey , lol
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