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Forum: HO Scale 04-18-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By nrscroller
Kadee replacement for HO number 5 couplers

Hi
Most of my HO stuff has Kadee number 5 couplers. I would like to buy some wisker couplers to replace some old ones and as I get older I think they would be much easier to install. What is the...
Forum: HO Scale 04-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By nrscroller
Sorry I brought this whole thing up.

HI
I am sorry I even mentioned my experience with this product, from now on I will not comment on a product.
nrscroller:(:(
Forum: HO Scale 04-05-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By nrscroller
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: HO Scale 04-05-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By nrscroller
Hey Shdwdgn

HI,
You don't use cleaning fluid on pads like that!!!
Sorry buddy but alcohol and a rag definitely work better
Bill
Forum: HO Scale 04-05-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By nrscroller
I thought woodland scenics stuff good til I bought this!

HI all,
Having been a mmr for like 40 years I have bought different things from Woodland Scenics over the years. The other day I bought the proto cleaner thing for putting your cars and engines on...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 04-04-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By nrscroller
Want ideas for sound under any size or scale layout, read this

Hi
Go to Google play and Train Horns and sounds, a white app with cross bucks will come up. That works ok.
For 2.99 you can get Railroad companion by Papdigm NOrth Multimedia Group. That paid one...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 04-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 163
Posted By nrscroller
See my app suggestions for sounds under new ideas

go to the new ideas for sound and it will show you apps to get for train sounds
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 04-04-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By nrscroller
Here are andriod apps for sounds

Hi
Go to Google play and Train Horns and sounds, a white app with cross bucks will come up. That works ok.
For 2.99 you can get Railroad companion by Papdigm NOrth Multimedia Group. That paid one...
Forum: HO Scale 04-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By nrscroller
Mainlines I have heard are good

Hi
I was just up at a hobby shop in northern twincities of MPls/ St. Paul and the dealer said they are much smoother and quieter running than Athearns engines and are a good one for the money. I...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 04-04-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By nrscroller
New answer for under layout sound, Cheap idea

Hi
I got the crazy idea to just download a trainsound app from google for my tablet and mount a bluetooth speaker somewhere on the layout. It works and it is absolutely FREE! I have diesel horns,...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 04-03-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By nrscroller
Under layout Sound

HI
I was wondering if a person bought a say Tsunami sound decoder for diesel, can you put that under a layout and wire speakers to it and run it with a push button of some sort. I have a dcc layout...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-30-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By nrscroller
I am Happy my new decoder really worked

I have an older Atlas GP I got on craigslist with old sound in it and it just would not act right going over my switches so I actually found the original dcc board the guy left in the box it came in....
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-19-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By nrscroller
Why can't we get engines with dcc and no sound already installed

Hi
I know you can buy the Bachman ones but theykinda suck. I have been in MRR for years and I used to put decoders in my diesels myself, but at 73, I would rather buy a nice athearn sw or other good...
Forum: Technical Model Train Forum 03-19-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 331
Posted By nrscroller
A better idea for you

HI
Instead of trying to uncouple with that tool, why not go get yourself a pack of small diameter skewers. I used to use that also and gave it up a long time ago. Rub a pencil on the pointed end for...
Forum: HO Scale 03-18-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,140
Posted By nrscroller
HI I am on dcc and I use the older digitrax...

HI
I am on dcc and I use the older digitrax zepher and a ut4 walk around cab. It works great.
Bill
Forum: HO Scale 03-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By nrscroller
cleaning brass track

Hi
I have been HO scale for years and I still use my brass track and switches. Rubbing Alcohol on a rag is great. Also here is a simple tip. I went to the Dollar store and got a pack of 40 pencil...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-18-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By nrscroller
Good luck, That is why I will not buy any more...

Good luck,
That is why I will not buy any more sound engines. They run like junk half the time.
nrscroller
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-15-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By nrscroller
How do I change CV29 bit O to 1

I realized now I have the decoder wired backwards so my lights don't go on right. It says I can change cv29 bit 0 to 1 to invert direction. How do you change that with programming???
I don't know...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-15-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By nrscroller
Got my decoder in my Atlas gp38 need cv stuff

HI
I got my original decoder in and wired and it runs great. I have no light working. Anyone have this decoder and know the functions and cvs for this decoder pm me please
Thanks
nrscroller.
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-15-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 158
Posted By nrscroller
Anyone know how to wire a ATlas decoder

Hi
I have an older atlas gp-38 with a dual mode board. I moved the dummy plug according to the directions so it will run in dcc mode.
I just unwired an old soundtraxx board and I have the original...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 03-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By nrscroller
2 older Atlas engines need simple decoders

Hi
I have 2 older Atlas diesels that have old soundtraxx decoders in them and they just don't do well on my layout. I got these on craigslist years ago with the sound in them. The GP-38 is a dual...
Forum: HO Scale 03-14-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By nrscroller
HI I have the UT4, it is simple and easy to...

HI
I have the UT4, it is simple and easy to use, just pick your porgrammed engine number with the dial and go for it. It plugs into the back of the unit or you can buy a panel to mount elswhere on...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 03-12-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By nrscroller
What is the secret to seperating filter material from Walmart

I bought a mat of that green furnace filter material at Walmart the other day. I took the fiber backing off it and cut like a 2 inch x 2 inch piece and tried to seperate enough to pull the whole...
Forum: HO Scale 02-27-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By nrscroller
What is the correct way to weigh and HO car?

Hi
I am adding weight to some of my cars that don't have weights in them. I read the NMRA standards so in other words as an example, A 4 inch covered hopper should weigh 3.0 ounces.
So I put mine...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 02-23-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By nrscroller
How can I paint trees with no spray paint??

Hi
I can't spray paint in my house in the winter....smell is to much. How can I make some simple pine trees and make them green without spray paint?. I think a can of green paint would be to thick...
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