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Forum: N Scale 01-17-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By DavidJones
Thank you - that was very helpful I would...

Thank you - that was very helpful

I would prefer to have thinner silicone. What inevitably happens is I need to shift something just a couple of mm higher, often at one end to make a smooth curve...
Forum: N Scale 01-17-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By DavidJones
Filling in gaps in extruded foam

I've got my track 'adequately' laid. Its largely a unitrack track on pink SM type of extruded foam. Little of it is flat, most are inclines, even slight ones.

At the moment I've used silicone...
Forum: General Model Train Discussion 12-29-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By DavidJones
Panama Canal

For years I've been fascinated by this story. Right now I'm on a cruise ship that a few days ago transited the canal.

I have few ideas on how to do it, but do you know if anyone has done a layout...
Forum: N Scale 12-16-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By DavidJones
I have stationary decoders

that all my turnouts are wired to. Do they have the capacitor discharge units built into them? (NCE and Digitrax).
Forum: N Scale 12-15-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By DavidJones
FINALLY- next steps ?ballast?

I've got ALL the track running and ALL the turnouts working. I'm sure if I put a big steamer on it it will still need a bit of fiddling, but I AM THERE!!!! I can run trains!!!!

So I'm looking at...
Forum: N Scale 12-15-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By DavidJones
I got a giant box of EZ track with about 15...

I got a giant box of EZ track with about 15 turnouts on Ebay over a year ago.

I've spent a year getting things to run. I looked today and of the 16 turnouts I have, 11 are now Kato. I still have...
Forum: New Member Introduction 12-10-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7,830
Views: 842,474
Posted By DavidJones
me too- welcome

I recently semi-retired as well. For the last year I've been working on a layout that will represent Southern Pacific daylight for half of it.

What I've learned- the DCC is a PITA. Once it...
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-07-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 933
Posted By DavidJones
I read the title of your post

to my wife beside me.

She says 'Don't do it'

;)
Forum: Beginner Q & A 12-07-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By DavidJones
me too

I'm very much in the search of a 0-4-0T Can't even find a 0-6-0 DCC. Got excited earlier in the day when I saw one on a kato 'pocket line'. It looks like they're cheap around the christmas tree...
Forum: N Scale 12-07-2019, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By DavidJones
Make sure

your meter is set to read AC (alternating current) vs DC.
Forum: N Scale 12-07-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By DavidJones
What is involved in handbuilding turnouts?

I often hear people in forums talking about these. My current main problem stopping my railway from beginning operations are those Bachmann switches you talked about. Most of them have required...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-07-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By DavidJones
Could it be that easy?

https://www.traintekllc.com/mrc-0001645-sound-decoder-for-n-scale-kato-p42-e8-e9/

I bought a couple of Kato DC E9's. I was just going to aim to put a dcc decoder in them, but then I saw this. ...
Forum: Painting, detailing and decaling 12-03-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By DavidJones
Canada Weathering powders

I have the powders, I have trains, I've seen a bunch of videos.

My question is- after you use the powders do you cover them with something (like a clear coat) to protect them, or is the powder...
Forum: DCC Forum (Digital Command Control) 12-01-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By DavidJones
Canada The strangest thing

I've been working for over a year on this DCC layout. Could not get it working right. I could get 95% of it working. But it was always something- would short out if this switch closes, it just...
Forum: N Scale 12-01-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By DavidJones
thanks guys

that video was awesome. And the simple answer. The video makes good sense and saves a lot of stewing about 'is this a power switching or not turnout'.

I suspect others have had the same issues...
Forum: N Scale 11-30-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
In followup

I have almost all the track 'fixed'.

The problem was, as I suspected, that the space between the rails was too narrow- up pop the wheels and off it goes. Once I got that fixed, the big...
Forum: Want to Buy (member-to-member) 11-27-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By DavidJones
Steam DCC 0-4-0 N scale

anybody have an already DCC converted 0-4-0 switcher they'd like to part with.

I had the joy of 'driving' one at the Savannah railway museum. Would love one on my train
Forum: N Scale 11-27-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By DavidJones
which side of the turnout would you call the 'heel'

I have power routing kato turnouts that in a magical way cause shorts. Often flick one or the other turnouts stop it, but the magic is that there are at least 6 different magic turnouts on there. ...
Forum: N Scale 11-27-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
Getting much success!!!!! Not quite there, but...

Getting much success!!!!! Not quite there, but very close.

What I've learned-

The tracks must be parallel on a vertical plane coming off of a curve. The superelevations (which I did...
Forum: N Scale 11-22-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,373
Posted By DavidJones
And turnouts that short. Some 'vintage' kato's I...

And turnouts that short. Some 'vintage' kato's I picked up at a train show. No, the wheels aren't contacting the opposite point going through. Too easy for my train. Debating about buying new...
Forum: N Scale 11-22-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
Having much more luck today

Between the glueing of the rails separated ever so slightly, grinding down some of the inside rail joiners (ANYTHING on the inside of the rails causes a problem- tiniest bit of solder, joiner that...
Forum: N Scale 11-21-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
and all joints are soldered

and all joints are soldered
Forum: N Scale 11-21-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
Not sure exactly in which way, but not really-...

Not sure exactly in which way, but not really- the only pieces of flex track in there are made from one piece, without joints. They join the bachmann ez track often. I've had to file down the...
Forum: N Scale 11-21-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
I forgot to give credit

to the idea of filing the top of the track so that the inside is a bit lower (ie the top of each rail would form a v if the lines were connected). I think it does the same thing, and is probably...
Forum: N Scale 11-21-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By DavidJones
I'll check the wheel gauge tomorrow and get back...

I'll check the wheel gauge tomorrow and get back to you.

I did move the rails slightly apart in some of the most troublesome areas. It seems to have fixed it.

I made blocks of wood carefully...
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