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Old 01-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #21
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power

i am just getting interested in this hobby. is there a limit to track length do to power pack limits? I am thinking about having one really long track, so can I run multiple trains on single track without them catching up to eachother?
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:47 PM   #22
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How long a track are you considering? What scale are you thinking about?

You can run a heavy wire bus and power drops to the track and have track that circles your house, is that enough track?
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:04 PM   #23
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oic - then thats cool. i thought the power was only connected at station concole type area. I have no idea how much track yet. thinking of starting with kit (about 4x6 scene) and using that as a base unit to run track all over house. just rough guess here but maybe few hundred feet track ultimately. This is starting now but also keeping in mind a house I am designing that will incorperate my train in its design
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #24
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ok another question -- the locomotives have 0-0-0 style lables - higher numbers means higher power??
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:24 PM   #25
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Here is what the numbers mean: http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/railway/wheelarr.htm
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:28 PM   #26
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thanks - very good info - bookmarked
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #27
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I went to BEEP school in San Diego...
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:57 PM   #28
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What in the world is BEEP school?
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #29
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Basic Electricity and Electronic Program; a U.S. Navy school that all electrical/electronics techs used to take when I was in (1977). It was at Point Loma in San Diego. The real estate became too valuable so they kicked out the Navy decades ago.
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OK, I actually went through an "A" school and then a "C" school in the Navy in the 60's, don't know what they call them now. I was a Fire Control Technician, though for most of my tour I ran Special Services on an aircraft carrier. Oh, and all of that was also in San Diego.
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