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Hey Skyliner and Sirfoldalot,
Thanks for the quick replies!
I checked that 4-6-4 Hudson on the PDT site, and it was used in high-speed passenger service and would look out of place hauling my local shortline freight of only 6 cars.
Another site has a 2-8-0 Consolidation, which claims to work...
This wasn't like my previous HO layout when I had a huge choice of equipment!
I would prefer a Western road name, (SF, UP, SP, GN) but will take any road as long as its either a 2-6-0 Mogul or
a 2-6-2 Prairie with DCC and Sound. (I have a Digitrax Controller).
If you can find me a Seller who...
That's something to think about, Rico, even though I never heard of a "keep-alive" scheme!
That connection between engine and tender is a lot more complicated than just a straight printed-circuit drawbar, and with my shaky hands and that small, deep socket in the tender, I would never attempt...
I have 3 GP-35 diesel locos; 2 are MTH and 1 is Atlas.
Only my most recent MTH engine works.
My MTH O-Scale 2-Rail 4-6-2 Pacific has that horrible "Wireless Drawbar", which is the cause of intermittent operation due to unreliable electrical contact between engine and tender. (Mike...why did you do this?)
So I'm looking for a Non MTH O-Scale 2-Rail Mogul or Pacific engine with...
GOT MUH DIGITRAX!
Hey...this controller is the best one I've ever used, from my 50-year-old MRC analog to my MTH DCS circus!
This one has more than enough power to accellerate my 5-pound O-Scale 2-Rail engine and the consists that follows it! The throttle is very precise, from the starting...
What do you mean, Rico?
This is Hal.
I'm using this track cleaning car made by Centerline on my O-Scale 2-Rail train. The washable cotton sleeve encloses a heavy steel slug used to provide contact between sleeve and rail.
You can see the rail marks on the sleeve.
Here's a pic of a prototype GM GP35. I have an MTH model in O-Scale 2-Rail that runs great with my new Digitrax Zephyr DCC Controller. (Shown is the rear end of the engine)
The 5-pound loco has a switch enabling either the MTH DCS or the DCC decoder.
Hello, I recently ordered a Digitrax Zephyr DCS52 DCC Controller for my O-Scale 2-Rail Short Freight Line.
My 3 engines are all MTH, and each has a switch for DCS or DCC operation.
I just wonder if an 84-year-old modeler from the Steam Era will be able to understand the programming steps on...
That can never happen to me, because nobody has a basement in the High Desert!
Our sandy soil will not support excavations that deep, so all our buildings are on concrete slabs.
I wanted a hobby room, so I had a contractor build me a 20' x 25' room attached to the 3-car garage.
Here it is:
I've decided on the Digitrax Zephyr DCS52 DCC Controller.
Wel, I sure appreciate those recommendations, Gentlemen!
I'll order the Digitrax DCS52 Zephyr!
Hello...I'm an 84 year old model railroad hobbyist who remembers Steam when I was younger.
In the 1940s my Dad was a Fireman on PRR Steam locomotives, and when he wasn't highballing on the Main in 2-8-2 Mikados, he would take me to work with him in the Yards where I would sit in the cab of an...
I have one that I used a long time ago and don't remember how it works. I have an Atlas O Scale 2-Rail GP 35 loco which has DC /DCC operation and Sound that I use with an analog DC power supply.
When I momentarily hit the reversing switch it triggers the horn or bell.
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