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      Somebody, I forget who, used to be on the various model train forums with the signature, "Trains, because it's never too late to have a...
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      Selector replied to the thread Bachmann E-Z Track Power Help.
      You'll have more robust voltage over distance if you were to place the connection to the tracks at the top middle red arrow in...
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      Silicone isn't really an oil-based product, although it might be delivered in an oil product. These aren't Bakelite, I take it, but...
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      Selector replied to the thread Voltage issue.
      Except that the equal and opposite voltages are not concurrent. They alternate, as per the diagram. If they didn't alternate, then the...
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      Selector replied to the thread Voltage issue.
      From the NMRA chapter on DCC: A: Technique for Encoding Bits 10 The NMRA baseline digital command control signal consists of a stream...
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      Selector replied to the thread Voltage issue.
      In my opinion, a $10 digital meter is all you need. You're not looking for voltage spikes so much as amperage draw. It's the voltage's...
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      I have the same item, same information on the face plate. 15V AC output. Mine is for the Super Empire Builder. Or, as I like to call...
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      I suspect that people who act that way are seeking affirmation for their choices. In that sense, they are somewhat insecure in the...
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      You only need to cut one of the wires and insert a toggle in series. If the toggle is in the off position, there is no continuity, and...
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      Selector replied to the thread Curve Turnout Radius.
      I googled the question and one of the hits was from a well-known retailer, Tony's Trains. Note that I, personally, would NOT call these...
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      Selector replied to the thread Which Digitrax System.
      Agreed, the Zephyr, but keep an eye on future needs. Pretty much every one of us can force ourselves to go slow, to not go big too...
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      Agreed. Anything you craft that is not purchased ready-built for that purpose, and that serves a recognizable function on a scale...
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      This, unfortunately, is an instance where you MUST mock it up and do trials. Trains trailing behave differently from trains shoving...
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      Wow, look at all them handlaid turnouts!! :p I use the same system and have used several of them on consecutive layouts. They are...
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      Selector replied to the thread Layout Design Help!?!.
      I prefer around-the-room because I'm always looking at scenery behind the tracks. I paint a backdrop, then build the benchwork to suit...
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