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    Prototype question

    I've seen that part of a train of course but never thought it might be considered a separate part with a name and a function. I've searched for websites to learn more about parts of a diesel locomotive (my original question) but all I learn is that I can buy parts to fix my loco, if I had one. I...
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    Prototype question

    Okay I'll ask, what's an anti=climber? Also, I'm modeling in N scale and so far I'm thinking they can only be so faithful.
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    Prototype question

    Hello All, Does anyone know the purpose of the piece of metal that surrounds the front coupler on an ES44AC or similar? Would it be a cow catcher? Snow plow, rock deflector. This seemed like a good place to ask a general question. Thanks
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    Building my first layout

    Just don't burn it.
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    Building my first layout

    That foam is a lot of fun to work with, rocks, creeks, tunnel entrance.
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    Sharing track voltage

    Thanks for the reply, it makes more sense now. Nice pic, they should use a pic like that in the instructions. It would have at least raised the questions of where's the track wire and what's the cat wire for?
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    Kato turnout and power routing ?

    Hi, I'm new at this but I'm so new I still have the instructions that came with my kato turnout. Any chance it's kato? Well here's some of it, Nonpower routing feature supplies power to both lines of track without interruption, frog power on prevents stalling of small locos while passing over...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop August 2018

    That's the spirit! Sounds like if you didn't need an iced tea that sprinkler would have stayed right where it was.
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    Sharing track voltage

    I'm a noob and not really sure what loconet is, assuming it's a computer / internet source of running trains. I have a power cab running the trains and apparently controlling the decoder, it seems fine now. It's almost as though the power supply didn't do anything.
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop August 2018

    Good morning, 65 and fair in north Jersey. And it's about time it's a little more pleasant.
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    Sharing track voltage

    Hello again, I must be missing something, I started out borrowing power from my tracks to power a ds64 to operate switches and it worked great, in an effort to do it right I bought a power cord (ps14), it's the one that goes with it. I disconnected the track wires and powered up with the cord...
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop August 2018

    Terry, Sorry to hear about your wife.
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    Running Bear's Coffee Shop August 2018

    Hi Everybody
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    Sharing track voltage

    Hi All, I did some research and found my stationary decoder was sold ala carte, now I'll order up the power supply cord that goes with it. The original question was about lights, I'll run lights off one of the terminals. Greg
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    Sharing track voltage

    Thanks for the link, I read it and should probably read the book that came with the power cab. I have one n scale loco so I have a while before I've reached any limits. For the sake of trouble shooting I'll keep things separate (for the most part)
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    Sharing track voltage

    Thanks, I will go separate from now on but for now I'll just run the ds64 (there isn't much else right now) the leds are supposed to run on a 9v anyway. You said lower than norm for HO, it is N and I am using the stock 22 gauge wire and probably don't have the most accurate multimeter. I don't...
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    Sharing track voltage

    Thanks and I'll read more about boosters so I know just in case. I thought they were for huge layouts with tons of track. I don't think 5 leds would do it but there will be more of everything in the future.
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    Sharing track voltage

    Hi Frederick, It's a NCE power cab. Greg
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    Sharing track voltage

    Hello, I have 12 volts running through my track and used extension track feeder to power a ds64. I also tested a string of leds that I will use to light every house on the block, my question is how long can I keep sharing track power before I need another source such as a booster? And is that...
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    N scale autos

    It might have something to do with not wanting pay the car companies money, that would add to the cost of the item. R.C. companies have that problem




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