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  1. D&J RailRoad

    MTH Veranda Turbine - Modified - Video

    I put them with the hook horn couplers.
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    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Staggering them is something that you will have to work with to find you specific solution.
  3. D&J RailRoad

    Running Bear's November 2020 Coffee Shop

    Try staggering the joints in a curve.
  4. D&J RailRoad

    MTH Veranda Turbine - Modified - Video

    I picked up an MTH Veranda turbine a few months ago. It ran fine for a short while then the rear drive truck started binding. I took it apart and found the top cap on the truck gear tower was loose. I reassembled the loco but it still wasn't running right. I messed with it over the period of a...
  5. D&J RailRoad

    Programming CVs with a Digitrax Controller.

    Post a picture of your throttle.
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    Programming CVs with a Digitrax Controller.

    Hal, Do you have the operator manual for your DCS 52?
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    Programming CVs with a Digitrax Controller.

    Toggle through the F7 button on your throttle. The sound will grow louder with each push then start at 1, the lowest volume again and work up.
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    Loco spinning its wheels

    Where the wheels of the second loco actually turning too?
  9. D&J RailRoad

    Union Pacific GTEL 8500HP Turbine - Video

    That GTEL will be mixed in with the 350+ other motive power units for just about everything: grain, coal, mixed, petroleum, intermodal, yeah intermodal.
  10. D&J RailRoad

    Union Pacific GTEL 8500HP Turbine - Video

    As usual, very few trains while I was there watching.
  11. D&J RailRoad

    Union Pacific GTEL 8500HP Turbine - Video

    Thanks Sherrel. I was out that way in September. I was thinking of calling ya but just didn't have enough time in the schedule to stop in. I was up at the Barstow yard, Tehachapi Loop, Ludlow, the San Diego Model Railroad museum then off to Yuma to chase trains back over to Pheonix.
  12. D&J RailRoad

    Union Pacific GTEL 8500HP Turbine - Video

    Added the Scale Trains Big Blow 8500HP turbine to the locomotive roster. In this video it's running up hill to the D&J Division with a Challanger helper for its first assignment.
  13. D&J RailRoad

    A little morning humour

    Every tool I need is somewhere else. Usually in a bag, sealed in a box, locked in a trunk, up in the attic and my ladder is at my daughter's house but she just left for a few days.
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    Back In The Day

    dang, I had already sold my second set of model railroad stuff by then and gone off to the Marine Corps to travel the world and destroy stuff.
  15. D&J RailRoad

    Need Help With Wiring Again - track now dead.

    Now you mention the track has been sitting in your attic for 25 years. Yes, clean your track. Don't use abrasives, i.e. sand paper. That will create very fine scratches in the rail surface which will collect more dirt and crud. Do not use Acetone, regardless of what anybody tells you. It will...
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    Trains just stop running

    You say it is switchable between DC and DCC. What is your switching device? Is there anything else going on in your house while you're running trains, i.e. laundry running, wife goes to attic to check something and turns light on then off, garage door opens then closes, etc.?
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    Need Help With Wiring Again - track now dead.

    If the train runs again after you nudge it, the track is not shorting out. You described your electrical connections as contact only, no solder. Consider this. All your appliances are solder joints or hard spring loaded connections. You would do well to learn how to solder and put an end to a...
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    Full power all the time.

    By chance, did someone switch the track wires over to the DC accessories output on the controller?
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    Comment by 'D&J RailRoad' in media '0122171401.jpg'

    Construction of HO scale version of the Diablo Canyon Bridge on the BNSF mainline West of Winslow, AZ.




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