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  1. railBuilderDhd

    Running Bear's September 2020 Coffee Shop

    Well, after about 6 years of family, health, and water leaks in the basement I'm back on "track" to get my layout running. We just got the basement fixed so I can start cleaning up the piles of trash and find my old layout. I'll post as soon as I get back to the bench level of the layout. For...
  2. railBuilderDhd

    My first complete layout design

    3 years later and I’m still working with the foam and track. My son has been running trains on half the bench work for fun and I got sidetracked with health and general life. well, now I’m getting the train room cleaned out from a water issue we had in the basement and going to get the layout...
  3. railBuilderDhd

    What Sound Decoders do you like?

    I came here to ask what others thought about what’s a better sound decoder Soundtraxx or Loksound. Seems like there’s still no real leader in what has a better decoder. I’ve used the soundtraxx many times and just recently getting back to the hobby I was thinking of trying the Loksound decoders...
  4. railBuilderDhd

    Flashing LED circuit?

    I’ve found many flashing leds on eBay in the past. I’m sure you can find them there or amazon. dave
  5. railBuilderDhd

    UP GP60 #1966

    Looks great and I to was born in 66.
  6. railBuilderDhd

    Does anyone remember this structure?

    Made me think of the Bady Bunch house. Lol Dave
  7. railBuilderDhd

    Fixing Atlas Custom Line turnouts

    Thanks for the pictures. I see now what is done. Dave
  8. railBuilderDhd

    Hello From Hobbytronics

    Love to know more about what you offfer. Welcome. Dave
  9. railBuilderDhd

    Fixing Atlas Custom Line turnouts

    I would like to see the jumper wire as well ted. Dave
  10. railBuilderDhd

    CSX RAILROAD BRIDGE BY DRONE!!

    That would be so great. I’m going to try and get up there in the next few months but I will give you time to make plans. How cool. Dave
  11. railBuilderDhd

    Decoder Manufacture for the Bachmann GE 70 Tonner

    what’s a good option to get to add a sound decoder to those locos? Dave
  12. railBuilderDhd

    CSX RAILROAD BRIDGE BY DRONE!!

    Hey DJ I’m enjoying your YouTube videos and often chat with you there. I just realized you are here as well. We need to talk some time about places to go exploring in Pitt next time I’m up there. Dave
  13. railBuilderDhd

    Walthers Mainline vs Athearn Roundhouse

    Can someone tell me what is the best sound decoder for the Athearn Roundhouse AC4400 locos? I got one so I can model the train in unstoppable. My son loves that movie. Dave
  14. railBuilderDhd

    Fun with Arduino - a Series of Introductory Videos

    I started working with these a long time ago but it’s been a few years now since I’ve had a chance to make anything with these yet. I will keep up with this and contribute as I can. Dave
  15. railBuilderDhd

    Foam Fumes

    the respirator is a must when indoor foam cutting with a hot wire. Just my thoughts after I got my first smell of that when I first cut foam. Dave
  16. railBuilderDhd

    UTLX decals.

    What Tony said, Matt has great looking decals and I have plans to get custom decals made there. Dave
  17. railBuilderDhd

    Reading electronic schematics

    Hi Frederick, I will work up an email with examples of the differences I question for youto review. I'll send those along with the PDF file you you. We can discuss more there and follow up here with the findings. Thanks. Dave
  18. railBuilderDhd

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop May 2018

    Wow that is a great picture! I would love to see more of the pictures you had sometime. Dave
  19. railBuilderDhd

    Reading electronic schematics

    I assume the small differences I see on the components wouldn't make a big difference but I would like to ask and learn as I just don't know. I feel better about building this myself if I know the whole picture and know I'm not going to blow up my home doing it (LOL). I know that the amount of...
  20. railBuilderDhd

    Just joined and saying hello.

    Hi Fred. Welcome back to the hobby and I can tell that all those things that are so new to you will be fun and exciting to learn and use in your new adventure. I can tell you that this forum will be a great resource to have to help learn all those things you want to update yourself to the...




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