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  1. cncproadwarrior

    How to synchronize horns in a consist?

    I was thinking of the lead loco scenario after I posted this. Thanks for the replies.
  2. cncproadwarrior

    How to synchronize horns in a consist?

    OK, I have a 3 diesel consist that works quite well. All BLI Paragon2 diesels (one with QSI sound). The only thing is, when I blow the horns, it's like an orchestra. Three different start times and three different end times. Other than muting, is there a way of synchronizing horns in a consist...
  3. cncproadwarrior

    Problems speed matching old DC locos with new ones

    Actually, I'm trying to consist them on DCC.
  4. cncproadwarrior

    Problems speed matching old DC locos with new ones

    I have an Athearn BB SD40-2 loco that I would like to incorporate into a consist with 2 new Paragon2 locos. It's like trying to mix oil and water. Are there any suggestions from the DCC gurus to stop me from going to hell with this exercise? :confused:
  5. cncproadwarrior

    CN Train vs log truck

    http://theeco-senior.blogspot.ca/2014/01/cn-collision-with-log-truckat-redditt-on.html
  6. cncproadwarrior

    JMRI won't read the decoder in my Atlas GP40-2

    I'm slowly learning to use DecoderPro. I have done two locos so far that I have also made into a consist. For some reason, DecoderPro will not recognize the decoder in my Atlas Gold GP40-2. It runs fine on my layout. Not sure why DecoderPro can''t see it on the programming track. Any ideas?
  7. cncproadwarrior

    JMRI not a easy as I expected

    My point here is that everything I've read in forums about DecoderPro says it's the model railroader's Valhalla for programming decoders. Nowhere have I seen negative feedback about it. I'm just letting people know what my experience has been. I mostly use freeware which is what DecoderPro is...
  8. cncproadwarrior

    JMRI not a easy as I expected

    DecoderPro was supposed to make programming decoders easy so you could spend more time running trains. I find myself spending more time trying to figure out how to use DecoderPro than running trains. Sophisticated software is not supposed to be learned by trial and error. You're supposed to be...
  9. cncproadwarrior

    JMRI not a easy as I expected

    OK, I spent the day playing with DecoderPro. It ain't as easy as I had been led to believe. Dare I say a big disappointment. 1- When I start DecoderPro, I get the Roster pane instead of the Initial screen. So I have to go to Settings to choose my programming method. 2- When I try to copy...
  10. cncproadwarrior

    Pulling power

    Wheels are all in gauge. Wheels spin. Goes on its merry way when I push down on it with one finger.
  11. cncproadwarrior

    Pulling power

    I've ensured that both sets of trucks and all wheels are pulling. All it does is spin. I push down on it with my finger and away it goes. It weighs about 14 ounces. I crammed lead into my SD40-2s to the tune of 1.5 lbs.
  12. cncproadwarrior

    Pulling power

    That makes perfect sense. But why did the most popular diesel ever have 6 axles?
  13. cncproadwarrior

    Pulling power

    With respect to weight, you can generally get more lead into an SD than a GP. So, wouldn't extra weight and extra wheels on an SD generally give more pulling power? I still think the wheels are too smooth on this GP to give adequate tractive power. I'm going to roughen them up a bit and see if...
  14. cncproadwarrior

    Pulling power

    What makes for great pulling power? Weight alone? I know that a 6 axle pulls better than a 4 axle but that aside, how can you increase pulling power? I have an Atlas Gold GP50 that can't pull 12 cars with metal wheels. I've added as much weight as I could. I noticed that the loco wheels are very...
  15. cncproadwarrior

    Different couplers front and rear

    Chassis looks ok and it runs great.
  16. cncproadwarrior

    Unable tro read CV - Atlas Gold Series

    Finally found something. If the decoder and sound decoder draw too much power on the programming track, it will cause this display.
  17. cncproadwarrior

    Unable tro read CV - Atlas Gold Series

    I'm attempting to program my Atlas Gold GP50 on the program track with my NCE ProCab but it gives me an "Can not read CV" every time. I reset the decoder but still no luck. It runs fine but I would like to set some of my other locos to the same settings.
  18. cncproadwarrior

    Different couplers front and rear

    I noticed that the rear Kadee coupler on my new Atlas GP50 was too high while the front one was ok. I replaced the No 5 on the rear with a No 37. After doing that it was ok. Is this a common occurrence?
  19. cncproadwarrior

    Paragon2 Decoder reset button?

    Solved my problem. With NCE, you can program on the main which is what I was doing. I used the program track and was able to sort things out.
  20. cncproadwarrior

    Paragon2 Decoder reset button?

    I didn't get a manual with this loco but I'll check online. Thanks. But I don't know how that will help me if I don't know the address of the loco. It won't respond to any. That's why I was hoping for a manual reset.




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