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  1. dennis461

    Newbie question on DCC

    Holey molely, that is a lot of layout for a beginner! Yes, a power district should isolate both rails at each end of district. Reversing loops also isolate both rails. Turnout is a separate district I'd start out with a tiny section of the layout. Good luck.
  2. dennis461

    Running Bear's November 2022 Coffee Shop

    I was in the union, IBEW, when I worked on the railroad. The IBEW would take forever to negotiate. The mechanics would settle first, knowing if the next union that settled got more, then mechanics would be entitled to retroactive compensation. It was complicated. When I was in, there was no...
  3. dennis461

    So what are you listening to right NOW?

    OMG two guys playing keyboard backwards!
  4. dennis461

    So what are you listening to right NOW?

    Music Why Don’t They Let Us Fall in Love The Ronettes Track 17 on All the Hits Produced by Phil Spector Release Date July 1964 View All Credits
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    Roundhouse 0-6-0 shorting out and motor stalling

    You should keep the bottom plate on when testing for binding. and do the axles have a shim in the frame, or are they resting in the gray metal Zamac frame alone.
  6. dennis461

    Roundhouse 0-6-0 shorting out and motor stalling

    Put scotch tape over the brush springs. They may be touching the boiler (if it is metal.) Is the worm gear too tight to the spur gear on the axle?
  7. dennis461

    DC/DCC Locomotive

    It may have a decoder in the tender. Remove the decoder(if it is plugged in) Put a DC jumper in. https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/H833X-IS001.PDF
  8. dennis461

    More Tyco Freight Car Upgrades

    Just beat them up a little. Made by Tyco in the USA.
  9. dennis461

    Mantua 2-6-2 prarie stopping and going

    Sounds like dirty wheels. Google ways to clean model train wheels.
  10. dennis461

    Mantua 2-6-2 prarie stopping and going

    How do you get it going again?
  11. dennis461

    Running Bear's October 2022 Coffee Shop

    George, an anvil on the track ...really? Need to break up this freight mix, a steamer will take the logs.
  12. dennis461

    Running Bear's October 2022 Coffee Shop

    Black coffee for me. Taking a break from cutting wood. BIG logs and BIG saw :mad: Extended a stub siding with a girder bridge about 12" long. The bottom I used a piece of lexan and of course my glue does not "stick" to it.
  13. dennis461

    Running Bear's October 2022 Coffee Shop

    Who re-cycled my 401K?
  14. dennis461

    Hand held hot wire foam cutter

    Ouch, you have 16 gauge in your walls?
  15. dennis461

    Front End Friday

    #27 moving to end of log haul.
  16. dennis461

    Running Bear's October 2022 Coffee Shop

    Where do I sign up?
  17. dennis461

    Track problem

    OR, cut the flanges down. I've done a couple or Rivarossi steam locos
  18. dennis461

    Cleaning / DUSTING one's Layout

    You have to have a long vacuum hose hanging from the ceiling.
  19. dennis461

    So what are you listening to right NOW?

    Cherish by the Association.
  20. dennis461

    Running Bear's September 2022 Coffee Shop

    Good morning from New Jersey. I'm back from my morning school bus runs. Kids are pretty quiet in the AM, but when school lets out, it's a whole new ballgame. :(




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