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jettrainfan

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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2011, 11:49:30 PM »

if i can pull 3 cars on the helix, i'll be happy...(i want to run it on its own but have a few cars on it...) i MAY get Annie & Claribel but i doubt it. Thomas will probably help my 2-8-0, geeps, and future 4-4-0... but the pipsqueak needs to prove i spent my money well on that $25 dollar decoder! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2011, 03:05:12 PM »

Really? Is there no room in the cab?
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« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2011, 05:41:43 PM »

there is, just unscrew the circuit board and push it down, then cover it with somthing in my case electrical tape
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2011, 03:52:39 PM »

would it be possible to add traction-grip-tires (sorry i don't actually know what they are called :S ) to Thomas to maybe improve his speed and pulling power? The Hornby Thomas has two on its center wheels and it pulls very well..
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2011, 01:09:47 PM »

A better motor. He's got an old open frame one. Why not put in a can motor or something like that. Sure is easier to maintain than a open frame.

More weight. We all can agree on this.

A DCC plug in? I for one and honestly thinking about DCC conversion, but I am not going to waste money on an entire DCC system if I cannot convert these engines to DCC. That is going to be my main fleet and all my other engines were my Dad's when he was in the hobby years ago. So those models are out of the question.

some more detail on the shell would be nice, not to mention a front coupling.
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2011, 03:16:36 PM »

GTW4918 hasn't brought it back, still working on it. Hes complaining about something with the shell...? he won't explain but i told him just connect the wires. I'll ask him at the club layout on Thursday whats going on.
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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2011, 05:36:53 PM »

it is possible to hard wire a digitrax decoder (dh123 or dh163) in thomas, but it needs to sit in the cab. as soon as i am able to get a decoder i will convert my percy and take photos.....
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