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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new consolidation does not work. on: Today at 09:04:20 PM
Yes sounds like service dept.  maybe call first and see if they have a  suggestion.  Iíve found them to be very accommodating on the phone.

Is it a single white plug or two orange ones?  Is the headlight nice and bright and white? Or like s dim orange spot?
2  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: EXTERNAL SOUND AMPLIFICATION OF LOCO SOUND DECODER TSUNAMI on: Today at 07:21:37 PM
Another importer has locomotives with sound systems that send sounds to large woofers set at successive locations under the layout so the sound sort of follows the train.  It can get very loud I  am told.  The code of conduct doesnít alllow discussion of other companies products here.  If you google Model railroad sound  systems it ought to come up.  Hint:  they are located on the east coast of Florida.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new consolidation does not work. on: Today at 07:14:53 PM
You need to do the contact break with cv32 also.
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new consolidation does not work. on: Today at 05:58:10 PM
Check the plug between engine and tender.  Take it out and very carefully make certain it goes back in correctly and securely. 

Something makes me think you are not doing the rocking thing right... Iíve had almost the same thing happen and breaking contact with one rail for several seconds after selecting 8 for cv8 always did it.  Check and see if cv 32 - 2 might do something.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: new consolidation does not work. on: Today at 03:31:05 PM
After the cv8 to 8 reset, did you cut track power to the engine for 10 seconds?  If you donít do that the reset wonít ďtakeĒ.  You can also do it by rocking both engine and tender off of one rail together for ten seconds, then putting them back down on the rail.  The headlight should blink a certain number of times acknowledging the reset, your paperwork with the engine should specify.  Iíve had that crazy out of control speed thing happen too and the reset fixed it. 
6  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 20, 2018, 08:42:57 PM
A long time ago when I saw Dr Zhivago, Iím pretty certain there was as actual Russian Decapod in the movie, the same as the Bachmann model.  I remembered that 1000 were built for the czar, 800 got shipped before the revolution, and 200 caught here were distributed around by the USRA with the Erie getting nearly half for some reason.  The Erie didnít like them and sold them off to many shortlines who loved them.   There are more than a few surviving in Russia, Google.
7  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 20, 2018, 01:26:13 PM
Was this done on Canadian engines?  Very sensible.
8  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 20, 2018, 12:54:32 PM
That engine looks like it is wearing an overcoat.  Maybe the skirting is actually to keep snow and ice out of the running gear ....... although how the engineer would oil around at every stop, donít know.
9  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: FLYING SCOT Classic Collector series on: July 20, 2018, 08:26:24 AM
Nothing loses value harder or faster than a new car driven out of the dealer
or new model railroad stuff just sold . 😱😮😂😂
10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 19, 2018, 08:34:46 PM
The Cass scene with the store looks like a shelf model railroad, like mine.  The other two scenes might be in winter, winter is steam at its steamy best.  I wonder how many folks here beside me remember working steam. Iím going to start a separate discussion of that.
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 19, 2018, 06:30:02 PM
Thereís really nothing to be educated about.  I think itís hilarious .  Although no one in the Texas steam days though about putting a big Texas star on a Texas engine, itís surprising that someone didnít.  

I grew next door to Texas and only mean to be having a light hearted moment with my beloved neighbors, and relatives, to the west.  The Texans I knew and still know have , can I politely say, a quite large sense of Texas home pride .... and putting a Texas star on an engine fits right in to the mindset! 😂😂😂.

Anyone from Texas reading this?  Log in! ďEducateĒ ďme!Ē
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 19, 2018, 04:57:34 PM
ďRussian or Texan ď Are you serious???!!!! OH MAN!!!!!! HAWHAWHAW!!!😂😂😂😂😂
13  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Random steam pics thread on: July 19, 2018, 08:19:47 AM
Every now and then I see a photo here that I think I know what it is.  The rusty 2-8-0 and 4-6-0 side by side might be what are called by some the ďghost trainsĒ in the woods way up in Maine, I think, a couple of hundred miles from any live rail.  They last belonged to some lumber company and were marooned up there many long years ago by business closures and successive abandonments.  They were well preserved in an enginehouse until some idiots burned it down in the 60s.  The 4-6-0 started successively leaning to the left due to ground deterioration underneath but some preservationists finally stabilized it.  The 2-8-0 is exceptionally valuable as one of the very, very few surviving ex- New York Central steam engines, surviving only by chance actually.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Sound Value 2-8-0 headlight on: July 18, 2018, 09:00:57 PM
The mogul and the reissued ten wheeler have nice bright lights.  White is the wrong color for the incandescent bulbs in steam engine headlights . The Baldwin and Richmond 4-4-0 to me had good  headlights but the 2-8-2 headlight tops them all.  Please put that headlight on the next 2-8-0 run.  Can it be that hard to do?  And put the 2-8-2 tender with the backup light behind it.
15  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Will Tortoise Switch Machines work w/EZ track? on: July 17, 2018, 11:18:26 AM
What is your hometown in Mississippi?
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