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31  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Aristo Craft Flatcar??? on: November 18, 2015, 10:13:25 PM

I have replaced the plastic wheels with Bachmann metal ones and put Bachmann coupler's on them.  This works on most but not all of the Aristo cars I have.

32  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 2 tracks 1 DCC controller... on: May 30, 2015, 08:35:04 AM
You should not have any problems with what you plan to do.

33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: 2 tracks 1 DCC controller... on: May 29, 2015, 09:15:10 PM
Which DCC system are you using?  What scale trains are you running.  What is the current draw needed?

Most systems will handle several locomotives on the same or different tracks.  With the answers to the above questions we will be able to help you.

34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Converting to DCC on: January 28, 2015, 10:16:37 PM
Most manufactures of DCC decoders have a Decoder Selector on their sites.  You enter the Scale, Loco Manufacture, Loco Model and they give you a recommended decoder.

There are many good web sites to learn about the basics of DCC:

35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: how to use dcc for point-to-point &/or station stops? on: January 11, 2015, 06:17:46 PM
NCE has what they call the Mini Panel that will do what you want with any of the NCE systems.   You will need some block detectors which they also sell.

If you wish to do it with a computer they also have a USB interface.

36  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: DCC Control on laptop on: December 30, 2014, 09:42:44 AM
A number of DCC systems have available USB or other interfaces to connect computers to them.  NCE, Digitrax, Lenz, and ESU I know have them.

37  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Adding DCC To Thomas Line Of Engines on: November 20, 2014, 06:12:37 PM
I did add DCC as covered in this one, page 3:,10876.30.html

38  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Is this all I need for a DCC set up?? on: November 09, 2014, 02:27:04 PM

Are two good places to start.

39  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Running two trains on: October 20, 2014, 01:15:40 PM
In order to help we need more information.

Which locomotives do you have?  Do you plan to have an indoor or outdoor layout?  Will both trains be running on the same loop with passing tracks or most of the time on separate loops?  How much experience do you have making changes to model locomotives?

What is a reasonable amount of money for you to spend?  Do you have other Large Scale modelers in you area that might come over to run their trains?  What do they use?

40  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Shay Couplers on: August 08, 2014, 05:11:08 PM
If you are buying one of the new 2 truck Shays, they come with the conversion couplers.

41  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Davenport RC on: May 09, 2014, 08:51:29 PM

Have you seen this one?

42  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann large-scale Heisler problem on: March 28, 2014, 05:08:56 PM
Have you looked at this?

43  Discussion Boards / Williams by Bachmann / Re: WBB 2014 Catalog on line on: February 26, 2014, 03:06:21 PM
Two of us in the area I live have tried to get to the page both yesterday and today.  We also just tried to get to the main estore page and have not been able to get in.  We are both on the same ISP and had no problems getting to download last years catalog.

Are we the only ones having the problem?

44  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Bachmann railtruck sound hookup on: February 18, 2014, 06:18:39 PM
You might start here:

45  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: clarification on voltage types for large scale trains on: January 03, 2014, 10:09:36 PM
Bachmann sell Large Scale with DCC installed with and without sound.
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