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1  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: GP38-2 on: August 02, 2018, 07:41:44 AM
The GP 38-2 is my go to Locomotive.  I suggest the Sound Value model if you run DCC. Very smooth running.
2  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track Auto-Reverse on: July 19, 2018, 04:55:22 PM
I don't think that's possible but I would remove the incandescent lights anyway as I think LEDs especially if they are white will look more prototypical. By the 70s and 80s subway trains were bright florescent.
3  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track Auto-Reverse on: July 19, 2018, 12:09:14 PM
Len:

Thanks that should be plenty of time,
4  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track Auto-Reverse on: July 19, 2018, 07:11:54 AM
Len;

Thanks, I may order the easy peasy system for my birthday next week.  Do you happen to know what battery it uses.
5  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track Auto-Reverse on: July 18, 2018, 07:55:09 AM
Well I was thinking that the first thing I should do is time the blackout periods.  10 to 20 seconds seems like a long time to depend on a capacitor. Plus not being that well versed in electronics I have no idea what capacitor to buy.

I think then I should solder it between the lead to the bulb is that correct? They are regular incadescent bulbs(though while I have the Top open maybe I should convert it to LEDs?).

Len could you be more specific about those light boards.  Who makes them?
6  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: EZ Track Auto-Reverse on: July 13, 2018, 07:32:00 AM
I have this product and it works quite well for my subway display except for one issue when the subway reaches the end and the power cuts it turns off the lights in the cars.  Wondering if any has made a keep alive circuit for lighting?
7  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Conrail GP30. GP38-2, and GG-1 on: July 12, 2018, 07:51:01 AM
ACY thanks as I said I was not sure.  The GG1 era was mostly before my time.
8  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Conrail GP30. GP38-2, and GG-1 on: July 11, 2018, 07:50:43 AM
I am not sure but I think the reason that Conrail only had 1 GG-1 is that they kind of got stuck running commuter rail in NJ before NJ Transit took over.  I think GG-1ís we're mostly in passenger service on The Northeast Corridor Am I right?
9  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: July 09, 2018, 08:51:56 AM
Wiley:

Long time no hears. Hope all is good

If your last post was supposed to have pics I canít see them

Joe





10  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Is it modelling or playing? on: June 27, 2018, 08:26:42 AM
Why can't it be both I have a circle of Lionel Track I can setup iif I want to see a train run in a circle.  A point to point switching layout in HO and an automatic reversing subway display.
11  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Brick & Mortar on: June 07, 2018, 07:52:58 AM
There is a little store here on Staten Island called EZ Catch or something like that selling trains and fish tackle.  However for better selection if I donít mind paying the toll on the Verrazano Bridge I can drive to  Trainworld or Trainland.
12  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: What's the best for my grandson to get started. on: May 14, 2018, 07:55:36 AM
I agree with Terry and would add that among diesels the F series is a good choice for a beginner because it has even less detail to break off.
13  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: May 03, 2018, 09:52:02 PM
Well after spending a half hour or so I figured out how the adapter works (only to discover that the Kadee 148 I installed was missing its spring) I got the 2 cars I wanted to convert out of the shop and back on the road.  The insertion tool might make it a little easier but I agree with Len itís not needed for just a few cars.
14  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: A new layout for the new house! on: May 03, 2018, 07:34:17 AM
I have the talgo adapters but I am not sure how to use them?
15  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: dcc on board vs. sound value on: April 20, 2018, 07:56:08 AM
Honestly even with out sound the sound value decoders are better.  Plenty of times I run my Layout late at night with the sound muted.
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