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991  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: reading cv values on: March 11, 2016, 12:19:02 PM
Hunt says: 

To date,  NO DCC System can read any decoder CV when the DCC System is in Operations Mode programming method . Decoder CVs can only be read when the DCC system is in one of the Service Modes

I say:  I have NCE Pro Cab wireless. I exclusively program on the main.  And I can read the values after I enter them for a length of time, at least 15 or 20 minutes before they disappear.
992  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: trackplan on: March 10, 2016, 03:48:41 PM
What's great about your track plan is that you have a Point A and a Point B.  That is what real railroads do, go from Point A to Point B.  Many , many track plans don't do that, and you have done it in minimum space.
993  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Bachmann 4-6-0's re-released, why are they no longer Spectrum models? on: March 02, 2016, 07:28:54 PM
It looks like the boiler now has molded on detail.  Other detail simplifications are probably there too.  The Sound Value package leaves a lot of sounds out.  But at least there is a nice small steam engine coming out among the huge mama-jamas everyone else offers that can't run on average layouts.  If I didn't have 5 low ones and 3 high ones already I'd get one.
994  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: You Only Live Twice on: February 25, 2016, 06:49:02 PM
What railroad did you work for Jeffrey?  Were you in engine service?
995  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: You Only Live Twice on: February 25, 2016, 06:46:12 PM
Late 1940's in Louisiana where I was born and raised.   When I was born in 1948 both the T&NO and the MP were completely in steam.  I still hear those whistles in my mind, and I have many well worn old memories of those steam engines.  Railroads were a perfect art form in those days. To me, nothing will ever compare and that is why I recreate those days on my layout.  I wish I had been just a few years older to have really appreciated what was an every day scene until I was nearly 9.
996  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Adding a mining district (pics) on: February 23, 2016, 08:59:03 PM
I always thought as a kid that John Allen's railroad was called the Goar and Daff-a-Ted.
997  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Ballast Gluer Fixer 39006 on: February 21, 2016, 03:56:24 PM
Nice, Wayne.  I'm on my rookie layout so my ballast work isn't as smooth as yours.  It's ok though because I am a shortline , and all the branches and shortlines I recall had less than even ballast work.  I used isopropyl alcohol instead of water, however.  The humidity of the Gulf South is just too high most of the time to allow evaporation of water  in a timely fashion.


998  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Adding a mining district (pics) on: February 21, 2016, 02:16:42 AM
Sid, when I was a kid, "djheet" was a country contraction for "did you eat?".
999  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Southern shortline track on: February 18, 2016, 08:55:08 PM
A better shot

1000  Discussion Boards / HO / Southern shortline track on: February 18, 2016, 08:47:16 PM
1001  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: 4-6-0 sound value whistles. on: February 17, 2016, 08:32:30 PM
To be certain, I'm asking about the newly reissued sound value version.  Those whistles are the choices in the discontinued Spectrum version.
1002  Discussion Boards / HO / Frisco 2-8-2 on: February 17, 2016, 07:49:16 PM
Will the Frisco 2-8-2 be offered as a sound equipped item?  If so, when?
1003  Discussion Boards / HO / 4-6-0 sound value whistles. on: February 17, 2016, 07:47:54 PM
Yardmaster, what are the whistle choices on this engine?

1.  B&O 3 chime
2.  ?
3.  ?
1004  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: insulated vs electrified forgs on: February 16, 2016, 07:44:44 PM
I haven't yet seen any forgs on my railroad. Shocked Shocked Cheesy Cheesy
1005  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Oil burners on: February 16, 2016, 07:26:47 PM
The SP and Cotton Belt all had oil burning 2-6-0's, 4-4-0's and 4-4-2's.  MP used oil burners south of Little Rock on the Louisiana Division and the Gulf Coast Lines and had examples of each of these.  Western and Southwestern roads generally converted to oil fuel around WW I due to cheaper cost in general.

Oil burning steam engines were fabulous to see at night with over firing creating sizable orange  flame flashes outside the bottom of the firebox, I remember it well.  You can see a mild example beginning around 2:48 on this video-

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Iozs1csc3mY
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