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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: error on dynamis on: December 28, 2021, 04:56:51 PM
Early versions of the Class 25 have an 8-pin decoder socket. The latest version uses a 21-pin decoder socket and already has a speaker built in if you want to add a sound decoder. A decent explanation of how to open the loco to see which you need can be found here:
https://callingallstations.co.uk/2015/08/12/dcc-fitting-series-bachmann-class-25/

Loksound made a 21-pin version 4 decoder specifically for the Class 25. Not sure if it was carried over to the version 5 line.

Len
32  Discussion Boards / On30 / Re: Miniature Nut Drivers on: December 28, 2021, 01:21:06 PM
Wiha makes a set of small metric nut drivers:
https://www.wihatools.com/precision-metric-nut-driver-7-piece-set

You can get slightly better pricing from a number of on-line retailers.

They also make very nice small screwdrivers.

Len
33  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: KiHa 28/58 Diesel Multiple Units [DMU] on: December 28, 2021, 11:15:26 AM
Pretty much, except they have no provision for running 3rd rail and alway run about ground, except when passing through tunnels or the lower levels of larger stations. The seats are nicer than most subway cars I've ridden too.

Len
34  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: KiHa 28/58 Diesel Multiple Units [DMU] on: December 28, 2021, 08:25:28 AM
Yeah. What the RDC could have been. Biggest differance is the KiHa is set up with side seats and lots of handles for 'strap hanging' commuters. Mostly they run as double sets, but in some areas single units are used in the morning and evening for hauling students too and from school.

Len
35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / KiHa 28/58 Diesel Multiple Units [DMU] on: December 27, 2021, 11:03:17 AM
I was watching a Japanese anime with the grandkids and they had a shot of people boarding a KiHa 58 DMU that brought back memories of back when I was stationed in Japan. Everyone thinks of the Shinkansen when talking about Japanese railroads, but DMUs are everywhere on commuter routes, rural lines, and feeders into larger cities. And from 1969 until the early 2000's, the most upbiqitous of these was the KiHa 28/58 series. And the anime reminded me of the many hours I spent riding KiHa's around exploring Japan.

I cam across this video of a 2011 excursion run of retired JNR KiHa 28/58 diesel multiple unit that gives some nice shots of the trackwork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNOBQAJaGw

More modern DMUs are still in widespread use in Japan, but the KiHa 28/58 still holds a special place for many.

Len
36  Discussion Boards / HO / KiHa 28/58 Diesel Multiple Unit {DMU} on: December 27, 2021, 10:56:25 AM
I was watching a Japanese anime with the grandkids and they had a shot of people boarding a KiHa 58 DMU that brought back memories of back when I was stationed in Japan. Everyone thinks of the Shinkansen when talking about Japanese railroads, but DMUs are everywhere on commuter routes, rural lines, and feeders into larger cities. And from 1969 until the early 2000's, the most upbiqitous of these was the KiHa 28/58 series. And the anime reminded me of the many hours I spent riding KiHa's around exploring Japan.

I cam across this video of a 2011 excursion run of retired JNR KiHa 28/58 diesel multiple unit that gives some nice shots of the trackwork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PNOBQAJaGw

More modern DMUs are still in widespread use in Japan, but the KiHa 28/58 still holds a special place for many.

Len

P.S. Sorry, meant to post this in 'General' and wasn't paying attention to where I was and the system will not let me delete it.
37  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: So You Want A Model Railroad... on: December 24, 2021, 02:42:30 PM
Try this: https://fb.gg/v/a1EMH7ov86/

The period at the end in the original post isn't part of the link.

Len
38  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Converting "DCC Ready" GG 1 to DCC on: December 24, 2021, 02:04:38 PM
I think the distinction needs to be made here between DCC, and DCC with sound.

The OP asked which decoder and speaker to use, so it sounds like he's looking to convert to DCC with sound.

Len
39  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Merry Christmas! on: December 24, 2021, 02:01:53 PM
I'll be out of touch over the weekend, so wishing everyone a Merry Christmas on Christmas Eve!

Santa's getting ready and loading up...



Len
40  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: reversing trolley on: December 23, 2021, 10:36:49 PM
You can use a 9V battery with a clip like this to get the wheels spinning for cleaning:



You can make a cradle to hold the trolley upside down using an empty cereal box and towel.

Len
41  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: reversing trolley on: December 23, 2021, 02:08:42 PM
You may just need to clean the track and trolley wheels. Dirt build up on either, or both, is the most common cause of stalling.

Len
42  Discussion Boards / HO / Re: Converting "DCC Ready" GG 1 to DCC on: December 23, 2021, 09:18:20 AM
If you want GG1 sounds you could use a Digitrax FX sound decoder and load it with the sound project files found here:
https://www.digitrax.com/sound-depot/gg1-pennsylvania-electric-locomotive/

Information on the FX decoders, and the software used to load sound files, can be found by following the links in the boxes on the right side of the page. Since those sound files are 8-bit, the SDH166D decoder would be the correct one:
https://www.digitrax.com/products/sound-decoders/sdh166d/

The problem is the attached speaker is oval shaped and 8 Ohms, while the speaker designed to fit the baffle built in to the GG1, available from the parts department here: https://estore.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=68_603&products_id=6043 , is round and 4 Ohms.

So you would need to find an 8 Ohm round speaker the same diameter as the "stock" on from Bachmann to replace the oval speaker that comes with the SDH166D decoder. You can measure the baffle opening in your loco to get the correct diameter in mm.

Len
43  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: So You Want A Model Railroad... on: December 22, 2021, 05:46:31 PM
BEEP! BEEP!

Len
44  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: I'm confused - Did I buy the wrong Bachmann tracks? on: December 20, 2021, 09:47:02 AM
Hi Len ... just to make sure I understand - and I feel really dumb about this - but do the two exposed wires at the end of the red terminal wires somehow get inserted into the connectors shown in the AC Adapter example you pointed me to on Amazon?

Yes. The adapter labeled 'LED' that comes with it is for connecting to wires.

Len
45  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Roll call - steam only model railroaders on: December 19, 2021, 06:30:43 PM
WWII didn't hold off dieselization on the New Haven. While steam still held a major presence, as can be seen in "A Great Railroad at Work".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk8htfb2-h0

The NH literally ran the wheels off their ALCO DL-109's hauling passengers during the day and freight at night during the war. Something steam, with it's greater maintenance needs, couldn't do.

Len
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