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31  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / WGH Show San Antonio T-Trak Layout on: February 09, 2016, 03:56:45 PM
At the WGH show in San Antonio, TX, Feb 20 and 21, a group of Clubs and individuals coordinated by the San Antonio N Scale Club, SANTRAK, hope to set a new record for the longest continuous T-Trak Red Line in excess of 12 scale miles.  At the present time the record is 10.08 scale miles.

The layout will have 9 separate T-Trak Yellow Lines that should total close to that length as well.

Will let you know the final results.

Nathan
32  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: nce SB5 smartbooster on: February 07, 2016, 06:14:24 PM
Yes, the AR 1 will work with large scale.

Nathan
33  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: nce SB5 smartbooster on: February 06, 2016, 06:04:53 PM
Start here for what I am talking about:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Auto_reverser

The boards that you can use are available from multiple sources.  Everyone you talk to will have a favorite.
Digitrax makes the AR1.  Tam Valley Depot makes a 'Frog Juicer'/Auto-Reverser.  DCC Specialties makes the OG-AR and PSX-AR.  Lenz makes the LK200.  MRC makes the AD520.  I know there are others, I just can not find them real quick.

Nathan
34  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: nce SB5 smartbooster on: February 06, 2016, 08:34:37 AM
The SB5 IS NOT and auto reverse unit.  You needed to isolate the reverse loops and add proper auto reverse boards to each loop.

Nathan
35  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Lenz LE1000 speed settings on: December 26, 2015, 02:11:27 PM
You might want to look at the Lenz web site.

http://lenzusa.com/index.htm

They have online manuals for all their products.

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

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.

Nathan
37  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.

Nathan
38  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.

Nathan
39  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:

http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

http://tonysdcc.com/tonystips/dccprimer/index.htm

http://www.mrdccu.com/curriculum/

https://sites.google.com/site/markgurries/

Nathan
40  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.

Nathan
41  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.

Nathan
42  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:

http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php/topic,10876.30.html

Nathan
43  Discussion Boards / General Discussion / Re: Is this all I need for a DCC set up?? on: November 09, 2014, 02:27:04 PM
http://www.dccwiki.com/Main_Page

http://tonystrains.com/tonystips/dccprimer/index.htm

Are two good places to start.

Nathan
44  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?

Nathan
45  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.

Nathan
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