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1  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Lyn - DCC Ready? on: December 19, 2010, 01:40:55 AM
So glad to see the Lyn returning to the catalog. It was my first LS engine, but due to numerous problems I sold it on but now look forward to a Mk II with those issues addressed. Thanks.

Do we know yet if it will have the "super socket"  for DCC or the earlier DCC ready kind of setup?

Also, will there be a chuff sensor and if so, mechanical or optical?

Thanks again, Peter.

Bump for Peter...first inquired July 18 10
2  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: G-Scale Thomas Series on: December 03, 2010, 12:45:42 PM
Is this an official product announcement? Edward in LS?

Please don't forget Toby the Tram Engine!

3  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Durango & Silverton - Freight on: November 30, 2010, 11:26:33 PM
Good Call on The Fav Spot...I have and would again!
4  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Durango & Silverton - Freight on: November 29, 2010, 06:23:18 PM
I like what I'm seeing.  I'm guessing this set uses knuckle couplers insted of hook and loop?

If I remember right, both came in the set. It's been a while. 

One thing that may surprise you is the "Size" of this locomotive vs. the Thomas and Friends from Bachmann.  I did have a good many comparo shots on a server that recently crashed-sorry.  I'm sure you understand the SG vs. NG difference in both models.

Thomas is a good deal larger-all around than the 10-Wheeler, though the 10-Wheeler is a heavier locomotive.  Thomas will have no problems pulling the Big Hauler cars, but it may look silly to some.

The T&F cars are taller too than the Big Hauler stock. 

That said, my 10-wheeler is a bullet-proof runner, hard to go wrong with one of those!  maybe why they've been making them for years and years!

Shop around the net dealers, there are some good deals to be found on the sets!

Merry Christmas!

5  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Buildings for Large or G scale on: November 22, 2010, 02:20:09 PM
Hey there Charles!

Here are a few places to look, or look at:

PIKO-manufactures buildings that are "Large Scale",  you can see their line here":

choose "G Scale"

as does POLA (try a google search) and


I hear great things about this company below and the prices are hard to beat!

Colorado Model:

Most internet retailers offer at least some of the above, though forum policy doesn't allow me to post that here.

Here are a few other Large Scale Train forums if you are interested-tons of great information avail!

Largescale Central :


and Garden Railways Magazine:

all of those are free to use forums!

6  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Lyn - DCC Ready? on: November 21, 2010, 08:05:06 PM
Great to see the picures of the new Lyn posted on Facebook.

Do we know any more about how the DCC capability will be provided? Socket or the older style DCC ready?


Peter, I viewed the photos after being directed to the Facebook posting to see the new loco...and as backwards as I may be, I can't for the life of me understand why those photos weren't posted on this site as well? Must I remind the powers that be; not everyone in the hobby is a member of FB?

I doubt the Lyn has the AmesSuperSocket (or any variant). It doesn't appear to share the same tender as the Forney and Climax, add that to the really low offered price and I'm led to believe it's hollow on the inside.


I'm sure someone will answer soon, or we may get it in time to answer that one for ourselves?!
7  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New 1:20.3 Climax on: November 17, 2010, 10:04:36 AM
Jack, thanks for the reply!

8  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New 1:20.3 Climax on: November 15, 2010, 05:25:19 PM

Lots of questions concering my favorite prototype loco:

I'm led to assume the sound is by Sierra...the Steam Generator is the same as the Soundtraxx I added to my Batt/RC installed Annie a few years ago. 

Will this sound system operate like the one formerly offered in the 3 Truck Shay? 

Is it the same technology as offered in the 3T Shay? If not, how does it differ?

I'd also assume one couldn't add analog RC and control the installed sound?

Chuff timing is again optical, is there a mechanical timing option?

9  Discussion Boards / Thomas & Friends / Re: G scale, battery, radio controlled Thomas on: November 07, 2010, 09:07:30 PM
Hey Guys!

I've got the stuff, just need the time to get my big Thomas converted.

Here is a post from Large Scale Central that may be of some help!

good luck!

10  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Porter Smokebox Front on: November 07, 2010, 09:00:49 PM

see your thread posted at LSC, someone is trying to connect with you

11  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: LS Thomas/Annie/Clarribel Minimum Curve? on: February 12, 2010, 09:29:48 AM

Who engineered these cars anyway?


Excellent Question Len!  I've yet to have any real success with them.  I wonder why Knuckle Couplers weren't tossed in, since that appears to be the most simple fix for the "problem"...

12  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: Spectrum 45 ton side-rod diesel engine on: February 02, 2010, 03:48:55 PM

I at one time had four, all gone now, wish I had them all back..esp. since I was fortunate enough to buy them for $60 each...(if I'd only known then....)
13  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: converting my 81180 shay to onboard battery on: January 30, 2010, 02:52:19 PM

spot-on...not "his line" of products, but the only product line of control he (Dave) carries...Had my LGB #50 out this am pushing ice/snow on the line while my son controlled with his very own TX-24  Grin
14  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: converting my 81180 shay to onboard battery on: January 29, 2010, 08:26:35 PM
Another Nod for Dave at NWRCS, a gentleman and scholar!  I'd also highly recommend his product line of RCS remote control-there are many on this board, us included, that use this line with great results!...He can install for you or sell you all you would need (and then some!)

his website is



edit: I am in SC and purchase ALL of my gear from Dave
15  Discussion Boards / Large / Re: New Engines on: January 28, 2010, 11:17:43 PM
Give me a C-16...or even a T-12.

howabout a C-19?  Huh?
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