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 on: August 06, 2020, 04:45:30 PM 
Started by Trainman203 - Last post by Hunt
. . .

Oh, programming tracks are a dinosaur from the electro-past. The economi and subsequent Tsunamis donít need it.


All makes of SoundTraxx decoders require using Programming Track when,
   Programming a short address to another short address
   Programming long address to another long address
   CV read

an aside
CV -  Configuration Variable
CVs - Configuration Variables

DCC decoder interchangeable nomenclature for
  CV 1 is Short address or 2-digit address or  Primary address
  Paired CV 17 and CV 18 is Long address or  4-digit address or  Extended address

 on: August 06, 2020, 04:16:58 PM 
Started by John Tumolo - Last post by efehser
Very strange, as my 2-4-4-2 matches the performance of the 2-6-6-2 quite nicely. I still can't help but feel that running it on DC power is most of the problem. Not a knock on you, just the nature of the beast. With no way to bypass the DCC, at least easily, there is no way to check this.

 on: August 06, 2020, 03:47:46 PM 
Started by prr22 - Last post by prr22
That would be quite a sight.  But honestly, I run my Berkshires and pacifics with auto racks more than I'd like to admit...

 on: August 06, 2020, 03:39:22 PM 
Started by MrNormalDraws - Last post by MrNormalDraws
It's not the beams that you can take apart. It's one of the main ones attached to the green supports.

 on: August 06, 2020, 03:14:59 PM 
Started by MrNormalDraws - Last post by Ronniethe14xxx
Pretty sure you can reattatch the beams, mine break off all the time when I have to put it away. But I can always reattatch them. If not maybe see if you can glue it back on?

 on: August 06, 2020, 02:34:52 PM 
Started by udidwhat? - Last post by Loco Bill Canelos
Sorry to hear that, but any of the available chassis will fit.  Variations might be the pilot, paint, and perhaps the switch openings, all of wh9ich are easy to overcome.

Hang in there!


 on: August 06, 2020, 02:16:25 PM 
Started by MrNormalDraws - Last post by MrNormalDraws
So I bought Knapford a few months ago and I kept the platforms the same for a while as I don't want to take it apart as I don't want it to break. But my grandparents wanted me to put my trains away for a while due to space. So I decided to try taking apart, and my fear was true as one of the beams snapped off.

And because it's discontinued, what should I do?

 on: August 06, 2020, 10:12:32 AM 
Started by udidwhat? - Last post by udidwhat?
And if anyone was vaguely interested in the outcome;- reply from Bachmann services," no longer available as a spare". If Harrison,a woodworker could make the first nautical clock, I guess I better start within'.

 on: August 06, 2020, 09:55:31 AM 
Started by prr22 - Last post by Trainman203
There once was a guy in one of the magazines that did a contemporary layout as if it had retained steam power.  The modern 2-8-4ís and 4-8-4ís in particular were especially plausible since many were built during WW2 and in 2000 could have easily have had a 50 or more year service life, like a whole lot of 1900-era 2-8-0ís and USRA engines had in 1953.  The Nickel Plate originally considered keeping their modern 2-8-4ís in service until the mid 60ís but the late 50ís recession sidelined them early.  The IC kept long lines of steam engines in ready reserve until up into the 60ís too.  I wish I remembered the reference where to find the layout article.

 on: August 06, 2020, 09:41:59 AM 
Started by prr22 - Last post by Maletrain
You could run a short Civil War era train on a modern layout - just call it a fan steam special.  Grin  (I've run a 1900 train on a 1980s layout, and it was popular.)

What doesn't work so well is trying to run a modern diesel on a Civil War layout - unless you bring along that tricked-up DeLorean model with the white haired professor standing beside it.  Roll Eyes

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