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Techwizard

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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2013, 07:11:11 PM »



I think that the EZ Command and MRC DCC systems are the only ones which operate DC locos. I'll be corrected if I'm mistaken about
that. This isn't necessarily a huge advantage, however, as you need to be very careful when running DC equipment on DCC or you'll fry

Digitrax also supports analogue running, though it is not advisable to do so. Best to bite the bullet and convert all locos than trying to run decoderless ones on DCC.
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robert sylvester

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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2013, 11:36:42 AM »

I know this subject has approached more than once. I have a USRA 2-10-2, Bachman loco, brand new with DCC. I took it out of the box, plugged the plugs put it on my DC layout and it just sat there. I have checked the plugs, and the tender trucks. It is brand new from Train World, it had no manual of operation to tell me what to do.
Robert Sylvester, WTRR
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Jerrys HO
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2013, 06:43:03 PM »

Robert
It is best to start a new post than highjack another. You will get more results that way.

Jerry
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richg
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2013, 09:20:51 PM »

Robert
It is best to start a new post than highjack another. You will get more results that way.

Jerry


And use the HO scale forum.

Rich
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railroadfun

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« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2013, 11:11:37 PM »

This is a question thats maybe unusual or different.IDK.
So lets say you have the dynamis on your home layout and you have two locos programed on 1 and 2. (like me)
Well i just became a member of a model railroad club where i live and just before i had the privalage of going to their layout and the main operator give me a full tour of the layout. But at the time i didnt have my locos with me so i ran one of his. Now he is running dcc but it is a digitrax system. So now ima take my locos over there and run them. On his system will they still be programed to #`s 1 & 2 or will they reset to three or will they be cancled out by locos that are that on his system or exactly how does that work. And when i get them back home do i have to reprogram them or what.
Could someone please explain thoughroly as they can PLEASE  Huh?
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railroadfun

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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2013, 08:27:20 PM »

Hunt,
Thank you very much for your info yet strangly the guy at the culb loves me and what i do and would probably change his adresses for me haha.
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jward


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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2013, 08:34:46 PM »

just a suggestion.....

most of us who are using a full dcc system like the dynamis or digitrax use the locomotive number as its address. that way it is easy to remember what the address is, and it is intuitive for another person to run that locomotive as well. the ez commznd only supports 10 addresses but the dynamis should be able to use any address up to and including 9999.

a good example of somebody else using another's locomotive would be on a club operating night where trains are put together in the yard by the "yardmaster" and dispatched to another "crew" who takes the train over the road.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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railroadfun

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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013, 09:02:25 PM »

How would one clean track on ho scale using abrasive inside a tunnel
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jward


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« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2013, 09:36:11 PM »

did you leave yourself an access hole inside the tunnel? it is easy to do this either through the baseboard, or through the backside of the mountain. if you can't reach in to clean track, how are you going to retrieve a derailed car or locomotive?
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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railroadfun

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« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 11:40:13 PM »

Its at my club layout and we have a long stick that if there is a derailed car lor loco we jst push it out but the problem is we cant figure out how to clean it
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Doneldon

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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2013, 01:14:52 AM »

RR Fun-

A tunnel more than a foot long without access isn't a good idea at all. However, if you have such a thing, you'll need to use a liquid track cleaning car, an electronic track cleaning car or a home-made track cleaning car which rubs a piece of Masonite or such like along the railhead. This will be less effective on curves at it won't dress the inner faces of the railheads where a lot of electrical contact occurs on curves.

Be careful of using abrasives on your track. In the long run, it can do more harm than good. It will not only prematurely age your track, it will leave microscopic scratches which may cause sparking, with its incumbent carbon deposition, and serve as a place for dirt to accumulate.

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railroadfun

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« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2013, 12:31:31 AM »

i have some sound equipped decoders i got from a friend and was wondering dow to install it in a bachman "ho" dcc equipped gp30 loco.Heres some info on the loco so someone can research it if needed=item No.60814, santa fe #3229. Please help  Huh?
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jward


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« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2013, 08:07:00 AM »

I am familiar with the gp30.  there is not a lot of room in there for a speaker. you'll have to take it apart and cut away the frame halves somewhere to make a place for the speaker.

may i suggest a gp7 or gp9 asz aan easier install? they have a place for a speaker in the fuel  tank.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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railroadfun

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« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2013, 02:36:35 PM »

i opened my gp30 up but there was no place to plug the decoder in.
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Jerrys HO
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2013, 02:47:13 PM »

Brett

Your decoder is built in to the circuit board, There is no place to plug in a sound decoder.
You will have to replace the decoder board with one that comes with sound or hard wire a sound decoder in. The latter should be possible as I have never done one. Others may know better.
I would replace the board with one from Soundtraxx. I believe without checking they have one that replaces yours.

Jerry 
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