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by torikoos
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 10755

Re: DCC loco decoders.

Cheers Mike,

the Direct is what I am after, and glad to see that it's available in the UK for about 80GBP at the link Ray provided below.

It will be the decoder I'm going to get for some of my advanced orders (2 x SP GP38-2 and a GP15-1), all by Athearn Genesis.

Koos
by torikoos
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Basic scenery
Replies: 1
Views: 2923

Basic scenery

I've just started the next step in my basic scenery on my home layout. On this layout, I use the method as demonstrated in Joe Fugate's scenery DVD's (Ten Mile Creek). So the basic terain is cardboard webbing hot glued together, covered with masking tape, painted with latex earth paint, and now I've...
by torikoos
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 10755

Re: DCC loco decoders.

Hi Brian is that the direct replacement for athearn / atlas boards? ( similar to a tsunami)
That's what I am looking for.

Koos
by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: weathered Frisco caboose
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Re: weathered Frisco caboose

Atlas does the caboose trucks separately , I got a pair for a project from ModelJunction ,perhaps give that a go?

Koos
by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 10755

Re: DCC loco decoders.

That's great thanks,I checked it out, and indeed it's the US version they have in their range, it's the first link I've seen of the 'Select Direct' type being available outside the US, and the price is very reasonable at £80,- indeed. Not too many sound file selections there though, but that's not a...
by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: DCC Topics
Topic: DCC loco decoders.
Replies: 23
Views: 10755

DCC loco decoders.

Just wondering what experiences people have programming a variety of loco decoders. I have a few T4X decoders with automatic BEMF, but there's very little in the way of programmability in these, so it does take a lot of experimenting to get them to behave. One issue I've regularly struggled with is ...
by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Re: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs

How do these new TCS decoders stack up programming wise? I have a few T4X decoders with automatic BEMF, but there's very little in the way of programmability in these, so it does take a lot of experimenting to get them to behave. One issue I've regularly struggled with is that a flywheel equipped lo...
by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Re: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs

Cool, what decoder (brand) types did you put in? Sound type or a function/motor control type only?

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: California Northern layout in HO
Replies: 18
Views: 12269

California Northern layout in HO

Here's a little bit of railroad action on my layout. I will introduce my layout in a future post in a bit more detail, for now , let's watch a few trains.

Koos


by torikoos
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Other Prototype Discussion
Topic: 2 x ALCo RS3
Replies: 1
Views: 2509

Re: 2 x ALCo RS3

That's great footage of those RS-3's indeed! Great to see some are still active.

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: Simple Improvements on an Atlas Ford Cab unit
Replies: 2
Views: 3183

Re: Simple Improvements on an Atlas Ford Cab unit

I agree and as it stands, an excellent article in it self for RH and the main website, that way it will reach the full membership, and show visitors to our site (and potential new members) what is going on within our region!

Koos
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: California Northern SD9 203 test run
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Re: California Northern SD9 203 test run

yes that's a good point, the BB's are a bit 'wider'. added bonus will be that they are relatively cheap to get.
I might then use P2K models for the SP versions I'm hoping to add in the future.. and keep them separated from the CFNR units. :-)
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: California Northern SD9 203 test run
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

Re: California Northern SD9 203 test run

Thanks Brian, yes it is sounding very good. It has a QSI Quantum Revolution decoder installed , which also has good slow speed performance, but it is a pain to program (to get everything out of it, you'd need a dedicated programmer, which I do not have). The roof beacon is wired up, but I cannot cha...
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs
Replies: 9
Views: 4503

Re: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs

That's a nice paint scheme on those SD90's. (and my god those things are huge!)!
Are these showing up in Broadclyst, or will they have to wait a bit longer for a DCC decoder?

Koos
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: California Northern SD9 203 test run
Replies: 4
Views: 2892

California Northern SD9 203 test run

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6hFg3p5RvU Here's my latest project (and still not finished), but it made it's first test run today. Here it is just exiting Cordelia Tunnel, among freshly applied latex paint ..... The loco is a stripped and repainted Athearn Bluebox SD9, detailed with a Details Wes...