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by torikoos
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Indiana Railroad SD9043MACs
Replies: 9
Views: 3549

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: 3549

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: 10236

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: 2047

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: 2539

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: 2269

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: 2269

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: 3549

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: 2269

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...
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: RS Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 3448

Re: RS Tower

Nice reefer block. And pulled by one of my favourite locos, SD40-2's, too bad of the little 'hickup' of the locos, and a wobbly caboose :-)
by torikoos
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: My Layout
Topic: Georgia Blue Ridge HO
Replies: 13
Views: 5677

Re: Georgia Blue Ridge HO

That is looking very nice indeed!

Koos
by torikoos
Tue Oct 30, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Events - Past
Topic: 10th Nov 2012 - Freemo meet, Broadclyst
Replies: 18
Views: 7278

Re: 10th Nov 2012 - Freemo meet, Broadclyst

Hi Martyn, it's 99% certain that I can join in, although I'm not sure if I can be there all day (I hope so).
In any case, I'm looking forward to join in the fun, being part of a crew or whatever is thrown (not literary hopefully) at me. :-)

Koos
by torikoos
Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: Loco & Rolling Stock
Topic: Conrail SD9
Replies: 2
Views: 1786

Re: Conrail SD9

Perhaps it's the lighting, but that Conrail blue looks much darker than I thought it was in this shot, but yes, they look great!

Koos
by torikoos
Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Painting, Decalling and Weathering
Topic: A great weathering resource....
Replies: 2
Views: 2606

Re: A great weathering resource....

Thanks for the link, I guess this might be my next stop to look for tips and tricks , now that the 'modeltrainsweathered' website/forum has been down for ages, and hadn't found anywhere else where this sort of thing was shown in such a good way.

Koos
by torikoos
Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: General modelling topics
Topic: Striving to being closer to the Prototype
Replies: 5
Views: 4012

Re: Short UP Auto Train

I don't disagree with you both , and you should take my remark with a couple of grains of salt. :-) There is a prototype for everything, but you are right, a collection of oddballs and exceptions doesn't look realistic at all. The reality for many of us is that we have usually limited space, so runn...