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Tony’s Has Full Product Line From GoodDealsDCC!

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in News |

  Tony’s is now carrying the full of line of products from GoodDealsDCC. They have a full range of test tracks in all scales and different lengths as well as different combinations of scales. Their product line also includes shuttle tracks, as well as connector leads and other various accessories. Check out their products and order yours today by clicking the button...

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Adding SoundTraxx DCC Tsunami2 Sound Decoders To Atlas Modern Commuters

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Atlas Model Railroad Company has recently released their Modern Commuter Trains in HO scale offering locomotives, coaches and cab cars for “push-pull” style operations. The cab car is a great opportunity to add a Tsunami SoundCar for Rolling Stock. We would also recommend the addition of a CurrentKeeper for “flicker-free” lighting and reliable operation of sound effects. Pre-loaded with the proper K5LA airhorn, an Electronic bell and 4 lighting effects, the SoundCar can be...

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SoundTraxx Tsunami2 DCC Sound Decoders with Athearn Genesis SD70 Series Locomotives

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Athearn has released new paint schemes and updated tooling for their Genesis Series SD70 locomotives in HO scale. With SD70M, SD75 and SD70I versions in popular road names such as UP, BNSF, CN & NS these models represent the “work-a-day” fleet of modern railroads. A board replacement PNP format decoder can easily be fitted in place of the factory installed light board and space is provided for a speaker from the factory. With support for 1.5 Volt bulbs built right into...

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Install SoundTraxx Tsunami2 DCC Decoder & Intermountain Railway Co. GE ES44AC GEVO

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in News, Tony's Tips |

Earlier this year InterMountain Railway Company released another run of the General Electric ES44AC and ES44DC locomotives in HO scale. These popular locomotives can be found in operation on every major Class I railroad in North America. The prototype locomotives are equipped with a GEVO G-12 series prime mover along with Nathan “K” series air horns. All of the appropriate sounds, along with the proper electronic bell and “GEVO” series air compressor, can be found within...

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How To Get Super Smooth Running DCC Decoders

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Progress Over the Years The motors used in our locomotives have progressively become better over the years. Furthermore, the way we control these motors has also continued to improve. The old rheostat gave way to solid state electronics with better motor control. Then came DCC with a decoder that had direct motor control. Decoders have continued the progress by significantly improving motor control. The major improvement has been the use of Back-Electro Motive Force (BEMF)...

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Intermountain Railway Co.’s All-New GE Tier 4 GEVOs Are Coming!

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in News |

Click the links below to order your Tier 4 GEVOs today. BNSF – New Image ET44C4 Canadian National EF-644t CSX ET44AH Union Pacific C45AH Norfolk Southern ET44AC The Officially Licensed GE Tier 4 GEVO from InterMountain is expected by August and promises to be one of their most impressive locomotives ever. This all-new model will feature finely molded parts with railroad specific details, prototype based color schemes with laser sharp painting and printing, including...

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Broadway Limited Imports Sneaks In A New Run of the Iconic Norfolk & Western Class J 4-8-4

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in News |

  N&W Class J 4-8-4 Without making any official announcement, Broadway Limited has listed a new run of their N&W Class J 4-8-4 locomotives on the delivery schedule listed on their website. These units are expected some time in late August to early September of this year. Don’t delay in putting in your order as these will sell out fast!   Locomotive Features Include:  Paragon3 Sound & Operation System, featuring ROLLING THUNDER, with Authentic Sounds...

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Broadway Limited Imports New C&O T-1 & PRR J1 2-10-4s Expected by the End of June 2017!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in News |

  C&O T-1 2-10-4 ———————————————————– PRR J1 2-10-4 Two exciting new locomotives are expected from Broadway Limited Imports by the end of June. The C&O T-1 2-10-4 was a powerful heavy hauler that first went into service in 1930. PRR adopted this design when they were searching for new motive power during World War II and built them in-house in...

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Intermountain HO GP10 Paducah New Road Names Arriving June 2017!

Posted by on Jun 14, 2017 in News |

Two months ago, Intermountain’s new Paducah GP10 locomotives wowed us with their excellent detail, multiple lighting effects, smooth operation, and superb sound on ESU LokSound equipped models. This week, new road names are arriving and are available for immediate orders. Click the links below to order your Paducahs today. Currently Available Road Names: Illinois Central – Orange/White Illinois Central Gulf – Orange/White – New Illinois Central Gulf...

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SD40-2 Intermountain Madness Sale

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in News |

SD40-2 Intermountain Folks, for those of you who might not know, Intermountain makes a lot of locomotives. Specifically, they make a lot of EMD SD40-2 locomotives, in both HO and N Scale. In fact, it’s over 1,100 different road names and road numbers. It’s truly SD40-2 madness! Here at Tony’s, we’ve joined the madness by listing all the road names that Intermountain offers in this iconic EMD locomotive. In addition to our already great pricing, for...

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Power Supplies for Digitrax Boosters and Command Stations

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Tips DCC Components, Tips DCC Systems, Tony's Tips |

The chart below shows the model of the Digitrax DCC Command Station or Booster with the recommended Power Supply. The latest generation of Digitrax Command Stations and Boosters require DC power and will not function on AC power supplies. Digitrax DCC Boosters & Command Stations Model Description Input DC Power Input AC Power DCS 240 8A command station and booster unit 13.8 – 25VDC PS615 PS2012 NO DB210 3/5/8A with auto reversing booster, single track output 15 – 24VDC...

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Tony’s Train Exchange Volume 14 of The Manifest Newsliner

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in News |

Welcome to Volume 14 of The Manifest Newsliner, which includes a mix of product information, model railroading and DCC tips, along with new product announcements. The Newsliner will keep you apprised of pre-order deadlines, expected delivery dates, and provide useful information about DCC components and their correct operation. It will also include track layout design and wiring, and many more Tony’s exclusive model railroading tips. If you do not wish to receive this...

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Tony’s New TTX Ultra LEDs

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in News |

We’re introducing a new line of LEDs in a variety of colors and sizes. Our LEDs are perfect for lighting projects in locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and any other project you can imagine. Our TTX Ultra LEDs come with 1k ohm resistors so you can safely power them from the 12vdc lighting output of any DCC digital decoder. The TTX Micro LEDs range in size from 0402 to 0605 and are able to to fit in very small spaces. We like to use them in locomotive projects for...

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Wiring A DCC Specialties PSX-AR for a Wye

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Hello, I currently have 4 PSX-AR devices controlling the reverse loops on my layout and I have just ordered the 5th from you. My plan for this one is to control a wye. I see the wiring diagram for one leg of the wye but does it also control the switch machine(s) so they are in the correct throw for the loco? I don’t see how they should be wired or if it is the same as for a reverse loop or if this device will not control the switch machines on a wye and simply changes...

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Wiring Two DCC Specialties Hares For Crossover

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Hi Erik, We are now installing Tortoise motors with the Hare decoders, but there is one situation we would appreciate your guidance on please. In one area we have two main line tracks running parallel with a single crossover. I intend to loop both contacts 11 and 12 of the  two Hares together and connect these to a single PB switch so that both turnouts operate in unison to be either clear or thrown. However we also want to install the Auto Throw feature and again it would...

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