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Video Review Korea Brass HO GE U25C Locomotive With TCS WOW Diesel Decoder

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Locomotives, News, Tony's TV |

We have just received the Korea Brass U25C’s with TCS WOW Diesel Decoders. We’re impressed with this first offering featuring a silky smooth drive train and motor, very well rendered plastic injection molding for the shell and details, and TCS’s new WOW Diesel decoder with the appropriate GE FDL-16 sound files. Based upon our inital inspection and testing, we hope Korea Brass and TCS bring more to the market soon. The Korea Brass U25C is available in...

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Installing DCC in the Proto 1000 HO Scale RDC

Posted by on May 19, 2015 in Locomotives, Tips Decoders and Installations, Tony's Tips |

This document is based upon instructions given in a web page provided by Tony’s Train Exchange. Life Like and Walthers Proto have made a number of HOscale models of the Budd Rail Diesel Car [RDC]. These models were released as part of their Proto 1000 range and cover three of the five types of RDC; the all-passenger RDC-1, the baggage/passenger combination RDC-2, and the baggage/Travelling Post Office/passenger RDC-3. These were released directly by Likelife Products...

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Exciting News From Broadway Limited Imports: New Paragon3 Sound & New Products!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Locomotives, Miscellaneous, News |

Broadway Limited is in the process of shipping their 2015 catalogs to dealers now, and inside it is some very exciting news to share with you!   First, there is the news of the all-new Paragon3 Sound & DCC operating system in HO locomotives! BLI’s Paragon3 Sound decoders feature the following: 2 selectable bells 3 playable whistles with variable endings 1 long, non-looped whistle 1 alternate whistle for locomotives with a second horn Quill whistle when using...

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Shut off DCC Track Power

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Locomotives, Miscellaneous, Tony's Tips |

Our club is being told by someone considered to be an expert in DCC installation and operation that we should never place an engine on a “hot track.” That doing so over a period of time will “kill” the decoder. Even after a derailment, an engine should be placed back on the track with the power off. Is this something that you are aware of?  Rick C……Kings Point Model Railroad Club Sun City Center, Florida Hi Rick, there are at least two issues with placing a...

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TCS Wow Steam in a Bachmann Vanderbilt Tender

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Locomotives, Tips DCC Sound, Tips Decoders and Installations, Tony's Tips |

A customer of Tony’s was kind enough to share some pictures of his sound decoder project. Bob used the Train Control Systems [TCS] Wow Steam decoder and Keep Alive. Bob used a JST Harness  to connect the decoder to the Bachmann circuit board in the tender. He then neatly placed the TDS SuperSonic Mini speakers in the bottom of the tender which he drilled out Hi, I just wanted to thank Erik for his advice on installing the TCS wow sound and SuperSonic mini speakers in...

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