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May 24, 2016

I have a simple question regarding the installation of both...

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"Locked" Tortoise™

January 28, 2015

AN 6000-06 Order Tortoise™ The TORTOISE™ Slow Motion Switch Machine...

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"O" Scale CMX Debut! August 19, 2004

January 13, 2014

Good news for heavy iron, "O" Scale operators. The "O...

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"Size Does Matter" for Train Control Systems (TCS) Z2 Decoder: March 18, 2010

January 7, 2014

Most of us who have been involved in DCC for...

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3D Printing For Model Railroading: January 13, 2013

January 16, 2014

A British company is planning to develop 3D printing to...

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Tips DCC Components

A Brief History in DCC: Inrush Current

June 25, 2015

Courtesy of Mark Gurries NCE DCC Site Sound equipped locomotives...

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AC High Railers Adopting DCC Technology: July 28, 2011

January 27, 2014

DCC Specialties invented and introduced DCC Power District Circuit Breakers...

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Acceleration and Deceleration Rates

December 19, 2014

Acceleration is the rate at which the decoder increases speed...

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Adapt-A-Board by Traintek LLC Makes Plug N Play Possible for USA G Scale Trains- August 15, 2012

February 18, 2014

August 15, 2012 Adapt-A-Board by Traintek LLC Makes Plug N...

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Adapt-A-Board by Traintek LLC Makes Plug N Play Possible for USA G Scale Trains: August 15, 2012

January 7, 2014

The new Adapt-A-Board by Traintek LLC will replace the existing...

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Adding Current Keeper for Athearn RS-3 SoundTraxx Sound Value Decoder

November 10, 2016

Adding a stay alive capacitor is relatively straight forward. Common...

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Blog

Adding Delay for PSX & PSX-AR

July 8, 2015

Buy PSX & PSX-AR I have a small HO layout (11...

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Adding Power For NCE Cab Buss

June 26, 2015

Based on our testing, Tony's recommends keeping your cab bus...

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Adding Remote Short Circuit Indication to the PSX

April 24, 2017

PSX-1 Remote Status LED (J5-1,J5-2) Output Load Specification. Many users...

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Adding SoundTraxx DCC Tsunami2 Sound Decoders To Atlas Modern Commuters

June 20, 2017

Atlas Model Railroad Company has recently released their Modern Commuter...

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Adjusting The Throttle Response Curve

December 19, 2014

It’s easy to confuse the throttle response curve with acceleration...

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Alternate BLI-Blueline Decoders: September 4, 2007

January 16, 2014

Here are all the other options. Some of the popular...

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Amazing Train Camera

December 20, 2014

Please note: Tony's no longer carries this product as parts...

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An Antique Immortalized: November 25, 2010

January 29, 2014

Last Winton 201 Motor Captured In High-Def Audio Prior To...

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Animated Steam Valve Gears

January 16, 2014

From a page on SteamLocomotive.com which shows detailed animations on how all 5...

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Appropriate Tsunamis for SP Cab Forwards: April 6, 2007

January 16, 2014

Bob Liberman, an avid SP modeler shows the correct Soundtraxx...

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Aristocraft "G" Retro-Fit Sound Decoders from QSI Solutions: May 11, 2007

January 28, 2014

QSI Solutions announced that an easy to install simple plug-in...

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Assy, LLP2K SWs with Digital Direct Couplers: February 20, 2003

January 9, 2014

Larry Maier from The DCC Development Group has released this...

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Athearn 2-8-2, Bachmann 4-8-2: November 22, 1999

January 16, 2014

Our preliminary evaluation of these two,new,high tech releases has resulted...

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