Just want to pass on my grateful thanks for the link to the fantastic web pages for DCC operation and tips on DCC. I’ve learn more from reading these pages in the last couple of days than over the past year from proprietary sites. He uses plan English even listing the parts you need and where to get them from and best methods for installing decoders on some of the oldest trains in a logical order. The diagrams are easy to follow and think even a novice to DCC will find these pages of great help. So cheers Al for passing this on to us.
Your welcome, Pete. If you missed it, it’s here.
“I attached some pics of o scale layout, which have been about 1 1/2 years in progress. I actually have made turn and now decending, from 15 inch above table, and the tracks goes over itself 3 times. My upward grade is 1% and final downhill will be 2%, due to lenght of 11 feet.
As I age, my enjoyment for searching for small parts on the floor has dimmed.
I just started using this gerbil container to enclose the flying parts.
“Horse hair engine part packing material makes great trees as well.
Small round wood dowel paint , cut horse hair , slide on dowel affix with rubber cement, Hairspray , green stuff instant tree.
“make the table high enough so you dont get tired.then just enjoy your train. jim”
“Hey Alister I am wondering what you consider to be the best way to clean nickel silver track. I recently used a single edge razor to scrape it clean and had marvelous results my Bachmann Shay now runs at incredibly slow speeds smoothly. I was wondering if the Nickel silver track is plated or solid as I wondered if this was a good Idea? I asked Google and got no answer. I Love your Model Railroad tips. Have an awesome day!
Hi Al.Hope your doing well and family too.I been working on this apartment building.2 floor job.Its half done but have made up some plans on paper for it.Same goes for those two homes.When done i will scan the plans and send it.
Thanks Kim – appreciate that (Kim is the modeller who sent in the ‘how to’ on the telegraph poles).
And don’t forget the print out scenery here.
Course, I’m biased, but if you like these tips, I suspect you’ll like these.