My First Layout (R&R Rail)...

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by RonP, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Thanks for the feedback about the spline roadbed Ron. wow! That's an impressive track plan!
    Ralph
  2. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Yeah actually i just recently moved to windsor from hamilton and just before visiting this club i told my wife.

    "Don't worry babe i'm not going to join this club"

    Then i get down there and they have this nearly just started permanent layout. I knew i lied to my wife at that moment.

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  3. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    I would love to know where you can get decoders for that price. I have 85 locomotives that would need to be converted if I was even vaguely thinking about going over to DCC. As things stand right now, I run DC with power-routing turnouts so I can "run" multiple trains, just one at a time while the others wait on the passing sidings. Since I'm a lone wolf that works just fine for me, and all the money I save by not converting to DCC can buy a lot of track, benchwork, and equipment...
  4. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    DCC is a cost most people don't need. Having said that if you ever decide to share your hobby with others DCC gives a wealth of options for inclusion. DC is like you said a solitary affair...
  5. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Wowowowowowowowow That Is Awesome!!!!!!!
  6. rogerw

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    If you click More Info, you will find 4 of them for $15.50 each. Now, buying 85 at once might break the bank... a whopping ~1400 bucks. Ouch. But if you bought 4 every now and again... 62 bones... not too shabby.

    Of course, its easy for me to say this... I only have 7 engines, and of those only 4 are DCC ready. I would have to do some wiring and such...
  8. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    I agree completely. Eight diesels on my current roster came DCC-equipped and ready to be programmed on a club layout should I ever decide to participate.
  9. rogerw

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    But if he got all 85 at one time they might pay him money:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
  10. riverotter

    riverotter Midwest Alliance Rail Sys

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    Thank you! 35 of my diesels already have a plug for a decoder. Plus 4 of my steam locomotives are already DCC-equipped, and another 4 have a decoder plug. Hmmm ... maybe I'm closer than I thought to getting my feet wet with DCC. Especially when whatever I equip for DCC will still run OK on my DC layout. Maybe I can designate a portion of the existing layout DCC only and start experimenting with what I already have.

    The downside is four of my steam locomotives and 20 of my diesels don't even have a decoder plug installed. Oh well, one thing at a time...
  11. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    The tcs T1 decoder he is showing you has some some DC features i believe thats what i am using. After checking it all out it is pretty good.
  12. rogerw

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    And you cant beat that goof proof warranty :thumb:
  13. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Well i got meself a new camera ill start updating things as i get time.

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  14. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    Figured out how to turn off the flash

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  15. rogerw

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    nice camera ron good pics. What kind is it?
  16. RonP

    RonP Member of the WMRC

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    $99 wallmart HP photosmart m537