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Dan D. Sparks
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New Auxiliary Control Panel
A Quick and Dirty Control Panel for the New DCC Turnout Controls. The old DC NJ International Turnout Machines are being replaced by Tam Valley Depot Singlet DCC Decoder and Servo Drivers . So as a result a new control panel is required for the Fascia Decod...

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Track ~ Electrically Isolated Blocks
DC Block Control, Eliminated, and then Revived... Gaps in the rails.   Originally designed for DC Block Control, DCC eliminated the need for these electrically isolated track blocks. Power bus. A bare wire is run under the layout following the cloverleaf pa...

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TCS Keep Alive DCC Decoders
Installing A DCC Decoder In A Poor Running Model Yields Surprising Results! One of the advantages touted be DCC proponents is that it improves the performance of motors. So I decided to add a TCS Keep Alive Decoder to my poorest running model to see how it ...

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Digi for the Trax
Santa Baby Was Good To Me! Digitrax DCS 51 It's official, the layout has gone digital. Though DC was fun, playing keep-away by only using the turnouts...: ...but it's time to start implementing realistic operation. So DCC it is! To make a quick connect/disc...

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Oh No! The Rubber Broke!
Apparently, Rubber molds have a shelf life. Half way through the casting of the street lamps needed for Grand Ave, the rubber mold decides to completely fail. Now it could be I didn't use enough release agent. But the mold also cracked (Maybe the sun got to...

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Well Whatdaya Know ~ All Rubber Are Not Alike
Quality Rubber - That's The  Secret Ingredient For A Successful Mold.       What with the Backesto Bits already to go, its time to make a mold of them all. But when I went to go fetch the left over rubber compound  from the Streetlamp Project , I found it h...

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Structures~ Backesto Bits
I've seen folks make 3D prints of small buildings, but not of larger buildings. I'm a little skeptical how they would turn out. But casting parts isn't out of the question. Windows, doors, columns, cornices, and chimneys. There are some seriously repeating ...

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Thank you Bill Bolton!

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