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Friday, April 20, 2012

Train Schedules in Process & a Tentative Train Test Day

I've been working on trains and their schedules and their movement across the layout recently.  It's pretty fun to imagine all this coming together.  I am planning a Train Test Day for May 26th.  If you're interested in being a guinnea pig for the train guinnea pigs on the 26th let me know.  We'll run some of the trains planned and see how things come together.  I can be reached at or via phone at 310-344-9145.

Crazy Stuff this DCC!

I hosted a client appreciation party at my house on St. Patrick's day and the railroad ran without a hitch.  Two weeks later, I turn it on and the DCS100 goes haywire!  Tried same for several days and same thing.  What's up with this.  This is the second time this has happened in a year.  The last time I sent it back to Digitrax for repair.  When asked what happened so I could avoid the same thing happening in the future, they "didn't know" why.  As a result, I just purchased a 2nd DCS100 for the RR so when one is down, at least I have a back up!  I had to do the same with a DT400 and now I have two of them.  Guess we need to have two DCC systems, one for the RR and one for the shop!