The Perils of Programming (a TSU2 Steam Decoder Story)

While the title of this post may remind you of that fun serial from yesteryear, thankfully programming a DCC decoder won't kill you. But after going down the rabbit hole of DCC programming, you may feel a little like you got hit by a train.
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Gheringhap Sightings w/e 28/11/2020

Gunzelling Reports
There were 75 sightings for this week; This is 10 sightings less than last week.
Rail News
Weekend WIP! Tearing up the tracks to the downtown area on my layout, Trenton Subdivisionin N scale. The area was too crowded, removing some of the sidings, opening up some space and adding additional feeder wires.

SMA37 Simple DCC Connections for Wide Decoder Adaptation

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This article describes a small, simple interface to convert DCC signals allowing a wide variety of Arduinos, PICS, Raspberry Pi’s or other processors, to utilize a native DCC signal straight from your layout bus.

Testing paint pens

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Last week Roger Kujawa posted (https://model-railroad-hobbyist.com/node/41200) a great video tutorial on painting freight and passenger car wheels with a paint pen. Roger used a Woodland Scenics Track Painter. I haven't found one of those locally, and they're over $10 on Amazon.

Day of the Extras

Model Railways
Two Ringling Brothers "Extras" trains (all are Micro-Trains cars except for a couple of Atlas and Aksarben cars) are shown traveling from the southwest (Tulsa) eastbound to Union Station.

The "Future Train" adopts smart technologies and sustainability

International Rail News
The marathon of innovation and creativity continues between producers and manufacturers in the world and specialists in the transportation sectors of all kinds, including trains and the adoption of smart technologies in future trains, as manufacturers focus on smart and environmentally friendly technologies.

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