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    • September 30, 2018 12:13 PM EDT
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      Bob - Take a look at Martin Saint's interface / software for the TCSWOW. It has a few servo outputs. UI is a cell phone / tablet which isn't for me, but might work for you.  I have a beta test system here that I may never use for other than testing. I could send it to you with Martin's OK if you want to check it out.

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    • September 30, 2018 12:37 PM EDT
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      Thanks Jon.  Martin was kind enough to say he's going to send me one of his interfaces.  Should be here sometime in the next few days. 

       

       

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    • October 2, 2018 8:14 PM EDT
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      Another small update.  Have it all buttoned up for now, except some weathering and repainting of some bits, and drilling through the grill.

       

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    • October 2, 2018 8:36 PM EDT
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      Very cool.   Too bad Revolution didn’t exploit DCC instead of dissing it....

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      I’m amazed at the functionality these little decoders pack into themselves.  Many different prime movers, more than a dozen different horns to choose from, and a bunch of random sounds.  Not to mention fully customizable speed curves.   In a package smaller than my thumb, for around $100

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    • October 3, 2018 12:33 PM EDT
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      Bob McCown said:

      I’m amazed at the functionality these little decoders pack into themselves.  Many different prime movers, more than a dozen different horns to choose from, and a bunch of random sounds.  Not to mention fully customizable speed curves.   In a package smaller than my thumb, for around $100

      Me too.  I recently bumped in to Clem (Mr Warrior Run Loco Works) and he's using an MRC HO system of r/c TX and DCC-type RX for about $89.  Seems to handle 1.5 amps or so.  It uses the NMRA socket, and you can buy the female for $5 or so to plug it in.

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    • November 25, 2018 3:51 PM EST
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      Finishing up the last few bits today.  I drilled and filed out the center four areas of the front grill, and cut some fine brass mesh to serve as a backing for it.  I painted the grill matte black, added some drybrushing, and I put the brass mesh, and the major grab irons, into blackening solution.  Here's the grill pieces waiting assembly.

       

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    • November 25, 2018 5:00 PM EST
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      Modified grill and grab irons reinstalled.  Next is a light touch of weathering, but its just about ready for service.

       

       

      This post was edited by Bob McCown at November 25, 2018 6:57 PM EST
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