Second Operating Session with Car Cards

After my first operating session with car cards, I made one significant change, then started running some CP trains. Here are a few videos showing the trains. Train Information Card I added a train information card to the front of the card packet. This gives the train number, origin and destination of the train, departure time, … Read more Second Operating Session with Car Cards

Putting a DCC Decoder in a Proto 1000 RDC

I installed a TCS decoder in a Walthers Proto 1000 RDC today. It was pretty straightforward! The basic process is as follows: Remove the shell (and couplers) Cut traces on the board inside Solder decoder wiring harness to board Tape decoder down Replace shell Program decoder… and play! Here are the steps. Just a generic caution – … Read more Putting a DCC Decoder in a Proto 1000 RDC

Building The Walthers Concrete Grain Elevator aka A Learning Experience

I recently completed building the Walthers Concrete Grain Elevator kit. It was a long build, for several reasons, and I made a number of mistakes. Let me walk you through how I built it and show you the mistakes I made. “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does … Read more Building The Walthers Concrete Grain Elevator aka A Learning Experience