Category: DCC

P48 – SW9 Upgrade

My Atlas O SW9 project started in March of 2020 when I converted it to P48 with Right-O-Way geared wheel…

Sugar and Steam tracks ballasted.

Rock Out

Ballast My weekend modeling efforts went mostly toward ballasting the Industrial Lead, Sugar and Steam tracks. I used an assortment…

UR92 guts hanging out

The hole that ate my Dremel

UR92 Fascia Panel A few weeks ago I burned up my Dremel trying to cut a new hole for UR92…

Kato SD40-2 install Digitrax SDH165K1a & SFX004 Soundbug

Decoder Install – Kato SD40-2 Soundbug

I’ve recorded a new video: How to Install a Digitrax DH165K1a & SFX004 Soundbug Decoders into an HO scale Kato SD40-2 locomotive. I…

Clamps secured to panel.

Portable Panels

Digitrax UP3’s for Modular Layouts It can get pricey installing throttle panels on multiple modules. Making the panels portable allows me…

Potential short zone.

Should I Jump an Insulfrog

I’m using Peco Insulfrog turnouts. I like the way the points throw, the stability and the tie plate detail. But…

12 ga. black and 14 ga. blue Posi-Tap connectors

What to get when you get Posi-Tap connectors

I ordered Posi-Tap wire connectors to attach my feeders to my bus wires. I have two buses:  the DCC Bus…

Benchwork (97)

More about drawers and a couple of buses

I cut the remaining drawer openings into the bench work. I’ll now have three drawers on the east side and…