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Re: PCC show March 9th

Geoff Dunn
 

Ok Rod.  No inside corner?

Geoff


---In AlbanyNTRAK@..., <rmason1@...> wrote :

Geoff,

 

I could bring the same 12 modules that I brought to last year’s fall PCC show (i.e. 6 singles, 5 doubles & 1 outside corner). I’ve been doing a lot of work on all my modules including correcting the polarity issue that caused problems on the red line at the fall PCC show and at GTE.

 

Rod

 


From: AlbanyNTRAK@... [mailto: AlbanyNTRAK@... ]
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 8:22 AM
To: AlbanyNTRAK@...
Subject: [AlbanyNTRAK] PCC show March 9th

 

 

Hello, fellow residents of the Great White North.  Spring is coming, and with it the PCC train show, on Saturday, March 9th.  We'll do another T-Trak layout, with four tables.

 

Please let me know over the next week or so if you're interested in bringing modules.

 

Thanks.  Geoff

 


Re: PCC show March 9th

Michael Richards
 

Geoff, 
I will bring my usual (2) double modules.

Mike Richards 

On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 8:34 AM geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:
 

Hello, fellow residents of the Great White North.  Spring is coming, and with it the PCC train show, on Saturday, March 9th.  We'll do another T-Trak layout, with four tables.

Please let me know over the next week or so if you're interested in bringing modules.

Thanks.  Geoff



Re: PCC show March 9th

Michael Romanowski
 

Forest and I could bring corners and the yard. We repaired his 2 foot snow scene  and the yard switch tracks. 
Thank you Rod for your work on the polarity issue. There was a significant polarity issue with the TTRAK layout at Springfield, over one third of the layout was inoperable. The TTRAK standard for wiring is blue white white blue.  Some older TTRAK clubs used blue white blue white. 

Geoff I also suggest hooking up the red line normally to the DCC and reversing the yellow line. this way all crossovers  will work without a short. 

Michael Romanowski
Vice President
Upstate Model Railroaders
www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com
518-423-7519

On Feb 15, 2019, at 9:08 AM, 'Roderick W. Mason' rmason1@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:


Geoff,

 

I could bring the same 12 modules that I brought to last year’s fall PCC show (i.e. 6 singles, 5 doubles & 1 outside corner). I’ve been doing a lot of work on all my modules including correcting the polarity issue that caused problems on the red line at the fall PCC show and at GTE.

 

Rod

 


From: AlbanyNTRAK@... [mailto:AlbanyNTRAK@...] 
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 8:22 AM
To: AlbanyNTRAK@...
Subject: [AlbanyNTRAK] PCC show March 9th

 

  

Hello, fellow residents of the Great White North.  Spring is coming, and with it the PCC train show, on Saturday, March 9th.  We'll do another T-Trak layout, with four tables.

 

Please let me know over the next week or so if you're interested in bringing modules.

 

Thanks.  Geoff

 




Re: PCC show March 9th

Rod Mason
 

Geoff,

 

I could bring the same 12 modules that I brought to last year’s fall PCC show (i.e. 6 singles, 5 doubles & 1 outside corner). I’ve been doing a lot of work on all my modules including correcting the polarity issue that caused problems on the red line at the fall PCC show and at GTE.

 

Rod

 


From: AlbanyNTRAK@... [mailto:AlbanyNTRAK@...]
Sent: Friday, February 15, 2019 8:22 AM
To: AlbanyNTRAK@...
Subject: [AlbanyNTRAK] PCC show March 9th

 

 

Hello, fellow residents of the Great White North.  Spring is coming, and with it the PCC train show, on Saturday, March 9th.  We'll do another T-Trak layout, with four tables.

 

Please let me know over the next week or so if you're interested in bringing modules.

 

Thanks.  Geoff

 


Re: Backup DCC system

Geoff Dunn
 

I talked to Carl Graves last night and let him know that the club is not interested in the equipment.  He is still trying to sell it so if anyone is interested, contact him directly.  His information is in the message trail on the Yahoo Groups site.

Carl was somewhat active with us a few years ago and some of you probably remember him.  He has had some health issues lately, but he is still working on a layout and may see us at future shows.

Geoff


PCC show March 9th

Geoff Dunn
 

Hello, fellow residents of the Great White North.  Spring is coming, and with it the PCC train show, on Saturday, March 9th.  We'll do another T-Trak layout, with four tables.

Please let me know over the next week or so if you're interested in bringing modules.

Thanks.  Geoff



Re: Backup DCC system

Rod Mason
 

Like John, I’m ambivalent about the offer.  As Mike has pointed out, we could get a brand new system for only $127 more.  As much as I’d like to help out a former member, I vote for spending the extra money for a new system.

Rod


On Jan 30, 2019, at 4:16 PM, John Valachovic albanymain@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

I am ambivalent, it is a decent price for something that has been gently used but as Mike said it is an older system.  I'm sure there are still plenty of these systems up and running layouts currently and it is for back up....


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Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTRAK] Backup DCC system

 
Only Mike has commented so far.  Does anyone else have a thought on the DCC setup being offered?

Geoff


---In AlbanyNTRAK@..., wrote :

The DB150 is the Empire Builder system. That is now two generations from the newest system. Digitrax has labeled both that system and the super chief as “retired products “


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 11:49 PM, Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 
You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 
We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff


Re: Backup DCC system

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Geoff,

Unfortunately I don’t know enough about Digitrax to feel comfortable expressing an opinion. 

Mark


On Jan 30, 2019, at 2:08 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

Only Mike has commented so far.  Does anyone else have a thought on the DCC setup being offered?

Geoff


---In AlbanyNTRAK@..., wrote :

The DB150 is the Empire Builder system. That is now two generations from the newest system. Digitrax has labeled both that system and the super chief as “retired products “


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 11:49 PM, Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff



Re: Backup DCC system

john valachovic
 

I am ambivalent, it is a decent price for something that has been gently used but as Mike said it is an older system.  I'm sure there are still plenty of these systems up and running layouts currently and it is for back up....


-----Original Message-----
From: geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK]
To: AlbanyNTRAK
Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTRAK] Backup DCC system

 
Only Mike has commented so far.  Does anyone else have a thought on the DCC setup being offered?

Geoff


---In AlbanyNTRAK@..., wrote :

The DB150 is the Empire Builder system. That is now two generations from the newest system. Digitrax has labeled both that system and the super chief as “retired products “


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 11:49 PM, Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 
You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 
We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff


Re: Backup DCC system

Geoff Dunn
 

Only Mike has commented so far.  Does anyone else have a thought on the DCC setup being offered?

Geoff


---In AlbanyNTRAK@..., <mmroman@...> wrote :

The DB150 is the Empire Builder system. That is now two generations from the newest system. Digitrax has labeled both that system and the super chief as “retired products “


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 11:49 PM, Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff



Re: Backup DCC system

Michael Romanowski
 

The DB150 is the Empire Builder system. That is now two generations from the newest system. Digitrax has labeled both that system and the super chief as “retired products “


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 11:49 PM, Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff



Re: Backup DCC system

Michael Romanowski
 

Brian the outside line is the red line. The inside line is the yellow line. 
Kato has blue and white wires. The TTrak standard for wiring is from the front of the module. Red line first rail = blue wire. 
Red line inside rail= white wire. 
Yellow line outside rail= white wire
Yellow line inside rail = blue wire. 
Two leads come out the back of the module. We tape some red tape for the red line and yellow tape for the inside yellow line. 
Now I’m assuming you want to run DC on the inside line. So I would not touch that wiring. 
I would attach the blue and white wires to the outside red line for connection to DCC. 
Hope that helps. 

Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 29, 2019, at 8:04 AM, Brian Hilgenberg ontario_and_erie@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

And speaking of DCC, I need to add the connections to a couple of my T-trak modules.  After studying the setup at the GTE, I purchased some Unitrak terminals and extension cords.  Before I start, I need to know which color wire to connect to each rail.  I also heard references to "red" and "yellow" lines, so I need to know which is which.

Thanks,
Brian Hilgenberg



Re: Backup DCC system

Brian Hilgenberg
 

And speaking of DCC, I need to add the connections to a couple of my T-trak modules.  After studying the setup at the GTE, I purchased some Unitrak terminals and extension cords.  Before I start, I need to know which color wire to connect to each rail.  I also heard references to "red" and "yellow" lines, so I need to know which is which.

Thanks,
Brian Hilgenberg



Re: Backup DCC system

Michael Romanowski
 

You could get a brand new Digitrax system for 527.00


Digitrax EVOD Evolution Advanced 5/8 Amp Duplex Starter Set


Michael Romanowski
Vice President 
Upstate Model Railroaders 
528 423 7519


On Jan 28, 2019, at 8:38 PM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:

 

We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff



Backup DCC system

Geoff Dunn
 

We have talked in the past about purchasing a backup DCC system.  One of our former members, Carl Graves, has some lightly used equipment he'd like to sell.  This includes two DB-150 units, a throttle, and a radio transmitter.  The transmitter may be a UR-91.  I didn't ask what the throttle was but Carl says it came with one of the DB-150s, so it's probably one of the DT-400? models.

The asking price is around $400.  I'm no Digitrax expert.  What do members think about a purchase like this?

Geoff



Re: ALCO show--4/17/2019

Rod Mason
 

Mark,

 

I’ll put you down as a “maybe” for now.  Once I know that we have enough interest to commit to exhibiting, I’ll send out a second call for modules.  The address for the Riverfront Center is as follows: 1250 Riverfront Ctr, Amsterdam, NY 12010.  Here’s a link to a map showing where it is in Amsterdam: https://www.mapquest.com/us/new-york/riverfront-center-357392614

 

Rod

 

From: AlbanyNTRAK@... [mailto:AlbanyNTRAK@...]
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2019 2:13 PM
To: AlbanyNTRAK@...
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTRAK] ALCO show--4/17/2019

 

 

Rod,

 

I'm interested, but unable to commit at the moment.  Could you provide the address where the show is located?

 

Thanks.

 

Mark

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From: 'Rod Mason' rmason1@... [AlbanyNTRAK]
To: AlbanyNTRAK
Sent: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTRAK] ALCO show--4/17/2019 [3 Attachments]

 

[Attachment(s) from Rod Mason included below]

I just received in last week’s mail the attached letter from the ALCO Historical & Technical Society (AHTS) announcing this year’s Rails Along the Mohawk train show to be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam.  Included with the letter was an Exhibitor Registration Form  (attached) with a deadline for return of March 13, 2019.  In this regard, Geoff has asked me to canvass the members to see who is interested in participating in this year’s show?  Per the attached diagram from last year’s show, we only had 5 members participate (if we include Geoff’s contribution of 2 junction modules) for a total of 24 modules arranged on three (3) 8’ tables.  Of the 24 modules, Dave Sefcik brought 7 of the modules and 2 of the tables.  With Dave gone, if we have a response this year similar to last year’s, we’ll barely have enough modules to occupy a 3rd table.  Please let me know by March 6th if you are interested in participating in this year’s show and, if so, what modules you will be bringing and also if you can bring any tables (the organizers provide each exhibitor with one free 8’ table + Geoff let us have the table provided to his Free-mo group last year.  Additional tables are available from the organizers @ $12/table.). Thanks.

 

Rod

 


Re: ALCO show--4/17/2019 [3 Attachments]

Mark Fleischhauer
 

Rod,

I'm interested, but unable to commit at the moment.  Could you provide the address where the show is located?

Thanks.

Mark


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Rod Mason' rmason1@... [AlbanyNTRAK]
To: AlbanyNTRAK
Sent: Mon, Jan 28, 2019 10:55 am
Subject: [AlbanyNTRAK] ALCO show--4/17/2019 [3 Attachments]

 
[Attachment(s) from Rod Mason included below]
I just received in last week’s mail the attached letter from the ALCO Historical & Technical Society (AHTS) announcing this year’s Rails Along the Mohawk train show to be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam.  Included with the letter was an Exhibitor Registration Form  (attached) with a deadline for return of March 13, 2019.  In this regard, Geoff has asked me to canvass the members to see who is interested in participating in this year’s show?  Per the attached diagram from last year’s show, we only had 5 members participate (if we include Geoff’s contribution of 2 junction modules) for a total of 24 modules arranged on three (3) 8’ tables.  Of the 24 modules, Dave Sefcik brought 7 of the modules and 2 of the tables.  With Dave gone, if we have a response this year similar to last year’s, we’ll barely have enough modules to occupy a 3rd table.  Please let me know by March 6th if you are interested in participating in this year’s show and, if so, what modules you will be bringing and also if you can bring any tables (the organizers provide each exhibitor with one free 8’ table + Geoff let us have the table provided to his Free-mo group last year.  Additional tables are available from the organizers @ $12/table.). Thanks.
 
Rod
 


ALCO show--4/17/2019

Rod Mason
 

I just received in last week’s mail the attached letter from the ALCO Historical & Technical Society (AHTS) announcing this year’s Rails Along the Mohawk train show to be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 10 am until 3 pm at the Riverfront Center in Amsterdam.  Included with the letter was an Exhibitor Registration Form  (attached) with a deadline for return of March 13, 2019.  In this regard, Geoff has asked me to canvass the members to see who is interested in participating in this year’s show?  Per the attached diagram from last year’s show, we only had 5 members participate (if we include Geoff’s contribution of 2 junction modules) for a total of 24 modules arranged on three (3) 8’ tables.  Of the 24 modules, Dave Sefcik brought 7 of the modules and 2 of the tables.  With Dave gone, if we have a response this year similar to last year’s, we’ll barely have enough modules to occupy a 3rd table.  Please let me know by March 6th if you are interested in participating in this year’s show and, if so, what modules you will be bringing and also if you can bring any tables (the organizers provide each exhibitor with one free 8’ table + Geoff let us have the table provided to his Free-mo group last year.  Additional tables are available from the organizers @ $12/table.). Thanks.

 

Rod

 


Please send letters and spread the word

Alan Kardon
 

Hi everyone,
I have posted this on Facebook. I have sent letters to the Governor, Mayor Sheehan, Albany, Mayor Madden, Troy. Did I miss anyone else to send? If they receive enough voice, mail and email concerns about this they may do something about remedying this situation. 

Dear (various),                         RE: RPI Train Exhibit
Please do something to preserve this Historical Masterpiece,
This presentation is a historical monument to the Capital Region, State and Country. It is being forced to move without any place set to rebuild. Another part of our history is possibly being lost forever. Has any group contacted the Governor, Local Mayors, National Model Railroad Association? With all the VACANT properties owned by Government we should be able to find a permanent home for this magnificent structure.
Hope you will be able do something positive about this terrible situation.
Thank you for your time,
Alan Kardon

Alan


Re: RPI club

john valachovic
 

It's true, they have been John Nehrick has been posting about it on the old Facebook.  They are actively looking for a new space.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Stanley Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK]
To: Michael Romanowski mmroman@... [AlbanyNTRAK]
Sent: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 10:15 am
Subject: Re: [AlbanyNTRAK] RPI club

 
Its true. They have to leave the space in the dorm because of asbestos abatement. 
Michael Romanowski
Vice President
Upstate Model Railroaders
www.upstatemodelrailroaders.com
518-423-7519

On Jan 17, 2019, at 10:00 AM, geoffdunnsoccer@... [AlbanyNTRAK] <AlbanyNTRAK@...> wrote:


The RPI club may be getting evicted from their current location.  See this article for a discussion and some nice pictures.
From other things I've heard, I'm not sure the author got all the details right.  The NEB&W (RPI club) website also doesn't mention anything.

Geoff


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