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Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Brent Johnson
 

Paul, you are the man. I think this should resolve the question. 


On Jan 13, 2020, at 4:57 PM, Paul O <pomilian@...> wrote:


To all,
I just called the 800 number that I posted earlier and spoke with a person from Tony’s train exchange.
TTX and DCC specialties are under the same ownership.
 
The person who owned the website certificate for DCC specialties recently passed away and the company is working with ‘Go Daddy’ to resolve new ownership of the website.
They said to use the TTX website until the problem gets resolved.

If you type in the URL: 66.39.46.164 you can bring up the DCC specialties website.

Paul O


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Paul O <pomilian@...>
 

To all,
I just called the 800 number that I posted earlier and spoke with a person from Tony’s train exchange.
TTX and DCC specialties are under the same ownership.
 
The person who owned the website certificate for DCC specialties recently passed away and the company is working with ‘Go Daddy’ to resolve new ownership of the website.
They said to use the TTX website until the problem gets resolved.

If you type in the URL: 66.39.46.164 you can bring up the DCC specialties website.

Paul O


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Brent Johnson
 

Thanks, Bill. That is exactly what I was trying to say in my original post.

Brent Johnson


On Jan 13, 2020, at 3:03 PM, mgj21932 via Groups.Io <mgj21932@...> wrote:


I don't beleive the concern is about purchasing DCC Specialties products from Tony's Trains.  You are correct that lots of DCC Specialties products are listed for sale there.  This email train began with a concern expressed about whether DCC Specialties was going out of business -- as evidenced by apparent elimination of web site.  Concern was expressed about purchasing still available DCC Specialties products if the manufacturer was going out of business (lack of website being the cause for such concern) and, therefore, future tech support no longer being available.

Hope that clarifies the issues/concern.

If Tony's Trains does in fact manuafacture DCC Specialties products that they sell, they may wish to clarify future availability questions.

Bill Demarest

On Monday, January 13, 2020, 02:27:51 PM EST, Steve Haas <goatfisher2@...> wrote:


>>>>> There is nothing at that site with anything about DCC specialties, just a listing of products.  I looked all over their site earlier and found nothing. <<<<<

Au contraire . . .

https://tonystrains.com/manufacturers/dcc_specialties

From the main page, click on manufacturers, then type DCC in the search box, click on DCC specialties and then Search.  Returns 3 pages of DCC specialties products.

Best regards,

Steve

Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA





Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Perry A Pollino
 

I had thought that DCC Specialties and TTX  were partnered somehow.
But since DCC specialties is available from other sources, that makes me wonder. 
I sure hope they are not discontinuing their products. I am still in the process of installing new Frog AR boards, I just recently Installed  AR and PSX boards. My layout is not operational yet. That would be a blow if they are discontinued. 
It would be my luck.
Perry



PCP Power Connectors

emrldsky
 

I  have a NCE Power Cab system and I wish to mount the power panel on my module fascia. I want to be able to plug in the power supply from the front of the fascia. So I need a chassis mount female power connector like the one on the panel and a power plug with extension wires on it to provide the extension cord. I have not been able to find the parts locally. Does anyone have a proven source? What is the size specification for the power connectors?

Peace,
Mike G.


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

mgj21932
 

I don't beleive the concern is about purchasing DCC Specialties products from Tony's Trains.  You are correct that lots of DCC Specialties products are listed for sale there.  This email train began with a concern expressed about whether DCC Specialties was going out of business -- as evidenced by apparent elimination of web site.  Concern was expressed about purchasing still available DCC Specialties products if the manufacturer was going out of business (lack of website being the cause for such concern) and, therefore, future tech support no longer being available.

Hope that clarifies the issues/concern.

If Tony's Trains does in fact manuafacture DCC Specialties products that they sell, they may wish to clarify future availability questions.

Bill Demarest

On Monday, January 13, 2020, 02:27:51 PM EST, Steve Haas <goatfisher2@...> wrote:


>>>>> There is nothing at that site with anything about DCC specialties, just a listing of products.  I looked all over their site earlier and found nothing. <<<<<

Au contraire . . .

https://tonystrains.com/manufacturers/dcc_specialties

From the main page, click on manufacturers, then type DCC in the search box, click on DCC specialties and then Search.  Returns 3 pages of DCC specialties products.

Best regards,

Steve

Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA





Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Steve Haas
 

There is nothing at that site with anything about DCC specialties, just a listing of products. I looked all over their site earlier and found nothing. <<<<<
Au contraire . . .

https://tonystrains.com/manufacturers/dcc_specialties

From the main page, click on manufacturers, then type DCC in the search box, click on DCC specialties and then Search. Returns 3 pages of DCC specialties products.

Best regards,

Steve

Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Vincent Ficca
 

Hi All:

I believe Tony's Train Exchange is the owner of DDC Specialties.

Vince

On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 9:47 AM Don Bowen <don.bowen@...> wrote:
On 1/12/2020 3:02 PM, Scott H. Haycock wrote:
> https://tonystrains.com/
>
There is nothing at that site with anything about DCC specialties, just
a listing of products.  I looked all over their site earlier and found
nothing.

--
Don Bowen       --AD0NB--





Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Don Bowen
 

On 1/12/2020 3:02 PM, Scott H. Haycock wrote:
https://tonystrains.com/
There is nothing at that site with anything about DCC specialties, just a listing of products.  I looked all over their site earlier and found nothing.

--
Don Bowen --AD0NB--


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Brent Johnson
 

Thanks Paul, hopefully they are just having IT issues.  They seem to have a lot of good dcc related products and would hate to see them go away.

Brent 


On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:46 PM, Paul O <pomilian@...> wrote:


Sorry, forgot the phone number: call toll-free 800-671-0641

On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Paul O <pomilian@...> wrote:

The certificate for their website expired on January 4, 2020 (see below).
If you go to that IP address, their website is still up.
However, that doesn’t tell you anything about the status of their business.
Best bet would be to try and call them.

Paul O


On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM, Brent Johnson via Groups.Io <Brntjh@...> wrote:

Right, I get it you can still purchase their products from dealers but my concern is the manufacturer is no longer showing a valid website so I wanted to find out if anyone knew if this is another model rr manufacturer that bit the dust. I don’t want to buy a product I may need more of in the future that may not be available when stock depletes.

The website that I visited before was www.dccspecialties.com

Brent
On Jan 12, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Don Bowen <don.bowen@...> wrote:

On 1/12/2020 2:02 PM, Earl Henry via Groups.Io wrote:
There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.

Link?


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Don Bowen       --AD0NB--












Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Paul O <pomilian@...>
 

Sorry, forgot the phone number: call toll-free 800-671-0641

On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:42 PM, Paul O <pomilian@...> wrote:

The certificate for their website expired on January 4, 2020 (see below).
If you go to that IP address, their website is still up.
However, that doesn’t tell you anything about the status of their business.
Best bet would be to try and call them.

Paul O


On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM, Brent Johnson via Groups.Io <Brntjh@...> wrote:

Right, I get it you can still purchase their products from dealers but my concern is the manufacturer is no longer showing a valid website so I wanted to find out if anyone knew if this is another model rr manufacturer that bit the dust. I don’t want to buy a product I may need more of in the future that may not be available when stock depletes.

The website that I visited before was www.dccspecialties.com

Brent
On Jan 12, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Don Bowen <don.bowen@...> wrote:

On 1/12/2020 2:02 PM, Earl Henry via Groups.Io wrote:
There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.

Link?


--
Don Bowen       --AD0NB--












Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Paul O <pomilian@...>
 

The certificate for their website expired on January 4, 2020 (see below).
If you go to that IP address, their website is still up.
However, that doesn’t tell you anything about the status of their business.
Best bet would be to try and call them.

Paul O

On Jan 12, 2020, at 7:00 PM, Brent Johnson via Groups.Io <Brntjh=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:

Right, I get it you can still purchase their products from dealers but my concern is the manufacturer is no longer showing a valid website so I wanted to find out if anyone knew if this is another model rr manufacturer that bit the dust. I don’t want to buy a product I may need more of in the future that may not be available when stock depletes.

The website that I visited before was www.dccspecialties.com

Brent
On Jan 12, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Don Bowen <don.bowen@earthlink.net> wrote:

On 1/12/2020 2:02 PM, Earl Henry via Groups.Io wrote:
There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.
Link?


--
Don Bowen --AD0NB--






Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Brent Johnson
 

Right, I get it you can still purchase their products from dealers but my concern is the manufacturer is no longer showing a valid website so I wanted to find out if anyone knew if this is another model rr manufacturer that bit the dust. I don’t want to buy a product I may need more of in the future that may not be available when stock depletes.

The website that I visited before was www.dccspecialties.com

Brent

On Jan 12, 2020, at 3:43 PM, Don Bowen <don.bowen@earthlink.net> wrote:

On 1/12/2020 2:02 PM, Earl Henry via Groups.Io wrote:
There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.
Link?


--
Don Bowen --AD0NB--




Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Scott H. Haycock
 

https://tonystrains.com/

Google is your friend.

Scott Haycock


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Chris Richter
 

Try:

https://tonystrains.com


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Don Bowen
 

On 1/12/2020 2:02 PM, Earl Henry via Groups.Io wrote:
There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.
Link?


--
Don Bowen --AD0NB--


Re: DCC Specialties website not working

Earl Henry
 

There is info about DCC Soecialties on the Tony’s Trains website.

 - Earl Henry, Nashville

Earl Henry, Jr

On Jan 12, 2020, at 8:09 AM, Brent Johnson via Groups.Io <Brntjh@...> wrote:

Went to go to DCC Specialties website to look at some of their products (like the PSX-AR) I was thinking about purchasing and the website no longer exists.  Does anybody have any information about what’s going on with them? While it could be a temporary issue, I don’t want to buy product of a company that might be going under.

Brent Johnson


DCC Specialties website not working

Brent Johnson
 

Went to go to DCC Specialties website to look at some of their products (like the PSX-AR) I was thinking about purchasing and the website no longer exists.  Does anybody have any information about what’s going on with them? While it could be a temporary issue, I don’t want to buy product of a company that might be going under.

Brent Johnson


Re: Walthers lighted passenger cars

George Galyon
 

Ditto to Vince's experience.  Our club layout is basically a 3 main loop and our lit passenger cars never short out (DCC or DC).  Could this be a DCC "phasing problem"  with the blocks X-wired?  


Re: DCC Bus distribution and snubbers question

Vincent Ficca
 

Hi All:

I put a breaker at each interlocking section, so to isolate a potential derailment at the turnouts.  The other power district are between the interlocking section, so if anything happens
in the section it is isolated.  Easier to manage derailment problems and keep layout running.

Vince

On Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 8:13 AM mgj21932 via Groups.Io <mgj21932=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Carl,
Good suggestion Re: separate power switches.  
Thanks. 
Bill Demarest


On Dec 29, 2019, at 9:12 AM, Carl <carl.blum@...> wrote:



Hi Gang:

I know 34 power districts sounds like a lot. But from a trouble shooting aspect, the more you can isolate a problem to a single small district the better. Even if the districts are served by the same booster or DCC circuit breaker. It makes it easier to divide and conquer.

On my layout I have 6 boosters and 12 power districts. Each district has one power switch ( AC / DCC ) and two breakers, which do trip sometimes. If there is a problem is it nice to reach the power switch and cut power to the district until the problem is solved.

Carl.

On 12/29/2019 1:52 AM, Mark Gurries wrote:

      
On Sep 20, 2019, at 3:37 PM, Blair & Rasa <smithbr@...> wrote:

Hi
I'm planning my DCC layout for my Algoma Central at this time.  I have located three boosters, each at the root of the three peninsulas. 
Each Booster will feed quad current limiters, either PM42s or something more recent. 
However, each limiter's output will feed multiple bus segments(e.g. one bus on the upper peninsula, one on the lower, each fed by the same limiter). 
As each of those runs will exceed 30’,

      
I am wondering if I need an RC snubber at the end of each, or should I put one at the output of the limiter, before we fan out to both runs?
End of each.  Placing them close to the booster defeats the purpose of the snubber.  The goal is to install them at the far end furthest tack bus wire wise away from the booster.

In the grand schema, we have 34 sections of bus to be fed; in some cases a limiter will feed up to four segments of track,
What is the difference between a section and segments?   

I like to use consistent terms.   This is what I THINK you saying.

1) You have 3 Booster Districts.  One Booster District per Peninsula.
2) A Peninsula has 2 levels.
3) You have 34 Power Districts
4) You are using quad output DCC circuit breakers.

I think this break up as follows.

1) Average of about 34/3 ~  11 Power Districts / Booster.   
2) 3 Quad circuit breakers / Booster.
3) Each Level on a given peninula has between 5 or 6 power Districts.

This electrical design is for this large layout creates a unusually high number of power districts per booster.  That is to not say there is anything wrong.  Sounds like a lot of main line running and you getting the most coverage out of a given booster.

so if I have to put a snubber on each long run, the current drain will become significant, I think. 
It will consume about 2 HO locomotives worth.

You need 1 Snubber per power district.

Each snubber has a 100 Ohm resistor.

11 x 100 Ohm resistor in parallel  = 9 ohms.    12V / 9 Ohms = 1.32 Amps.

What you can do is replace the 100 Ohm resistor with a 200 Ohm.  The snubber will be weaker in effectiveness but still work.
 
Is it correct that I need to snub each long run, or is it effective to put a single snubber at the base of the branches?
Yes.


Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
DCC Website & NMRA DCC Clinics: www.markgurries.com






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