Digitrax decoders a problem

Today I returned three Digitrax DH123D decoders that I had bought in January from the Hobby Smith in Portland. After installing them into new engines, I had recently purchased, they would not retain their long address. I coded their long address using my Digitrax Zephyr, unsuccessfully tried to run them and then found that they had changed to a completely different address. Happily (sort of) I was able to take them back to Hobby Smith for a refund. I will now be looking into identifying a more reliable decoder.

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Adding DCC to my engines

I’ve started adding DCC decoders to my engines. This can be a challenge as older engines frequently have very little room inside the shell for new equipment. 2016-01-09 engines (1) 2016-01-09 engines (2) 2016-01-09 engines (3)  As you can see these NP “F” units have a large weight over the motor, so I had to run the wire from the front truck and light to the decoder inside the weight and tape it to the inside top.

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Search engine errors

I just recently discovered that all, or most, of the search engine errors are in reference to the Pacific Cascade Railway web site that I built in 2012, using Dreamweaver and before finding WordPress to run the site. Those links are gone and I now need to somehow tell the Mozella spiders to stop searching for them. This web building is interesting, but I want to get back to railroad building.

I did add a page to my site about Grandpa Jefferson Clark Franklin and his work on the Spokane Portland and Seattle railroad.

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search engine errors

I’m incurring a lot of search engine errors in my web site and have to figure how to redirect them. I remember reading in the WordPress book about redirects but will have to go back and look it up. Perhaps I can contact a user group for additional help.

I’m also trying to fix the Windows files for updating the operating system. Both club computers have corrupted these two files in the Vista system and need replacing. I’ll try using my installation disk in repair mode. I guess it keeps me out of trouble.

I’m going to replace the 4X8 plywood sheet on the layout under Yakima as I had cut it in two when trying to redo the layout. I can use the cut pieces in the upper level where the two towns are going to be.

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