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Posted by: UP SD40-2 - 12-14-2008, 05:31 PM - Forum: DCC - Replies (2)

Hi folks, i am posting this "Sticky" here as a place to put LINKS for DCC related comparisons, tutorials, and general help.

I am keeping this thread CLOSED, to be used as a quick and easy reference guide, and so we don't have to go through eight pages of posts to find good links Wink .

ANYONE can add links to this thread by PMing me the links they think will be of help to us Wink , I, intern will post them to this thread Thumbsup .

Tony's is really a fountain of DCC information, they have DCC system comparisons, product reviews, etc. Thumbsup
You can go there by clicking HERE: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tonystrains.com/">http://www.tonystrains.com/</a><!-- m -->

Woodone PMed me this link for "Litchfield Station" , I just checked it out, and its full of GREAT information Wink :mrgreen:
You can get there by clicking HERE: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://litchfieldstation.com/DCC-University/index.htm">http://litchfieldstation.com/DCC-University/index.htm</a><!-- m -->

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  Rules For Posting On Big Blue
Posted by: ngauger - 12-14-2008, 12:52 PM - Forum: Rules Of The Road - No Replies

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You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-orientated or any other material that may violate any laws be it of your country, the country where “Big Blue” is hosted or International Law. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned, with notification of your Internet Service Provider if deemed required by us. The IP address of all posts are recorded to aid in enforcing these conditions. You agree that the Moderators of “Big Blue” have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should we see fit. As a user you agree to any information you have entered to being stored in a database. While this information will not be disclosed to any third party without your consent, neither “Big Blue” nor phpBB shall be held responsible for any hacking attempt that may lead to the data being compromised. We will do our best to keep all your information private, we do not disclose any private information to any third parties!

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  Welcome To Big Blue!!!
Posted by: ngauger - 12-14-2008, 12:06 PM - Forum: Rules Of The Road - No Replies

Welcome to our new home!!!!!!

Ezdays and I would like to thank you for coming over and looking in on what we have done. We have been following the farewell posts some of you have been making at Zealot and we thank you for your kind words.

This board is a "New labor of Love" for the hobby and the members.. and of course, all of the volunteers.

When Peter sold Zealot to Crowdgather, we expected changes to be made, however we never expected "all the changes" that were made and we truly have no idea what they could be planning in the future. As volunteers, we could choose to leave if we wanted to, --- we wanted to!!!

Obviously, by now, you realize that our farewell posts are standard "goodbyes", we can not post anything about this board, on their board - which is why we could not answer your questions about "Why". It's not right to do that in any circumstances.

For those of you that have been long time gauge members - you will remember "Big Blue", the way it was 3 or 4 years ago... We tried to re-create it here.

Yes it was called The Gauge, but Crowdgather purchased that too... Don & I bought the domain name, but we prefer to be known as Big Blue for both convenience and nostalgic reasons.

Thanks for stopping in.

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  First One
Posted by: eightyeightfan1 - 12-13-2008, 10:13 PM - Forum: Mugshot Spot - Replies (139)

This should scare them off.

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  Forum Updates
Posted by: path - 12-13-2008, 05:11 PM - Forum: Forum Announcements - Replies (3)

There is a new version of the forum software out that has some bug fixes. I'd like to get the site updated this evening in time for the big roll out. It'll probably take 30 min or so. I'd like to start at 1800 EST. The board will be unavailable during that time. Sorry for the short notice, but I want to get this in as soon as possible so I can get some other mods added. Smile

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  Latest locomotive
Posted by: Ralph - 12-12-2008, 06:23 PM - Forum: HO Modeling - Replies (12)

I was browsing my local hobby shop and noticed they had three Athearn blue box F7s in various road names on sale. I decided to buy myself an early Christmas present and purchased one in Northern Pacific livery. Since it was mostly black already it was easy to convert it to a Penn Central F unit. Most of my locomotives are pretty dusty and road weary but I think I'll keep this one shiny clean.

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  First to post in the Z forum
Posted by: Catt - 12-11-2008, 01:21 PM - Forum: Johnathan (Catt) Edwards - The 'ol Furrball - Replies (7)

Ha! I am the first one to post in the Z forum. :mrgreen:


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  In the spirit of Christmas
Posted by: TrainNut - 12-11-2008, 12:57 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (9)

Let's see your tree trains! Here's mine...
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  Posting Photos
Posted by: Sumpter250 - 12-11-2008, 12:45 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (11)

I like the procedure for posting photos here. It took a bit to become familiar with the process, but I find it friendlier than most others, and much easier to add photos and mix text. For a "Non-PC" ( in more ways than just computers) person, the process is quite intuitive, and easy to figure out. Thumbsup Thumbsup Cheers

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  Watch out! Black & whites!
Posted by: TrainNut - 12-09-2008, 07:15 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (496)

No, the police aren't coming to get you... (should they be?) but rather I thought it'd be neat to see some black and white pictures of your favorite rail scene... or any scene for that matter. Let's see 'em!
If I start, we'll have nowhere to go but up! Big Grin This is one of my favorites... A Challenger sitting next to the tail end of a Zephyr.
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