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Gutzold loco motor V180 190/G20 or G19 (looking to buy)
Motor for a Gutzold loco, V180 190/G20 or G19. This type of motor could also be in other types of Gutzold locos. Thanks - John
2 months ago
Roco loco ho buffers (looking to purchase)
Roco loco ho buffers Roco part numbers - 98989, 98990, or 88540. Please let me know if you have some to sell or know of a source in the U.S. - thanks - John
2 months ago
anyone know of N-scale templates for beginners?
New Train Club & Coffee drinking Society While most of the guys want to make a rail road, I want to make the models. So, trying to figure out scale layouts and the like. Confusing a bit, what else is...
4 months ago 3
McHenry Couplers HO scale IHC product 2723
I am trying to find the closest MHC code for a knuckle spring coupler that is approx one and one eighth inches between the center of the coupler and the center of the attaching hole. MCH 52 is about a...
6 months ago 1
Double E
I am a 76 year old ex-Brooklyn resident who rode ?the double E? ?? a thousand times in my youth. 1 branch of the NYC transit system is called the IND (Independent) line. The express trains were the E...
1 year ago
animated train signs
I would like to share a site that offer the ability to display animated train arrival and departure signs. In addition to signs that use a Windows PC, the signs can also be produced on tiny screen...
1 year ago
Selling Train Collection
Hello, I am new to this site. My father in law recently passed leaving a train collection of mostly pre war but some post war trains. Any ideas who might be interested in buying the whole collection?...
1 year ago 5
Switch list Vs Waybills
I am setting up operations and would like to know, if you operate your railroad using switch lists or waybills, or nothing at all, and why you use one over the other. Both seem very labor intensive....
2 years ago 13
Storage of rolling stock
I all, I have been away from the group for a long time. Back now with a question about how everyone stores their rolling stock off the layout. I have the plastic "office carts" and would like to know...
2 years ago
Micro Controlled Scratch Built Turntable
I am at the control stage of my scratch built turntable. My intent is to ro tate the table with a bipolar NEMA 3 motor, via belt and pulley. I am using an Arduino micro control board in conjunction...
2 years ago
Eishindo T Gauge is Real
When I heard about T gauge, along with ZZ gauge, on Wikipedia, it appeared that these were merely abortive attempts at a smaller gauge than Z. However, I've come across a site, that is currently...
2 years ago 1
Need help repairing Bachmann HO 2-8-0 steamer.
Motor runs fine, I hear it but wheels do not turn. Are gears stripped? Could be. You may need to take the shell off and make sure that the drivetrain is all in tact. When you say you can hear the...
2 years ago 1
Saying Hi!
Hello Shane! I'm slowly getting back in as well. Sticking with HO for now, but I've been toying with the idea of N. I'm also wrestling with a move from DC to DCC (and wired vs wireless). My small test...
2 years ago 3
75 year collection
does anyone know if there is a limit as to the number of downloads that you can do with this collection. after loading it on my computers in house (for backup) then I started getting error messages...
3 years ago 3
Instructions for Kit # 7001
I'm trying to locate the instruction sheets for Detail Associates "Branch Line Roundhouse" Kit #7001. Photo copies or PDF's are OK. Thanks for the help. I'm trying to locate the instruction sheets for...
3 years ago 1