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Instructions for Kit # 7001

September 7, 2018, 2:56 am

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. Read more »

NMRA Mid-Eastern Region Convention Discount registration extended

September 3, 2018, 2:37 am

October 4-7, in Rockville, Maryland, is the Mid-Eastern Region NMRA 2018 Co nvention, Crossroads of the MER. Breaking News If you haven?t reserved your seat yet here is why you should. We ar e e... Read more »

Toy trains and model trains on display at the Long Island Railroad Museum i...

August 15, 2018, 5:01 pm Museum is open on Saturday and Sunday, gift shop as well. Read more »

Which Would Be The Major Factors Responsible For Automotive Parcel Delivery...

January 18, 2018, 9:41 pm

Download FREE PDF @ Automated parcel delivery terminals are the advanced delivery solutions, de ployed in populous areas including shopping malls, railway stations, walkwa ys... Read more »

No Posts Since Dec

January 18, 2018, 9:09 pm

The subject line says it. I have not seen a new post since December 12, 2017. What is going on? Read more »

Halmark Models

November 14, 2017, 6:10 pm

Is Halmark Model still produced? I use to see and buy them in Dallas, Texas. I can not remember the shop that a woman ran after her husband died. Does any one remember? It was from 1979 to 1982 e... Read more »

Gilbert AF S-Scale Knuckle Coupler

March 28, 2017, 12:01 pm

Hello, all. The spring-loaded plastic part on the subject recently broke off rendering the coupler non-functional. The coupler and bogie appear to be a single unit that is riveted to the bottom... Read more »

Re: Homasote????

March 21, 2017, 8:22 pm

Homasote is (surprisingly) very resistant to water damage. In fact it was o riginally made (100 years ago) for outdoor use, if you can believe it. Go t o the Homasote website to read the history. Y... Read more »

Following train through Tehachapi Loop

February 27, 2017, 3:56 am

Following train through Tehachapi Loop Published on Apr 26, 2013 A very cool aerial view of a 4 engine 1.3 mile long BNSF train passing through the wor... Read more »

S-Scale New Locomotives/cars & Vintage Track?

February 13, 2017, 10:28 pm

Will new locos and cars work on the vintage American Flyer track? Read more »

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Speaker for Proto2000 GP30?

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I've got a Proto 2000 GP30 that I'm trying to install sound in. I'm having trouble figuring out what speaker I need to install, and where to install it. Does anyone have any experience with this ... Read more »

Old Mantua Couplers

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Hi, This should separate the boys from the men. The old men, I mean. Does anybody remember the very old Mantua couplers? They consisted of flat, oval shaped metal loops, about 1/32 thick. Can some... Read more »

Largest indoor train

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What is hailed as one of the largest indoor train sets in the world consumes an entire room of a Tampa family's home. Mark Rosenthal's southern railroad systems hailed as one of the most impressive a... Read more »

Help ID weird 1:87 diesel drive

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Folks: While going through a bunch of train show-purchased diesel parts, I found some parts to a very weird unit. It's conventional in concept; a central motor driving swiveling trucks with integral... Read more »

Converting Athearn Rubber-band drives

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Greetings, I have an Athearn RDC-1 which has the old-style rubber-band drive. I bought a plain bag of rubber bands, and found some which work, although there are some tensioning issues. I am wonder... Read more »

'Variac' power transformer?

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I have a 120-V AC (input) variable output transformer, commonly known as a 'Variac', which I use for various electronic applications. I've been thinking of using it to power model trains. This would ... Read more »

Demagnatizing Tweezers

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My tweezers are magnatized. How do I demagnatize them. Thanks Read more »

Upside down model railroad

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My son sent me this link. I think I've figured out how it's done. -- wolf k. Read more »

Shinkansen - Kato vs. Tomix vs. Micro Ace?

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All, I'm currently in the market for some N-scale shinkansen trains - found what appears to be a fairly well-stocked store in Japan on the net that'll do mail-order to the US: Read more »

Random Traffic Generator

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Some years back I saw a PC program to randomly generate traffic based on user input of industry, car type and loads. Does anyone know of suck a program? TIA Read more » is a website by engineers for engineers. It is not affiliated with any of manufacturers or vendors discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.