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New Model Railroad club forming


December 26, 2016, 2:21 pm

Non-political, non-religious, non-sexual, non-identity, non-racial, non-eco nomic, non-leftist, non-rightist, non-different, non-indifferent, non-geogr aphic model railroading club forming. Member... Read more »

How to soften Model Power HO figures?


November 5, 2016, 4:21 pm

I'd like to modify a few Model Power HO figures to be climbing stairs. If I could get the leg a little soft, I could move it into a new position. How can this be done? Read more »

Japan Railroad


November 4, 2016, 5:26 pm

Hello, everyone. Recently I've become somewhat addicted to NHK World TV's Japan Railway Journal. In a number of the episodes conversation is taking place in what appears to be a model railroad ... Read more »

Soundtraxx Tsunami GN1000 Troubleshooting


September 3, 2016, 4:41 am

Please help! I have a GN1000 drop in decoder that doesn't allow me to read or write the CVs but yet the red light on the right front area of the decoder stays solid on when on main line. The light ... Read more »

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Generators Services in Bangalore


June 18, 2016, 11:32 am

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Can an HO Kato SD40-2 shell fit on a HO Kato SD45 drive? other shells that...


April 21, 2016, 10:29 pm

I am new to model railroading and I was considering buying different shells for my HO Kato SD45 (dcc ready) chassis and I was wondering what other shells would be able to fit on the Kato SD45 chassi... Read more »

Newbie question...


March 16, 2016, 12:04 pm

Are there any 'jump-start' packages for sale in the model rail business for a newbie? By that I mean something to get started with track layouts/benchwork/etc. It's easy to get trains/scenery e... Read more »

gm 600


March 6, 2016, 8:29 pm

Has any one manufactured an HO model of the GM 600 Switcher? If yes, when was it produced? Read more »

ZHAOWEI Product---Small Gear Reducer


January 19, 2016, 9:48 am

The purpose of a ZHAOWEI gear reducer is to increase the available torque o utput from a motor while decreasing its output speed. Using a ZHAOWEI gear reducer has many advantages. A ZHAOWEI gear re... Read more »

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Cobalt or Tortoise Switch Motor rating: 5

Hi people Does anyone have experience with both Tortoise and Cobalt switch machines. The Cobalt manual made me very interested, and as they are the same price ( per 12 ) from England , I wondered i... Read more »

O/HO FARMERS ELEVATOR CO. decals rating: 5

Does anyone know of an O or HO scale decal source for the red and white FARMERS ELEVATOR CO. marking as seen on the center bay of this PS 4750 CF covered hopper? http://www.railroadmichigan.com/gbw02... Read more »

Did Union Pacific EMD E7's Haul Freight Also? rating: 5

Did the UP E-7 diesel engines haul freight or were they used for passenger service only? Thanks Jim Read more »

Paducah & Louisville's New GP38-2's rating: 5

I Model a Freelanced railroad and would like to add Models of PAL #3600, #3807, #3809, #3812, and #8507 any subjestions on what to do to Athearn Models? They will be lease units on long term lease to... Read more »

John Olsen's Jerome and Southwestern of the 1980's rating: 5

Is anyone familiar with John Olsen's Jerome and Southwestern layout of the 1980's? That was THE layout that turned me on to model railroading when I was a kid. I have a book published by Kambalch t... Read more »

POLA HO-Scale # 310670 5-Stall Roundhouse 'Freilassing' rating: 5

Does anyone know if the POLA HO-Scale # 310670 5-Stall Roundhouse 'Freilassing' has the same door closing mechanism as the the Faller 120218 5 Stall Roundhouse. I beleive the Faller 120218 replaced ... Read more »

disassembly of Atlas N scale locos rating: 5

I have an Atlas N scale road diesel about a year old. It ran great for many months. It has become erratic lately, and since it runs in a dusty environment, I strongly suspect dust and lint in the m... Read more »

HOn3 Roundhouse 2-8-0 Consolidation Kit rating: 5

I recently purchased the Roundhouse 2-8-0 Consolidation kit along with the Northwest Shore Line regear kit and gear puller. I plan to start contruction spring 2004. Are there anything problems or iss... Read more »

LIONEL 1026 Transformer power cord replacement rating: 5

Happy New Year to everyone! I have a very old Lionel 1026 transformer. The power cord needs to be replaced but I don't see how to take it apart to replace it. Can any one tell me how to open up the t... Read more »

HO Scale Electric Train Set rating: 5

Need info on a train set that I have: It is an HO scale electric train set. The maker is Model Power. It is a 1998 Second Edition, made for the company I work for, Dana Corporation. It is still in th... Read more »

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