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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 »

HO layout in Edmonds Wa.

February 4, 2017, 6:12 pm

I've found a big big HO layout near me and posted about it here. If anyone cares to view, I just found that there is a video of it: Day 285 of 365 ... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

value of 60's vintage Lionel train set? rating: 5

I have a neighbor who lost his house to a fire recently. He asked for help in valuing the Lionel train set that was part of the loss. Based on his memory this was: 1960's vintage 4-5 pieces of rollin... Read more »

Does anyone have the new Atlas N-scale Shay? rating: 5

Have any of you tried out the new 2-truck Shay yet? It's only a matter of time before I break down and buy one. (Come on, tax return!) It's a sweet-looking model. How does it run? Wayne 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 » 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.