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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 »

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 »

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 »

Generators Services in Bangalore

June 18, 2016, 11:32 am

Mills in Bangalore : The pinnacle suppliers , Generator services and dealers and producers of turbines in Bangalore and income carrier portal specific for power turbines, Diesel generators and DG s... Read more »

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 »

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Repowering a Mantua 2-6-0 or 4-6-0 rating: 5

I'm feeling that my motive power roster is too heavily weighted on the larger locomotive side, so I'd like to add some smaller engines. I've been looking at a Mantua 2-6-0 or 4-6-0. They also hav... Read more »

Mantua 4-4-2 Atlantic Assembly Instructions rating: 5

Hi Sorry for my bad english I search for Mantua 4-4-2 Atlantic Assembly Instructions A Scan as jpg or a Link to a Webside And i search for Hints and Tips to install a DCC-decoder in this loco -- Gre... Read more »

Lionel Locomotive 2037 Repair, headlight assembly rating: 5

I'm replacing the headlight assembly (washer & eyelet 61-22) on a Lionel 20 37 locomotive. What is the power source for the headlight? I've got the NOS washer and eyelet with 4 inch cloth wire lea... Read more »

Bachmann Doodlebug rating: 5

Has anyone seen an HO-scale, Bachmann Doodlebug operate? Could you please rate its performance, its detailing, and its paint/lettering. I have never seen one. Out of curiosity, what time period did... 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 »

Ther is a repower of sorts for the MDC Boxcab / Climax... rating: 5

Although i think this guy is highly over priced! 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 »

Old Kato N-scale GP9's - what to do? rating: 5

I have three Kato GP9's that I bought around 1990 at Kato's main store in Tokyo (you should see their layout!). 1 in CN green, 2 in Pennsy black. I didn't notice at the time, but apparently they ... 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 »

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? 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.