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Saying Hi!

August 10, 2019, 1:43 pm

+ User FidoNet address: 1:305/3 Simple Correction... SO> this simple revelation came to me one morning in the show of all places SO> LOL! This should of read in the SHOWER... not in the show. ... Read more »

Saying Hi!

July 30, 2019, 6:28 pm

+ User FidoNet address: 1:305/3 Thought I would reach out to say HI and see what folks are modeling? Myself I am very slowly getting back into it...currently I am switching from HO to N Scale. ... Read more »

75 year collection

December 22, 2018, 4:50 pm

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 ... Read more »

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 »

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DullCote substitute

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Every so often, I have inquiree about a substitute for DullCote. It works well, but the small cans will eat your wallet alive if you need a lot of it. Well, a week ago, I was at the local Hobby Lobb... Read more »

Lionel Case Knife Set #1

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Anyone interested in the Case Knife Lionel Train Set? I spoke to someone last week that has set #1. The set includes a custom made oak display cabinet and several additional knives besides the ones ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Troler Autopulse Transpak 25

rating: 5

Hello,I've just bought at my local Goodwill a Troller Autopulse Transpak 25 transformer. I wonder if it will be better than the stock transformer that came with my Lifelike N train set. Is this Trol... Read more »

Mantua/Tyco Parts

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Hello all... Does anyone know where I can find vintage Mantua/Tyco parts? I inherited some of my father's engines and rolling stock from the 50's and am trying to restore them, but i need to get part... Read more »

MTH Proto-Sound 1 & Lionel ZW

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That would be the new Lionel ZW with two 180 watt power supplies. I can't get an MTH 20-2125-1 C&O F3 AA set to function reliably with this transformer. I tried the Lionel CW-80 transformer also and ... Read more »

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

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Although i think this guy is highly over priced! 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.