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Double E

April 20, 2021, 1:16 am

I am a 76 year old ex-Brooklyn resident who rode ?the double E? ?? a thousand times in my youth. 1 branch of the NYC transit system is called the IND (Independent) line. The express trains were t... Read more »

animated train signs

June 24, 2020, 10:51 pm

I would like to share a site that offer the ability to display animated train arrival and departure signs. In addition to signs that use a Windows PC, the signs can a... Read more »

Selling Train Collection

May 21, 2020, 4:51 pm

Hello, I am new to this site. My father in law recently passed leaving a train collection of mostly pre war but some post war trains. Any ideas who might be interested in buying the whole collecti... Read more »

Switch list Vs Waybills

April 19, 2020, 6:35 pm

I am setting up operations and would like to know, if you operate your railroad using switch lists or waybills, or nothing at all, and why you use one over the other. Both seem very labor intensive. ... Read more »

Storage of rolling stock

March 4, 2020, 8:34 pm

I all, I have been away from the group for a long time. Back now with a question about how everyone stores their rolling stock off the layout. I have the plastic office carts and would like to know w... Read more »

Micro Controlled Scratch Built Turntable

February 24, 2020, 1:15 am

I am at the control stage of my scratch built turntable. My intent is to ro tate the table with a bipolar NEMA 3 motor, via belt and pulley. I am using an Arduino micro control board in conjunctio... Read more »

Eishindo T Gauge is Real

December 28, 2019, 2:53 am

When I heard about T gauge, along with ZZ gauge, on Wikipedia, it appeared that these were merely abortive attempts at a smaller gauge than Z. However, I've come across a site,, that is... Read more »

Need help repairing Bachmann HO 2-8-0 steamer.

December 18, 2019, 3:12 am

Motor runs fine, I hear it but wheels do not turn. Are gears stripped? Read more »

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 »

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BH Models Grain Elevator

rating: 5

I recently purchased the kit # 159-407 but there are no instructions. Does anyone have a set of instructions that I caould get a copy of? Scans will work also. I will pay postage if needed! Thanks, ... Read more »

Broadway Ltd Class A 2-6-6-4

rating: 5

Good Morning All, I just got my Class A the other day and thought you might be interested in my opinions of the engine. First of all, the sound is great. I need to get the volume und... Read more »

75 year collection

rating: 5

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 »

'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 »

Harold Minkwitz

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Does anyone know what happened to Harold Minkwitz and his web site. I am hoping to aquire some if not all of his how to articles. Thanks for any and all replies. ... Read more »

Merkle Dairy cars from Athearn / Roundhouse

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Does anyone on this group happen to know anything about the Merkle Dairy? I have learned that there was at least one such car as an acquaintence from Athearn told me that they worked from a photog... Read more »

PRR Calendars & The Weekend Chief Publishing Company

rating: 5

Did the Weekend Chief Publishing Company ...go out of business? I always used to get a PRR Calendar there (in addition to getting the Cedco PRR calendar every year). Cou... Read more »

Sound system recommendations

rating: 5

My wife thinks I need sound on my home layout [not DCC], so I checked out the Model 312 [18 sounds]and also a Tech II Model 8000 [just two sounds -- diesel horn and steam whistle]. Anyone have expe... Read more »

Wiring Tortoise Switches to DCS via AIU

rating: 5

Is there a clear cut definition of how to do this? I'm guessing that I will not be able to use one of the switch connection banks to do this. I will probably have to use a simple two contact accesor... Read more »

Lionel automatic Draw Bridge # 48043

rating: 5

Looking for a web site/book/somebody that has the wiring diagram. Thank, Mark 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.