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Re: Homasote????


June 19, 2017, 9:05 am

On Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:22:10 -0700 (PDT), bscottfrancisco@gmail.com Go to the homasote website. There is an option to search for a dealer. Try that 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 »

Following train through Tehachapi Loop


February 27, 2017, 3:56 am

Following train through Tehachapi Loop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLb_99f_JSE 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA8bozyuMhI 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 »

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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 »

Bridge Questions rating: 5

I some questions related to a largish deck bridge I'm building for my Santa Fe prototype layout. This will be in HO and include three towers with 30' tower spans, two 50' intermediate span and a 90'... Read more »

Help - adding tender pickups to Athearn Genesis 2-8-2 rating: 5

Hi, I have an Athearn Genesis 2-8-2 that I'm going to be replacing the cheapo-bargain sound decoder with one of the new Tsunamis. While I'm doing that, I'd like to add some way to pick up electrical ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Athearn vs Lionel rating: 5

I have been away from model RR'ing for several months due to more pressing needs. Can anyone share an opinion or a first hand experience regarding the HO scale,Lionel Challenger and/or the Athearn ... Read more »

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