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I was looking to see where I can get HOn3 models of the D&RG Class 56/ Class 60 locomotives before rebuilding. I can't find Kemtron's kit versions anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find some models of these locomotives, or what I can use to convert some RTR models? Any answers will be...
Im David McDougall of Pro Rail Productions, my father Michael and I are doing a beginners series on model railroading! Hope you all enjoy!
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Hey everyone, thought I would share this with you guys. Its from the Spring. Hope you enjoy it over the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Hi there! Brand new to this website. I just had a question, and I figured you go to the experts when wanting the best answers! I'm currently painting custom HO figures and I selling them on Etsy (Just started in October) and other places. I was just wondering what figures people are looking for...
In the 1940's, these glass lined, air tight silos were a symbol of prestige throughout the Midwest. Then, they began to exhibit defects, especially in the conveyor systems. This, coupled with farm failures in subsequent decades, led to the familiar glossy blue silos symbolizing...
Happy new year!
Can someone tell me the best way to design benchwork to support an HO helix, which is basically a doughnut table!
I would like to be able to shimmy up inside the doughnut hole for repair work.
I am using L girder benchwork. The helix is for two levels about 18 inched...
I realized that I needed to stay small in order to stay on budget, so I minimized the layout best I could. It's now 4 feet wide and 9 feet long.
- I can run two trains at once.
- It has a reversing track. Only works from one direction but I can throw the train in reverse if needed. For a 4-by-9...
I have created the all rare auto rack ramp that was once produced by Walthers. Go check out the model on https://www.shapeways.com/model/2808319/auto-rack-lift-verson-1-0.html?li=aeTabs
Hope every one will enjoy the model. I would recommend the High detail plastic, not the white...
I've mentioned here are there that I might have an opportunity to construct a new HO layout beginning sometime after Christmas. If I do get that opportunity, this layout would be my first non-8x4 layout, which is exciting!
However, that also means I'm pretty new to designing track...
My LHS had a carboard box with several of these in it priced at 7.99. It looks like they were "used", as they were already assembled.
I bought 6 of them. Does anyone know who makes them?
Also, my friends and I have always called these couplers "McCrappies". Is that a bad rap...
Could you point out problem areas of this layout and how it might be improved?
This is my first "real" layout and I am trying not to be overly ambitious. It starts with the existing Timesaver, can grow around the room with one track, then add passing tracks.
(Click on the image to enlarge it.)...
I am trying to locate any and all information regarding the AHM Plug-a-matic Block Signal System.
It looks like it was originally made by Rivarossi - all parts and boxes have this logo.
Some of the product numbers include: 2585 / 2685
The Plug-a-matic is discussed on...
I am refurbishing an HO scale train layout. In my train collection, I have both HO (16.5 mm) and S (22.42 mm) scale trains that I'd like to display. There is not enough space to have two separate HO and S scale tracks side by side.
Is there a commercially available HO+S dual gauge track...
I would appreciate hearing of your experience with shingles in HO scale.
Which suppliers product has served you best? Of those that I have used, the best came in a kit from Scale Structures Ltd. But, they do not offer the shingles as an individual item.
Also, if you have developed a...
Joined this forum to know about model railroading and the setup. I am from India and love to setup model railroads. I have selected some basic items to setup my first railroad. If friends on this forum can help me with my selection that will be great. .
1. PECO Starter track set...
I'm 37 and have twin 7 year olds (boy and a girl). At first, for a few months at least, I plan to let them put it together in different layouts until they seem to settle on the layout they want. Then we can refine it. I didn't really buy this stuff for me since that wouldn't be...
Here is a link to a video made of Dunphy's Icing facility. A Craftsman series fine scale kit manufactured by Short Hill & Western.
Enjoy the video!!!!
Hey ya'll! I bought a Rivarossi Cab Forward Southern Pacific Lines #4272 at a recent model train show. I got it for a great price simply because it wasn't complete. It needs a few parts. I seem to be having trouble finding parts. I need a few parts on the second drive set (a driveshaft and the...
I have been using Trix track for my HO layout and Kato unitrack for my N scale layout. I have found that this isn't necessarily realistic. I was wondering if I should replace it with hand laid track and roadbed or buy some small gravel at a hobby shop, and just sprinkle that over the Trix...
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