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I posted this on the thread I started about my micro layout but I figured posting it here would allow others to chime in who haven’t been following the build. Wiring and electrical work is my weakness and therefore I could use feedback on if I’ve designed the wiring setup correctly. I am using...
I’m currently finalizing plans for my 20” x 33” micro layout which uses Kato Unitracks 8.5” and 9.8” radius curves. My track plan is the same as the 17” x 30” micro layout from Steve’s Trains only slightly larger obviously. He utilizes 7.5” radius curves and states rolling stock with...
I have recently gotten back into the hobby after a few years, and I have discovered I love the concept of micro layouts. I live in a small apartment and so the idea of designing and building one seems very fitting for my current situation. I also feel the challenge of making one will allow some...
I have recently begun to take part in the model railroad hobby again after a long hiatus. I spent the last few months working on a small N scale shelf layout trying out different things, seeing what worked for me and what didn't. I decided I wanted to begin a new project and...
Months ago my mom bought herself an N gauge Bachman diesel-led train set to add to our house of train living.
I would set it up then take it down time to time, and some of the train track got funky and the loco it came with became a little less reliable.
Once I saw this steam locomotive New...
My name's Matthew. Originally from TX, moved to PA a couple years back. Always loved miniatures and found them somehow fascinating.
I may have posted here years ago focusing on a site called www.NScaleScenery.com.
It was - at the time - tied to Shapeways and attempted 3d printing products, but...
I've recently been experimenting with custom ink-jet printed decals, and as part of the project I found an N Scale Strip Mall on eBay. I think it was 3D Printed.
I painted it and applied my custom decals. Let me know what you think!
It's been a long time since I've posted. I have some photos of some weathered cars I've done. I like to think that my skill level gets a little better every time.
I don't use air brushes, and I model N Scale. Let me know what you think.
I'm back with some photos of some N Scale weathered cars. Some had been weathered previously and I've touched them up. Others are new.
I have done a CN and CSX general service boxcar, a UP and CSX covered hopper in fertiliser service, and a CP Cylindrical covered hopper.
I'm working on converting a Zepher passenger car into a roadside diner. I would like to light it and have inserted a nano light (Just Plug) into the car through the floor. What is going to be the best way to attach the light to the ceiling of the car? Thank you.
I recently mentioned that I had a broken Kato locomotive on another thread. This locomotive has seen better days, and now suffers from a multitude of issues I haven't been able to fix. I'm 16, and only a casual modeler, so I don't have a quarter of the experience I know some of you...
I recently completed a custom Z scale briefcase layout. I did an enormous amount of work on it and made it very detailed. I then created a website, http://www.CarlettaTrains.com, about it which has a "How To" section along with pictures of the various scenes and extra detail...
I have been trying to see if there is a good illustration showing all the available Kato trackplans. Well, I found it! And, it's on the back of the Kato M1 Master Set I just bought. This is very helpful for me, and I hope it is for you too.
This photo is also available in full resolution on my...
My name is John Miller, and I'm from Olive Branch, Mississippi. It is a suburb of Memphis, just across the Tennessee/Mississippi state line.
I have various model trains of different guages: N, HO, O and G. Because space is limited, and I want to make the most of it, I want to make a nice little...
Has anyone out there had issues with an out-of-the-box Atlas N Scale GP-9 DCC. Mine requires the speed to be higher then 40 to get it to start crawling down the track. Checked speed charts and everything looks good there. At a loss over here!
NCE DCC Decoder...
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