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  1. M

    Handlaid track or not?

    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 and...
  2. Sammy V

    Comments On My 4x6 Layout Plan-N Scale noob!

    Hey guys, first post here and I'm anxious to learn more about this somewhat confusing hobby! I'd also like to share my first layout that I've started building. It actually fits on 4x5, even though I have 4x6 benchwork built, but eventually I'd like to add on to both sides where the 4 "dead...
  3. S

    N Scale Operational Container Unloader

    N Scale Operational Container Crane This is a N Scale operational container unloader manufactured by Brawa. The container unloader and engine facility are installed on a NTrak intermodal module. To view the unloader operation, click the video link below. The video shows a container being...
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    N Scale NTRAK Timesaver

    This is a N Scale Timesaver NTRAK module. The Timesaver is a shunting layout that requires the operator to move railcars to different sidings with restricted space capacity. You can find information on the web by searching John Allen timesaver. Addition to switching the railcars manually...
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    N-Scale Coal Dumper

    N Scale Coal Dumper This is a scratch built N-scale coal dumper. Unlike a rotary unloader which rotates around, this dumps to the side. An actual prototype existed at a power generating plant located in Bow, NH. Being a member of a local N-Trak club, I bring this to train shows. I wired...
  6. bnsf971

    Clubs and hobby shops around Greensboro, NC?

    I'm moving to that area in a few weeks. Does anybody know of any clubs in that area? Also, naturally, I'll be looking for a "new" LHS in that area as well. Not looking for experiences with any particular one, but if you know of any, please post here. If anybody thinks there's something I should...
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    Scratch Built Newsstand in N Scale

    Here is a newsstand I built for my 1940s N scale city -- scratch built from strip and sheet styrene with printed details and awning added. The newspapers on the bench are individually folded papers. If your interested in the specific construction steps, you can read more on my site as...
  8. M

    N scale track plan - suggestions welcome

    I'm finally getting around to actually building a model railroad after being an armchair railroader for nearly 30 years. I've gotten the space along the back wall of my basement office and even constructed the basic benchwork. Givens and Druthers: - N scale, modern era (1980-ish to...

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