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    Some New YouTube Videos about preparing and installing Peco turnouts and the twistlock motor

    I’ve posted a couple of new videos dealing with installing Peco turnouts. The first video demos how to prepare your Peco turnout for installation on a DCC layout. I took the good descriptive info from a couple of sites and turned that into a “how-to” video. We show you how to add some jumpers to...
  2. D

    Plastic shims under turnout throws for smoother motion??

    I am going to use Peco turnouts on foam roadbed. I plan to hand throw all switches. I read that it is helpful to place a thin plastic sheet under the throw bars to add in ease of movement. I was going to drill a 1/2 inch hole under the turnout track center throw before laying down in case...
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    double crossover vs. double slip

    Hi, all! Could someone please explain the differences between a double crossover turnout and a double slip turnout ? Pros & cons? Having recently retired, I'm building an HO-scale around-the-walls shelf layout in my basement. As I lay out the track I'm approaching a place where 2 parallel...
  4. PrairieKnight

    Questions on expanding a 4 X 8

    Here is my present 4X8. Powered by NCE DCC. I used Atlas code 83 track along with 16 Atlas snap switches. 14 of which are 18"radius ( I think they are Atlas 540 and 541). The two turnouts on either end of the mainline outside oval are Atlas 22" curved snap switches. All turnouts are remote...
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    Recommended turnout Manufacturers for hand throwing the switch and and DCC

    Having been out of railroading for 15 years, and starting a new shelf layout in DCC, I intend to follow the trains and want to hand throw the turnouts . WHAT brands of turnouts do you recommend using? In my past experience with Atlas the grommets and points had electrical failures. I will be...
  6. J

    Convert Bachmann Non-DCC Turnouts To DCC Control

    Hello All, I am new to this forum and have re-entered model railroading after a several decade hiatus. For my first setup I have tried to go the most inexpensive route and purchased the Bachmann "Your First Railroad" EZ Track Set along with a Bachmann SD40-2 DCC equipped Loco and the NCE Power...
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    Replace PL-10 toggle switch

    I made an error. The topic should not be replace the PL-10 toggle switch, it is actually a PL-26. Sorry. I would like to use a toggle switch that is smaller than the Peco PL-26 toggle to switch my peco table top switch machine. Can anyone tell me what I can use from Radio Shack? Is this a...
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    wiring switches dcc

    i have a dcc layout with atlas code 83 track and switches what is the best way to wire the turn outs i have a separate dc generator, the switches have 3 wires red,green,black how do you wire them, i know they have dcc turnouts but i cant afford the right now, maybe down the road just want to...
  9. J

    Kato DCC Turnout Machine

    Hi I originally posted this under general information but a member suggested it would be better posted here and he is right :o Has anyone used the HO scale Kato DCC turnout machines (29099 - R, 29098 - L)? I am thinking of using them instead of the Kato DC Turnout Machine to convert my...
  10. J

    Kato DCC switch machines

    Hi Has anyone used the HO scale Kato DCC switch machines (29099 - R, 29098 - L)? I am thinking of using them but would like to find out what others have experienced. Thanks
  11. K

    Cleaning old Peco turnouts

    While consolidating some old storage boxes, I came across about fifty N gauge number 6 and 8 Peco turnouts and motors which must be nearly forty years old. They are in generally good condition but some seem grimy. The boxes were not sealed and dust has leaked in. Together with over a hundred...
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    end of the train

  15. my first derail

    my first derail

    with switch stand from Details West, movable!
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    Ice reefer

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    delivering cars

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    Transfer train #110