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  • July 14, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,170 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    TAKE THE CONFUSION OUT OF CONTROLLING THE TRACK AND SWITCH MACHINE POWER ON YOUR RAILROAD WITH A PROTOTYPE-STYLE PANEL 1. The "schematic style" control panel is the most graphic method of grouping the on-off switches, reversing switches, and tra...
  • July 13, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 4,723 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    You can make vast improvements in the performance of any ready-to-run imported brass locomotive with these minor adjustments.   Your finely-detailed imported brass locomotives can run as well as they look. Most of us are satisfied...
  • July 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 5,228 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Coaling Trestles Like This 1891 "Chute" Were Used on Prototype Railroads All Across The Country In The Days Of Steam It's difficult, for one accustomed to the labor-saving devices of the modern world, to imagine just how much hard wor...
  • July 12, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,564 views - 1 comment - 2 likes
    These Printed Paper Buildings Make Perfect Backgrounds For 0 Scale Railroads Or Quick Temporary Structures For HO Modelers. If You Enjoy The Techniques Of Paper Modeling, You Might Want To Try A Complete Paper Locomotive Kit For Your Mantlepiece! 1. ...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,004 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF MOVING YOUR MODEL RAILROAD BY BUILDING IT IN A TRAILER!   Model railroaders are resourceful if nothing else; particularly when it comes to "appropriating" the space for their miniature railroad empires. Spare ...
  • July 11, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 7,124 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO MATCH THE APPEARANCE OF A RAILROAD SWITCH BUT FAR MORE FUN TO OPERATE IT BY REMOTE CONTROL. 1. This stubby switch stand is typical of the types the real railroads use to throw their track switches from a mainline route to a sidi...
  • July 8, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 2,542 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    PAGE 112 TOP: Heavy-duty General Electric U-28 diesel is $20.00 from Trix. PAGE 112 BOTTOM LEFT: Log car, by Lionel, has remote-controlled dumping feature. PAGE 112 BOTTOM RIGHT: Now, HO, N, and 0 scale modelers can have a full range of sounds ...
  • July 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,352 views - 0 comments - 0 likes
    Once a year the best modelers, from the United States and Canada, gather to display their best these are the winners in most of the national contest categories. The very best model, in the National Model Railroad Association's annual model buildi...
  • July 7, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,020 views - 1 comment - 0 likes
    A tale of two clubs; one typical and one not-so typical, to help you decide if "joining" is for you. Model railroading is a most unusual hobby; there's something in it that will arouse almost any hobbyist's interest and it's that rare...
  • July 6, 2011 - posted by Tasha Oates - 3,337 views - 0 comments - 1 like
    Without cities there would be no real railroads, yet few modelers have had the forethought to fit them into their layouts. In the early 19th century the railroad was needed as a link between the seaport cities and the great frontie...