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  1. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hi, I'm a new member here. I've always loved trains and I had a pretty nice O scale setup when I was younger. Anyways, I'm planning on making a whole new setup in the HO scale since I'd be able to fit more things in terms of trains/scenery/ together to make it look more realistic (basically...
  2. Technical Model Train Forum
    This is an idea I've been working on for a bit. The concept is using Near Field Communication tags and readers to identify a locomotive or something to allow automated control of either the device for collision avoidance or layout items such as signals. The system also utilizes infrared sensors...
  3. HO Scale
    This will be my first model railroad. I did put an HO oval on a piece of 4x8 once when my children were young that the Christmas tree centered in, but I considered that a toy train. My, how things have changed in the last 30 + years. When I was a child, my father started but never completed the...
  4. O Scale
    I am looking for some type of electronics to run a trolley back and forth (point to point operation) on my mantle for the holidays. What I do not want is the trolley banging against the bumper to flip the reversing unit. Is there a product made that will slow the trolley down, stops and...
  5. Beginner Q & A
    Hi Everybody.... I am looking for recommendations for specific electronics to run a point to point trolley run, with regular ole DC. My scale maybe HO, O or G.... haven't really decided yet. I have seen some posts here online where there are wiring diagrams to make-your-own but that is just a...
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