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  1. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I am very new to DCC, so I may need help from someone who is experienced. I have the Broadway Limited Dreyfuss Hudson (HO) and I am having troubles with the lights. The first time I ran the engine the lights came on, but after it got programmed with a different loco number (using a DCS 51...
  2. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    I'm very new to model trains. Purchased my first set (Bachmann Red Rock Express) at my hobby shop 3 days ago. It's HO scale. I'm looking to expand and need help. With the set, it comes with EZ Track. I love how easy it is to put together but I absolutely hate the look. I don't like the large...
  3. General Model Train Discussion
    Hi, So I always loved the train displays (but never built a serious one, however I am pretty skilled at hobby type stuff). My wife and kids always liked setting up the little "Towns" with the light up buildings during the holidays. So I got this GREAT idea (I think)..... Why not COMBINE...
  4. Beginner Q & A
    Hello Everyone, I'm brand new to the forum and to Model Railroading as a whole. I'm in my late 20s and remember the joy toy and model trains brought as a child, and am looking to delve into the world of Model Railroading. I've already been to two shops near me, one of which was helpful...
  5. General Model Train Discussion
    Hello all, Yes, I am new here. I live in the great state of Pennsylvania (right near the antique capital of the world). I am in my mid thirties and am a collector/investor of all kinds of antiques and collectibles. That being said, as a kid I had a model train set, but never thought much about...
  6. Beginner Q & A
    Hello. I'm new to the model train scene. Actually I'm not even there yet. I'm interested in getting into the hobby. I have been doing some research and I wanted to come here for advice. I am interested in the steam era in the 1800's specifically. I want to replicate a geographical area near...
  7. O Scale
    I'm fairly new to the model train hobby, a couple years I got a Pennsylvania flyer train set for Christmas, I also have been collecting the new Hershey commemorative rolling stock, I have 10 of the Hershey cars and the 3 that came with the set, my layout is a 4x8 oval with a siding and a...
  8. Beginner Q & A
    Hello all, This seems like a very helpful forum with kind and helpful people, so I thought I would join in. A quick bit about me: used to have a train when I was about 7-8 years old, put away because I was growing up and grown up kids don't play with trains (right?) and I left it in its box...
  9. General Model Train Discussion
    Hello All, I am about to get my feet wet with trains. I have a few question. Reading up on Lionel and MTH, I am considering MTH, any views on this? Any suggestions on a starter set with Steam O Guage? Thanks very much, Alroz:)
  10. HO Scale
    Hey guys I need some help. With the discovery my girl friend's family made while they were cleaning out their grandmothers place after she unfortunately passed away. Anyways it was a 1964 Lionel Ready to Run train set... that amazingly still ran without a problem even after sitting for who knows...
  11. HO Scale
    so i have decided that all the way around my bedroom is going to be train track.............the shelf itself will be 4 inch in width and at 3 corners will be a 2 foot by 2 foot square which wil be cut at a radius to so it doesnt look stupid at each corner i will have little a little town as you...
  12. HO Scale
    Calling all Ye wise and experienced Master Engineers: (notice I used "experienced", not the "O" word!) :worshippy::worshippy::worshippy: We, the Aforementioned Beginners seek your guidance so our labors for our meager funds are not wasted repeating the same mistakes as you have already made...
  13. HO Scale
    Hello I am a complete beginner when it comes to train modeling. I am doing a project for a class that involves modeling a construction site. Some of the work has already been done by a previous student, but my partner and I have had to take apart the model complete and rebuild a lot of it. The...
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