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  1. HO Scale
    I NEED YOUR ADVICE. My dad modeled the Harrisburg line for the Pennsylvania Railroad (specifically, Harrisburg, PA in 1953 for the PRR down to the Port Road). He recently passed away and we're trying to figure out what to do with this incredible layout. It was an extensive layout with...
  2. General Model Train Discussion
    I have some detail parts that are brass and want to prep for painting. I've heard you can use vinegar to clean and etch them. How long to soak in the vinegar?
  3. HO Scale
    My dad in the 70's saw an ad in the back of a magazine for a DM&IR brass 2-8-8-4 and bought one. And that's it. Short of the box it came in, I have no documentation. From what I can tell there's no identifying markers or plates to tell me who the manufacturer is. Can someone help me out and tell...
  4. General Model Train Discussion
    Hello, I am new this forum and am looking for some help or direction in making a custom brass O-scale passenger car. I was not sure where to post, so i posted here. For a number of years now, I have wanted to have a Custom made P-58 made for my collection. I have collected O-Scale trains since...
  5. O Scale
    This guy is in for a lighting check. All I found was bad connections. I thought you would like a look.
  6. HO Scale
    This is a brass engine that was given to me. The only thing I know about it is what a Lionel repair guy told me: "The brass is a Japanese Tenshoda import, which probably goes back to the 50s or 60s. It is missing too many parts for me to repair it. If it was me, I would put it on eBay and hope...
  7. HO Scale
    I found these in a box that i got off craigslist and was wondering what they were such and such. will have photos posted later today. from what i can tell they are painted black, the hopper car has some paint chipped off of it and exposed the brass. i seem to have 3 box cars, gondola, hopper...
  8. HO Scale
    This is a show and tell. Not much to tell but I can show you.
  9. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Estate collection including brass and non-brass pieces, plus tons of accesories. Collected mainly between the years 1985-1990. The family has decided to sell the collection, and put the money towards the youngest daughter's college 1st year of college incidentals money. I have gone through the...
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