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  1. General Model Train Discussion
    It looks like I put a little too much ballast, a beginer's mistake. It is all dried up now, and the train stalls from time to time. Please offer me advise on cleaning excess dry ballast from my N scale tracks. Maybe a knife or plastic sheet? Thank you!!! Brandon
  2. O Scale
    I bought about 200 pieces of O-31 track recently. Most of it was somewhat rusty. I am 1500 miles from home without a wire wheel or drill motor. So I tried something different. I put the track together and put the 2056 steamer on it along with a good number of cars. I set the E unit to...
  3. Beginner Q & A
    OK so now I have a ton of places I can't clean the brass track because I have buried it in mountains and tunnels. The Railroads budget for spending is Zero the Accountant tells me (nothing new :rolleyes: ) and I think it was here I have seen a few of you make your own cleaner car. I am...
  4. HO Scale
    I just put together a quick oval on the floor in the guest room to run an engine. I have about 40 feet of brass Atlas (83), Playart, and IHC track. The engine is real herky jerky and runs good on some sections and not on others. I read up on the problem and it sounds like dirty track...
  5. HO Scale
    First of all let me say that i am a total newbie. I recently unboxed a train set that i have had for about 25 years. It has probably been hooked up 5 times in 25 years and has not been run in 15 years. I eventually would like to hook it up on some type of track in my son's room... (he is the...
  6. O Scale
    Impressed with Shaygetz I followed through.The old thread. http://www.modeltrainforum.com/showthread.php?t=1030&highlight=roofing The result. Works Wonders. I also made a guide for drilling.
  7. General Model Train Discussion
    Does anyone have a layout with more then 9 sets of ho's running. What are your techniques to keep the track clean.
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