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  1. General Model Train Discussion
    Hello everyone, Being from Canada, I am mostly interested in HO scale, primarily being Canadian railroads. I have found myself however, becoming interest in other geographic regions of the hobby of model trains, such as models of British, European and Australia. As much as I want to try these...
  2. G / #1 Scale
    Are there any HO Clubs near Fredericksburg, VA? My friend has an estate collction to sell.
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  3. Managers office

    Scratch built- room, radiator,trophy,clock,trash can, visitors chair, lamp. Laser cut kits desk, desk chair, bookcase, file cabinets, magazine pics cut down
  4. General Model Train Discussion
    As an Art Curren fan, one of my favorites from him is the Flat Iron Co., built using three Belvedere Hotel kits. Mine is named Weaver Textiles (yeah, I know. Groan). Built it back in 06. Anyway, found a couple Belvedere kits at the local train show last month for $10 a piece and snatched em up...
  5. HO Scale
    Thinking of starting an HO set-up. I see various brands such as: Tyco Kato *Bachmann * Atlas Which are more desirable? Or are they of equal quality whether new or used? Thanks 😊
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  6. General Model Train Discussion
    So I have decided to switch my RR from mainly C&O to a mix of New Haven and NYC. I’ve already done a little shopping and bought five boxcars and a couple of cabooses, but I think a much more cost effective way to approach this, while creating opportunities for some realism i.e., repainted cars...
  7. General Model Train Discussion
    So I picked this Walthers kit up at a train show recently, and man, I was impressed with the accuracy of the molded parts. I mean, tiny holes and locator studs that lined up perfectly. And it’s a beautiful structure. Hats off to Walthers on this one. A bit of detail paint and the window...
  8. HO Scale
    I am totally new to model railroading so please forgive my questions if they seem naive. Recently, I bought an HO train set from an auction with four locomotives, eight cars, tracks, a rerailer, two turnouts and a controller. Most of the items are Life-Like brand with the exception of some...
  9. HO Scale
    I posted before about Tyco and some wanted photos of what I have. There are also Pennsylvania, Athearn, Vollmer, and some unknowns. I do have some track and wires as well.
  10. HO Scale
    I am changing my layout (bigger and better I hope) , to start I am getting rid of the atlas turnouts an replacing them with Walthers but I can’t find all the ones I need . So can I get Peco,s or Micro Engineering turnouts to go with the Walthers or do I have to stay with one manufacturer.
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  11. HO Scale
    I bought some Walthers smoke fluid to use for my steam loco. Ever since I started using it, I haven’t seen any sort of smoke out of it since I bought the stuff. What am I doing wrong? I put in the right amount of the stuff and the wheels for the pickups are nice and shiny so it should be getting...
  12. Model Train Videos
    All, My brothers and I started piecing together an old layout after briefly moving out of big cities to stay with our parents during the first few months of the stay at home orders back in March 2020. We still have a bit to go but I personally have been collecting Delaware & Hudson pieces...
  13. New Member Introduction
    I am making a 8x6 foot (to be expanded later) layout as my first decorated layout in HO I have a 3railO set in my bedroom room floor but it is not really a layout as much as a toy train (“secured” by a few screws in places i walk through) My theme for this project is amecan midwest-ish...
  14. HO Scale
    I have a collection of Marklin HO scale trains (locomotives, passenger cars) from the 1960's and early 70's. They were lightly used back in the day, well taken care of and have been in storage since the late 70's (in their original boxes). There are also buildings, track, roundtable etc. I am...
  15. HO Scale
    Anyone out there have an HO MTH GP38-2 with proto 3 sound? I'm having a problem turning off some sounds I don't want - in particular cab chatter and brake squeal. I have an NCE Power cab. The documentation states F26 is brake sounds on/off and F27 is cab chatter on/off. I have toggled F26 and...
  16. New Member Introduction
    Hi All I'm a beginner and plan to build a HO ratio layout. There are some questions: 1. When using the loco running on the layout, will there ever be electric shock ( or short-circuit) and damage to decode board or motor? 2. What is the cause of electric shock (if any) ? Thanks
  17. HO Scale
    Can I transition Lionel HO Magnalock to BACHMANN EZ track or other standard HO track?
  18. Wisdomwalker's Rr Of Wisdom

    My old HO layout
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  19. Wisdomwalker's Rr Of Wisdom

    Scratch Built Cabin
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  20. Wisdomwalker's Rr Of Wisdom

    Scratch Built Engine house & Shop
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