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  1. N Scale
    Hello all! You all may remember me as "that one guy that barged in many months ago asking about toy train track." Since that post, I have amassed a (currently very small) model train collection. I bought a single lot on eBay towards the end of January and that's been my whole collection since...
  2. N Scale
    Can anyone recommend a reputable repair person that would install MT couplers on my Kato F3 ABA set? I live near Sacramento CA. I don't have the boxes for them. I would rather not ship them. Thank you!
  3. N Scale
    I am having issues with the two end cars dcc chips in my new KATO GWR HITATCHI SET. The power car chip was fitted and works well. The two end car chips are fitted and programmed but the lights do not opperate correctly. They turn on and off. One end is white and the other red. When the direction...
  4. Want to Buy (member-to-member)
    Hi, I know this is rather specific, but I'd really like to find one of the discontinued Kato n scale canadian pacific SD90/43MAC's. There are lots of CP Gevo ES44AC's available, but I've already got a couple of those. I'd like some variety. So if you've got one in good shape you're willing to...
  5. N Scale
    I am a 74-yr old newbie with utterly no exp w model railroading or any similar craft/hobby. I recently purchased a new n scale Kato EMD diesel and two new, different sets of Kato freight cars. The couplers on all of the cars, regardless of set, are appreciably, visibly lower than the coupler on...
  6. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Selling my lot of Kato Amtrak ho scale Superliners in phase III. I have 5 coaches and 1 sleeper, all different numbers. 3 cars have been custom numbered. Selling all 6 cars for $420 or will sell separately for $70 per car. All cars are in excellent condition and come in their original boxes...
    $70 USD
  7. N Scale
    My kato Gp38-2 was purchased as new old stock (NOS) about a month ago and has run perfectly the whole time. But lately I've noticed a sound almost like the whine of a turbine that goes up in pitch with the speed. Not sure what it is. Should I clean and lube the flywheels? Or am I overly concerned?
  8. N Scale
    I have a Kato SD40-2 that runs very slow max speed and does not begin to move until throttle is about 25% or more. Further, it slows at about 50% throttle and them jumps back up at about 60% throttle. And even further, the speed steps on my throttle jump by 3s. For instance, speed steps 3, 6, 9...
  9. N Scale
    Hey, y'all. My name is Grant, I grew up in a small town in Japan (Yonezawa) and there was a train that ran from my Yamagata to Fukushima and I was wondering if anyone knew of any model companies (preferably Kato) that made it, below I have a couple of screenshots from a video I took when I was...
  10. N Scale
    I am trying to interpret track elements to create an island platform on a viaduct double track layout. It would seem I need a 23-232 Viaduct Station Platform, realistically probably needing some 4 extn panels. Has anyone created a station 'yard' using either the extn 23-232 or scratch built a...
  11. General Model Train Discussion
  12. General Model Train Discussion
    Hi, I just joined this group. So glad to have found this. Years ago I bought a Bachmann Alaska RR set in HO. It was purely for display as I like to collect Alaska items, having been there on four different vacations. Now I want to get into running an N scale real layout. I have found prebuilt N...
  13. N Scale
    Hello all, Newbie model railroader here and I've run into an issue with my layout. I built a 2x4ft table and purchased the Kato M1 N scale set. The issue is at the curved section of the track, the track ends up extending over the sides of the table. As far as my options go I don't want to make...
  14. Beginner Q & A
    I just replaced my HO Atlas Code 83 track with new Kato Unitrack. I did not use cork roadbed, and laid it down on very smooth, flat 3/4" birch plywood. The joints snap together nicely, but I find that one rail will be perfectly mated up and the other rail will create a vertical 'step' with the...
  15. HO Scale
    I'm possibly starting an HO or N layout, driving myself nuts over which gauge. I'm leaning towards the HO as it's larger and my eyesight would suffer more, I think, with N gauge. So I'm reading as many reviews as I can to determine the best engines and cars. Looking at doing an Amtrak P42...
  16. N Scale
    Hello to all, I picked up some weathering supplies and thought I would rough up a couple units, I think they turned out ok.
  17. General Model Train Discussion
    Finally got this Mi~Jack home and placed on my layout. It is done in N~Scale , A friend hand built this for me ( Andreash ) from brass & wood
  18. N Scale
    Hi, I am currently switching scale and going from Marklin HO to Kato N to pack more on a 8 x 4 layout. Also would like to make a Kyushu inspired layout. Therefore the first trains 10-1394 and 10-813. I need guidance on which DCC decoder I can "easily" install in those trains. I have done...
  19. Technical Model Train Forum
    Hey, First of all i am brand spanking new to this forum and i would like to apologize in advance if i'm posting in the wrong place or other newbie mistakes. We were cleaning some old stuff from my uncle that died over 30 years ago and he had a lot of train stuff, he had made his own little city...
  20. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Hello, I have a mix of Walthers Proto and Kato rolling stock for the Southwest Chief Train I am building. I have decided to do all Kato rather than mix and thought I'd see if anyone else was doing the opposite and willing to trade their Kato for my Walthers. I would be willing to add a little...
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