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  1. Layout Design Forum
    I am sure you guys get this all the time but I am looking for some one to design or help me design a N scale layout in a 3x6 space here is a list of things I would find cool on the rail road . First I am would love to have at least two loops on different levels Second the layout would be set in...
  2. HO Scale
    Hi Everyone, I had a basic setup back in the 70's and 80s (Lionel, Bachmann, Tyco) and had stored all my trains away. Fast forward 35 - 40 years later, I brought them out for my son to play with and very little worked. I'm thinking that I shorted a few things before packing things away (last...
  3. HO Scale
    Hi everyone. I'm still finalizing my HO track plan & there's a spot where a bridge will carry one track over another. I wish to minimize the vertical separation to avoid steep grades in the vicinity, since the tracks have to meet up again. Right now I've got it down to just over 4" railhead to...
  4. Product Promotion
    Hi all, I have just opened betatesting for the newest update of my web based layout planning tool. This update is entirely devoted to touch screen and mobile device support. You can now use TRAX on your iPad, Android tablet or any other device with a browser and an internet connection. Want...
  5. Structures Forum
    Hello everyone. I am just getting to the hobby with my 10-year-old son. Many years ago I purchased the Woodland scenics river pass HO scale 4X8 layout set. never got to building it so it's been sitting in my garage for many many years. Now I'm ready to build and I have a challenge with space...
  6. General Model Train Discussion
    I have a large layout that has several blind spots. Does anyone have a suggestion on setting up a camera(s) to display those areas on a TV monitor?
  7. Layout Design Forum
    How many modelers here use the USGS maps as a basis for the track alignment of their layout? I was lucky enough to get an almost complete set of Pa. maps (I'm only missing 1 or 2), and since most of the RR I am modeling is in Pa., it works out well. I need to scale things down a bit, but I...
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