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  1. General Model Train Discussion
    I'm cleaning out storage boxes and I found this replica of the Ramgotty train in India. This was originally purchased in India in the last 15 or so years. I haven't found anyone else selling this, can anyone help me giving a value or finding others that have sold it?
  2. Structures Forum
    They're building a house next door and I asked the guy to leave me all his scrap vinyl siding. He left me a bunch. Is this stuff good for scratch building models? Has anybody used it for that or anything else? I now have a ton of it.
  3. Beginner Q & A
    Hey you guys, I'm sorry for the annoyance here, but I'm an owner of a CoasterDynamix Big Dipper. Here is their website: Here is a link to the model I own: Here are photos of my actual model...
  4. Model Train Videos
    For the last time, the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul, MN, is doing Night Trains. This is it. They've lost their lease and have no where to go. If you can get out to see them, don't miss out. Here's some video I shot last weekend:
  5. HO Scale
    I'm trying to build a model of an old west town but I'm having trouble finding structures and figures that fit that time period. Does anybody know where I can find things like that?
  6. Model Train Videos
    Well this will be my last video for awhile, I'm done with vacation from work on Monday. Enjoy!
  7. Model Train Videos
    We headed up to West Fargo, ND with the kids yesterday and took in the model HO-scale layout at the Bonanzaville Historical Center there. Over 400' of track and three trains running at once! Of course, we had to get some video for your viewing pleasure too. :) Enjoy!
  8. General Model Train Discussion
    I assume it has been done, even though I can't find any links or info on it in English. I am thinking about setting up my under construction N scale layout for, operation via internet connection. Operating sessions with remote "engineers", of course experienced in operating model trains...
  9. For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    Hey all, selling a ton of Lionel trains, selling everything. All starting at 99 cents, no reserve on eBay, so if you're looking for anything please take a glance to help me out. Most are vintage and almost all are in original box! I have engines, boxcars, cabooses, spotlight cars, you name it...
  10. Train Shows, Events
    On June 9, 2012 Fred's Train Shop (in Overland Park, KS - Kansas City area) will be celebrating our 2nd year anniversary. Thanks to all of our customers (and suppliers) who have supported us. Opening a new train store in a down economy has been a challenge to say the least but our growth (and...
  11. Structures Forum
    I would love to see someone post a Painting Sticky with some basic painting guidelines that us novices can use. Some of my questions would be should all building interiors get painted flat black? What if you intend to add interior details? Tips for painting without an air brush. When is a...
  12. S Scale
    How we stated a model train club in our city of the "Valley of the Sun" I myself belong to TCA organization for the past 6 years. I'm more of a toy train operator then a collector. I do have some trains I keep separate from my train layout. My Classic American Flyer Cabinet-top Train Layout is...
  13. My Layout
    Hey all, I've been diligently working on the layout - I am VERY pleased with results to date:thumbsup: PLEASE CHECK PICS / VIDS from beginning till now, and some extra pics thrown in. 1st vid - update 2nd vid - Santa Fe 144 tribute
  14. Model Train Videos
    the basic design, I had to use 2% ws grades - they take a ton of space. I do like the results though. :thumbsup: next: desert scenery, yards, mountain, and buildings:D
  15. Product Promotion
    Hello dear friends, I want to introduce my freeware layout design program, called SCARM, which you can download and test from It has lightweight and intuitive user interface, 3D view, more than 25 track-system libraries and many other cool functions and features. I...
  16. Model Train Videos
    3 trains running - very cool! NEW Video - sunrise run - 3 trains I hope everyone likes! Layout is great, no power issues, no derailment issues, couplers seem to hold fine. I have 24 rolling stock now. I am trying to keep it to 10 cars per train...
  17. Model Train Videos
    hey all, newest video. SSorry if I post too many, just want everyones opinion :). I have two tracks - one lower and one that heads up the mountain. I still need to work on the finer details, but I am very happy so far. I have a Bachman GP40 and Athearn GP60M (work well together thank god)...
  18. Layout Design Forum
    here is my layout. the lower section (with buildings, lights, etc.) is 4ft. x 6ft. and the upper section (on left side) is 8ft. 7in. x 47in. I would like to have two ovals on the lower section (one 18", the other 22"), and one oval on the upper section (18" radius, and level) with one feeder...
  19. HO Scale
    I have what is obviously an old train set in a box that with "CHAMP Operating Scale Model Trains" All of my attempts to find anything about CHAMP HO train models on line have only come up with decals. Does anyone know anything about this brand? bill