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  1. 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...
  2. N Scale
    I built this layout over 20 years ago with my son, and just hauled it up from the basement to allow my 2 grandsons who are now living here to experience it while their doctor parents are treating patients I need advice on how to get it working again. It was carefully stored and it appears...
  3. O Scale
    Hi everyone. I have a relatively small layout (2 loops on a 8x5 layout). That said, I would like to add at lease 2 if not 3 (total) lockon for this layout. Can you please confirm for me that Lock on #1 connects to the transformer, Lockon #2 connects to lockon #1 and so forth? I think this is...
  4. New Member Introduction
    Hello, My name is Tim. I'm a 60-year-old newbie to this forum and also new to The World's Greatest Hobby! :) I like the t-shirt that says "still plays with trains" :laugh: My background is in engineering and I live near Las Vegas, NV. Planning my FIRST model RR setup. I live on a small budget...
  5. O Scale
    Hey All, New to the Forum. What a GREAT place! Built a small HO Layout as a kid. Now it's time to build a shelf or ceiling layout in our Great Room. Room dimension is 31 x 16. Track height will be at 7'6". Ceiling height is 10ft at low side and 17' at high side. Shelf will be 30" deep and...
  6. General Model Train Discussion
    Hi all- OK! I think my son and I are ready for DCC. A bunch of you fine folks gave me a lot to think about when we started with a set (I bought 2, one of each of my kids, baachmann, it worked out great). But now, we want to make things a bit more complicated, with track changes and lots of...
  7. N Scale
    So I used to run an HO layout about 10 years ago, just as we were starting to have kids. FF to today, my 5yr old found my box of locomotives a few weeks back and has been relentless in getting me to I've managed to forget a lot of the terminology. We don't have any space, hence the boxed...
  8. Beginner Q & A
    Greetings all, This is my first post. I'm thinking of getting into the hobby. I've done some Youtube/Google research. I've watched hours of videos and visited many websites. Ordered and received a few books: Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd Edition N Scale Railroading: Getting...
  9. General Model Train Discussion
    I have a 4ft by 8ft table and I dont know if I should use a N scale or a Ho scale. I am all about detail and I am going to be making a passenger route through a city area using an FP40 and 6-11 Bi level passenger cars. This is my secound time making a railroad but the first time was when I was...
  10. HO Scale
    Hi, I'm new to this all (model railways and this forum). I've wanted a model railway since I was 8 and my friend's dad had a gorgeous set up spanning three walls in his basement. I finally have a basement of my own, and space isn't an issue. I have a semi-circular area roughly 14' x 8', right...
  11. Beginner Q & A
    Hi All! Just a quick note of introduction here: I’m the proud inheritor of a good bunch of O-27 trains, tracks, and accessories. Having had kids, and moved out of our 768-square-foot apartment, my parents have passed on my share of the family trains. were mine as a kid and before that, my...
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