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  1. For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    7 Vintage HO Scale Rolling Stock & PECO Switches for the week of 12-06 / 12-13 ebay Hello everyone, I am currently selling several hundred HO scale items on ebay. All items were purchased back in the early 90's and are all discontinued today. My plan is to have 7 items up for auction per week...
  2. For Sale Elsewhere (eBay, other forums etc.)
    7 Vintage HO Scale Rolling Stock cars & Peco switches for the week of 10-04 / 10-11 Hello everyone, I am currently selling several hundred HO scale items on ebay. All items were purchased back in the early 90's and are all discontinued today. My plan is to have 7 items up for auction per week...
  3. O Scale
    O Gauge I have 5 O-31 Lionel remote switches. They get power from my accessory board, which is sending out 12.5 volts. They all of a sudden have stopped lighting up and have no remote power function. I have measured the volts to the switch and it says 12.5. So power is getting there. I can...
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  5. Beginner Q & A
    Before I begin, I just wanted to make it known that I am sure there are probably other threads on this same subject, already up. I am just trying to acquire some fresh feedback. This is for an N-scale set-up: 1) I am new to model railroading. My goal, is to possibly model a yard and then...
  6. O Scale
    Does anyone know if there are switches other than Marx ones that a Marx engine can pass through? The Marx switches are hard to find and often don't work when I do find some. TLDiff
  7. HO Scale
    Is there a way to make track sensors to trip certain actions to occur? I know there is one in model railroading where you use a motion sensor to activate crossing gates, but can we apply these to anything else? I want to make something that opens doors when the locomotive runs over a switch. I...
  8. Beginner Q & A
    Hello, Being my first post here, perhaps a little context - I'm totally new to the hobby. My 4-year old absolutely loves trains (what 4-yr old doesn't?) and we've ridden some real ones, been to the Illinois Railway Museum a few miles away from us, he loves going to the "train store" to see if...
  9. O Scale
    I have a figure 8 layout, with two sets of 022 switches inserted to allow trains to reverse direction without backing up, by going through the middle of the figure 8. I wired the switches according to the 022 instructions sheet (connected constant voltage pins together, and wired them to the...
  10. O Scale
    Lionel has some instructions here http://www.lionel.com/ForTheHobbyist/GeneralTipsAndFAQs/TechTip3.cfm#ControlSystem for modifying O-27 switches for use with a constant voltage like the O gauge 022 switches. However, if you follow their instructions, it is likely you will fry the coils in the...
  11. O Scale
    I've got 2 - 1122 and 2-1122 E switches. Haven't been used since 1950's. Plunger will not come out in one so I think it is toast. I'm re-wiring the switch lever boxes. After hooking them back up according to how the wire goes on the switch, they still fail to move the switch. Makes some...
  12. O Scale
    Finally got the table built for the new layout. (8x5)… Going to have 2 mainline loops with 2 engines running at a time. Going to have a passing siding on the outside loop and some industrial sidings on the inside. The switches will be 1122’s with the isolation pins in the proper place to...
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