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  1. O Scale
    I use my two 1121 switches and controllers to lead to spurs, one at the station another in the yard. Is there a way to park a train on a spur and de-power that track with the 1121 switch without tearing it apart? This is an original pre war set in excellent condition, I don't want to ruin it...
  2. O Scale
    I want to try running two "O" scale (single can) engines on one track using a 400 MTH Transformer which supplies 200 watts of power to this track. Will I damage the engines? I realize I can rewire to run such a set up-but I am impatient. As long as I am supplying adequate voltage and the...
  3. Beginner Q & A
    For the beginner, with two leads from the transformer, this powers the motor. Simple enough? Well, you have a circle with current. Power will go through one rail to the motor and return through the next. Being a circle, the power will flow to the side with least resistance. Technically, you can...
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