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  1. For Sale or Trade (member-to-member)
    Prices as indicated below plus actual postage. Will sell individually (except for the locomotives) or as a package. Payment by PayPal. Locomotive Walthers Proto 2000 Alco F7A-B set. The "A" unit works fine, but the "B" unit needs electrical repair, new wiring, two trucks and maybe more. A...
    $225 USD
  2. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Hello, all. Getting into the hobby in my mid-60's. It really helps me to directly ask questions rather than do a lengthy search that may not yield what I'm looking for; hope this is not a problem, as I'm sure I will be asking questions that have been answered many times before. My layout is...
  3. Technical Model Train Forum
    This is a bit of a shot in the dark. So, long story short, I'm in the process of building my O scale Lionel layout and was given some Lionel 1122 non-derailing turnouts that had been modified for accessory power and included a controller that was supposed to prevent the turnout coil from...
  4. General Model Train Discussion
    Im working on an old family layout where all the buildings had those model power bulbs or are now planned on being lit with model power bulbs I purchased. I did some thinking and decided I wanted to wire my town, industrial, and farms on 3 different power distribution boards in parallel series...
  5. HO Scale
    Hello. I posted a whole ago about wiring the tracks of a turntable. New question, I was wondering if I can should or can run the red wire thru toggle switches and run the black wire from the bus and go track to track. So basically each track will have one wire live and the other wire switched...
  6. O Scale
    I have an older Lionel crossing gate and a CW 80 transformer. Im using O27 tubular track. I used to use a 153C to activate the gate, but decided to get fancy and create an isolated rail section. My plan worked…sort of. If I run the gate off track power, it stops/starts as expected as cars...
  7. HO Scale
    Looking at building a bigger more complete layout in ho. Currently just been messing with a 4x8. I am looking to see if anyone can recommend a good website or guide for wiring a layout and best practices do and donts Thanks Tommy
  8. N Scale
    Anyone know how to wire the dcc track for separating or isolating to prevent total shutdown when there is a short circuit. I use NCE throttles and looked briefly at the EB1 circuit protector. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  9. O Scale
    Hi, I am relatively new to fixing trains. I have a Lionel 2031 that I recently purchased. The previous owner apparently tried to rewire the e-unit and relay horn but did not follow the wiring diagram. He did okay on the e-unit but not so good on the horn relay. I need to purchase some wiring...
  10. S Scale
    Been struggling with a 356 for quite some time now and just can't seem to get this baby to run. I have included some pictures to help with the information I have. I looked at an existing 356 that I have and the wiring looks correct but who knows, maybe I mixed something up. Anyways, here is what...
  11. O Scale
    HELP! I purchased a Gantry crane and the controller didn't have a "lock" for the magnet. So I purchased an older model control which had the lock option. After spending a couple hours tracing leads and trying to match the action from the wiring of the controls then trying different combinations...
  12. HO Scale
    I have 4 turnouts with switches that are the style where you the switch either left or right and slightly depress the switch to move the turnout. there are 3 wires for operation and 2 for power. the operation side uses a red, black, and green wire. What gauge should i use for the operation...
  13. General Model Train Discussion
    A video guide to help you decide how to divide your DCC powered layout into districts for short management and power boosters.
  14. DCC Forum (Digital Command Control)
    Before you spend $$$ on circuit breakers and extra high-tech equipment, here is a very easy and inexpensive way of managing short circuits on your DCC equipped layout that protects your locomotives and your DCC system as well as confines shorts to one district without shutting down your entire...
  15. General Model Train Discussion
    I am helping out with my wife's company train in their dental office. They have a long 200 ish foot g scale train. The track is reasonable flat: no noticeable inclines, with a lot of corners keeping the track next to the walls in many different shaped rooms. The train is run by a Bridgewerk...
  16. Beginner Q & A
    Ok, let me first start off by saying that the layout I am constructing will be 100% protosound 2/3 and dcs. My only previous experience has been with a single loop conventional ac layout. On this new layout I will only be running two trains at the same time with around 5 lighted cars on each...
  17. Technical Model Train Forum
    Need a wiring diagram for a Marx 666 engine. It's the model with smoker and e unit. Any help will be most appreciated. Trying tight an old unit going and some of the soldering was bad and had come loose. I'm a novice.
  18. Technical Model Train Forum
    Hey guys, so in terms of the hobby I'm not new, I've done this hobby for over 12 years now, but only recently have I gotten into the more difficult track layouts (difficult for me) and the wiring is killing me. I recently switched over to kato unitrack for N scale and now that these turnouts...
  19. HO Scale
    Alright I'm pretty new at this hobby and I just finished wiring up my table. I did block wiring with single cab and 8 blocks. I did a lot of research before I attempted to even start doing anything wire related. I just tried running a train around the track for the first time earlier today...
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