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I was reading a back issue of O gauge Railroading and there is an article on how to build an O gauge test set. It is similar to the test stations from Lionel.
If anyone is interested in building one as well, let me know and I will get you the article/instructions. I am not the best at building things, so I could use the support.

Who's with me??

Mark
 

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I am about to build my first official train layout. I have many projects that I will need to work on. A test area on my workbench will help me keep things neat.... I need all the help I can get in that category.
 

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Now, that's a train test station! :p:p

Funny thing, when I was in high school, I made a 6 foot Tesla coil, it would throw a three foot spark, very impressive! :D I'd love to make another one of those, it was certainly a crowd-pleaser whenever I demonstrated it. :D
 

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My hair was fine, but a few other people got a surprise. I had it rigged right inside the door of my basement workshop. I could flip a switch outside as someone opened the door and they'd be greeted with a very loud and visible arc about 3 feet from their face! :D It was an attention grabber. I even took it to my high school once for science class. They loved it, but it was a PITA to transport, fairly delicate and bulky.
 

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Here is an update for my "Build an O Gauge Test Kit" project.
I have finished most of the installation, now it is on to wiring. The article provided some diagrams and a brief explanation. I am going to need help through it...... Any electrical wiring people out there?

 

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Hmmmm, what is that green thing your hiding behind the box?:p
 

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Looks quite nice/neat, but why so big? Do you need that much space for components in the back, or did you simply "borrow" an existing drawer box or something?

TJ
See the picture I posted of the Lionel one it has to be big enough for the track on top.
A big part of the testing.
 

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Ah yes the Hellgate bridge.... Every time I am driving by it on The RFK I almost get into an accident. I figured it would be safer on my layout.
I contacted the man who wrote the article in 1996 to see if he has a better diagram.
I have it in PDF on my computer, but I haven't taken Jim and Ed's 300 level course on "Let's make posting files on MTF Complicated" yet. :rolleyes:
I am sure there is a simple solution so feel free to chime in!
 
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