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  • 15 years, then question answered

    I was poking around in my garage tonight and ran across my 1st train set! and loads of Nscale bachmann eztrack. Anyway I was wondering back to when i was a little boy when I got the set, why would my train stall on the turnouts it was very hard for a kid not knowing why my turn outs didt well turnou...
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  • track this

    well folks i did something i never said i would do. took up 95% of my track. i had it all running; 12 isolated tracks, 22 turn outs all powered, and two isolated main lines.It was fun when i just had a few docksiders running about, but as i got more and more engines, trollys and trams. i found that ...
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  • what Jack O'lack thinks!

    had a good night down stairs in the train dungon, as much fun as a guy can have working with 3 link chain and buffer couplers, problems #1 how to link up wagons with out losing my eye sight, and on top of that how to hook chan couplers with exsiting horn hook, well, right off take a big magnet to yo...
  • UUUUUUGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!

    Worked on my locos tonight, well just one, a tyco 4-8-0. On my layout the two ovals are Isolated from each other, with rubber jointers, the problem is when i have a a long tender pickuped loco, (positive on tender truck and negative on the drive wheels with a wire going from tender to loco) when it ...
  • The Train Place Battle Creek Michigan

    My long wait is over, Sunday night about 12:00 AM I finished my layout (well sort of..). The roadbed is in place,the track is laid, and the turnouts choose and wired , with ground throws in the tight places, and  the turntable in place and working. Even though there is no ballast, no buildings,...
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  • Jacks railway his way

    I  was just wondering if there was anyone eles out there running trains just to run trains? my layout has all kinds of differant lines, eras, countrys, whatever see,s to catch my eye, and is the right price. I use horn hook couplers and a power pack from the 1960s. For me I get the joy and Fulf...
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  • Quick tip

    QUICK TIP!! solder on the inside of your tracks OH NO!!! i dont care how it happen but here is a quick fix heat up  said solder and quickly have an old wheel truck laying around and run it threw the warm solder forcing the solder out of the flange way, so put a away your files and desolder ...
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