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  • WIRING

    Here is a simple diagram for wiring a "mini" DPDT from Radio Shack. This is used to control Tortoise switch machines or simular type.
  • Roadbed transitions

    Here is what I did for the roadbed transition such as for industrial spurs and other short type of drops or inclines. As long as the grade is straight this works really well, trains WILL stay on the track. I used a chipboard type cardboard such as a cereal or shoebox. I first cut the ...
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  • Sad News

    With sorrowful heart, I need to let the member of TL know that Saturday April 14, 2012 was the funeral for a good friend,fellow modeler and TL member, Tony Howard. I Knew Tony for about 6 years. We met at a Hobby Lobby in the train/scenery department. He was with his 3 kids and was looking for ...
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  • Not a nut and bolt counter,BUT......

    I know that model manufacturing companies produce a lot of different locos,cabs,strctures,rolling stock, etc... In order to keep cost down they will pick a generic boxcar(for example) and paint many roadnames on it. Even if the RR had one close to it. For the most part that is OK, bec...
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  • SAFETY

    I have used knifes for years and always practice safe cutting(I have had some close calls). I was using a utility knife, the kind with the screw in the side that holds the body together. The back of the blade kicked out of the handle cutting my thumb and index finger. Seven stitches in the thumb an...
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