• WIRING

    Posted August 28, 2012 by Darrin Godwin

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

  • Success!

    Posted August 24, 2012 by Ed Sumner

    The Maryland & West Virginia is now able to serve Montgomery #4 tipple at Jacob's Creek, WV. MOW crews repaired two malfunctioning turnouts, one at the entrance to the tipple and the second at the company store. Foodstuffs and other goods should be deliverable shortly. Gas electric s...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038c

    Posted August 18, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038c - a special edition of The Model Railway Show - show hosts Jim Martin and Trevor Marshall check in to share some of the stories they're going to cover when The Model Railway Show returns from summer hiatus on September 1st!   The Model Railway Show is the fast-paced, tho...

  • Detailed card model trucks in 1:100 scale - download for free

    Posted August 14, 2012 by Peter Wehrhahn

    1:100 American truck from FDS as free Downloads In the Czech cardboard modeling scene, car and truck  models in 1:100 scale ( mini model ) had long been a popular topic. There are infinite variations from every conceivable field. Here I have listed a few models that fit my U.S. model railroad...

  • Electicity in the 1880's ???

    Posted August 11, 2012 by Roger Broederdorf

      I took the advice or joke of a friend and did exactly what he said I should do... build my own locomotive. I have always been fascinated with vertical boiler, chain driven branch line locomotives. There were not that many ever built, I think the Sentinnel Y1 & Y3 series in Britian may have b...

  • The Model Railway Show - Episode 0038b

    Posted August 4, 2012 by Trevor Marshall

    In Episode 0038b - a special edition of The Model Railway Show - we speak with Otto Vondrak, the podcast's creative director, about new products released at the National Train Show - held in conjunction with the NMRA National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Model Railway Show is the ...

  • Keeping busy

    Posted July 24, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      I have been working on stripping the F7 shell that you may have seen in my airbrushing troubles video.  I felt bad about spraying on all that flourescent pink without a suitable basecoat to show it off!  The new paint washed off pretty easily with just some 70% rubbing alchohol. &nb...

  • Relaxing...

    Posted June 24, 2012 by Toni Ryan

      The past couple of weeks have seen all the wiring finished on the module.  I have tested the throttle bus, and repaired the fascia after the module fell off the sawhorses.  The tailtrack extension is almost finished, just needs a last bit of soldering/sanding and some paint then I c...

  • Entry Lost...

    Posted June 10, 2012 by Toni Ryan

    The last entry was lost to the ether when something crashed on my computer.  It had something to do with my adjustable module legs.   I am using 1" steel electrical conduit for the upper part of the leg with a 7/8" hardwoord dowel for the lower section.  The dowel is drilled for clea...

  • Modeling the prototype Indiana RR SD90's

    Posted June 7, 2012 by Eric Rissman

     A short add on, if your wanting to do AN"Y kind of prototype modeling pics are always useful! I use all the basic websites plus extra searches. Here are the links to the 2 units im doing below from a few sites. Enjoy!   http://www.railpictures.net/showphotos.php 9002    ...