Tagged With "HO"

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HO NS RP-E4C #710 build

NS6770Fan ·
I have had an older Bachmann GP40 from a set lying around and have decided to convert it into an NS RP-E4C slug to run with either my SD40-2 or my SP GP38-2. The main modifications made to the unit were cutting off the 3 fans in the back of the unit, covering the holes with styrene, sanding, and painting/decaling. From my knowledge this is one of the first times this has been done in HO. (I could be wrong) This unit started life as BNSF 3001 and had a failed attempt to make it NS 4660.
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High-Risk Railroading (video)

RailRide ·
Saw this years ago (before there was a place here where it wouldn't be offtopic), just found it this morning again: As the description says, "model train without model railroad" And lest you think he only runs "train set" consists up there: Here's a cab ride that illustrates just how minimalistic the suspended trackage really is. According to the owner's answer to a comment in the video below, it's 4mm stainless steel circular rod, attached to plexiglass "ties" with superglue. He bent the...
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New Video Of Layouts We Built In North Lake Tahoe & One Just Completed For Former Intel CEO

railroadbackdrops.com ·
Hey guys, most of you have probably seen our ads in OGR for AffordableModelRailroads.com We are a professional design and construction company. I just found out I am allowed to post pictures and videos of our work so below are links to two recent layouts we have built, the first on is an O Scale layout for a client in North Lake Tahoe and the second one is and HO layout for former Intel CEO Brian Krzanich...I know it isn't O Scale but it is a nice testimonial and was done with a cool on...
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MTH DCS PS3 engines will not move

John in Georgetown ·
After an extended illness, I am back in the hobby trying to operate my layout. My HO 2 PS3 engines worked great when I left everything sit since last December. Now, I can not get the engines to move. The sounds are working fine. I checked the voltage to the track and get 16.2 volts. All lighted cars work fine. I am using the MTH DCS Desktop Commander. When I do a signal test, I get a 10 on the send side but nothing on the response side. I cleaned the track for at least 3 feet in that area,...
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Anatomy of a Long Train Record (2011)

RailRide ·
Ran across this while looking for candidates for my Model RR Cab Rides playlist: ---PCJ
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Edition 9 Pre-Orders Have STARTED!

Evan Cihlar ·
Hello all, I am pleased to inform everyone that pre-orders for Edition 9 have started! We will be accepting pre-orders from 10/29/18 to 11/29/18. Get your copy today and save $2! The action-packed edition will include articles on HO, S, and O scale model railroading, prototype railroading, and so much more! We have special product reviews from Lionel, an article on the latest steam preservation society doing absolutely beautiful work on Santa Fe #2926, the public's opinions on N&W 611,...
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Brass HO engine pricing

rrman ·
My brother in law is getting on in years and slipping into dementia. He was an avid HO craftsman (but never built a layout except a long test track), and has two or three brass steamers one painted (make/model/condition unknown), . His wife eventually wants to pass them along to her nephews. They live in south central New Jersey, so was wondering if there are any places or person in area who could give her an idea of fair price or range to ask. The rolling stock has been dispersed. Reply off...
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Looking for someone with a Bachmann Susquehanna 142

RDGCO.Productions ·
Hello, yes I'm looking for a HO DC or DCC Bachmann Spectrum Susquehanna 142. If anyone has one that's DC my maximum price would be 90 with no broken parts/peices of the loco. For DCC (and if you have it DCC with sound) my maximum is around 300. Please get back to me soon, and have a good day!
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Close coupling for Lionel and MTH passenger coaches - does it exist?

PeteDownUnder ·
There appears to be many types and brands of close coupling systems for HO, but nothing I can find for O scale. I am keen to replace the large knuckle couplings on my Lionel and MTH passenger coaches to make them close coupled, the diaphragms touching in the straights, but opening up around O72 down to O27 curves. Obviously the length of the passenger coach will have a lot of influence over the ability of the coupling to perform its job. Has there ever been an after market product...
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looking for MTH HO board wiring diagram

Allan Loczy ·
Hello, I recently bought an MTH k4 in HO, which had the circutry ripped out. The previous owner back out on gutting the locomotive and never changed to a new sound system. Why change it in the first place? Anyways I have almost everything complete, just gutted. I have a harness, but i am not sure if I want to reuse it again. I need a new wiring harness, and I am curious if anyone has a diagram of what wire goes where. (Some colored wires are doubles, thats where the issues come in) the item...
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Layout update video 01/16/2020

John Graser ·
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Re: Marklin HO track stuff

Dennis Holler ·
Hi John, I'm also interested and have Lionel prewar, postwar and modern as well as AF might be willing to trade. Please feel free to send me an email maybe we can work out a trade
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Re: Marklin HO track stuff

john Karell ·
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Former Member ·
Is this an advertisement for your ebay sales?
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BigJohn&theWork ·
I am interested in your Marklin. I have lots of American flyer which I would consider trading. I did not see an Email listed for you. Please send me an email with pictures of your Marklin and a list of any flyer stuff you are looking for. Johngrunik@yahoo.com thanks, John
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Former Member ·
When I lived in the Chicago area, we visited several times. But I do remember the other gauge trains were always being repaired. They went with HO to get enough space to do the Chicago to Seattle theme. However I wished that they kept O-Gauge when they did the renovation project. But I am strictly an O-Gauge guy anyway.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Mill City ·
I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Edit: Not certain what happened to the other two images, but they're gone now. Sorry about that.
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Harry's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: I have not visited the museum since the installation of the HO display. But, I do have great memories of the O gauge layout and was saddened when I learned of it's demise. A return visit is long overdue. Thanks for posting. Is this a picture of the o gauge layout?
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

p51 ·
"Coolest" is seriously subjective. As for the Chicago layout, I'm still ticked that the last time I was there in 2002, the entire lower floor was blocked for the layout construction. I missed my one chance to get a close up view of NYC 999 and I'm still ticked about that. But as for "Coolest," I don't think Chicago (or any other American layout, to be fair) can hold a candle to the Miniatur Wunderland layout in Hamburg, which features an amazing amount of HO track, highways and roads with...
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Gilly@N&W ·
Rand Fredrickson had a unique and one-of-a-kind layout. Small, but about as creative as it got in my book. It doesn't show well in these pictures, but it was a double figure eight.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Harry's Trains: Originally Posted by Mill City: Is this a picture of the o gauge layout? Yes, Harry, it was marvelous. Here are a few more images.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

CharlieS ·
For the collector, I nominate Roadside America. When I was there with my brother, he pointed out a fair number of desirable toys that were used to scenic the layout when it was built.
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Mill City ·
I completely agree with Lee, "Coolest" is seriously subjective. His example is testimony to that fact. Another favorite is not unfamiliar to many here, and certainly not within the two-rail community. It's brilliance in design is matched by it's execution. This Hobo never tires of riding the Fresno.
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: Originally Posted by Harry's Trains: Originally Posted by Mill City: Is this a picture of the o gauge layout? Yes, Harry, it was marvelous. Here are a few more images. Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

AGHRMatt ·
Originally Posted by Mill City: ... Nice photos. I had wondered where the Spirit of America I went to after the "5-mile skid" due to the loss of the parachutes.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Dan986 ·
The coolest layout I have ever seen is the beautiful Standard and O gauge tinplate layout in the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento California.The layout can be seen in the first 1:25 of the video.It is an incredible work of art that has to be seen in person.
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Dan986 ·
The tinplate train layout in the California State Railroad Museum was the ultimate in seeing model trains run.Nice thread,I haven't seen these photos for a while.Now I want to back to the Golden State.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Moonman ·
I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. I had a documentary video bookmarked, but can't find it now, so here is the museum's website.
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Rob Leese ·
There are several videos on youtube showing the work of Bob Jakl in 2 rail scale. It deserves mention here.
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Doug Murphy ·
The current MSI layout is spectacular and very popular - featuring Amtrak and BNSF - though I miss hanging around by the big relay cabinet at the end of the previous O gauge Santa Fe layout, hearing the relays and switches buzz and click. As to 'coolest', I have always been partial to some of the 'original' post war model railroading layouts: John Allen's Gorre and Daphetid RR. and Frank Ellison's Delta Lines . And certainly the big Lionel NYC showroom layouts...
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

prrjim ·
I'll assume home layout rahter than commercial display. My vote is for Brooks Stover"s S-Scale Buffalo Creek and Gauley. Brooks has done a great job of capturing the flavor of the prototype and its operations. The scenery and detail is simply very well done. If you want to see some photos search for the "Buffalo Creek & Gauley" and go to the webstie. Brooks maintains a site for the prototype history and also has photos of his layout.
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rex desilets ·
If you're not looking for massive layouts: Norm Charboneau. Period.
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p51 ·
Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!"
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Dan's Trains ·
Originally Posted by p51: Originally Posted by Moonman: I have only viewed this on the web, but the Grand Layout in Saint-Petersburg, Russia is over the top in almost every way. Any layout with a accurate airfield scene with late-model HIND attack choppers can't be all bad! And a spur for a submarine dock??? "In Russia, the model trains watch YOU!" Wow that's cool! A lot of detail on the airfield and the foot soldier formations. Now is that HO-scale or smaller?
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

dkdkrd ·
Roadside America , Shartlesville, PA. Older than my 70+ years, but still the 'coolest', IMHO.
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Mill City ·
Originally Posted by Dan's Trains: Jon, I honestly had no clue that the Great Train Story started out like that. Thats amazing! now do you think that the current layout could be updated and enlarged in the future? Dan I suspect that the current layout will meet it's end not unlike it's predecessor. From what I understand, it became a bit of a maintenance nightmare in it's latter years. It had worn itself out and suffered a few well intentioned indignities along the way. I imagine there'll be...
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

aussteve ·
I remember reading the statistics on the German layout and it was obscenely large. Maybe it should be restricted to O gauge to level the playing field
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Gary Graves ·
Misty Mountain Railroad in Blairsville, GA. 3400 sf of phenomenal layout, incredible modeling and extensive train collection.
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

Moonman ·
I am still surprised that the Fowler Dream Layout doesn't get mentioned or noticed. It is located in Florida. This layout is 48' x 84', is detailed in realistic O scale, has running rivers, a passenger station that is wonderful and on and on. But, the coolest part is that that it is a modular layout that is built of steel frame modules that all fold for transport and roll on wheels. Take the time to view the galleries of photos. You'll like it.
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AGHRMatt ·
One that hasn't been mentioned is the Choo Choo Barn layout in Strasburg, PA. A mix of humor, fine modeling, and animation that (IMHO) was worth the price of admission and a DVD purchase.
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laz1957 ·
Roadside America for really big commercial one. For an individuals layout that I saw it would have to be our very own PASSENGER TRAIN COLLECTOR, BRIAN VAILL's, very nice large layout !!!
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Ken M ·
I like the one with the sub being an ex submarainer. Ken M
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

texastrain ·
My wife and I watched RFD TV today, they had an episode of TM "I Love Toy Trains". This episode was about the HUGE layout of the New Jersey Hi-Railers. It is verrry nice, and almost 200 ft long, averages 40 ft wide, with several levels, naturally. Just seeing it on RFD TV was pretty cool.... I believe it does get my vote. Rex, I agree about Norm's layout, have read and seen many reviews of it....fantastic!! I have been familiar with all above except for the Fowler Dream Layout. They all make...
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Re: Cool Layouts 101: What is the COOLEST Layout Around?

prrhorseshoecurve ·
WElll this is not a museum layout but it is placed up for public display at the annual Presbetyrian Church Pearl River Show in February. This layout is owned by the BErgen Co Model RR club. Mind you this is only a SECTION of the three layouts built in that show. IT's simple yet impressive and inspiring on what one might do in a 4'x8' area or a 5' x9' area. IT is multi-level three dimentional and NOT your basic 2 dimentional painted flat board. The trackwork is a simple dogbone that loops up...
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mytrains ·
The New Jersey HI Railers get my vote. here is an early pic
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F30MSport ·
NLOE...one of my all time favorites!
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Steamer ·
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