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    Building the Pinacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

    Thread Starter: HOexplorer

    This is my opening thread on the PCM&T. It is a small mining layout in SE Alaska up one of the fjords. It is October 1931. Shown is the woodworking being done over my old N scale layout. This layout will have three levels. The highest level will be reached by a switchback. There will be two...

    Last Post By: tootnkumin 09-17-2017, 09:49 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVIII

    Thread Starter: bnsf971

    This is the new place. There's nothing like the smell of fresh paint--err, coffee...

    Last Post By: tootnkumin Yesterday, 11:25 PM Go to last post

    Hawks NEW "MHO Junction" layout

    Thread Starter: Hawkesburytrain

    Hey everyone, October is just around the corner and I should be starting with my new layout soon. I'm still finishing my basement, still about 1-2 weeks of work. For now, here's an almost final design. Since I'm not very electrically knowledge, I need help. I have a NCE Pro 5 system...

    Last Post By: Hawkesburytrain 09-16-2017, 07:01 PM Go to last post

    Steve's SOCAL BNSF layout

    Thread Starter: steveparkinson

    Hello all, I am new to this forum and glad to be a part of it. I am looking forward to learning from others and picking up great tools/tips to incorporate into my layout as it takes shape. This is technically my first layout, I started this layout several years ago as a project for my son and I...

    Last Post By: otiscnj Yesterday, 10:36 PM Go to last post

    Model Railroading in the 50s and 60s.

    Thread Starter: NP2626

    Along with my posts about: How many articles John Allen wrote in Model Railroader, Did you build a layout when you were a kid, Sentimental Journey: DC power Packs, Upgrading old freight Equipment, etc... I think I have shown that I enjoy taking looks back to what was available, how things where...

    Last Post By: NP2626 Yesterday, 02:59 PM Go to last post

    Help a dbl-deck layout in its own Hand-House shed

    Thread Starter: beiland

    Objective: I want to build a double-deck, around-the-wall, peninsula style layout in a 12x16 shed I have prepared for the job. I have picked out two plans that I found among many that I had saved over the years from magazines, particularly Model Railroader *. A combination and modification of...

    Last Post By: beiland 09-15-2017, 12:28 PM Go to last post
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    Birthday Gift Suggestions....

    Yes thanks! (Thought I'd get in while you're in the mood)

    tootnkumin Yesterday, 11:31 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVIII

    I started a thread about it (just below this one), seems it's spread across more than 1 browser.

    tootnkumin Yesterday, 11:25 PM Go to last post

    Dangerous site report from Google Chrome

    To write the 1st post I ignored the warning to get on here. I'm still getting the big red page with Google. I tried IE11 before and was told I did not

    tootnkumin Yesterday, 11:15 PM Go to last post

    Steve's SOCAL BNSF layout


    Great video! Should the hillsides have some high tension line towers? Look forward to more postings and progress when you get around

    otiscnj Yesterday, 10:36 PM Go to last post

    Visiting Other Model Railroads.....

    In terms of club layouts, amongst my favorites are the NYSME in Carlstadt, NJ. I like their O scale version of the Phoebe Snow. In terms of HO clubs,

    otiscnj Yesterday, 10:17 PM Go to last post

    Do You Work Alone on Your Layout, or Do You Have Friends Help in The Construction?

    I'm building my current one by myself, although my wife I'm trying to interest in doing some scenery. Past ones, since 1985 or so, I've built by myself.

    otiscnj Yesterday, 10:09 PM Go to last post


    I have one, or I should say that I have a Lionel GS-4 in AFT, and 4 Lionel AFT cars that I got back in the 1970's, mail order, as a broken up train set.

    otiscnj Yesterday, 10:07 PM Go to last post

    Running Bear's Coffee Shop LXVIII

    I've read that Google also funds money to our enemies in the Middle East!!

    Trussrod Yesterday, 08:17 PM Go to last post

    Dangerous site report from Google Chrome

    Yeah! Chrome is very insistent about blocking it. Bob will look into it I guess they want money from him and they have to pay for the advertising here

    CBCNSfan Yesterday, 08:12 PM Go to last post

    My ONE and ONLY project ...

    $2500 (there abouts) ahh, thanks for the thought but think I'll start from scratch

    wombat457 Yesterday, 07:36 PM Go to last post

    Peco PLS-100 SmartSwitch, Servo-Operated Turnout Control System


    All I can tell you is that I tried the Blue Cobalt Basic version, there are 3 versions I think, and I liked them for the reasons

    wombat457 Yesterday, 07:33 PM Go to last post
    Red Oak & Western

    Dangerous site report from Google Chrome

    I got the same from Firefox. I said "ignore warning".

    Red Oak & Western Yesterday, 07:02 PM Go to last post
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