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  1. Pacodutaco

    Designing an HO layout for my nephew...Please Critique.

    My nephew just turned 10 years old and is getting interested in model railroading. His father (my brother) and I have been modeling for 25+ years on and off so we think this is a good thing to spend time with him on. Space is limited to a 4x6 area and it has to be portable since they are...
  2. H

    Introductions...

    Hi, My son and I are new to this site, and he is also 'new' to Model Railroading. He's received a number of sets over the years, and we finally have the space to occasionally lay down the track. and run some trains. I used to model in N scale (20 years ago), but we are now doing HO. Since we...
  3. K

    New member -- Startup selection for HO

    Hello all, Joined this forum to know about model railroading and the setup. I am from India and love to setup model railroads. I have selected some basic items to setup my first railroad. If friends on this forum can help me with my selection that will be great. . 1. PECO Starter track set...
  4. M

    HO or N?

    I am a beginner model railroader(?), and I was wanting to know: Should I go with N or HO scale? I have a (give or take) 7 x 4 space right now, I am not employed (haven't graduated yet), but size is not a problem. I would like to know the pros and cons of each. Thanks for all help in advance...
  5. B

    Beginner Guide?

    So I'm getting ready to start doing my first layout, and thought I might follow the beginner guide at NMRA, here: http://www.nmra.org/beginner/ Has anyone else here used it? Any comments on it? Or do you know of any other beginner resources like this?
  6. G

    Basic DCC Question

    We got started when my older son got a Bachmann EZ-track set for Christmas (officially graduating him from Thomas wood sets). My wife's grandpa then ran into a guy who was selling everything in his basement for a hundred bucks (retiring to a sailboat headed south), and grandpa convinced me to...
  7. Argo Terminal

    Argo Terminal

    A 4x8 layout ideal for beginners, with prototype switching operation in mind, but also having a continuous connection for railfanning style running.



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