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    Bachmann HO 0-6-0 with Tender: Freebie

    This loco has been taken. Thirty-year old Bachmann HO USRA 0-6-0 with slope tender. Santa Fe line. Little used. Spent most of those years on the shelf. The motor works, reluctantly, because the gears need cleaning and lubrication. Yours for exact shipping cost only. Payment by PayPal...
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    HO Buildings: Kits and Assembled - PRICES LOWERED

    Both are in their original packaging, which has been opened for inspection only. 1) IMEX Church #6103: Ceramic. Painted light blue and white. Dimensions: 6" x 3" x 4-1/2". Was $25. Now $18 2) IMEX Levitttown Model Rancher House #6112: Ceramic. Painted light blue with gray roof...
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    HO Grain Elevator Kit with Shed

    SOLD Walthers HO #933-3036 plastic grain elevator farmers co-op kit. Brand new in the box. Opened only for inspection. Two structures: 1) Elevator: 8-7/8" x 7-1/4" x 10" (22cm x 18.1cm x 4cm) 2) Shed: 7" x 4-1/2" (17.5cm x 11.2cm) $25.00 plus exact postage. Payment by PayPal only please.
  4. HybridHobby

    Open House Non Stop Trains

    Hey everyone, thought I would share this with you guys. Its from the Spring. Hope you enjoy it over the Thanksgiving Holiday! https://youtu.be/N5fxJdx9akg?list=PLqNk2i8Sm70YLU-M13n5lM4uurYYxVQ72
  5. TeenyTinyPaintBrush

    Custom HO figures?

    Hi there! Brand new to this website. I just had a question, and I figured you go to the experts when wanting the best answers! I'm currently painting custom HO figures and I selling them on Etsy (Just started in October) and other places. I was just wondering what figures people are looking for...
  6. engineerkyle

    Farm Silos

    Hi All, In the 1940's, these glass lined, air tight silos were a symbol of prestige throughout the Midwest. Then, they began to exhibit defects, especially in the conveyor systems. This, coupled with farm failures in subsequent decades, led to the familiar glossy blue silos symbolizing...
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    Benchwork for an Ho helix or "Doughnut Delema"

    Happy new year! Can someone tell me the best way to design benchwork to support an HO helix, which is basically a doughnut table! I would like to be able to shimmy up inside the doughnut hole for repair work. I am using L girder benchwork. The helix is for two levels about 18 inched...
  8. Breor47

    Compact HO Layout

    I realized that I needed to stay small in order to stay on budget, so I minimized the layout best I could. It's now 4 feet wide and 9 feet long. - I can run two trains at once. - It has a reversing track. Only works from one direction but I can throw the train in reverse if needed. For a 4-by-9...
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    The rare Auto rack

    Hello everyone, I have created the all rare auto rack ramp that was once produced by Walthers. Go check out the model on https://www.shapeways.com/model/2808319/auto-rack-lift-verson-1-0.html?li=aeTabs Hope every one will enjoy the model. I would recommend the High detail plastic, not the white...
  10. Breor47

    HO Semi-Dogbone Project

    Hello all. I've mentioned here are there that I might have an opportunity to construct a new HO layout beginning sometime after Christmas. If I do get that opportunity, this layout would be my first non-8x4 layout, which is exciting! However, that also means I'm pretty new to designing track...
  11. engineerkyle

    Who makes THESE cars?

    Hi All, My LHS had a carboard box with several of these in it priced at 7.99. It looks like they were "used", as they were already assembled. I bought 6 of them. Does anyone know who makes them? Also, my friends and I have always called these couplers "McCrappies". Is that a bad rap...
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    Comments on HO layout design in 13 x 14 ft?

    Could you point out problem areas of this layout and how it might be improved? This is my first "real" layout and I am trying not to be overly ambitious. It starts with the existing Timesaver, can grow around the room with one track, then add passing tracks. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)...
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    Inquiry - AHM - Plug-a-matic Block Signal System

    Help requested?: I am trying to locate any and all information regarding the AHM Plug-a-matic Block Signal System. It looks like it was originally made by Rivarossi - all parts and boxes have this logo. Some of the product numbers include: 2585 / 2685 The Plug-a-matic is discussed on...
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    HO and S Dual Gauge Track?

    I am refurbishing an HO scale train layout. In my train collection, I have both HO (16.5 mm) and S (22.42 mm) scale trains that I'd like to display. There is not enough space to have two separate HO and S scale tracks side by side. Is there a commercially available HO+S dual gauge track...
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    Choice of ho shingles

    I would appreciate hearing of your experience with shingles in HO scale. Which suppliers product has served you best? Of those that I have used, the best came in a kit from Scale Structures Ltd. But, they do not offer the shingles as an individual item. Also, if you have developed a...
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    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...
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    New to Model Railroading and the Forum

    Hi Folks, I'm 37 and have twin 7 year olds (boy and a girl). At first, for a few months at least, I plan to let them put it together in different layouts until they seem to settle on the layout they want. Then we can refine it. I didn't really buy this stuff for me since that wouldn't be...
  18. sh&w_ownr

    Dunphy's Icing Facility- Snippets of a fine scale kit.

    Here is a link to a video made of Dunphy's Icing facility. A Craftsman series fine scale kit manufactured by Short Hill & Western. http://youtu.be/aLiBb3EiRig Enjoy the video!!!!
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    Cab Forward Rivarossi Parts

    Hey ya'll! I bought a Rivarossi Cab Forward Southern Pacific Lines #4272 at a recent model train show. I got it for a great price simply because it wasn't complete. It needs a few parts. I seem to be having trouble finding parts. I need a few parts on the second drive set (a driveshaft and the...
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    Hand laid track or not?

    I have been using Trix track for my HO layout and Kato unitrack for my N scale layout. I have found that this isn't necessarily realistic. I was wondering if I should replace it with hand laid track and roadbed or buy some small gravel at a hobby shop, and just sprinkle that over the Trix...



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