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  1. A

    double crossover vs. double slip

    Hi, all! Could someone please explain the differences between a double crossover turnout and a double slip turnout ? Pros & cons? Having recently retired, I'm building an HO-scale around-the-walls shelf layout in my basement. As I lay out the track I'm approaching a place where 2 parallel...
  2. R

    How to Lay Out Easements and Superelevated Curves

    Here is a video about you can lay out easements and superelevation on the curves of the track on your layout to help your trains look and run great. https://youtu.be/Nu9qlIckU7Q
  3. PrairieKnight

    Is Bright Boy a bad idea?

    All, I am at that point in my layout to where everything is up and running and I am taking my time with the scenery, structures and coupler issues as they rear their ugly head. Along with that comes the never ending task of cleaning track and rolling stock/locomotive wheels. I am very...
  4. Simplex & Eastern

    Simplex & Eastern

    Designed with Unitrack.
  5. Prarie Junction

    Prarie Junction

    Designed with Unitrack.
  6. Switcher's Paradise

    Switcher's Paradise

    Designed with Unitrack. Plan displays disconnected track in theory. The track connects properly in practice.
  7. Barlow's Option

    Barlow's Option

    Designed with Unitrack. Plan displays disconnected track in theory. The track connects properly in practice.
  8. Broad Horizons Railroad

    Broad Horizons Railroad

    Designed with Unitrack.
  9. azdiane

    That silvery glint...

    Yesterday I was up flying, and happened to be at the right angle to see the sun's bright glint racing along railroad tracks below. That sparkle of sun on steel rail is one of the things that I find visually iconic and appealing about railroading, and wish I could reproduce with my models. But...
  10. S

    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...
  11. B

    Gauge 1 Live Steam Track Construction

    Dear Friends, I've recently posted a video on YouTube showing construction of my outdoor gauge 1 track. The second-half shows quite a bit of live steam running action. Footage includes some scratch built Pullman sleeper cars as well. They are resin cast from plans I developed using the 1943 Car...
  12. R

    DCC wiring help

    I've been searching for quite some time now and am now thoroughly confused. It's almost time for me to begin wiring the my layout (which is only 6x10) but I am completely lost on how to do so. The system I have is an NCE Power Cab - which looks/sounds easy enough to set up - but then I start...
  13. M

    newbie

    hello everybody , i have just purchased my first model trainset and have a lot of expansion plans . firstly, the set i bought is the Lionel Boyscouts of America freight train set . i love the set , but i would prefer a 2 rail track system instead of the 3 rail fastrack system it came with . As...
  14. C

    How do you guys lay track???

    I have been using white caulk on half of my layout, which I now regret... I see that a lot of people like to use elmers glue. I know you could nail it, but on foam it does not stay. Tell me what you guys use.
  15. tnolan55

    cork vs foam

    in terms of roadbed, which is better to use? Cork roadbed or woodland scenics foam roadbed?
  16. M

    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...
  17. M

    Handlaid 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 and...
  18. A

    Best Track for Heavy Remote Turnouts

    I'm planning to build a track that will incorporate a lot of turnouts. I'm thinking of remote. Manual will be too hard to reach and I've a feeling DCC will simply cost too much. I played around with my sons Bachmann set and picked up a remote turnout to see how I liked it. Simply put, I don't...
  19. F

    track question help please

    which is better bachmann ez track or atlas true track with road bed i an a newbie trying to start a 4x8 project any suggestions all help appreciated
  20. T

    HO scale code 83 super flextrack with concrete tiles

    Hello, I am building a model roller coaster (operating) and I am using HO scale model train track for the rails. How flexible is code 83 super flextrack? I need it to be able to bend in to a 9" radius. Is this possible? Can I bend the track up and down? When the flextrack is bent...



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