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Jan 12, Custom Train Hobby Table

Tue, 2021-01-12 04:52
Custom Train Table Solid Wood 8x10' 2x3' (removable middle) In northern Cincinnati area, pick up only. $100 OBO

Jan 11, How to Get Locomotive Sound on a DC Analog Layout

Mon, 2021-01-11 02:30
Question about How to Get Sound on DC Layouts: I have an analog layout... If I buy an N scale loco with onboard sound will the sound work on the track? Answer: The answer is YES, but not with a regular DC transformer. You will have to purchase a special DC transformer that has this capability. It is made by Model Rectifier Corp, called MRC Tech 6. It can operate DCC sound-decoder-equipped locomotives on analog track with all the usual DCC functions including the ability to change CVs and programming of the decoders. Here is a video explaining its capabilities. https://youtu.be/NW6ZAA02-Qc Another option would be to just switch over to DCC with a Digitrax Zephyr or NCE starter system. These can operate both DC (using “00” as the code) and DCC locomotives.

Jan 3, Tracks: January 2021

Sun, 2021-01-03 05:21
Tracks - a model railroad newsletter with lots of great tips and tricks on how to build your own model railroad.

Dec 27, Tracks December 2020

Sun, 2020-12-27 12:40
Tracks is a monthly newsletter containing short articles, videos, tips and techniques of interest to model railroaders of all ages and all scales.

Dec 13, Collector's Items

Sun, 2020-12-13 03:31
We just received a large shipment of mostly brand new and mostly N scale items from a collector on consignment to sell. All the items are gradually being cataloged and added to the storefront. However, if you have any interest in obtaining any particular brand or road-name at markedly discounted prices, let us know and we'll send you some pictures and prices. bymrr@building-your-model-railroad.com

Nov 27, Model Railroading Questions and Answers

Fri, 2020-11-27 03:17
Answers to questions about model railroading submitted by our readers

Nov 17, Need help on track

Tue, 2020-11-17 17:01
I am just entering the world of N gauge and would like to start with a somewhat basic and small track setup. I have reviewed some scenes/layouts, but

Nov 17, San Diego Model Railroad Museum

Tue, 2020-11-17 15:59
The San Diego Model Railroad Museum in sunny Southern California is not only home to award-winning layouts, but boasts an Online Gift Shop, full of apparel, mementos, and books for any train lover. Little ones will love sporting an engineer's cap, playing with a changeable trains-former, or reading classic stories like The Little Engine That Could. Grown-ups can sip their morning cup of Joe out of a Rosie the Riveter mug, show their love of the railroad with a fun t-shirt, or put some steam in their holiday baking with a locomotive cookie cutter! The best part? Every purchase you make directly supports the museum, helping to preserve the heritage and practice of model railroading for future generations! Visit https://www.sdmrm.org/shop to see the full selection and place your order. If you have any questions, contact giftshop@sdmrm.org. Happy Holidays!

Nov 4, Tracks: November 2020

Wed, 2020-11-04 14:39
Tracks: a model railroad newsletter with lots of information on modeling tips and techniques, article and product reviews, layout tours and other great videos.

Oct 25, Model Railroad Story

Sun, 2020-10-25 05:58
Here is a nice little story about railfanning in the mountains from MRH...

Oct 2, Tracks: October 2020

Fri, 2020-10-02 02:29
Tracks: A model railroad newsletter bringing new tips, techniques and interesting information to model railroaders of all ages and all gauges.