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After years building a layout indoors, I have decided to try some railroading in the great outdoors again. My previous line had concrete roadbed mostly complete land trains running on a portion of the line but a series of events lead to an early abandonment. Our yard was fenced with barb wire to kee...
Boilerplate at the bottom, after the tip:  Latest small update fixes severe and dangerous bug, install it, does not take line. Actually updates microcode in the processor... check you have done this one by looking at installed updates and find one that ends in 347. This article is intende...
HEADLINE NEWS!!!   The expedition has returned safely after braving the mountains, rivers and forests of Northern Indiana with a route plan for track of the Pebble Creek and Doe Ridge Garden Railroad.The Pebble Creek and Doe Ridge has been chartered with creating a fictional narrow gauge r...
In building my Passenger car fleet, I have hit a few snags that I have had to work around. Some not so bad some real head scratchers. When I first got into large scale I bought 9 Aristo streamline passenger cars. They were a miss matched bunch of road names as I rework everything I buy before it hit...
Canadian National SD60f Build     This build will require an Aristocraft SD45, 2 pieces of aluminum angles 1/16” x 3/4” x 25 1/2”, 3 USA trains SD70 roof fans and DB fan, and lots of styrene.   You will need the SD45 trucks, electrical components, end plates/s...
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This article will show how I plan to add plants to the raised road bed. This is the main reason I built the layout the way I did. Plants seem to bring the whole thing to life. There are 2 ways I do this. In the areas that sit close to the ground, like this part, I just cut a slit in the screen, add ...
Part I Part II Part III      OK when we last left this we had just poured the concrete and had designed the cabinet. As I have read back through the last article much has happened so we will get started. The first order of business was to build the yard cabinet. The idea behin...
Just found an ad for "wow sound" in the latest MRH.  I don't know how i missed this in the previous issues but aparently wow sound has been around for a while. Since my preference in sound has been PHOENIX and these sound every bit as good if not better I thought I would share this for those ...
RE: Ted Doskaris' Vignettes (articles) links Fellow Forum member, Sean McGillicuddy, suggested that links be provided for my articles. Articles include 1/29 scale American standard gauge locos, rolling stock, and turnout (track switch) products from Aristo-Craft, USA Trains, American Main Line (A...
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Ok, so start with removing the 6 screws to seperate the Boiler and Body from the Chassis. careful with a couple of delicates that need pulling out. Remove the black and red wires carefully and all their attachments.  The only wires left should be the power to motor and feedback for the chuff S...