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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. 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.

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 to see the full selection and place your order. If you have any questions, contact 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.