Posts Tagged ‘Railroader’

Interview with Model Railroader: Mike Hamer

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Mike Hamer speaks about his experience building his Boston and Maine Model Railroad. His unique layout design (Surround Staging) and model building craftsmanship are noteworthy as he demonstrates how you can get a good sized HO Scale Model Railroad into a Bedroom.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Is there a Model Railroader who can help me?

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Question by : Is there a Model Railroader who can help me?
I need answers.I have an HO scale model train with four locomotives and about thirty cars,Evey time I run them they make a couple of trips around the layout and then either jump the track or come uncoupled from each other.I have tried everything I could think of but nothing seems to go right.What can I do?

Best answer:

Answer by Mike1942f
Cars uncoupling or locomotives from each other or cars?
Do the locos each haul a few cars?
It may be then that the motors in each of the locos are producing different speeds from the same voltage and thus the second (or third) in line is pushing the one in front and uncoupling. Normally, the extra locos in HO setups are dummy shells so they look like heavy haulers but don’t have to deal with this problem.
Where are your very light cars and loco shells if you have them? Where are your heavy cars? Do you have any cars that don’t roll freely when you give them a push loose on the track?
It may be that your train is tail heavy or tail dragging and the rear weight is pulling the light cars off the track on the inside of curves.
Of course, your track may be uneven or out of alignment at the joints.

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How to tips for better, more reliable N scale track from Model Railroader

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

In this how-to video from Model Railroader magazine, Managing Editor David Popp shows you some easy techniques for laying derailment-free N scale track on your model train layout. David shows how to cut flex track, work with Peco rail joiners, solder rail joiners, file the joints until they’re smooth, and add feeder wires. Using these techniques on your N scale layout will keep your trains running smoothly and on the track. Most of David’s techniques will work on HO or O scale model railroads also. Then he shows some trains in operation on his N scale Naugatuck Valley New Haven layout.

Model Railroader magazine Piko G Scale train set review

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Model Retailer Editor Hal Miller shows how to set up, wire, and operate this German-made G scale model train set that features an 0-6-0 steam locomotive, two cars, and a circle of track plus a power pack.

Expert Model railroader help!!!?

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Question by Shadow: Expert Model railroader help!!!?
I’m looking for a Baldwin H-6 C&O Mallet Freight Locomotive #1308 HO scale version. I have seen the steam locomotive in videos but i cannot find one for my HO scale freelance layout. This is the one of two steam locomotives I am looking to run. any advice or places i should look?

Best answer:

Answer by T
Brass dealers. A painted Mallet in Brass will likely cost over $ 1000.

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Perfect Gift for ANY Model Railroader!

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Here is a Great hoilday gift to give to that Railroad Buff for the holidays or anytime of year. This is a keychain digital photo album that you can buy practicly anywhere nowadays. The video shows me taking apart the digital photo album and placing inside an HO 50 foot standard boxcar. This will look great if your setting up a train around the tree as you can display family photos and what not looks great and looks great throught the year. Here is the Digital photo Albums on ebay so you can get started on making yours!! I put a song in a background to set the holiday mood for everyone! Song: O Tannenbaum Artist: Vince Guaradldi Trio Album: A Charlie Brown Christmas


Monday, September 5th, 2011

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DCC Made Easy: Digital Command Control for Your Model Railroad (Model Railroader Books)

Monday, September 5th, 2011

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BEWARE OF THE MODEL RAILROADER Hooded (Hoody) T-Shirt with pocket for your Dog or Cat Medium Pink

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

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Realistic Model Railroad Design: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Creating a Unique Operating Layout (Model Railroader)

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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