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Build “Roll-Arounds” for Your Layout

While working in your train layout, it becomes a problem of where to lay tools and materials being used on the layout. I used a standard set of steel storage shelves to make "roll-arounds." ...
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Painting with Testors Dullcote

More Cheap Tricks – Pressure Cooker

The one thing which deters from the realism of any model railroad is shiny surfaces. The easiest way to remove that shine is to overspray the structure or rolling stock with Dullcote. I have had people tell me they don't like to use the small cans because it comes out in an uneven spr...
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Easy Block Detection and 2-Color Signals

Easy Block Detection and 2-Color Signals | Part 3: 2-Color Signals

Model railroad signals typically provide protection against running into an occupied block or running through an improperly aligned turnout. Most model railroads can be signaled using three types of signals: a one-headed block signal, a two-headed interlocking signal, and a one-headed...
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Bob Amsler - The Dispatcher's Desk

Dispatcher’s Desk 2

In order to operate well, a number of important factors must be considered. These factors, which I have borrowed from Allen McClelland, set the stage for your railroad, flavor the pike and exert influence over decisions concerning the railroad. Consider these factors when planning a m...
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