Atlas’s code 55 track line is great, except when it isn’t. The various internal wiring in the switches that transmits power to the closure rails sometimes fails, leaving ugly unpowered sections right where you don’t want them. A line of conductive paint solves this problem quickly and easily.
A few years ago my friend Dave turned me onto some lights on Amazon that were just what the doctor ordered for various household and modeling lighting needs. They’re cheap, light, and flexible when it comes to mounting.
This is information for and from my presentation about TrainCrew at the 2022 MARPM Event.
I loved this photo I took on Brian’s Niles Tower layout so much that I had to do something with it.
The return of the Altoona N Scale weekend was a great success and the best one yet.
One of the best running N scale layouts I’ve operated on uses under the table slide switches for turnout control. It inspired me to do the same on my “New NCR” layout. This is how I do it.
Secondary tracks do not share the well maintained look of “out of the box” flex track. It’s relatively easy, if a bit laborious, to replicate this look.
I’m working on finishing up a model of Conrail 3278, a patched ex-Reading GP40-2 and I needed to make number boards for it. Decaling them sucks, so I decided to just print some up and install those. In order to do that I needed to get the dimensions. Since I couldn’t find them quickly while Googling […]
November 2021 update: I’ve added a link to my open sourced Conrail Engine VSD pack. Virtual Sound Decoders bring sound cheaply and easily to N scale models. In this article, I’ll get started talking about my discoveries around them.
I should be laying track. I should be laying track. I should be laying track. Instead I’m applying more pastels to cars.