Battery locomotive components from left to right: Battery, Low Battery Alarm, DRS1 reciever

Deadrail for Free-mo

Did a quick video of the new setup of an HO scale Deadrail System.┬áDeadrail is when there is no power to the rails and the trains run on batteries. First tests look VERY promising. I plan on trying a series of tests on the Free-mo setup at the National Train…

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The 4×8 Layout – A Right of Passage for the Model Railroad Rookie

I have been a model railroader for many years. My first layout was the classic 4×8 sheet of plywood. It was placed on top of an old pool table that was no longer used. I built several track arrangements on the surface and learned a lot about what works and…

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