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Small Layout Meet 2017

The 2017 Small Layout Meet was a success once again. It seems each year it grows a little more. This years venue moved to the…

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Small Layout Meet 2017

The Small Layout Meet is Back! June 10, 2017, 10AM – 4PM Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation, INC 12505 C.R. 99 Findlay, OH 45840 Same people,…

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PESHEKEE RIVER RAILROAD II – Learning from mistakes

Sometimes you just have to learn the hard way. My original Peshekee River Railroad design located  the layout in my basement workshop. Now I do…

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Switching Challenge Room Dimensions
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Layout Design Journal 2016 Switching Operation Challenge

If you have a passion for fiddling with track and switching, this might be the thing for you. The Model Railroad Layout Design SIG (LDSIG) is…

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If we did not make mistakes we would never learn anything

This months article on building legs includes a couple mistakes or where I did not follow the original design. We have to realize that making…

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BUILDING A FREE-MO MODULE – Part II #modelrailroad #fremo

This month we will take a look at building the legs for our Free-mo module. As I stated in prior articles (FREE-MO MODULE DESIGN and BUILDING A…

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The Boat Yard

This week I started a new Free-mo module set called the Boat Yard. The design was a few years in the making. I was inspired…

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DeadRail System Comparison

After a (sometimes fierce) debate about available systems for DeadRail on the Yahoo DeadRail Group, I decided to look and compare them for myself. This…

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Layout Spotlight – Great Lakes HOn30 Modular Group

Each year the Crossroads Village and Huckleberry Railroad holds Railfan Weekend. This year I was able to attend and be part of the SE Michigan Free-mo layout…

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Get Involved – Presenting is a Lot of Fun

I enjoy modeling but since I stopped being a lone wolf, I have begun to enjoy the hobby more than ever before. Since joining the…

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