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soccrdad30 - Mon 21 Jul - 21:23

Congratulations to Ed for his 2014 NTS 2nd place Module award!!!

Stonebridge Models - Thu 17 Jul - 05:23

Just added a BUNCH of FT sets on the bay (see link in post below)

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The Japanese animated art of Karikuri is interesting http://vimeo.com/24412432

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Juan, I am in chat if you have time. :)

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They´re here!

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Latest Product Posts

garthah's Avatar
Posted by garthah
Yesterday 15:47
looking for a cheap turntable? http://www.kitwoodhillmodels.com/bra...B47%7D-Nm.html while this says its for Nn3 or Nm the track gauge is 6.5 mm so also good for Z, this platform turntable requires only 1.5 volts to turn so a single AA battery will do the trick and a single toggle switch...
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Posted by garthah
Yesterday 13:05
Rokuhan Buildings Kelley I think it is just the delay in getting there as they have just been released in Japan. They are not available in North America either yet. So far only in Japan at this point in time Hobby Search has them at least and they ship globally with a few...
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Posted by Kelley
Yesterday 07:00
Rokuhan Buildings These are nice buildings and would look right at home in US or Europe. They don´t sell them in Europe yet, and I don´t know why :(
garthah's Avatar
Posted by garthah
22 Jul 2014 21:08
Rokuhan Buildings Click here to see the Photo Album Here is an album of photos on a quick scene I made of the start of a city center main intersection, using these buildings. these buildings are all assembled and fully decorated except for signage, but there is a peel and...
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Posted by garthah
20 Jul 2014 23:05
Rokuhan introduces new starter set with KIHA52 http://www.rokuhan.com/english/news/2014/07/kiha52-type-starter-set.html available in Japan in August
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Posted by TheWag
20 Jul 2014 17:40
Heritage Units!!!!!! Woohoo! The Southern, COG, Penn, and others are es44. Need more pennies!
goobnav's Avatar
Posted by goobnav
20 Jul 2014 17:36
Heritage Units!!!!!! Rob A from AZL confirmed that all NS ES44 heritage units will be produced.

Latest Forum Posts

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Posted by garthah
Yesterday 19:37
connecting turnout controls to controllers the switches used for the Rokuhan turnout control are essentially a spring return to center off two pole double throw type, what you do not see internally is the return to center off, after you have thrown the switch lever, The controller emits a 10 vdc...
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Posted by markm
Yesterday 17:36
connecting turnout controls to controllers I don't think this is quite right. The C002 I have uses a double throw switch. So there should be a resistive current flow after the solenoid does it's thing. I'm guessing the current would be <1mA per turnout. Mark
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Posted by Pig Gap
Yesterday 13:16
connecting turnout controls to controllers Unless you are planning on throwing a extremely large number of switches all at once, there should be no limit to the number of controllers you can connect. The switches operate from momentary switch which send a very short "burst" of electricity to make to...
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Posted by garthah
22 Jul 2014 15:51
connecting turnout controls to controllers The C002 controller are designed to connect to each other, or to a Rokuhan Controller. I do not know the current limitation of the AC terminals on your Marklin controller, and I do not know what other items you have connected to these terminals, so I can...
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Posted by GNFan
22 Jul 2014 14:45
Cleveland National Train show photos 2014 My photos of the show are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/31080552@N02/sets/72157645855208395 MKS
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Posted by zscaleal
22 Jul 2014 13:49
connecting turnout controls to controllers How many can you physically attach to one Marklin power pack?
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Posted by garthah
22 Jul 2014 13:14
connecting turnout controls to controllers http://www.rokuhan.com/english/products/accessories/ The accessory cable is A010 it is two wires has the correct plug on the end to connect with turnout control, and two bare ends that you connect to AC accessory terminals on the Marklin controller. This...

Buy/Sell/Trade Posts

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Posted by Socalz44
05 Jul 2014 16:07
Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Looks like good stuff to me. Good luck. Jim
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Posted by Stonebridge Models
21 Jun 2014 20:42
Assorted Z For Sale! Most of our Z scale rolling stock is now up on ebay with huge discounts and FREE Shipping!! Lots have flown out of here already but I have added tons more. Check it out! Much of it is out of production...
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Posted by Mr.JA
27 Apr 2014 04:55
Re: Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Everything is now listed on eBay. Have a look! Z for sale
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Posted by Mr.JA
21 Apr 2014 06:56
Marklin D&RGW Mogul and Diamond Special Set Please contact me directly about these... frenchiefrogz@gmail.com The IC Diamond Special Set has been converted to Magne-Matic couplers and trucks with metal wheels. IMG_2244.JPG IMG_2330.JPG

Latest Contest Posts

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Posted by southernnscale
22 May 2014 22:01
Re: Choo Choo room complete. Contest Results so where are all the finished work with all the trainz! The post is here and just wasting space it would be nice to see some completed Photo's for those of us who never gets down there to see it in person! work shop and out side with all the yard work you did...
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Posted by thomasc600
14 Dec 2013 18:13
Re: Choo Choo room complete. Contest Results looks great kids we still don't have tree up yet just back Disney boat
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