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RMT Extends 50% Off Sale to 01/08/12 – Adds New Sale Items

RMT Extends 50% Off Sale to 01/08/12 – Adds New Sale Items

| December 29, 2011 | 1 Comment

Walter Matuch of RMT has extended the 50% off sale to January 8, 1012 and added new products..

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FasTrack block wiring for holiday and carpet layouts

FasTrack block wiring for holiday and carpet layouts

| December 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s an easy way to have isolated block sections without added wiring.  This is very useful for carpet layouts and Christmas (and other holiday) layouts.  A member of the FasTrack Yahoo! Group posted the idea a while back.  I am putting a post here with pictures.  I made a few of these for my carpet […]

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OGH gets social media!

| December 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

You may notice the new “Subscribe” section in the right rail of our home page.  We’ve added new social media features, including: email updates when we post new articles or other content, handled through Google’s feedburner. ability to follow OGH on Twitter. our new Facebook page.  Automatically updated with our new content, so you can […]

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Lionel Maroon 8 Freshening

Lionel Maroon 8 Freshening

| December 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

One question that many folks ask when delving into Prewar Lionel Collecting is… just what is it going to take to get this locomotive operating again? What I have endeavored to do here is to provide a pictorial reference for performing such a maintenance operation. The subject is a Lionel Electric Trains 1925 Maroon Number 8.  […]

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TCA Museum hits the 21st Century — a new look at a great layout

TCA Museum hits the 21st Century — a new look at a great layout

| November 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

I just received this in a TCA update email, and took it for a spin:  fantastic!  Take a nice long ride on a great Prewar tinplate layout.  Makes a great quick break at work — how can you be worried after that ride? National Toy Train Museum — A Closeup Look Visitors to the Museum […]

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New From Thomas Yorke Enterprises

New From Thomas Yorke Enterprises

| November 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

We found this while poking around for some photos of Tom Yorke projects. Check out this downtown building just released as a limited edition kit. The Borscht Building is a 1/48 scale structure with a 6″ x 8″ footprint.  The kit is offered through Deben, LLC. The price is an eye popping $289.95.  Find more information […]

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New From Miller Engineering

New From Miller Engineering

| November 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

Miller Engineering — those animated sign guys have introduced a number of new products. One of the neat, nostalgic signs is a new “Wonder Bread” animated sign. Nearly 90 years ago, Taggart, an Indianapolis baking company, produced a loaf of bread wrapped in a package with colorful red, blue and yellow balloons and Wonder Bread […]

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Ameritowne/OGR Revives Flag Stop Station

Ameritowne/OGR Revives Flag Stop Station

| November 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

One of the best little kits around is/was the compact Flag Stop Station in the Ameritowne line offered by OGR. If you’ve tried to find one in the past few years you are probably aware the die for this kit was broken and they stopped production. OGR recently announced this great little kit is back […]

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New From Bar Mills – Mooney’s Plumbing

New From Bar Mills – Mooney’s Plumbing

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bar Mills Scale Model Kits are among the most realistic you can find in “our” scales – in this case O & S. They make many kits for the larger scales, but like everything else, they seem to make more for HO & N. A new knock your sox off kit is featured on their […]

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Train Shows and swap meets….

| October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Train Shows and meets… After continuing to attend numerous shows in the last twenty odd years, and dealing with waning desires in the modern 3 rail, or high rail areas, I have been contemplating saving all my entry fees and applying them to the layout.  I was getting tired of seeing the same old stuff […]

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