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Tunnels Are Boring

Posted on June 17th, 2017, by Michael Rountree

Where my main line enters a helix between Oxmore and Trellisville, I needed to dress up the entry and exit as tunnel portals. In the past I’ve just used a portal casting and nothing else, but it doesn’t look realistic to not see the walls of the bored out tunnel behind the portal. I decided to fabricate some liners for the first few inches of track, and this is how I did it.

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Revising Winchester Yard

Posted on February 26th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently I decided that it was about time to take the plunge, and go ahead and re-lay some of the track in the area around the depot and yard lead in Winchester.

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Feeders on Joiners

Posted on March 17th, 2011, by Mike

I have decided to solder feeders to the bottoms of every rail joiner I use, as opposed to trying to solder feeders directly to the rails themselves. Here’s my method.


Ground Throws for Atlas Switches

Posted on March 14th, 2011, by Mike

The True-Scale Ground Throws that I developed for my Micro-Engineering turnouts work fine, but not for Atlas brand Code 55 turnouts. Why? Because the throwbar of the Atlas switch is not sprung in any way, and needs to be connected to something that will hold the points in place.

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True-Scale Ground Throws

Posted on July 20th, 2010, by Mike

I had the thought, why not just use the switchstand casting as a knob, connected by an actual throwbar to the points? Ultimately, this is a pretty simple yet effective way to handle turnout control!

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